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W.P. Lipscomb (1887–1958)

Oscar-winner W.P. Lipscomb (born William Percy Lipscomb in 1887 in Merton, England) was a British playwright and screenwriter who also produced and directed motion pictures. George Arliss, who played the title role in Cardinal Richelieu (1935), thought his fellow British expatriate in Hollwood was able to write good dialogue quicker than any other... See full bio »


(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Pygmalion Writer
A Town Like Alice
Pacific Blackout
Colonel Blood
Colonel Blood Writer


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 1959 The Ambitious One (writer)
 1958 Dust in the Sun (writer)
 1958 Dunkirk (screenplay)
 1957 Robbery Under Arms (screenplay)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Lass of Richmond Hill (1957) ... (writer)
- Clive of India (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... (writer)
 1956 Seven Wonders of the World (Documentary) (as William Lipscomb)
 1956 A Town Like Alice (screenplay)
 1955 Make Me an Offer (screenplay)
 1952 His Excellency (script contribution)
 1951 Ivory Hunter (screenplay)
 1950 Bitter Springs (screenplay)
 1947 The Mark of Cain (adaptation)
 1946 The Man with the Cloak Full of Holes (TV Movie) (play)
 1943 Forever and a Day (writer)
 1941 Pacific Blackout (screenplay)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets (screen play)
 1938 Pygmalion (scenario)
 1938 Clive of India (TV Movie) (play) / (television screenplay)
 1938 Thank You, Mr. Pepys (TV Movie) (play) / (television adaptation)
 1938 Theatre Parade (TV Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Thank You Mr. Pepys (1938) ... (author)
 1937 The Hurricane (uncredited)
 1936 Lloyds of London (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1936 The Garden of Allah (screenplay)
 1936 Under Two Flags (screen play)
 1936 Troubled Waters (story)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (screen play)
 1935 Me and Marlborough (scenario) / (story)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (dialogue)
 1935 Clive of India (screen play)
 1934 The Camels Are Coming (screenplay)
 1934 Colonel Blood
 1933 Skipper of the Osprey (Short) (writer)
 1933 The Man from Toronto (screenplay)
 1933 Channel Crossing (scenario)
 1933 I Was a Spy (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1933 Loyalties (writer)
 1933 The Good Companions (scenario and additional dialogue)
 1932 There Goes the Bride (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1932 The Safe (Short)
 1932 Night and Day
 1932 A Night Like This (screenplay)
 1931 Mischief
 1931 The Speckled Band (adaptation)
 1930 Plunder
 1930 The Great Game (scenario) / (story)
 1930 On Approval
 1930/I French Leave
 1930 The Safe (Short) (play)
 1930/II French Leave (Short)
 1929 Splinters (writer)
 1928 Balaclava (story)
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Father: William Henry Liscomb; Mother: Eliza Nun.

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