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Helen Deutsch

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lili (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 35% Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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  • Versatile, distinguished writer Helen Deutsch penned many award-winning screenplays during the '40s, '50s and '60s. She also penned scores of newspaper articles, many short stories, and plays and teleplays. A graduate of Barnard College, Deutsch started out managing and publicizing the Provincetown Players; she then became a theater reviewer for the New York Herald-Tribune and the Times as well as working with the Theater Guild. Her first screenplay was an adaptation of Enid Bagnold's National Velvet; the ensuing film made young Elizabeth Taylor a star. As a screen writer, Deutsch was known for writing in a wide variety of genres ranging from light-weight spy films to heavy melodramas to musicals to sweeping adventures. Among her best-known films are The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), King Solomon's Mines (1950) and Lili (1953), her most popular film for which she wrote the haunting "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo." In 1961, Deutsch wrote the libretto for the Broadway version of the musical Carnival.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

35% Valley of the Dolls Screenwriter 1967
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Forever, Darling Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Screenwriter 1955
100% Lili Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Screenwriter 1951
78% Kim Screenwriter 1951
92% King Solomon's Mines Screenwriter 1950
89% Shockproof Producer Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Golden Earrings Screenwriter 1947
100% National Velvet Screenwriter 1944
100% The Seventh Cross Screenwriter 1944

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