Frederick Kohner


Screenwriter

Biography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

It's A Date (1940) -- Gypsy Lullaby Opening scenes, what looks like bad lip-sync turns out to be Deanna Durbin silently singing along with her mother on stage, the certainly dubbed Kay Francis, who then makes a speech, from the Joe Pasternak-produced It's A Date, 1940, also starring Walter Pidgeon.
It's A Date (1940) - Your Lips Are So Bitter Clever bit from director William A. Seiter, Deanna Durbin as "Pam," with her tag-along boyfriend (Lewis Howard), then with the kids at the summer stock theater greeting her stage-star mother's friends (Samuel Hinds, S.Z. Sakall) in producer Joe Pasternak's It's A Date, 1940.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) - The Dickey Bird Tess, Alix and Ilka (Jane Powell, Mary Eleanor Donahue, Ann E. Todd) have just been told their fashion-editor single mom (Jeanette MacDonald) needs to take a cruise, and it's settled with a song by Howard Dietz and Sammy Fein, in Three Daring Daughters, 1948, from MGM producer Joe Pasternak.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) - Never A Serious Divorce Sisters Jane Powell, Mary Eleanor Donahue, and Ann E. Todd visit publisher Nelson (Edward Arnold), guarded by his secretary (Dick Simmons), in the mistaken belief that he employs their father, Jane's song "Passepied," attributed to French composer Leo Delibes, in Three Daring Daughters, 1948.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) - Where There's Love Divorced fashion editor and single mom Louise (Jeanette MacDonald), resting on doctor's orders on a cruise to Cuba, joins pianist Jose Iturbi (playing himself) for a song by Richard Strauss, with lyrics by Earl Brent, in MGM's Three Daring Daughters, 1948, co-starring Jane Powell.

Family

Paul Kohner
Brother
Agent.
Walter Kohner
Brother
Author. With Frederick co-wrote "Hanna and Walter," a biography about their family during the Holocaust.

Bibliography

"Gidget"
Frederick Kohner (1950)
"Seven Rooms in Hollywood"
Frederick Kohner