Stirling Silliphant

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Stirling Dale Silliphant (January 16, 1918 – April 26, 1996) was an American screenwriter and producer.wikipedia
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In the Heat of the Night (film)

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He is best remembered for his screenplay for In the Heat of the Night, for which he won an Academy Award in 1967, and for creating the television series Naked City and Route 66.
The screenplay was by Stirling Silliphant.

Naked City (TV series)

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He is best remembered for his screenplay for In the Heat of the Night, for which he won an Academy Award in 1967, and for creating the television series Naked City and Route 66.
The Naked City episode "Four Sweet Corners" (1959) inspired the series Route 66, created by Stirling Silliphant.

Route 66 (TV series)

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He is best remembered for his screenplay for In the Heat of the Night, for which he won an Academy Award in 1967, and for creating the television series Naked City and Route 66.
The series was created by Herbert B. Leonard and Stirling Silliphant, who were also responsible for the ABC drama Naked City, from which Route 66 was indirectly spun off.

The Towering Inferno

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Other features as screenwriter include the Irwin Allen productions The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.
It was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from a pair of novels, The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.

Huk!

He produced several independent films such as 5 Against the House with Kim Novak, Huk! and Maracaibo.
Huk! is a 1956 American action film directed by John Barnwell and written by Stirling Silliphant filmed in the Philippines.. The film stars George Montgomery, Mona Freeman, John Baer, James Bell, Teddy Benavides and Mario Barri.

Nightfall (1957 film)

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Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
Nightfall is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and written by Stirling Silliphant.

Telefon (film)

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Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
The screenplay by Peter Hyams and Stirling Silliphant is based on the 1975 novel by Walter Wager.

The Liberation of L.B. Jones

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Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
The screenplay by Jesse Hill Ford and Stirling Silliphant is based on Ford's 1965 novel The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones.

Herbert Hoover High School (Glendale)

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He graduated from Hoover High School and was subsequently from the University of Southern California.

The Killer Elite

Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
The screenplay was written by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant adapted from the Robert Syd Hopkins novel, Monkey in the Middle.

Glendale, California

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The family moved to Glendale, California when the brothers were young.

Over the Top (1987 film)

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Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
It was produced and directed by Menahem Golan, and its screenplay was written by Stirling Silliphant and Stallone.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972 film)

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Other features as screenwriter include the Irwin Allen productions The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.

Tiburon, California

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After he became successful, he built a house in Tiburon, California and commuted regularly by air to Los Angeles.

Shaft in Africa

He penned the screenplay for Shaft in Africa, the third film in the Shaft series.
Stirling Silliphant wrote the screenplay.

5 Against the House

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He produced several independent films such as 5 Against the House with Kim Novak, Huk! and Maracaibo.

Space (miniseries)

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He wrote three television miniseries: Pearl (about the attack on Pearl Harbor), Space (based on the James Michener novel about America's early space program), and Mussolini: The Untold Story.

Village of the Damned (1960 film)

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Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).
Stirling Silliphant wrote a script Ronald Colman was contracted for the leading role, but MGM delayed the project, bowing to pressure from religious groups that objected to the sinister depiction of virgin birth.

Marlowe (film)

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Lee was featured in the Silliphant-penned detective movie Marlowe and four episodes of the series Longstreet.
Directed by Paul Bogart, the film was written by Stirling Silliphant based on Chandler's 1949 novel The Little Sister.

The Grass Harp (film)

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Silliphant's last screenplay was for the 1995 film The Grass Harp.
The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant.

Shaft (1971 film)

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He penned the screenplay for Shaft in Africa, the third film in the Shaft series.
Joel Freeman and executive producers Stirling Silliphant and Roger Lewis produced the film.

Tiana Alexandra

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In 1974, Silliphant married Tiana Alexandra Du Long, with whom he had two children, Stirling and Dayle.
She also starred in the made-for-television features Pearl and Fly Away Home, written by her husband Stirling Silliphant.

Maracaibo (film)

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He produced several independent films such as 5 Against the House with Kim Novak, Huk! and Maracaibo. Silliphant wrote or co-wrote 47 feature films, including Maracaibo (produced and directed by and starring Cornel Wilde); the Jacques Tourneur noir Nightfall; Village of the Damned; the Charles Bronson spy thriller Telefon, The Liberation of L.B. Jones (director William Wyler's final film); The Killer Elite (directed by Sam Peckinpah); the Dirty Harry crime drama The Enforcer and the arm wrestling story Over the Top (the latter with its star Sylvester Stallone).

Pearl (miniseries)

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He wrote three television miniseries: Pearl (about the attack on Pearl Harbor), Space (based on the James Michener novel about America's early space program), and Mussolini: The Untold Story.

Circle of Iron

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They had been working on a philosophical martial arts script, The Silent Flute (later known as Circle of Iron), which was to star Lee and James Coburn, and the pre-production even went to the extent of all three going to India on an unsuccessful location hunt.
The film is also known as The Silent Flute, which was the original title of the story conceived by Lee, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant in 1969.