Jules Furthman


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
Stephen Fox, Julius Grinnell Furthmann, Julius G. Furthman, Jules G. Furthman
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
March 05, 1888
Died
September 22, 1966

Biography

Began selling stories in 1915 and writing screenplays two years later. Furthman produced outstanding work in virtually every genre and proved himself compatible with a wide range of directing styles. He wrote or co-wrote eight scripts for Josef Von Sternberg (including "Morocco" 1930 and "Shanghai Express" 1932) and five for Howard Hawks (including "Only Angels Have Wings" 1939 and "The ...

Biography

Began selling stories in 1915 and writing screenplays two years later. Furthman produced outstanding work in virtually every genre and proved himself compatible with a wide range of directing styles. He wrote or co-wrote eight scripts for Josef Von Sternberg (including "Morocco" 1930 and "Shanghai Express" 1932) and five for Howard Hawks (including "Only Angels Have Wings" 1939 and "The Big Sleep" 1946). He directed three films in the early 1920s. Brother Charles Furthman (1884-1936) was also a screenwriter.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Jet Pilot (1957)
2nd Unit Director
The Outlaw (1943)
Fill-In Director
Colorado Pluck (1921)
Director
The Blushing Bride (1921)
Director
The Land of Jazz (1920)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Rio Bravo (1959)
Screenwriter
Jet Pilot (1957)
Writer
Peking Express (1951)
Adaptation
Pretty Baby (1950)
From a story by
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Screenwriter
Moss Rose (1947)
Screenwriter
The Big Sleep (1946)
Screenwriter
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Screenwriter
The Outlaw (1943)
Screenwriter
The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Collaborator [on Adapted]
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Contract Writer
The Way of All Flesh (1940)
Story
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Screenwriter
Zaza (1939)
Contr to Screenplay const
Spawn of the North (1938)
Screenwriter
The Good Earth (1937)
Contr to Screenplay const
Come and Get It (1936)
Scen
China Seas (1935)
Screenwriter
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Screenwriter
Bombshell (1933)
Screenwriter
The Girl in 419 (1933)
Story
Shanghai Express (1932)
Screenwriter
Blonde Venus (1932)
Screenwriter
While Paris Sleeps (1932)
Contract Writer
Blonde Venus (1932)
Original Story
6 Hours to Live (1932)
Contract Writer
Cuerpo y alma (1931)
Screenwriter
Merely Mary Ann (1931)
Screenwriter
Body and Soul (1931)
Written for Screen by
The Yellow Ticket (1931)
Screenwriter
Over the Hill (1931)
Screenplay and dial
Del mismo barro (1930)
Screenwriter
Morocco (1930)
Screenwriter
Renegades (1930)
Adaptation
Common Clay (1930)
Screenwriter
Morocco (1930)
Dial
Renegades (1930)
Cont
Renegades (1930)
Dial
Common Clay (1930)
Dial
New York Nights (1929)
Adaptation
Abie's Irish Rose (1929)
Adaptation
The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
Screenwriter
Thunderbolt (1929)
Story
The Dragnet (1928)
Scen
The Docks of New York (1928)
Adaptation
The Dragnet (1928)
Adaptation
The City Gone Wild (1927)
Screenwriter
Casey at the Bat (1927)
Screenwriter
Hotel Imperial (1927)
Screenwriter
The Way of All Flesh (1927)
Screenwriter
Barbed Wire (1927)
Screenwriter
Fashions for Women (1927)
Adaptation
Barbed Wire (1927)
Adaptation
The City Gone Wild (1927)
Story
You'd Be Surprised (1926)
Screenwriter
You'd Be Surprised (1926)
Story
The Wise Guy (1926)
Story
Big Pal (1925)
Story
Any Woman (1925)
Scen
Before Midnight (1925)
Story
Sackcloth and Scarlet (1925)
Scen
Call of the Mate (1924)
Scen
Try and Get It (1924)
Adaptation
Condemned (1923)
Story
The Acquittal (1923)
Scen
North of Hudson Bay (1923)
Scen
Lovebound (1923)
Scen
North of Hudson Bay (1923)
Story
The Acquittal (1923)
Cont
St. Elmo (1923)
Scen
Pawn Ticket 210 (1922)
Scen
The Yellow Stain (1922)
Scen
The Ragged Heiress (1922)
Scen
The Love Gambler (1922)
Scen
Strange Idols (1922)
Scen
Arabian Love (1922)
Scen
Calvert's Valley (1922)
Scen
Arabian Love (1922)
Story
The Yellow Stain (1922)
Story
The Ragged Heiress (1922)
Story
Gleam O'Dawn (1922)
Scen
A California Romance (1922)
Story
The Last Trail (1921)
Scen
The Roof Tree (1921)
Scen
High Gear Jeffrey (1921)
Adaptation
Singing River (1921)
Scen
The Cheater Reformed (1921)
Scen
High Gear Jeffrey (1921)
Story
The Cheater Reformed (1921)
Story
The Big Punch (1921)
Scen
The Blushing Bride (1921)
Scen
The Blushing Bride (1921)
Story
The Big Punch (1921)
Story
Colorado Pluck (1921)
Writer
A Sister to Salome (1920)
Scen
A Sister to Salome (1920)
Story
The Land of Jazz (1920)
Scen
Would You Forgive? (1920)
Scen
Leave It to Me (1920)
Scen
Would You Forgive? (1920)
Story
The White Circle (1920)
Scen
The Great Redeemer (1920)
Adaptation
The Land of Jazz (1920)
Story
The Man Who Dared (1920)
Story and scen
The Iron Rider (1920)
Scen
Treasure Island (1920)
Scen
The Valley of Tomorrow (1920)
Scen
The Texan (1920)
Scen
Twins of Suffering Creek (1920)
Scen
The Skywayman (1920)
Scen
The Skywayman (1920)
Story
The Valley of Tomorrow (1920)
Story
The Lincoln Highwayman (1919)
Adaptation
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Scen
Brass Buttons (1919)
Scen
Some Liar (1919)
Scen
Where the West Begins (1919)
Scen
This Hero Stuff (1919)
Scen
When a Man Rides Alone (1919)
Scen
Victory (1919)
Scen
Six Feet Four (1919)
Scen
When a Man Rides Alone (1919)
Story
Brass Buttons (1919)
Story
Where the West Begins (1919)
Story
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Story
This Hero Stuff (1919)
Story
The Beloved Cheater (1919)
Story
Wives and Other Wives (1918)
Scen
Up Romance Road (1918)
Scen
Hobbs in a Hurry (1918)
Scen
A Camouflage Kiss (1918)
Scen
All the World to Nothing (1918)
Scen
A Japanese Nightingale (1918)
Scen
A Camouflage Kiss (1918)
Story
The Mantle of Charity (1918)
Story
Up Romance Road (1918)
Story
Wives and Other Wives (1918)
Story
The Frame Up (1917)
Scen
The Frame Up (1917)
Adaptation

