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      Julius J. Epstein

      Julius J. Epstein

      Highest Rated: 100% The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 50% The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

      Birthday: Aug 22, 1909

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      The directors with whom screenwriter Julius J Epstein collaborated reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood notables. After working as a radio publicist and writing some one-act plays, he signed on with Warner Bros., receiving his first screenwriting credit for "Living on Velvet" (1934). Epstein would write four screenplays (the last one, 1941's "Honeymoon for Three," with his twin brother-writing partner Philip) for prolific director Lloyd Bacon, who had learned his trade at the elbow of Mack Sennett after years of playing the perfect foil to Charlie Chaplin. He also worked on five screenplays (three with his brother) for William Keighley, most notably "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1941), adapted from the George S Kaufman and Moss Hart play. However, the helmsman with whom he worked most often was Michael Curtiz. Epstein and his brother provided the structure and much of the wit for the Oscar-winning screenplay of Curtiz's masterpiece "Casablanca" (1943), as well as contributing to the director's "Yankee Doodle Dandy" the year before. He also received an Oscar nomination for his efforts on Curtiz's "Four Daughters" (1938).



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      No Score Yet 48% Any Wednesday Producer - 1966
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      50% 74% The Reluctant Debutante Writer - 1958
      No Score Yet 36% Kiss Them for Me Writer - 1957
      67% 56% The Tender Trap Screenwriter - 1955
      90% 78% Young at Heart Writer - 1954
      70% 50% The Last Time I Saw Paris Writer - 1954
      No Score Yet 49% My Foolish Heart Screenwriter - 1949
      No Score Yet 75% War Comes to America Writer - 1945
      No Score Yet 50% The Battle of China Screenwriter - 1944
      86% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Writer - 1944
      57% 80% Mr. Skeffington Writer,
      - 1944
      No Score Yet 69% The Battle of Russia Writer - 1943
      No Score Yet 69% The Battle of Britain Screenwriter - 1943
      99% 95% Casablanca Writer - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% Prelude to War Screenwriter - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Writer - 1942
      100% 75% The Strawberry Blonde Screenwriter - 1941
      86% 81% The Man Who Came to Dinner Screenwriter - 1941
      No Score Yet 53% No Time for Comedy Screenwriter - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of an Actress Screenwriter - 1938
      No Score Yet 17% In Caliente Screenwriter - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Living on Velvet Screenwriter - 1935
      No Score Yet 92% I Live for Love Screenwriter - 1935
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