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Name  Bruce Manning

Role  Filmmaker
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Died  August 3, 1965, Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies  The Amazing Mrs Holli, One Hundred Men and, The Rage of Paris, Party Wire, Back Street
Similar People  Gwen Bristow, Felix Jackson, Joe Pasternak, Henry Koster, Joseph Kane

Bruce Manning (July 15, 1902 – August 3, 1965) was a Cuddebackville, New York-born Hollywood filmmaker/screenwriter who entered the movie business following the publication of several novels that he co-wrote with wife, Gwen Bristow. Their first joint novel, The Invisible Host (1930), was adapted to the screen in 1934 as The Ninth Guest.


He wrote the screenplay for Bristow's novel Jubilee Trail in 1954. In addition to his numerous scripts, beginning in the 1940s he served as a producer for several films, and in 1943 he directed his first and only feature, The Amazing Mrs. Holliday. His career ended in 1957, eight years before his death.


Manning died in Encino, California in 1965 at the age of 63.

Partial filmography

As screenwriter unless otherwise noted.
  • The Ninth Guest (1934)
  • Party Wire (1935) (novel)
  • One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
  • Mad About Music (1938)
  • The Rage of Paris (1938) (also story)
  • That Certain Age (1938)
  • Service de Luxe (1938) (story)
  • Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)
  • First Love (1939)
  • Spring Parade (1940)
  • Back Street (1941)
  • Appointment for Love (1941)
  • Broadway (1942) (adaptation)
  • The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) (director and producer)
  • Guest Wife (1945)
  • This Love of Ours (1945)
  • So Goes My Love (1946)
  • That Midnight Kiss (1949)
  • Bride for Sale (1949)
  • The Secret Fury (1950) (producer)
  • Payment on Demand (1951)
  • Hoodlum Empire (1952)
  • Flame of the Islands (1956)
  • References

    Bruce Manning Wikipedia