Philip Yordan

Film writer

1914 – 2003

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Who was Philip Yordan?

Philip Yordan 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.

Some of his films include The Chase, Whistle Stop, House of Strangers, Houdini, Broken Lance, Johnny Guitar, The Big Combo, The Harder They Fall, The Bravados and God's Little Acre. He worked several times in collaboration with independent producer Samuel Bronston and contributed to the screenplays of such films as King of Kings, El Cid, 55 Days at Peking, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Circus World.

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Born
Apr 1, 1914
Chicago
Also known as
  • Phil
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Laws, Chicago–Kent College of Law
Died
Mar 24, 2003
La Jolla

Submitted
on July 23, 2013