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Gustave Field (1896–2012)

Film and television writer Gustave Field was born Gustave Hirchfeld in New York City in 1907 to immigrant parents. At 17 he became a newspaper photographer, and he was the only one allowed to take a photograph of Albert Einstein upon Einstein's arrival in the US to take his position at Princeton University in New Jersey (the bright flashes cameras... See full bio »


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The Sunshine Patriot
Flight to Hong Kong
Gunsmoke Writer


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 1976 Baretta (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Blood Bond (1976) ... (written by)
  The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1975) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Winning Smile (1975) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Look Alike (1975) ... (story)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Vanishing Image (1974) ... (written by)
  The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- An Inalienable Right to Die (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All the World and God (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
  12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Hollow Man (1966) ... (written by)
- The Idolator (1965) ... (story)
 1965-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) ... (written by)
- Bad Lady from Brookline (1965) ... (written by)
 1964 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The General and the Sergeant (1964) ... (written by)
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Whose Hand at My Throat? (1963) ... (written by)
- Step Over the Sky (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Man in an Hourglass (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong (story)
 1948 Test Tube Babies (assistant director)

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Served as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in the Pacific during World War II. In 1945 his aircraft was sent on a secret mission over Japan to escort the new B-29 Stratofortress bombers. He was given a camera and told to photograph "anything unusual". He did see something "unusual" and shot it, and it became some of the most famous film footage ever--the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, ... See more »

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