Harry Kurnitz


Screenwriter

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
From Screenplay ("Witness For The Prosecution")
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Screenwriter
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
Screenwriter
Hatari! (1962)
Story
Surprise Package (1960)
Screenwriter
Once More, With Feeling! (1960)
Screenwriter
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Screenwriter
The Happy Road (1957)
Screenwriter
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Writer
Melba (1953)
Screenwriter
Tonight We Sing (1953)
Screenwriter
The Man Between (1953)
Screenwriter
Of Men and Music (1951)
Scr, Peerce--Connor
Pretty Baby (1950)
Screenwriter
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
Screenwriter
A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
Wrt for the screen
The Inspector General (1949)
Screenwriter
Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
Screenwriter
One Touch of Venus (1948)
Screenwriter
Something in the Wind (1947)
Screenwriter
The Web (1947)
Based on a Story by
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)
Story and Screenplay
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Original Story
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
Screenwriter
The Heavenly Body (1944)
Adaptation
They Got Me Covered (1943)
Screenwriter
Pacific Rendezvous (1942)
Screenwriter
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Story
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Screenwriter
I Love You Again (1940)
Screenwriter
Fast and Furious (1939)
Original Screenplay
Fast and Loose (1939)
Original Screenplay
Fast Company (1938)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Pretty Baby (1950)
Producer
A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
Producer
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
Producer

Life Events

1938

Moved to Hollywood

Videos

Movie Clip

See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) - Fort Bragg Date Bureau Robert Walker, the innocent title character, thinks Mulvehill and Esty (Keenan Wynn, George Offerman) have sold him a legit date through their bogus "date bureau" with widely-admired Carol (Donna Reed), whose uncle (Grant Mitchell) takes pity, in See Here, Private Hargrove, 1944.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Is This Your First War? Cordial greetings on the draftee bus, between Hargrove (Robert Walker, playing the writer and title character, who was still only 25, in the feature based on his best-selling novel), Esty (George Offerman) and Mulvehill (Keenan Wynn), followed by comeuppance at induction ceremonies, in See Here, Private Hargrove, 1944.
Happy Road, The (1957) - He Was Teaching Us About Baseball Paris-based American widower businessman Mike (producer and director Gene Kelly) has just learned his son escaped from his Swiss boarding school and here, confronting the headmaster (Roger Treville) meets the mother (Barbara Laage) of his French accomplice, and their nobleman pal the Earl (T. Bartlett), early in MGM’s The Happy Road, 1957.
Happy Road, The (1957) - Hold Your Positions Stopped at a military road-block in rural France, American dad Mike (producer-director Gene Kelly) and French mom Suzanne (Barbara Laage), chasing their boarding-school runaway kids (Bobby Clark, Janine Duval) are handed off to a Brit commander (Michael Redgrave), who turns out to be clueless, Colin Mann and Harry Locke in support, in The Happy Road, 1957.
Fast And Loose (1939) - Do They Play For Keeps Here? Part of the point in the casino scene has to be Roz Russell’s outfit, as Garda Sloane with her book-dealer amateur-sleuth husband Joel (Robert Montgomery) quipping their way into the joint run by Sidney Blackmer as Nolan, Joan Marsh his conspiring moll, in the MGM semi-programmer Fast And Loose, 1939.
Fast And Loose (1939) - I Swallowed A Jam Session Clever and provocative business, Rosalind Russell and Robert Montgomery introduced in bed(s) as Joel And Garda Sloane, officially rare-book dealers, as the second of MGM’s three couples cast in the roles, from screenwriter Harry Kurnitz, in Fast And Loose, 1939.
Fast And Loose (1939) - Go On Dear, Detect Something! Roz Russell as Garda Sloane and Robert Montgomery her husband Joel, the clever book-dealer/amateur sleuth now at dinner with daffy mogul Oates (Etienne Girardot), banker Charlton (Reginald Owen), host Torrent (Ralph Morgan) and Anthony Allan, et al, quipping and inviting mystery, in MGM’s Fast And Loose, 1939.
Fast And Furious (1939) - I Don't Like This Ocean Jet-setting rare-book dealers Joel and Garda Sloane (Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern) arrive at “Seaside City” escaping the New York heat, and he’s alarmed to find out that his friend, who got him to invest in the beauty pageant, signed him up as a judge, early in MGM’s Fast And Furious, 1939.
Fast And Furious (1939) - I Speaks His Native Tongue Minor celebrity Joel Sloane (Franchot Tone) plays it cool while newsman Bentley (Allyn Joslyn) puts the moves on a beauty pageant contestant (Margaret Roach), then Mrs. Sloane (Ann Sothern), who doesn’t know her husband’s been made a judge, comes seeking his checkbook, in Fast And Furious, 1939.
How To Steal A Million (1966) - Tiny Blue Beams Nicole (Audrey Hepburn) worries that her father's fake statue, exhibited at a Paris museum, could be discovered, when she encounters Simon (Peter O'Toole), whom she caught burgling her house the night before, Fernand Gravey the museum director, in William Wyler's How To Steal A Million, 1966.
How To Steal A Million (1966) - I'm The One That's Bleeding Awakened in the night in the Paris mansion of her highly successful art forger father, Nicole (Audrey Hepburn) catches Simon (Peter O'Toole, his first scene) in evening dress, early in William Wyler's How To Steal A Million, 1966.
How To Steal A Million (1966) - Such A Scoundrel Opening with a Paris art auction, Hugh Griffith introduced as the seller, one Charles Bonnet, then news on the radio alerts Audrey Hepburn, whom will learn is his daughter, who then hurries home, in How To Steal A Million, 1966, directed by William Wyler, co-starring Peter O’Toole.

Companions

Eileen Tatlock-Miller
Wife
Divorced in 1944.

Bibliography