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Samuel Hoffenstein (1890–1947)


Lithuanian-born author and screenwriter, in the U.S. from 1894. Hoffenstein graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and subsequently went to work as a reporter for a local newspaper. By 1913, he had moved on to a position as a drama critic for the New York Evening Sun. At the same time, he contributed articles and short stories to Vanity ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway (writer)
 1947 The Homestretch (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica (original screenplay)
 1946 Cluny Brown (screenplay)
 1946 Sentimental Journey (screenplay)
 1944 Laura (screen play)
 1943 His Butler's Sister (original screenplay)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy (writer)
 1943 Phantom of the Opera (screenplay)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan (original story and screenplay)
 1941 Lydia (screenplay and dialogue)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 screenplay, uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio (additional dialogue)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite (screen play)
 1938 The Great Waltz (screen play)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
 1936 Two in a Crowd (uncredited)
 1936 Piccadilly Jim (dialogue - uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Desire (screenplay)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann (screen play)
 1935 Two for Tonight (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Enchanted April (screen play)
 1934 Marie Galante (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (musical adaptation)
 1934 The Fountain
 1934 Change of Heart (additional dialogue)
 1934 Wharf Angel (screenplay)
 1933 Design for Living (screenplay - uncredited)
 1933 White Woman (screenplay)
 1933 The Song of Songs (screenplay)
 1932 Love Me Tonight (screen play)
 1932 Sinners in the Sun (screenplay)
 1932 The Miracle Man (dialogue)
 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (screen play)
 1931 Once a Lady (screenplay)
 1931 An American Tragedy (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Stage: Adapted (w/Kenneth S. Webb) material for "Gay Divorce", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Dwight Taylor. Based on an unproduced play by J. Hartley Manners [posthumous credit]. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Russell Bennett. Choreographed by Carl ... See more »

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Trivia:

Former press agent for Broadway producer A.H. Woods.

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Libra

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