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Frederick Hugh Herbert

Highest Rated:   100% The Dark Command (1940)
Lowest Rated:   44% The Moon Is Blue (1953)
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Born in Vienna and raised and educated in London, screenwriter F. Hugh Herbert was a novelist and short-story author when he began his film work in the mid '20s. Among his first screenplay assignments was the 1926 adaptation of his own novel, There You Are. Herbert gained a reputation as a risque writer, inasmuch as his works were full of carefree sexual banter, sniggering innuendo and suggestive situations; when viewed as a whole, Herbert's works were supremely moral in tone, with his characters nearly always opting for virtue and honor at fadeout time. One of Herbert's favorite themes was the sexual awakening of adolescents; this provided the basis for his 1943 Broadway play Kiss and Tell, which introduced "typical" American teenage girl Corliss Archer. Miss Archer proved to be Herbert's most durable creation; she appeared in a series of magazine articles, two Hollywood films, a radio and a TV series. Herbert turned film director on two occasions, collaborating with Alvin Ganzer on the 1953 romantic comedy The Girls of Pleasure Island (once again, the title was more salacious than the film itself) and soloing on 1947's Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay. F. Hugh Herbert's most conspicuous contribution to cinema was the 1953 adaptation of his own Broadway play The Moon is Blue, which despite being as innocuous as Heidi was denied the Motion Picture Code seal due to its bandying about of the word "virgin." The film credits of F. Hugh Herbert have frequently been confused with those of actor/dialogue director Hugh Herbert (F. Hugh did not, for example, act in 1930's Danger Lights).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Little Hut
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1957
44% The Moon Is Blue
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet Our Very Own
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet Almost a Bride
  • Screenwriter
1949
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Margie
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Men in Her Diary
  • Screenwriter
1945
No Score Yet My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • Screenwriter
1942
No Score Yet Three Faces West
  • Screenwriter
1940
100% The Dark Command
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet The Case of the Black Cat
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Snowed Under
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Traveling Saleslady
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet Personal Maid's Secret
  • Screenwriter
1935
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Smarty
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Screenwriter
1934
No Score Yet One Year Later
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet The Penal Code
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet The Stoker
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet A Parisian Romance
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet The Sin Ship
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Remote Control
  • Screenwriter
1930
71% The Great Gabbo
  • Screenwriter
1929
No Score Yet The Cardboard Lover
  • Screenwriter
1928
No Score Yet Lights of New York
  • Screenwriter
1928

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