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Also Known As: Died: June 13, 1987
Born: November 13, 1904 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Letter to Three Wives, A (1985) as Adaptation
As three wives, friends from the same town, board a boat for a day-long charity cruise, they are handed a note from a mutual friend saying that she is running off with one of their husbands. The telefilm relates how each wife has reason to believe that hers is the husband in question.
2.
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) as Story
A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.
3.
Les Girls (1957) as Story
Three showgirls recall different versions of their time together touring Europe.
4.
Give a Girl a Break (1954) as Story
Three young dancers vie for a starring role on Broadway.
5.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Story
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter.
6.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as Adaptation
A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.
7.
Three Husbands (1950) as Screenwriter
8.
Three Husbands (1950) as Story
9.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Adaptation
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
10.
Out of the Blue (1947) as Screenwriter
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh (George Brent), a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae (Carole Landis); a Bohemian artist, David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler (Virginia Mayo); and Olive Jensen (Ann Dvorak), a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shakey, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.
11.
Out of the Blue (1947) as Based on a Story by
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh (George Brent), a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae (Carole Landis); a Bohemian artist, David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler (Virginia Mayo); and Olive Jensen (Ann Dvorak), a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shakey, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.
12.
Claudia and David (1946) as Adaptation
Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life.
13.
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Story
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
14.
Lady from Louisiana (1941) as Screenwriter
Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each other, the fact that her father heads the lottery means they end up on opposite sides. When her father is killed, Julie becomes more and more involved in the shady activities and in blocking Reynolds' attempts at prosecution.
15.
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (1940) as Original Story
16.
Scandal Street (1938) as Story
17.
Service De Luxe (1938) as Original Story
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
18.
Easy Living (1937) as Story
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family's battles.
19.
Hooray for Love (1935) as Contr to trmt
A playboy student backs a musical show.
20.
Party Wire (1935) as Story
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
21.
I'll Love You Always (1935) as Screenwriter
22.
Private Scandal (1934) as Story
23.
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Story
24.
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Contract Writer
25.
The Night of June 13 (1932) as Original Story
Elna Curry, once a concert pianist, develops an unfounded jealousy of neighbor, Trudie Morrow. Elna who suffers from neurasthenia, believes that Trudie is having an affair with her husband, John, and vows revenge on Trudie. John explains to Trudie Elna's condition and plan. Trudie, being good-hearted tells John that she'll move. One evening, John returns late from work to discover Elna dead. John burns Elna's suicide note to protect Trudie. This results in John being charged for murder and put on trial.

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