Benedictine on EWTN: Lost Catholic Screenwriter Recovered

Professor of English at Benedictine College, Stephen Mirarchi on the work of Catholic screenwriter and novelist Myles Connolly, author of the classics Mr. Blue and Dan England & the Noonday Devil.

Watch Raymond Arroyo ask Mirarchi: “Why do you consider this his greatest legacy, given this guy was responsible, or had a hand in rewriting, for Frank Capra, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, State of the Union — and It’s a Wonderful Life. That’s not a more impressive legacy than Mr. Blue?”

Watch the whole thing above.

More to read:

Connolly’s Noonday Devil: Fiction as Spiritual Reading, by Dr. Edward Mulholland

Dr. Mirarchi and the Noonday Devil


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