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William Rose

Highest Rated:   100% The Ladykillers (1955)
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Distinguished American screenwriter William Rose is best remembered for his tart and terribly British comedies from the '50s that include Genevieve (1953) and The Ladykillers (1955). While voluntarily serving with the Canadian Black Watch during the early WWII years, Rose was stationed in Scotland and Europe. Following the war, he returned to Scotland to work as a screenwriter for Pinewood studios. While there, he frequently worked with filmmaker Alexander MacKendrick. During the '60s, Rose lived in England, but wrote screenplays for Hollywood, three of which received Oscar nominations. His screenplay for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) earned Rose his only Academy Award. He received the coveted Laurel Award from the Writer's Guild of America in 1973 for his lifetime achievements.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
98% Hairspray
  • Amusement Park Patron
1988
No Score Yet Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette)
  • Screenwriter
1974
67% The Secret of Santa Vittoria
  • Screenwriter
1969
68% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Screenwriter
1967
71% The Flim-Flam Man
  • Screenwriter
1967
84% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Screenwriter
1966
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Screenwriter
1963
No Score Yet The Man in the Sky (Decision Against Time) (Test Pilot)
  • Screenwriter
1957
100% The Ladykillers
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet The Maggie
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea)
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Lucky Nick Cain
  • Screenwriter
1951

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