Producer (Feature Film)

Jet Pilot (1957)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Merely Mary Ann (1931)
Composer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Northwest Passage (1940)
Other

Life Events

1915

Film story writer

1917

Screenwriter

Videos

Movie Clip

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) - Bonnie From Brooklyn Pilots Joe (Noah Beery Jr.) and Les (Allyn Joslyn) are impressed with the pretty blonde Bonnie (Jean Arthur) who gets off the boat in fictional Latin American "Barranca" in an early scene from Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings, 1939.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - My Scotch Blood Is Working Carnival boss Hoatley (James Flavin) receiving an affronted town marshal (James Burke), his new M-C and all purpose performer Stan (Tyrone Power), with an assist from Molly (Coleen Gray), laying down the charm to keep the show from being shut down, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - The Lady's Silence Now a big hit in Chicago, using the fortune telling code trick they stole from their ex-friends at the carnival, Stan (Tyrone Power) and his wife-assistant Molly (Colleen Gray) at work, Helen Walker as unannounced psychologist Dr. Ritter in the audience, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - They Look Plenty Weird The carnival crew splurging on a hotel stay, new man Stan (Tyrone Power) plotting with his lover, fortune teller Zeena (Joan Blondell), who’s still devoted to her alcoholic husband “Pete,” whom she plans to send to treatment, reading ominous tarot cards, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - Is A Guy Born That Way? From the top, Edmund Goulding directing, from the William Lindsay Gresham novel, we learn Stan (Tyrone Power) is the new general duty man at the carnival, querying the boss (James Flavin), and supporting the enamored fortune teller Zeena (Joan Blondell), in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
To Have And Have Not (1944) - A Stray Bullet In French Martinique, boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart), with would-be thief Marie (Lauren Bacall), is making his deadbeat client pay up when Nazi-backed goons come after Frenchy (Marcel Dalio) and comrades, Capitane Renarde (Dan Seymour) mopping up, in To Have And Have Not, 1944.
Blonde Venus (1932) - Hot Voodoo Director Josef von Sternberg has not caused his audience to expect his star Marlene Dietrich (as Helen, back in showbiz to support her ailing husband and son) to appear in a gorilla suit, but playboy Nick (Cary Grant) in her audience, likes it, her first number in Blonde Venus, 1932.
Blonde Venus (1932) - I Wish I Was Someone Else Learning that her ailing husband (Herbert Marshall) is returning healthy from Europe, Helen (Marlene Dietrich) agonizes with her sugar-daddy turned honest boyfriend Nick (Cary Grant), who financed everything, in Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - I Wouldn't Have Bobbed My Hair Possibly the most emphatic scene of the picture by director Joseph von Sternberg in displaying his mastery of the attributes of Marlene Dietrich, as Shanghai Lily, revealing her relations with British military doctor Harvey (Clive Brook), off the back of the train, in Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - Both Their Souls Are Rotten Pompous clergyman Carmichael (Lawrence Grant) unloads on Brit military doctor Harvey (Clive Brook) about Hui Fei (Anna May Wong) and Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich, a.k.a. Shanghai Lily), whose subsequent chat suggests a complex history, early on the trip in Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - I Have No Friends At All Warner Oland as Chang, now revealed as a ruthless Chinese revolutionary, has stopped the train to interrogate passengers, so Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich, a.k.a. Shanghai Lily, employing her astonishing ability with language) acts as interpreter, Emile Chautard the French officer, in Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - The Most Respectable People The train stalled by city hassles, first Doc (Clive Brook) then parson Carmichael (Lawrence Grant) visit similarly-employed Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich) and Hui Fei (Anna May Wong), then Mrs. Haggerty (Louise Closser Hale) misreads the situation, in Joseph von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express, 1932.

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Family

Charles Furthman
Brother
Screenwriter.

Bibliography