Biography

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Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich.

Hackett was born in New York City, the son of actress Florence Hackett (née Hart) and Maurice Hackett. Not long after marrying screenwriter Frances Goodrich, the couple went to Hollywood in the late 1920s to write the screenplay for their stage success Up Pops the Devil for Paramount Pictures. In 1933 they signed a contract with MGM and remained with them until 1939. Among their earliest assignments was writing the screenplay for The Thin Man (1934). They were encouraged by the director W. S. Van Dyke to use the writing of Dashiell Hammett as a basis only, and to concentrate on providing witty exchanges for the principal characters, Nick and Nora Charles (played by William Powell and Myrna Loy). The resulting film was one of the major hits of the year, and the script, considered to show a modern relationship in a realistic manner for the first time, was considered to be groundbreaking. However this is only because it was written and released before the enactment of the Hollywood Production Code, which strictly censored movies from mid-1934 until the early 1960s (see Pre-Code). The other Nick and Nora films show a steep decline regarding the "groundbreaking maturity" of the Charleses' marriage.

The Hacketts received Academy Award for Screenplay nominations for The Thin Man, After the Thin Man (1936), Father of the Bride (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1955).[1] They won Writers Guild of America awards for Easter Parade (1949), Father's Little Dividend (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), as well as nominations for In the Good Old Summertime (1949), Father of the Bride (1950) and The Long, Long Trailer (1954). They also won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle award for their original play The Diary of Anne Frank. Some of their other films include: Another Thin Man (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich.

Hackett was born in New York City, the son of actress Florence Hackett (née Hart) and Maurice Hackett. Not long after marrying screenwriter Frances Goodrich, the couple went to Hollywood in the late 1920s to write the screenplay for their stage success Up Pops the Devil for Paramount Pictures. In 1933 they signed a contract with MGM and remained with them until 1939. Among their earliest assignments was writing the screenplay for The Thin Man (1934). They were encouraged by the director W. S. Van Dyke to use the writing of Dashiell Hammett as a basis only, and to concentrate on providing witty exchanges for the principal characters, Nick and Nora Charles (played by William Powell and Myrna Loy). The resulting film was one of the major hits of the year, and the script, considered to show a modern relationship in a realistic manner for the first time, was considered to be groundbreaking. However this is only because it was written and released before the enactment of the Hollywood Production Code, which strictly censored movies from mid-1934 until the early 1960s (see Pre-Code). The other Nick and Nora films show a steep decline regarding the "groundbreaking maturity" of the Charleses' marriage.

The Hacketts received Academy Award for Screenplay nominations for The Thin Man, After the Thin Man (1936), Father of the Bride (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1955).[1] They won Writers Guild of America awards for Easter Parade (1949), Father's Little Dividend (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), as well as nominations for In the Good Old Summertime (1949), Father of the Bride (1950) and The Long, Long Trailer (1954). They also won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle award for their original play The Diary of Anne Frank. Some of their other films include: Another Thin Man (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1900-02-16

Day of Death 1995-03-16

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Albert M. Hackett

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1995 Father of the Bride Part IIScreenplay
1991 Father of the BrideScreenplay
1980 The Diary of Anne FrankScreenplay
1980 The Diary of Anne FrankTheatre Play
1962 Five Finger ExerciseScreenplay
1959 The Diary of Anne FrankScreenplay
1956 GabyScreenplay
1954 Seven Brides for Seven BrothersScreenplay
1954 The Long, Long TrailerScreenplay
1953 Give a Girl a BreakWriter
1951 Too Young To KissWriter
1951 Father's Little DividendScreenplay
1950 Father of the BrideScreenplay
1949 In the Good Old SummertimeScreenplay
1948 Easter ParadeOriginal Story
1948 Easter ParadeScreenplay
1948 The PirateScreenplay
1948 Summer HolidayScreenplay
1946 It's a Wonderful LifeScreenplay
1946 The VirginianScreenplay
1944 The Hitler GangScreenplay
1944 Lady in the DarkScreenplay
1939 Society LawyerScreenplay
1939 Another Thin ManWriter
1938 Thanks for the MemoryTheatre Play
1937 The FireflyScreenplay
1936 After the Thin ManScreenplay
1936 Small Town GirlScreenplay
1936 Rose MarieScreenplay
1935 Ah, Wilderness!Screenplay
1935 Naughty MariettaScreenplay
1934 Hide-OutScreenplay
1934 The Thin ManScreenplay
1934 Fugitive LoversScreenplay
1933 PenthouseWriter
1933 The Secret of Madame BlancheScreenplay

Acting

1930 Whoopee! as Chester Underwood

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