Ira Wallach



Life Events


Screenwrote "Boys Night Out"


Screenwrote "Don't Make Waves" which starred Tony Curtis and Claudia Cardinale


Screenwrote "Hot Millions" which earned him an Oscar nomination


Movie Clip

Wheeler Dealers, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Surprise Becomes You Wall Street firm boss Bear (Jim Backus) is setting up his token female stock analyst Molly Thatcher (Lee Remick) to fail so he can fire her when he gives her a new assignment, and she meets visiting Texan client Henry Tyroon (James Garner), in The Wheeler Dealers, 1963.
Wheeler Dealers, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Lose, Mr. Feinberg We don't quite know the game oil-man Henry Tyroon (James Garner) is playing, except that he's come from Texas to NYC to hustle up some funds, as he meets cabbie Feinberg (Robert Strauss) at then-Idlewild airport, early in The Wheeler Dealers, 1963, co-starring Lee Remick.
Boys' Night Out (1962) -- (Movie Clip) We Should Have Gone Bowling Four New York commuters, single Fred (James Garner) and married George, Doug and Howard (Tony Randall, Howard Duff, Howard Morris) lamenting that their Thursday night standing date has grown dull, William Bendix their barkeep, opening the Kim Novak comedy vehicle Boys’ Night Out, 1962.
Boys' Night Out (1962) -- (Movie Clip) The Boys Are All Aces Single Fred (James Garner) intends to chivalrously talk sociology student Cathy (Kim Novak) out of posing as a hired companion for him and his three married buddies, but she’s a step ahead, so George (Tony Randal), with Doug and Howard (Howard Duff, Howard Morris) prepares for the first date, in Boys’ Night Out, 1962.
Boys' Night Out (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Tea Many Martoonis Bachelor Fred (James Garner) is drinking alone, thinking his three married buddies won’t show up to see the love-nest apartment he had intended to fail to rent, so he’s that much more surprised when Cathy (Kim Novak, her first scene) appears, when he hasn’t even placed the second ad, for a shared companion, in Boys’ Night Out, 1962.
Hot Millions -- (Movie Clip) I Believe It Was Hitler Paroled con man Pendleton (co-screenwriter Peter Ustinov), posing as "Smith," his first interview with American big-shot Kemper (Karl Malden), bluffing computer expert Gnatpole (Bob Newhart) with newly-acquired technical jargon, in Hot Millions, 1968.
Hot Millions -- (Movie Clip) When's Coffee Break? Co-screenwriter Peter Ustinov, as con-man Pendleton, his scam underway, and Patty (Maggie Smith), who have flats in the same house, are surprised to meet at work, Karl Malden their boss, early in Hot Millions, 1968.
Hot Millions -- (Movie Clip) Not A Moth Man Con-man Pendleton (co-writer Peter Ustinov), fresh from prison, having scammed his way into a posh London club, contrives to persuade an erratic computer expert (Robert Morley) to disappear, early in Hot Millions, 1968.
Hot Millions -- (Movie Clip) Wormwood Scrubs At what appears to be the real Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London, co-screenwriter Peter Ustinov (as "Pendleton"), Peter Jones as the prison governor, parting ways, the irresistible opening from Hot Millions, 1968.


Lillian Wallach