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.