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Claude Binyon (October 17, 1905 – February 14, 1978) was a screenwriter and director. His genres were comedy, musicals, and romances.
Chicago-based journalist, he became city editor of the show business trade magazine in the late 1920s. Binyon, according to Variety Variety staffer and historian Robert Landry, came up with the famous 1929 stock market crash headline, " Wall Street Lays an Egg."
He switched from writing about movies to writing for them with 1932's
; his later If I Had A Million screenwriting credits included (1935), The Gilded Lily (1938), and Sing You Sinners (1940). Arizona
In 1948, Binyon made his directorial bow with
(1948). He went on to direct the low-key comedy The Saxon Charm noir (1950), the Stella Clifton Webb farce (1952), and Dreamboat Bob Hope's sole venture into 3-D, (1953); he also helmed the 1952 Here Come the Girls . Aaron Slick of Pun'kin Crick
After his death on February 14, 1978, he was buried at the
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. [1 ]
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