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Norman Krasna



Producer, writer, director and bon vivant Norman Krasna was educated at NYU, Columbia and the Brooklyn Law School. He worked as a film and theatre critic in New York before heading to Hollywood to join Warner Bros.' publicity department. Developing a talent for turning out funny material in a minimum amount of time, Krasna became a valuable man to have around for producers of such economical comedy films as Wheeler and Woolsey's So This Is Africa (1933) and Miriam Hopkins' The Richest Girl in the World (1934). He proved equally adept at drama, turning out the original stories for director Fritz Lang's powerful anti-lynching tract Fury (1936) and Lang's Brechtian You and Me (1938).



As busy on Broadway as he was in Hollywood, Krasna penned several popular stage plays, many of which (Dear Ruth, Kind Sir, Who Was That Lady?) were later committed to film. Krasna turned director for four films -- Princess O'Rourke (1943), The Big Hangover (1950) and The Ambassador's Daughter (1956) -- and served as producer for many more. A longtime friend of comedian Groucho Marx, Krasna collaborated with Groucho on the screenplay of the 1937 film comedy The King and the Chorus Girl and the later stage play Time for Elizabeth. Norman Krasna won a "Best Original Screenplay" Academy Award for Princess O'Rourke, and earned nominations for The Richest Girl in the World, Fury and The Devil and Miss Jones (1941).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet White Christmas 60th Anniversary
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet I'd Rather Be Rich
  • Screenwriter
1964
100% Sunday in New York
  • Screenwriter
1963
No Score Yet My Geisha
  • Screenwriter
1962
67% Let's Make Love
  • Screenwriter
1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady?
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1960
100% Indiscreet
  • Screenwriter
1958
No Score Yet Bundle of Joy
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1956
77% White Christmas
  • Screenwriter
1954
100% The Lusty Men
  • Producer
1952
No Score Yet Behave Yourself
  • Producer
1951
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Producer
1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil
  • Producer
1951
60% The Big Hangover
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet John Loves Mary
  • Screenwriter
1949
No Score Yet Dear Ruth
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet It Started with Eve
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans
  • Screenwriter
1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1941
63% Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet It's a Date
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Producer
1938
No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl
  • Screenwriter
1937
100% Fury
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Richest Girl in the World
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Meet the Baron
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet That's My Boy
  • Screenwriter
1932

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