Cinema: Case of the Missing Scripter

The only notable change of expression that flickered over the bored faces of Hollywood's stars and officials at the recent Oscar-awarding ceremonies came when the name of Robert Rich was announced as the writer of the year's best original motion picture story, The Brave One. After a startled pause, eyebrows raised curiously. Who was Robert Rich?

Who, Indeed? Up to the stage trotted Jesse Lasky Jr., an officer of the Screen Writers' Guild. The academy had asked Lasky to pick up Rich's Oscar after someone claiming he was Rich phoned to say that he had...

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