Marc Connelly

Highest Rated: 95% I Married a Witch (1942)
Birthday: Dec 13, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
Cherub-faced writer/director Marc Connelly started out as a New York theatre critic. Eternally stagestruck, Connelly launched his formal theatrical career as a playwright, collaborating with George S. Kaufman on such Broadway hits as Dulcy, Merton of the Movies and Beggar on Horseback, all of which were later adapted to film. In 1930, Connelly won a Pulitzer Prize for his all-black stage production The Green Pastures; he was engaged by Warner Bros. to direct the 1936 film version of this play, though most of the "traffic cop" duties on the set were performed by co-director William Keighley and cinematographer Hal Mohr. From time to time, Connelly was brought west to work as a screenwriter, though he tended to take an imperious attitude towards Tinseltown. Connelly spent most of the 1950s teaching drama courses at Yale University, then made his on-camera debut in Tall Story, repeating his Broadway stage performance; it was the first of several acting appearances for Connelly over the next decades, most of these confined to television. The author of several memoirs, Marc Connelly was at one time married to silent film actress Madeline Hurlock, who divorced him to marry another Pulitzer-winning playwright, Robert E. Sherwood.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table Actor 1987
No Score Yet Tall Story Professor Charles Osman 1960
84% The Spirit of St. Louis Father Hussman 1957
No Score Yet Fabiola Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Reunion in France Screenwriter 1942
95% I Married a Witch Screenwriter 1942
93% Captains Courageous Screenwriter 1937
88% The Green Pastures Director 1936
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Screenwriter 1925


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