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Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945)

Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social conscience (Dreiser was a socialist in a time when ... See full bio »

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 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series) (inspired by: "The Hand" - 1 episode)
- The Substitute (1996) ... (inspired by: "The Hand")
 1982 Hi no ataru basho (TV Movie) (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1980 Nakaw na pag-ibig (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1980 Amerikietiska tragedija (TV Mini-Series) (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1976 Americká tragédia (TV Mini-Series) (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1970 The Window (novel)
 1962 Una tragedia americana (TV Mini-Series) (novel "An American Tragedy" - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1959 Um Lugar ao Sol (TV Series) (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1956 V pasti (TV Movie) (novel)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (novel "An American Tragedy" - 1 episode)
- A Place in the Sun (1954) ... (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1952 Carrie (novel "Sister Carrie")
 1951 A Place in the Sun (novel "An American Tragedy")
 1942 My Gal Sal (story "My Brother Paul from book "Twelve Men"")
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt (novel)
 1931 An American Tragedy (novel)
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 1926/II Camille (Short)
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He sued Paramount Pictures over Josef von Sternberg's adaptation of his "An American Tragedy" (1931), forcing the studio to put back deleted scenes to make it conform better to his novel. After seeing a preview of Paramount's Jennie Gerhardt (1933), based upon his eponymous 1911 novel, he was so pleased that he sent a telegram ... See more »

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8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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(About Hollywood in 1931) Just a small town with notions.


Famously slapped Sinclair Lewis several times at a party in 1931 after Lewis refused to recant his accusation that Dreiser's book "Dreiser Looks at Russia" contained sentences copied almost verbatim from "The New Russia", which was written by Lewis' wife, Dorothy Thompson. See more »

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