P. J. Wolfson: American writer, film producer and screenwriter (1903 - 1979) | Biography
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P. J. Wolfson
American writer, film producer and screenwriter

P. J. Wolfson

P. J. Wolfson
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Intro American writer, film producer and screenwriter
Was Writer Film producer Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 22 May 1903, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 16 April 1979, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 75 years)
Star sign Gemini
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PJ Wolfson (May 22, 1903, New York – April 16, 1979, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles), born Pincus Jacob Wolfson, was an American writer turned screenwriter and film producer.


PJ Wolfson published his first novel, Bodies Are Dust, in 1931. His success and that of his three following novels helped him become a writer and producer in Hollywood. Until the end of his life, he worked for the biggest production companies such as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures. He wrote numerous scripts for film and television.

Bodies Are Dust, published twice in two different titles in French, was called a "masterpiece" by Jean-Patrick Manchette.



  • Bodies Are Dust (1931)
  • Summer Hotel (1932)
  • All Women Die (1933)
  • My Flesh of Brass (1934)
  • How Sharp the Point (1959)



  • P. J. Wolfson made one movie in 1939 titled Boy Slaves with Anne Shirley.


  • 1933 : Picture Snatcher by Lloyd Bacon with James Cagney
  • 1933 : The Tourbillon Dance by Robert Z. Leonard with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable
  • 1935 : Reckless Youth by Victor Fleming with Jean Harlow and William Powell
  • 1935 : The Mad Love of Hands by Karl Freund with Peter Lorre and Frances Drake
  • 1936 : Carolyn wants to Divorce by Leigh Jason with Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond and Robert Young
  • 1937 : The Enterprising Mr. Petrov by Mark Sandrich with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
  • 1937 : Sea Devils by Benjamin Stoloff with Victor McLaglen and Preston Foster
  • 1938 : Marriage Incognito by George Stevens with Ginger Rogers and James Stewart
  • 1939 : The First Rebel by William A. Seiter with Claire Trevor and John Wayne
  • 1940 : Vigil in the Night by George Stevens with Carole Lombard and Brian Aherne
  • 1942 : Embrace the Bride by Alexander Hall with Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas
  • 1947 : Suddenly, It's Spring by Mitchell Leisen with Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray
  • 1947 : The Exploits of Pearl White by George Marshall with Betty Hutton and John Lund
  • 1948 : Traffic at Saigon by Leslie Fenton with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake


  • 1938 : Miss Manton Is Crazy by Leigh Jason with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda
  • 1939 : Boy Slaves by himself
  • 1939 : The First Rebel (screenplay)
  • 1948 : Traffic at Saigon (screenplay)
  • 1952 : I Married Joan, television series; he produced 30 episodes between 1952 and 1955
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