Ben Markson


Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Edge of Eternity (1959)
Story
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Contr to dial and on Special seq
Mr. District Attorney (1947)
Adaptation
A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)
Screenwriter
Prison Ship (1945)
Screenwriter
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)
Screenwriter
The Beautiful Cheat (1945)
Screenwriter
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Screenwriter
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
Screenwriter
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
Screenwriter
The Smiling Ghost (1941)
Contr to Screenplay const
I Was a Convict (1939)
Screenwriter
Pride of the Navy (1939)
Screenwriter
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Contr to trmt
Woman-Wise (1937)
Screenwriter
Sing and Be Happy (1937)
Original Screenplay
That I May Live (1937)
Screenwriter
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
Screenwriter
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Contr to Screenplay const
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
Contr to trmt
Brides Are Like That (1936)
Screenwriter
Nobody's Fool (1936)
Story
Flying Hostess (1936)
Contract Writer
The White Cockatoo (1935)
Screenwriter
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Screenwriter
Bright Lights (1935)
Adaptation
Going Highbrow (1935)
Additional Dialogue
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Screenwriter
Upper World (1934)
Screenwriter
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
Screenwriter
Big Hearted Herbert (1934)
Screenwriter
Here Comes the Navy (1934)
Story
Babbitt (1934)
Additional Dialogue
Lady Killer (1933)
Screenwriter
Goodbye Again (1933)
Screenwriter
Lucky Devils (1933)
Screenwriter
The Silk Express (1933)
Screenwriter
Picture Snatcher (1933)
Dial
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Dial
Girl Missing (1933)
Dial
Rackety Rax (1932)
Screenwriter
Is My Face Red? (1932)
Screenwriter
The Half Naked Truth (1932)
Story
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Screenwriter
Masked Emotions (1929)
Scen
The River Pirate (1928)
Scen

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - Thirty Pounds Of Raw Meat Scamming promoter Jimmy (Lee Tracy) with sidekick "Achilles" (Eugene Pallette), angered at a Broadway producer's tactics, gets an idea to boost his phony Turkish princess Teresita (Lupe Velez), leading to a riff by director Gregory La Cava, in The Half Naked Truth, 1932.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - He Don't Mean Liquor! Now shooting at the Naval Training Station in San Diego, James Cagney and Frank McHugh as recruits Chesty (who signed up just to settle a score with an officer) and Droopy tangle with some real officers recruited as actors, in Warner Bros.’ Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Let's Have A Hot One! Their first-ever scene, in the first of nine features they made together, Pat O’Brien as Navy officer Biff (escorting Ida Darling et al) meets James Cagney as iron worker Chesty, with background shots from the Navy Yard at Bremerton, WA, Lloyd Bacon directing, opening Warner Bros.’ Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Looks Too Much Like A Casket James Cagney, introduced as grimy Navy yard worker Chesty, becomes a dance-hall dandy in the next scene, personally financing the trophy he intends to win with spikey girlfriend Gladys (Dorothy Tree), Lloyd Bacon directing from a crafty original screenplay by Warner Bros. stalwarts Earl Baldwin and Ben Markson, in Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Here Comes The Navy (1934) - Look At The Trim Lines! Now shooting on board the U.S.S Arizona, before it became the famous memorial at Pearl Harbor, swabbies Droopy (Frank McHugh) and Chesty (James Cagney), who joined the Navy to get even with officer Biff (Pat O’Brien), who stole a previous girlfriend, get their heads turned by Gloria Stuart, not yet knowing she’s Pat’s sister, in Here Comes The Navy, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) - A Sure Sign Of Insanity Mucho nervous Cartwright (Gordon Westcott), established in the opening scenes with a howling canine neighbor and a deaf housekeeper, has insisted on seeing super-busy LA attorney Perry Mason (Warren William), who sees a need for his in-house shrink (Frank Reicher), early in the first feature in the Warner Bros. series, The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) - Funny Thing About That Girl Perry Mason (Warren William, playing Erle Stanley Gardner’s hot-shot lawyer in the first entry in the Warner Bros. series) arrives with Foley (Russell Hicks), the rival of his neurotic client, and the sheriff (Arthur Aylesworth) and meets his housekeeper (Dorothy Tree) who has an improbable bulletin, early in The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) - Like A Common Intruder Mary Astor has appeared only in fleeting profile until now so, once the suspect housekeeper (Dorothy Tree) departs, she arrives, observed by Perry Mason’s snoop (Eddie Shubert), armed and confronting the titular dog, and Russell Hicks, slippery rival of Perry’s client, in the hit opener of the Warner Bros. series based on the Erle Stanley Gardner novels, The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934, starring Warren William.
Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - As We Say In Trigonometry The disgruntled press agent (James Donlan) lights up exotic dancer Teresita (Lupe Velez), who goes gunning for carnival barker Jimmy (Lee Tracy), interrupting his spiel to the boss (Robert McKenzie), but sparking inspiration, early in Gregory La Cava's The Half Naked Truth, 1932.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) - Beef, Iron And Wine Lowell Sherman (actor turned director, here playing dissolute director "Max Carey") outside the Brown Derby, escorting waitress Mary (Constance Bennett) to his premiere, in George Cukor's What Price Hollywood?, 1932.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) - You Haven't Proposed On the MGM lot, pretty waitress Mary (Constance Bennett) arrives to shoot her bit part for her new customer pal, director Max Carey (Lowell Sherman), in George Cukor's What Price Hollywood?, 1932.
Upper World - Cow-Towing Nitwits Railroad tycoon Alex Stream (Warren William) at home with son (Dickie Moore) and wife Hettie (Mary Astor) who's preparing for a costume party, in Upper World, 1934, from a story by Ben Hecht.

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