Don Hartman

Former journeyman actor Don Hartman settled down in New York in the mid-1920s to write lyrics and librettos for Broadway shows and special material for radio and nightclubs. In films from 1930, Hartman was busiest at ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1900 in New York City, NY

Filmography

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Champagne Waltz

Screenwriter

Coronado

Screenwriter

Down to Earth

Screenwriter

Down to Earth

Producer

Here Comes Cookie

Screenwriter

Holiday Affair

Director

Holiday Affair

Producer

It Had to Be You

Director

It Had to Be You

Producer

Life with Henry

Screenwriter

Mr. Imperium

Director

Mr. Imperium

Screenwriter

My Favorite Blonde

Screenwriter

Never Say Die

Screenwriter

Nothing But the Truth

Screenwriter

Old Man Rhythm

Screen Story

Paris Honeymoon

Screenwriter

Redheads on Parade

Screenwriter

Road to Singapore

Screenwriter

Road to Zanzibar

Screen Story

Road to Zanzibar

Screenwriter

Romance in Manhattan

Screen Story

The Gay Deception

Screenwriter

The Kid from Brooklyn

Screenwriter

The Matchmaker

Producer

The Road to Morocco

Screenwriter

The Star Maker

Screenwriter

Those Were the Days

Screenwriter

Tropic Holiday

Screenwriter

True to Life

Screenwriter

Up in Arms

Producer

Up in Arms

Screenwriter

Waikiki Wedding

Screenwriter

Wonder Man

Screenwriter

Biography

Former journeyman actor Don Hartman settled down in New York in the mid-1920s to write lyrics and librettos for Broadway shows and special material for radio and nightclubs. In films from 1930, Hartman was busiest at Paramount Pictures, where he co-scripted the first three Bob Hope-Bing Crosby "Road" pictures and worked extensively on Hope and Crosby's solo vehicles. Moving to Sam Goldwyn's operation in 1944, Hartman helped forge the screen image of Danny Kaye in Up in Arms (1944), Wonder Man (1945) and The Kid From Brooklyn (1946). He went on to produce and direct his own scripts, turning out such light comedies as Ginger Rogers' It Had to Be You (1947) and Cary Grant's Every Girl Should Be Married (1948). Don Hartman was put in charge of production at his old stamping grounds of Paramount in 1951; five years later he formed his own production company, using Paramount as the distributor for Desire Under the Elms (1958) and The Matchmaker (1958).

~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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