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Ben Maddow (David Wolff) (1909–1992)

As David Wolff

1935
Harbor Scenes (Ralph Steiner Productions). Narration.

1936
The World Today (Nykino). Commentary.

1937
Heart of Spain (Frontier Films). Co-narration.
China Strikes Back (Frontier Films). Co-narration.

1937
People of the Cumberland (Frontier Films). Co-commentary.

1938
Return to Life (Frontier Films). Narration

1939
The History and Romance of Transportation (Frontier Films). Co-commentary.


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1940
United Action (Frontier Films). Co-commentary.
White Flood (Frontier Films). Co-commentary.
Tall Tales (Brandon Films). Commentary.
Valley Town (University and Documentary Film Distributions). Co-commentary.

1941
A Place to Live (Documentary Film Productions). Commentary.
Here Is Tomorrow (Documentary Film Productions). Commentary.

1942
Native Land (Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand, Al Saxon, William Watts). Co-script.

As Ben Maddow

1944
The Bridge (Documentary Film Productions). Script.
Northwest, U.S.A. (Office of War Information). Co-commentary.

1947
Framed (Richard Wallace). Script.

1948
The Photographer (Affiliated Film Producers). Co-commentary.
Kiss the Blood off My Hands (Norman Foster). Co-adaptation.
The Man from Colorado (Henry Levin). Co-script.

1949
Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown). Script.

1950
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston). Co-script.

1951
The Steps of Age (Ben Maddow). Director, co-script.

1952
Shadow in the Sky (Fred M. Wilcox). Script.
High Noon (Fred Zinnemann). Uncredited contribution.

1953
The Stairs (Ben Maddow). Director, script.
Man Crazy (Irving Lerner). Uncredited contribution.

1954
The Wild One (Laslo Benedek). Uncredited contribution.
The Naked Jungle (Byron Haskin). Uncredited contribution.
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray). Uncredited contribution.

1957
Men in War (Anthony Mann). Uncredited contribution.
Gun Glory (Roy Rowland). Uncredited contribution.

1958
God's Little Acre (Anthony Mann). Uncredited contribution.
Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner). Uncredited contribution.

1960
Wild River (Elia Kazan). Uncredited contribution.
The Unforgiven (John Huston). Script.
The Savage Eye (Ben Maddow, Joseph Strick, Sidney Meyers). Co-producer, co-director, co-script, co-story.


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1961
Two Loves (Charles Walters). Script.

1963
The Balcony (Joseph Strick). Producer, script.

1964
An Affair of the Skin (Ben Maddow). Director, script, story.

1967
The Way West (Andrew V. McLaglen). Co-script.

1969
The Chairman (J. Lee Thompson). Script.
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Stanley Kramer). Co-script.

1970
Storm of Strangers (Ben Maddow). Director, script.

1971
The Mephisto Waltz (Paul Wendkos). Script.

Television credits include "Man on a String" (CBS, 1972).

Plays include In a Cold Hotel (one-act), The Ram's Horn (one-act), and Soft Targets .

Published works include Forty-Four Gravel Street, Gauntlet of Flowers, Poems, The City, Elegy upon a Certificate of Birth, Song of Twelve Fridays, Edward Weston: Fifty Years: The Definitive Volume of His Photographic Work (a.k.a. Edward Weston: His Life and Photographs), Faces: A Narrative History of the Portrait in Photography from 1820 to the Present, A Sunday Between Wars: The Course of American Life from 1865 to 1917, The Photography of Max Yavno, and Aperture, No. 92 .

Academy Awards include best-script nomination for The Asphalt Jungle .

Writers Guild awards include best-script nominations for The Man from Colorado, The Asphalt Jungle, Intruder in the Dust, and The Balcony .


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