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Philip Yordan (1913–)

* It has been alleged that the blacklisted writer Ben Maddow wrote these screenplays, sold and signed by Yordan. Yordan disputes that in the cases of Johnny Guitar and God's Little Acre .

** The blacklisted writers Arnaud D'Usseau, Bernard Gordon, Ben Barzman, and Julian Halevy all had varying degrees of involvement in the writing of these scripts.

*** These films are listed in the 1979 International Motion Picture Almanac as Yordan productions, but they may have never been released.

1941
All That Money Can Buy [a.k.a. The Devil and Daniel Webster ] (William Dieterle). Uncredited contribution.

1942
Syncopation (William Dieterle). Co-script.

1943
The Unknown, Guest (Kurt Neumann). Story, script.

1944
Johnny Doesnt Live Here Anymore (Joe May). Co-script.

1945
Dillinger (Max Nosseck). Story, script.
Why Girls Leave Home (William Berke). Uncredited contribution.
The Woman Who Came Back (Walter Colmes). Story suggestion.

1946
The Chase (Arthur Ripley). Script.
Whistle Stop (Léonide Moguy). Script.
Suspense (Frank Tuttle). Story, script.

1948
Bad Men of Tombstone (Kurt Neumann). Co-script.
Tap Roots (George Marshall). Uncredited contribution.

1949
House of Strangers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz). Script.
Anna Lucasta (Irving Rapper). Co-script, from his play.
The Black Book [a.k.a. Reign of Terror ] (Anthony Mann). Co-story, co-script.

1950
Edge of Doom (Mark Robson). Script.

1951
Detective Story (William Wyler). Co-script.
Drums in the Deep South (William Cameron Menzies). Co-script.
The Enforcer (Bretaigne Windust). Uncredited contribution.

1952
Mara Maru (Gordon Douglas). Co-story.
Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk). Co-script.

1953
Houdini (George Marshall). Script.
Blowing Wild (Hugo Fregonese). Story, script.
Man Crazy (Irving Lerner). Co-story, co-script, co-producer.*


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1954
The Naked Jungle (Byron Haskin). Co-script.*
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray). Script.*
Broken Lance (Edward Dmytryk). Remake of House of Strangers .

1955
Conquest of Space (Byron Haskin). Co-adaptation.
The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann). Co-script.
The Last Frontier (Anthony Mann). Co-script.*
The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis). Story, script.
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray). Uncredited contribution.
Scarlet Coat (John Sturges). Uncredited contribution.

1956
The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson). Script, producer.
Joe MacBeth (Ken Hughes). Script.
The Wild Party (Harry Homer). Uncredited contribution.

1957
Four Boys and a Gun (William Berke). Co-script.
Men in War (Anthony Mann). Script.*
Gun Glory (Roy Rowland). Based on his novel Man of the West .*
No Down Payment (Martin Ritt). Script.
Street of Sinners (William Berke). Script.

1958
The Bravados (Henry King). Script.
God's Little Acre (Anthony Mann). Script.*
Island Women (William Berke). Script.
The Fiend Who Walked the West (Gordon Douglas). Co-script.
Anna Lucasta (Arnold Laven). Script, from his play.
Edge of Fury (Irving Lerner and Robert Gurney, Jr.). Uncredited contribution.
Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner). Uncredited contribution.*
The Lost Missile (William Berke). Uncredited contribution.

1959
Day of the Outlaw (Andre De Toth). Script.
The Bramble Bush (Daniel Petrie). Co-script.
City of Fear (Irving Lerner). Uncredited contribution.

1960
Studs Lonigan (Irving Lerner). Script, producer.**
The Time Machine (George Pal). Uncredited contribution.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (Budd Boetticher). Uncredited contribution.

1961
King of Kings (Nicholas Ray). Script.
El Cid (Anthony Mann). Co-script.**

1962
55 Days at Peking (Nicholas Ray). Co-story, co-script.**
The Day of the Triffids (Steve Sekely). Script, executive producer.**

1964
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Anthony Mann). Co-script.


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The Thin Red Line (Andrew Marton). Uncredited contribution, producer.
Battle of the Bulge (Ken Annakin). Co-story, co-script, co-producer.
Crack in the World (Andrew Marton). Uncredited contribution, producer.
Circus World (Henry Hathaway). Co-story suggestion.

1965
Bikini Paradise (Gregg Tallas). Uncredited contribution, producer.

1968
Custer of the West (Robert Siodmak). Uncredited contribution, producer.

1969
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Irving Lerner). Script, co-producer.
Krakatoa, East of Java (Bernard Kowalski). Uncredited contribution, producer.

1971
Captain Apache (Alexander Singer). Co-script, co-producer.
Badman's River (Eugenio Martin). Co-script.

1972
Horror Express (Eugenio Martin). Uncredited contribution.

1973
The Mad Bomber (Bert I. Gordon). Uncredited contribution.

1974
Psychomania (Don Sharp). Uncredited contribution.

1975
Pancho Villa (Eugenio Martin). Uncredited contribution.

1977
Brigham (director unknown). Script contribution.***

1978
Cataclysm (several directors, including Gregg Tallas). Uncredited contribution.***

1986
Cry, Wilderness (director unknown). Script, producer.

1987
Bloody Wednesday [a.k.a. The Terrorists ] (director unknown). Script contribution, producer.

1988
The Unholy (Camilo Vila). Co-script.

Novels include Man of the West .


Plays include Any Day Now, Anna Lucasta, and The Bride Got Farblondjet .


Academy Awards include Oscar nominations for best original screenplay for Dillinger in 1945 and best screenplay for Detective Story in 1951. Yordan won an Academy Award for best screen story for Broken Lance in 1954.


Writers Guild awards include a nomination for best-written American drama for Detective Story in 1951.


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Researching Yordan's screen credits, I encountered enough claims and counterclaims to append this unusual "anti-filmography."


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