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      Ben Maddow

      Highest Rated: 90% Men in War (1957)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Way West (1967)

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1909

      Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

      Prolific screenwriter and documentarian from the 1930s through the 70s. Maddow began his career working within the American documentary movement in the 30s. In 1936 he co-founded the short-lived left-wing newsreel "The World Today." Under the pseudonym of David Wolff, Maddow co-wrote the screenplay to the Paul Strand-Leo Hurwitz documentary landmark, "Native Land" (1942). He earned his first feature screenplay credit with "Framed" (1947), and other screenplays include Clarence Brown's "Intruder in the Dust" (1949, an adaptation of the Faulkner novel), John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950) and "The Unforgiven" (1960). As a documentarian he directed and wrote such films as "Storm of Strangers" and "The Stairs." Maddow made his solo feature directorial debut with the striking, offbeat feature "An Affair of the Skin" (1963), a well-acted story of several loves and friendships gone sour and marked by the rich characterizations which had distinguished his best screenplays. His final screenplay was for the horror melodrama "The Mephisto Waltz" (1970).

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 28% The Chairman Writer - 1969
      33% 39% The Way West Screenwriter - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affair of the Skin Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Loves Screenwriter - 1961
      60% 60% The Unforgiven Screenwriter - 1960
      No Score Yet 80% The Savage Eye Director - 1960
      90% 74% Men in War Screenwriter - 1957
      No Score Yet 45% Native Land Writer - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Spain Screenwriter - 1937

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Writer 1960