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Claude Binyon (1905–1978)

A writer with powerful leanings towards wit and satire, Claude Binyon started out as a reporter for the Chicago Examiner. Unsuited to being a straight newspaperman, he was quickly fired. Nonetheless, the editors of the paper recognised writing skill when they saw it and recommended him to the show biz magazine Variety. Between 1925 and 1932, Binyon... See full bio »

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 1964 Kisses for My President (screenplay)
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps (screenplay)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Easy (1962) ... (writer)
 1960 Pepe (screenplay)
 1960 North to Alaska (screenplay)
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (screenplay)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (writer)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Most Unusual Day (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Shoot It Again (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Woman's World
 1952 Dreamboat (screenplay)
 1952 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (screenplay)
 1950 Emergency Wedding (screenplay)
 1950 Stella
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me (screenplay)
 1948 The Saxon Charm (screenplay)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring (screenplay)
 1946 Cross My Heart (screenplay)
 1946 The Well Groomed Bride (screenplay)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde (screenplay)
 1944 And the Angels Sing (based on a story by)
 1943 This Is the Army (screenplay - as Capt. Claude Binyon)
 1943 Dixie (adaptation - uncredited)
 1943 No Time for Love (writer)
 1942 Holiday Inn (screenplay)
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling (screen play)
 1941 You Belong to Me (screenplay)
 1940 Arizona (screen play)
 1940 Too Many Husbands (screen play)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness (screenplay)
 1938 Sing, You Sinners (original story) / (screenplay)
 1937 True Confession (screenplay)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across (uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (story - uncredited)
 1935 The Bride Comes Home (screenplay)
 1935 Accent on Youth (screenplay)
 1935 The Daring Young Man (story)
 1935 Mississippi (adapted by)
 1935 The Gilded Lily (screenplay)
 1934 It's a Gift (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1934 Ladies Should Listen (screenplay)
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way (contributing to treatment - uncredited)
 1934 Shoot the Works (screenplay)
 1934 Many Happy Returns (screenplay)
 1934 Search for Beauty (screen play by)
 1933 Girl Without a Room (writer)
 1933 The Way to Love (additional dialogue)
 1933 College Humor (sceenplay)
 1933 Gambling Ship (adaptation)
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Capt. Claude Binyon

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While with Variety in 1929, he wrote the famous headline about the stock market crash: "Wall Street Lays an Egg."

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