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Bernard Gordon (1918–2007)

Bernard Gordon was born on October 29, 1918 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for 55 Days at Peking (1963), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) and The Day of the Triffids (1962). He was married to Jean Lewin. He died on May 11, 2007 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

55 Days at Peking
Circus World
Circus World Writer


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 1981 Surfacing
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java (written by)
 1967 Custer of the West (written by)
 1964 Circus World (story - front Philip Yordan)
 1964 The Thin Red Line (screenplay)
 1963 Cry of Battle (writer)
 1963 55 Days at Peking (screenplay)
 1962 The Day of the Triffids (screenplay - front Philip Yordan)
 1958 The Case Against Brooklyn (screenplay - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1957 Escape from San Quentin (written by - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1957 Chicago Confidential (screenplay - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1957 Hellcats of the Navy (screenplay - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1957 The Man Who Turned to Stone (written by - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau (screenplay - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (screenplay - originally as Raymond T. Marcus)
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid (screen story - front John T. Williams) / (screenplay - front John T. Williams)
 1953 Crime Wave (adaptation)
 1953 The Lawless Breed (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Hollywood Exile, or How I Learned to Love the Blacklist," University of Texas Press, 1999. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Raymond T. Marcus

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Personal Quote:

[1997 interview in the New York Times] The action by the guild [restoring some of his writing credits] comes about 40 years too late to help my Hollywood career. I sure am angry at the way I was treated by all the major studios. They blacklisted me, and I couldn't get any work in this damn town.


He was subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was never called, but an acquaintance named him before the committee, and he was fired from a studio and blacklisted. See more »

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