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Melchior Lengyel (1880–1974)

Born Lebovics Menyhért, Lengyel started out as a correspondent for Hungarian newspapers in Switzerland and became a well-known journalist, author, and critic in Germany and Austria where he published numerous plays and established friendships with Ernst Lubitsch and other German theater greats with whom he later worked in Hollywood. He visited the ... See full bio »


(age 94) in Budapest, Hungary

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Known For

To Be or Not to Be
Ninotchka Writer
To Be or Not to Be
Silk Stockings


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 2001 The Miraculous Manderin (Short) (libretto)
 1997 A nagy fejedelem (TV Movie) (play - as Lengyel Menyhért)
 1989 Tihamér (TV Movie) (play - as Lengyel Menyhért)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (story)
 1982 Róza néni elintézi (TV Movie) (novel - as Lengyel Menyhért)
 1982 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ninotchka (1982) ... (play)
 1982 Waterlooi csata (TV Movie) (as Lengyel Menyhért)
 1974 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ninoshka (1974)
 1970 Csodálatos mandarin (TV Short)
 1965 Ninotschka (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Ninotchka (TV Movie) (story)
 1957 Silk Stockings (suggested by "Ninotchka" by)
 1953 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ninotchka (1953) ... (play)
 1945 A Royal Scandal (play "Die zarin")
 1944 Days of Glory (original story)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan (story)
 1942 To Be or Not to Be (original story)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka (based on the original story by)
 1937 Angel (play "Angyal")
 1936 I Loved a Soldier (novel)
 1935 Antonia (play "Antonia")
 1934 Temptation (play "Antonia")
 1934 Room for the Aged (as Lengyel Menyhért)
 1934 Caravane (story)
 1934 Caravan
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great (play "The Czarina")
 1933 Polizeiakte 909 (play "Taifun")
 1929 Strange Cargo (story)
 1927 Die berühmte Frau (play) / (screenplay)
 1924 Forbidden Paradise (play "The Czarina" - as Menyhért Lengyel)
 1918 A Táncosnö (as Menyhért Lengyel)
 1914 The Typhoon (play "Taifun" - as Menyhért Lengyel)
 1911 Taifun (play)
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Other Works:

Playwright (w/Lajos Biró): "Catherine the Great" (filmed as The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)). See more »

Alternate Names:

Menyhért Lengyel | Lengyel Menyhért

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