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John Bright

John Bright

American screenwriter
John Bright
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Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter Fashion designer Costume designer
From United States of America
Type Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1908, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death 14 September 1989, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 81 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Notable Works
The Public Enemy  
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Biography

John Milton Bright (1908-1989) was an American journalist, screenwriter and political activist.

Bright was born in Baltimore and worked with Ben Hecht as a newspaper journalist in Chicago. With fellow journalist Kubec Glasmon, Bright co-wrote a series of stories adapted as screenplays. The most notable of these, Beer and Blood, became the 1931 film The Public Enemy starring James Cagney. The two were nominated for a 1931 Academy Award for Best Story.

In 1933 he became one of the ten founders of the Screen Writers Guild. As with other founders and members of the Screen Writers Guild, Bright was targeted in the early 1950s by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and put on the Hollywood blacklist.

Bright's wife Josefina Fierro was a Mexican-American activist in her own right. Bright fled to Mexico and wrote screenplays for at least two Mexican films.

His 2002 memoir was called Worms in the Winecup.

Films

Bright's credits as a screenwriter, often collaborating with others, include:

  • Smart Money (1931)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • Blonde Crazy (1931)
  • The Crowd Roars (1932)
  • Three on a Match (1932)
  • Taxi! (1932)
  • If I Had a Million (1932)
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • San Quentin (1937)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
  • The Brave Bulls (1951)
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https://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-28/news/mn-41_1_john-bright
http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0008zk3z&title=Bright,%20John
http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz000905wx&title=%20Hollywood%20Blacklist
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX5009478
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14012220k
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14012220k
https://d-nb.info/gnd/124918409
http://isni.org/isni/0000000121193380
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50040892
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p308238478
https://www.idref.fr/059342854
https://viaf.org/viaf/7415850
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n50040892
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