Oliver H.P. Garrett
|Born||May 6, 1894|
New Bedford, Massachusetts, US
|Died||February 22, 1952 (aged 57)|
New York City, US
|Occupation||Film director, writer, newspaperman, rifleman|
Oliver H.P. Garrett (May 6, 1894 – February 22, 1952) was an American film director, writer, newspaperman, and rifleman.
By the fall of 1917 he was a rifleman who fought against the Germans, but he was wounded and won the Distinguished Service Cross. He interviewed Al Capone and Adolf Hitler in 1923 after the failed Pusch and in the early 1930s. He was a newspaperman for New York Sun in the 1920s, and he was the only on board of the SS Morro Castle until his burning and sinking. He was hired by David O. Selznick after writing the final script of Gone with the Wind (1939) because Scott Fitzgerald wanted a film of conventional length.
He wrote the story and dialogue for Street of Chance (1942), based on the life of the gangster Arthur Rothstein and it is a remake of the 1930 film. According to Louella O. Parsons, "Oliver H.P. Garrett has written a thriling story, but even so, much of the credit must go to John Cromwell, who directed the story with finesse and with a fine regard for detail.
He wrote the story for the crime drama Her Husband Lies (1937), which was adapted and was also a remake of Street of Chance, starring William Powell and Kay Francis. He wrote the screenplay and the dialogue of For the Defense (1930), and Scandal Sheet (1931). The Texan (1930) was based on an adaption of the story The Double-Eyed Deceiver. City Streets (1931), directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was adapted by Max Marcin and Garrett wrote the script. He wrote the screenplay for The Man I Married (1940).
- Vlucht uit de nacht (1962)
- Sealed Cargo (1951)
- Dead Reckoning (1947)
- Duel in the Sun (1946)
- Flight for Freedom (1943)
- Careful, Soft Shoulder (1942)
- Underground (1941)
- The Man I Married (1940)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- ...One Third of a Nation... (1939)
- The Hurricane (1937)
- Her Husband Lies (1937)
- One-Way Ticket (1935)
- She Couldn't Take It (1935)
- Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
- Night Flight (1933)
- The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
- A Farewell to Arms (1932)
- If I Had a Million (1932)
- The Man from Yesterday (1932)
- World and the Flesh (1932)
- Night Nurse (1931)
- The Vice Squad (1931)
- City Streets (1931)
- Scandal Sheet (1931)
- Moby Dick (1930)
- Three Faces East (1930)
- For the Defense (1930)
- The Texan (1930)
- Street of Chance (1930)
- Chinatown Nights (1929)
- Forgotten Faces (1928)
- Ladies of the Mob (1928)
- The Dragnet (1928)
- Garrett, Edward Ray (1989). Garrett: 1000 years from Normandy. E.R. Garrett. p. 39.
- Bryer, Margolies & Prigozy 2012, p. 33.
- Bryer, Margolies & Prigozy 2012, p. 34.
- Reid, John (2004). Memorable Films of the Forties. Lulu.com. p. 40. ISBN 9781411614635.
- Reid, John Howard (2004). Hollywood's Classic Comedies Featuring Slapstick, Romance, Music, Glamour Or Screwball Fun!. Lulu.com. p. 49. ISBN 9781430314875.
- Kear & Rossman 2012, p. 38.
- Neste 2017, p. 152.
- Parsons, Louella O., Los Angeles Examiner, February 21, 1930
- Kear & Rossman 2012, p. 51.
- Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (January 7, 2013). The Films of Fay Wray. McFarland Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 9781476604152.
- Thomson, David (October 14, 2008). "Have You Seen . . . ?". Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 171. ISBN 9780307270528.
- Hammett, Dashiell (November 4, 2013). Rivett, Julie; Layman, Richard (eds.). The Hunter and Other Stories. Grove/Atlantic, Inc. p. 187. ISBN 9780802121585.
- Alpers, Benjamin L. (October 16, 2003). Dictators, Democracy, and American Public Culture: Envisioning the Totalitarian Enemy, 1920s–1950s. Univ of North Carolina Press. p. 368. ISBN 9780807861226.
- Bryer, Jackson R.; Margolies, Alan; Prigozy, Ruth (March 15, 2012). F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives. University of Georgia Press. p. 296. ISBN 9780820343549.
- Neste, Dan Van (March 17, 2017). The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez. BearManor Media. p. 592.
- Kear, Lynn; Rossman, John (October 23, 2012). The Complete Kay Francis Career Record: All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances. McFarland Publishing. p. 295. ISBN 9781476602875.