Paul Osborn


Playwright, Screenwriter

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South Pacific (1958) - Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair Mitzi Gaynor as nurse Ensign Nellie Forbush, created in James Michener’s WWII stories, first seen on Broadway (Mary Martin) and given voice by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, directed on stage and screen by Joshua Logan, with a song that was Martin’s idea, shooting in Hawaii, and Rossano Brazzi her subject, in South Pacific, 1958.
South Pacific (1958) - Cockeyed Optimist Not a mistake, the screen turns yellow-gold, in a technique director Joshua Logan disliked but didn't have time to fix, as Ensign Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) sings Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cockeyed Optimist" for Emile (Rossano Brazzi) in South Pacific, 1958.
South Pacific (1958) - Open, Rodgers And Hammerstein Following the overture but to similar effect, the opening credits from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, 1958, starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi, directed by Joshua Logan.
Sayonara (1957) - I Told President Truman Southerner and Air Force pilot Gruver (Marlon Brando), arrived in Japan from Korea, and Marine Captain Bailey (James Garner) have just bonded, observing kabuki dancers especially Hana-Ogi (Miiko Taka), in Joshua Logan's Sayonara, 1957, from James Michener's novel.
Sayonara (1957) - The Air Force Is Not Responsible Airman Kelly (Red Buttons) marries native Japanese Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki), witnessed by Gruver (Marlon Brando), who had initially disapproved, and officiated by the consul (Harlan Wade) in post-war Japan, in Sayonara, 1957, from James Michener's novel.
Portrait of Jennie (1949) - We'll Take The Flower Gallery owners Mr. Matthews (Cecil Kellaway) and Miss Spinney (Ethel Barrymore) don't quite reject the works of starving artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten), the opening scene in Portrait of Jennie, 1949.
Portrait of Jennie (1949) - One More Reason To Grow Up Fast Enigmatic Jennie (Jennifer Jones) appears once more in Central Park, this time for a twirl on the ice with artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) in Portrait of Jennie, 1949.
Portrait of Jennie (1949) - Winter Of The Mind Producer David O. Selznick, atmospherics, a nice miniature of Manhattan, poetry and narration partly by Joseph Cotten drive the opening sequence of Portrait of Jennie, 1949.
Portrait of Jennie (1949) - Don't You Have Anybody To Play With? The music changes as artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten, narrating) meets schoolgirl Jennie Appleton (Jennifer Jones, her first scene) who has odd ideas about Cape Cod and time, in Central Park, in Portrait of Jennie, 1949.
East Of Eden (1955) - You Have No Repentance! Salinas, California, 1917, righteous Christian dad Adam (Raymond Massey) is angered by Cal (James Dean) who resists a bible reading, brother Aron (Richard Davalos) fleeing, after which they discuss the boys’ long-absent mother, in Elia Kazan’s film from John Steinbeck’s novel, East Of Eden, 1955.
East Of Eden (1955) - Monterey, 1917 Director Elia Kazan’s opens his treatment of the last section of John Steinbeck’s novel, nervous Cal (James Dean, in his first starring role) follows cagey Kate (Jo Van Fleet) through Monterey (actually Humboldt County), California, not explaining their relationship, in East Of Eden, 1955.
East Of Eden (1955) - Is There Anything Nice About Her At All? Anxious Cal (James Dean) charms hired-girl Anne (Lois Smith) into showing him to the office of Kate (Jo Van Fleet), who runs the brothel and also, the audience has surmised, is his long-lost mother, in Northern California, 1917, Elia Kazan directing, from John Steinbeck’s novel, East Of Eden,1955.

Family

Judith Osborn MacGillvray
Daughter

Companions

Millicent Osborn
Wife
Actor, writer. Born in Poland in 1905; died on November 1, 1997 at age 92.

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