Curt Siodmak (1902–2000)


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Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1902, Curt Siodmak worked as an engineer and a newspaper reporter before entering the literary and movie fields. It was as a reporter that he got his first break (of sorts) in films: in 1926 he and his reporter-wife hired on as extras on Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) in order to get a story on the director and his ... See full bio »

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  Godzilla vs. Wolfman (character: Wolfman) (announced)
 2019 The Moon, The Bat, The Monster (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2010 The Wolfman (1941 motion picture screenplay)
 2002 Ritual (1943 screenplay I Walked with a Zombie)
 1977 Der Heiligenschein (TV Movie)
 1970 Hauser's Memory (TV Movie) (novel)
 1966 Doom of Dracula (Short) (screenplay - archive footage)
 1966 The Wolfman (Short) (screenplay - archive footage)
 1966 Ski Fever
 1965 Captain Fathom (TV Series) (creator)
 1963 The Lightship (writer)
 1962 The Devil's Messenger (uncredited)
 1962 The Brain (novel 'Donovan's Brain')
  13 Demon Street (TV Series) (originated by - 4 episodes, 1959) (written by - 4 episodes, 1959) (originator - 1 episode, 1959) (story by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Vine of Death (1959) ... (originated by) / (written by)
- The Photograph (1959) ... (originator) / (written by)
- The Girl in the Glacier (1959) ... (originated by) / (written by)
- The Black Hand (1959) ... (originated by) / (story by)
- Fever (1959) ... (originated by) / (written by)
 1958 Tales of Frankenstein (TV Short) (story)
 1957 Love Slaves of the Amazons (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Jeannie the Heiress (1957) ... (written by)
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Black Death (1956) ... (story)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (screen story)
 1955 Captain Fathom (TV Short) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain (screenplay) / (story)
  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1955) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Man Nobody Wanted (1955) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Donovan's Brain (1955) ... (novel)
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Infra Red Film (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Man ... (story)
 1954 Riders to the Stars (screenplay)
 1953 Donovan's Brain (novel "Donovan's Brain")
 1953 The Magnetic Monster (screenplay)
 1953 Big Town (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Twelth Avenue Pirates (1953) ... (story - teleplay)
  Front Page Detective (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1951) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951) (story - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Other Face (1951) ... (written by)
- The TV Murder Mystery (1951) ... (written by)
- Alibi for Suicide (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Honey for Your Tea (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla (written by)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Looking Through (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain (screenplay)
 1948 Berlin Express (story)
 1946 The Beast with Five Fingers (screen play)
 1945 Shady Lady (original screenplay)
 1945 Frisco Sal (original screenplay)
 1944 House of Frankenstein (story)
 1944 The Climax (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster (novel "Donovan's Brain")
 1943 Son of Dracula (original story - as Curtis Siodmak)
 1943 False Faces (writer)
 1943 The Mantrap (original screenplay)
 1943 I Walked with a Zombie (screenplay)
 1943 The Purple V (screenplay)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (original screenplay)
 1943 London Blackout Murders (original screenplay)
 1942 Invisible Agent (as Curtis Siodmak)
 1941 Pacific Blackout (story)
 1941 The Wolf Man (original screenplay)
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas (story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 The Invisible Woman (original story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 The Ape (adaptation - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 Black Friday (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak) / (story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1938 Spawn of the North (uncredited)
 1938 Her Jungle Love (story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1937 Non-Stop New York (uncredited)
 1935 It's a Bet (uncredited)
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel (screen story - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1935 The Loves of Madame Dubarry (adaptation)
 1935 Abdul the Damned (treatment - uncredited)
 1934 La crise est finie (story)
 1934 Girls Will Be Boys (dialogue - as Kurt Siodmak) / (play "The Last Lord" - uncredited) / (scenario - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1933 F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht") / (screenplay)
 1933 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1933 Marion, That's Not Nice (screenplay)
 1933 Die unsichtbare Front (writer)
 1932 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (novel "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" - as Kurt Siodmak) / (screenplay - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1931 Le bal (screenplay - as K. Siodmak)
 1931 Der Ball (screenplay)
 1930 People on Sunday (based on a reportage by - as Kurt Siodmak)
 1929 The Legionaire (writer)
 1929 Mascots (writer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Donovan's Brain" (filmed as Donovan's Brain (1953), Studio One in Hollywood: Donovan's Brain (1955)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Curtis Siodmak | K. Siodmak | Kurt Siodmak
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Boris Karloff who demanded - and obtained - Bela Lugosi's role in Black Friday (1940) ] Karloff didn't want to play the dual role in Black Friday. He was afraid of it. There was too much acting in it. It was too intricate. See more »

Trivia:

In the plots of his work, Siodmak utilized the latest scientific findings combining those with pseudo-scientific motifs like the Jekyll and Hyde complex, the Nazi trauma and the East-West dichotomy. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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