Casey Robinson - Rotten Tomatoes

Casey Robinson

Highest Rated:   100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Lowest Rated:   50% Days of Glory (1945)
Birthday:  
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
50% 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
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

Quotes from Casey Robinson's Characters

No quotes approved yet.