Laurence Stallings


Playwright, Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Macon, Georgia, USA
Born
November 25, 1894
Died
February 28, 1968

Biography

Laurence Stallings brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Stallings's film career started with such writing credits as the drama "The Big Parade" (1925) with John Gilbert, "Old Ironsides" (1926) and the Marion Davies comedy "Show People" (1928). Nearing the end of his career, Stallings wrote the Sabu adventure "The Jungle Book" (1942), t...

Biography

Laurence Stallings brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Stallings's film career started with such writing credits as the drama "The Big Parade" (1925) with John Gilbert, "Old Ironsides" (1926) and the Marion Davies comedy "Show People" (1928). Nearing the end of his career, Stallings wrote the Sabu adventure "The Jungle Book" (1942), the Burgess Meredith dramatic comedy "A Miracle Can Happen" (1948) and the western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) with John Wayne. He also appeared in the western "Three Godfathers" (1949) with John Wayne. Stallings last wrote "The Sun Shines Bright" (1953) with Charles Winninger. Stallings passed away in February 1968 at the age of 74.

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3 Godfathers (1948) - By The Way Of New Jerusalem We’ve just met Hightower, Fuerte and Kearny (John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr.) and heard of their plan to rob the bank in an Arizona town, and they ride in for a funny (if grossly sexist) visit with Ward Bond and Mae Marsh as the Sweets, early in John Ford’s sentimental re-make, 3 Godfathers, 1948.
Way For A Sailor (1930) - That's What I Call Seafood Merchant sailors on leave in Singapore, John Gilbert as Jack and Jim Tully as Ginger and planning a scam to stretch their funds when they encounter their abusive crew boss “Tripod” (Wallace Beery) from the ship, in the middle of being fleeced by a pleasure-boat pimp (Sôjin Kamayama), in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930.
Way For A Sailor (1930) - You'd Drop Dead Ten Times A Day Back to London after a wild world-wide tour, sailor Jack (John Gilbert), with buddy Ginger (Jim Tully) remembers to take a run at pay clerk Joan (Leila Hyams, her first scene), though she’s not interested, early in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930, also starring Wallace Beery.
After Office Hours (1935) - Where Do You Keep Your Airplane? Angry again with her high society friends, reluctant reporter Sharon (Constance Bennett) has escaped a chic New York riverside restaurant with her old school pal Tommy (Harvey Stephens), who himself is being drawn toward scandal, Robert Z. Leonard directing from Herman J. Mankiewicz’s script, in After Office Hours, 1935, starring Clark Gable.
After Office Hours (1935) - How Can I Get Drunk In Three Days? Pacey opening, Robert Z. Leonard directing from Herman J. Mankiewicz’s screenplay, introducing Connie (Constance) Bennett as columnist Sharon, entering a New York newsroom where we meet Stuart Erwin and Henry Travers, reporting to Clark Gable as editor Branch, the year after his reporter-turn in It Happened One Night, 1934, in After Office Hours, 1935.
After Office Hours (1935) - It's A Scroop! Put out because she was fired from her new job as music critic earlier that day, socialite Sharon (Constance Bennett) returns from the theater to find her mother (Billie Burke) being charmed by her editor Branch (Clark Gable), who also was there, and who now wants to hire her back for her society connections, in After Office Hours, 1935.
Farewell To Arms, A (1957) - We Tell A Story Grandeur and literary credentials, Charles Vidor directs and Rock Hudson narrates, roughly from the Hemingway novel, opening producer David O. Selznick’s 1957 production, co-starring Selznick’s wife, Jennifer Jones, Kurt Kasznar, Franco Interlenghi and Leopold Trieste introduced, in A Farewell To Arms.
Farewell To Arms, A (1957) - We Die Anyway Vittorio De Sica as the almost-smarmy Rinaldi conducts his American ambulance driver friend Frederic (Rock Hudson), back at the base in the Italian Alps after leave, to meet the new English nurses, especially Miss Barkley (Jennifer Jones), in David O. Selznick’s production, from Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms, 1957.
Farewell To Arms, A (1957) - Promise You'll Come Back Leaving their base (Charles Vidor directing on location, in the eastern Italian Alps near Venzone), ambulance driver Frederic (Rock Hudson) is desperate to see British nurse Catherine (Jennifer Jones) after their torrid one-night liaison, in the 1957 version of Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms, produced by Jones’ husband, David Selznick.
Farewell To Arms, A (1957) - I've Come Back To Catherine Something like fidelity to the Hemingway novel, via Laurence Stallings’ play and Ben Hecht’s script, of the second encounter between American WWI ambulance driver Frederic Henry (Rock Hudson) and Brit nurse Catherine (Jennifer Jones), who spoke earlier of her fianceè, killed in action, in A Farewell To Arms, 1957.
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942) - Open, All India Opening credits and first scene from the Korda Brothers' lavish 1942 Hollywood production of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, starring Sabu and Joseph Calleia.
Billy The Kid (1930) - Killin' Rats Comes Natural Righteous landowner Tunston (Wyndham Standing) is having it out with scofflaw sheriff Donovan (James A. Marcus) in 1880’s Lincoln County, NM, when star John Mack Brown (title character) make his entrance, Chris-Pin Martin his sidekick, in Billy The Kid, 1930, from MGM and director King Vidor.

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