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Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein
Adjunct Faculty

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Biography

A major American screenwriter, Mr. Bernstein was blacklisted in the 1950s, a victim of the Republican-led HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) who wrote under pseudonyms during the blacklist period. His many credits include The Molly Maguires, Fail Safe, The Money Trap, The Magnificent Seven, The Betsy, The Front, Semi-Tough, and The House on Carroll Street. The Front is based on his experiences during the blacklist. He is a recipient of the Writers Guild of America East Lifetime Achievement Award, and he also wrote the book Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist.