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Also Known As: Died: March 19, 1960
Born: December 25, 1888 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
State Fair (1962) as Adaptation
Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair.
2.
Pepe (1961) as Scr story
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
3.
Jeanne Eagels (1957) as Screenwriter
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
4.
Bhowani Junction (1956) as Screenwriter
An Anglo-Indian beauty falls for a British officer as her country fights for independence.
5.
Hit the Deck (1955) as Writer
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
6.
Oklahoma! (1955) as Screenwriter
Pride and a lecherous ranch hand stand between an amorous cowboy and his farm girl sweetheart.
7.
Interrupted Melody (1955) as Writer
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
8.
The Student Prince (1954) as Written for Screen by
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
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The Merry Widow (1952) as Screenwriter
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
10.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Writer
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
11.
Quo Vadis (1951) as Screenwriter
A Roman commander falls for a Christian slave girl as Nero intensifies persecution of the new religion.
12.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Adaptation
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
13.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) as Orig scr
Three young girls try to help their widowed mother find the right husband.
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The Green Years (1946) as Screenwriter
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
15.
State Fair (1945) as Adaptation
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
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Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Original Story
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
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The Valley of Decision (1945) as Screenwriter
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
18.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Original Story
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Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Screenwriter
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
20.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Screenwriter
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
21.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as Screenwriter
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
22.
Kidnapped (1938) as Screenwriter
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
23.
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) as Screenwriter
A socialite posing as her own maid falls for a rodeo rider.
24.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Screenwriter
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
25.
In Old Chicago (1938) as Screenwriter
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
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Ramona (1936) as Contract Writer
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
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The Country Doctor (1936) as Screenwriter
28.
Reunion (1936) as Screenwriter
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Music Is Magic (1935) as Contr to dial
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
30.
Here's to Romance (1935) as Original Story
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Navy Wife (1935) as Screenwriter
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Curly Top (1935) as Contract Writer
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
33.
Change of Heart (1934) as Screenwriter
Janet Gaynor and James Dunn and their close friends Charles Farrell and Ginger Rogers graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.
34.
Marie Galante (1934) as Contr to scr const
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
35.
The White Parade (1934) as Screenwriter
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in order to become nurses and join the White Parade. It is told mainly through the character of June Arden (Loretta Young)who finds romance with Ronald Hall III (John Boles)on the way, with side stories of the other girls who find failure, success, laughs and tears on the way. The forerunner of umpteen dozens of TV series over the past 40 years.
36.
Mr. Skitch (1933) as Screenwriter
37.
Cavalcade (1933) as Cont
A British family survives war and changing times.
38.
Berkeley Square (1933) as Screenwriter
Leslie Howards time-travels between 1784 and 1933 London in this fantasy romance.
39.
As Husbands Go (1933) as Screenwriter
40.
State Fair (1933) as Screenwriter
The children of Iowa farmers find love, with mixed results, at the state fair.
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The Warrior's Husband (1933) as Cont
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Tess of the Storm Country (1932) as Screenwriter
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Society Girl (1932) as Contract Writer
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She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as Story and cont
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelty and even death.
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After Tomorrow (1932) as Screenwriter
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932) as Screenwriter
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Daddy Long Legs (1931) as Scr and dial
Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and she with him, though she does not know that the man she has fallen for is her benefactor.
48.
The Brat (1931) as Adpt, cont and dial
A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their snobbish ways.
49.
Delicious (1931) as Adaptation
A Scottish immigrant falls for a dashing playboy engaged to another woman.
50.
Surrender (1931) as Scr and dial by
51.
The Man Who Came Back (1931) as Contract Writer
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Liliom (1930) as Cont
53.
Lightnin' (1930) as Dial
54.
Lightnin' (1930) as Scr adpt
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So This Is London (1930) as Scen
56.
Song o' My Heart (1930) as Cont
A great tenor retires to the Irish countryside.
57.
The Younger Generation (1929) as Screenwriter
A rising businessman tries to make his immigrant parents assimilate.
58.
Lucky Star (1929) as Scen
War injuries come between a farm girl and her beau.
59.
They Had To See Paris (1929) as Scen
Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of people." Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat; while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph?
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Frozen Justice (1929) as Scen
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South Sea Rose (1929) as Scen
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Trial Marriage (1929) as Story
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Trial Marriage (1929) as Scen
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Behind That Curtain (1929) as Scen
Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes.
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A Ship Comes In (1928) as Scen
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The Power of the Press (1928) as Adpt and cont
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The Princess from Hoboken (1927) as Story and scen
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A Harp in Hock (1927) as Screenwriter
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The Heart Thief (1927) as Cont
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Salome of the Tenements (1925) as Scen
Sonya Mendel (nicknamed Salome because of the string of scalps she wears at her belt!) is the daughter of poor Jewish immigrants on New York's Lower East Side. Clever and pretty, she works as a reporter for the Jewish Daily News. She pursues John Manning, a wealthy non-Jewish philanthropist who has been conducting a campaign against graft on the Lower East Side. They marry, but Sonya is in debt to the very same loan sharks whose grip on the neighborhood John has been trying to break. Will they succeed in blackmailing John into giving up his fight? Based on the novel by Anzia Yezierska, which was in turn inspired by the exploits of a real woman, Rose Pastor Stokes.
73.
The Exciters (1923) as Scen
74.
The Snow Bride (1923) as Story
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The Snow Bride (1923) as Scen
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The Top of New York (1922) as Story
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Pink Gods (1922) as Adaptation
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Cheated Love (1921) as Scen and addl story
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First Love (1921) as Story
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Who Will Marry Me? (1919) as Story

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