George Oppenheimer


Biography

During his Hollywood career, George Oppenheimer wrote a variety of screenplays. Oppenheimer built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on "Roman Scandals" (1933), "The Rendezvous" (1935) and "Libeled Lady" (1936) with Jean Harlow. He also appeared in "We Went to College" (1936), the Groucho Marx comedy "A Day at the Races" (1937) and "I'll Take Romance" (1937). ...

Biography

During his Hollywood career, George Oppenheimer wrote a variety of screenplays. Oppenheimer built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on "Roman Scandals" (1933), "The Rendezvous" (1935) and "Libeled Lady" (1936) with Jean Harlow. He also appeared in "We Went to College" (1936), the Groucho Marx comedy "A Day at the Races" (1937) and "I'll Take Romance" (1937). Oppenheimer was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "The War Against Mrs. Hadley" in 1942. In the latter part of his career, Oppenheimer wrote the Lana Turner comedy "Slightly Dangerous" (1943), "The Youngest Profession" (1943) with Lana Turner and the Errol Flynn action flick "Adventures of Don Juan" (1949). He also appeared in "Decameron Nights" (1953) with Joan Fontaine and the David Wayne biopic "Tonight We Sing" (1953). Oppenheimer was most recently credited in "Oxford Blues" (1984). Oppenheimer passed away in August 1977 at the age of 77.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Feminine Touch, The (1941) - If Gorillas Had Puppies Jock Rubberlegs (Gordon Jones), growing a beard with the rest of the football team, has seized the opportunity to pick up Julie Hathaway (Rosalind Russell), pretty wife of his professor John (Don Ameche), who was summoned by the dean, and who’s writing a book on jealousy, early in The Feminine Touch, 1941.
Feminine Touch, The (1941) - He Can't Help Being Smart Professor John Hathaway (Don Ameche), who lost his job for refusing to give passing grades to athletes, and his wife Julie (Rosalind Russell) arrive at a New York publishing house to pitch his scholarly book on jealousy, and meet Kay Francis as the eager Miss Woods, in The Feminine Touch, 1941.
Feminine Touch, The (1941) - I Adore Difficult Women At a New York literary party, Julie (Rosalind Russell) is turning heads, approached by Sidney Blackmer, Henry Daniell and Van Heflin as publisher and host Morgan, who’s considering a book about jealousy, offered by her ex-professor husband John (Don Ameche), in The Feminine Touch, 1941.
Day At The Races, A (1937) - Make It Lilies For Me Desperate to prevent business manager Whitmore (Leonard Ceeley) from finding out he’s a veterinarian, newly-installed sanitarium boss Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) stages an elaborate phone call, in the MGM Marx Brothers comedy A Day At The Races, 1937.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) - Really Civilized New York editor Larry (Melvyn Douglas) and his Idaho ski instructor and new wife Karin (Greta Garbo) explaining things to his baffled colleagues (Roland Young, Ruth Gordon), when his forgotten girlfriend Griselda (Constance Bennett) rings, early in Two-Faced Woman, 1941.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) - We'll Go To The Top Director George Cukor introduces his principals, Melvyn Douglas as editor Larry Blake, Greta Garbo, in what no one knew would be her last movie, as ski instructor Karin Borg, in the notoriously unsuccessful Two-Faced Woman, 1941.
Libeled Lady (1936) - Stay Here And Look Married Newsman Warren (Spencer Tracy) leaves fiancee Gladys (Jean Harlow) overnight with playboy pal Bill (William Powell), part of their elaborate scheme to beat a libel suit in Libeled Lady, 1936.
Libeled Lady (1936) - Angry Marbles Ex-reporter Bill (William Powell), hired to romance affluent Connie (Myrna Loy), who's not buying, dining shipboard with her father (Walter Connolly), in Libeled Lady, 1936.
Libeled Lady (1936) - Get Rid Of This Woman! Editor Warren (Spencer Tracy) blowing his stack after the paper published a libelous story, jilted bride Gladys (Jean Harlow) furious, publisher Bane (Charley Grapewin) intervening, early in Libeled Lady, 1936.
Adventures Of Don Juan, The (1948) - Keep Horses Close Title character Errol Flynn and sidekick (Alan Hale), having posed as VIP's to escape an earlier threat, are delivered to Lady Diana (Helen Westcott, supported by Una O'Connor, Aubrey Mather) whom, it turns out, has also been insulted, in The Adventures Of Don Juan, 1948.
Adventures Of Don Juan, The (1948) - A Carving Lesson Making their way to Madrid after a close-run escape from England, Errol Flynn (title character) and sidekick Alan Hale (as "Leporello") meet an innkeeper (David Leonard) and lovely daughter (Barbara Bates), before a corrupt duke's press gang appears, in The Adventures Of Don Juan, 1948.
Adventures Of Don Juan, The (1948) - Your Views On Love Swedish Viveca Lindfors as Austrian-born Queen Margaret of Spain, receiving vagrant nobleman Errol Flynn (title character), beginning to win her over as they're joined by King Phillip (Romney Brent) and sly De Lorca (Robert Douglas), in Warner Bros.' The Adventures Of Don Juan, 1948.

Bibliography