Sunday, March 02, 2008

Happy birthday, David Goodis.

Author-screenwriter David Goodis was born today in Philadelphia in 1917. Among his several gritty works, he is probably best known for Dark Passage (1946; film with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1947) and Down There (1956; filmed by Francois Truffaut as Shoot the Piano Player, 1960). He died in 1967.

For a summary of Goodis v. United Artists Television (that deals with the copyright infringement case of the United Artists adaptation of Dark Passage into the TV series The Fugitive), go here.

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