Virginia Van Upp


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died
March 25, 1970

Biography

Virginia Van Upp brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of her Hollywood career. Upp's film career started with such writing credits as the historical love story "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1934) with Francis Lederer, "My American Wife" (1936) and the W C Fields comedy "Poppy" (1936). She also appeared in the Carole Lombard dramatic adaptation "Swing High, Swing ...

Family & Companions

Ralph W Nelson
Husband
Unit manager. Worked for Paramount; second husband; divorced.

Biography

Virginia Van Upp brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of her Hollywood career. Upp's film career started with such writing credits as the historical love story "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1934) with Francis Lederer, "My American Wife" (1936) and the W C Fields comedy "Poppy" (1936). She also appeared in the Carole Lombard dramatic adaptation "Swing High, Swing Low" (1937) and "You and Me" (1938). Upp more recently wrote the Rita Hayworth romance "Affair in Trinidad" (1952). Upp was married to Ralph W Nelson and had one child. Upp passed away in March 1970 at the age of 68.

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Affair In Trinidad (1952) - I Asked Him To Pass The Salt Right after her hot opening number, Howard Wendell as the new American consul in Trinidad, with Torin Thatcher as the Brit cop Smythe, with some tactics applied, tells dancer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) her husband has been found dead, in Rita’s box-office hit comeback, Affair In Trinidad, 1952, directed by Vincent Sherman, co-starring Glenn Ford.
Affair In Trinidad (1952) - Not In The Tropics Not his first scene but his first with the star, Glenn Ford as just-arrived American Steve is angry with Rita Hayworth as night club star Chris, widow of his artist brother, whom he’s never met, thinking he committed suicide, not realizing she’s helping the cops solve his murder, followed by a typical powerful entry into the plot by Juanita Moore as servant Dominique, in Affair In Trinidad, 1952.
Cover Girl (1944) -- Put Me To The Test People forget Margarita Cansino (a.k.a Rita Hayworth, here as "Rusty) was a dancer first, with Gene Kelly (as "Danny"), to Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin's "Put Me To The Test," in Cover Girl, 1944.
Cover Girl (1944) -- Open, Show Must Go On Fleshy Technicolor opening with a song by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin, featuring star Rita Hayworth and supporting player Leslie Brooks, from Cover Girl, 1944, also starring Gene Kelly.
Gilda (1946) - Talk Or Dance Carnival night in Buenos Aires, Rita Hayworth (title character), wife of the boss, taunts casino manager Johnny (Glenn Ford), her ex-lover, on the dance floor, cop Obregon (Joseph Calleia) warning of trouble and assistant Casey (Joe Sawyer) delivering news, in Gilda, 1946.
Gilda (1946) - He Can't Afford It Buenos Aires casino boss Ballin (George MacReady) leaves new wife Rita Hayworth (title character) and employee Johnny (Glenn Ford) alone for the first time, their previous relations now confirmed, Delgado (Gerald Mohr) and Obregon (Joseph Calleia) cutting-in, in Charles Vidor's Gilda, 1946.
Gilda (1946) - Are You Decent? Buenos Aires casino manager Johnny (Glenn Ford), happy to greet boss Mundson (George MacReady) returning from abroad, shocked by director Charles Vidor's famous shot, arguably inventing the modern camera-turn, introducing Rita Hayworth (title character), in Gilda, 1946.
Gilda (1946) - First Night In The Argentine Director Charles Vidor's somewhat special-effected opening shot, American wiseguy Johnny (Glenn Ford) narrating, in trouble, then rescued by passer-by Ballin Mundson (George MacReady), in Gilda, 1946, starring Rita Hayworth.
Gilda (1946) - Put The Blame On Mame SPOILER, in that it's near the end and circumstances have changed, Rita Hayworth (title character) with her famous strip-tease number, song by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher, the aftermath making clear that she's drunk and distraught after clashing with new husband Johnny (Glenn Ford), in Gilda, 1946.
Together Again (1944) - You Won't Have To Undress Completely Overly dedicated Vermont mayor Anne (Irene Dunne) has been persuaded to visit the New York studio of scupltor Corday (Charles Boyer), seeking a candidate to repair the beheaded statue of her late husband, who preceded her in office, in Together Again, 1944.
Together Again (1944) - It's A Raid! Visiting Vermont mayor Anne (Irene Dunne) has reluctantly accompanied sculptor Corday (Charles Boyer) to a New York club, having already decided not to hire him, then there's a stripper (Adele Jergens) and a maid (Nina Mae McKinney) and trouble, in Together Again, 1944.
Together Again (1944) - Wasted On A Neurotic Step-child Grandfather Crandall (Charles Coburn) has just been caught by his grand-daughter (Mona Freeman) and daughter-in-law, the local mayor, Anne (Irene Dunne) faking gout to get out of ceremonies honoring his late son, who was also mayor, early in Together Again, 1944, co-starring Charles Boyer.

Family

Gay Harden
Daughter

Companions

Ralph W Nelson
Husband
Unit manager. Worked for Paramount; second husband; divorced.

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