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F. Hugh Herbert (1897–1958)


His screen adaptation of "The Moon is Blue", based on his own Broadway play, ran into censorship trouble solely, because it contained the word 'virgin'. See more trivia »

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The Moon Is Blue
Meet Corliss Archer
Dark Command
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Sitting Pretty


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 1971 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La lune est bleue (1971) ... (play)
 1958 This Happy Feeling (play "For Love or Money")
 1955-1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Kiss and Tell (1956) ... (play)
- A Girl Can Tell (1955) ... (play)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (based on an original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Mr. Belvedere (1956) ... (based on an original screenplay)
 1954-1955 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series) (characters - 39 episodes)
- The Christmas Story (1955) ... (characters)
- The Personality Test (1954) ... (characters)
- The Pain in the Neck (1954) ... (characters)
- The Fortune Teller (1954) ... (characters)
- President of the Garden Club (1954) ... (characters)
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (play "The Moon is Blue")
 1953 The Moon Is Blue (stage play "The Moon Is Blue") / (written for the screen by)
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island (written for the screen by)
 1952 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Beija-me e Verás (1952) ... (play)
 1952 Een af tusind (TV Movie) (play)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- For Love or Money (1952) ... (play)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1951) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- For Love or Money (1951) ... (play)
- Kiss and Tell (1951) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1950 Our Very Own
 1949 A Kiss for Corliss (characters)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- For Love or Money (1949) ... (play)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- For Love or Money (1948) ... (play)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (screenplay)
 1948 Sitting Pretty (screen play)
 1946 Margie (screen play by)
 1946 A Guy Could Change (story)
 1945 Kiss and Tell (play) / (screenplay)
 1944 Together Again (screen play)
 1943 Nobody's Darling (story)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (original screenplay)
 1942 Fly-By-Night (screenplay)
 1941 Glamour Boy
 1940 Melody Ranch (original screenplay) / (story - uncredited)
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941 (original screenplay)
 1940 Three Faces West (original screenplay)
 1940 Women in War (story and screenplay)
 1940 Dark Command (screenplay)
 1940 Forgotten Girls (screenplay)
 1938 That Certain Age (original story)
 1938 Letter of Introduction (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 The Road to Reno (adaptation)
 1937 Music for Madame (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1936 The Case of the Black Cat (screen play)
 1936 Snowed Under (screen play)
 1936 Colleen (screen play)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook (story)
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret (screen play)
 1935 We're in the Money (screenplay)
 1935 People Will Talk (story "Such a Lovely Couple")
 1935 Traveling Saleslady (screen play)
 1934 The Secret Bride (screenplay)
 1934 The Dragon Murder Case (screen play)
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney (additional dialogue)
 1934 The Personality Kid (screen play)
 1934 Smarty (based on a play by) / (screen play)
 1934 Journal of a Crime (screen play)
 1934 Fashions of 1934 (screen play)
 1933 By Candlelight (writer)
 1933 The Women in His Life (original screen play)
 1933 One Year Later (screenplay) / (story)
 1933 Daring Daughters (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1933 The Constant Woman (adaptation and dialogue)
 1932 The Penal Code (adaptation and dialogue)
 1932 A Parisian Romance (screen adaptation)
 1932 Those We Love (screenplay)
 1932 The Stoker
 1932 Vanity Fair
 1932 Hotel Continental (story and scenario)
 1931 The Sin Ship (screen play - as Hugh Herbert)
 1930 Remote Control (dialogue - uncredited)
 1930 Road to Paradise (adaptation & additional dialogue)
 1930/I Vengeance (scenario)
 1930 Murder on the Roof (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1929 Noisy Neighbors (original story)
 1929 A Single Man (screenplay)
 1928 The Air Circus (dialogue)
 1928 The Baby Cyclone (writer)
 1928 The Cardboard Lover (writer)
 1928 Hollywood Bound (Short) (as Hugh Herbert)
 1928 Beau Broadway (adaptation)
 1928 Retribution (Short) (by - as Hugh Herbert)
 1928 Miss Information (Short) (writer)
 1928 Baby Mine (writer)
 1927 Tea for Three
 1927 Adam and Evil
 1927 On Ze Boulevard (story)
 1926 There You Are! (play) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Moon is Blue", was performed at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Diana Lynn, Robert Flemyng and Biff McGuire in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Frederick Hugh Herbert | Hugh Herbert

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Viennese-born, London-educated playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Entered films with MGM in 1926. Best known as the creator of the archetypal American teen, Corliss Archer, introduced in his 1943 Broadway play "Kiss and Tell". With Warner Brothers (1933-36), Universal (1937-38), and 20th Century Fox (1946-48). See more »

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