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Norman Krasna (1909–1984)

Humorist, playwright and screenwriter Norman Krasna went to great lengths planning for a career in law: he attended New York University, Columbia University and St. John's University law school, then abruptly changed his plans and started work as a copy boy at a New York newspaper. He had a brief stint as a drama critic for the Evening Graphic and... See full bio »

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Known For

Indiscreet Writer
White Christmas
Who Was That Lady?
Sunday in New York


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 1988 Indiscreet (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay) / (play)
 1984 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Un domingo en Nueva York (1984) ... (play)
 1972 La comedia del domingo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Ein netter Herr (TV Movie)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... (play)
 1963 Sunday in New York (play) / (screenplay)
 1962 My Geisha (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Let's Make Love (written for the screen by)
 1960 Who Was That Lady? (play "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?") / (written by)
 1958 Indiscreet (play "Kind Sir") / (screenplay)
 1956 Bundle of Joy (screen play)
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter (written by)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- It Started with Eve (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- Hands Across the Table (1956) ... (original screenplay)
 1954 White Christmas (written for the screen by)
 1952 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Diabinho de Saias (1952) ... (story)
 1949 Dear Wife (characters)
 1949 John Loves Mary (play)
 1947 Dear Ruth (play)
 1944 Bride by Mistake (story)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke (written by)
 1941 It Started with Eve (screenplay)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (written by)
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones (written by)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (story and screenplay)
 1940 It's a Date (screen play)
 1939 Bachelor Mother (screen play)
 1938 You and Me (based on a story by)
 1938 The First Hundred Years (original story)
 1937 Big City (based on the original story by)
 1937 As Good as Married (story)
 1936 Fury (based on a story by)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary (screen play)
 1936 It Had to Happen (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (screen play)
 1935 Reckless (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Four Hours to Kill! (play "Small Miracle") / (screenplay)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (from a story by)
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World (story and screenplay)
 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron (story)
 1933 Bombshell (additional writer - uncredited)
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh Baby! (uncredited)
 1933 So This Is Africa (story)
 1933 Parole Girl (screenplay) / (story "Dance of the Millions" - uncredited)
 1932 That's My Boy (screenplay)
 1932 Hollywood Speaks (screenplay) / (story)
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Stage: Wrote (w/Norman Panama, Melvin Frank) source material (screenplay for White Christmas (1954)) for "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / lyrics by Irving Berlin. Musical Director: Rob Berman. Music orchestrated by Larry Blank. Vocal / Dance Arrangements by: Bruce Pomahac. Marquis ... See more »

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According to a biographer, he became an expert at writing the "wisecrack" movie. His scripts were full of cute, funny one-liners that summed up humorous situations. See more »

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