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Morton Fine

Show Count: 7
Series Count: 9
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: December 24, 1916, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: March 7, 1991 , Santa Monica, California, USA

Morton Fine (December 24, 1916, Baltimore, Maryland – March 7, 1991, Santa Monica, California) was an American screenwriter.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Fine worked in an advertising agency, a bookstore, and an aircraft factory before joining the Army Air Force in 1942. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Fine returned to school after his military service ended in 1944 and earned a master's degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh. After an unprofitable stint writing for magazines, he moved to California and turned to writing for radio programs. It was then that he met David Friedkin and began a long writing partnership. Fine wrote several nationally-broadcast radio shows in collaboration with David Friedkin, including Broadway Is My Beat and Crime Classics.

The writing duo then moved on to film and television where their credits include The Pawnbroker (for which he won the Writers Guild of America Awardfor Best Written American Drama in 1965), The Nativity, The Greek Tycoon, I Spy, The Next Man, The Most Deadly Game, and several television Westerns including The Rifleman, The Big Valley, Maverick, and more.

Source: Wikipedia

ABC Radio WorkshopABC Radio Workshop
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 1953
Cast: Ray Bradbury, Bill Hudson, Francis Urey, Monty Himmelbaum, Mary Dean Moss, Marion Richman, Jo Ellen Chambers, Curt Converse, Roy Schumann, Nan Rodman, Ray Fielding
Producer: John Eppolitto, Steve Markham
Host: Dave Ballard
"Think! You! Live in a world made by you. A world of fact and fantasy. But where does fact end and fantasy begin? This is a program designed to make you think."
Bold VentureBold Venture
Show Count: 59
Broadcast History: 1951-1952
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Jester Hairston
Director: Henry Hayward
Producer: Santana Productions
Bold Venture brings you adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall together in the sultry setting of Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean.
CounterspyCounterspy
Show Count: 58
Broadcast History: 18 May 1942 to 31 August 1950, 13 October 1950 to 24 September 1953 and 5 October 1953 to 29 November 1957
Cast: Bryna Raeburn, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Mandel Kramer, Don McLaughlin
Director: Marx B Loeb, Bill Sweets, Robert Steen, Victor Seydel, Leonard Bass.
Producer: Phillips H. Lord
At first it was easy because of the war in Europe against the might of The Third Reich and The Pacific conflict taking place against the Japanese. The stories were based on Counter espionage which took place against both these nations.
Crime ClassicsCrime Classics
Show Count: 51
Broadcast History: June 1953 to June 1954
Cast: Lou Merrill, Ben Wright, Barney Phillips, Mary Jane Croft, Bill Johnstone, Paula Winslowe, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Betty Harford, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Norma LeMond, Roy Rowan
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Crime Classics was a United States radio docudrama which aired as a sustaining series over CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954.
On StageOn Stage
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 1 January 1953 to 30 September 1953
Cast: Ben Wright, Elliott Lewis, Howard McNear, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Harry Bartell, Cathy Lewis, Barney Phillips, Peggy Webber
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Philip Morris PlayhousePhilip Morris Playhouse
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 1939 to 1949, November 1948 to July 1949, and March 1951 to September 1953
Sponsor: Philip Morris Cigarettes
Cast: Vincent Price, Dan Dailey, Cathy Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, Elliott Lewis, Howard Duff, Joseph Kearns, Sidney Miller, Jerry Hausner, James Mathews, William Conrad, Vanessa Brown, Lew Ayres, June Allyson, Robert Culp, Mandel Kramer, Peter Lorre, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley
Director: William Spier, Charles Martin
Producer: William Spier, Charles Martin
On Friday evenings at 8:30 pm, from 1939 until 1944, everyone who had a radio gathered round it to listed to the music, variety and drama offerings of Philip Morris Playhouse. It continued again in 1948 until 1951.