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Also Known As: Died: March 5, 1953
Born: November 7, 1897 Cause of Death: uremic poisoning
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Writer (feature film)

1.
Dinner At Eight (1989)
Based on the George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber play and the 1933 MGM screenplay of the same title. Individuals from various strata of New York society are invited to a dinner party. A rash of cancellations and unexpected events turn the soiree into a disaster.
2.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) as Screenwriter
3.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Screenwriter
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
4.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945) as Screenwriter
A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
5.
The Spanish Main (1945) as Screenwriter
Dutch rebels in the Caribbean turn pirate and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor's bride-to-be.
6.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as As wrt for the scr by
7.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Screenwriter
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
8.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Screenwriter
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
9.
This Time for Keeps (1942) as Based upon characters created by
A newlywed goes to work for his disapproving father-in-law.
10.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Screenwriter
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
11.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Orig scr
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
12.
Keeping Company (1940) as Original Story
A young man's engagement is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend.
13.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Original Story
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
14.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Contract Writer
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
15.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Screenwriter
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
16.
John Meade's Woman (1937) as Screenwriter
17.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Contr to dial
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
18.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937) as Orig story and scr
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
19.
Love in Exile (1936) as Dialogue
20.
After Office Hours (1935) as Screenwriter
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
21.
Rendezvous (1935) as Contract Writer
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
22.
It's in the Air (1935) as Contr to dial
23.
Escapade (1935) as Screenwriter
24.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Screenwriter
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
25.
The Show-Off (1934) as Screenwriter
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
26.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as Screenwriter
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
27.
Meet the Baron (1933) as Story
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
28.
Another Language (1933) as Screenwriter
A newlywed discovers that she and her husband''''s snobby family speak different languages.
29.
Dancers in the Dark (1932) as Screenwriter
30.
The Lost Squadron (1932) as Additional Dialogue
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
31.
Girl Crazy (1932) as Adaptation
City slickers try to turn a broken-down ranch into a resort.
32.
Ladies' Man (1931) as Screenwriter
33.
Man of the World (1931) as [Wrt] by
34.
Dude Ranch (1931) as Additional Dialogue
Chester Carr(Stuart Erwin), owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows(Charles Sellon) and his daughter Susan(June Collyer.)But the West isn't wild anymore and most of Carr's guests are bored and about to leave.He is in despair when a caravan carrying a broke-down-and-out troupe of actors---Jennifer(Jack Oakie), Judd(Eugene Pallette), Mrs. Merridew(Cecil Weston) and her daughter, Alice(Mitzi Green)---crashes down the hill and wrecks the hotel sign. Carr offers to board and lodge them free for a week if they can provide enough excitement to keep Meadows and the other guest from leaving. The actors agree. They have the properties and costumes for a Western melodrama,"Vance Kilroy's Revenge", which they proceed to adapt real-life for the occassion.That evening a woman(Mrs. Merridew)rushes into the hotel lounge with her little daughter(Alice), begging to be saved from the whip of her brutal husband Black Jud(Judd.)He cmes after them with a whip but the heroic Vance Kilroy(Jennifer)arrives and saves them. Black Jed leaves, shaking his fists, trimming his moustache and vowing to return.The visitors swallow the hoax, and edcide to return. Jeniffer(as Vance Kiroy) falls in love with Susan, but she sees through his fale baravado and snubs him. A gang of bandits, planning to rob the local bank, arrives as hotel guests.Burson(George Webb), the "ladies' man" dandy of the group takes a shine to Susan. When "Black Jed" returns, he is pursued and "strangled" by "Kilroy" but Burson openly shows his disbelief in the hero. Having being "killed" as "Black Jed", Judd re-appears the next morning as a Sioux Indian chief. When the bank robbery is committed, one of the gang wears a costume similar to Jennifers, and suspicion is cast on him.Sheriff Simonson(Guy Oliver) arrives and arrests Jennifer, but Alice sees the bandits kidnap Susan, and she convinces the wooden-headed sheriff that he has arrested the wrong man. Jennifer joins the posse in pursuit of the fleeing gangsters.The ads, in London, carried a blurb from the Sunday Times reviewer in which he called the film..."Quite the funniest and brainest satire of American cowboy Wild West stuff I have ever seen..." "Ruggles of Red Gap" in 1935 probably knocked him for a loop.Quite-ho like.
35.
¡Salga de la cocina! (1931) as Screenwriter
36.
The Royal Family of Broadway (1931) as Adaptation
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her daughter Gwen must decide between going on stage, or settling down in a conventional marriage. Julie is just thinking that it would be nice to retire and get married, when who should turn up but her old beau, Gilmore Marshal, the platinum magnate from South America.
37.
38.
The Vagabond King (1930) as Dial
Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.
39.
Honey (1930) as Adaptation
40.
True to the Navy (1930) as Dial
41.
Men Are Like That (1930) as Adaptation
42.
Chérie (1930) as Screenwriter
43.
Ladies Love Brutes (1930) as Adpt and dial
44.
Men Are Like That (1930) as Dial
45.
Honey (1930) as Art titles
46.
The Vagabond King (1930) as Adaptation
Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.
47.
The Dummy (1929) as Adaptation
48.
The Man I Love (1929) as Screenwriter
49.
The Dummy (1929) as Dial
50.
The Man I Love (1929) as Story
51.
The Canary Murder Case (1929) as Titles
A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were used by her and everyone had a motive to see her dead. The only witness to the crime has also been 'rubbed out'. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer.
52.
Thunderbolt (1929) as Dial
A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.
53.
The Man I Love (1929) as Dial
54.
Marquis Preferred (1929) as Titles
55.
The Mighty (1929) as Titles
56.
The Love Doctor (1929) as Titles
57.
Abie's Irish Rose (1929) as Titles
58.
The Barker (1928) as Titles
59.
The Dragnet (1928) as Titles
60.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) as Titles
61.
Take Me Home (1928) as Titles
62.
Three Week-ends (1928) as Titles
63.
Avalanche (1928) as Scen
64.
A Night of Mystery (1928) as Titles
65.
The Big Killing (1928) as Titles
66.
The Last Command (1928) as Titles
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
67.
Something Always Happens (1928) as Titles
68.
Love and Learn (1928) as Titles
69.
Avalanche (1928) as Titles
70.
The Water Hole (1928) as Titles
71.
The Mating Call (1928) as Titles
In this silent film, a World War I veteran takes on the Ku Klux Klan when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman.
72.
The Magnificent Flirt (1928) as Titles
73.
His Tiger Lady (1928) as Titles
74.
What a Night (1928) as Titles
75.
Honeymoon Hate (1927) as Titles
76.
The Gay Defender (1927) as Titles
77.
Figures Don't Lie (1927) as Titles
78.
The Spotlight (1927) as Titles
79.
Fashions for Women (1927) as Adaptation
80.
A Gentleman of Paris (1927) as Titles
81.
The City Gone Wild (1927) as Titles
82.
Two Flaming Youths (1927) as Titles
Sheriff Ben Holden is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil shows up hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man Slippery Sawtelle. Neither suitor gets Malarkey but manage to take her husband (wealthy Simeon Trott) for a bundle.
83.
The Road to Mandalay (1926) as Story
A one-eyed proprietor of a Mandalay bordello attempts to save his innocent daughter from a questionable admiral.
84.
Stranded in Paris (1926) as Adaptation

Producer (feature film)

85.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Producer
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
86.
Monkey Business (1931) as Associate Producer
Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.

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