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Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)

Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery. Dalton Trumbo was raised at 1124 Gunnison Ave. in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his parents moved in... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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  Montezuma (original screenplay) (announced)
 2008 Johnny Got His Gun (writer)
 1989 Always (screenplay "A Guy Named Joe")
 1987 Roman Holiday (TV Movie) (story - front Ian McLellan Hunter)
 1978 Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)
 1973 Papillon (screenplay)
 1973 Executive Action (screenplay)
 1973 The Way We Were (additional writer - uncredited)
 1972 FTA (Documentary) (book "Johnny Got His Gun")
 1971 The Horsemen (screenplay)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (novel) / (screenplay)
 1968 The Fixer (screenplay)
 1966 Hawaii (screenplay)
 1966 Silahlar patlayinca (screenplay "The Last Sunset" - uncredited)
 1965 The Sandpiper
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave (screenplay)
 1961 The Last Sunset (screenplay)
 1960 Exodus (screenplay)
 1960 Spartacus (screenplay)
 1959 Career (writer)
 1958 Terror in a Texas Town (written by - front Ben Perry)
 1958 Cowboy (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde (written by - front Sally Stubblefield)
 1957 The Deerslayer (uncredited)
 1957 The Brothers Rico (uncredited)
 1956 The Brave One (screenplay - originally uncredited) / (story - front Robert Rich)
 1956 The Boss (written by - front Ben Perry)
 1954 They Were So Young (uncredited)
 1954 Carnival Story (uncredited)
 1953 Roman Holiday (screenplay - originally uncredited) / (story - originally uncredited)
 1951 He Ran All the Way (screenplay - front Guy Endore)
 1951 The Prowler (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 Emergency Wedding (story)
 1950 Rocketship X-M (uncredited)
 1950 Gun Crazy (screenplay - front Millard Kaufman)
 1947 The Gangster (unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (screen play)
 1945 Jealousy (story)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (screen play)
 1943 Tender Comrade (written by)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (screenplay)
 1942 I Married a Witch (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You (uncredited)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew (novel) / (screenplay)
 1941 You Belong to Me (story)
 1941 Accent on Love (story)
 1940 Kitty Foyle (screen play)
 1940 We Who Are Young (original screenplay)
 1940 Curtain Call (screenplay)
 1940 Half a Sinner (story "Lady Takes a Chance")
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes (story)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (based on an original story by) / (screen play)
 1939 Career (writer)
 1939 Five Came Back (screenplay)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo (story "Broadway Cavalier")
 1939 Sorority House (screen play)
 1939 The Flying Irishman (screen play)
 1938 A Man to Remember (screenplay)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night (screenplay)
 1938 Paradise for Three (screenplay construction contributor - uncredited)
 1938 Everybody Sing (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (script polisher - uncredited)
 1937 That Man's Here Again (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1936 Tugboat Princess (story)
 1936 Love Begins at Twenty (screenplay)
 1936 Road Gang
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Biggest Thief in Town", produced on Broadway. Comedy. Scenic / Lighting Design by Leo Kerz. Costume Design by Eleanor Goldsmith. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Mansfield Theatre: 30 Mar 1949-9 Apr 1949 (13 performances). Cast: Walter Abel (as "Dr. Jay Stewart"), Russ Brown, Charity Grace, William J. Kelly, Alexander ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Cole | Jack Davis | Robert Rich

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Personal Quote:

The art of lying is the art of the practical. It ought never be indulged in for the pure pleasure of the thing, since over-usage dulls the instrument, corrodes the character and despoils the spirit. The important thing about a lie is not that it be interesting, fanciful, graceful or event pleasant but that it be believed. Curb, therefore, your imagination. Let the lie be delivered full-face, eye ... See more »


His screenplay for The Brave One (1956) won the Oscar for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story in 1958. The screenplay was credited to Robert Rich, who was not at the Academy Award ceremony and was not a member of the Screen Writers Guild. It turned out that Rich was a nephew of the producers of the film, who denied the rumors that the screenplay actually had been written by a blacklisted ... See more »

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