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Ian McLellan Hunter (1915–1991)

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He agreed to "front" for Dalton Trumbo, the real author of Roman Holiday (1953), because Trumbo was blacklisted. Hunter passed along a portion of the money he "earned" for writing the film to Trumbo, but he kept the screenwriting Oscar, which the Academy awarded to him without having any idea that they were really honoring a blacklistee. Shortly ... See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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 1987 Roman Holiday (TV Movie) (story - front for Dalton Trumbo)
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Part 3 (1982) ... (teleplay)
- Part 2 (1982) ... (teleplay)
 1979 You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie)
 1976 Mastermind
 1972 The Outside Man (original scenario)
 1969 A Dream of Kings (as Ian Hunter)
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1967 Monsieur Lecoq (co-writer)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Murder for Infinity (1967) ... (written by)
  Seaway (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- Mutiny (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Bonhomme Richard (1965) ... (writer)
- 34th Man (1965) ... (writer - as Samuel B. West)
  The Defenders (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Siege (1964) ... (teleplay)
- The Seal of Confession (1963) ... (written by)
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hideout (1964) ... (as Samuel B. West)
 1963 Captain Sindbad (written by - originally as Samuel B. West)
  The Four Just Men (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Man in the Royal Suite (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Deadly Capsule (1959) ... (story - as Samuel B. West)
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Elixir of Youth (1958) ... (screenplay - as Samuel B. West)
- The Crusaders (1958) ... (screenplay - as Samuel B. West)
- The Profiteer (1958) ... (screenplay - as Samuel B. West)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- The Sicillian (1957) ... (screenplay - as Samuel B. West)
- Choice of Weapons (1957) ... (screenplay - as Samuel B. West)
 1953 Roman Holiday (screenplay)
 1952 Beulah (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Waltz (1952) ... (written by)
 1950 A Woman of Distinction (story)
 1950 Eye Witness (screenplay - as Ian Hunter)
 1948 The Amazing Mr. X (screenplay)
 1944 Show Business (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas (original screenplay)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous (story)
 1941 Footlight Fever (screenplay)
 1941 Arkansas Judge (adaptation - as Ina Hunter)
 1940 Second Chorus (screenplay)
 1939 Escape to Paradise (story)
 1939 Meet Dr. Christian (screenplay)
 1939 Fisherman's Wharf (screenplay by - as Ian Hunter)
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Alternate Names:

Ian Hunter | Ina Hunter | Ian Hunter McClellan | Samuel B. West
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Came to America with his parents when a teenager. See more »

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Leo

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