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Curt Siodmak (1902–2000)

Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1902, Curt Siodmak worked as an engineer and a newspaper reporter before entering the literary and movie fields. It was as a reporter that he got his first break (of sorts) in films: in 1926 he and his reporter-wife hired on as extras on Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) in order to get a story on the director and his ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Wolfman (1941 motion picture screenplay)
 2002 Ritual (1943 screenplay I Walked with a Zombie)
 1966 Ski Fever
 1966 Doom of Dracula (Short) (screenplay - archive footage)
 1966 The Wolfman (Short) (screenplay - archive footage)
 1963 The Lightship (writer)
 1962 The Brain (novel "Donovan's Brain")
 1961 The Devil's Messenger (uncredited)
 1957 Love Slaves of the Amazons (screenplay) / (story)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (screen story)
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Riders to the Stars (screenplay)
 1953 Donovan's Brain (novel "Donovan's Brain")
 1953 The Magnetic Monster (screenplay)
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla (written by)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain (screenplay)
 1948 Berlin Express (story)
 1945 Shady Lady
 1945 Frisco Sal (original screenplay)
 1944 House of Frankenstein (story)
 1944 The Climax (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster (novel "Donovan's Brain")
 1943 Son of Dracula (story - as Curtis Siodmak)
 1943 False Faces (writer)
 1943 I Walked with a Zombie (screenplay)
 1943 The Mantrap (writer)
 1943 The Purple V (screenplay)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (original screenplay)
 1943 London Blackout Murders (original screenplay)
 1942 Invisible Agent (as Curtis Siodmak)
 1941 Pacific Blackout (story)
 1941 The Wolf Man (original screenplay)
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas (story)
 1940 The Invisible Woman (story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 The Ape (adaptation - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 Black Friday (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak) / (story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1938 Her Jungle Love (story)
 1935 It's a Bet
 1935 Trans-Atlantic Tunnel (screen story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1935 The Loves of Madame Dubarry (adaptation)
 1935 Abdul the Damned (treatment - uncredited)
 1934 La crise est finie (story)
 1934 Girls Will Be Boys (play "The Last Lord")
 1933 F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht") / (screenplay)
 1933 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1933 Marion, That's Not Nice (screenplay)
 1933 Die unsichtbare Front (writer)
 1932 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1931 Le bal (screenplay)
 1931 Der Ball (screenplay)
 1929 Flucht in die Fremdenlegion (writer)
 1929 Mascots (writer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "F.P.1 Does Not Answer" (filmed as F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1932), F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1933), F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer (1933)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Curtis Siodmak | Kurt Siodmak

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Personal Quote:

[about Peter Lorre, with whom he worked on The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)] He was really a sadistic son of a bitch--liked to look at operations. He really was the type, a very weird character. See more »


Three Rivers, California where Siodmak lived from the 1970s until his death, is near the small city of Visalia; this name is clearly the inspiration for the name of the fictional town Visaria, the setting for the Wolfman movies. See more »

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