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Walter Bernstein

Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Couch Trip (1988)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

Dartmouth graduate Walter Bernstein developed his writing skills while on the staff of Yank magazine during World War II. Upon being mustered out of service, Bernstein accumulated a single screenwriting credit, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948), before plunging into the virgin territory of live television. His writing career came to a screeching halt when he was blacklisted after testifying before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in 1951. The ban was lifted when director Sidney Lumet hired Bernstein for the 1959 Sophia Loren picture That Kind of Woman. Of his subsequent credits, Bernstein's Fail Safe (1964), The Molly Maguires (1977) and Semi-Tough (1977) are particular highlights. He has also penned two understandably vitriolic screenplays on the Blacklist years, 1976's The Front (which earned him an Oscar nomination) and 1989's House on Carroll Street. Walter Bernstein made an unexpected-and uncharacteristically sentimental-directorial bow with his 1981 remake of Damon Runyon's Little Miss Marker.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A War in Hollywood Actor 2008
83% Trumbo Actor $28.6K 2007
No Score Yet The Tramp and the Dictator Actor 2002
100% Fail Safe Screenwriter Producer 2000
No Score Yet Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own) Actor 1998
No Score Yet Miss Evers' Boys Screenwriter 1997
No Score Yet The Affair Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Screenwriter 1994
No Score Yet Women & Men 2 Director 1991
37% Fletch Lives Screenwriter 1989
33% The Couch Trip Screenwriter 1988
67% The House on Carroll Street Screenwriter 1988
45% The Legend of Billie Jean Screenwriter 1985
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker Screenwriter Director 1980
57% Yanks Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet An Almost Perfect Affair Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet The Betsy Screenwriter 1978
89% Semi-Tough Screenwriter 1977
98% Annie Hall Annie's Date outside Theater 1977
71% The Front Screenwriter 1976
90% The Molly Maguires Screenwriter Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Money Trap Screenwriter 1966
93% Fail-Safe Screenwriter 1964
67% Paris Blues Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet A Breath of Scandal Screenwriter 1960
88% The Magnificent Seven Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky Screenwriter 1948


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