Michael Blankfort


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Michael Blankfort (December 10, 1907 – July 13, 1982) was an American screenwriter, author and playwright. He served as a front for the blacklisted Albert Maltz on the Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Broken Arrow (1950). He was born in New York City and died in Los Angeles.

Film career

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  • ''Now we are part of the world, and the world is part of us. If any part suffers, all suffer. If any part loses freedom, all will lose it.''
    Michael Blankfort. Lewis Milestone. Dickerman (Jack Webb), Halls of Montezuma, reading last letter from a dead GI (1950).
  • ''He's one of those know-it-all types that, if you flatter the wig off him, he chatter like a goony bird at mating time.''
    Michael Blankfort. Lewis Milestone. Johnson (Reginald Gardner), Halls of Montezuma, referring to a captured Japanese prisoner (1950).
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