Edward Anhalt

Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
After working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Pathe and CBS-TV, Edward Anhalt teamed with his wife Edna (nee Richards) during World War II to write pulp fiction. After the war, they graduated to writing ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1914 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (38)

The Take 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Holcroft Covenant 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Green Ice 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Escape to Athena 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Luther 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man in the Glass Booth 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jeremiah Johnson 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boeing Boeing 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Becket 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wives and Lovers 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sins of Rachel Cade 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Young Savages 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Love and War 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Restless Years 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pride and the Passion 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pride and the Passion 1957 (Movie)

(From Story)

Not As a Stranger 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Member Of The Wedding 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Contract on Cherry Street (TV Show)

Screenplay

Madame X (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Panic in the Streets (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Panic in the Streets (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Peter the Great (TV Show)

Screenplay

Qb VII (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Crime Doctor's Diary (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Day Christ Died (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Member of the Wedding (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Neon Empire (TV Show)

From Story

The Sniper (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (6)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Grand Designer (Actor)

Madame X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere to Hide 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

Sanatorium Doctor (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

(Actor)

Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Pathe and CBS-TV, Edward Anhalt teamed with his wife Edna (nee Richards) during World War II to write pulp fiction. After the war, they graduated to writing screenplays for thrillers, initially using the joint pseudonym Andrew Holt. Put under contract by Columbia, the Anhalts scripted "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" (1947). After a stint at Twentieth Century Fox during which they earned an Oscar for the screen story to the urban thriller "Panic in the Streets" (1950), the husband and wife team returned to Columbia as writer-producers. Perhaps their most notable effort was the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" which preserved the stage performances of Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde and Ethel Waters. After the couple divorced, Anhalt proved a versatile, consistently effective (and reputedly speedy) scenarist. He penned the superb adaptation of Irwin Shaw's WWII novel "The Young Lions" (1958) and the slick "Wives and Lovers" (1963). The screenwriter earned a second Academy Award for his excellent adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play "Becket" (1964), Subsequent solo outings included "The Boston Strangler" (1968), "The Madwoman of Chaillot" (1969) and two for Ely A. Landau's American Film Theatre, "Luther" (1974) and "The Man in the Glass Booth" (1975).

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Companion
married five times

Edna Anhalt

Wife
born on April 10, 1914 collaborated together on several features married in 1935 divorced in 1956

Jonathan Barry

Nephew

Huguette Patenaude

Wife
fifth wife survived him

EDUCATION

George Washington High School

New York , New York

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1990

Last produced script, the TV-movie "The Take"

1985

Scripted the NBC miniseries "Peter the Great"

1985

Last screenplay, "The Holcroft Covenant"; co-written with George Axelrod and John Hopkins

1980

Co-wrote the CBS TV-movie "The Day Christ Died"

1977

Wrote the NBC TV-movie "Contract on Cherry Street", starring Frank Sinatra

1975

Wrote screen adaptation of Robert Shaw's play "The Man in the Glass Booth", also produced by American Film Theatre

1974

Scripted the ABC miniseries "QB VII"; earned Emmy nomination

1974

Adapted "Luther" for the screen, produced under the auspices of American Film Theatre

1972

With John Milius, co-wrote "Jeremiah Johnson"

1968

Adapted "The Madwoman of Chaillot"

1968

Scripted "The Boston Strangler"

1964

Earned second Oscar for penning screen adaptation of "Becket"

1958

Wrote "The Young Lions"

1952

Produced (with Edna Anhalt) "My Six Convicts", "Eight Iron Men" and "The Member of the Wedding"

1950

With Edna, provided story for "Panic in the Streets"; won Oscar

1946

With wife Edna, wrote "Avalanche" and "Strange Voyage" under the joint pseudonym Andrew Holt

1937

Was camera operator and editor working under Willard Van Dyke

1935

Wrote the documentary "Problem Child"

Worked as a camera operator at CBS TV, involved in first experiments in pre-broadcast color TV

Under contract at Twentieth Century Fox

Staff writer at Columbia Pictures; wrote script for "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" with Edna Anhalt

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