Screenwriter Walter Bernstein has died aged 101. After serving in WW2, he was uncredited script assistant at Columbia and Universal, until he was blacklisted during the McCarthy Communism scare of the 1950s. He continued to work under pseudonyms until Sidney Lumet signed him for That Kind of Woman. Other scripts of the time he worked on included The Train (underrated Frankenheimer war flick), Fail-Safe and The Magnificent Seven. However, his best success came with the Oscar for The Front, a film about Bernstein’s experiences being blacklisted. He was a unique pick for The Colnbrook Coroner.
20 August 1919 – 23 January 2021