Allan Scott

Screenwriter, Producer
Allan Scott brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his career. Scott built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on the musical "Roberta" (1935) with Irene Dunne, "In Person" ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1906

Filmography

Writer (14)

The Confession 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Imitation of Life 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Top Secret Affair 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Four Poster 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Let's Dance 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fifth Avenue Girl 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Carefree 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quality Street 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shall We Dance 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Swing Time 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roberta 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Top Hat 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Allan Scott brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his career. Scott built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on the musical "Roberta" (1935) with Irene Dunne, "In Person" (1935) and the Fred Astaire musical comedy "Top Hat" (1935). He also appeared in "Follow the Fleet" (1936) with Fred Astaire and "Swing Time" (1936). He continued his focus on film through the thirties, penning the scripts for "Wise Girl" (1937), the Irene Dunne musical comedy "Joy of Living" (1938) and the musical "Carefree" (1938) with Fred Astaire. He also appeared in "Fifth Avenue Girl" (1939) with Ginger Rogers. Scott was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "So Proudly We Hail" in 1943. In the latter part of his career, Scott wrote the musical "Here Come the Waves" (1944) with Bing Crosby, the Betty Hutton musical "Let's Dance" (1950) and the Rex Harrison comedic adaptation "The Four Poster" (1953). He also appeared in "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953). Scott last wrote the comedy "The Confession" (1964) with Ginger Rogers. Scott was married to Laura Straub and had two children. Allan Scott passed away in April 1995 at the age of 89.

Relationships

Pippa Scott

Daughter
born in 1935 survived him

Adrian Scott

Brother
one of the "Hollywood Ten" who were arrested and jailed for refusing to testify before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities

Laura Straub

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
Rhodes scholar

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts

Milestones

1961

Wrote for the TV series "Ben Casey"

1959

Last screenplay, "Imitation of Life"

1935

First collaboration with producer Pandro Berman with the Astaire-Rogers musical, "Top Hat"

1934

Feature screenwriting debut, "By Your Leave"

1932

Had first play produced

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