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Melville Shavelson

Melville Shavelson

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Also Known As: Died: August 8, 2007
Born: April 1, 1917 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Other Woman, The (1983) as Director
After losing his wife of 28 years in a skiing accident, widower Hal Linden falls for and marries his daughter's sexy roommate but soon learns he has absolutely nothing in common with her. Anne Meara (who co-wrote the script) is a divorced grandmother who comes along to take his mind off of her and t
2.
Great Houdinis, The (1976) as Director
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
3.
Legend of Valentino, The (1975) as Director
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
4.
Mixed Company (1974) as Director
Pete Morrison is the coach of the lackluster Phoenix Suns basketball team. While Pete is struggling to produce a winning team, his wife Kathy decides to expand their family of three children by adopting three more from different backgrounds: An African American, a Native American, and a child from Vietnam. Then, while dealing with some bigoted neighbors, and the expense of feeding his expanded family, Pete loses his job. But all the problems that the Morrisons face prove to be temporary.
5.
The War Between Men and Women (1972) as Director
A cynical writer-cartoonist has his chaotic relationship with a divorcee
6.
Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968) as Director
A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten, then gets pregnant.
7.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) as Director
True story of U.S. officer Mickey Marcus, who joined the Israeli fight against the Arabs.
8.
A New Kind of Love (1963) as Director
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
9.
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Director
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
10.
On the Double (1961) as Director
An American serviceman in World War II is forced to stand in for a British spy.
11.
It Started in Naples (1960) as Director
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother's affairs in Italy falls for one of the man's in-laws.
12.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Director
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
13.
Houseboat (1958) as Director
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
14.
Beau James (1957) as Director
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
15.
The Seven Little Foys (1955) as Director
The famed vaudevillian puts his children in the act to keep the family together when his wife dies.

Writer (feature film)

16.
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
When Frank Beardsley, a widower with eight children, runs into his high school sweetheart, Helen North, it's as if thirty years never passed! Helen, also a widow with ten kids of her own that include the six she and her husband adopted, feels the attraction as well. It's no wonder they rush into marriage without telling their kids. True love can conquer all--right? Unfortunately for Frank and Helen, the families don't mesh quite as easily as the newlyweds had hoped. They probably should have seen the culture clash coming: the disciplined Beardsleys run things by the book; for the energetic and vivacious Norths, there is no book. Helen's kids aren't pleased about moving and sharing rooms with a bunch of uptight strangers. Frank's children have nothing in common with the unruly Norths. Since both sets of kids aren't happy, they devise a plan to undermine the marriage and team up to plot the breakup. East meets west as the two families find a way to work together--in order to separate! Just when it appears that the kids have succeeded, they realize they like each other despite their differences--they don't want their families to split up! Can they save Frank and Helen's marriage after they so brilliantly split them up? It's up to Frank and Helen.
17.
Great Houdinis, The (1976) as Screenwriter
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
18.
Legend of Valentino, The (1975) as Screenwriter
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
19.
Mixed Company (1974) as Screenwriter
Pete Morrison is the coach of the lackluster Phoenix Suns basketball team. While Pete is struggling to produce a winning team, his wife Kathy decides to expand their family of three children by adopting three more from different backgrounds: An African American, a Native American, and a child from Vietnam. Then, while dealing with some bigoted neighbors, and the expense of feeding his expanded family, Pete loses his job. But all the problems that the Morrisons face prove to be temporary.
20.
The War Between Men and Women (1972) as Writer
A cynical writer-cartoonist has his chaotic relationship with a divorcee
21.
Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968) as Screenwriter
A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten, then gets pregnant.
22.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) as Screenwriter
True story of U.S. officer Mickey Marcus, who joined the Israeli fight against the Arabs.
23.
A New Kind of Love (1963) as Screenwriter
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
24.
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Screenwriter
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
25.
On the Double (1961) as Screenwriter
An American serviceman in World War II is forced to stand in for a British spy.
26.
It Started in Naples (1960) as Screenwriter
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother's affairs in Italy falls for one of the man's in-laws.
27.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Screenwriter
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
28.
Houseboat (1958) as Writer
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
29.
Beau James (1957) as Screenwriter
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
30.
The Seven Little Foys (1955) as Written for Screen by
The famed vaudevillian puts his children in the act to keep the family together when his wife dies.
31.
Living It Up (1954) as Screenwriter
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he's dying into a national hero.
32.
April in Paris (1953) as Writer
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
33.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Screenwriter
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
34.
Room for One More (1952) as Screenwriter
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
35.
I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) as Writer
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
36.
Double Dynamite (1951) as Screenwriter
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
37.
On Moonlight Bay (1951) as Screenwriter
A small-town tomboy falls for the boy-next-door in the years before World War I.
38.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Story
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
39.
Riding High (1950) as Additional Dialogue
An heiress and her sister's fiancee defy her family to race horses.
40.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Screenwriter
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
41.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Screenwriter
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
42.
Sorrowful Jones (1949) as Screenwriter
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
43.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Screenwriter
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
44.
The Great Lover (1949) as Writer
The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys. Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim?
45.
The Paleface (1948) as Contract Writer
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
46.
Where There's Life (1947) as Story
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
47.
Where There's Life (1947) as Screenwriter
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
48.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Adaptation
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
49.
Wonder Man (1945) as Screenwriter
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
50.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Screenwriter
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
51.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Additional Dialogue
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
52.
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Spec seq

