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      Edward Anhalt

      Highest Rated: 95% Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 27% The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

      Birthday: Mar 28, 1914

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      After working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Pathe and CBS-TV, Edward Anhalt teamed with his wife Edna (nee Richards) during World War II to write pulp fiction. After the war, they graduated to writing screenplays for thrillers, initially using the joint pseudonym Andrew Holt. Put under contract by Columbia, the Anhalts scripted "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" (1947). After a stint at Twentieth Century Fox during which they earned an Oscar for the screen story to the urban thriller "Panic in the Streets" (1950), the husband and wife team returned to Columbia as writer-producers. Perhaps their most notable effort was the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" which preserved the stage performances of Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde and Ethel Waters. After the couple divorced, Anhalt proved a versatile, consistently effective (and reputedly speedy) scenarist. He penned the superb adaptation of Irwin Shaw's WWII novel "The Young Lions" (1958) and the slick "Wives and Lovers" (1963). The screenwriter earned a second Academy Award for his excellent adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play "Becket" (1964), Subsequent solo outings included "The Boston Strangler" (1968), "The Madwoman of Chaillot" (1969) and two for Ely A. Landau's American Film Theatre, "Luther" (1974) and "The Man in the Glass Booth" (1975).

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Idiots in Hollywood Jury Foreman (Character) - 1988
      27% 30% The Holcroft Covenant Screenwriter $151.6K 1985
      No Score Yet 47% Green Ice Screenwriter - 1981
      No Score Yet 32% Escape to Athena Screenwriter - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide Alberto Amarici (Character),
      Producer
      - 1977
      95% 89% Jeremiah Johnson Screenwriter - 1972
      85% 74% The Boston Strangler Screenwriter - 1968
      50% 43% The Satan Bug Screenwriter - 1965
      77% 87% Becket Screenwriter - 1964
      33% 49% Girls! Girls! Girls! Screenwriter - 1962
      50% 52% The Young Savages Screenwriter - 1961
      71% 77% The Young Lions Writer - 1958
      30% 25% The Pride and the Passion Screenwriter - 1957
      82% 64% The Sniper Writer,
      Associate Producer
      - 1952
      86% 54% The Member of the Wedding Writer,
      Associate Producer
      - 1952

      TV

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great Writer 1986