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Karl Tunberg

Highest Rated:   86% Ben-Hur (1959)
Lowest Rated:   86% Ben-Hur (1959)
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An American screenwriter (usually in collaboration), Tunberg has also produced some of his films. He began by supplying the plots for musicals featuring such stars as the Ritz Brothers, Betty Grable, Sonja Henie, Glenn Miller's orchestra, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, and Shirley Temple (for whom he wrote a comedy called Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm which has nothing to do with the classic story of that title and which would have made a fine Temple vehicle.) Tunberg was also adept at costumers: Kitty (1945, in which Paulette Goddard rises from social outcast to society belle in 18th-century England), The Scarlet Coat (1955, about Benedict Arnold), Libel (1959), Taras Bulba (1962), and Beau Brummel (1954). In later years, Tunberg wrote some weak comedies for Doris Day, Jackie Gleason, and Deborah Kerr. He has also shown a serious side; Scandal at Scourie (1953) involves a community's prejudice when Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, playing a Protestant couple, wish to adopt a Catholic child; The Seventh Dawn (1964) is a war story with William Holden; and Night into Morning (1951) is downright grim, in which Ray Milland loses his family in a fire and turns to drinking. Tunberg's best effort by far is Ben Hur (1959). His worst screenplay is probably Harlow (the Carol Lynley version, 1965) but considering the source material (Irving Shulman's "biography"), it could have been a lot worse.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee?
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
  • Screenwriter
1968
No Score Yet Harlow
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet The 7th Dawn
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet Taras Bulba
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet I Thank a Fool
  • Screenwriter
1962
86% Ben-Hur
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet The Seventh Sin
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Beau Brummell
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Valley of the Kings
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Because You're Mine
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Night Into Morning (People in Love)
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol
  • Screenwriter
1938

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