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Harry Segall (1892–1975)


American playwright and screenwriter, in Hollywood from 1933. Worked variously at MGM, RKO, Paramount and Universal, coming to prominence chiefly through his 'heavenly fantasies': "Heaven Can Wait" (aka "Here Comes Mr. Jordan") and "Angel on my Shoulder". See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

Heaven Can Wait
Angel on My Shoulder
Monkey Business
Here Comes Mr. Jordan


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 1980 Angel on My Shoulder (TV Movie) (based on the screenplay by)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait (based upon a play by)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- In Times Like These (1956) ... (adaptation)
 1952 Monkey Business (story)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake (play)
 1947 Down to Earth (play "Heaven Can Wait")
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder (original story) / (screenplay)
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots (play)
 1943 The Powers Girl (screenplay)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer (additional dialogue)
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (from the play: "Heaven Can Wait")
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes (screen play)
 1939 Coast Guard (original screenplay)
 1938 Blond Cheat (screenplay)
 1938 Blind Alibi (screen play)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It (screen play)
 1937 She's Got Everything (screen play)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady (screen play)
 1937 Breakfast for Two (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth (from the play by)
 1937 There Goes My Girl (screen play)
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (screen play)
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose (screen play)
 1936 Fatal Lady (story)
 1934 Uncertain Lady (play "Uncertain Lady")
 1932 Chandu the Magician (script and additional dialogue - uncredited)

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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Lost Horizons", produced on Broadway. Fantasy. Directed by John Hayden. St. James Theatre: 15 Oct 1934-Dec 1934 (56 performances). See more »

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Upon his death, his remains were interred at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, Los Angeles County, California. See more »

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