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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.

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Vertigo
Vertigo Writer
(1958)
The Hidden Room
(1949)
The Gazebo
The Gazebo Writer
(1959)

Filmography

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 1995 Une femme dans les bras, un cadavre sur le dos (TV Movie) (play "The Gazebo")
 1972 ITV Saturday 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 (screenplay) / (story "Laughs with a Stranger")
 1964 Der Aussichtsturm (TV Movie) (novel "The Gazebo")
 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)
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Gazebo (1960) ... (play)
 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)
 1951 Mr. Denning Drives North (novel) / (screenplay)
 1951 Two on the Tiles (uncredited)
 1951 No Highway in the Sky (screen play)
 1951/II Smart Alec (by)
 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 (scenario)
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Other Works:

His play, "I Killed the Count," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ian Keith and Frances Helm in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors. 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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