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
, 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.