Oscar Brodney


Oscar Brodney (February 18, 1907 - February 12, 2008) was an American lawyer-turned-screenwriter. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of an immigrant fisherman. One of seven children, a younger brother was the painter Edward Brodney. Entering the film industry in 1935, Brodney worked on various projects, including Abbott and Costello's Mexican Hayride and the adapted screenplay for Harvey. The playwright Lawrence Riley and two other screenwriters adapted one of Brodney's story for the screen under the title You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (Universal, 1943). He was nominated for an Oscar for The Glenn Miller Story screenplay which he wrote with Valentine Davies in 1954. In the late 1950s he began to produce movies, his first one being When Hell Broke Loose in 1958, where he was co-producer. The movie starred Charles Bronson. Brodney died in 2008, six days before his 101st birthday. Filmography Ghost Fever (1987) 1000 Convicts and a Woman (1971) The Sword of Ali Baba (1965) I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) The Brass Bottle (1964) Tammy and the Doctor (1963) Tammy Tell Me True (1961) The Right Approach (1961) (producer) All Hands on Deck (1961) (producer) Bobbikins (1959)(producer) When Hell Broke Loose (1958) (screenplay) Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) Star in the Dust (1956) (screenplay) A Day of Fury (1956) (screenplay) The Spoilers (1955) Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) (also story) The Purple Mask (1955) Captain Lightfoot (1955) Sign of the Pagan (1954) (story) The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) The Glenn Miller Story (1953) Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) Back at the Front (1952) Francis Goes to West Point (1952) Scarlet Angel (1952) Little Egypt (1951) (screenplay) (story) Francis Goes to the Races (1951) (screenplay) Katie Did It (1951) (additional dialogue) Double Crossbones (1951) (also story) Frenchie (1950) (story and screenplay) Harvey (1950) (screenplay) South Sea Sinner (1950) Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Comanche Territory (1950) (screenplay) Yes Sir That's My Baby (1949) The Gal Who Took the West (1949) (story and screenplay) Arctic Manhunt (1949) (screenplay) Mexican Hayride (1948) (screenplay) For the Love of Mary (1948) Are You with It? (1948) If You Knew Susie (1948) She Wrote the Book (1946) On Stage Everybody (1945) What a Blonde (1945) (story) You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943) (story) Always a Bridesmaid (1943) (story) Rhythm of the Islands (1943) When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942) Moonlight in Havana (1942) Baby Face Morgan (1942) (story)

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