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John Collier (I) (1901–1980)

British novelist, poet and occasional screenwriter, John Henry Noyes Collier was best known as the author of macabre or bizarre short stories with trick endings, akin to those of Roald Dahl. The most widely read of these were published under the title "Fancies and Goodnights" in 1951, winning Collier the inaugural International Fantasy Award and ... See full bio »

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 1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Anniversary Gift (1987) ... (story)
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1980 - 1985) (writer - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1984)
- In the Cards (1985) ... (story)
- Bird of Prey (1984) ... (story)
- Wet Saturday (1984) ... (writer)
- Youth from Vienna (1983) ... (story)
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1981) ... (writer)
 1973 Some Call It Loving (short story "Sleeping Beauty")
 1970 Nattmagasinet (TV Movie) (original story)
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Eve (1968) ... (story)
 1966 Evening Primrose (TV Movie) (story)
 1965 The War Lord (screenplay)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Magic Shop (1964) ... (teleplay)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1961)
- I Spy (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Maria (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Anniversary Gift (1959) ... (story)
- None Are So Blind (1956) ... (story)
- De Mortuis (1956) ... (story)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... (story)
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode)
- The Chaser (1960) ... (based on the short story by)
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Royal Suite (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1958 The Fountain of Youth (TV Short) (story "Youth from Vienna")
 1955 I Am a Camera
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Concerning Death (1955) ... (story)
 1953 The Story of Three Loves (segments "The Jealous Lover", "Equilibrium")
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sketchbook (1953)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series) (story "Bird of Prey" - 1 episode)
- Birds of Prey (1952) ... (story "Bird of Prey")
 1951 The African Queen (uncredited)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- De Mortuis (1951) ... (story)
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Duet for Two Actors (1951) ... (story)
 1946-1950 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (1950) ... (story)
- De Mortuis (1946) ... (story)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (writer)
 1946 Deception
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover (screenplay)
 1937 Elephant Boy (screenplay)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett (screenplay)

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His great-grandfather was physician to King William IV.

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