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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.
- Birth Details
- July 21, 1919
- Hayti, Missouri, United States
- Death Details
- March 28, 1992
- Santa Monica, California, United States
Credits; Film Work
- Producer, Hotel (also see below), Warner Brothers, 1967.
- (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.
Hollywood Reporter, April 6, 1992, p. 41.