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Paul Dehn (I) (1912–1976)

Paul Dehn's show-business career began in 1936 as a movie reviewer for several London newspapers. He later wrote plays, operettas and musicals for the stage. Dehn's first screenplay, for Seven Days to Noon (1950), garnered him an Oscar. He later wrote everything from James Bond films to entries in the "Planet of the Apes" series, and also was a ... See full bio »


(age 63)

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (screenplay)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1967 The Taming of the Shrew (screenplay)
 1967 The Night of the Generals (adapted for the screen by) / (additional dialogue)
 1966 The Deadly Affair (screenplay)
 1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (screenplay)
 1964 Goldfinger (screenplay)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- A Woman of No Importance (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1960 A Place for Gold (Documentary short) (commentary writer)
 1958 Orders to Kill (screenplay)
 1956 On Such a Night (Short) (screenplay)
 1951 Waters of Time (Documentary short)
 1950 Seven Days to Noon (original story)
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Other Works:

Bernard and his musical, "Virtue in Danger", was performed at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with with 'John Moffatt (I), 'Barry Ingham', Patricia Routledge, Alan Howard and Patsy Byrne in the cast. See more »

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In 1943-1944 he was chief instructor at Camp X in Ontario. His wartime experience helped him write screenplays for films like "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" and "Goldfinger". See more »

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