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Chester Erskine (1903–1986)

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Known For

All My Sons
All My Sons Producer
Take One False Step
The Egg and I
The Egg and I Producer
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 1959 The Wonderful Country (producer)
  TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (producer - 36 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (executive producer - 16 episodes, 1955 - 1956)
- Go Fight City Hall (1956) ... (producer)
- The Old, Old Story (1956) ... (producer)
- Uncle Sam's C Men (1956) ... (producer)
- Courage (1956) ... (producer)
- The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith (1956) ... (producer)
 1954 Witness to Murder (producer)
 1949 Take One False Step (producer)
 1948 All My Sons (produced for the screen by)
 1947 The Egg and I (producer)
 1934 Midnight (producer - uncredited)
Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Director (8 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Never No More" on Broadway. Tragedy. Written by James Knox Millen. Hudson Theatre: 7 Jan 1932-Jan 1932 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: William L. Andrews (as "Joe"), Viola Dean (as "Laura"), James Dunmore, Rose McClendon (as "Mammy"), Morris McKenney, Dorothy Paul, Lew Payton, Enid Raphael, Rudolph ... See more »

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Chester Erskin

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In New York from 1925. Had a brief stint with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, followed by various jobs on Broadway. Asked to direct an all-black revue, "Harlem", in February 1929. Continued directing for the theatre until 1942. Arrived in Hollywood in 1932, working as writer, producer and director until 1959. Best known for his popular bucolic comedy The Egg and I (1947), starring ... See more »



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