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Albert Maltz

Highest Rated: 93% This Gun for Hire (1942)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Robe (1953)

Birthday: Not Available

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Distinguished author, short story writer, playwright, and screenwriter Albert Maltz was among the notorious "Hollywood Ten," those artists who were first blackballed by the House Un-American Activities Committee for refusing to testify about communist affiliations. Following education at Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, Maltz worked as a playwright for the left-leaning Theater Union. During the early '30s, many of his plays were produced in New York. He also published his novels and stories. He moved to Hollywood to write screenplays in 1941 and primarily worked alone and in collaboration for Warner Bros. and Paramount. During WWII, he penned patriotic scripts for such films as Destination Tokyo (1944). In 1942, he wrote the script for the Oscar-winning documentary Moscow Strikes Back. Another documentary he wrote, The House I Live In, won a special Academy Award in 1945. After refusing to cooperate with Congress in 1947, Maltz was sentenced to nearly a year in jail and was blacklisted. Though he continued to anonymously contribute to scripts, Maltz received no credit until his final film, Two Mules for Sister Sara.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Afraid to Talk (Merry-Go-Round) Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Scalawag Screenwriter 1973
88% The Beguiled Screenwriter 1971
67% Two Mules for Sister Sara Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet The Last Challenge Screenwriter 1967
33% The Robe Screenwriter 1953
89% Broken Arrow Screenwriter 1950
86% The Naked City Screenwriter 1948
78% Cloak and Dagger Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The House I Live In Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines Screenwriter 1945
80% Destination Tokyo Screenwriter 1943
93% This Gun for Hire Screenwriter 1942


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