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Oscar Hammerstein II

Highest Rated:   100% Show Boat (1936)
Lowest Rated:   14% State Fair (1962)
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Oscar Hammerstein II and his partner Richard Rodgers were behind some of the most beloved Broadway and film musicals of all time including The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma and The Sound of Music. Before using the influence of his uncle, noted Broadway producer Arthur Hammerstein, to break into theater, young Hammerstein worked as a lawyer for a year. He went on to write librettos and lyrics alone or in conjunction with such luminaries as Jerome Kern and George Gershwin and then teamed up with Rodgers in the early 1940s. Some of his earliest musicals include Rose Marie, Sunny and Show Boat, all of which also became films. He has earned Oscars for his songs "The Last Time I Saw Paris" from Lady Be Good (1941) and " It Might as Well Be Spring" from State Fair (1945). In 1953, he and Rodgers made cameo appearances in Main Street to Broadway.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% State Fair
  • Screenwriter
1962
96% Oklahoma!
  • Executive Producer
1955
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway
  • Himself
1953
80% State Fair
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm
  • Screenwriter
1944
67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome
  • Screenwriter
1937
100% Show Boat
  • Screenwriter
1936

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