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Alistair MacLean (1922–1987)

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He wrote many best-selling action novels that were turned into often successful movies. When asked to comment on why his stories were so popular he remarked that he always wrote stories that were visual. Since they were easy to imagine when the books were read, they were easy to film. See more trivia »

Died:

(age 64) in Munich, Germany

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 1996 The Way to Dusty Death (TV Movie) (novel)
 1995 Detonator II: Night Watch (TV Movie) (story)
 1989 River of Death (novel "River of Death")
 1980 The Hostage Tower (TV Movie) (novel) / (story)
 1979 Bear Island (based on the novel by)
 1978 Force 10 from Navarone (novel)
 1977 Golden Rendezvous (novel "The Golden Rendezvous" - uncredited)
 1975 Breakheart Pass (novel) / (screenplay)
 1974 Caravan to Vaccares (novel)
 1972 Fear Is the Key (novel)
 1971 Puppet on a Chain (novel) / (screenplay)
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay - as Alistair Maclean)
 1968 Where Eagles Dare (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Ice Station Zebra (novel)
 1965 The Satan Bug (novel - as Ian Stuart)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone (novel - as Alistair Maclean)
 1961 The Secret Ways (novel "The Secret Ways")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Breakheart Pass" (1974) (filmed as Breakheart Pass (1975)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Alistair Maclean | Ian Stuart
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Buried a few yards from Richard Burton in Celigny, Switzerland. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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