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Lester Cole (I) (1904–1985)

Screenwriter Lester Cole, who is known in cinema history primarily as a member of the "Hollywood Ten," a group who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigation into their political beliefs who were black-listed by the industry for their defiance, was born on June 19, 1904 in New York to a Polish immigrant family. His first ... See full bio »

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 1968 Maya (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Witness (1968) ... (story)
 1966 Born Free (screenplay - originally as Gerald L.C. Copley)
 1965 Onkelchens Traum (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Operation Eichmann (written by - originally as Lewis Copley)
 1950 Chain Lightning (story "These Many Years" - originally as J. Redmond Prior)
 1947 High Wall (screenplay)
 1947 Fiesta
 1946 Strange Conquest (story)
 1945 Men in Her Diary (adaptation)
 1945 Blood on the Sun (screenplay)
 1945 Objective, Burma! (screenplay)
 1944 None Shall Escape (screen play)
 1943 Hostages (screenplay)
 1943 The Good Fellows (contract writer - uncredited)
 1943 Night Plane from Chungking (screenplay)
 1941 Pacific Blackout (screenplay)
 1941 Among the Living (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark (screenplay)
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables (screen play)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (screenplay)
 1939 The Big Guy (screenplay)
 1939 I Stole a Million (story)
 1939 Winter Carnival (writer)
 1939 Pirates of the Skies (story "Sky Police")
 1938 Secrets of a Nurse (screenplay)
 1938 His Exciting Night (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 Sinners in Paradise (screenplay)
 1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 Midnight Intruder (screenplay)
 1938 The Jury's Secret (story and screenplay)
 1937 Behind the Mike (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 The Man in Blue (screenplay)
 1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks (original screenplay)
 1936 The President's Mystery (screenplay)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady (screenplay)
 1935 Too Tough to Kill (screenplay)
 1935 Dante's Inferno (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Under Pressure (screenplay)
 1934 Nada más que una mujer (screenplay - uncredited)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1934 Pursued
 1934 Wild Gold
 1934 Sleepers East
 1934 Three on a Honeymoon (contract writer - uncredited)
 1933 Walls of Gold (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Story: "Sky Police" (filmed as Pirates of the Skies (1939)). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gerald L.C. Copley | Lewis Copley | J. Redmond Prior

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Personal Quote:

[interviewed in the 1970s]: I think one of the things that's kept me young is getting out of that rat race in Hollywood.


(1944-1945) President of the Screen Writers Guild. See more »

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