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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 1985
Born: October 20, 1895 Cause of Death: apparent stroke
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Heartbeat (1946) as Adaptation
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
2.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Story
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
3.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Screenwriter
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
4.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as [Contr wrt]
Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions.
5.
Claudia (1943) as Adpt for the screen by
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill.
6.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Contract Writer
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancTe.
7.
Penny Serenade (1941) as Screenwriter
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
8.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Addl comedy dial
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
9.
Man About Town (1939) as Story
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
10.
Man About Town (1939) as Screenwriter
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
11.
There's Always a Woman (1938) as Contr to scr const
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
12.
Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Contr to dial and spec seq
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
13.
Room Service (1938) as Screenwriter
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
14.
As Good As Married (1937) as Contract Writer
15.
Top of the Town (1937) as Contract Writer
16.
Stage Door (1937) as Screenwriter
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
17.
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Contr to scr const
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters.
18.
Anything Goes (1936) as Screenwriter
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
19.
Ceiling Zero (1936) as Contr to scr const
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
20.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Screenwriter
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
21.
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936) as Contract Writer
22.
A Night at the Opera (1935) as Screenwriter
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady.
23.
Palmy Days (1931) as Story and dial
Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.
24.
The Cocoanuts (1929) as Adaptation
While running a hotel in Florida, three clowns get caught up in the search for stolen jewels.

Producer (feature film)

25.
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936) as Associate Producer

Music (feature film)

26.
Palmy Days (1931) as Composer
Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.
27.
The Lady of the Lake (1930) as Composer

Cast (special)

28.
Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, The (1982)
A tribute to the classic comedy team, The Marx Brothers. The program includes some of the most popular moments from their films as well as previously unseen footage from newsreels, home movies, promotional trailers, and a recently discovered unfinished television pilot the boys produced but never, s

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