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Samuel Hoffenstein

Highest Rated: 100% Desire (1936)

Lowest Rated: 76% The Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1890

Birthplace: Kera, Russia

During his Hollywood career, Samuel Hoffenstein wrote a variety of screenplays. Hoffenstein began his writing career for film with such titles as the Phillips Holmes crime adaptation "An American Tragedy" (1931). He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in 1932. After receiving this honor, Hoffenstein wrote scripts for the Charles Laughton dramatic adaptation "White Woman" (1933) and "Song of Songs" (1933). Toward the end of his career, Hoffenstein wrote "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943) with Charles Boyer. Hoffenstein was most recently credited in the drama "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1948) with Dan Dailey. He followed this recognition with scripts for "Sentimental Journey" (1946) and the Charles Boyer comedy "Cluny Brown" (1946). Hoffenstein passed away in October 1947 at the age of 57.



100% 90% Laura Screenwriter - 1944
76% 77% The Phantom of the Opera Screenwriter - 1943
No Score Yet 64% His Butler's Sister Screenwriter - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Screenwriter - 1942
100% 50% Conquest Writer - 1937
100% 77% Desire Screenwriter - 1936
93% 81% The Gay Divorcee Writer,
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100% 83% Love Me Tonight Writer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun Writer - 1932