Wrote "Child of Manhattan", produced on Broadway. Romantic comedy.
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[His "golden rule" for successful comedy:] A pretty girl is better than a plain one / A leg is better than an arm / A bedroom is better than a living room / An arrival is better that a departure / A birth is better than a death / A chase is better than a chat / A dog is better than a landscape / A kitten is better than a dog / A baby is better than a kitten / A kiss is better than a baby / A ...
He once owned a nightclub on the Sunset Strip called The Players. He met and later married his fourth wife, Sandy Sturges
(born Sandy Nagle) in the place. She did not know he was the owner when they met, thinking he was just another employee.
His films often have a more subversive and dark undertone than other comedies of the day, at times suddenly veering into such risque themes as sexuality, poverty, corruption and murder