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Wolf Mankowitz (1924–1998)


Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Wolf Mankowitz was one of Britain's most prolific and successful writers. Once dubbed "the rising hope of British musical theatre," he lived an extravagant lifestyle, which included three luxury homes, although he was frequently in trouble with the taxman. Born in London's East End, his father Solomon was a ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in County Cork, Ireland

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 1984 Almonds and Raisins (Documentary) (treatment)
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Have a Nice Death (1984) ... (dramatisation)
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Memories (1976) ... (written by)
- Angel (1976) ... (written by)
- Nightmare (1976) ... (written by)
- Magic (1976) ... (written by)
- Dreams (1976) ... (written by)
 1973 Sutjeska (writer)
 1973 The Hireling (writer)
 1972 Treasure Island (adapted for the screen by)
 1971 The Hero (screenplay)
 1971 Black Beauty (screenplay)
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie) (book of musical play)
 1969 The Assassination Bureau (additional dialogue)
 1968 Die Pickwickier (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Doctor Faustus (co-writer - uncredited)
 1967 Casino Royale (screenplay)
 1967 The 25th Hour
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Make Me an Offer (1966) ... (writer)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1966) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Battersea Miracle (1966) ... (writer)
- The Model Marriage (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1966 Where the Spies Are (screenplay)
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Cure for Tin Ear (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Bongo Boy (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Dr. No (treatment - uncredited)
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire (written for the screen by)
 1961 Jungle Fighters (screenplay)
 1960 The Millionairess (screenplay)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (screenplay)
 1959 Expresso Bongo (play) / (written by)
  Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) (based on an idea by - 24 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (book "The ABC of Show Business" - 24 episodes, 1956 - 1957)
- X, Y and Z (1959) ... (based on an idea by)
- W (1959) ... (based on an idea by)
- V (1959) ... (based on an idea by)
- U (1959) ... (based on an idea by)
- T (1959) ... (based on an idea by)
 1959 Wednesday Magazine (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 March 1959 (1959) ... (story)
  Theatre Night (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode, 1958) (play - 1 episode, 1958)
- Expresso Bongo (1958) ... (original story) / (play)
 1958 The Killing Stones (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- The Bankrupting of Hammerman (1958) ... (script)
- The Retirement of De Haan (1958) ... (script)
- The Homecoming of Coetze (1958) ... (script)
- The Fearfulness of Desai (1958) ... (script)
- The Holiness of Ant Eater (1958) ... (script)
 1958 East End, West End (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... (writer)
 1956 Trapeze (uncredited)
 1955 It Should Happen to a Dog (TV Movie)
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie)
 1955 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short) (by) / (screenplay)
 1955 Make Me an Offer (additional dialogue) / (novel)
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings (based on the book by) / (screenplay)
 1954 Playbill (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Bespoke Overcoat (1954) ... (adaptation)
 1954 The Bespoke Overcoat (TV Short) (adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Expresso Bongo," was performed at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Millicent Martin, Victor Spinetti, Barry Cryer, Susan Hampshire, and Charles Gray in the cast. William Chappell was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Wolf Manowitz
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Trivia:

After working with Peter Sellers on "The Waltz Of The Toreadors", Mankowitz joined forces with the actor in an independent film company called Sellers-Mankowitz Productions, and they announced, as their first production, a comedy film to be entitled "Memoirs Of A Cross-Eyed Man". But the unpredictable Sellers went cold on the idea and found he had little fondness for the duties and ... See more »

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