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White, Leslie T

(1903-1967) Canadian-born US screenwriter and author, initially a police detective in Los Angeles, an experience he used in his detective novels. Of the films in which he was involved, The Man They Could Not Hang (1939), for which he wrote the story, features a Mad Scientist who is resurrected – according to his instructions – after being hanged. Of his novels, 5,000 Trojan Horses (1943), set in World War Two, concerns a 5000-horse-power German bomber hidden in Canada whose engines deliver more than twice the power of a B29 (see Inventions). [JC]

Leslie Turner White

born Ontario, Ottawa: 12 May 1903

died Montross, Virginia: June 1967



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 04:34 am on 24 May 2022.