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Fritz Leiber

  • Jan 31, 1882 - Oct 14, 1949 (age 67)
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1950
Devil's Doorway
MovieSep 15, 1950

Devil's Doorway

After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian …
After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians.
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1949
Samson and Delilah
MovieDec 21, 1949

Samson and Delilah

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful …
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.
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Bagdad
MovieNov 23, 1949

Bagdad

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad …
An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.
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Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber passed away.
Bride of Vengeance
MovieApr 7, 1949

Bride of Vengeance

A female Borgia is sent out to live up to the family name by …
A female Borgia is sent out to live up to the family name by killing someone, but falls in love with her intended victim.
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Song of India
MovieFeb 28, 1949

Song of India

A young arrogant Indian prince and his girl decide to hunt …
A young arrogant Indian prince and his girl decide to hunt animals in the forbidden jungle for a zoo. A local boy helps the captured animals and confronts the prince.
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1948
Inner Sanctum
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MovieOct 15, 1948

Inner Sanctum

A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder …
A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.
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Another Part of the Forest
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MovieMay 18, 1948

Another Part of the Forest

Fifteen years after the Civil …
Fifteen years after the Civil War the people of Bowden, Alabama still hate Marcus Hubbard for wartime profiteering. He's also at odds with wife Lavinia and his sons, conniving Ben and weak Oscar; but beautiful daughter Regina gets all she wants from him. Conflicts intensify when Regina gets involved with John Bagtry, scion of the old gentry, and Oscar with the Ku Klux Klan; on a stormy night, family relationships unravel.
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To the Ends of the Earth
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MovieFeb 27, 1948

To the Ends of the Earth

After witnessing an incident …
After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.
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Adventures of Casanova
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MovieFeb 7, 1948

Adventures of Casanova

After Palermo falls in 1793, a …
After Palermo falls in 1793, a notorious ladies man joins the underground resistance movement--but still finds time for the ladies.
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1947
High Conquest
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MovieJun 21, 1947

High Conquest

A mountain climber from America (Warren Douglas) is …
A mountain climber from America (Warren Douglas) is obsessed by his fear of the Matterhorn, where his father had died on an ascent. Other than begging the question of why he was pursuing mountain climbing to begin with, it does serve as a starting point for the plot. He refuses to climb it as part of a rescue party, which earns him the scorn of a guide (Gilbert Roland) who is his rival for the love of a local girl (Anna Lee). He finally agrees to make the climb and, during the ascent, the guide tries to kill him.
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The Web
MovieMay 25, 1947

The Web

Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after …
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
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Dangerous Venture
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MovieMay 23, 1947

Dangerous Venture

Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition …
Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian ...
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Bells of San Angelo
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MovieApr 15, 1947

Bells of San Angelo

Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it …
Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison.
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Monsieur Verdoux
MovieApr 11, 1947

Monsieur Verdoux

A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and …
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.
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1946
Humoresque
MovieDec 25, 1946

Humoresque

A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for …
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.
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Strange Journey
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MovieOct 3, 1946

Strange Journey

Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds flees from the police when he …
Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn't commit. He and his wife Patti fly to his privately-owned remote island and have to crash land. Also on the island is a group of shipwrecked people, including a German professor, his daughter, an English journalist, a wealthy widow, a sailor and a Nazi Agent. Just before the professor dies, he gives Leeds a map showing the location of uranium deposits. The Nazi agent's accomplices arrive by plane, and Leeds and Patti engage them in a gun battle.
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A Scandal in Paris
MovieJul 19, 1946

A Scandal in Paris

Born in a French prison in 1775, François Eugène Vidocq …
Born in a French prison in 1775, François Eugène Vidocq becomes a professional thief and is later appointed chief of Parisian police.
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1945
This Love of Ours
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MovieOct 31, 1945

This Love of Ours

At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac …
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
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The Spanish Main
MovieSep 10, 1945

The Spanish Main

After being wronged by the Caribbean authorities, a …
After being wronged by the Caribbean authorities, a Dutch captain turns pirate to wage war.
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The Cisco Kid Returns
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MovieFeb 16, 1945

The Cisco Kid Returns

The Cisco Kid and Pancho …
The Cisco Kid and Pancho stop the marriage of Rosita to Harris by claiming that Cisco is already married to her, and exhibit a borrowed child, Nancy as proof. Cisco carries off the furious Rosita, but finds, when returning Nancy, that her real father has been shot to death. Assuming responsibility for Nancy, Cisco sends her and Rosita to stay with Tia, and he visits the local padre. Harris and Conway scheme to get custody of the child, so they can obtain the money left to her by her father. As part of the plot, an actress, comes to town posing as the girl's mother, accompanied by her maid Jeanette. Rosita, jealous of the attention Cisco is paying to Jeanette, tells Harris where the child is being kept in hiding. Cisco sends Pancho to the sheriff with a message promising to give himself up for "kidnapping" Nancy if the sheriff will bring along "Mrs. Page" and Conway.
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1944
Cry of the Werewolf
MovieAug 17, 1944

Cry of the Werewolf

A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which …
A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to protect.
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The Impostor
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MovieJan 27, 1944

The Impostor

In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the …
In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the identity of a dead soldier becomes a hero fighting in Africa, but his past catches him up.
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1943
Phantom of the Opera
MovieAug 12, 1943

Phantom of the Opera

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano …
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
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First Comes Courage
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MovieJul 29, 1943

First Comes Courage

Nicole Larsen is detested by her countrymen because they …
Nicole Larsen is detested by her countrymen because they suspect she is collaborating with the occupying Germans. In reality she is working for the Norwegian underground, risking her life passing secrets to the resistance fighters.
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1941
Aloma of the South Seas
MovieAug 27, 1941

