John Howard Lawson (1894–1977)

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John Howard Lawson is not the most famous member of the Hollywood 10, those filmmakers who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities' inquiry into alleged "Communist subversion" in the Hollywood movie industry in 1947, but he was the central figure of the group--the mind if not the heart and soul of the Communist community in Hollywood.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Blockade Writer
(1938)
The Sea Bat Writer
(1930)
(1957)

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 1957 The Careless Years (written by - originally as Edward Lewis)
 1951 Cry, the Beloved Country (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Blockade (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (screenplay)
 1945 Counter-Attack (screenplay)
 1943/I Sahara (screenplay)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic (screenplay)
 1940 Four Sons (original screenplay)
 1940 Earthbound
 1939 They Shall Have Music (screenplay)
 1938 Blockade (original screenplay)
 1938 Algiers (screenplay)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan (adaptation - uncredited)
 1935 Party Wire (screen play)
 1934 Treasure Island (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1934 Success at Any Price (from the play by) / (screen play)
 1933 Good-bye Love (writer)
 1931 Bachelor Apartment (story)
 1930 The Sea Bat (dramatisation)
 1930 The Ship from Shanghai (dramatized for the screen by)
 1929 Dynamite (dialogue)
 1929 The Pagan (titles)
 1928 Dream of Love (titles)
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Stage: Wrote "Pure in Heart", produced on Broadway. Drama. Incidental music by Richard Myers. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Directed by Edward Massey. Longacre Theatre: 20 Mar 1934-Mar 1934 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Joseph Allenton, James Bell, Larry Bolton, Ruth Bond (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Edward Lewis
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His papers are at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, deposited in the Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center. See more »

Nickname:

Jack

Star Sign:

Libra

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