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Richard Mason (I) (1919–1997)

Richard Mason, the author of The World of Suzie Wong, did NOT have any involvement in Winter of Our Dreams. That should be credited, instead, to the Australian producer/director Richard Mason (Richard Mason II). The Trivia section is also partially incorrect. Only "The Wind Cannot Read' was based on his experiences serving with the RAF in Burma ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1960 The World of Suzie Wong (novel)
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica (novel)
 1958 The Wind Cannot Read (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Robbery Under Arms (additional scenes)
 1956 Pacific Destiny (screenplay)
 1956 A Town Like Alice (screenplay)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (book "The Wind Cannot Read" - 1 episode)
- The Wind Cannot Read (1953) ... (book "The Wind Cannot Read")
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 1959 Way to a New World (Short)
 1956 Paper Run (Short)
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 1984 Birdy
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 1951 Double Trouble (Short) (assistant director)
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 1958 Welcome Your Majesty (Short) (unit manager)

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(Summer 1961) His play, "World of Suzie Wong," was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio with Karl Fredericks in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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His books "The Wind Cannot Read" (1947) and "The Shadow and the Peak" (1950) were based on his experiences serving with the RAF in Burma during World War II. See more »

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