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Lenore J. Coffee (1896–1984)

Novelist and screenwriter, educated at Dominican College in San Rafael, California. An avid movie enthusiast in her youth, she came to films after replying to an advertising campaign launched by actress Clara Kimball Young, who was on the lookout for better scripts. Coffee won the competition and sold her the screenplay for The Better Wife (1919) ... See full bio »

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 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Romans and Friends (1969) ... (story)
 1960 Cash McCall (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1958 The Invisible Man (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Mink Coat (1958) ... (original story - as Leonore Coffee)
 1958 Another Time, Another Place (novel - as Lenore Coffee)
 1955-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 4 episodes)
- The Great Lie (1957) ... (original screenplay)
- Old Acquaintance (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- The Gay Sisters (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- Lightning Strikes Twice (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Yacht on the High Sea (1956) ... (teleplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Family Portrait (1955) ... (play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1955 The End of the Affair (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1954 Young at Heart (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Unbroken Promise (1954) ... (story)
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Sudden Fear (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1949 Beyond the Forest (writer)
 1947 Escape Me Never (uncredited)
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames (based on a story by - as Lenore Coffee)
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1943 Old Acquaintance (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1942 The Gay Sisters (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1942 We Were Dancing (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1941 The Great Lie (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1940 The Way of All Flesh (screenplay)
 1940 My Son, My Son! (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1939 Four Wives (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris (story "Miss Aesop Butters Her Bread" - as Lenore Coffee)
 1938 Four Daughters (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1938 White Banners (screenplay)
 1936 Suzy (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1935 Age of Indiscretion (from an original story by - as Lenore Coffee)
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story (adaptation - as Lenore Coffee) / (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1935 David Copperfield (uncredited)
 1934 Evelyn Prentice (screen play)
 1934 Such Women Are Dangerous (additional dialogue)
 1934 Four Frightened People (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1933 Torch Singer (screen play by - as Lenore Coffee)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Downstairs (screenplay - as Lenore Coffee)
 1932 Night Court (by - as Lenore Coffee)
 1932 Arsène Lupin (dialogue - as Lenore Coffee)
 1931 Possessed (adaptation - as Lenore Coffee) / (dialogue continuity - as Lenore Coffee)
 1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (uncredited)
 1931 The Squaw Man (screen play - as Lenore Coffee)
 1930 Mothers Cry (screen version - screen version)
 1929 The Bishop Murder Case (adaptation, scenario and dialogue by)
 1929 Desert Nights (continuity by - as Lenore Coffee)
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter (uncredited)
 1927 Chicago (screenplay)
 1927 The Angel of Broadway (screenplay) / (story)
 1927 Lonesome Ladies (story)
 1927 The Love of Sunya (uncredited)
 1927 The Night of Love (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth (uncredited)
 1926 For Alimony Only (scenario) / (story)
 1926 The Volga Boatman (adaptation)
 1925 East Lynne
 1925 Graustark (uncredited)
 1925 Hell's Highroad (adaptation)
 1925 The Swan (uncredited)
 1925 The Great Divide (uncredited)
 1924 The Rose of Paris (adaptation)
 1924 Bread
 1924 Fools Highway
 1923 Thundering Dawn (scenario) / (story)
 1923 The Age of Desire (titles)
 1923 The Six-Fifty (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
 1923 Strangers of the Night (uncredited)
 1923 Daytime Wives (story)
 1923 Wandering Daughters (titles)
 1923 Temptation (scenario - as Lenore Coffee) / (story - as Lenore Coffee)
 1922 The Dangerous Age (uncredited)
 1922 Sherlock Brown (adaptation - as Lenore Coffee)
 1922 The Right That Failed (adaptation)
 1921 Alias Ladyfingers (adaptation)
 1921 Hush (scenario)
 1920 For the Soul of Rafael (uncredited)
 1920 The Fighting Shepherdess (uncredited)
 1920 The Forbidden Woman (story)
 1919 The Better Wife (screenplay) / (story "The Love Quest")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Story: "Miss Aesop Butters Her Bread" (filmed as Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lenore Jackson Coffee | Lenore Coffee | Leonore Coffee

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

About the studio system: "They pick your brains, break your heart, ruin your digestion--and what do you get for it? Nothing but a lousy fortune."


A descendant of U.S. General John Coffee, Chief of Staff to Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.

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