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Also Known As: Died: April 18, 1964
Born: February 28, 1893 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

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Specter of the Rose (1946) as Director
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping...
3.
Angels over Broadway (1940) as Director
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
4.
Soak the Rich (1936) as Director
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The Scoundrel (1935) as Director
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Once in a Blue Moon (1935) as Director
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Crime Without Passion (1934) as Director

Cast (feature film)

8.
Specter of the Rose (1946) as Waiter
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping...
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Soak the Rich (1936) as G-man
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The Scoundrel (1935) as Flophouse bum
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Crime Without Passion (1934) as Reporter

Writer (feature film)

12.
Kiss of Death (1995) as From Screenplay ("Kiss Of Death" (Usa/1947))
Ex-con Jimmy Kilmartin is caught in an inescapable web of double crosses, deceit and sudden death when he's forced to infiltrate New York's criminal underground. Trapped between a vicious psychopath and an unscrupulous D.A., Kilmartin must find the strength and ingenuity to save himself and his fami
13.
Notorious (1992) as From Original Screenplay ("Notorious")
A television movie remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 feature film. A notorious jetsetter, the daughter of a convicted Soviet spy, is recruited by the CIA to seduce her father's Russian friend. Complications arise when she falls in love with another CIA agent.
14.
Switching Channels (1988) as Play As Source Material ("The Front Page")
A TV news producer tries to stop his ex-wife from marrying a sporting goods manufacturer, by tempting her with a big story.
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The Front Page (1974) as Play As Source Material ("The Front Page")
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
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Casino Royale (1967) as Additional Dialogue
A retired James Bond goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies.
17.
Circus World (1964) as Screenwriter
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
18.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) as Scr (see note)
Lavish remake of the classic tale of the villainous Captain Bligh who drives his crew to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
19.
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as From a story by
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
20.
Legend of the Lost (1957) as Screenwriter
Three adventurers search for a treasure in a forbidden desert temple.
21.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Screenwriter
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
22.
The Iron Petticoat (1956) as Based on an orig story by
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturally, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London.
23.
Miracle in the Rain (1956) as Screenwriter
When a lonely woman's wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
24.
The Iron Petticoat (1956) as Screenwriter
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturally, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London.
25.
Ulysses (1955) as Screenwriter
Epic tale of Ulysses' travels and his return home to Ithaca to be reunited with his wife who has long thought him dead.
26.
The Indian Fighter (1955) as Screenwriter
A trail guide has to bring two crooked traders to justice to save his wagon train from Indian attack.
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28.
Monkey Business (1952) as Screenwriter
A scientist's search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
29.
The Thing from Another World (1951) as Contract Writer
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
30.
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) as Cont wrt
Jim Canfield, convicted of a crime he did not commit, escapes a Nevada prison with several hardened criminals. He leads them to the small farming community home of the man who not only framed him, but committed the crime. But Jim's plans for revenge are put on hold when he discovers that the local men have all joined the posse in the convict's pursuit, leaving their women behind. He soon becomes attracted to the beautiful and resourceful Marcia, who turns out to be the fiance of the man who framed him. Can Jim protect the women from his less-civilized comrades, fall under Marcia's humanizing influence and still maintain his murderous resolve?
31.
Edge of Doom (1950) as Prologue and epilogue
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
32.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Screenwriter
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
33.
Whirlpool (1949) as Screenwriter
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
34.
The Paradine Case (1948) as Additional Dialogue
A married lawyer falls for the woman he's defending on murder charges.
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The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Screenwriter
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
36.
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Orig scr
An ad man fights off his wife's attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
37.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947) as Screenwriter
A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.
38.
Dishonored Lady (1947) as Contract Writer
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
39.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Screenwriter
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
40.
Specter of the Rose (1946) as Writer
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping...
41.
Notorious (1946) as Writer
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
42.
Spellbound (1945) as Screenwriter
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
43.
China Girl (1943) as Writer
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
44.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Contract Writer
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
45.
The Black Swan (1942) as Screenwriter
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
46.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Orig stories and scr by
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
47.
Lydia (1941) as Scr and dial
An unmarried woman stages a reunion with former suitors to recapture the romance of her past.
48.
Angels over Broadway (1940) as Screenwriter
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
49.
Comrade X (1940) as Screenwriter
An American warms up an icy Russian streetcar conductor.
50.
Lady of the Tropics (1939) as Screenwriter
An American playboy in Saigon has to fight to get his Eurasian wife out of the country.
51.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Screenwriter
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
52.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Original Story
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
53.
Wuthering Heights (1939) as Screenwriter
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
54.
Gunga Din (1939) as Story
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
55.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Original Story
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
56.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Screenwriter
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
57.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Contract Writer
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
58.
The Goldwyn Follies (1938) as Story and Screenplay
A movie mogul hires an innocent girl to teach him what the average audience member likes.
59.
King of Gamblers (1937) as Contr to trmt
60.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Screenwriter
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
61.
Soak the Rich (1936) as Writer
62.
The Scoundrel (1935) as Wrt by
63.
Barbary Coast (1935) as Screenwriter
A vice king's girlfriend falls for a young miner.
64.
Once in a Blue Moon (1935) as Writer
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Upper World (1934) as Story
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
66.
Twentieth Century (1934) as Wrt by
A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.
67.
Crime Without Passion (1934) as [Wrt] by
68.
Viva Villa (1934) as Screenwriter
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
69.
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933) as Original Story
A tramp rescues the mayor's girlfriend from a suicide attempt.
70.
Turn Back the Clock (1933) as Screenwriter
A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.
71.
Design for Living (1933) as Screenwriter
An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.
72.
Topaze (1933) as Screenwriter
A simple schoolteacher gets caught up in a wealthy baron's crooked schemes.
73.
Scarface (1932) as Screen story
A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.
74.
The Front Page (1931) as Screenwriter
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.
75.
The Unholy Garden (1931) as Story and dial
A gentleman thief falls for the daughter of the man he's trying to rob.
76.
The Great Gabbo (1930) as Story
For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.
77.
Le spectre vert (1930) as Story
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Roadhouse Nights (1930) as Story
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The Unholy Night (1929) as Story
A mad strangler haunts the London fog.
80.
The Big Noise (1928) as Story
81.
Underworld (1927) as Story

Producer (feature film)

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Specter of the Rose (1946) as Producer
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping...
84.
China Girl (1943) as Producer
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
85.
Angels over Broadway (1940) as Producer
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
86.
Soak the Rich (1936) as Producer
87.
Soak the Rich (1936) as Presented By
88.
The Scoundrel (1935) as Producer
89.
The Scoundrel (1935) as Presented By
90.
Once in a Blue Moon (1935) as Producer

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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Writer (special)

92.
Third Commandment, The (1959) as Writer
The pilot episode for an unsold series of specials based on the Ten Commandments. The pilot episode tells the story of an embittered writer who violates the Third Biblical Commandment (Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain) by abandoning his principles and striving for material success a

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