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Richard Mason (I) (1919–1997)

Richard Mason is best-known as the author of "The World of Suzie Wong", which became both a Broadway production starring William Shatner and a successful film. He was born in Hale, England, educated in boarding schools, and served in the RAF in World War II as a Japanese translator. His second novel, "The Wind Cannot Read", was made into a movie, ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1960 The World of Suzie Wong (novel)
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica (novel)
 1958 The Wind Cannot Read (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Robbery Under Arms (additional scenes)
 1956 Pacific Destiny (screenplay)
 1956 A Town Like Alice (screenplay)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (book "The Wind Cannot Read" - 1 episode)
- The Wind Cannot Read (1953) ... (book "The Wind Cannot Read")
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 1959 Way to a New World (Short)
 1956 Paper Run (Short)
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 1984 Birdy
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 1951 Double Trouble (Short) (assistant director)
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 1958 Welcome Your Majesty (Short) (unit manager)

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The author of The World of Suzie Wong, he wrote five other novels, two as Richard Lakin: The Body Fell on Berlin, a mystery; The Shadow and the Peak, made into the film Passionate Summer; The Wind Cannot Read, made into a film starring Dirk Bogarde; Angel Take Care, another mystery; and The Fever Tree, a story of espionage set in India and Nepal. See more »

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