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Charles Brackett



American writer/producer Charles Brackett followed in the tradition of his father, a New York legislator, by attending Harvard University. Completing his law studies after World War One service, Brackett turned to writing magazine articles and novels; this led to a stint as drama critic for The New Yorker. Upon the arrival of talkies in 1929, many of Brackett's literary works were optioned by Hollywood. It wasn't long before he was called to Tinseltown to write directly for the screen, though it wouldn't be until 1935 (three years after arriving in California) that he'd receive his first on-screen credit. Signed with Paramount, Brackett was obliged by the studio to write in tandem with Billy Wilder. The men argued constantly (Brackett thought that Wilder was "dirty-minded"), but what flowed from their typewriters was pure gold. When Wilder became a director, he continued to collaborate with Brackett, despite the fact that their mutual animosity had only increased with success. Brackett and Wilder shared an Oscar for Sunset Boulevard (1949) -- a project Brackett had opposed from the start; their stormy relationship ended shortly afterward. Despite their differences, Brackett and Wilder respected one another's talents, and when Brackett found himself enmeshed in a nasty legal tangle with 20th Century-Fox, it was Wilder who rallied the industry to his ex-partner's defense. Brackett won a second "best screenplay" Oscar for 1953's Titanic (1953); he was also president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1949 through 1955. After working on the 1962 remake of State Fair, Charles Brackett fell seriously ill and reluctantly went into retirement.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
14% State Fair
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet High Time
  • Producer
1960
85% Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet Blue Denim
  • Producer
1959
No Score Yet The Gift of Love
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet The Wayward Bus
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1956
96% The King and I
  • Producer
1956
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June
  • Producer
1956
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen
  • Producer
1955
No Score Yet Woman's World
  • Producer
1954
No Score Yet Garden of Evil
  • Producer
1954
89% Titanic
  • Screenwriter
1953
83% Niagara
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1951
98% Sunset Boulevard
  • Producer
1950
100% A Foreign Affair
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
63% The Emperor Waltz
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Miss Tatlock's Millions
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet To Each His Own
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1946
100% The Lost Weekend
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1945
80% State Fair
  • Producer
1945
94% The Uninvited
  • Producer
1944
100% Five Graves to Cairo
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1943
100% The Major and the Minor
  • Screenwriter
1942
100% Hold Back the Dawn
  • Screenwriter
1941
100% Ball of Fire
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Arise, My Love
  • Screenwriter
1940
97% Ninotchka
  • Screenwriter
1939
92% Midnight
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet That Certain Age
  • Screenwriter
1938
29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outpost
  • Screenwriter
1935

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