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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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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

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.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Orig scr
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
11.
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.
12.
Keeping Company (1940) as Original Story
A young man's engagement is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend.
13.
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.
14.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Original Story
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
15.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Contr to dial
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
16.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937) as Orig story and scr
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
17.
John Meade's Woman (1937) as Screenwriter
18.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Screenwriter
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
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.
It's in the Air (1935) as Contr to dial
22.
Rendezvous (1935) as Contract Writer
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
23.
Escapade (1935) as Screenwriter
24.
The Show-Off (1934) as Screenwriter
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
25.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as Screenwriter
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
26.
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Screenwriter
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
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.
Girl Crazy (1932) as Adaptation
City slickers try to turn a broken-down ranch into a resort.
31.
The Lost Squadron (1932) as Additional Dialogue
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
32.
Ladies' Man (1931) as Screenwriter
33.
¡Salga de la cocina! (1931) as Screenwriter
34.
Man of the World (1931) as [Wrt] by
35.
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.
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.
Men Are Like That (1930) as Adaptation
38.
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.
39.
Chérie (1930) as Screenwriter
40.
Ladies Love Brutes (1930) as Adpt and dial
41.
Honey (1930) as Art titles
42.
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.
43.
True to the Navy (1930) as Dial
44.
Men Are Like That (1930) as Dial
45.
46.
Honey (1930) as Adaptation
47.
The Man I Love (1929) as Story
48.
The Dummy (1929) as Dial
49.
The Man I Love (1929) as Screenwriter
50.
Abie's Irish Rose (1929) as Titles
51.
The Love Doctor (1929) as Titles
52.
The Mighty (1929) as Titles
53.
The Dummy (1929) as Adaptation
54.
Marquis Preferred (1929) as Titles
55.
The Man I Love (1929) as Dial
56.
Thunderbolt (1929) as Dial
A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.
57.
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.
58.
Something Always Happens (1928) as Titles
59.
Three Week-ends (1928) as Titles
60.
The Dragnet (1928) as Titles
61.
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.
62.
The Big Killing (1928) as Titles
63.
Take Me Home (1928) as Titles
64.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) as Titles
65.
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.
66.
A Night of Mystery (1928) as Titles
67.
The Water Hole (1928) as Titles
68.
Avalanche (1928) as Titles
69.
Love and Learn (1928) as Titles
70.
Avalanche (1928) as Scen
71.
His Tiger Lady (1928) as Titles
72.
What a Night (1928) as Titles
73.
The Barker (1928) as Titles
74.
The Magnificent Flirt (1928) as Titles
75.
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.
76.
Figures Don't Lie (1927) as Titles
77.
The Gay Defender (1927) as Titles
78.
The City Gone Wild (1927) as Titles
79.
A Gentleman of Paris (1927) as Titles
80.
Honeymoon Hate (1927) as Titles
81.
The Spotlight (1927) as Titles
82.
Fashions for Women (1927) as Adaptation
83.
Stranded in Paris (1926) as Adaptation
84.
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.

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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