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Ace of Aces
(from the story by: "The Bird of Prey") / (screen play)
Wrote "Nikki", produced on Broadway (based on his short stories "Nikki and Her War Birds" and his film The Last Flight
(1931)). Musical comedy. Music by Philip Charig. Lyrics by James Dyrenforth
[final Broadway credit]. Musical Direction by Julia Lenzberg
. Music orchestrated by Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by P. Dodd Ackerman, ...
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[on winning an Academy Award for _Cimarron (1930)_]: This is indeed a crazy business where I'm being sued for plagiarism on one hand and given the statuette for originality on the other.
American novelist and screenwriter of the 1930's, the son of a prominent federal attorney. He was educated in Seattle at the University of Washington and later became an Oxford Rhodes Scholar. In the early 20's, he worked as a reporter for the New York Tribune. Saunders had a special affinity for aviation, at one time dreamed of becoming a fighter ace. He had served in the Air Service during ...