Karl Tunberg


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Spokane, Washington, USA
Born
March 11, 1907
Died
April 04, 1992

Biography

Karl Tunberg wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Tunberg's career beginnings can be traced back to writing for films such as the Alice Faye musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937), the The Ritz Brothers comedy "Life Begins in College" (1937) and the Shirley Temple Black musical "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1938). He also appeared ...

Biography

Karl Tunberg wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Tunberg's career beginnings can be traced back to writing for films such as the Alice Faye musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937), the The Ritz Brothers comedy "Life Begins in College" (1937) and the Shirley Temple Black musical "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1938). He also appeared in the musical comedy "My Lucky Star" (1938) with Sonja Henie, the musical comedy "Sally, Irene and Mary" (1938) with Alice Faye and the musical comedy "Hold That Co-ed" (1938) with John Barrymore. Tunberg was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "Tall, Dark and Handsome" in 1941 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay--Based On Material From Another Medium) Academy Award for "Ben-Hur" in 1959. Nearing the end of his career, Tunberg wrote the Greer Garson drama "Scandal at Scourie" (1953), "Valley of the Kings" (1954) and the Stewart Granger dramatic adaptation "Beau Brummell" (1954). He also appeared in "Libel" (1959) with Dirk Bogarde. Tunberg more recently wrote "Cannon" (CBS, 1971-76). Tunberg passed away in April 1992 at the age of 85.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

How Do I Love Thee? (1970)
Screenwriter
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)
Screenwriter
Harlow (1965)
Screenwriter
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Screenwriter
I Thank a Fool (1962)
Screenwriter
Taras Bulba (1962)
Screenwriter
Ben-Hur (1959)
Screenwriter
Count Your Blessings (1959)
Screenwriter
Libel (1959)
Screenwriter
The Seventh Sin (1957)
Screenwriter
The Scarlet Coat (1955)
Written for Screen by
Beau Brummell (1954)
Screenwriter
Valley of the Kings (1954)
Writer
Scandal at Scourie (1953)
Screenwriter
Because You're Mine (1952)
Screenwriter
The Law and the Lady (1951)
Screenwriter
Night into Morning (1951)
Writer
Love That Brute (1950)
Writer
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Wrt for the Screenplay by
Up in Central Park (1948)
Wrt for the Screenplay by
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Screenwriter
Masquerade in Mexico (1946)
Screenwriter
Kitty (1946)
Screenwriter
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Screenwriter
Standing Room Only (1944)
Screenwriter
Dixie (1943)
Screenwriter
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Screenwriter
Lucky Jordan (1942)
Screenwriter
My Gal Sal (1942)
Screenwriter
Week-End in Havana (1941)
Original Screenplay
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
Original Screenplay
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Screenwriter
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Screenwriter
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
Screenwriter
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
Story
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Screenwriter
Shipyard Sally (1939)
Screenwriter
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Screenwriter
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Screenwriter
My Lucky Star (1938)
Story
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Original Story
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Contract Writer
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Original Story
Life Begins in College (1937)
Story
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

The 7th Dawn (1964)
Co-producer
Count Your Blessings (1959)
Producer
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Producer
Up in Central Park (1948)
Producer
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Producer
Kitty (1946)
Associate Producer
Masquerade in Mexico (1946)
Producer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - I Thought We Were Wowing Them! At a radio audition, Shirley Temple as Rebecca and William Demarest as uncle Harry, looking to impress assistant Orville (Jack Haley), sponsor Bartlett (Paul Harvey) and ad-man Kent (Randolph Scott) with a tune by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
My Gal Sal (1942) - We Thought You Were A Turkey Traveling minstrel Paul (Victor Mature) gets blamed for the scam run by a con man he just met, later rescued by Carole Landis as showgirl Mae, introduced in a manner usually reserved for leading ladies (in this instance Rita Hayworth, coming soon) early in My Gal Sal, 1942.
My Gal Sal (1942) - What's Your Answer? Joining the number midway, headliner Sally (Rita Hayworth) performing a song in fact written by Paul Dresser, the brother of the novelist Theodore Dreiser, played here by Victor Mature, who's come to New York seeking redress, James Gleason his agent, in My Gal Sal, 1942.
Life Begins In College (1937) - Klassy Kampus Kleaners First scene for the stars, the Ritz Brothers, beginning here with Jimmy, Harry and Al, left to right, whom we learn are the struggling tailors in the college town, Frank Melton their first customer, and George (Nat Pendleton) the next, an oil-rich Indian freshman whose pants got mangled in a hazing by the football team, in Life Begins In College, 1937.
Life Begins In College (1937) - Our Accents Are Cheesy There’s no defined plot premise for this, we’re at the college dance, various stories in play, when the starring Ritz Brothers (Jimmy left, Harry in drag and Al right), who run a failing laundry business, appear with a specialty song, credited to Sam Pokrass, Sid Kuller and Ray Golden, in in Life Begins In College, 1937.
Scandal At Scourie (1953) - Best Ones Were Taken First On an Ontario stopover, traveling west with guardian nuns seeking homes for their charges after a fire, orphan Patsy (Donna Corcoran), hoping to save her goldfish from her bully friends, meets local Mrs. McChesney (Greer Garson, her first scene), in MGM's Scandal At Scourie, 1953.
Scandal At Scourie (1953) - Dictated By Rome Mrs. McChesney (Greer Garson) has not quite convinced her prominent Ontario Protestant storekeeper and mayor husband Patrick (Walter Pidgeon) that they should adopt just-arrived Catholic Quebecois orphan Patsy (Donna Corcoran) permanently, early in MGM's Scandal At Scourie, 1953.
Law And The Lady (1951) - Chemin de Fer On their first adventure in Monte Carlo, ex-servant Jane (Greer Garson) poses as "Lady Loverly," easily causing her newfound escort (Holmes Herbert) to lose at cards, her new partner Nigel (Michael Wilding) collecting, in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Law And The Lady, The (1951) - One Stone At A Time We know that butler “Hoskins” (Michael Wilding) is really Nigel, con-man partner of Greer Garson, who’s just arrived at his new San Francisco situation posing as “Lady Loverly,” discussing their plot, drawing the attention of neighbor Dinas (Fernando Lamas), in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Scandal At Scourie (1953) - Because I'm A Protestant? Irish-born Ontarian Mrs. McChesney (Greer Garson) has just failed in her scheme to cause Quebec orphan Patsy (Donna Corcoran) to miss her train west with the nuns, so she makes a spontaneous offer to Sister Josephine (Agnes Moorehead), Arthur Shields the local priest, in MGM's Scandal At Scourie, 1953.
Law And The Lady, The (1951) - Stop Being Witty Domestic "girl" Jane (Greer Garson) is just being accused of stealing by Lord and Lady Minden (Michael Wilding, Phyllis Stanley), when his twin Nigel (also Wilding) appears, the police inspector (Rhys Williams) baffled, early in The Law And The Lady, 1951.
Valley Of The Kings (1954) - Not That Kind Of Lady Opening scene in which MGM gets every penny of it's on-location at the pyramids payoff, aristocratic Ann (Eleanor Parker) introduces herself to rugged archaeologist Mark (Robert Taylor), who gets to slug a guy, in Valley Of The Kings, 1954.

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