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William Hurlbut (I) (1878–1957)


Hurlbut went to Hollywood in the early 1930s after writing several plays for Broadway, including "Lillies of the Field". See more trivia »

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 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Adam Had Four Sons (1957) ... (screenplay)
- Only Yesterday (1956) ... (screenplay)
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons (screenplay)
 1938 Letter of Introduction (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish (additional dialogue)
 1936 King of Burlesque (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Way Down East
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein (adapted by) / (screenplay)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1934 Imitation of Life (screenplay)
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow (adaptation and screenplay)
 1934 One More River (screenplay - uncredited)
 1934 Madame Spy
 1933 Only Yesterday (writer)
 1933 Ladies Must Love (play) / (stories "Lilies of Broadway" and "Scarlet Sisterhood")
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room (writer)
 1931 Good Sport (story and screenplay)
 1930 La voluntad del muerto (adaptation and scenario)
 1930 Lilies of the Field (novel)
 1925 The Heart of a Siren (play "Hail and Farewell")
 1924 That French Lady (story)
 1924 Lilies of the Field (novel)
 1923 Trimmed in Scarlet (story - play)
 1921 Made in Heaven (story)
 1920 Body and Soul (story)
 1919 Experimental Marriage (play "Saturday to Monday")
 1919 Romance and Arabella (play)
 1918 The Strange Woman (novel - play)
 1916 The Big Sister (story)
 1916 The Dawn of Freedom (story - as William J. Hurlbut)
 1916 The Writing on the Wall (story - as William J. Hurlbut)
 1916 New York (play)
 1915 Body and Soul (story)
 1915 The Fighting Hope (play)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Harry B. Smith) book for "Little Miss Fix-It", produced on Broadway. Musical. Music by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (also lyrics). Musical Director: Frederic Solomon. Additional numbers by Fred Barnes and R.P. Weston. Featuring songs by Hugh Owens, James McGhee and Joseph Tabrar. Featuring songs with lyrics by Herbert ... See more »

Alternate Names:

William J. Hurlbut

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Best known for his brief tenure at Universal (1933-35), during which he worked on Imitation of Life (1934) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »

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