20 Facts About Adrian Scott


Robert Adrian Scott was an American screenwriter and film producer.

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Adrian Scott was one of the Hollywood Ten and later blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses.

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In 1926, when Adrian Scott was 15,20,000 textile workers in nearby Passaic, New Jersey, closed down the mills.

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Adrian Scott's older brother Allan was a playwright, whose comedy Goodbye Again ran on Broadway for most of 1933.

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Adrian Scott was a film critic and associate editor of Stage magazine from 1936 through 1938.

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Adrian Scott worked on the script for Keeping Company at MGM, We Go Fast at 20th Century Fox, and The Parson of Panamint at Paramount.

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Adrian Scott wrote Mr Lucky at RKO, which was a hit.

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Adrian Scott went on to produce Murder, My Sweet, an adaption of Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler by John Paxton that was directed by Edward Dmytryk.

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Adrian Scott then produced Deadline at Dawn, the only feature film directed by Harold Clurman.

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Adrian Scott produced The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, which was a box-office flop.

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In October 1947, Adrian Scott was called to testify during the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings on Hollywood, but as did nine others, refused to testify.

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Adrian Scott was sentenced to prison along with the other members of the Hollywood Ten.

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Edward Dmytryk, another of the Hollywood Ten, chose to become a 'friendly' witness and testified before the HUAC in 1951 that Adrian Scott pressured him to put communist propaganda in his films.

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In 1955, Adrian Scott published an essay titled "Blacklist: The Liberal's Straightjacket and Its Effect on Content" in Hollywood Review.

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Adrian Scott provided the story for Conspiracy of Hearts under a pseudonym.

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Adrian Scott attempted to make a return to feature-film production in 1967 by producing a new adaption of Monsieur Lecoq; the film was never finished.

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Shortly before his death, Adrian Scott made a television adaption of The Great Man's Whiskers and was credited with his legal name.

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Adrian Scott was married to actress Anne Shirley, who subsequently married another screenwriter, Charles Lederer, nephew of Marion Davies.

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Adrian Scott later married Joan Scott, fellow screenwriter and producer.

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Adrian Scott died from lung cancer in 1972 in Sherman Oaks, California.

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