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Franz Werfel (1890–1945)

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MGM wanted to make a film of Franz Werfel's international bestseller "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh" (1933) in the 1930s. Clark Gable was in talks to star in the big-budget epic. However, in 1934, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Munir Ertegun, protested to the State Department about the purchase by MGM of the film rights to Werfel's ... See more trivia »

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Juarez
Juarez Writer
(1939)
Me and the Colonel
(1958)

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 2000 Sjezd abiturientu (TV Movie) (novel "Der Abituriententag - Die Geschichte einer Jugendschuld")
 1990 Der veruntreute Himmel (TV Movie) (novel)
 1987 Jacobowski a plukovníki (TV Movie) (play "Jacobowsky und der Oberst")
 1984 Eine blaßblaue Frauenschrift (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 Forty Days of Musa Dagh (novel)
 1977 Cella oder Die Überwinder (TV Movie) (novel)
 1974 Der Tod des Kleinbürgers (TV Movie) (novel)
 1967 Jacobowsky und der Oberst (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (book "The Song of Bernadette" - 1 episode)
- Song of Bernadette (1958) ... (book "The Song of Bernadette")
 1958 Embezzled Heaven (novel)
 1958 Me and the Colonel (original play "Jacobowsky and the Colonel")
 1957 A Canção de Bernadete (TV Series) (novel)
 1957 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Canção de Bernadete (1957) ... (story)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette (novel)
 1939 Juarez (based in part on a play by)
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 1943 The Song of Bernadette (production advisor - uncredited)
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Stage: Wrote source material for "The Eternal Road", produced on Broadway. Musical. Adapted by William Absalom Drake [final Broadway credit] and translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Music by Kurt Weill. Scenic Design / Costume Design / Lighting Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Directed by Max Reinhardt. Manhattan Opera House: 7 Jan 1937-15 May ... See more »

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MGM wanted to make a film of Franz Werfel's international bestseller "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh" (1933) in the 1930s. Clark Gable was in talks to star in the big-budget epic. However, in 1934, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Munir Ertegun, protested to the State Department about the purchase by MGM of the film rights to Werfel's best-selling novel. Ambassador Ertegun threatened ... See more »

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