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Charles Bennett

Highest Rated: 100% Sabotage (1936)

Lowest Rated: 76% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Birthday: Aug 02, 1899

Birthplace: Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England, UK

Playwright whose first film writing credit was as co-adaptor--with director Alfred Hitchcock--of his own play, "Blackmail" (1929), which also happened to be the first sound film produced in England. Bennett's knack for tense adventure stories fuelled such subsequent Hitchcock outings as "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "Foreign Correspondent" (1940). He also scripted the first screen version of the classic adventure yarn "King Solomon's Mines" (1937) and, in the mid-1950s, began a multi-film association with producer-director Irwin Allen (e.g. "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" 1961, "Five Weeks in a Balloon" 1962). Bennett himself directed several features and from the early 1950s began working extensively in TV.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet 21% The Lost World Screenwriter - 1960
100% 85% Curse of the Demon Writer - 1957
87% 84% The Man Who Knew Too Much Writer - 1956
No Score Yet 20% Dangerous Mission Writer (Screenplay) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet City on a Hunt Director,
Writer
- 1953
No Score Yet 61% Kind Lady Screenwriter - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madness of the Heart Director - 1949
No Score Yet 14% The Sign of the Ram Writer - 1948
83% 65% Unconquered Screenwriter - 1947
No Score Yet 67% The Story of Dr. Wassell Screenwriter - 1944
80% 56% Reap the Wild Wind Screenwriter - 1942
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Writer - 1940
100% 62% Young and Innocent Writer - 1937
100% 40% King Solomon's Mines Writer - 1937
100% 69% Sabotage Screenwriter - 1936
96% 86% The 39 Steps Writer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirty-Nine Steps Screenwriter - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Evil Mind Screenwriter - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gay Love Screenwriter - 1934
87% 65% Blackmail Writer (Play) - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Director
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Writer 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Writer 1958

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