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Arthur Sheekman

  • Highest Rated: 94% Monkey Business (1931)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Call Me Madam (1953)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • University of Minnesota graduate Arthur Sheekman rose to prominence in the 1920s and early '30s as a Manhattan newspaper columnist and drama critic. Sheekman entered films as one of the scenarists for the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business (1931), thereby launching a lifelong friendship with Groucho Marx. In addition to providing gags for the Marxes' subsequent Duck Soup (1933), Sheekman also scripted the Groucho-Chico radio series Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, and ghosted several of Groucho's books, including Beds and Many Happy Returns. While working on the 1933 Eddie Cantor musical Roman Scandals (1933), Sheekman met his future bride, actress Gloria Stuart, with whom he remained married until his death. His later screenwriting assignments included Joe E. Brown's The Gladiator (1938), Danny Kaye's Wonder Man (1945), and the Bing Crosby vehicles Welcome Stranger (1947) and Mr. Music (1950). Arthur Sheekman's last film credit was 1961's Ada.

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82% Some Came Running Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Bundle of Joy Screenwriter 1956
80% Call Me Madam Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Mr. Music Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Dream Girl Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Hazard Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Dear Ruth Screenwriter 1947
80% Blue Skies Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Gladiator Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Stowaway Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Dimples Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Kid Millions Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Screenwriter 1933
94% Monkey Business Screenwriter 1931


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