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Edwin Justus Mayer (1896–1960)


Was mentioned by name in Budd Schulberg's 1950 novel about Hollywood, "The Disenchanted," as well as Schlberg's non-fiction work, "The Four Seasons of Success.". See more trivia »

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To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be
Midnight Writer
The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer Writer


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 1983 To Be or Not to Be (1942 screenplay)
 1958 The Buccaneer (1938 script)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play "The Firebrand" - 1 episode)
- The Firebrand (1953) ... (play "The Firebrand")
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico (based on a story by)
 1945 A Royal Scandal (screenplay)
 1942 To Be or Not to Be (screenplay)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (screen play)
 1941 Underground (story)
 1940 Lucky Partners (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 Rio (screenplay)
 1939 Exile Express (screenplay)
 1939 Midnight (based on a story by)
 1938 The Buccaneer (screenplay)
 1936 Wives Never Know (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again (screenplay)
 1936 Desire (screenplay)
 1935 Peter Ibbetson (additional scenes)
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini (from the play by)
 1934 Thirty-Day Princess (adaptation)
 1933 I Am Suzanne! (writer)
 1933 The Song of Songs (uncredited)
 1933 Tonight Is Ours (writer)
 1932 Wild Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell (screenplay)
 1931 The Phantom of Paris (dialogue)
 1931 Cheri-Bibi
 1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet (dialogue continuity)
 1930 Romance (dialogue continuity)
 1930 Our Blushing Brides (additional dialogue)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal (dialogue adaptation)
 1930 In Gay Madrid (dialogue continuity)
 1930 Redemption (dialogue)
 1930 Not So Dumb (dialogue)
 1929 The Unholy Night (screen play)
 1929 The Divine Lady (titles)
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter (titles)
 1928 Sal of Singapore (titles)
 1928 Man-Made Women (titles)
 1928 Midnight Madness (titles)
 1928 The Blue Danube (titles)
 1928 The Whip Woman (titles)
 1927 Husbands for Rent (story)
 1927 The Love Mart (titles)
 1927 The Devil Dancer (titles)
 1927 Women Love Diamonds (titles)
 1927 Hotel Imperial (titles)

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His play, "The Firebrand," was performed at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Zelda Fichlander was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

(From his autobiography) My going to Hollywood was inevitable. It was the bourn from which no artist ever returns, marked out on the day when I put aside my first poem, scribbled on the back of an envelope, to unwillingly pack underwear stock in cases. But I have not wanted to be poor - I will not be poor! I will force the world to take note of me.


Former journalist and playwright, active on and off-Broadway from the mid-1920's. Moved to Hollywood as a press agent for Samuel Goldwyn and then became a title writer for De Mille and Pathe. Wrote his first screenplays from 1929. He was under contract at Paramount from 1932 to 1938, associated with Ernst Lubitsch on a couple of noted comedies, particularly To Be or Not to Be (1942). See more »

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