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Malvin Wald (1917–2008)

Malvin Wald was born on August 8, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Malvin Daniel Wald. He was a writer and producer, known for The Naked City (1948), Behind Locked Doors (1948) and Al Capone (1959). He was married to Sylvia and Sylvia Wald. He died on March 6, 2008 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1998 Naked City: A Killer Christmas (TV Movie) (characters)
 1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (TV Movie) (characters)
 1980 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (TV Movie)
  The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (1 episode, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Boy on Wheels (1979) ... (written by)
- Heritage (1979)
 1979 In Search of Historic Jesus (Documentary) (writer)
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series) (written for television by - 1 episode)
- Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar (1979) ... (written for television by)
  The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (story - 2 episodes, 1978)
- The Quest (1978) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Renewal (1978) ... (written by)
- The Littlest Greenhorn (1978) ... (written by)
- The Runaway (1978) ... (written by)
- The Spoilers (1978) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Never Give the Fuzz an Even Break (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Venus in Furs (writer)
  Daktari (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1968) (story - 2 episodes, 1968)
- Adam and Jenny (1968) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- A Family for Jenny (1968) ... (writer)
- The Will to Live (1968) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- The Monster of Wameru (1968) ... (writer)
- The Killer Cub (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Around the World of Mike Todd (TV Movie documentary) (story) / (teleplay)
 1967 Untamed Frontier (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hong Kong (1967) ... (writer)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Boy at War (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Project: Man in Space (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Biography of a Rookie: The Willie Davis Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Escape to Nowhere (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 D-Day June 6, 1944 (TV Movie documentary)
 1961 Hollywood: The Golden Years (TV Movie documentary) (script)
 1961 The Rafer Johnson Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1960-1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Deadly Impersonation (1961) ... (writer)
- The Heartbreak Gang (1961) ... (writer)
- Temporary Window (1960) ... (writer)
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dobie Versus the Machine (1961) ... (written by)
  Lock Up (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- His Brother's Keeper (1961) ... (writer)
- Change of Heart (1959)
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Honor (1960) ... (writer)
  Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1960) ... (written by)
- Mother Goose (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Al Capone (written by)
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sisters of the Friendless (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mig 9 (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Street of Darkness (writer)
  Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Shooting for the Moon (1958) ... (writer)
- Albert Anastasia - His Life and Death (1958) ... (adaptation) / (writer)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The O'Hare Story (1958) ... (written by)
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Runaway Corpse (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Revenge at Harness Creek (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Perch's New Role (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Man on Fire (story)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Broker's Special (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ain't No Time for Glory (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Forbidden Ground (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Frightened Witness (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Justice for All (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Lassie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Quarantine (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Film Maker (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- One Against Many (1956) ... (story)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Man on Fire (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding of Old Sam (1956) ... (writer)
  Brave Eagle (TV Series) (original teleplay - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Challenge (1955) ... (original teleplay)
- Blood Brother (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 My Friend Flicka (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Silver Saddle (1955) ... (writer)
- Act of Loyalty (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The King's Ghost (1955) ... (written by)
- Treasure of the Amazon (1955) ... (written by)
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Avoided Taxes (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Charles Lamar Story (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 90th Day (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Battle Taxi (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Battle of the Sexes (1954) ... (story)
  Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode, 1954) (story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Member of the Jury (1954) ... (original story)
- To Stand Alone (1952) ... (story)
 1954 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Tinderbox (1954) ... (screenplay)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spent in Silence (1954) ... (writer)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1953) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1953)
- A Tale of Negative Gravity (1953) ... (adaptation)
- My Double (1953) ... (teleplay)
- Born Unto Trouble (1953) ... (teleplay)
- Jack of Hearts (1953) ... (adaptation)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Thirty Days (1952)
 1951 On the Loose (story)
 1950 Outrage (original screenplay)
 1949 Not Wanted (story)
 1949 The Undercover Man (additional dialogue)
 1948 The Dark Past (adaptation)
 1948 Behind Locked Doors (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 The Naked City (from a story by) / (screenplay)
 1943 Jive Junction (screenplay) / (story)
 1943 The Underdog (story)
 1943 The Powers Girl (story)
 1941 Two in a Taxi (original screenplay)
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No one had done a film where the real hero was a hardworking police detective, like the ones I knew in Brooklyn. We knew we were making a new genre that became the police procedural. (2007 interview with the "Hollywood Reporter")

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He researched the story for The Naked City (1948) by following real New York homicide detectives. See more »

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