James Bassett

Biography

James Bassett (also known as James E. Bassett) only made one contribution to movies as a novelist; his 1962 book Harm's Way was the basis for Otto Preminger's 1965 epic war movie In Harm's Way, which is generally regarded by World War II buffs as one of the finer Hollywood movies dealing with the surface navy in the Pacific. Born in California in 1912, Bassett entered Bowdoin College in Brunswick,...