Norman Krasna

Highest Rated: 100% Sunday in New York (1963)
Lowest Rated: 60% The Big Hangover (1950)
Birthday: Nov 7, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
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).

Highest Rated Movies



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
69% 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
76% 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 1941
67% 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 So This Is Africa Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet That's My Boy Screenwriter 1932


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