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Philip MacDonald (I) (1901–1980)

British novelist Philip MacDonald was born in London, England, in 1901. His grandfather was the Scottish novelist George MacDonald. As a young man Philip was an excellent horseman; prior to World War I he trained horses bought from Argentina for the British army, and when war broke out he enlisted in the army and was posted to a cavalry unit in ... See full bio »

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(1940)
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Filmography

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 1995 Sahara (TV Movie)
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Wolf Track (1971) ... (written by)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (based upon a story by)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Guest in the House (1962) ... (story)
  Thriller (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode, 1961) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Fingers of Fear (1961) ... (short story)
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1961 Riverboat (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Listen to the Nightingale (1961) ... (teleplay - uncredited)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Albert Farnsworth Story (1960) ... (uncredited)
- The Cliff Grundy Story (1957) ... (story - uncredited)
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thin Ice (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Deed of Mercy (1959) ... (story)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Terrified Typist (1958) ... (teleplay by - as Phillip Macdonald)
  Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Man of Taste (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Elevator (1958) ... (adaptation)
 1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Chess Player (1957) ... (written by)
- The Homicide Habit (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Malice Domestic (1957) ... (story)
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Dream No More (1956) ... (short story)
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street (novel)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Claire (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- No Escape (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1952)
- Moment of Triumph (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Ambitious Cop (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Visa for X (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Brute Next Door (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Mr. Ears (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Tobor the Great (screenplay)
 1954 Ring of Fear (original screenplay)
 1954 The Mask (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Fingers of Fear (1954) ... (story)
 1952 The Hour of 13 (novel)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Corsage (1952) ... (story)
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Private--Keep Out (1952) ... (story)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger (adaptation)
 1951 Circle of Danger (novel "White Heather" - uncredited) / (original screen play)
 1950 The Man Who Cheated Himself (screenplay)
 1950 Danger (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Green and Gold String (1950) ... (story)
 1948 The Dark Past (from a screen play by)
 1947 Love from a Stranger (screenplay)
 1945 Dangerous Intruder (story)
 1945 The Body Snatcher (written for the screen by)
 1944 Strangers in the Night (original story)
 1944 Action in Arabia (original screenplay)
 1943/I Sahara (story: based on an incident in the Soviet photoplay, "THE THIRTEEN" - as Philip Macdonald)
 1942 Nightmare (based on a story by)
 1942 Whispering Ghosts (original story)
 1940 Rebecca (adaptation)
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (original screenplay)
 1939 A Gentleman's Gentleman (play)
 1939 Blind Alley (screen play)
 1939 The Nursemaid Who Disappeared (novel "Warrant for X")
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning (original screen play by)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto (original screenplay)
 1937 Who Killed John Savage? (novel "Rynox")
 1936 Yours for the Asking (screenplay)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across (based on a story by)
 1936 River of Unrest (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Outpost (screenplay)
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein (adaptation - uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Paris (story - as Philip Mac Donald)
 1935 Mystery Woman (screenplay)
 1934 Limehouse Blues (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1934/I Menace (story)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London (original screen play)
 1934 Come On, Marines! (uncredited)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (adaptation) / (from the novel by)
 1934 The Lost Patrol (from the story "Patrol" by)
 1932 Hotel Splendide (story)
 1932 C.O.D. (story)
 1931 The Star Reporter (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 The Rasp (Short) (story)
 1931 Rynox (novel) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1930 Raise the Roof (screenplay)
 1929 Lost Patrol (novel "Patrol")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Rasp". See more »

Alternate Names:

Philip Mac Donald | Philip Macdonald | Phillip Macdonald

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

F. Ruth Howard  (deceased)
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Trivia:

During World War I, he served with the British cavalry in Mesopotamia and later trained horses for the army. See more »

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