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Fuller, Sam

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1912-1997) US screenwriter, director and author, variously active from the mid 1930s, most famous for his thirty films as director beginning with I Shot Jesse James (1947). He is of sf interest for his second novel, Test Tube Baby (1936), whose protagonist, a scientific prodigy, may have devised an experiment which successfully creates life in a test tube. But his life divides into two incompatible parts, the scientist and the lover; so violent are the transitions that its seems there may be two actual personages involved, as in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) (see Doppelgangers). [JC]

Samuel Michael Fuller

born Worcester, Massachusetts: 12 August 1912

died Los Angeles, California: 30 October 1997

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