William Ludwig

Screenwriter, Lawyer
A former lawyer turned screenwriter, William Ludwig scripted many of the country's favorite films of the 1930s and 40s including the "Andy Hardy" series and "Challenge to Lassie" (1949). With longtime collaborator Sonya ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1911 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (25)

The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Back Street 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gun Glory 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hit the Deck 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Interrupted Melody 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oklahoma! 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Athena 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Student Prince 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hills of Home 1948 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hills of Home 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

An American Romance 1944 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Finds Andy Hardy 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Blackmail (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Challenge to Lassie (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Julia Misbehaves (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Love Crazy (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Out West with the Hardys (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Stronger Than Desire (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Great Caruso (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Hardys Ride High (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Sun Comes Up (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A former lawyer turned screenwriter, William Ludwig scripted many of the country's favorite films of the 1930s and 40s including the "Andy Hardy" series and "Challenge to Lassie" (1949). With longtime collaborator Sonya Levien, he received a WGA nomination for "The Great Caruso" (1951) and an Oscar for "Interrupted Melody" (1955). He also adapted the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical "Oklahoma!" (1955) for the screen and wrote many of the Academy Awards shows during the 1970s.

Milestones

1961

Final screenplay to date, "Back Street"

1938

Joined Screen Writers Guild

1938

Wrote first screenplay, "Love Finds Andy Hardy"

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