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Elmer Rice (I) (1892–1967)

Elmer Rice was born on September 28, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as Elmer Leopold Reizenstein. He was a writer, known for Holiday Inn (1942), Street Scene (1931) and Counsellor at Law (1933). He was married to Betty Field and Hazel Levy. He died on May 8, 1967 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. See full bio »

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 1994 Street Scene (TV Movie) (book) / (play)
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... (book)
 1969 The Adding Machine (play "The Adding Machine")
 1961 Der Strafverteidiger (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die große Reise (TV Movie)
 1961 Die Spur der Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Ruf zur Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1960) ... (story)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Street Scene (1959) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (1957) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (I) (1951) ... (play)
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Winner (1959) ... (play)
- The Adding Machine (1956) ... (play)
 1958 Die Beklagte (TV Movie) (play "The Winner")
 1956 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (play "The Grand Tour" - 1 episode)
- Holiday (1956) ... (play "The Grand Tour")
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie) (play "Dream Girl")
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1954) ... (story)
 1951-1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1952) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... (play)
 1949 Counsellor at Law (TV Movie) (play "Counsellor-at-Law")
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1948) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1948) ... (play)
 1948 Dream Girl (play)
 1948 The Adding Machine (TV Movie) (play - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1942 Holiday Inn (adaptation)
 1939 On Trial (from the play by - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1938 Who Killed Cock Robin? (TV Movie)
 1933 Counsellor at Law (play "Counsellor-at-Law") / (screenplay)
 1931 Street Scene (adaptation) / (play)
 1930 Oh, Sailor Behave! (play "See Naples and Die")
 1928 On Trial (play)
 1924 It Is the Law (play)
 1922 For the Defense (play)
 1922 Rent Free (writer)
 1917 On Trial (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Barefoot in Athens" produced on Broadway. Historical drama. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elmer L. Rice

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His 1929 play, from which was derived the namesake film Street Scene (1931), won a Pulitzer Prize (he also wrote the screenplay for the film)). See more »

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