Jules Furthman

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Jules Furthman
Born (1888-03-05)March 5, 1888
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died September 22, 1966(1966-09-22) (aged 78)
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death
Cerebral hemorrhage
Occupation Screenwriter, director and producer
Years active 1915–1959
Spouse(s) Sybil Seely
(m. 1920-1966)

Jules Furthman (March 5, 1888 – September 22, 1966) was a magazine and newspaper writer before working as a screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the brother of writer Charles Furthman. During World War I Jules wrote under the name "Stephen Fox" as he thought Furthman sounded too German. He wrote screenplays for a number of important or popular films, including: The Docks of New York (1928), Thunderbolt (1929), Merely Mary Ann (1931), Shanghai Express (1932), Bombshell (1933), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Come and Get It (1936), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946) and Nightmare Alley (1947). He wrote credited screenplays for eight films directed by Josef Von Sternberg and an equal number for Howard Hawks.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Mutiny on the Bounty.

In 1920, he married the actress Sybil Seely, who played in five films directed by Buster Keaton. She bore Furthman a son in 1921 and retired from acting in 1922. They remained together until his death.

Jules Furthman died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1966 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. His remains were brought home and interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

List of screenplays[edit]

  • Steady Company (1915) (story) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • Bound on the Wheel (1915) (story) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • Chasing the Limited (1915) (scenario)
  • Mountain Justice (1915) (story) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • A Fiery Introduction (1915) (story) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • Quits (1915) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • The Little Blonde in Black (1915)
  • High Play (1917) (scenario) (as Jules Grinnell Furthmann)
  • The Frame-Up (1917)
  • The Shackles of Truth (1917) (story) (as Julius Grinnell Furthman)
  • The Masked Heart (1917) (story) (as Julius Grinnell Furthmann)
  • Souls in Pawn (1917) (story)
  • The Mantle of Charity (1918) (as Stephen Fox)
  • A Camouflage Kiss (1918) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Hearts or Diamonds? (1918)
  • Up Romance Road (1918) (as Stephen Fox)
  • A Japanese Nightingale (1918)
  • Hobbs in a Hurry (1918) (scenario) (as Stephen Fox)
  • All the World to Nothing (1918) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Wives and Other Wives (1918) (as Stephen Fox)
  • When a Man Rides Alone (1919) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Where the West Begins (1919)
  • Brass Buttons (1919) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Some Liar (1919) (scenario) (as Stephen Fox)
  • A Sporting Chance (1919) (as Stephen Fox)
  • This Hero Stuff (1919) (story) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Six Feet Four (1919) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Victory (1919) (as Stephen Fox)
  • The Lincoln Highwayman (1919) (adaptation)
  • The Pleasant Devil (1919) (story) (as Steven Fox)
  • Would You Forgive? (1920)
  • The Valley of Tomorrow (1920) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Treasure Island (1920) (as Stephen Fox)
  • Leave It to Me (1920) (scenario)
  • The Twins of Suffering Creek (1920) (scenario)
  • A Sister to Salome (1920)
  • The Great Redeemer (1920) (adaptation)
  • The White Circle (1920)
  • The Man Who Dared (1920) (as Julius G. Furthman)
  • The Skywayman (1920)
  • The Texan (1920) (scenario)
  • The Iron Rider (1920) (scenario)
  • The Land of Jazz (1920)
  • High Gear Jeffrey (1921)
  • The Cheater Reformed (1921)
  • The Big Punch (1921)
  • The Blushing Bride (1921)
  • Colorado Pluck (1921)
  • Singing River (1921)
  • The Last Trail (1921)
  • The Roof Tree (1921)
  • Pawn Ticket 210 (1922)
  • Gleam O'Dawn (1922)
  • The Ragged Heiress (1922)
  • Arabian Love (1922)
  • The Yellow Stain (1922)
  • Strange Idols (1922)
  • Calvert's Valley (1922)
  • The Love Gambler (1922)
  • A California Romance (1922)
  • Lovebound (1923)
  • St. Elmo (1923)
  • North of Hudson Bay (1923)
  • The Acquittal (1923)
  • Condemned (1923)
  • Try and Get It (1924) (adaptation)
  • Call of the Mate (1924)
  • Romola (1924) (titles)
  • Sackcloth and Scarlet (1925)
  • Any Woman (1925)
  • Before Midnight (1925)
  • Big Pal (1925)
  • The Wise Guy (1926)
  • You'd Be Surprised (1926)
  • Hotel Imperial (1927)
  • The Love Wager (1927)
  • Casey at the Bat (1927)
  • Fashions for Women (1927)
  • The Way of All Flesh (1927)
  • Barbed Wire (1927)
  • The City Gone Wild (1927)
  • Abie's Irish Rose (1928)
  • The Drag Net (1928)
  • The Docks of New York (1928)
  • The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
  • Thunderbolt (1929) (story)
  • New York Nights (1929) (adaptation)
  • For the Defense (1930) (story)
  • Common Clay (1930)
  • Renegades (1930) (adaptation)
  • Morocco (1930) (adaptation)
  • Body and Soul (1931)
  • Cuerpo y alma (1931)
  • Merely Mary Ann (1931)
  • The Yellow Ticket (1931)
  • Over the Hill (1931)
  • Shanghai Express (1932)
  • Blonde Venus (1932) (story) (uncredited)
  • Bombshell (1933)
  • China Seas (1935)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Come and Get It (1936)
  • Spawn of the North (1938)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  • Zaza (1939) (uncredited)
  • The Way of All Flesh (1940) (story)
  • The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
  • The Outlaw (1943)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Moss Rose (1947)
  • Nightmare Alley (1947)
  • Pretty Baby (1950) (story)
  • Peking Express (1951)
  • Jet Pilot (1957)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)

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