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A noted playwright who occasionally wrote directly for the screen, Maxwell Anderson also wrote original film scripts. His credits include the adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930, with Del Andrews and George Abbott) and Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" (1956), of his numerous plays adapted for the screen by others, "What Price Glory?" (1926; written with Laurence Stallings), Michael Curtiz's "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939) and John Huston's "Key Largo" (1948) stand out.
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Worked as a high school English teacher and did editorial work for San Francisco newspapers
Wrote first play, "The White Desert"
His play "What Price Glory?" (written with Laurence Stallings) was filmed
Contributed dialogue to the award-winning anti-war film "All Quiet on the Western Front"
Adapted "Rain" for the movies
Received Pulitzer Prize for his verse drama "Both Your Houses"
Co-wrote the film adaptation of "Death Takes a Holiday"
Penned the award-winning "Winterset"
Enjoyed stage success with "High Tor"
Co-founded The Playwright's Company which produced many of his subsequent plays
Wrote the stage play "Key Largo"
Penned "Joan of Lorraine"
Enjoyed stage success with "The Bad Seed"; play filmed in 1956
Reportedly did uncredited work on the screenplay for the Oscar-winning "Ben-Hur"