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Harry Kurnitz (1908–1968)

A former reporter, Harry Kurnitz arrived in Hollywood in 1938 after being hired to write the screenplay for his own story, "Fast Company." He stayed to become a prolific screenwriter, working on everything from Errol Flynn swashbucklers to Danny Kaye comedies. He also found time to become a successful novelist and playwright ("A Shot in the Dark",... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 Goodbye Charlie (TV Short) (1964 screenplay)
 1982 Witness for the Prosecution (TV Movie) (1957 screenplay)
 1972 La comedia del domingo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La collection Dressen (1971) ... (play)
 1966 How to Steal a Million (screenplay)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie (screenplay)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark (based upon the stage play by)
 1962 Hatari! (story)
 1960 Surprise Package (screenplay)
 1960 Once More, with Feeling! (play) / (screenplay)
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution (screen play)
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Broach (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Silk Stockings (uncredited)
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Reclining Figure (1957) ... (play)
 1957 The Happy Road (screenplay)
  Conflict (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Girl on the Subway (1957) ... (teleplay) / (writer)
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Reclining Figure (1956) ... (play)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Web (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs (written by)
 1954 The Love Lottery (screenplay)
 1953 The Man Between (screenplay by)
 1953 Melba (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Tonight We Sing (writer)
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary) (Jan Peerce-Nadine Conner sequence)
 1950 Pretty Baby (screenplay)
 1949 The Inspector General (screenplay)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours (screenplay)
 1949 A Kiss in the Dark (writer)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (screenplay)
 1948 One Touch of Venus (screenplay)
 1947 Something in the Wind (screenplay)
 1947 The Web (story)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home (from an original story by)
 1944 The Heavenly Body (adaptation)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove (screenplay)
 1943 They Got Me Covered (screenplay)
 1942 Pacific Rendezvous (screenplay)
 1942 Ship Ahoy (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man (from a story by) / (screen play)
 1940 I Love You Again (screen play)
 1939 Fast and Furious (original screen play)
 1939 Fast and Loose (original screen play)
 1938 Fast Company (book - as Marco Page) / (screenplay - as Marco Page)
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His play, "A Shot in the Dark", was performed at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, George Baker, Anthony Newlands, Patricia Marmont and Peter Sallis in the cast. See more »

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Marco Page

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Personal Quote:

[on director Billy Wilder] At work he is two people - Mr. Hyde and Mr. Hyde.


Was nominated for Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Author (Musical), along with his collaborator Noël Coward, for "The Girl Who Came to Supper." See more »

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