Elliott Arnold

Elliott Arnold (September 13, 1912 – May 13, 1980) was an American newspaper feature writer, novelist, and screenwriter.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and became a feature writer with the New York World-Telegram. Among his books, Elliott Arnold is probably best known for his 1947 novel Blood Brother that was adapted as the acclaimed 1950 motion picture Broken Arrow and a 1956 TV series of the same name. The popular Indian Wedding Blessing is based on a passage from Blood Brother.[1][2] His 1949 biography of Sigmund Romberg was made into the 1954 musical film, Deep in My Heart.

Elliott Arnold died in New York City in 1980 at the age of sixty-seven.

Published books

  • Two Loves (1934)
  • Personal Combat (1936)
  • Only The Young (1939)
  • Nose for News; The Way of Life of a Reporter (1941)
  • Finlandia! The Story of Sibelius (1941)
  • Commandos: A Novel (1942)
  • First Comes Courage (1943)
  • Tomorrow Will Sing (1945)
  • Blood Brother (1947, University of Nebraska Press)[3]
  • Everybody Slept Here (1948)
  • Deep In My Heart, a Story Based on the Life of Sigmund Romberg (1949)
  • Walk With the Devil (1950)
  • The Time of the Gringo (1953)
  • Broken Arrow (1954)
  • White Falcon (1955)
  • Rescue! (1956, repressed as Flight from Ashiya in 1959)
  • Brave Jimmy Stone (1962)
  • A Night of Watching (1967)
  • Kind of Secret Weapon (1969) -- A young, Danish boy forced to face the fierce German soldiers that infest his home. Danger is within his every step when he learns that his parents run an underground newspaper.
  • Code of Conduct: A Novel (1970)
  • Forests of the Night (1971)
  • Spirit of Cochise (1972)
  • Proving Ground: A Novel (1973)
  • Camp Ground Massacre: A Novel (1976)
  • Quicksand: A Novel of the City (1977)

See also


  1. Mead, Rebecca (2007). One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. p. 135. ISBN 1-59420-088-2.
  2. Falk, Leah (February 11, 2016). "The Fakelore of the Apache Wedding Blessing".
  3. Arnold, Elliott (1979). Blood Brother. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803259018.

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