Philip Yordan. Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law ...
1962 55 Days at Peking(Nicholas Ray) and Day of the Triffids(Steve Sekely). Though Yordan is co-credited with the screenplay for 55 Days at Peking,Bernard Gordon said, "The story and script were written entirely by me. . . . He [Philip Yordan] did no writing at all." Arnaud D'Usseau was aboard (uncredited) for ―
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55 Days at Peking' Is Drama of the Boxer Rebellion in China. ... his associate, Andrew Marton; Philip Yordan and Bernard Gordon, the script writers, and an energetic cast have made these "55 Days ...
May 20, 2008 · This entry was posted on May 20, 2008 at 9:14 am and is filed under FILM with tags 55 Days in Peking, Ava Gardner, Bernard Gordon, David Niven, Hollywood Exile, Nicholas Ray, Philip Yordan, Robert Hamer, Samuel Bronston.
Box office. $10 million. 55 Days at Peking is a 1963 American epic historical war film dramatizing the siege of the foreign legations' compounds in Peking (now known as Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion, which took place in China from 1899 to 1901. It was produced by Samuel Bronston for Allied Artists, with a screenplay by Philip Yordan and ...
Shortly after moving into the apartment, Gordon wrote with Philip Yordan the screenplay for “55 days at Peking”. According to Gordon, that title was seen by Yordan’s second wife, Merlyn, in a bookshop in London in the 1960s – Gordon had initially chosen “Boxer Rebellion” as a title.
Apr 03, 2003 · For example, Gordon said, in 1963 when he and Yordan were co-screenwriters for “55 Days at Peking,” which was produced by Samuel Bronston and starred Charlton Heston and David Niven, the two ...
Mar 26, 2015 · El Cid had a great story, an intelligent script, a charismatic star (Charlton Heston) and in the person of Anthony Mann a director who understood the epic genre. 55 Days at Peking, released two years later, has the same charismatic star but unfortunately it lacks the other qualities that made El Cid such a superb film. Having said that, it ...
Philip Yordan. Philip Yordan in San Diego, 1988. Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who produced several films. He acted as a front for blacklisted writers although his use of surrogate screenwriters predates the McCarthy era.
- screenwriter, actor