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Stewart Stern

Highest Rated: 93% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Ugly American (1963)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1922

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This screenwriter does not have many credits on his resume, but Stewart Stern makes up for quantity with quality. His work shows a particular gift for intimate character studies of alienated people whose quiet suffering suddenly erupts. The native New Yorker worked as a stage actor before serving in the infantry in WWII. Upon return to civilian life, Stern switched his concentration to writing. His first film credit was as dialogue director on Anthony Mann's fine, low-budget film noir "Railroaded" (1947). Soon thereafter, Stern began writing for CBS's "Playhouse 90" before earning his first screenwriting credit on Fred Zinnemann's worthy 1951 drama "Teresa" (adapted from his story and co-written with Alfred Hayes).



89% 77% Rachel, Rachel Screenwriter - 1968
67% 70% The Ugly American Screenwriter - 1963
No Score Yet 67% The Outsider Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the Sun Screenwriter - 1959
No Score Yet 54% The James Dean Story Writer - 1957
93% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Writer - 1955