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Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)


The son of a railway superintendent, Nunnally Johnson was schooled in Columbus, Georgia, graduating in 1915. He worked for the local newspaper as a delivery boy, became a junior reporter for the Savannah Press and then moved on to New York in 1919. There, his journalistic career really took off, particularly as a principal news reporter for the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (TV Movie) (characters in screenplay)
 1987 The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (TV Movie) (characters)
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984 Dark Mirror (TV Movie) (1946 screenplay)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen (screen play by)
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Manhunt (1965) ... (original screenplay)
 1965 Dear Brigitte (uncredited)
 1964 The World of Henry Orient (screenplay)
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine (screenplay)
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short) (screenplay)
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (screenplay)
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Cry to Heaven (1962) ... (previous screenplay)
 1960 Flaming Star (screenplay)
 1960 The Angel Wore Red (screenplay)
  How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series) (based on a screenplay by - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Sea Island Story (1958) ... (based on a screenplay by)
- Guest with a Gun (1958) ... (based on a screenplay by)
- Loco Leaves Home (1958) ... (screenplay)
- Society Mother (1957) ... (based on a screenplay by)
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve (screenplay)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Clothes Make the Man (1957) ... (story)
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (screenplay - uncredited)
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James (earlier screenplay)
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (screenplay)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Woman in the Window (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Fred Allen's Sketchbook (1954) ... (story - as Nunnaly Johnson)
 1954 Black Widow (screen play)
 1954 Witness to Murder (uncredited)
 1954 Night People (screenplay)
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire (screen play)
 1952 My Cousin Rachel (screen play)
 1952 O. Henry's Full House (segment "Ransom of Red Chief", uncredited)
 1952 We're Not Married! (screenplay)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger (screenplay)
 1951 The Long Dark Hall (screenplay)
 1950 The Mudlark (screen play)
 1950 The Gunfighter (script consultant - uncredited)
 1950 Three Came Home (screen play)
 1949 Everybody Does It (screenplay)
 1948 Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (screenplay)
 1946 The Dark Mirror (written for the screen by)
 1945 The Southerner (uncredited)
 1945 Along Came Jones (written by)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom (screenplay)
 1944 The Woman in the Window (written for the screen by)
 1944 Casanova Brown (written for the screen by)
 1943 Holy Matrimony (writer)
 1943 The Moon Is Down (writer)
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (screenwriter)
 1942 Moontide (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Roxie Hart (written for the screen by)
 1941 Tobacco Road (screen play)
 1940 Chad Hanna (screen play)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (screen play)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (screen play)
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend (screenplay)
 1939 Jesse James (original screen play)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee (screenplay)
 1936 Dimples (original idea - uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island (screenplay)
 1935 Thanks a Million (screen play)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Baby Face Harrington (screen play)
 1934 Kid Millions (original story and screen play)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (screenplay)
 1934 The House of Rothschild (screen play)
 1934 Moulin Rouge (screenplay) / (story)
 1933 Tillie and Gus (story - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1933 Mama Loves Papa (story)
 1933 A Bedtime Story (screenplay)
 1931 Mlle. Irene the Great (Short) (story)
 1927 Rough House Rosie (story)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Darling of the Day. Musical. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg [Uncredited] book by Nunnally Johnson [author of original book/credit withdrawn before Broadway opening/final Broadway work during lifetime]. From the plays "Buried Alive" & "The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett. Musical Director: Buster Davis. Vocal ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nunnaly Johnson

Spouse:

Dorris Bowdon  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think John Ford almost dies because he can't write. It just runs him nuts, that he has thoughts and ideas and has never trained himself to put them down on paper. And I've found that true of so many directors. They're just so thwarted. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Jack Johnson and Gene N. Fowler. See more »

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