B. P. Schulberg


About

Also Known As
Ben Schulberg
Birth Place
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Born
January 19, 1892
Died
February 25, 1957

Biography

Former reporter and editor who began his film career in 1911 as a screenwriter and publicity director for Rex Films. Just one year later, Schulberg joined Adolph Zukor's Famous Players, where he helped publicize "Queen Elizabeth". He then became an independent producer and launched the career or Clara Bow, the 'It Girl'. He began producing for Paramount in 1925 and, several years later, ...

Family & Companions

Adeline Jaffe
Wife
Literary agent.

Biography

Former reporter and editor who began his film career in 1911 as a screenwriter and publicity director for Rex Films. Just one year later, Schulberg joined Adolph Zukor's Famous Players, where he helped publicize "Queen Elizabeth". He then became an independent producer and launched the career or Clara Bow, the 'It Girl'. He began producing for Paramount in 1925 and, several years later, served as general manager of their West Coast operation. Schulberg again tried his hand at independent production in 1932 and was subsequently affiliated with a number of Hollywood outfits, though he had trouble finding work following WWII. Father of screenwriter and novelist, Budd Schulberg.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Capital Punishment (1925)
Story
Tess of the Storm Country (1914)
Scen
In the Bishop's Carriage (1913)
Scen

Producer (Feature Film)

City Without Men (1943)
Producer
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)
Producer
Flight Lieutenant (1942)
Producer
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942)
Producer
Bedtime Story (1941)
Producer
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)
Producer
Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
Producer
Counterfeit (1936)
Producer
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
Producer
The King Steps Out (1936)
Producer
Lady of Secrets (1936)
Producer
El cuerpo del delito (1930)
Gerente General de los Estudios de California [General Manager of the California Studios]
Illusion (1929)
Producer
Abie's Irish Rose (1929)
Associate Producer
Under the Tonto Rim (1928)
Associate Producer
The Big Killing (1928)
Associate Producer
The Last Command (1928)
Associate Producer
Wife Savers (1928)
Associate Producer
The Street of Sin (1928)
Associate Producer
Red Hair (1928)
Associate Producer
Rough House Rosie (1927)
Associate Producer
Underworld (1927)
Associate Producer
Wings (1927)
Associate Producer
The Mysterious Rider (1927)
Associate Producer
Barbed Wire (1927)
Associate Producer
Shootin' Irons (1927)
Associate Producer
It (1927)
Associate Producer
Blonde or Brunette (1927)
Associate Producer
Special Delivery (1927)
Associate Producer
The World at Her Feet (1927)
Associate Producer
Rolled Stockings (1927)
Associate Producer
Tell It to Sweeney (1927)
Associate Producer
SeƱorita (1927)
Associate Producer
Swim, Girl, Swim (1927)
Associate Producer
The Woman on Trial (1927)
Associate Producer
Ritzy (1927)
Associate Producer
Evening Clothes (1927)
Associate Producer
Fireman, Save My Child (1927)
Associate Producer
The Rough Riders (1927)
Associate Producer
Man Power (1927)
Associate Producer
Get Your Man (1927)
Associate Producer
Time To Love (1927)
Associate Producer
Figures Don't Lie (1927)
Associate Producer
Hula (1927)
Associate Producer
Afraid To Love (1927)
Associate Producer
The Whirlwind of Youth (1927)
Associate Producer
Wedding Bill$ (1927)
Associate Producer
Kid Boots (1926)
Associate Producer
Mantrap (1926)
Associate Producer
Desert Gold (1926)
Supervisor
The Eagle of the Sea (1926)
Associate Producer
You'd Be Surprised (1926)
Associate Producer
We're in the Navy Now (1926)
Associate Producer
Old Ironsides (1926)
Supervisor
Man of the Forest (1926)
Associate Producer
Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)
Presented By
Are You a Failure? (1923)
Presented By
The Hero (1923)
Presented By
Daughters of the Rich (1923)
Presented By
The Scarlet Lily (1923)
Presented By
Mothers-in-Law (1923)
Presented By
Maytime (1923)
Presented By
The Girl Who Came Back (1923)
Presented By
The Virginian (1923)
Presented By
The Lonely Road (1923)
Presented By
Money Money Money (1923)
Presented By
Refuge (1923)
Presented By
Poor Men's Wives (1923)
Presented By
Chastity (1923)
Presented By
April Showers (1923)
Presented By
The Broken Wing (1923)
Presented By
April Showers (1923)
Producer
Domestic Relations (1922)
Presented By
Shadows (1922)
Presented By
Rich Men's Wives (1922)
Presented By
The Infidel (1922)
Presented By
White Shoulders (1922)
Presented By
Thorns and Orange Blossoms (1922)
Presented By
The Woman Conquers (1922)
Presented By
Heroes and Husbands (1922)
Presented By
The Woman's Side (1922)
Presented By
The Woman Conquers (1922)
Producer
Rich Men's Wives (1922)
Supervisor
The Beautiful Liar (1921)
Presented By
Stranger Than Fiction (1921)
Presented By

