February 18, 1907|
|Died||February 12, 2008
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Lawyer and screenwriter|
Oscar Brodney (February 18, 1907 - February 12, 2008) was an American lawyer-turned-screenwriter. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of an immigrant fisherman. One of seven children, a younger brother was the painter Edward Brodney.
Entering the film industry in 1935, Brodney worked on various projects, including Abbott and Costello's Mexican Hayride and the adapted screenplay for Harvey. The playwright Lawrence Riley and two other screenwriters adapted one of Brodney's story for the screen under the title You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (Universal, 1943). He was nominated for an Oscar for The Glenn Miller Story screenplay which he wrote with Valentine Davies in 1954. In the late 1950s he began to produce movies, his first one being When Hell Broke Loose in 1958, where he was co-producer. The movie starred Charles Bronson.
- Baby Face Morgan (1942) (story)
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942)
- Moonlight in Havana (1942)
- You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943) (story)
- Always a Bridesmaid (1943) (story)
- Rhythm of the Islands (1943)
- On Stage Everybody (1945)
- What a Blonde (1945) (story)
- She Wrote the Book (1946)
- Mexican Hayride (1948) (screenplay)
- For the Love of Mary (1948)
- Are You with It? (1948)
- If You Knew Susie (1948)
- Yes Sir That's My Baby (1949)
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) uncredited
- The Gal Who Took the West (1949) (story and screenplay)
- Arctic Manhunt (1949) (screenplay)
- Frenchie (1950) (story and screenplay)
- Harvey (1950) (screenplay)
- South Sea Sinner (1950)
- Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
- Comanche Territory (1950) (screenplay)
- Little Egypt (1951) (screenplay) (story)
- Francis Goes to the Races (1951) (screenplay)
- Katie Did It (1951) (additional dialogue)
- Double Crossbones (1951) (also story)
- Back at the Front (1952)
- Francis Goes to West Point (1952)
- Scarlet Angel (1952)
- The Glenn Miller Story (1953)
- Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
- Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
- Sign of the Pagan (1954) (story)
- The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
- The Spoilers (1955)
- Medal of Honor (1955) - documentary
- Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) (also story)
- The Purple Mask (1955)
- Captain Lightfoot (1955)
- Lux Video Theatre (1955) - episode "Thunder on the Hill"
- A Day of Fury (1956) (screenplay)
- Star in the Dust (1956) (screenplay)
- Casey Jones (1957) - episode "Night Run"
- Studio 57 (1957) - episode "Mr November"
- Studio 57 (1957) - episode "Strange Quarry"
- Studio 57 (1957) - episode "with a Past"
- Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
- General Electric Theater (1957) - episode "The Big Shooter"
- General Electric Theater (1957 - episode "The Town with a Past"
- Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1957) - episode "Carriage from Britain"
- Lux Video Theatre (1957) - episode "The Undesirable"
- When Hell Broke Loose (1958) (screenplay)
- Bobbikins (1959) (producer)
- The Alaskans (2960) - episode "Spring Fever"
- Death Valley Days (1960) - episode "Eagle in the Rocks"
- Danger Man (1960) (TV series) - episode "An Affair of the State"
- All Hands on Deck (1961) (producer)
- The Right Approach (1961) (producer)
- Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
- Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
- The Brass Bottle (1964)
- I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
- The Sword of Ali Baba (1965)
- It Takes a Thief (1969–70) - 4 episodes
- 1000 Convicts and a Woman (1971)
- Ghost Fever (1987)
- "Oscar Brodney - Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- Bruckman, Amy. "The Speed and Accuracy of Wikipedia: A Family Story". Retrieved 29 May 2013.