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Irving Brecher

Highest Rated:   100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Lowest Rated:   75% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
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Bronx native Irving Brecher was only 25 years old when he became the only screenwriter to ever enjoy sole credit on a Marx Brothers film, with 1939's At the Circus. He penned another script for the brothers the following year with Go West, and continued to work as a screenwriter for MGM throughout the '40s, while the studio system was at its peak and the golden age of Hollywood was in full swing. Brecher wrote and co-wrote such titles as Shadow of the Thin Man and Meet Me in St. Louis during this time -- the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination -- but even when he slowed down in the '50s and early '60s, the veteran writer with the biting wit continued to create top-tier material, writing Somebody Loves Me in 1952 and the iconic pilot for The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in 1959. For his last script, Brecher adapted the satiristic musical Bye Bye Birdie for the screen in 1963. He then retired from show business, eventually writing a memoir detailing his experiences in Hollywood, including his encounters with Milton Berle, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Remarks on Marx: A Night at the Opera
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!
  • Actor
2004
92% Bye Bye Birdie
  • Screenwriter
1963
No Score Yet The Belle of New York
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Screenwriter
1948
75% Ziegfeld Follies
  • Screenwriter
1946
80% Yolanda and the Thief
  • Screenwriter
1945
100% Meet Me In St. Louis
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Best Foot Forward
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet DuBarry Was a Lady
  • Screenwriter
1943
100% For Me and My Gal
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy
  • Screenwriter
1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Screenwriter
1941
89% Go West
  • Screenwriter
1940
100% At the Circus
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet New Faces of 1937
  • Screenwriter
1937

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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