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Walter Bernstein

Highest Rated:   100% Fail Safe (2000)
Lowest Rated:   37% Fletch Lives (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A War in Hollywood
  • Actor
2008
82% 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
43% The Couch Trip
  • Screenwriter
1988
67% The House on Carroll Street
  • Screenwriter
1988
44% The Legend of Billie Jean
  • Screenwriter
1985
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1980
71% Yanks
  • Screenwriter
1979
No Score Yet An Almost Perfect Affair
  • Screenwriter
1979
No Score Yet The Betsy
  • Screenwriter
1978
88% Semi-Tough
  • Screenwriter
1977
97% Annie Hall
  • Annie's Date outside Theater
1977
75% The Front
  • Screenwriter
1976
89% The Molly Maguires
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet The Money Trap
  • Screenwriter
1966
100% The Train
  • Screenwriter
1965
95% Fail-Safe
  • Screenwriter
1964
64% Paris Blues
  • Screenwriter
1961
No Score Yet A Breath of Scandal
  • Screenwriter
1960
90% 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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