Chester Erskine

Birthday: Nov 29, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
A stage actor by the late '20s, Chester Erskine came to New York, where he scored a hit writing, producing, and directing the all-black revue Harlem in 1929. He produced and directed several Broadway plays and then went to Hollywood in 1932 and assisted Lewis Milestone on Rain. He began directing films with the psychological drama Midnight in 1934; as a writer/director, his credits include The Egg and I, the debut film of the characters Ma and Pa Kettle; the mystery Take One False Step, co-scripted with Irwin Shaw; the comedy A Girl in Every Port, starring Groucho Marx; and the Shaw adaptation Androcles and the Lion. As a writer/producer, Erskine made the Arthur Miller adaptation All My Sons and the thriller Witness to Murder starring Barbara Stanwyck, as well as episodes of television's Reader's Digest anthology series.

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No Score Yet The Invincible Six Screenwriter 1968
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country Producer 1959
No Score Yet Witness to Murder Producer Screenwriter 1954
33% Androcles and the Lion Director Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port Screenwriter Director 1952
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet All My Sons Producer Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Egg and I Director Screenwriter Producer 1947
No Score Yet The Sailor Takes a Wife Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie Director 1936
No Score Yet Midnight Director 1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder Producer Screenwriter Director 1934


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