Philip Dunne

Active - 1934 - 1992  |   Born - Feb 11, 1908   |   Died - May 2, 1992   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Adventure

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A scriptwriter by the mid '30s, Philip Dunne wrote for many notable directors, including Henry King (Stanley and Livingstone, David and Bathsheba), Henry Hathaway (Johnny Apollo, John Ford (How Green was My Valley), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (The Late George Apley, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Escape), Otto Preminger (Forever Amber), Elia Kazan (Pinky), Henry Koster (The Robe), and Carol Reed (The Agony and the Ecstasy). Dunne debuted as a producer/director in 1955 with the Edwin Booth biopic Prince of Players. He also wrote several of the films he helmed in the '50s, including Hilda Crane, Three Brave Men, and Ten North Frederick. Among his '60s films are the Elvis Presley musical Wild in the Country, scripted by Clifford Odets, and the comic mystery Blindfold.

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