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Geza Herczeg (1888–1954)

Hungarian-American playwright and screenwriter Geza Herczeg was also a newspaper publisher and covered the Balkan Wars and later World War I as a correspondent. In 1926 he was granted an interview with Benito Mussolini in Rome; in 1936 he was invited back, and asked to translate and produce a play Mussolini had written about the last days of ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Shanghai Gesture
(1941)
Wonder Bar
Wonder Bar Writer
(1934)
Jhansi Ki Rani
(1956)

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 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Burning Bush (1967) ... (play)
 1956 Jhansi Ki Rani (screenplay - as Geza Herzeg)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 2 episodes)
- The Inside Story (1955) ... (original screenplay)
- The Life of Emile Zola (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1953 Decameron Nights (treatment)
 1950 Rapture (screenplay)
 1950 Women Without Names (screenplay - uncredited)
 1948 The Vicious Circle (play "The Burning Bush")
 1948 The Inside Story (story)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture (collaborator for adaptation)
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola (screen play) / (story)
 1934 Wonder Bar (based on the play by)
 1926 A Sister of Six (novel)
 1925 Das goldene Kalb (idea - as Franz Herczeg)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote source material (w/Karl Farkas) for "The Wonder Bar" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Irving Caesar and Aben Kandel. Lyrics by Irving Caesar. Music by Robert Katscher. Additional lyrics by Manuel M. Ponce. Additional music by J. Peterburski and Manuel M. Ponce. Directed by William Mollison. Nora Bayes Theatre: 17 May 1931-... See more »

Alternate Names:

Franz Herczeg | Geza Herzeg
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Star Sign:

Pisces

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