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Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood, most of them Jack Oakie vehicles. ... See full bio »

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 1985 A Letter to Three Wives (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1967 The Honey Pot (written for the screen by)
 1963 Cleopatra (screenplay)
 1958 The Quiet American (writer)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (written for the screen by)
 1954 The Barefoot Contessa (written by)
 1953 Julius Caesar (uncredited)
 1952 5 Fingers (uncredited)
 1951 I'll Never Forget You (uncredited)
 1951 People Will Talk (written for the screen by)
 1950 All About Eve (written for the screen by)
 1950 No Way Out (written by)
 1949 House of Strangers (writer of retakes - uncredited)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives (screenplay)
 1948 The Pirate (uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (screenplay)
 1946 Dragonwyck (written for the screen by)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom (screenplay)
 1938 The Shining Hour (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Waltz (uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades (uncredited)
 1937 Mannequin (collaborating writer - uncredited)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red (story contributions - uncredited)
 1936 Love on the Run (uncredited)
 1936 Three Godfathers (uncredited)
 1935 Two Fisted (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (uncredited)
 1935 Reckless (uncredited)
 1935 After Office Hours (uncredited)
 1934 Forsaking All Others (screen play)
 1934 Our Daily Bread (the dialogue - as Joseph Mankiewicz)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (screen play)
 1933 Alice in Wonderland (screen play)
 1933 Meet the Baron (uncredited)
 1933 Too Much Harmony (story)
 1933 Emergency Call (screen play)
 1933 Diplomaniacs (from an original story by) / (screen play)
 1932 If I Had a Million (adaptation - segments "China Shop", "Road Hogs", "The Three Marines", uncredited) / (story - segment "Violet", uncredited)
 1932 Night After Night (uncredited)
 1932 Million Dollar Legs (by)
 1932 Sky Bride (screenplay)
 1932 This Reckless Age (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 Sooky (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 Newly Rich (screen play)
 1931 Dude Ranch (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1931 Skippy
 1931 June Moon (screenplay) / (story)
 1930 The Social Lion (adaptation - dialogue)
 1930 The Light of Western Stars (uncredited)
 1929 The Virginian (titles - uncredited)
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid (titles)
 1929 Fast Company (writer)
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (titles - uncredited)
 1929 River of Romance (titles)
 1929 Thunderbolt (titles)
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery (titles - uncredited)
 1929 The Man I Love (titles)
 1929 Close Harmony (titles)
 1929 The Dummy (titles)
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Uncle of Frank Mankiewicz, noted writer and Democratic political strategist who once worked as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary. Frank Mankiewicz serves as Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Public Relations in Washington, DC. See more »

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