Aloma of the South Seas

A young South Seas native …
A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, but he returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
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1940
Lady with Red Hair
MovieNov 30, 1940

Lady with Red Hair

A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago …
A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago society for being an adulteress and forbidden from having custody of her son. She's determined to return to her hometown in a few years as a success and with enough money to fight to get her son back. In order to realize her plans, she heads to New York with ambitions of being a great actress. Despite having no stage training, producer David Belasco becomes attracted to her and becomes intent on making her a star, as well as winning her heart.
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All This, and Heaven Too
MovieJul 4, 1940

All This, and Heaven Too

When lovely and virtuous …
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.
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The Sea Hawk
MovieJul 1, 1940

The Sea Hawk

Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to …
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
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The Way of All Flesh
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MovieJun 5, 1940

The Way of All Flesh

Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy …
Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he is tagged as easy-pickings by a con-game gang and Mary Brown, gang accomplice, proves he is. Waking up in the morning he discovers he has been robbed of the securities and, when he confronts the gang, he is hit on the head and taken out to be left on a railroad track. He comes to, struggles with the henchman and the man is killed when a train comes roaring by. Paul escapes but his watch is found and he is reported as the dead man. But he can't go home again.
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1939
Pack Up Your Troubles
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MovieOct 20, 1939

Pack Up Your Troubles

Out of work vaudevillians join …
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France where they encounter an American girl (Withers) whose father (Schildkraut) is a French officer. Lots of slapstick.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
MovieSep 1, 1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

King Louis XI is a wise and …
King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool's Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars; Gringoire, Esmeralda's husband; and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.
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They Made Her a Spy
MovieMar 29, 1939

They Made Her a Spy

When her brother is killed in the mysterious explosion of a …
When her brother is killed in the mysterious explosion of a new field-gun for the U. S. Army, Irene Eaton goes to Washington D. C. to call upon Colonel Shaw, head of the Army Military Intellegence. The gun explosion was just one of many acts of sabotage recently pulled off by a foreign sabotage gang. Shw and his aides are the subject of increasing criticism from Congressmen and politicians such as Everett Brock because they haven't captured the gang members and leaders. Shaw appoints Irene to root them out and sends her off to the Dome Cafe which is the headquarters of the gang.
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1938
Gateway
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MovieAug 5, 1938

Gateway

Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner …
Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
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The Jury's Secret
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MovieJan 16, 1938

The Jury's Secret

Bill Sheldon has a grudge against Midland City newspaper …
Bill Sheldon has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell, the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
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1937
The Great Garrick
MovieOct 24, 1937

The Great Garrick

A Paris troupe puts on outlandish performances for a …
A Paris troupe puts on outlandish performances for a celebrated eighteenth-century British actor in order to convince him of their talents; the arrival of a countess complicates the plot.
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The Prince and the Pauper
MovieApr 30, 1937

The Prince and the Pauper

A poor boy named Tom …
A poor boy named Tom Canty and the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.
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Under Southern Stars
MovieFeb 20, 1937

Under Southern Stars

Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia …
Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia during the War Between the States, this colorful short profiles the heroic Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson the night before he would meet his fate in battle.
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Champagne Waltz
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MovieJan 20, 1937

Champagne Waltz

Champagne Waltz is one of five movies produced by …
Champagne Waltz is one of five movies produced by Paramount in the 1930s featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on the popularity of Grace Moore, another opera singer, who had also expanded her talents into movies.
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1936
Anthony Adverse
MovieJul 29, 1936

Anthony Adverse

In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised …
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
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Sins of Man
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MovieJun 19, 1936

Sins of Man

Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his …
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
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Down to the Sea
MovieMay 30, 1936

Down to the Sea

This vintage drama from Republic Pictures features a colorful …
This vintage drama from Republic Pictures features a colorful cast, headlined by Ann Rutherford (Gone With The Wind), Russell Hardie (Fail Safe), and Fritz Leiber (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Director Lewis D. Collins, whose career dates back to the westerns of the silent era, filmed exclusively in Florida locations for this feature, including Crystal Springs.
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Hearts in Bondage
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MovieMay 26, 1936

Hearts in Bondage

Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. …
Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. Navy officers, and Kenneth is engaged to Raymond's sister. But the eruption of the Civil War divides them, as Raymond stands by his...
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Under Two Flags
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MovieApr 30, 1936

Under Two Flags

Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after …
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
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1935
A Tale of Two Cities
MovieDec 15, 1935

A Tale of Two Cities

A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the …
A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.
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1921
The Queen of Sheba
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MovieApr 10, 1921

The Queen of Sheba

The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of …
The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.
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1920
If I Were King
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MovieAug 9, 1920

If I Were King

The famed poet and vagabond rogue François Villon is by …
The famed poet and vagabond rogue François Villon is by odd circumstances given the opportunity to rule France for a week. Adventure and intrigue ensue.
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1917
Cleopatra
MovieOct 14, 1917

Cleopatra

The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and …
The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.
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1916
Romeo and Juliet
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MovieOct 19, 1916

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's tragedy of two young people who fall …
Shakespeare's tragedy of two young people who fall desperately in love despite the ancient feud between their two families, and how the sins of the fathers bring disaster to their children.
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1910
Fritz Leiber
ChildDecember 1910

Fritz Leiber

Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, …
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having in fact created the term. Moreover, he excelled in all fields of speculative fiction, writing award-winning work in fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
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Virginia Bronson
MarriageMarch 1910

Virginia Bronson

Married Virginia Bronson.
1882
Fritz Leiber
Birth1882

Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber was born.
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