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Waldo Salt

Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Day of the Locust (1975)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1914

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Although his name recognition was not as great as the Hollywood Ten's Dalton Trumbo and Ring Lardner Jr., Waldo Salt took the same unpopular stand of conscience as they, refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The former drama teacher had received his first credit as a screenwriter for "The Shopworn Girl" (1938), reportedly worked uncredited on "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) and adapted "The Wild Man of Borneo" (1941) from a play by Marc Connelly and Herman Mankiewicz, among his projects, before World War II interrupted his career. Returning from overseas, he scripted "Rachel and the Stranger" (1948) and "The Flame and the Arrow" (1950), but the Hollywood blacklist would lock him out, stealing a decade from his working life. His next credit as Waldo Salt came for "Taras Bulba" (1962), adapted with Karl Tunberg from the Nikolai Gogol novel.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 83% Coming Home Screenwriter - 1978
67% 75% The Day of the Locust Screenwriter - 1975
90% 88% Serpico Screenwriter - 1973
87% 88% Midnight Cowboy Screenwriter $201.0K 1969
No Score Yet 69% Taras Bulba Screenwriter - 1962
80% 84% Blast of Silence Writer - 1961
100% 61% The Flame and the Arrow Screenwriter - 1950
67% 62% Rachel and the Stranger Screenwriter - 1948
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story Writer - 1940
No Score Yet 79% The Shopworn Angel Screenwriter - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colonel March of Scotland Yard Writer 1955-1956