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Paul Monash (1917–2003)

Scriptwriter Paul Monash, the son of silent film actress Rhoda Melrose, was born in New York on June 14, 1917. Although he was more interested in writing the Great American Novel, he wrote scripts for the early days of television, including the pilot for 'The Untouchables', which he also produced, and the hit soap Peyton Place (1964), which ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1998 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (TV Movie) (story - segment "Aart and Johtje Vos") / (teleplay - segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie) (teleplay) / (television story)
 1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993 Killer Rules (TV Movie) (written by)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie) (written by)
 1984 V (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Liberation Day (1984) ... (written by)
 1979 Salem's Lot (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle (screenplay)
 1964-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series) (series adapted for television - 514 episodes)
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... (series adapted for television)
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... (series adapted for television)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... (series adapted for television)
- Episode #5.51 (1969) ... (series adapted for television)
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... (series adapted for television)
  Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (48 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967)
- Visitation (1969) ... (creator)
- Runaway (1969) ... (creator)
- The View from the Ivy Tower (1969) ... (creator)
- An Elephant in a Cigar Box (1969) ... (creator)
- The Holy Ground: The Killers - Part 2 (1969) ... (creator)
 1968 Braddock (TV Movie)
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Follow the Leader (1964) ... (uncredited)
  Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (25 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (writer - 2 episodes, 1961) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1961) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... (creator)
- The Left Side of Canada (1962) ... (creator)
- Women of Silure (1962) ... (creator)
- A Creature Lurks in Ambush (1962) ... (creator)
- Inside Track (1962) ... (creator)
 1961 The Lawbreakers (written by)
  The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Fighter (1961) ... (writer)
- The Lady and the Lawyer (1961) ... (story and teleplay)
  Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Untouchables: Part 2 (1959) ... (adaptation)
- The Untouchables: Part 1 (1959) ... (adaptation)
- Debut (1958) ... (writer)
 1959 The Scarface Mob (TV Movie) (written by)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series) (story adaption - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1959) ... (story adaption)
  Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Afternoon of the Beast (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Guy in Ward 4 (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Silent Night (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cape Canaveral Story (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 The Gun Runners (screenplay)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (script - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1956)
- Nightmare at Ground Zero (1958) ... (script)
- The Death of Manolete (1957) ... (script)
- The Helen Morgan Story (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Country Husband (1956) ... (written by)
 1958 Touch of Evil (additional scenes - uncredited)
 1958 The Safecracker (writer)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (story "The Singin' Idol")
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1957)
- No Boat for Four Months (1958) ... (screenplay)
- The Lonely Wizard (1957) ... (adaptation)
 1957 Bailout at 43,000 (written by)
 1956-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Singin' Idol (1957) ... (written by)
- Boy in a Cage (1956) ... (written by)
 1956-1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Testimonial of a Soldier (1957) ... (written by)
- The White Kepi (1957) ... (written by)
- The Sword of Truth (1956) ... (written by)
- The Stripes of Sergeant Schweiger (1956) ... (written by)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Outpost (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shadow Outside (1956) ... (writer)
  Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Spin a Tangled Web (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Deadly Gift (1956) ... (writer)
- The Strange Event at Roman Fall (1956) ... (writer)
- The Sorcerer (1956) ... (writer)
  Big Town (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- Hung Jury (1956) ... (written by)
- Gambling Syndicate (1955) ... (teleplay)
  Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1955)
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) ... (writer)
- Sailor on Horseback (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Blow Up at Cortland (1955) ... (written by)
- Stan, the Killer (1952) ... (written by)
  Danger (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Menace from the East (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Cornered (1954) ... (writer)
- Five Minutes to Die (1953) ... (writer)
- Return Flight (1953) ... (writer)
- Last Stop Before Albany (1953) ... (writer)
 1954 The Big Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953-1954 Suspense (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1954) ... (writer)
- Needle in a Haystack (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Atom Squad (TV Series) (writer)
  Foreign Intrigue (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (writer - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Villardo Legend (1953) ... (story)
- The Perfect Plan (1952) ... (story)
- The Living Corpse (1952) ... (story)
- Sun Lamp (1952) ... (story)
- The Radio Message (1952) ... (writer)
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Produced a unsold western pilot starring Richard Chamberlain called, "The Paradise Kid". See more »
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Received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in television from the Writers Guild of America West in 2000. See more »

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