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Gladys Hill was a screenwriter and film executive. She is best known as co-writer of the screenplay for The Man Who Would Be King [1] for which she received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay,[2] she also co-wrote screenplays for The Kremlin Letter and Reflections in a Golden Eye.[3]

Hill's film career began in 1946 as dialogue director on The Stranger, directed by Orson Welles. She went on to be dialogue director on other films such as John Huston's We Were Strangers in 1949, and The Prowler in 1951 which was directed by Joseph Losey. In 1962 Hill became head assistant to Director John Huston, a position which continued through 11 more films with Huston. She acted in 3 movies in the 1960s and 70s. Hill died in 1981.

Credits as Writer

  • Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1967
  • The Kremlin Letter, 1970
  • The Man Who Would Be King, 1975

Credits as Actor

  • The Night of the Iguana, 1964
  • Winter Kills, 1979
  • Wise Blood, 1979

Credits as Assistant to John Huston

  • Freud, 1962
  • The List of Adrian Messenger, 1963
  • The Night of the Iguana, 1964
  • The Bible: In the Beginning, 1966
  • Sinful Davey, 1969
  • Fat City, 1972
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972
  • The MacKintosh Man, 1973
  • Phobia, 1980
  • Victory, 1981
  • Annie, 1982


  1. ^ "Script of The man who would be king - Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library". Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  2. ^ "The Man Who Would Be King (1975)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  3. ^ "IMDB Biography". Retrieved 2013-01-06.

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