Sonya Levien


Screenwriter

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

State Fair (1962)
Adaptation
Pepe (1961)
Screenplay story
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Screenwriter
Bhowani Junction (1956)
Screenwriter
Hit the Deck (1955)
Writer
Interrupted Melody (1955)
Writer
Oklahoma! (1955)
Screenwriter
The Student Prince (1954)
Written for Screen by
The Merry Widow (1952)
Screenwriter
The Great Caruso (1951)
Writer
Quo Vadis (1951)
Screenwriter
Three Daring Daughters (1948)
Original Screenplay
Cass Timberlane (1948)
Adaptation
The Green Years (1946)
Screenwriter
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Original Story
State Fair (1945)
Adaptation
The Valley of Decision (1945)
Screenwriter
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
Original Story
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Screenwriter
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Screenwriter
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Screenwriter
In Old Chicago (1938)
Screenwriter
Kidnapped (1938)
Screenwriter
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Screenwriter
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Screenwriter
The Country Doctor (1936)
Screenwriter
Reunion (1936)
Screenwriter
Ramona (1936)
Contract Writer
Navy Wife (1935)
Screenwriter
Music Is Magic (1935)
Contr to dial
Curly Top (1935)
Contract Writer
Here's to Romance (1935)
Original Story
Change of Heart (1934)
Screenwriter
The White Parade (1934)
Screenwriter
Marie Galante (1934)
Contr to Screenplay const
State Fair (1933)
Screenwriter
As Husbands Go (1933)
Screenwriter
Berkeley Square (1933)
Screenwriter
Cavalcade (1933)
Cont
Mr. Skitch (1933)
Screenwriter
The Warrior's Husband (1933)
Cont
After Tomorrow (1932)
Screenwriter
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)
Story and cont
Society Girl (1932)
Contract Writer
Tess of the Storm Country (1932)
Screenwriter
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932)
Screenwriter
Daddy Long Legs (1931)
Screenplay and dial
The Brat (1931)
Adapted, cont and dial
Delicious (1931)
Adaptation
Surrender (1931)
Screenplay and dial by
The Man Who Came Back (1931)
Contract Writer
So This Is London (1930)
Scen
Liliom (1930)
Cont
Song o' My Heart (1930)
Cont
Lightnin' (1930)
Screenplay Adapted
Lightnin' (1930)
Dial
Frozen Justice (1929)
Scen
They Had To See Paris (1929)
Scen
Lucky Star (1929)
Scen
The Younger Generation (1929)
Screenwriter
South Sea Rose (1929)
Scen
Behind That Curtain (1929)
Scen
Trial Marriage (1929)
Scen
Trial Marriage (1929)
Story
A Ship Comes In (1928)
Scen
The Power of the Press (1928)
Adapted and cont
The Princess from Hoboken (1927)
Story and scen
A Harp in Hock (1927)
Screenwriter
The Heart Thief (1927)
Cont
Christine of the Big Tops (1926)
Scen
Christine of the Big Tops (1926)
Story
Salome of the Tenements (1925)
Scen
The Snow Bride (1923)
Scen
The Snow Bride (1923)
Story
The Exciters (1923)
Scen
The Top of New York (1922)
Story
Pink Gods (1922)
Adaptation
Cheated Love (1921)
Scen and addl story
First Love (1921)
Story
Who Will Marry Me? (1919)
Story

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) - At The Borst Home The first scene in director John Ford’s first color (Technicolor) film, Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert as colonials Gil and Lana are married in Albany, New York, 1776, cinematography credit shared by Bert Glennon and Ray Rennahan, Edwin Maxwell the celebrant, Robert Grieg and Clara Blandick her parents, opening Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) - Taste Of A Widow Gil (Henry Fonda), recruited into the Continental Army, gets farewell wishes from Lana (Claudette Colbert) and an earthy gesture from Mrs. McKlennar (Edna May Oliver), then marches, in John Ford's Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) - You Got A Fine Woman First night in the frontier cabin, Lana (Claudette Colbert) comes unglued when Blue Back (Chief Big Tree) appears, Gil (Henry Fonda) trying to recover, in John Ford's Technicolor Revolutionary War drama Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Berkeley Square (1933) - An American Jest Time traveling American Peter (Leslie Howard) is posing as his 18th century namesake, whose diary he has studied, meeting his puzzled London cousins Kate (Valerie Taylor), Tom (Colin Keith-Johnston), Lady Anne (Irene Browne) and Helen (Heather Angel), in Berkeley Square, 1933.
Berkeley Square (1933) - Age Of Speed And Invention Prologue and opening scene, Leslie Howard as American Peter Standish (a role he played on stage in London and on Broadway), traveling in 1784 England with Major Clinton (Alan Mowbray), learning of the first balloon crossing of the English Channel, from Berkeley Square, 1933.
Berkeley Square (1933) - You Might Have Sat For It Yourself After early scenes with Leslie Howard as Peter Standish, an American visiting England in 1784, the notion of time-travel established, we meet the housekeeper (Beryl Mercer) and fiancée ( Betty Lawford) of the contemporary Peter, who’s inherited his ancestor’s house, in Berkeley Square, 1933.
Merry Widow, The (1952) - Night Not quite able to see Lana Turner (title character, the visiting American widow Radek) in the dark, Count Danilo (Fernando Lamas), enlisted by his king to seduce her and her millions home to tiny Marshovia, offers the song from the Franz Lehar operetta, English lyric by Paul Francis Webster, in MGM’s The Merry Widow, 1952.
Merry Widow, The (1952) - You Were Lovely By Moonlight Count Danilo (Fernando Lamas), under royal orders to woo the visiting American widow Radek (Lana Turner) and her funds, fails to realize that Kitty (Una Merkel) is only her secretary, then is further undermined when she finds the note detailing his instructions, in The Merry Widow, 1952.
Merry Widow, The (1952) - What Charity Do You Represent? 1900, New York, diplomats from impoverished Marshovia (John Abbott, Dave Willock) have been turned away (by secretary Una Merkel) at the home of Crystal Radek (Lana Turner), new widow of the late emigrant industrialist, who arrives in time for their pitch, in MGM’s The Merry Widow, 1952.
Quo Vadis (1951) - Venus Stood Before Mars Conquering Roman general Marcus Vinicus (Robert Taylor) tries poetic pick-up lines on Lygia (Deborah Kerr) thinking she's a slave, his first meeting with the budding Christian, in MGM's Quo Vadis, 1951.
Great Caruso, The - Un Gran Successo Montage tracks the hero's rise through Italian opera and MGM trusts the audience to read the newspaper headline, as Mario Lanza makes his first visit back home in The Great Caruso, 1951.
Great Caruso, The (1951) - She Can't Sing MGM's version of the meeting of the title character Enrico (Mario Lanza) and his future wife Dorothy Park Benjamin (Ann Blyth) in New York, the date unclear, when he comes to apologize to another Metropolitan Opera singer (Dorothy Kirsten), in The Great Caruso, 1951.

Family

Tamara Hovey
Daughter
Serge Hovey
Son

Companions

Carl Hovey
Husband
Writer. Married from 1917 until his death in 1956.

Bibliography