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Guy Bolton



American writer Guy Bolton (often misidentified as an Englishman) was born to a prosperous Delaware family. He began his career as an architect, studying architecture in Europe. Turning to playwrighting in the World War I years, Bolton became, along with such notables as Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse, a mainstay of New York City's Princess Theatre, home to "intimate" musicals and revues. Bolton was among the first Broadway librettists to "integrate" his plots with the songs in his musicals, allowing the songs to advance the story--though the songs (by the likes of Kern, Gershwin and Cole Porter) were usually far more compelling than those stories. He would later recall his early musical comedy years in his breezy autobiography Bring on the Girls. Launching his screenwriting career in 1925 (many of his plays and novels had previously been adapted for the screen by others), Bolton was an on-and-off visitor to Hollywood throughout the 1920s and 1930s, though his heart remained on the New York stage. His biggest success in the 1950s was his stage play Anastasia, which was later filmed with Ingrid Bergman in the lead. After many years' absence from films, Guy Bolton returned to screenwriting with the ill-fated Franco-Austrian co-production Adorable Julia (62).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Oh Boy!
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet Julia, Du bist zauberhaft (Adorable Julia)
  • Screenwriter
2012
89% Easter Parade
  • Screenwriter
1948
100% Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Screenwriter
1947
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet Angel
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Man of the Moment
  • Screenwriter
1935
40% Waltzes from Vienna
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Transatlantic
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Delicious
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Ambassador Bill
  • Screenwriter
1931
100% The Love Parade
  • Screenwriter
1929

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