Production Companies (Feature Film)

John Meade's Woman (1937)
Company
She's No Lady (1937)
Company
She Asked for It (1937)
Company
Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
Company
Her Husband Lies (1937)
Company
The Great Gambini (1937)
Company
A Doctor's Diary (1937)
Company
And So They Were Married (1936)
Company
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
Company
Wedding Present (1936)
Company
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Company
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Company
One Way Ticket (1935)
Company
Behold My Wife! (1934)
Company
Good Dame (1934)
Company
Little Miss Marker (1934)
Company
Thirty Day Princess (1934)
Company
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
Company
Her Bodyguard (1933)
Company
Three Cornered Moon (1933)
Company
The Girl in 419 (1933)
Company
Jennie Gerhardt (1933)
Company
Pick-Up (1933)
Company
The Crime of the Century (1933)
Company
Luxury Liner (1933)
Company
Madame Butterfly (1932)
Company

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Wife Takes A Flyer, The (1942) - Alien Legs Allyn Joslyn plays a comical Nazi in occupied Holland, whose girl-hunting brings him to the Woverman household, where he meets the butler (Erskine Sanford), and mother (Georgia Caine), and we meet leading man Franchot Tone, a downed British flyer, and finally leading lady Joan Bennett, early in MGM’s The Wife Takes A Flyer, 1942.
Wife Takes A Flyer, The (1942) - I Feel Like Gargantua The Nazi major (Allyn Joslyn) is taking over a Dutch household because he digs the soon-to-be-divorced daughter (Joan Bennett), while the butler (Erskine Sanford) is helping a fugitive Brit (Franchot Tone), who’s forced to improvise, Georgia Caine the clever mom, early in the MGM war-comedy The Wife Takes A Flyer, 1942.
Three Cornered Moon (1933) - I've Had Two Zeniths Flighty affluent Brooklyn-ite Elizabeth (Claudette Colbert) has just rescued her artist-novelist boyfriend Ronald (Hardie Albright), as he was evicted from his Manhattan apartment, Elliot Nugent directing the Paramount Great Depression comedy Three Cornered Moon, 1933.
Three Cornered Moon (1933) - The Depression's Over The Brooklyn Rimplegar family has just learned that mother (Mary Boland) lost all their money in the stock market, so it falls to sister Elizabeth (Claudette Colbert) to squeeze the rent out of the tenant, Dr. Stevens (Richard Arlen), in the Depression comedy Three Cornered Moon, 1933.
Three Cornered Moon (1933) - He Was Smart To Die Opening in modern Brooklyn, laundry man Sam Godfrey delivers to Mary Boland, as nutty Mrs. Rimplegar, with maid Jenny (Lyda Roberti), sons Kenneth (Wallace Ford) and Douglas (William Bakewell), money trouble emerging, Claudette Colbert coming soon, in Paramount's Three Cornered Moon, 1935.
Crime And Punishment (1935) - One Man Of Genius Impoverished writer Raskolnikov (Peter Lorre) happens to be guilty of the crime for which the admiring Inspector Porfiry (Edward Arnold) is interrogating a suspect, in Josef von Sternberg's Crime And Punishment, 1935, from the Dostoyevsky novel.
It (1927) - I'm Going To Get My Wish! Elinor Glyn, author of the hot new article, at the Ritz, accosted by Cyrus (Antonio Moreno) who is then pursued by Betty Lou (Clara Bow), losing interest in her date Monty (William Austin), in Paranmount's It, 1927.
It (1927) - Hot Socks! The New Boss! Aide Monty (William Austin) is all into whether employer pal Cyrus (Antonio Moreno) has the thing cited in a hot new article, then they meet shop-girls, led by Betty Lou (Clara Bow), in Paramount's It, 1927.

Family

Budd Schulberg
Son
Screenwriter, author. Born 1914.
Sonya Schulberg
Daughter
Born c. 1918.
Stuart Schulberg
Son
Born c. 1922; died 1979.

Companions

Adeline Jaffe
Wife
Literary agent.

Bibliography