High Noon
World War II
New York Post
Daily Mail
Stanley Kramer
(Movies & TV)
Jose Ferrer
(Movies & TV)
Edmond Rostand

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Carl Foreman

Knowledge Identifier: +Carl_Foreman


Carl Foreman

American screenwriter and film producer who wrote the notable film High Noon add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1914.

Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (21%), California (21%)

Main connections: High Noon, World War II, New York Post

Linked to: Communist Party USA, British Film Institute, Columbia University, House Committee on Un-American Activities




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Carl Foreman was born in 1914 add something


As a student in the 1930s he became an advocate of revolutionary socialism and joined the American Communist Party add something


Returning to writing commercial scripts, by the end of the 1940s, Foreman had become one of the top writers in Hollywood whose successes included the 1949 Kirk Douglas film "Champion" for which Foreman received an Academy award nomination add something


From 1941 to 1942 he was involved with writing three films but his career was interrupted by service in the United States military during World War II add something


He was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s add something


In 1950, he adapted Brian Hooker's English translation of Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" for the 1950 film version, which starred Jose Ferrer, and for which Ferrer won the Academy award for Best Actor add something


In 1951, during production of the film "High Noon", Carl Foreman was summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities add something


Carl Foreman was the screenwriter of "High Noon", a film released in 1952 that is seen by some as an allegory for McCarthyism add something


In 1956 he co-wrote the screenplay with fellow blacklisted writer, Michael Wilson for the equally acclaimed "The Bridge on the River Kwai" add something


He produced and scripted the 1961 smash hit World War II blockbuster "The Guns of Navarone", starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony_Quinn; it remains one of his most popular pictures add something


In addition to his writing of screenplays, Carl Foreman produced ten films, including both producing, writing, and directing 1963s anti-war epic "The Victors", filmed entirely in the United Kingdom add something


In 1965 he was made a governor of the British Film Institute, serving until 1971 add something


He is credited as "presenter" on the smash hit 1966 film "Born Free", and both presented and produced its sequel, "Living Free" in 1972 add something


In 1970, Foreman was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


Near the end of his life, Carl Foreman returned to the United States where he died of a brain tumor in 1984 in Beverly Hills, California add something


This was only rectified posthumously in 1984 and his name was added to the award add something

Carl Foreman died in 1984 add something


High Noon - According to the 2002 documentary "Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents", written, produced, and directed by Lionel Chetwynd, Foreman's role in the creation and production of "High Noon" has over the years been unfairly downplayed in favor of Foreman's former partner and producer, Stanley Kramer


Asif Kapadia - "The Warrior" was described in the British Press as "epic" and "stunning" and was nominated for three BAFTA *awards, winning two: the Alexander Korda *award for the outstanding British Film of the Year 2003 and The Carl Foreman *award for Special Achievement by a Director, Screenwriter or Producer in their First Feature


He was an editorial writer and senior film critic for the "New York Post" before relocating to London in 2004 to work for the "Daily Mail" add something


In 2008 he became one of the founders of the monthly British center-right current affairs magazine "Standpoint" add something