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Samuel Hoffenstein

Highest Rated:   100% Laura (1944)
Lowest Rated:   75% Phantom of the Opera (1943)
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Born in Russia to Lithuanian parents, Samuel Hoffenstein emigrated to the U.S. in his teens. Hoffenstein served as drama critic for the New York Evening Sun before embarking upon a screenwriting career in Hollywood. His first stop was at Paramount, where he earned an Academy Award nomination for his 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Loaned to RKO in 1934, Hoffenstein picked up a second nomination for his musical adaptations in the Astaire-Rogers vehicle The Gay Divorcee. He went on to script several films for director Julien Duvivier, including The Great Waltz (1938), Lydia (1941), Tales of Manhattan (1942), and Flesh and Fantasy (1943). Samuel Hoffenstein rounded out his career at 20th Century-Fox, writing for top directors ranging from Otto Preminger (Laura) to Ernst Lubitsch (Cluny Brown).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% Cluny Brown
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Screenwriter
1946
100% Laura
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy
  • Screenwriter
1943
75% Phantom of the Opera
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet That Night in Rio
  • Screenwriter
1941
No Score Yet The Great Waltz
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Conquest
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Desire
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Enchanted April
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet White Woman
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet The Song of Songs
  • Screenwriter
1933
100% Love Me Tonight
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun
  • Screenwriter
1932
93% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet An American Tragedy
  • Screenwriter
1931

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