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Owen Davis (I) (1874–1956)


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Known For

Lazybones Writer
(1925)
(1929)
Jezebel Writer
(1938)
Whoopee! Writer
(1930)

Filmography

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 1993 Jezabel (TV Movie)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Jezebel (1956) ... (play)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Nervous Wreck (1952) ... (play)
  Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1951) (play - 1 episode, 1951)
- Detour (1951) ... (story)
- Icebound (1951) ... (story)
- The Haunted House (1951) ... (play)
 1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Icebound (1951) ... (play)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Whoopee (1950) ... (play)
 1949 The Great Gatsby (play)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1948) (play - 1 episode, 1948)
- The Detour (1948)
- No Way Out (1948) ... (play)
 1946 Mr. and Mrs. North (TV Movie) (play)
 1944 Up in Arms (suggested by the character: "The Nervous Wreck")
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North (play "Mr. and Mrs. North")
 1938 Jezebel (from the play by - as Owen Davis Sr.)
 1936 Three Married Men (story)
 1934 The Lash (uncredited)
 1934 Nine Forty-Five (play)
 1934 The 9th Guest (from a play by)
 1933 Yours Sincerely (Short) (original story)
 1931 My Sin (screenplay)
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee (uncredited)
 1931 The Man Who Came Back (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1930 Only Saps Work (play "Easy Come, Easy Go")
 1930 Whoopee! (based upon the play "The Nervous Wreck" by)
 1930 So This Is London (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1930 Spring Is Here (adapted from: the musical play by)
 1929 Frozen Justice (additional dialogue)
 1929 Tonight at Twelve (play) / (titles)
 1929 They Had to See Paris (by)
 1929 The Donovan Affair (play)
 1928 Confessions of a Wife (story "Confessions of a Wife; or From Mill to Millions")
 1928 The Haunted House (play)
 1928 Through the Breakers (based on a stage play by)
 1928 Hold 'Em Yale (play "Life at Yale")
 1928 Easy Come, Easy Go (play)
 1928 Chinatown Charlie (story)
 1927 Good Time Charley (story)
 1927 Cabaret (story)
 1927 Blind Alleys (story)
 1926 Forever After (novel)
 1926 The Nervous Wreck (adaptation)
 1925 Lazybones (based on a play by)
 1925 Up the Ladder (play "Up the Ladder")
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea (story)
 1924 Her Marriage Vow (play "At the Switch; or Her Marriage Vow")
 1924 Broadway After Dark (play)
 1924 Icebound (play)
 1923 Blow Your Own Horn (play)
 1921 Marry the Poor Girl (play)
 1920 The Simp (Short)
 1920 Sinners (play)
 1918 Mile-a-Minute Kendall (play)
 1916 Big Jim Garrity (play)
 1916 Driftwood (play)
 1915 The Gambler of the West (play)
 1915 The Sentimental Lady (scenario)
 1915 The Green Cloak (scenario)
 1915 The Family Cupboard (play)
 1915 The Woman Next Door (play)
 1915 Hearts in Exile (scenario)
 1914 The Marked Woman (story)
 1914/I Lola (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Co-wrote (w/Laurence Stallings) book for "Virginia", produced on Broadway. Musical/romance. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Al Stillman. Music orchestrated by Ardon Cornwell, Hans Spialek, Phil Wall, Will Vodery, Maurice Baron. Vocal arrangements by Lee Montgomery and Kenny Christie. Book directed by Edward C. Lilley. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Owen Davis Sr.
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A play is really a character driven by an emotion along a definite line to a definite end.

Trivia:

His sister Mary Gould Davis was also a renowned author. Father of actor Owen Davis Jr. and screenwriter Donald Davis.

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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