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Samson Raphaelson

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Harvey Girls (1946)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
  • Birthday: Not Available
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  • University of Illinois alumnus Samson Raphaelson worked as an English Literature professor, an advertising man, and a New York Times crime reporter before turning to playwriting. Raphaelson's most famous Broadway effort was 1926's The Jazz Singer, which was subsequently adapted for the screen three times. Another of his theatrical works, Accent on Youth, was likewise thrice-filmed: first under its original title in 1935, and then in 1950 and 1959, as respectively Mr. Music and But Not for Me. Other Raphaelson plays to make the transition to films included Hilda Crane, A Rose Is Not a Rose (as 1951's Bannerline), and Skylark, which Raphaelson had adapted for the stage from his own novel The Streamlined Heart. Among his screenwriting credits were several Lubitsch pictures (Trouble in Paradise, Shop Around the Corner, Heaven Can Wait), Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941), and The Perfect Marriage (1946), which he also produced. Samson Raphaelson was the uncle of writer/director Bob Rafelson.

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No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Screenwriter 1953
60% In the Good Old Summertime Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet That Lady In Ermine Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street Screenwriter 1947
100% The Harvey Girls Screenwriter 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Screenwriter 1946
85% Heaven Can Wait Screenwriter 1943
97% Suspicion Screenwriter 1941
100% The Shop Around the Corner Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Angel Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger Screenwriter 1935
80% The Merry Widow Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Caravan Screenwriter 1934
92% Trouble in Paradise Screenwriter 1932
100% One Hour With You Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) Screenwriter 1932
88% The Smiling Lieutenant Screenwriter 1931


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