Noel Langley


Playwright

About

Birth Place
South Africa
Born
December 25, 1911

Biography

Noel Langley brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Langley earned a film writing career following such successful contributions to titles such as the adventure "The Secret of Stamboul" (1936) with Valerie Hobson, the Jeanette MacDonald musical "Maytime" (1937) and the Judy Garland family adventure "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). He also appear...

Biography

Noel Langley brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Langley earned a film writing career following such successful contributions to titles such as the adventure "The Secret of Stamboul" (1936) with Valerie Hobson, the Jeanette MacDonald musical "Maytime" (1937) and the Judy Garland family adventure "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). He also appeared in "They Made Me a Fugitive" (1947) and the romance "Adam and Evelyne" (1949) with Stewart Granger. Toward the end of his career, Langley directed the James Hayter comedy adventure "The Pickwick Papers" (1954), the drama "Svengali" (1955) with Donald Wolfit and "The Search For Bridey Murphy" (1956) with Teresa Wright. Langley was most recently credited in "The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Comes True" (TNT, 1995-96). Langley passed away in November 1980 at the age of 69.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Jacob Marley Scrooge (Alastair Sim) arriving home Christmas evening, spooky business beginning, Michael Hordern as his dead partner Jacob Marley, in the celebrated 1951 version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond-Hurst.
Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Are You The Spirit? Scrooge (Alastair Sim) forewarned, awakes to meet the "Spirit Of The Past" (Michael Dolan), beginning their journey where they meet young Ebenezer (George Cole) and his sister (Carol Marsh), in the 1951 British Lion production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Christmas Carol, A (1951) - Addressing Mr. Scrooge Opening scene, introducing Scrooge (Alastair Sim), arriving at his office where Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) has received two businessmen (Peter Bull, the narrator, and Douglas Muir), in Brian Desmond-Hurst's A Christmas Carol, 1951, from the Dickens novel.
Knights Of The Round Table (1954) - I Make You Henceforth The Queen's Champion The pretty form of Guinivere (Ava Gardner) is emphasized in her speedy wedding to Arthur (Mel Ferrer) and Lancelot (Robert Taylor) arriving late, is rewarded for his service, in MGM's Knights Of The Round Table, 1953.
Edward, My Son (1949) - We Want Him To Have The Best Birthday cake is the device showing the age of the title character, the narrative framed by his later very-rich father (Spencer Tracy), who with his wife Evelyn (Deborah Kerr), gets bad news from an expert (Walter Fitzgerald) and family friend Dr. Woodhope (Ian Hunter), in Edward, My Son, 1949.
Edward, My Son (1949) - I've Started The Fire London between the wars, Spencer Tracy as Boult, our narrator whom we know will become very rich, and lose his son, confronted by his partner (Mervyn Johns), who wants out of the scheme to burn their business for money, to pay for the boy’s operation, in Edward, My Son, 1949.
Edward, My Son (1949) - I Want Your Opinion Spencer Tracy addresses the camera, as in the original play by Robert Morley and Noel Langley, opening the MGM-British production, directed by George Cukor, as industrialist Boult, flashing back to join Deborah Kerr as his wife, in Edward, My Son, 1949.
Maytime (1937) - Mademoiselle Mornay Miss Mornay (Jeanette MacDonald, in an epic flashback), with Nicolai (John Barrymore) then performing selections from Les Hugenots for the court of Louis Napoleon, in MGM's Maytime, 1937.
Wizard Of Oz, The (1939) - I'd Turn Back If I Were You! As chilling as any sequence, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion (Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr), sent to the retrieve the Wicked Witch’s broomstick, run into trouble as she (Margaret Hamilton) looses the flying monkeys, in MGM’s The Wizard Of Oz, 1939.
Wizard of Oz, The (1939) - Bang On My Chest Dorothy (Judy Garland) and the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) discover the Tin Man (Jack Haley) during an apple fight with the talking trees, in MGM's The Wizard Of Oz, 1939.
Maytime (1937) - Will You Remember? With breaks for dialogue as Marcia (Jeanette MacDonald) breaks bad news to Paul (Nelson Eddy), they join in Will You Remember? by Rida Johnson Young and Sigmund Romberg, in MGM's Maytime, 1937.
Ivanhoe (1952) - Whom Do You Hold Most Dear? Robert Taylor (title character), loyal to imprisoned King Richard and returned from crusading visits Rowena (Joan Fontaine, the love interest, until Elizabeth Taylor appears), his childhood sweetheart and ward of his own father, who has failed to recognize him, in MGM's Ivanhoe, 1952.

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