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 1986 Corps et biens (novel "Tendre femelle")
 1966 Poor and Proud (screenplay "The Young Philadelphians" - uncredited)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Return of the Quicks (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Robrioz Ring (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Hands of Danofrio (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- New Man in the Precinct (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Murder on Order (1961) ... (writer)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (story - 1 episode, 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- A Slight Touch of Venom (1961) ... (story)
- The Paper Killer (1961) ... (teleplay)
- The Human Touch (1961) ... (teleplay)
- The Dark Divide (1960) ... (writer)
- Runaway (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Family Skeleton (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Hit and Run (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Marquessa (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Flight from an Empire (1959) ... (story)
 1959 The Young Philadelphians (screenplay)
  Sugarfoot (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Vultures (1959) ... (writer)
- The Twister (1959) ... (writer)
- Quicksilver (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Last Man (1959) ... (story)
  Cheyenne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- Ghost of the Cimarron (1958) ... (writer)
- Border Affair (1957) ... (writer)
- Fury at Rio Hondo (1956) ... (written by)
 1957-1958 Colt .45 (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Ghost Town (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Rebellion (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- So That's Who It Was (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Conflict (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1957) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Velvet Cage (1957) ... (writer)
- Man from 1997 (1956) ... (screenplay)
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- No Fancy Cowboys (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Pipeline to Danger (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Danger Sisters (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Strange World (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Studio 57 (TV Series) (teleplay - 10 episodes, 1954 - 1956) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1954) (story - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Regulators (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Waterhole (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Diagnosis of a Selfish Lady (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Stalking Horse (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Center Ring (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Over-Exposed (screen play)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Unfaithful (1956) ... (original screenplay)
  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1953 - 1955) (original story - 1 episode, 1954) (screenplay and original story - 1 episode, 1954) (original story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1953)
- Stake My Life (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Longest Legs in the Show (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Santa's Old Suit (1954)
- Sal (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Grenadine (1954) ... (original story) / (teleplay)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Key in the Lock (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes)
- The Eye Witness Who Wouldn't See (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Green and Gold String (1953) ... (teleplay)
- Night of Fear (1953) ... (teleplay)
- Burden of Guilt (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1951-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 6 episodes)
- The Snake (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Lady Wears a Star (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Sheriff (1952) ... (teleplay)
- The Imposter (1952) ... (teleplay)
- The Living Thing (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1953 All I Desire (screenplay)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- False Witness (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1952 Affair in Trinidad (screen play)
 1951 Two of a Kind (screen play)
 1950 Harriet Craig (screenplay)
 1947 The Unfaithful (original screenplay)
 1947 Born to Kill (based on the novel by)
 1943 Lady of Burlesque (screenplay)

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