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Lesser Samuels (1894–1980)

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Oscar-nominated American screenwriter. Graduated with a degree in metallurgy from Carnegie Tech and worked in the steel industry, prior to entering the motion picture business. Wrote his first few scripts in London for British films, until he was signed under contract by MGM in 1939. From 1958, he was based in New York, writing for the theatre.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Ace in the Hole
(1951)
Climbing High
Climbing High Writer
(1938)
No Way Out
No Way Out Writer
(1950)
Sailing Along
Sailing Along Writer
(1938)

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 1956 Great Day in the Morning (screen play)
 1954 The Silver Chalice (written for the screen by)
 1954 The Long Wait
 1951 Darling, How Could You! (screenplay)
 1951 Ace in the Hole (written by)
 1950 No Way Out (written by)
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore (original story)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night (screenplay)
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn (adaptation)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (screen play)
 1940 Strange Cargo (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1938 Climbing High (adaptation) / (based on an original story) / (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1938 Sailing Along (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1937 Gangway
 1937 You're in the Army Now (based on an original screenplay by)
 1936 It's Love Again (screenplay)
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 1954 The Silver Chalice (associate producer)
 1954 The Long Wait (producer)

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Greenwillow (1960). Musical comedy. Music by Frank Loesser. Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Lesser Samuels and Frank Loesser. Based on the novel by B.J. Chute. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Abba Bogin. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Choreographed by Joe Layton. Directed by George Roy Hill. Alvin Theatre,:... See more »
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Oscar-nominated American screenwriter. Graduated with a degree in metallurgy from Carnegie Tech and worked in the steel industry, prior to entering the motion picture business. Wrote his first few scripts in London for British films, until he was signed under contract by MGM in 1939. From 1958, he was based in New York, writing for the theatre.

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