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Albert Hackett

Highest Rated:   100% Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Father of the Bride
  • Screenwriter
1991
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise
  • Screenwriter
1962
76% 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
71% In the Good Old Summertime
  • Screenwriter
1949
89% Easter Parade
  • Screenwriter
1948
71% The Pirate
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Screenwriter
1948
94% 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
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness!
  • Screenwriter
1935
43% 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 Up Pops the Devil
  • Screenwriter
1931
100% Whoopee
  • Chester Underwood
1930

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