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Blacklisting and aftermath
Bercovici was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and blacklisted. He was named by Edward Dmytryk and Richard Collins. On May 16, 1951, swore he was not a member of the Communist Party, but invoked his fifth amendment right to incriminate himself when he was asked whether he had been a member in the past. He moved to Europe and worked in the European film industry until about 1958, when it was announced he would write the Tyrone Power film Two Against Tomorrow, but Power's death ended the project.
Bercovici was married to Frances Ellis; she died in an apparent suicide on May 23, 1951, while Bercovici was being investigated for Communist activities.
|The Preacher's Wife||1996||Earlier screenplay The Bishop's Wife|
|Story of a Woman||1970||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Square of Violence||1961||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Under Ten Flags||1960||Screenplay - Originally uncredited|
|Torment of Love||1956||Director Writer|
|Kiss the Blood off My Hands||1948||Writer|
|Portrait of Jennie||1948||Adaptation|
|The Lost Moment||1947||Writer|
|The Bishop's Wife||1947||Writer|
|Moss Rose||1947||Contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited|
|Racket Busters||1938||Original screenplay|
|Police Story||1976||"Payment Deferred"||Story|
|Ironside||1975||"A Matter of Life or Death||Story|
|Petrocelli||1974||"The Golden Cage||Story|
|The Streets of San Francisco||1974||"Cry Help!"||Story|
|Police Story||1974||"Fathers and Sons"||Story|
|TV de Vanguarda||1955||"O Momento Perdido"||Undetermined|
|Gabrielle||1941||Written by||Based on Tristan by Thomas Mann)|
|The Holmeses of Baker Street||1936-1937||Adapted by|
|Substitute for Murder||1935||Written by|
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- "Marta Toren, Actress, Is Dead; Swedish Film and Stage Star, 30". The New York Times. 1957-02-20. Retrieved 2020-01-13 – via Proquest Historical Newspapers.
- Atkinson, Brooks (1941-03-26). "The Play: Leonardo Bercovici's 'Gabrielle' Is Based on Thomas Mann's Short Story 'Tristan'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-01-13 – via Proquest Historical Newspapers.
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