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Ernest Vajda

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Love Parade (1929)
  • Lowest Rated: 78% The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
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  • Hungarian-born Ernest Vajda came to films after a successful career as a novelist, usually under the nom de plume of Sidney Garrick. Among Vajda's more popular literary works was The Pirates, which was filmed in Europe as Herren der Meere (1924), and Head Waiter, which was transformed into the 1932 Leslie Howard vehicle Service for Ladies. Emigrating to America in the mid-'20s, he wrote several plays (including Children of Divorce, filmed in 1925) and musical librettos. His Hollywood scriptwriting efforts included several Ernst Lubitsch films, including The Love Parade (1929), Monte Carlo (1930), The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), and The Merry Widow (1934). Outside of his Lubitsch films, Vajda specialized in period pictures, notably The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), The Great Garrick (1937), and Marie Antoinette (1938). Inactive in films from 1941 to 1952, Ernest Vajda returned with his screenplay for Fox's The Stars and Stripes Forever, which, though entertaining, was far removed from the worldly sophistication of his earlier films.

Highest Rated Movies

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No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Chocolate Soldier Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet The Great Garrick Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Personal Property Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet A Woman Rebels Screenwriter 1936
80% The Merry Widow Screenwriter 1934
78% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Payment Deferred Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Smilin' Through Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Tonight or Never Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet The Guardsman Screenwriter 1931
88% The Smiling Lieutenant Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Screenwriter 1930
100% The Love Parade Screenwriter 1929
No Score Yet Manhattan Cowboy Screenwriter 1928

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