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Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897–1953)

Herman J. Mankiewicz, now known primarily as the man who co-wrote Citizen Kane (1941) with Hollywood's greatest wunderkind, Orson Welles, was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood and the head of Paramount's screen-writing department in the late 1920s and early '30s. He reached the pinnacle of his craft soon after arriving in ... See full bio »

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Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane Writer
Dinner at Eight
The Man I Love


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 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Enchanted Cottage (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis (screenplay)
 1949 A Woman's Secret (screen play)
 1945 The Spanish Main (screenplay)
 1944 Christmas Holiday (written for the screen by)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove (uncredited)
 1943 The Good Fellows (based on a play by)
 1943 The Human Comedy (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action (screenplay)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (screenplay)
 1942 This Time for Keeps (characters)
 1941 Rise and Shine (screenplay)
 1941 Citizen Kane (original screen play)
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo (based on the play by)
 1940 Keeping Company (original story)
 1940 Comrade X (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World (based on an original story by)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich (original story and screen play)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks (uncredited)
 1936 The Show Goes On (adaptation)
 1936 San Francisco (uncredited)
 1936 Suzy (uncredited)
 1936 Love in Exile
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous (uncredited)
 1935 It's in the Air (uncredited)
 1935 The Murder Man (uncredited)
 1935 Escapade
 1935 After Office Hours (screen play)
 1934 Stamboul Quest (screenplay - uncredited)
 1934 Operator 13 (uncredited)
 1934 Come On, Marines! (uncredited)
 1934 The Show-Off
 1933 Meet the Baron (story)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (screen play)
 1933 Another Language (writer)
 1933 Fast Workers (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Crazy (adaptation)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (additional dialogue)
 1931 Dude Ranch (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies' Man
 1931 Man of the World (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 Jede Frau hat etwas (adaptation)
 1931 Salga de la cocina (adaptation)
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway (adaptation)
 1930 Laughter
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires (dialogue)
 1930 True to the Navy (dialogue)
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes (screenplay)
 1930 Honey (scenario) / (titles)
 1930 Men Are Like That (adaptation)
 1930 The Vagabond King (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 The Mighty (titles)
 1929 Fast Company (uncredited)
 1929 Thunderbolt (writer)
 1929 The Man I Love (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 The Dummy (writer)
 1929 The Canary Murder Case (titles - silent version)
 1929 The Love Doctor (titles)
 1928 Three Weekends (titles)
 1928 The Barker (titles)
 1928 Avalanche (screenplay) / (titles)
 1928 Moran of the Marines (uncredited)
 1928 Take Me Home (titles - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1928 The Water Hole (titles)
 1928 The Mating Call (titles)
 1928 The Big Killing (titles)
 1928 The Magnificent Flirt (titles)
 1928 His Tiger Wife (titles)
 1928 The Dragnet (titles)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose (titles)
 1928 A Night of Mystery (titles)
 1928 Something Always Happens (titles)
 1928 The Last Command (titles)
 1928 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (titles - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1928 Love and Learn (titles)
 1927 Serenade (uncredited)
 1927 Two Flaming Youths (titles)
 1927 The Gay Defender (titles)
 1927 Honeymoon Hate (titles)
 1927 The Spotlight (titles - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1927 The City Gone Wild (titles)
 1927 Figures Don't Lie (titles - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1927 A Gentleman of Paris (titles - as Herman Mankiewicz)
 1926 Stranded in Paris (adaptation)
 1926 The Road to Mandalay (story - as Herman Mankiewicz)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Vagabond King," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Bob Lawrence, Dorothy Sandlin and Ralph Riggs in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors. See more »

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2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

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Herman Mankiewicz


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

In a novel the hero can lay ten girls and marry a virgin for the finish. In a movie this is not allowed. The villain can lay anybody he wants, have as much fun as he wants cheating and stealing, getting rich and whipping the servants. But you have to shoot him in the end. When he falls with a bullet in his forehead, it is advisable that he clutch at the Gobelin tapestry on the wall and bring it ... See more »


Uncle of Tom Mankiewicz, Christopher Mankiewicz and Alexandra. See more »


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