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Bartlett Cormack

Highest Rated:   100% Fury (1936)
Lowest Rated:   88% Cleopatra (1934)
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Newspaper reporter-turned-playwright Bartlett Cormack stunned Broadwayites in 1927 with his ultra-realistic play The Racket. Essentially a tale of gangsterism run rampant, The Racket was also an exposé of political corruption in the 1920s, going so far as to suggest that there was many a Prohibition agent and police commissioner "on the take." The play was so inflammatory that it was denied a presentation in Chicago, allegedly at the orders of Al Capone; the ban remained in effect for nearly two decades. Journeying to Hollywood in 1928, Cormack (who also billed himself as Bartlett McCormick) wrote screenplays for personalities as diverse as Cecil B. DeMille and Will Rogers. In 1935, he stirred up another storm of controversy when he collaborated with Norman Krasna on the powerful anti-lynching piece Fury (1935). Briefly relocating to England in 1938, Cormack made his directorial debut with the Charles Laughton picture Vessel of Wrath (aka The Beachcomber). One of Bartlett Cormack's final screenwriting assignments was 1941's Unholy Partners, which starred Edward G. Robinson--who back in 1927 essayed his first gangster role in the original Broadway staging of The Racket.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Woman Trap
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Unholy Partners
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet The Beachcomber
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1938
100% Fury
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas
  • Screenwriter
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Four Frightened People
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet This Day and Age
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet The Half-Naked Truth
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Thirteen Women
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red
  • Screenwriter
1932
92% The Front Page
  • Screenwriter
1931
100% The Racket
  • Screenwriter
1928

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