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Harry Kurnitz

Harry Kurnitz



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Also Known As: Died: March 18, 1968
Born: January 5, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...


Writer (feature film)

Witness for the Prosecution (1982) as From Screenplay ("Witness For The Prosecution")
With its high-powered cast, this remake of Billy Wilder's 1957 screen classic offers Ralph Richardson in his final TV role, as the shrewd but ill-tempered defense counsel, and Deborah Kerr in her first, as the garrulous nurse with the thankless task of seeing to his well-being. The ubiquitous John G
How to Steal a Million (1966) as Screenwriter
A legendary art collector lends his prized (replica) Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus is a fake, though, the collector's daughter enlists the services of a "society burglar" to steal the million dollar statue.
Goodbye Charlie (1964) as Screenwriter
When a cavorting Hollwood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base of operation for enacting sweet revenge.
Hatari! (1962) as Story
The arrival of a woman upsets a team of hunters capturing animals for the world''''s zoos.
Surprise Package (1960) as Screenwriter
A deported gangster sends back to the U.S. for money, but his corrupt associates send him a beautiful woman instead.
Once More, With Feeling! (1960) as Screenwriter
In order to seek a public divorce, a symphony conductor and his harpist wife must first be legally married.
The Happy Road (1957) as Screenwriter
Two single parents join forces when their children run away from a French boarding school.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as Screenwriter
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955) as Writer
A scheming seductress plots to make herself queen of Egypt.
Melba (1953) as Screenwriter
The highly fictionalized story of Nellie Melba, Australian-born soporano who rose to operatic fame in the latter part of the 19th century and who had a desert and form of dry toast (true) named after her. In her film debut, the Metropolitan opera's Patrice Munsel, plays the title role in a film that primarily strings together eight excerts from well-known operas as well as one or two lighter numbers and a montage of famous opera personalities featuring the chorus of the Covent Garden Opera and members of the Sadler Wells Ballet. The story follows the career of Melba from the time she left her father's Australian cattle ranch and a suitor to travel to Paris to get her voice training, and picks up another suitor. She debuts in Brussells and is a smash hit followed by international fame. The suitor from Australia shows up in Monte Carlo, marries her and soon is cast in the role of "Mr. Melba" until he can take it no longer and returns to Australia, while Melba decides her voice belongs to the world and sadly goes on alone.
Tonight We Sing (1953) as Screenwriter
The Man Between (1953) as Screenwriter
An East Berliner helps a British woman trapped behind the Iron Curtain.
Of Men and Music (1951) as Scr, Peerce--Connor
Pretty Baby (1950) as Screenwriter
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Wrt for the screen
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Screenwriter
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Screenwriter
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
The Inspector General (1949) as Screenwriter
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Screenwriter
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Screenwriter
The Web (1947) as Based on a Story by
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Original Story
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Story and Screenplay
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Adaptation
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) as Screenwriter
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Screenwriter
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Pacific Rendezvous (1942) as Screenwriter
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Story
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Screenwriter
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
I Love You Again (1940) as Screenwriter
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
Fast and Loose (1939) as Orig scr
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane investigate the killing of a noted collector.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Orig scr
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Fast Company (1938) as Screenwriter
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.

Producer (feature film)

Pretty Baby (1950) as Producer
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Producer
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Producer
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.

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