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Charles MacArthur

Highest Rated: 95% Wuthering Heights (1939)

Lowest Rated: 60% Rasputin and the Empress (1933)

Birthday: Nov 5, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

American screenwriter, playwright, and director Charles MacArthur broke into show business as a collaborator of playwright Ben Hecht; together the two wrote many Broadway hits during the early 1930s, including The Front Page and Twentieth Century. Later they began writing screenplays notable for their liveliness and sophistication. In the mid 1930s, they also began co-directing films. MacArthur occasionally wrote his own stories, adaptations, and scripts; sometimes he also collaborated with other writers besides Hecht. His wife was actress Helen Hayes, and his son was actor James MacArthur. In 1957, a year after his death, his partner Hecht wrote his biography, Charlie, as a tribute.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Screenwriter 1947
95% Wuthering Heights Screenwriter 1939
92% Barbary Coast Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet The Scoundrel Screenwriter Producer Director Actor 1935
No Score Yet Crime Without Passion Reporter Screenwriter Producer Director 1934
88% Twentieth Century Screenwriter 1934
60% Rasputin and the Empress Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet The Unholy Garden Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford Screenwriter 1931
92% The Front Page Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet The King of Jazz Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet Paid Screenwriter 1930


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