His play, "12 Angry Men," was performed at the Queen's Theatre in London, England, with Leo Genn
, Walter Fitzgerald, Robert Urquhart
and Arnold Ridley in the cast.
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[about his inspiration for 12 Angry Men
(1957)] It was such an impressive, solemn setting in a great big wood-paneled courtroom, with a silver-haired judge. It knocked me out. I was overwhelmed. I was on a jury for a manslaughter case, and we got into this terrific, furious, eight-hour argument in the jury room. I was writing one-hour dramas for Studio One in Hollywood
(1948) then and I thought, ...
Briefly with United Artists (1956-58) as a contract writer.