San Francisco Examiner (17/Jun/1995) - Charles Bennett Award-winning screenwriter
- article: Charles Bennett Award-winning screenwriter
- newspaper: San Francisco Examiner (17/Jun/1995)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Blackmail (1929), Charles Bennett, Foreign Correspondent (1940), Saboteur (1942), The 39 Steps (1935), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Charles Bennett Award-winning screenwriter
The British-born writer co-scripted the screenplay for the first British talkie, "Blackmail,' which Hitchcock directed. It was based on Mr. Bennett's play of the same name, which had been produced in London.
Mr. Bennett is credited with more than 50 produced screenplays. In his later years, he worked in television, writing episodes of such series as "The Wild, Wild West" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."
In March, Mr. Bennett — one of the last members of Hollywood's original "British colony" — was honored by the Writers Guild of America West with the Screen Laurel Award, its highest honor.