Adrian Scott

Producer, Screenwriter, Print editor
Magazine editor turned screenwriter who became a producer with RKO in 1943. Scott was responsible for such films as the Raymond Chandler adaptation, "Murder, My Sweet" (1944; from "Farewell My Lovely"), and the biting ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1912 in Arlington, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Producer (5)

Crossfire 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cornered (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadline at Dawn (Movie)

(Producer)

So Well Remembered (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (3)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

New York Journalist (Actor)

Lust For Freedom 1987 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Johnny on the Spot (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

Keeping Company (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Magazine editor turned screenwriter who became a producer with RKO in 1943. Scott was responsible for such films as the Raymond Chandler adaptation, "Murder, My Sweet" (1944; from "Farewell My Lovely"), and the biting indictment of anti-Semitism, "Crossfire" (1947). His career was ended when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 and he served a year in prison as one of the "Hollywood Ten". His fate was sealed by the damning testimony of Edward Dmytryk, who directed the majority of Scott's films.

Relationships

Anne Shirley

Wife
married 1945, divorced 1949 her last film was the Scott production "Murder, My Sweet" (1944)

EDUCATION

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts

Milestones

1947

Refused to testify before House Un-American Activities Committee; later sentenced to one year in prison

1943

First film as producer, "Farewell My Lovely"

1940

Screenwriting debut, "Keeping Company"

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