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A. I. Bezzerides

9 August 1908 to 1 January 2007

Screenwriter Bezzerides is best known for his hard boiled dialogue in films such as Kiss Me Deadly (1955). His novels provided the basis for They Drive By Night (1940) and Thieves Highway (1949), with him adapting the latter book himself. Other films include Sirocco (1951) and On Dangerous Ground (1952).