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Paul Jarrico (1915–1997)

Producer and screenwriter who, among many in his craft labeled in the late 1940's and early 1950's as 'subversive' by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities, was blacklisted, Jarrico in the prime of his career. His name was left out of the credits of most American films that he wrote during the 50's and 60's, and in others replaced by ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Thousands Cheer
Tom, Dick and Harry
The Search
The Search Writer
Not Wanted
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 1988 Messenger of Death (screenplay)
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Promised Land (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Who Killed Johnny R.? (as Peter Achilles)
 1965-1966 Seaway (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Rx for Murder (1966) ... (writer)
- Ghost Ship (1966) ... (writer)
- Over the Falls (1966) ... (writer)
- The Provocative Mademoiselle (1965) ... (writer)
- What the Rats Knew (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Treasure of the Aztecs (uncredited)
 1962 All Night Long (written by - originally as Peter Achilles)
 1960 5 Branded Women (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1958 The Girl Most Likely (screenplay - originally uncredited) / (story - originally uncredited)
 1952 The Paris Express (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 The White Tower (screenplay)
 1949 Not Wanted (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 The Search (additional dialogue)
 1946 Little Giant (story)
 1944 The Heavenly Body (uncredited)
 1944 Song of Russia (screenplay)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (screenplay) / (story "Private Miss Jones")
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 Men of the Timberland (story)
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask (screenplay)
 1939 Beauty for the Asking (screen play)
 1938 The Little Adventuress (story)
 1938 No Time to Marry (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Peter Achilles

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 293-294. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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