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Ace of Aces
(from the story by: "The Bird of Prey") / (screen play)
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[on winning an Academy Award for _Cimarron (1930)_]: This is indeed a crazy business where I'm being sued for plagiarism on one hand and given the statuette for originality on the other.
American novelist and screenwriter of the 1930's, the son of a prominent federal attorney. He was educated in Seattle at the University of Washington and later became an Oxford Rhodes Scholar. In the early 20's, he worked as a reporter for the New York Tribune. Saunders had a special affinity for aviation, at one time dreamed of becoming a fighter ace. He had served in the Air Service during ...