Charles Brackett

Screenwriter, Producer, Author
A drama critic for THE NEW YORKER with several published novels to his name, Brackett signed on as staff writer with Paramount Pictures in 1935. His screenplays were generally unexceptional until, in 1938, he teamed up ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1892 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (25)

State Fair 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Time 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ten North Frederick 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wayward Bus 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Teenage Rebel 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The King and I 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Virgin Queen 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Garden of Evil 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman's World 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunset Boulevard 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Foreign Affair 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

(Producer)

State Fair (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mating Season (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (25)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Teenage Rebel 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunset Boulevard 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Foreign Affair 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ball of Fire 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Five Graves to Cairo 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Major and the Minor 1941 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hold Back the Dawn 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Midnight 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ninotchka 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That Certain Age 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Arise, My Love (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Enter Madame (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Live, Love and Learn (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Mating Season (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Model and the Marriage Broker (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

What a Life (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A drama critic for THE NEW YORKER with several published novels to his name, Brackett signed on as staff writer with Paramount Pictures in 1935. His screenplays were generally unexceptional until, in 1938, he teamed up with Billy Wilder. The effective combination of Brackett producing, Wilder directing and the two sharing the screenplay credit generated a string of acclaimed films including multiple Oscar-winners "The Lost Weekend" (1945) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950).

Relationships

Lillian Fletcher Brackett

Wife
Sister of his first wife Elizabeth Married Dec. 26, 1953

Elizabeth Fletcher Brackett

Wife

Alexandra Larmore

Daughter
survived him

James Larmore

Son-In-Law
worked as Brackett's assistant

EDUCATION

Williams College

Williamstown , Massachusetts

Harvard Law School

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Milestones

1942

First film as producer (also co-writer, with director Billy Wilder), "Five Graves to Cairo"

1938

President of the screenwriters guild

1935

First film as co-writer, "Enter Madame!"

1932

Went to Hollywood for six-week contract with Paramount; remained with company until 1950

1925

First film credit (from story), "Tomorrow's Love"

1920

Began practicing law

Served with US military in France during WWI

President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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