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Albert Maltz (1908–1985)

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Albert Maltz was born on October 28, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Columbia University in 1930, he attended the Yale School of Drama for two years as a tyro playwright. After striking out on his own as a dramatist, he developed sociopolitical plays which were destined to be produced by the left-wing... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Broken Arrow Writer
(1950)
(1948)
The Beguiled Writer
(2017)
(1945)

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 2017 The Beguiled (and the screenplay by)
 1986 Ordinary Heroes (TV Movie) (based on the screenplay "Pride of the Marines" by - uncredited)
 1975 Egy nap Jersey szigetén (TV Movie)
 1974 Hangup (as John B. Sherry)
 1973 Cerná jáma (TV Movie) (play "Black Pit")
 1973 Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre (co-writer)
 1971 Dlouhý den v krátkém zivote (TV Movie) (novel "A Long Day in a Short Life")
 1971 The Beguiled (screenplay - as John B. Sherry)
 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara (screenplay)
 1967 A Morrison-ügy (TV Movie)
 1964 Bebo's Girl (screenplay - uncredited)
 1963 Putování Simona Mac Keevera (TV Movie) (novel "The Journey of Simon Mac Keever")
 1962 Moneta (TV Movie) (story)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Cross and the Arrow (1962) ... (novel)
 1960 Dlouhý den v krátkém zivote (TV Movie) (novel "A Long Day in a Short Life")
 1958 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Opowiesci amerykanskie (1958) ... (story)
 1957 Short Cut to Hell (originally uncredited - 1942 screenplay This Gun for Hire)
 1955 Hotelboy Ed Martin (play "Merry-Go-Round")
 1953 Nejstastnejsí clovek na svete (Short) (short story "The Happiest Man on Earth")
 1953 The Robe (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow (screenplay - front Michael Blankfort)
 1948 The Naked City (screenplay)
 1947 The Red House (uncredited)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger (screenplay)
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (written by)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (contract writer - uncredited)
 1945 Pride of the Marines (screen play)
 1943 Destination Tokyo (screen play)
 1943 Seeds of Freedom (writer)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (screen play)
 1940 The Happiest Man on Earth (Short) (original story)
 1932 Afraid to Talk (play "Merry Go Round")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (as "John Sherry"): "Pistolero's Progress" (filmed as The Last Challenge (1967). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John B. Sherry
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Personal Quote:

It has been my conclusion for some time that much of the left-wing artistic activity - both creative and critical - has been restricted, narrowed, turned away from life, sometimes made sterile - because the atmosphere and thinking of the literary left-wing had been based upon a shallow approach... I have come to believe that the accepted understanding of art as a weapon is not a useful guide, but... See more »

Trivia:

His father was an immigrant from Lithuania, and his mother an immigrant from Poland. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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