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Samuel Ornitz (1890–1957)

Samuel Ornitz, a novelist and screenwriter best remembered now as as one of the "Hollywood Ten" of accused communists who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and was blacklisted, was born on November 15, 1890 in New York, New York, at the height of the Progressive Era of American politics. His father was a prosperous dry-goods... See full bio »

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 1945 China's Little Devils (as Sam Ornitz)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence (adaptation)
 1944 They Live in Fear (as Sam Ornitz)
 1940 Three Faces West (original screenplay)
 1939 Miracle on Main Street (writer)
 1938 Little Orphan Annie (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 Army Girl (screenplay)
 1938 King of the Newsboys (story)
 1937 It Could Happen to You! (screenplay)
 1937 The Hit Parade (screenplay)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary (screenplay) / (story)
 1936 Fatal Lady
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen (screenplay)
 1935 Mark of the Vampire (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1934 Imitation of Life (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1933 One Man's Journey (screen play - as Sam Ornitz)
 1933 The Great Jasper (writer)
 1932 Secrets of the French Police (screen play)
 1932 Men of America (screen play)
 1932 Hell's Highway (by)
 1932 Thirteen Women (screen play)
 1930 The Sins of the Children (adaptation)
 1929 Chinatown Nights (story "Tong War")
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith (Short) (story)
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