Children Paul Avila Mayer
|Name Edwin Mayer|
Years active 1927-1960
|Born November 8, 1896 (1896-11-08) New York, New York|
Died September 11, 1960, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse Mrs. Frances O Neill McIntyre' (m. 1927–1927)
Plays The Firebrand of Florence, Children of Darkness
Movies To Be or Not to Be, A Royal Scandal, Merrily We Go to Hell, Desire, The Phantom of Paris
Similar People Melchior Lengyel, Bess Meredyth, Ernst Lubitsch, Werner R Heymann, Rudolph Mate
Edwin Justus Mayer (November 8, 1896 – September 11, 1960) was an American screenwriter. He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for 47 films between 1927 and 1958.
He was born and died in New York, New York. He is the grandfather of film director Daisy von Scherler Mayer.
Edwin Justus Mayer worked on many screenplays but he is remembered now for his work with Ernst Lubitsch. He worked with Lubitsch on the scripts for To Be or Not to Be (1942) and A Royal Scandal (1945). A Royal Scandal (1945) was a box office failure, but is considered by many as one of Lubitsch's finest films.