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Robert Riskin (I) (1897–1955)


Robert Riskin was born on March 30, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Mr. Deeds (2002), It Happened One Night (1934) and Meet John Doe (1941). He was married to Fay Wray. He died on September 20, 1955 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds Writer
(2002)
It Happened One Night
(1934)
Meet John Doe
Meet John Doe Writer
(1941)

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 2002 Mr. Deeds (film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town)
 1989 Qi ji (1933 story "Lady for a Day")
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles (based on a screenplay by)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (based on a screenplay by - 1 episode)
- The Moneymaker (1956) ... (based on a screenplay by)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It (earlier screenplay) / (screenplay)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Here Comes the Groom (1956) ... (story)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom (story and treatment "You Belong to Me")
 1951 Half Angel (screenplay)
 1950 Mister 880 (screenplay)
 1950 Riding High (screenplay)
 1947 Magic Town (story) / (written by)
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (uncredited)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home (from an original story by) / (screen play)
 1941 Lelki klinika (screenplay "It Happened One Night")
 1941 Meet John Doe (screen play)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You (screen play)
 1937 Lost Horizon (screenplay)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (screen play)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking (screen play)
 1935 Carnival (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 Broadway Bill (screen play)
 1934 It Happened One Night (screen play)
 1933 Lady for a Day (screen play and dialogue)
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession (writer)
 1933 Ex-Lady (story)
 1932 Virtue (screen play)
 1932 American Madness (story and dialogue)
 1932 Shopworn (dialogue)
 1932 The Big Timer (story and dialogue)
 1932 Three Wise Girls (dialogue)
 1931 Platinum Blonde (dialogue)
 1931 The Miracle Woman (based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by)
 1931 Arizona (adaptation - dialogue)
 1931 Many a Slip
 1931 Illicit (by)
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Joined Columbia under contract as screenwriter in 1931, remaining until 1941. He eventually parted company with director Frank Capra, whom he resented for taking the bulk of the credit for his many successful contributions. However, Riskin's solo career never quite reached the same heights and his only directing effort, a 1937 musical starring Grace Moore, flopped at the box office. See more »

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