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Samuel Hoffenstein

Highest Rated: 100% Laura (1944)

Lowest Rated: 76% 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



93% 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
76% Phantom of the Opera Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet The Great Waltz Screenwriter 1938
100% 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 All Men Are Enemies 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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