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Jan de Hartog (I) (1914–2002)

The son of a minister, de Hartog ran away to sea twice in his boyhood. Later, after attending the Netherlands Naval College, he went back to sea as a sailor. During this time he wrote detective stories and then a popular novel about tugboat crews titled "Holland's Glory". During the Nazi occupation he found sanctuary in a house in Amsterdam. After... See full bio »

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Known For

The Four Poster
The Key
The Key Writer
Skipper Next to God
The Spiral Road


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 1983 I Do! I Do! (TV Movie) (play "The Fourposter")
 1977-1978 Hollands glorie (TV Series) (novel - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1978) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.11 (1978) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.10 (1978) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.9 (1978) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.8 (1978) ... (novel)
 1977 Het hemelbed (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Le ciel de lit (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 The Little Ark (novel)
 1968 Bracna postelja (TV Movie)
 1966 Het hemelbed (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 The Four-Poster (TV Movie)
 1963 Das Himmelbett (TV Movie)
 1963 Családi ágy (TV Movie)
 1962 The Spiral Road (book and play "Godsgeuzen")
 1962 Lisa (novel "The Dutch Policeman")
 1961 Das Riesenrad (play "The Four Poster")
 1961 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play "The Fourposter" - 1 episode)
- The Four Poster (1961) ... (play "The Fourposter")
 1960 De ondergang van de vrijheid (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Het hemelbed (TV Movie)
 1959 The Four Poster (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 The Key (novel "Stella")
 1958 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Leito Nupcial (1958)
  ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Fourposter (1958) ... (playwright)
- Skipper Next to God (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Schiff ohne Hafen (TV Movie) (novel "Schipper naast God")
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Fourposter (1955) ... (play)
 1955 Himmelsengen (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 The Fourposter (TV Movie) (play)
 1952 The Four Poster (play "The Fourposter") / (screenplay)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Skipper Next to God (1951) ... (play)
 1951 Skipper Next to God (play) / (screenplay)
 1949 Death of a Rat (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Death of a Rat (TV Movie) (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Fourposter," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.


Won Broadway's 1952 Tony Award as Best Play for "The Fourposter."

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