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San Francisco Chronicle (26/Dec/1995) - Charles Bennett Suspense screenwriter



Charles Bennett Suspense screenwriter

Screenwriter Charles Bennett, whose collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock breathed suspense into classics such as "The 39 Steps" and "The Man Who Knew Too Much," has died. He was 95.

Mr. Bennett died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Among his first efforts was "Blackmail," which also marked the beginning of Mr. Bennett's decade-long affiliation with Hitchcock, ending in 1940 with "Foreign Correspondent."

In the United States, he is credited with a remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Reap the Wild Wind," among other films.