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M. Charles Cohen


M. Charles Cohenb. 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitobad. April 1998 in Montréal, Québec

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Maxwell Charles Cohen wrote scripts for more than 200 US and Canadian TV shows including Roots, Dark Victory, Young Joe: The Forgotten Kennedy and The First Circle, a Canada/France coproduction adapted from the Alexander Solzhenitsyn novel. He also wrote The Drylanders, the first feature film produced by the National Film Board of Canada. In 1988, he was presented with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television lifetime achievement award. He died of cancer at the age of 71.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Tales Out of School (1958)
Lord Elgin: Voice of the People (959)

Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle (1965)
The Business of Farming (1961)
The Broken Chain (1962)
Georges-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec (1962)
The Silent Partner (1963)
Drylanders (1963)
The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson (1964)
Age of the Buffalo (1964)
David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker (1964)
Little White Crimes (1966)
People of the Buffalo (1968)
Seniority Versus Ability (1968)

If I Had a Million (TV-1973)
Senior Year (TV-1974)
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV-1977)

First Circle (TV-1991)

TV Series – at least 1 episode:
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1966)

Sunshine (1975)
Roots (co-writer, mini-series, 1977)