Producer (feature film)

53.
Mixed Company (1974) as Producer
Pete Morrison is the coach of the lackluster Phoenix Suns basketball team. While Pete is struggling to produce a winning team, his wife Kathy decides to expand their family of three children by adopting three more from different backgrounds: An African American, a Native American, and a child from Vietnam. Then, while dealing with some bigoted neighbors, and the expense of feeding his expanded family, Pete loses his job. But all the problems that the Morrisons face prove to be temporary.
54.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) as Producer
True story of U.S. officer Mickey Marcus, who joined the Israeli fight against the Arabs.
55.
A New Kind of Love (1963) as Producer
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
56.
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Producer
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
57.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Producer
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.

Production Companies (feature film)

58.
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Company
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.

Director (special)

59.
True Life Stories (1981) as Director (Stories 1 & 3)
The program recreates the trials and tribulations of actual people. The pilot episode stories include "If I Were a Rich Man." The rags-to-riches-to-rags saga of Charlie Steen, a geologist whose mine produced enough uranium ore to build a fortune--and lost it just as quickly through careless spending
60.
Father On Trial (1972) as Director
The romantic misadventures of Mike Bryan, a widowed judge with five children, and Billie Roman, a younger woman who is attempting to romance him despite the problems of an age difference and five precocious children who are not exactly keen on having a new mother.
61.
Elke (1971) as Director
The story of Elke, a beautiful German girl who marries Peter Stefan, an American doctor, and the complications that ensue. The pilot episode relates the story of how Peter, at a medical convention in Europe, meets, falls in love with, and marries Elke.

Writer (special)

62.
Bob Hope: Memories of World War II (1995) as Writer
Frances Langford, dancer Patty Thomas and Delores Hope join Bob Hope in recalling the armed-forces troop shows during World War II. Also included is rare footage and interviews with GIs and widows.
63.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990) as Book As Source Material ("Don'T Shoot, It'S Only Me")
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
64.
62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1990) as Writer
Live coverage of the sixty-second annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Portions of the ceremony were beamed via satellite to Moscow, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and Buenos Aires.
65.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990) as Special Written Material
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
66.
60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1988) as Writer
Live coverage of the sixtieth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
67.
True Life Stories (1981) as Writer
The program recreates the trials and tribulations of actual people. The pilot episode stories include "If I Were a Rich Man." The rags-to-riches-to-rags saga of Charlie Steen, a geologist whose mine produced enough uranium ore to build a fortune--and lost it just as quickly through careless spending
68.
Father On Trial (1972) as Writer
The romantic misadventures of Mike Bryan, a widowed judge with five children, and Billie Roman, a younger woman who is attempting to romance him despite the problems of an age difference and five precocious children who are not exactly keen on having a new mother.
69.
Three Coins in the Fountain (1970) as Writer
The romantic misadventures of Maggie Wilson, an American girl living in Rome and working as a secretary.
70.
Secret Life of John Monroe, The (1959) as Writer
The story of John Monroe, a magazine writer who lives in two worlds: the one which everyone faces, and his own secret world where his troubles vanish and he is king, seen in animation and based on drawings by James Thurber. In the pilot episode, John contemplates getting his daughter another dog w

Producer (special)

71.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990) as Executive Consultant
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
72.
Father On Trial (1972) as Producer
The romantic misadventures of Mike Bryan, a widowed judge with five children, and Billie Roman, a younger woman who is attempting to romance him despite the problems of an age difference and five precocious children who are not exactly keen on having a new mother.

Misc. Crew (special)

73.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990) as Creative Consultant
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,

Writer (special)

74.
Deceptions (1985) as Screenwriter
Twin sisters -- one a European jet-setter, the other an unhappy New Jersey housewife -- impulsively decide to swap lives and identities for a week, with unforseen results. Stefanie Powers, in both roles, had an actress' field day in the film adaptation of the romantic drama by Judith Michael, a pseu
75.
Ike: The War Years (1978) as Screenwriter
Eisenhower the military man is the focus of this TV miniseries, his relationship with the other wartime leaders, and, very discreetly, his personal relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby. "Ike" came up with five Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Cinematography (Part 2), Outstanding Film Editi

Producer (special)

76.
Ike: The War Years (1978) as Executive Producer
Eisenhower the military man is the focus of this TV miniseries, his relationship with the other wartime leaders, and, very discreetly, his personal relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby. "Ike" came up with five Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Cinematography (Part 2), Outstanding Film Editi

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