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).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 87% Cross of Iron Writer - 1977
No Score Yet 6% Once Is Not Enough Writer - 1975
No Score Yet 48% Any Wednesday Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 82% Take a Giant Step Producer - 1959
50% 74% The Reluctant Debutante Writer - 1958
No Score Yet 37% Kiss Them for Me Writer - 1957
67% 56% The Tender Trap Screenwriter - 1955
88% 49% The Last Time I Saw Paris Writer - 1954
86% 79% Young at Heart Writer - 1954
No Score Yet 52% My Foolish Heart Screenwriter - 1949
No Score Yet 75% War Comes to America Writer - 1945
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Writer - 1944
No Score Yet 50% The Battle of China Screenwriter - 1944
57% 80% Mr. Skeffington Writer,
Producer
- 1944
No Score Yet 80% The Battle of Russia Writer - 1943
No Score Yet 70% The Battle of Britain Screenwriter - 1943
No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Writer - 1942
99% 95% Casablanca Writer - 1942
No Score Yet 57% Prelude to War Screenwriter - 1942
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Screenwriter - 1941
86% 82% The Man Who Came to Dinner Screenwriter - 1941

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