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Born: April 18, 1893 Cause of Death:
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Writer (feature film)

1.
Lifepod (1993) as From Screenplay ("Lifeboat")
Set in 2168, a group of travellers are stranded in a rescue craft in outerspace. Their terror grows as they become suspicious there is a saboteur among them. Reinterpretation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 feature film, "Lifeboat."
2.
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) as Screenwriter
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
3.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Screenwriter
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
4.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Addl scenes by
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
5.
Leave Her to Heaven (1946) as Screenwriter
A beautiful neurotic will stop at nothing to hold onto her husband's love.
6.
The Negro Soldier (1944) as Aide in script preparation
Documentary cameras capture the contributions of African-American soldiers during World War II.
7.
Lifeboat (1944) as Screenwriter
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
8.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Contract Writer
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
9.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Original Story
10.
Crash Dive (1943) as Screenwriter
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
11.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Screenwriter
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
12.
New York Town (1941) as Story
13.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Screenwriter
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
14.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Screenwriter
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
15.
The Westerner (1940) as Screenwriter
A drifter accused of horse stealing faces off against the notorious Judge Roy Bean.
16.
The Real Glory (1939) as Screenwriter
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
17.
Made for Each Other (1939) as Screenwriter
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
18.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Contract Writer
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
19.
Doctor Rhythm (1938) as Screenwriter
20.
I Am the Law (1938) as Screenwriter
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
21.
Every Day's a Holiday (1938) as Original Story
22.
Double Wedding (1937) as Screenwriter
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
23.
Pennies From Heaven (1936) as Screenwriter
A singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house.
24.
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Screenwriter
25.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Screenwriter
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
26.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Screenwriter
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
27.
She Married Her Boss (1935) as Contract Writer
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
28.
Once to Every Woman (1934) as Screenwriter
29.
Sisters Under the Skin (1934) as Screenwriter
30.
Lady by Choice (1934) as Screenwriter
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
31.
The Defense Rests (1934) as Story and Screenplay
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
32.
No Greater Glory (1934) as Screenwriter
A frail boy fights to win acceptance from the leader of a street gang.
33.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Contract Writer
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
34.
Below the Sea (1933) as Screenwriter
Criminals threaten a wealthy woman''''s underwater expedition.
35.
The Woman I Stole (1933) as Screenwriter
36.
Below the Sea (1933) as Story
Criminals threaten a wealthy woman''''s underwater expedition.
37.
The Circus Queen Murder (1933) as Screenwriter
A vacationing DA gets mixed up in a tangled case involving a touring circus.
38.
East of Fifth Avenue (1933) as Screenwriter
39.
Man's Castle (1933) as Screenwriter
An unemployed man turns to crime when he gets his girlfriend pregnant.
40.
The Wrecker (1933) as Screenwriter
41.
Behind the Mask (1932) as Story and dial
A Federal Agent goes undercover in prison to break up a drug syndicate.
42.
Love Affair (1932) as Adpt and dial
An heiress'''' affair with an aeronautical engineer threatens his career.
43.
Man Against Woman (1932) as Screenwriter
44.
Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) as Screenwriter
A young congressman tries to rid Washington of corruption while courting a senator''''s daughter.
45.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Adpt and dial
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
46.
Shopworn (1932) as Dial
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
47.
Forbidden (1932) as Adaptation
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
48.
War Correspondent (1932) as Adaptation
49.
Hollywood Speaks (1932) as Adpt and dial
50.
As the Devil Commands (1932) as Screenwriter
51.
The Good Bad Girl (1931) as Cont and dial
A gangster''''s moll tries to go straight to marry an honest man.
52.
El pasado acusa (1931) as Screenwriter
53.
Carne de cabaret (1931) as Orig story and scr
54.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Story and dial
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
55.
Platinum Blonde (1931) as Adaptation
A heartless heiress seduces a hard-working reporter into a disastrous marriage.
56.
Dirigible (1931) as Adpt and dial
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
57.
The Deceiver (1931) as Dial
Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.
58.
The Miracle Woman (1931) as Scr and dial
A phony faith healer fights the temptation to go straight when she falls for a blind man.
59.
Sisters (1930) as Dial
60.
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Dial and adpt
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
61.
Hell's Island (1930) as Adaptation
62.
Ladies Must Play (1930) as Dial
63.
Hell's Island (1930) as Cont
64.
Madonna of the Streets (1930) as Cont
65.
The Squealer (1930) as Dial
A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was that she wanted him out of the way so she could have his best friend.
66.
Sisters (1930) as Scen
67.
Madonna of the Streets (1930) as Adaptation
68.
Hell's Island (1930) as Dial
69.
Around the Corner (1930) as Story, cont and dial
70.
Madonna of the Streets (1930) as Dial
71.
Rain or Shine (1930) as Dial and cont
A young woman inherits her father''''s financially troubled circus.

Writer (special)

72.
Guys and Dolls Off the Record (1992)
A documentary about the making of the cast album for the 1991 Tony-winning revival of the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls."

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