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      Paul Monash

      Paul Monash

      Highest Rated: 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 23% The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

      Birthday: Jun 14, 1917

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      While Paul Monash is accurately remembered as a writer and producer of terrific entertainment, he also strived to bring social issues to light, and to push the artistic boundaries of film and television. His early career included work on anthologies such as "Studio One in Hollywood," which made the jump from radio to television in the late '40s. During the mid-to-late '50s, he received critical acclaim for his writing on these shows, and subsequently scripted and produced the pilot for "The Untouchables," which became an influential crime show, followed by the wildly successful drama "Peyton Place" in the '60s. Both "Peyton Place" and Monash's legal series "Judd for the Defense" touched on controversial topics such as teen pregnancy and blacklisting, although the latter was never very popular. By decade's end, he was turning his attention to producing feature films, and throughout the late '60s and '70s worked with George Roy Hill and others to get classics such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Slaughterhouse-Five," and "The Front Page" up on the big screen. He closed the '70s with a critically lauded television adaptation of the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," which he wrote, and his output slowed afterward (although he was a consultant on the sci-fi series "V" from 1984 to 1985). However, during the '90s he won praise for screenplays about political figures Joseph Stalin and George Wallace, winning the Humanitas Prize for the latter, which presented its title character in a more complex light.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      23% 33% The Rage: Carrie 2 Producer $17.8M 1999
      74% 82% Big Trouble in Little China Executive Producer $11.0M 1986
      100% 70% All Quiet on the Western Front Screenwriter - 1979
      93% 77% Carrie Producer - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Executive Producer - 1975
      58% 74% The Front Page Producer - 1974
      98% 87% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Producer - 1973
      82% 68% Slaughterhouse Five Producer - 1972
      88% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Executive Producer - 1969
      No Score Yet 37% Deadfall Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet 100% The Scarface Mob Writer - 1962
      No Score Yet 56% The Crimebusters Writer - 1961
      95% 92% Touch of Evil Writer - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bailout at 43,000 Screenwriter - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Manhunt Screenwriter - 1954

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Producer 1964-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Executive Producer 1967-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Producer,
      Writer
      1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Writer 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Writer 1955