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Paul Monash

  • Highest Rated: 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
  • Birthday: Jun 14, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Despite his ultimately unfulfilled desire to pen the "great American novel," Emmy-winning screenwriter/producer Paul Monash nevertheless offered movie lovers a wealth of entertainment through his work on such classic films as Touch of Evil (1958) and such popular made-for-television movies as Salem's Lot (1979) and V (1984). Monash was born the son of silent film starlet Rhoda Melrose in New York City, in June 1917, and spent most of his childhood in the Bronx. After receiving his bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin and his master's from Columbia University, Monash spent his early post-college years traveling, studying art in Paris, and harboring life experience in hopes that he would pen his dream novel by age 21. Filtering his experiences into his writings, the eager young scribe found the gates of Hollywood, and the uncharted realms of television in particular, opening for him after writing a screenplay for Foreign Intrigue. Monash would subsequently flourish as a renowned writer for such television drama series as Playhouse 90, Kraft Theater, and Studio One. Working double time as writer and producer for Peyton Place and Judd for the Defense, Monash began to expand his role in television and eventually into film, where he would produce such classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slaughterhouse Five (1972), and Carrie (1976). The writer/producer would be recognized for his efforts when awarded an Emmy for The Lonely Wizard and a Golden Globe for All Quiet on the Western Front. In early 2003, about a month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Paul Monash died on Los Angeles, CA. He was 85.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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20% The Rage: Carrie 2 Producer 1999
No Score Yet George Wallace Screenwriter 1997
No Score Yet Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet Stalin Screenwriter 1992
86% The Navigator Producer 1988
79% Big Trouble in Little China Executive Producer 1986
No Score Yet Child Bride of Short Creek Producer 1981
No Score Yet The Day the Loving Stopped Executive Producer 1981
89% Salem's Lot Screenwriter 1979
100% All Quiet on the Western Front Screenwriter 1979
94% Carrie Producer 1976
70% The Front Page Producer 1974
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Producer Screenwriter 1973
77% Slaughterhouse-Five Producer 1972
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Executive Producer Producer 1969
No Score Yet Deadfall Producer 1968
No Score Yet The Gun Runners Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Operation Manhunt Producer Screenwriter 1954

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