Herbert Fields


Playwright

Biography

Life Events

1921

Film acting debut in "The Porcelain Lamp"

1925

Wrote first play

Videos

Movie Clip

Honolulu (1939) - I'm Liable To Get Killed! Movie star Brooks (Robert Young) recovering from the last time he was mobbed during an east-coast PR swing, getting out of the hospital with the help of hustling agent Duffy (George Burns), with a poor result, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939, also starring Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen.
Honolulu (1939) - Throw Myself At Him? Robert Young, in a dual role, here is movie star Books Mason, who’s traded places with his look-alike Hawaiian plantation owner George, cruising home for two weeks of peace and quiet, when he’s recognized by cruise ship entertainer Millie (Gracie Allen), who must tell pal Dot (Eleanor Powell), the first scene for both gals, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) - She Ran After An Old Airedale Engaged New Yorkers Kay (Carole Lombard) and Bill (Cesar Romero), introduced here, have no idea that zillionaire Scott (Preston Foster) is behind the job offer that’s got him rushing for the boat to Japan, all meeting with the kooky countess (Betty Lawford) at the pier, early in Love Before Breakfast, 1936.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) - Where'd You Get This Blue Eye? Carole Lombard as socialite Kay was accidentally clobbered by her rich suitor Scott (Preston Foster) the night before, so she visits Charles (George Andre Beranger) at the salon, only to find he’s not given up, in Universal’s Love Before Breakfast, 1936.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) - Is That A Name Or A Condition? Another big outfit for Carole Lomard, as society gal Kay, with her mother (Janet Beecher), who is sort of supporting Scott (Preston Foster), her rich and rejected would-be boyfriend, who has already intercepted her date Stu (Don Briggs), in Love Before Breakfast, 1936.
Panama Hattie (1942) - I'll Dip Her In The Canal! Title character Ann Sothern with pal Flo (Virginia O’Brien) plans to impress “Gerry” (Jackie Horner), the snooty young visiting daughter of her Canal Zone-based soldier fiancè Dick (Dan Dailey), who’s brought butler Jerkins (Alan Mowbray) from Philadelphia, in MGM’s Panama Hattie, 1942.
Father Takes A Wife (1941) - What Are You Doing In My Clothes? First with shipping magnate “Senior” Osborne (Adolphe Menjou) who’s been giddy and on spending sprees, joined by bothered son “Junior” (John Howard), who’s been covering for him on a christening, and the explanation begins, in Father Takes A Bride, 1941.
Father Takes A Wife (1941) - You'll Always Be An Actress Here we meet actress Leslie (Gloria Swanson, in a comeback role), whom we’ve learned is betrothed to shipping magnate Adolphe Menjou, with her aunt (Helen Broderick), preparing to meet his son before her final performance, in Father Takes A Wife, 1941.
Father Takes A Wife (1941) - Drop Your Anchor, Dear Having argued through several days of their honeymoon, shipping tycoon Frederick (Adolphe Menjou) and just retired actress Leslie (Gloria Swanson) discuss the Latino singer stowaway (Desi Arnaz) who’s just been found on his private yacht, in Father Takes A Wife, 1941.
Hands Across The Table - Up Where The Rich Live Regi (Carole Lombard), with pal Nona (Marie Prevost), arriving at work, sent upstairs to give a manicure to Allen (Ralph Bellamy), who is duly charmed, opening Mitchell Leisen's Hands Across The Table, 1935.
Hands Across The Table - Future Hopscotch Champion Manicurist Regi (Carole Lombard), en route back to her shop in the hotel lobby, bumps into oddball Ted (Fred MacMurray), who gives chase, meeting her boss (Ruth Donnelly) and pal (Marie Prevost), in Mitchell Leisen's Hands Across The Table, 1935.
Hands Across The Table - Eminent Hiccup Specialist Manicurist Regi (Carole Lombard) dining out in New York with goofy heir Ted (Fred MacMurray), desperate to impress after having insulted him earlier, in Mitchell Leisen's Hands Across The Table, 1935.

Family

Lew Fields
Father
Actor, producer.
Frances Fields
Sister
Joseph Fields
Brother
Writer.
Dorothy Fields
Sister
Songwriter.

Bibliography