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Nat Perrin

  • Highest Rated: 80% Song of the Thin Man (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Song of the Thin Man (1947)
  • Birthday: Mar 15, 1905
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • New York native Nat Perrin was fresh out of Fordham Law School when, in 1930, he landed a job with the Warner Bros. publicity department. An inveterate jokester, Perrin began submitting comedy material to vaudeville's "Borscht circuit." In 1931, he bluffed his way into Groucho Marx's Broadway dressing room with a forged letter of introduction from playwright Moss Hart. Impressed by the young man's talent and chutzpah, Groucho saw to it that Perrin was hired by Paramount to work on the upcoming Marx Brothers' film feature Monkey Business (1931). His professional association with the Marxes continued throughout the team's Hollywood career, while off-stage Perrin became one of Groucho's closest friends. He went on to write for such screen comedians as Eddie Cantor, Red Skelton, and Abbott and Costello, and also contributed to the smash Olsen and Johnson Broadway revue Hellzapoppin'. Perrin served as a producer at Columbia in the late '30s and at MGM in the mid-'40s; in addition, he was credited with the direction of MGM's The Great Morgan (1946), a pastiche of musical highlights from earlier films. Remaining active into the video era, he co-produced such TV series as My Friend Irma and The Addams Family. In early 1977, Nat Perrin was appointed temporary conservator for the estate of the enfeebled Groucho Marx; though running afoul of Groucho's live-in companion Erin Fleming, Perrin took pride in the fact that he helped reunite the octogenarian comedian with his long-estranged children.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Screenwriter 1968
No Score Yet I'll Take Sweden Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Screenwriter 1949
80% Song of the Thin Man Producer Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Producer 1946
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Whistling in Brooklyn Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Swing Fever Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet New Faces of 1937 Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Stowaway Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Dimples Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Kid Millions Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Screenwriter 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The New Addams Family
1998-1999
Director
  • 1999
100% The Addams Family
1964-1966
Director
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show
1953
Producer

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