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Edwin Justus Mayer

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Occupation  Screenwriter
Children  Paul Avila Mayer
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Edwin Mayer
Years active  1927-1960

Edwin Justus Mayer Merrily We Go to Hell Dorothy Arzner director Edwin Justus Mayer
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.

Selected filmography

  • The Love Mart (1927)
  • The Divine Lady (1929)
  • The Unholy Night (1929)
  • Our Blushing Brides (1930)
  • Romance (1930)
  • Tonight Is Ours (1933)
  • Thirty Day Princess (1934)
  • The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
  • They Met in Bombay (1941)
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  • A Royal Scandal (1945)
  • To Be or Not to Be (1983 - from the 1942 screenplay)
  • References

    Edwin Justus Mayer Wikipedia