Anthony Veiller

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Anthony Veiller (born June 23, 1903 in New York City , New York , USA , † June 27, 1965 in Hollywood , California , USA) was an American screenwriter , film producer and film director .


Anthony Veiller, the son of actress Margaret Wycherly and film director Bayard Veiller , grew up in Ohio , where he was taught at Antioch College .

After initial experience as a theater manager and as a publicist , Veiller began writing screenplays in 1932 . In 1941 he became a producer at Paramount Pictures and, for the next four years of the war, was responsible for producing and commenting on propaganda films for the US Army , which openly called for the fight against Hitler's Germany .

In 1948 Veiller wrote the screenplay for Frank Capra's political satire The Best Man . In 1949 he moved to the staff of Warner Brothers , and from 1952 was responsible for exclusive scripts. In 1964 he was the author of the film The Night of the Iguana at the side of John Huston and had already written part of the script for King Vidors Salomon and the Queen of Sheba in 1959 .

His achievements were rewarded with two Oscar nominations in the Best Adapted Screenplay category and two WGA Award nominations.

Anthony Veiller was married once. He married on December 31, 1933, the one year older screenwriter Laura Kerr . The marriage, which lasted twelve years until 1945, resulted in a child.

Anthony Veiller died four days after his 62nd birthday a cancer .




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