Frank Cavett


Screenwriter

Biography

Life Events

1929

First film as assistant director

1939

First film as writer

Videos

Movie Clip

Corn Is Green, The (1945) - So This Is My House Miss Moffat (Bette Davis), with Watty (Rosalind Ivan), arrives at her inherited Welsh home, the squire (Nigel Bruce), Miss Ronberry (Mildred Dunnock) and Jones (Rhys Williams) surprised to discover she's a female, early in The Corn Is Green, 1945.
Corn Is Green, The (1945) - Did You Write This? Miss Moffatt (Bette Davis), with aide Ronberry (Mildred Dunnock), despairing over whether she'll ever start her Welsh school, then discovering miner Evans (John Dall) and his prodigious work, in The Corn Is Green, 1945.
Corn Is Green, The (1945) - Kill Two Birds Miss Moffat (Bette Davis) with miner and star student Evans (John Dall), who is taunted by devious Bessie (Joan Loring), who then gets into her own trouble, her mother (Rosalind Ivan) helping quell, in The Corn Is Green, 1945.
Going My Way (1944) - It's Not Charity Former entertainer Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby), wrapping up a duet with Carol (Jean Heather), who's come to New York to become a singer, but is being taken in as a runaway, and is so introduced to elderly Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), in Leo McCarey's Going My Way, 1944.
Going My Way (1944) - Silent Night Still in his warm-ups from his beloved St. Louis Browns, Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) induces his ballplayers (mostly the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir) into learning a carol, in Leo McCarey's Going My Way, 1944.
Going My Way (1944) - Substitute Right Fielder Sauntering into his new New York City parish, Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) meets neighborhood kids and atheist Belknap (Porter Hall), early in Leo McCarey's Going My Way, 1944.
Forsaking All Others (1934) - Stop Picking On My Groom Joan Crawford in a rare comedy, but well supported with a script straight from Broadway, with Greta Meyer the masseur, Billie Burke the socialite, Robert Montgomery the groom and a very young Roz Russell leading a mob, opening Forsaking All Others, 1934, co-starring Clark Gable.
Forsaking All Others (1934) - I'm Going To A Sanitarium Clark Gable is Jeff, home from Spain to surprise his New York crowd, unaware that best bud Dillon (Robert Montgomery) is about to marry their childhood friend Mary (Joan Crawford), to whom he planned to propose, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke and Rosalind Russell among the players, early in Forsaking All Others, 1934.
Forsaking All Others (1934) - Can You Say That Again? Nervous Joan Crawford as Mary, about to be married, Billie Burke frantic organizing, Roz Russell in waiting, Charles Butterworth in a panic, as he learns, along with hung-over best man Jeff (Clark Gable), that the groom isn't going to show, in MGM's Forsaking All Others, 1934.
Second Chorus (1940) - Been Wanting To Meet You Fred Astaire as a college band leader is arrested by the gaze of Paulette Goddard, the future wife of his equally attentive partner and rival Burgess Meredith, her being briefly on the arm of Frank Melton as "Stu,", the flirtatious opening of H.C. Potter's Second Chorus, 1940.
Second Chorus (1940) - Who's Artie Shaw? Now manager of a dance band fronted by Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard (as "Ellen") looks for business and plays dumb when asked about their rival, the famed Artie Shaw, portraying himself, in independent producer Boris Morros' Second Chorus, 1940.
Second Chorus (1940) - Dig It Paulette Goddard was no dancer, trained or otherwise, so in that light she does well, with Fred Astaire, with an original tune by Hal Borne and Johnny Mercer, choreographed by Hermes Pan, the first dance number in Second Chorus, 1940.

Companions

Mary Oakes
Wife
Model, actor. Married 1939; survived him; died March 6, 1997 at age 88.

Bibliography