Claude Binyon

Highest Rated: 100% Holiday Inn (1942)
Birthday: Oct 17, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
Chicago-based journalist Claude Binyon became city editor of the show-biz trade magazine Variety in the late '20s. Legend has it that it was Binyon, rather than Variety's colorful editor Syme Silverman, who came up with the famous stock market-crash headline "Wall St. Lays an Egg." He switched from writing about movies to writing for them with 1932's If I Had a Million; his later screenwriting credits included The Gilded Lily (1935), Sing You Sinners (1938), and Arizona (1940). In 1948, Binyon made his directorial bow with The Saxon Charm (1948). He went on to direct the low-key comedy noir Stella (1950), the rollicking Clifton Webb farce Dreamboat (1952), and Bob Hope's sole venture into 3-D, Here Come the Girls (1953); he also helmed the 1952 Aaron Slick of Punkin Crick, which starred Dinah Shore. Returning to screenwriting full time in 1954, Claude Binyon went on to write Leo McCarey's final two films, the John Wayne box-office bonanza North to Alaska (1960), and the political comedy Kisses for My President (1964).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Kisses For My President Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Satan Never Sleeps Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet Pepe Screenwriter 1960
50% North to Alaska Screenwriter 1960
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Woman's World Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Director 1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat Director Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Director 1948
No Score Yet This Is the Army Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Dixie Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet No Time for Love Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Take a Letter, Darling (Green-Eyed Woman) Screenwriter 1942
100% Holiday Inn Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Too Many Husbands Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Arizona Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Sing You Sinners Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet I Met Him in Paris Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet The Gilded Lily Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Search For Beauty Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet College Humor Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Screenwriter 1932


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