Willis Goldbeck: Screenwriter (1898 - 1979)
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Willis Goldbeck

Willis Goldbeck

Willis Goldbeck
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Intro Screenwriter
Was Screenwriter Film director Film producer
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1898, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 17 September 1979, New York, U.S.A. (aged 80 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Willis Goldbeck (October 24, 1898 – September 17, 1979) was an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 40 films between 1923 and 1962. He also directed ten films between 1942 and 1951. Willis graduated from Worcester Academy.


Willis Goldbeck was born in New York City, a former journalist, Goldbeck entered films as a screenwriter in the early 1920s. He wrote most of the "Dr. Kildare" series for MGM, starting with the first one, Young Dr. Kildare (1938), and directed several of them. Although he directed several more films after that—including one of Burt Lancaster's early swashbucklers, Ten Tall Men (1951)—he mainly concentrated on screenwriting, and in the mid-1950s turned to producing. He retired from films in 1962. He died September 17, 1979 in Sag Harbor, New York, a month before his 81st birthday.

Partial filmography

  • Open All Night (1924)
  • Flower of Night (1925)
  • Mare Nostrum (1926)
  • The Garden of Allah (1927)
  • The Enemy (1927)
  • Wednesday's Child (1934)
  • Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
  • Rationing (1944)
  • Dark Delusion (1947)
  • Ten Tall Men (1951)
  • Tiger by the Tail (1955)
  • The Colossus of New York (1958)
  • Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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