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Albert Hackett

  • Highest Rated: 100% Father's Little Dividend (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
  • Birthday: Feb 16, 1900
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Manhattan-born Albert Hacketts mother was stage star Florence Hackett, and his brother was matinee idol Raymond Hackett. Albert made his own stage bow at age six, studying his trade at New York's Professional Children's School. Though a moderately successful actor, Hackett longed to break into playwrighting, but would not realize this dream until meeting and marrying another performer with writing ambitions, Frances Goodrich. Hackett and his wife collaborated on the 1929 play Up Pops the Devil. The show was a success, and Hackett was invited to Hollywood to work as dialogue director of the film version. But Hackett refused to leave his wife behind in New York; nor did he want Goodrich to be regarded as merely a "writer's wife." When Hackett finally did come to Hollywood, it was as his wife's writing partner, a collaboration that lasted professionally until the team's 1962 retirement--and personally until Goodrich's death in 1984. The projects on which this exceptional duo worked include their adaptation of Eugene O'Neil's only comedy Ah! Wilderness (1935), Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), and Stanley Donen's Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Once he'd dedicated himself to writing, Hackett halted his acting career; he returned to the stage just once in the 1940 Broadway play Mr. and Mrs. North -- and then only as a favor to an old friend, playwright Owen Davis Jr.

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70% Father of the Bride Screenwriter 1991
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise Screenwriter 1962
78% The Diary of Anne Frank Screenwriter 1959
88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Screenwriter 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Give a Girl a Break Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss Screenwriter 1952
100% Father's Little Dividend Screenwriter 1951
93% Father of the Bride Screenwriter 1950
56% In the Good Old Summertime Screenwriter 1949
90% Easter Parade Screenwriter 1948
73% The Pirate Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Screenwriter 1948
93% It's a Wonderful Life Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Virginian Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Screenwriter 1944
81% Another Thin Man Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet The Firefly Screenwriter 1937
100% After the Thin Man Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) Screenwriter 1936
83% Rose Marie Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Screenwriter 1935
50% Naughty Marietta Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Hideout Screenwriter 1934
97% The Thin Man Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet The Secret of Madame Blanche Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil Screenwriter 1931
100% Whoopee Chester Underwood 1930


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