Samuel Hoffenstein

Screenwriter, Drama critic, Essayist
During his Hollywood career, Samuel Hoffenstein wrote a variety of screenplays. Hoffenstein began his writing career for film with such titles as the Phillips Holmes crime adaptation "An American Tragedy" (1931). He ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1890 in Russia

Filmography

Writer (9)

Cluny Brown 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Laura 1944 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Great Waltz 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Conquest 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Song of Songs 1932 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Me Tonight 1931 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

An American Tragedy 1930 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

During his Hollywood career, Samuel Hoffenstein wrote a variety of screenplays. Hoffenstein began his writing career for film with such titles as the Phillips Holmes crime adaptation "An American Tragedy" (1931). He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in 1932. After receiving this honor, Hoffenstein wrote scripts for the Charles Laughton dramatic adaptation "White Woman" (1933) and "Song of Songs" (1933). Toward the end of his career, Hoffenstein wrote "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943) with Charles Boyer. Hoffenstein was most recently credited in the drama "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1948) with Dan Dailey. He followed this recognition with scripts for "Sentimental Journey" (1946) and the Charles Boyer comedy "Cluny Brown" (1946). Hoffenstein passed away in October 1947 at the age of 57.

EDUCATION

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

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