Philip G. Epstein


Screenwriter

Biography

Life Events

1939

Began collaboration with brother Julius J. Epstein with "Daughters Courageous"

Photo Collections

Casablanca - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Warner Bros' Casablanca (1942), directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains.

Videos

Movie Clip

Casablanca (1942) - In French Morocco The crackling and sometimes overlooked opening, Michael Curtiz directing, from the script by Julius and Philip Epstein and Howard Koch, featuring none of the famous players, narration by Lou Marcelle, from Casablanca, 1942.
Casablanca (1942) - Of All The Gin Joints... A most famous scene, American ex-pat saloon owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in wartime Morocco, with employee Sam (Dooley Wilson), brooding over Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) having turned up at his joint, a flashback montage revealing why, in Casablanca, 1942.
Casablanca (1942) - You Are A Subject Of The German Reich Czech resistance hero Lazlo (Paul Henreid) and consort Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) arrive at Rick's Cafe, surprising Sam (Dooley Wilson), meeting Norwegian Berger (John Qualen), French Renault (Claude Rains) and German Strasser (Conrad Veidt), early in Casablanca, 1942.
Casablanca (1942) - Letters Of Transit Introduction of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) at his Cafe` Americain, dismissing a smarmy German (Gregory Gaye), receiving sneaky Ugarte (Peter Lorre) introducing a key plot point, Dan Seymour the doorman, in Michael Curtiz's Casablanca, 1942.
Strawberry Blonde, The (1941) - We Have A Lady Present Biff (James Cagney) is ready to abandon buddy Hugo (Jack Carson) when he finds out the friend Virginia (Rita Hayworth) has brought to their clandestine date is a nurse, the headstrong Amy (Olivia de Havilland), early in Raoul Walsh's The Strawberry Blonde, 1941.
Saturday's Children (1940) - We Do A Large South American Trade Bobby (Anne Shirley) still on her first day at the shipping firm where her dad got her a job, as new pal Gertrude (Dennie Moore) finagles a second encounter for her with eligible colleague and would-be inventor “Rims” (John Garfield), early in Saturday’s Children, 1940, from a Maxwell Anderson play.
Saturday's Children (1940) - Garden Of Eden Apartments Though the Maxwell Anderson play isn’t set in New York, the Warner Bros. version begins there, Claude Rains and Elizabeth Risdon as the parents, Anne Shirley as daughter Bobby, and Roscoe Karns the live-in brother-in-law, Vincent Sherman directing, in Saturday’s Children, 1940, starring John Garfield.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) - He Created Everything But Rhode Island Responsible cousin George (Richard Waring) is present for the first meeting between Bette Davis (as "Fanny") and stock broker Claude Rains (title character), dropping by to discuss her brother's embezzlements, early in Mr. Skeffington, 1944.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) - Cordial Not Connubial On the ferry back from their wedding in New Jersey, Claude Rains (title character) and flighty Fanny (Bette Davis) compare their bliss to another couple, in Mr. Skeffington, 1944, directed by Vincent Sherman.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) - Half Peppermint And Half Strawberry Preparing her for divorce, and knowing she'd prefer to live with him, Job (Claude Rains, title character) takes a crack at explaining anti-Semitism to daughter Fanny "Junior" (Marjorie Riordan) in Mr. Skeffington, 1944.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) - Some Committed Suicide New York, 1914, having left a gang of suitors in her drawing room, we learn that Walter Abel is cousin George to top-billed Bette Davis, in her first scene as socialite Fanny, her brother Trippy (Richard Waring) joining them, early in Mr. Skeffington,1944, with Claude Rains in the title role.
Daughters Courageous (1939) - Not Enough Enthusiasm Happy mayhem at the Carmel, Ca home of the the Masters sisters, Lola Lane as Linda, Gale Page as Cora, Rosemary Lane as Tinka, greeting Jeffrey Lynn as playwright Johnny, who’s really there to see Buff (Priscilla Lane), May Robson as Penny, early in the non-sequel to Four Daughters(1938), Daughters Courageous, 1939.

Family

Julius J Epstein
Brother
Screenwriter. Twin.
Leslie Epstein
Son
Novelist.
Anya Epstein
Granddaughter
Screenwriter.

Bibliography