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Alec Coppel (1907–1972)

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Australian playwright, novelist and screenwriter, usually of mysteries, thrillers and light romantic comedies. Formerly worked in advertising. Was director and co-founder of Whitehall Productions at the Minerva Theatre in Sydney's King's Cross (1937-50). Also had hit plays produced on Broadway and the London West End.

Died:

(age 64) in London, England, UK

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 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Man About a Dog (1972) ... (story)
 1971 Jo (play "The Gazebo")
 1971 A Kiss Is Just a Kiss (TV Movie)
 1971 The Statue (play "Chip, Chip, Chip")
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (play) / (writer)
 1965 Moment to Moment (story "Laughs with a Stranger")
 1964 Der Aussichtsturm (TV Movie)
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- One Step Down (1963) ... (story)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (first draft - uncredited)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Dark Pool (1963) ... (story and teleplay)
 1962 Swordsman of Siena (screenplay)
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- The Man in the Royal Suite (1960) ... (story)
- The Beatniques (1959) ... (story)
- The Prime Minister (1959) ... (story)
 1959 The Gazebo (play "The Gazebo") / (story)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Man on a Bicycle (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Vertigo (screenplay)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Contest of Ladies (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1957-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- Together (1958) ... (story)
- The Diplomatic Corpse (1957) ... (story)
- I Killed the Count: Part 3 (1957) ... (story)
- I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957) ... (story)
- I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) ... (story)
  Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (story - 1 episode, 1957)
- Guests for Dinner (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Circumstantial (1957) ... (story)
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Killed the Count (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 To Catch a Thief (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1954 The Black Knight (original screenplay)
 1954 Hell Below Zero (screenplay)
 1953 The Captain's Paradise (story) / (writer)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Exile (1952) ... (story)
 1952 Mr. Denning Drives North (novel) / (screenplay)
 1951 No Highway in the Sky (screen play)
 1949 The Hidden Room (book "A Man About A Dog") / (screenplay)
 1948 Brass Monkey (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 Woman Hater (story)
 1948 I Killed the Count (TV Movie)
 1939 Just Like a Woman (writer)
 1939 Who Is Guilty? (play "I Killed the Count")
 1939 Over the Moon (writer)
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Stage: Wrote "The Gazebo", produced on Broadway. Comedy/mystery. From a story by Myra Coppel and Alec Coppel. Minuet by Zoya Leporska. Production Design and Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Jerome Chodorov. Lyceum Theatre: 12 Dec 1958-27 Jun 1959 (218 performances). Cast: Jayne Meadows (as "Nell Nash"), Walter Slezak (as "... See more »
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Australian playwright, novelist and screenwriter, usually of mysteries, thrillers and light romantic comedies. Formerly worked in advertising. Was director and co-founder of Whitehall Productions at the Minerva Theatre in Sydney's King's Cross (1937-50). Also had hit plays produced on Broadway and the London West End.

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