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Benjamin Glazer

Benjamin Glazer

Screenwriter, producer, foley artist, and director of American films
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Screenwriter, producer, foley artist, and director of American films
Countries United States of America
Occupations Screenwriter Film producer Film director Writer
Gender male
Birth May 7, 1887 (Belfast)
Death March 18, 1956 (Hollywood)
Spouse: Sharon Lynn
Education University of Pennsylvania Law School
The details

Benjamin Glazer (May 7, 1887 – March 18, 1956) was a screenwriter, producer, foley artist, and director of American films from the 1920s through the 1950s. He made the first translation of Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom into English in 1921. His translation was used in the original Broadway production, in the 1930 film version, and in every production in English of the play until recently. It also served as the basis for the libretto for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, as well as for Phoebe and Henry Ephron's screenplay for the 1956 film version of the classic musical.
Glazer was born in Belfast, Ireland, into a Hungarian Jewish family. After moving to the United States, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and passed the bar exam to become a lawyer in 1906.
Glazer was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is best known for his Oscar-winning writing for Seventh Heaven (1927) and Arise, My Love (1941). Additional screenwriting credits include The Merry Widow, Flesh and the Devil, Mata Hari, A Farewell to Arms, We're Not Dressing, and Tortilla Flat.
Glazer also directed one film, the 1948 Song of My Heart, a highly fictionalized biography of Tchaikovsky.
Glazer was married to actress Sharon Lynn. He died of circulatory failure in Hollywood, at the age of 68.

Selected filmography

(as screenwriter unless otherwise noted)

  • Sinners in Silk (1924)
  • The Great Divide (1924)
  • Fine Clothes (1925)
  • The Merry Widow (1925
  • Memory Lane (1926)
  • The Gay Deceiver (1926)
  • Flesh and the Devil (1926)
  • Seventh Heaven (1927)
  • Paid to Love (1927)
  • The Trail of '98 (1928)
  • Beggars of Life (1928)
  • The Boudoir Diplomat (1930)
  • The Devil to Pay! (1930)
  • Liliom (1930)
  • Pagan Lady (1931)
  • Monsieur Albert (1932)
  • Mata Hari (1932)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932)
  • No Man Of Her Own (1932)
  • The Way to Love (1933)
  • We're Not Dressing (1934)
  • She Loves Me Not (1934) (also producer)
  • Rhythm on the Range (1934) (also producer)
  • Four Daughters (1938) (assoc. producer)
  • Going Places (1938) (assoc. producer)
  • Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) (assoc. producer)
  • They Made Me a Criminal (1939) (assoc. producer)
  • Arise My Love (1940) (story)
  • Paris Calling (1941)
  • Tortilla Flat (1942)
  • Song of My Heart (1948) (also director)
  • Carousel (1955) (libretto)

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