Wendell Mayes Biography (1919-1992)

Full name, Wendell Curran Mayes; born July 21, 1919, in Hayti, MO; died of cancer, March 28, 1992, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Von (a lawyer) and Irene (ateacher; maiden name, Haynes) Mayes. Addresses: Office: 1504 Bel-AirRd., Los Angeles, CA 90077.; Agent: George Diskant, 1033 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
screenwriter
Birth Details
July 21, 1919
Hayti, Missouri, United States
Death Details
March 28, 1992
Santa Monica, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Work
  • Producer, Hotel (also see below), Warner Brothers, 1967.
  • Credits; Screenplays
  • (With Billy Wilder and Charles Lederer) The Spirit of St. Louis, Warner Brothers, 1957.
  • The Enemy Below, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
  • The Way to the Gold, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
  • (With Robert Buckner) From Hell to Texas (also known as Manhunt), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • The Hunters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • (With Halsted Welles) The Hanging Tree, Warner Brothers, 1959.
  • Anatomy of a Murder, Columbia, 1959.
  • (With John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, and Claude Binyon) North to Alaska, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Advise and Consent, Columbia, 1962.
  • (With Joseph Landon) Von Ryan's Express, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
  • In Harm's Way, Paramount, 1965.
  • Hotel, Warner Brothers, 1967.
  • (With Alvin Sargent) The Stalking Moon, National General Pictures,1968.
  • The Revengers, National General Pictures, 1972.
  • (With Stirling Silliphant) The Poseidon Adventure, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
  • Death Wish, Paramount, 1974.
  • Bank Shot, United Artists, 1974.
  • Go Tell the Spartans, Avco Embassy, 1978.
  • (With John Melson) Love and Bullets, Associated Film Distribution,1979.
  • (With Abraham Polonsky) Monsignor, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • Also author of the screenplay for Charlie.
  • Credits; Television Scripts
  • "The Most Blessed Woman," Kraft Theater, NBC, 1957.
  • Savage: In the Orient (pilot), CBS, 1983.
  • Criminal Behavior (movie; based on the novel The Ferguson Affair, by Ross MacDonald), ABC, 1992.
  • Also author of television scripts for No Riders, Death Is a Spanish Dancer, Hang up My Guns, Cynara, and Profile in Courage; writer forPond Theater and Studio One.

Further Reference

Periodicals:

  • Hollywood Reporter, April 6, 1992, p. 41.

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