Allan Scott

Screenwriter, Producer
Allan Scott brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. In 1932, he had his first play produced. In 1934, he made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave." Scott ... 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 Hollywood career. In 1932, he had his first play produced. In 1934, he made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave." Scott started his entertainment career writing for films, including "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) and the musical "Swing Time" (1936) with Fred Astaire. Scott was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "So Proudly We Hail" in 1943. In the latter half of his career, Scott wrote the Bing Crosby musical "Here Come the Waves" (1944), the musical "Let's Dance" (1950) with Betty Hutton and "The Four Poster" (1953) with Rex Harrison. He also appeared in "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953). Scott more recently wrote the Ginger Rogers comedy "The Confession" (1964). Scott was married to Laura Straub and had two children. 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

Made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave"

1932

Had his first play produced

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