Elliott Arnold

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Elliot Arnold
Born(1912-09-13)September 13, 1912
Brooklyn, New York, United States
DiedMay 13, 1980(1980-05-13) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupations
  • Newspaper feature writer
  • novelist
  • screenwriter
Spouse
(m. 1964)

Elliott Arnold (September 13, 1912 – May 13, 1980) was an American newspaper feature writer, novelist, and screenwriter. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he became a feature writer with the New York World-Telegram and authored dozens of novels.

Career[edit]

Among his books, Elliott Arnold is probably best known for his 1947 novel Blood Brother, which was adapted into the acclaimed 1950 motion picture Broken Arrow and a 1956 TV series of the same name. The popular Indian Wedding Blessing is based on a passage from Blood Brother.[1][2] His 1949 biography of Sigmund Romberg was made into the 1954 musical film, Deep in My Heart; his 1956 novel Rescue! was adapted into the 1964 film Flight from Ashiya about the U.S. Air Force's Air Rescue Service.

Personal life[edit]

Arnold married actress Glynis Johns on October 1, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, having announced their engagement on June 24, though they subsequently divorced on January 4, 1973.[3] Written by Arnold, A Night of Watching (1973) was dedicated to her.

He died in New York City on May 13, 1980 at the age of sixty-seven.

Published books[edit]

  • Two Loves (1934)
  • Personal Combat (1936)
  • Only The Young (1939)
  • Nose for News; The Way of Life of a Reporter (1941)
  • Finlandia! The Story of Sibelius (1941)
  • Commandos: A Novel (1942; adapted into 1943 American war film First Comes Courage)
  • First Comes Courage (1943)
  • Tomorrow Will Sing (1945; also published as an Armed Services Edition)
  • Blood Brother (1947; University of Nebraska Press;[4] also published as an Armed Services Edition; adapted into 1950 American Western film Broken Arrow)
  • Everybody Slept Here (1948)
  • Deep in My Heart, a Story Based on the Life of Sigmund Romberg (1949)
  • Walk with the Devil (1950)
  • The Time of the Gringo (1953)
  • Broken Arrow (1954)
  • White Falcon (1955)
  • Rescue! (1956; repressed as Flight from Ashiya in 1959)
  • Brave Jimmy Stone (1962)
  • A Night of Watching (1967)
  • Kind of Secret Weapon (1969)
  • Code of Conduct: A Novel (1970)
  • Forests of the Night (1971)
  • Spirit of Cochise (1972)
  • Proving Ground: A Novel (1973)
  • Camp Grant Massacre: A Novel (1976)
  • Quicksand: A Novel of the City (1977)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mead, Rebecca (2007). One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. p. 135. ISBN 1-59420-088-2.
  2. ^ Falk, Leah (February 11, 2016). "The Fakelore of the Apache Wedding Blessing".
  3. ^ "Glynis Johns Companions" tcm.com, retrieved April 7, 2019
  4. ^ Arnold, Elliott (1979). Blood Brother. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803259018.

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