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Charles Schnee (1916–1962)


(1961-1962) President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Red River
Red River Writer
BUtterfield 8
BUtterfield 8 Writer
They Live by Night


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 1988 Red River (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (screenplay)
 1961 By Love Possessed (screenplay - as John Dennis)
 1960 BUtterfield 8 (screenplay)
 1960 The Crowded Sky (screenplay)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful (screenplay)
 1952 When in Rome (screenplay)
 1951 Westward the Women (screenplay)
 1951 Bannerline
 1950 Right Cross
 1950 The Furies (screenplay)
 1950 Born to Be Bad (adaptation)
 1950 Paid in Full
 1949 Easy Living (screenplay)
 1949 Scene of the Crime (screenplay)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1948 Red River (screenplay)
 1948 They Live by Night (screenplay)
 1948 I Walk Alone (screenplay)
 1946 Cross My Heart (additional dialogue)
 1946 From This Day Forward (additional scenes)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Apology. Written by Charles Schnee. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Mansfield Theatre: 22 Mar 1943- 26 Mar 1943 (8 performances). Cast: Peggy Allardice (as "Evelyn"), Lewis Charles (as "Manny"), Clay Clement (as "Mr. Warner/Mr. Downin/E.B."), Elissa Landi (as "The Lecturer"), Merle Maddern, Theodore Newton, Erin O'Brien-Moore, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

John Dennis

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Schnee abandoned a career as a lawyer (graduate of Yale Law School) in 1946 to become a screenwriter and producer. He excelled at melodramas and westerns, often dissecting the plight of outcasts or misfits in a changing environment. Schnee won an Academy Award for the Hollywood 'exposé' The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). This, along with the noirish revenge western The Furies (1950) and Two Weeks ... See more »

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