Casey Robinson

Lowest Rated: 46% Days of Glory (1945)
Birthday: Oct 17, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
Described by film critic Richard Corliss as "the master of the art -- or craft -- of adaptation," screenwriter Casey Robinson was the son of a Brigham Young University music/drama instructor. Graduating from Cornell at 19, Robinson briefly taught English before opting for a career in journalism. Through one of his newspaper contacts, he made his entree into films in 1927 as a title writer. He spent most of the 1930s and a portion of the early '40s at Warner Bros., where he scripted such memorable literary and theatrical adaptations as Captain Blood (1935), Four Daughters (1938), Dark Victory (1939), Now, Voyager (1941), and Kings Row (1942). Because he preferred to remain faithful to his source material (within time and censorial limits, of course), Robinson was much admired by the authors whose works he brought to the screen. He also preferred to receive sole screen credit, which is why he refused billing for such collaborative script-writing efforts as Casablanca (1942). After a sojourn at MGM in the mid-'40s, which left him unsatisfied because he felt that the studio had stagnated since the death of producer Irving Thalberg, Robinson entered into a more satisfactory arrangement with 20th Century Fox, where he spent the 1950s as a writer/producer. In addition to his aforementioned credits, he directed four short subjects in 1931-1932, one of which, Singapore Sue, featured an unbilled Cary Grant in his movie debut. He retired in 1962. Casey Robinson was at one time married to prima ballerina Tamara Toumanova.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet President Wolfman Actor 2012
No Score Yet Son of Captain Blood (Il figlio del capitano Blood) Screenwriter 1962
89% While the City Sleeps Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Egyptian Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet A Bullet Is Waiting Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier Screenwriter Producer 1952
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Two Flags West Producer Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Father Was a Fullback Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet The Mating of Millie Producer 1948
No Score Yet Desire Me Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter) Screenwriter Producer 1947
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green Screenwriter 1945
46% Days of Glory Producer 1945
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet This Is the Army Screenwriter 1943
91% Now, Voyager Screenwriter 1942
100% Kings Row Screenwriter 1942
100% One Foot in Heaven Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Screenwriter 1941
83% All This, and Heaven Too Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet The Old Maid Screenwriter 1939
86% Dark Victory Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Hearts Divided Screenwriter 1936
100% Captain Blood Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Is My Face Red Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet A Lesson in Love Director 1931

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Screenwriter
  • 1959
  • 1958

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