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Jules Furthman (1888–1966)

Jules Furthman was a magazine and newspaper writer when he began writing for films in 1915. When the U.S. entered WWI Furthman used the name "Stephen Fox" for his screenplays because he thought his name sounded too German, but he reverted to his real name after the war. Furthman became one of the most prolific, and well-known, screenwriters of his... See full bio »

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 1959 Rio Bravo (screenplay)
 1957 Jet Pilot (written by)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- To Have and Have Not (1957) ... (original screenplay)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Fury at Rio Hondo (1956) ... (screenplay - uncredited)
 1951 Peking Express (adaptation)
 1950 Pretty Baby (from a story by)
 1947 Nightmare Alley (screenplay)
 1947 Moss Rose (screenplay)
 1946 The Big Sleep (screen play)
 1944 To Have and Have Not (screen play)
 1943 The Outlaw (screenplay)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture (collaborator for adaptation)
 1940 The Way of All Flesh (story)
 1940 Northwest Passage (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (screen play)
 1938 Zaza (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North (screenplay)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It (screen play)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (screenplay)
 1935 China Seas (screen play)
 1933 Bombshell (screenplay)
 1932 6 Hours to Live (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus (by) / (story - uncredited)
 1932 Shanghai Express (screen play)
 1931 Over the Hill (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1931 The Yellow Ticket (adaptation)
 1931 Cuerpo y alma
 1931 Body and Soul
 1930 Morocco (adapted by)
 1930 Renegades (written for the screen by)
 1930 Common Clay (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1929 New York Nights (adaptation)
 1929 Thunderbolt (story)
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith (writer)
 1928 The Docks of New York (story and screenplay)
 1928 The Dragnet (writer)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose (writer)
 1927 The City Gone Wild (screenplay) / (story)
 1927 Barbed Wire (screen play)
 1927 Fashions for Women (adaptation)
 1927 Casey at the Bat (screen play)
 1927 Hotel Imperial (screenplay)
 1926 You'd Be Surprised (screenplay) / (story)
 1926 The Wise Guy (story)
 1925 Big Pal
 1925 Any Woman
 1924 Romola (titles)
 1924 Try and Get It (adaptation)
 1923 Condemned (writer)
 1923 The Acquittal (scenario)
 1923 North of Hudson Bay (screenplay) / (story)
 1923 High Gear Jeffrey (writer)
 1923/I St. Elmo (as Jules G. Furthman)
 1923 Lovebound (writer)
 1922 A California Romance (story)
 1922 The Love Gambler (scenario)
 1922 Strange Idols (scenario)
 1922 The Yellow Stain (screenplay) / (story)
 1922 Arabian Love (screenplay) / (story)
 1922 The Ragged Heiress (screenplay) / (story)
 1922 Gleam O'Dawn (as Jules G. Furthman)
 1921 The Roof Tree
 1921 The Last Trail (adaptation)
 1921 Singing River
 1921 The Blushing Bride (screenplay) / (story)
 1921 The Big Punch
 1921 The Cheater Reformed (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 The Land of Jazz (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 The Iron Rider (scenario - as Jules G. Furthman)
 1920 The Texan (scenario - as Jules G. Furthman)
 1920 The Skywayman (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 The Man Who Dared (screenplay - as Julius G. Furthman) / (story - as Julius G. Furthman)
 1920 The Great Redeemer (adaptation)
 1920 The White Circle (scenario)
 1920 A Sister to Salome (scenario) / (story)
 1920 Twins of Suffering Creek (scenario - as Jules G. Furthman)
 1920 Leave It to Me (scenario)
 1920 Would You Forgive? (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 Treasure Island (as Stephen Fox)
 1920 The Valley of Tomorrow (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1919 The Beloved Cheater (story - as Steven Fox)
 1919 The Lincoln Highwayman (adaptation)
 1919 Victory (as Stephen Fox)
 1919 Six Feet Four (as Stephen Fox)
 1919 This Hero Stuff (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1919/I A Sporting Chance (as Stephen Fox)
 1919 Some Liar (scenario - as Stephen Fox)
 1919 Brass Buttons (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1919 Where the West Begins (screenplay) / (story)
 1919 When a Man Rides Alone (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1918 The Mantle of Charity (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1918 Wives and Other Wives (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1918 All the World to Nothing (as Stephen Fox)
 1918 Hobbs in a Hurry (scenario - as Stephen Fox)
 1918 A Japanese Nightingale (scenario - as Jules G. Furthman)
 1918 Up Romance Road (scenario - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1918 Hearts or Diamonds? (screenplay)
 1918 A Camouflage Kiss (screenplay - as Stephen Fox) / (story - as Stephen Fox)
 1917 Souls in Pawn (story)
 1917 The Masked Heart (story - as Julius Grinnell Furthmann)
 1917 The Shackles of Truth (story - as Julius Grinnell Furthmann)
 1917 The Frame-Up (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1917 High Play (scenario - as Jules Grinnell Furthmann)
 1915 The Little Blonde in Black (Short) (story - as Jules G. Furthman)
 1915 A Fiery Introduction (Short) (story - as Julius G. Furthmann)
 1915/I Quits (Short) (story "The Sheriff of Long Butte" - as Julius G. Furthman)
 1915 Mountain Justice (Short) (story - as Julius G. Furthman)
 1915 Chasing the Limited (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Bound on the Wheel (story - as Julius G. Furthman)
 1915 Steady Company (Short) (story - as Julius G. Furthman)
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Alternate Names:

Stephen Fox | Steven Fox | Jules G. Furthman | Julius G. Furthman | Jules Grinnell Furthmann | Julius G. Furthmann | Julius Grinnell Furthmann


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