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Chester Erskine



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
40% 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 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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