Albert Lewin

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Albert Lewin lived a full life before ever becoming involved with film. Born in Brooklyn but raised in Newark, Lewin earned a Master's degree from Harvard, taught at the University of Missouri, and served in World War ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1894 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

Diff'rent Strokes 1978 - 1986 (TV Show)

Writer

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951 (Movie)

(From Story)

Spring Fever 1926 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ladies of Leisure (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Moon and Sixpence (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (7)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

So Ends Our Night 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zaza 1938 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spawn of the North (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cuban Love Song (Movie)

(Producer)

The Guardsman (Movie)

(Producer)

True Confession (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (4)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951 (Movie)

(Director)

The Moon and Sixpence (Movie)

(Director)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

(Director)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Albert Lewin lived a full life before ever becoming involved with film. Born in Brooklyn but raised in Newark, Lewin earned a Master's degree from Harvard, taught at the University of Missouri, and served in World War I. Following the war, he became a drama and film critic for the Jewish Tribune until he moved to Hollywood in the 1920s, where he became a script reader for Samuel Goldwyn. After acting as a script clerk he became a full-fledged screenwriter at MGM in 1924. Lewin rose to become the head of MGM's script department, and eventually became a close associate of legendary producer Irving Thalberg, earning associate producer credits on many MGM films of the era. He signed on as a producer at Paramount in 1937 and worked on films such as "True Confession," "Spawn of the North," and "Zaza." Lewin began his career directing in 1942, making films such as "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "The Private Affairs of Bel Ami," and "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman," all of which he wrote himself. He ended his career in 1957 with "The Living Idol," which he wrote, directed, and produced, but continued writing, publishing a novel, "The Unaltered Cat," in 1966.

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

New York University

New York, New York

Milestones

1957

Retired because of a heart attack

Career began in the 1920s

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