Paul Monash

While Paul Monash is accurately remembered as a writer and producer of terrific entertainment, he also strived to bring social issues to light, and to push the artistic boundaries of film and television. His early ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1917

Filmography

Writer (17)

The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Writer

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Writer

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

("The Singin' Idol") (From Story)

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Writer

The Gun Runners 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Touch of Evil 1958 (Movie)

from screenplay (From Story)

The Safecracker 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

George Wallace (TV Show)

Screenplay

Killer Rules (TV Show)

Screenplay

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Show)

Screenplay

Salem's Lot (TV Show)

Screenplay

Stalin (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (14)

Carrie 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Carrie 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Judd, For the Defense 1967 - 1969 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Deadfall 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Show)

Producer

The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

While Paul Monash is accurately remembered as a writer and producer of terrific entertainment, he also strived to bring social issues to light, and to push the artistic boundaries of film and television. His early career included work on anthologies such as "Studio One in Hollywood," which made the jump from radio to television in the late '40s. During the mid-to-late '50s, he received critical acclaim for his writing on these shows, and subsequently scripted and produced the pilot for "The Untouchables," which became an influential crime show, followed by the wildly successful drama "Peyton Place" in the '60s. Both "Peyton Place" and Monash's legal series "Judd for the Defense" touched on controversial topics such as teen pregnancy and blacklisting, although the latter was never very popular. By decade's end, he was turning his attention to producing feature films, and throughout the late '60s and '70s worked with George Roy Hill and others to get classics such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Slaughterhouse-Five," and "The Front Page" up on the big screen. He closed the '70s with a critically lauded television adaptation of the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," which he wrote, and his output slowed afterward (although he was a consultant on the sci-fi series "V" from 1984 to 1985). However, during the '90s he won praise for screenplays about political figures Joseph Stalin and George Wallace, winning the Humanitas Prize for the latter, which presented its title character in a more complex light.

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