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Anthony Veiller (23 June 1903 – 27 June 1965) was an American screenwriter and film producer. The son of the screenwriter Bayard Veiller and the English actress Margaret Wycherly, Anthony Veiller wrote for 41 films between 1934 and 1964.

He was born on 23 June 1903 in New York City to Bayard Veiller and Margaret Wycherly. He moved to Hollywood in 1930.

Veiller was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. In 1937, he co-wrote (with Morrie Ryskind) the screenplay for Stage Door, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Adolphe Menjou. This very loose adaptation of the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Veiller was also Oscar-nominated for writing (with uncredited help from John Huston and Richard Brooks) The Killers (1946), an adaptation of the short story by Ernest Hemingway. This seminal example of film noir, which introduced Burt Lancaster to filmgoers, won an Edgar Award as best mystery film of 1946, and in 2008 was enshrined in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Veiller frequently worked with top directors. During the Second World War he worked with Frank Capra on several films in the documentary/propaganda film series collectively titled Why We Fight. In 1946 (the same year as The Killers), Veiller co-wrote The Stranger, directed by and starring Orson Welles. For State of the Union (1948), again directed by Capra, Veiller was credited as co-producer as well as co-writer. Veiller worked with director John Huston on several films: Moulin Rouge (1952), Beat the Devil (1953), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), and The Night of the Iguana (1964), the film of the Tennessee Williams play that became Veiller's final screen credit.

Veiller died on 27 June 1965 of cancer, in Hollywood, California. He was buried in the St Mary Churchyard, Bepton, Chichester, West Sussex, England as was his mother.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Veiller (23 June 1903 – 27 June 1965) was an American screenwriter and film producer. The son of the screenwriter Bayard Veiller and the English actress Margaret Wycherly, Anthony Veiller wrote for 41 films between 1934 and 1964.

He was born on 23 June 1903 in New York City to Bayard Veiller and Margaret Wycherly. He moved to Hollywood in 1930.

Veiller was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. In 1937, he co-wrote (with Morrie Ryskind) the screenplay for Stage Door, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Adolphe Menjou. This very loose adaptation of the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Veiller was also Oscar-nominated for writing (with uncredited help from John Huston and Richard Brooks) The Killers (1946), an adaptation of the short story by Ernest Hemingway. This seminal example of film noir, which introduced Burt Lancaster to filmgoers, won an Edgar Award as best mystery film of 1946, and in 2008 was enshrined in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Veiller frequently worked with top directors. During the Second World War he worked with Frank Capra on several films in the documentary/propaganda film series collectively titled Why We Fight. In 1946 (the same year as The Killers), Veiller co-wrote The Stranger, directed by and starring Orson Welles. For State of the Union (1948), again directed by Capra, Veiller was credited as co-producer as well as co-writer. Veiller worked with director John Huston on several films: Moulin Rouge (1952), Beat the Devil (1953), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), and The Night of the Iguana (1964), the film of the Tennessee Williams play that became Veiller's final screen credit.

Veiller died on 27 June 1965 of cancer, in Hollywood, California. He was buried in the St Mary Churchyard, Bepton, Chichester, West Sussex, England as was his mother.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1903-06-23

Day of Death 1965-06-27

Place of Birth New York, New York, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1964 The Night of the Iguana Screenplay
1964 On the Trail of the Iguana Writer
1963 The List of Adrian Messenger Screenplay
1959 Solomon and Sheba Screenplay
1958 Timbuktu Screenplay
1957 Monkey on My Back Screenplay
1956 Safari Screenplay
1955 That Lady Writer
1952 Moulin Rouge Screenplay
1948 State of the Union Screenplay
1946 The Killers Screenplay
1946 The Stranger Screenplay
1945 Your Job in Germany Writer
1943 Assignment in Brittany Screenplay
1942 Her Cardboard Lover Screenplay
1942 Why We Fight: Prelude to War Writer
1939 Disputed Passage Screenplay
1939 Let Us Live Screenplay
1937 Stage Door Screenplay
1937 The Soldier and the Lady Screenplay
1936 Winterset Screenplay
1936 A Woman Rebels Screenplay
1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Writer
1936 The Lady Consents Screenplay
1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate Writer
1935 Jalna Screenplay
1935 Break of Hearts Screenplay
1935 Star of Midnight Screenplay
1934 Menace Writer
1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang Story
1934 The Witching Hour Writer

Production

1951 Fort Worth Producer
1950 Dallas Producer
1950 Backfire Producer
1949 Colorado Territory Producer
1941 New York Town Producer
1940 Victory Producer
1940 Moon Over Burma Producer
1940 Safari Producer
1940 Typhoon Producer
1934 The Witching Hour Producer

Acting

1945 Here Is Germany as Narrator (uncredited)
1944 Attack: The Battle for New Britain as Narrator (voice)
1944 Why We Fight: The Battle of China as Narrator
1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia as Narrator

Directing

1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain Director

Crew

1938 The Saint in New York Treatment

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