Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Hoffman (1909–1997) was an American screenwriter.[1]

Joseph Hoffman
BornFebruary 20, 1909
DiedMay 25, 1997
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1935–1972

BiographyEdit

Hoffman began his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1930s and was installed as a junior screenwriter at 20th Century Fox. He is credited with writing the story, dialogue, or screenplay for 57 movies, from Your Uncle Dudley to The King's Pirate. From the mid-1950s into the 1960s, Hoffman wrote for television, including Leave It to Beaver, My Three Sons, The Smothers Brothers, Bonanza, and The Patty Duke Show. From 1954 on, he also worked as a producer at Screen Gems.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Credit Notes
1935 Your Uncle Dudley Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Allen Birkin" and "Dore Schary"
1936 Charlie Chan's Secret Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Robert Ellis" and "Helen Logan"
Jailbreak Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Robert Hardy Andrews"
Country Gentlemen Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Gertrude Orr"
Thank You, Jeeves! Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Stephen Gross"
1937 Damaged Goods Screenplay By
She's Got Everything Story By Co-Wrote Story with "Maxwell Shane"
Under Suspicion Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Jefferson Parker" and "Philip Wylie"
Hollywood Round-Up Story By, Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Monroe Shaff" and "Ethel La Blanche"
Headin' East Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Paul Franklin" and "Ethel La Blanche"
1938 Arson Gang Busters Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Norman Burnstine" and "Alex Gottlieb"
Safety in Numbers Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Karen DeWolf" and "Robert Chapin"
Shadows Over Shanghai Screenplay By
1939 The Jones Family in Hollywood Story By Co-Wrote Story with "Buster Keaton"
Pride of the Navy Story By Co-Wrote Story with "James Webb"
Boy Friend Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Barry Trivers"
Quick Millions Story By, Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Buster Keaton" and "Stanley Rauh"
1940 Young as You Feel Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Stanley Rauh"
Shooting High Screenplay By Uncredited Writer
1941 The Return of Daniel Boone Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Paul Franklin"
The Officer and the Lady Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Lambert Hillyer"
1942 One Thrilling Night Written By
The Man with Two Lives Written By
City of Silent Men Story By, Screenplay By Co-Wrote Story with "Robert E. Kent"
The Living Ghost Screenplay By
1943 High Explosive Story By
Redhead from Manhattan Screenplay By
My Kingdom for a Cook Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Harold Goldman", "Jack Henley", and "Andrew Solt"
Swing Fever Story By Co-Wrote Story with "Matt Brooks"
Gung Ho!: The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Lucien Hubbard"
1944 Carolina Blues Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Al Martin" and "Jack Henley"
Goodnight Sweetheart Story By Co-Wrote Story with "Frank Fenton"
Girl in the Case Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Dorcas Cochran"
Gypsy Wildcat Screenplay By (Uncredited) Additional Dialogue
1945 China Sky Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Brenda Weisberg"
1946 One Way to Love Screenplay By
1947 That's My Gal Screenplay By
Sikken en nat Screenplay By
1948 An Innocent Affair Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Lou Breslow"
1949 And Baby Makes Three Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Lou Breslow"
1950 Buccaneer's Girl Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Harold Shumate"
1951 Air Cadet Screenplay By
Week-End with Father Screenplay By
1952 At Sword's Point Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Walter Ferris"
No Room for the Groom Screenplay By Based on the novel "My True Love" By "Darwin Teilhet"
Has Anybody Seen My Gal Screenplay By
The Duel at Silver Creek Screenplay By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Gerald Drayson Adams"
Against All Flags Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Aeneas MacKenzie"
1953 The Lone Hand Screenplay By
1954 Rails Into Laramie Screenplay By Co-Wrote screenplay with "D.D. Beauchamp"
Yankee Pasha Screenplay By Based on the novel of the same name by "Edison Marshall"
1955 Chicago Syndicate Screenplay By
Tall Man Riding Screenplay By Based on the novel of the same name by "Norman A. Fox"
1959 Pier 5, Havana Written By Co-Wrote Screenplay with "Robert E. Kent"
1964 Sex and the Single Girl Story By Based on the novel of the same name By "Helen Gurley Brown"
1967 The King's Pirate Written By Co-Wrote screenplay with "Paul Wayne" and "Aeneas MacKenzie"

TelevisionEdit

Year TV Series Credit Notes
1955 General Electric Theater Writer 1 Episode
Damon Runyon Theater Writer 1 Episode
1955-57 The Ford Television Theater Producer 24 Episodes
1956 Celebrity Playhouse Producer 1 Episode
Lux Video Theatre Writer 1 Episode
1957-58 Colt .45 Writer, Producer 7 Episodes
1960 Michael Shayne Producer 9 Episodes
1961 Whispering Smith Writer, Producer 8 Episodes
1961-62 Leave It to Beaver Writer 6 Episodes
1962 Bonanza Writer 1 Episode
Ichabod and Me Writer 1 Episode
1962-67 My Three Sons Writer 11 Episodes
1964 The Great Adventure Writer 1 Episode
36th Academy Awards Writer
1964-68 The Virginian Writer 4 Episodes
1965 Branded Writer 1 Episode
The Patty Duke Show Writer 1 Episode
1966-70 Family Affair Writer 6 Episodes
1970 Nanny and the Professor Writer 1 Episode
1972 Love, American Style Writer 1 Episode

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shelley p.228

BibliographyEdit

  • Shelley, Peter. Frances Farmer: The Life and Films of a Troubled Star. McFarland, 2010.

External linksEdit