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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Johnson

Birthdate: December 5, 1897

Deathdate: March 27, 1977

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 – March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. Johnson was born in Columbus, Georgia. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Columbus Enquirer Sun, the Savannah Press, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the New York Herald Tribune. He also wrote short stories and a collectio... ...detailed bio


The Gunfighter (1950)

Notorious but aging gunfighter Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) tries to avoid the trouble that goes with his reputation as the fastest draw in the west. However, when a cocksure young man named Eddie (Richard Jaeckel) deliberately provokes an argument and draws on him, Ringo has no choice but to kill ...

Three Came Home (1950)

American-born Agnes Keith (Colbert) and her British husband (Patric Knowles) live a cushioned colonial life in North Borneo with their young son in 1942. After the Japanese invasion, they are interned and then taken to separate prison camps, one for men, the other for women and children. Amid the...

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

The film stars William Powell as Arthur Peabody, who is undergoing a mid-life crisis as he approaches his 50th birthday. Much of the story is shown in flashback as Peabody tells his skeptical doctor the source of malaise. Peabody goes on vacation with his wife Polly (Irene Hervey) to a Caribbean ...

The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

The inept, somewhat slow-witted U.S. senator Melvin G. Ashton wants to run for President of the United States. His eager publicist, Lew Gibson, encourages him with various attention-gaining stunts, disappointing his girlfriend Poppy McNaughton, a reporter. Political boss Fred Houlihan strongly ur...

The Dark Mirror (1946)

This psychological thriller tells the story of a pair of identical twins, one loving and nice and the other severely disturbed. A doctor is killed and witnesses identify one of the twins as the person seen having a quarrel with the victim shortly before his death. A detective investigating the ca...

Along Came Jones (1945)

Easygoing Melody Jones (Gary Cooper) and his friend George Fury (William Demarest) wander into a town. Jones is mistaken for a wanted bandit named Monte Jarrad (Dan Duryea), which causes him no end of trouble. Meanwhile, the real Jarrad is hiding out in the home of his girl, Cherry de Longpre (Lo...

The Woman in the Window (1944)

After psychology professor Richard Wanley sends his wife and two children off on vacation, he goes to his club to meet friends. Next door, Wanley sees a striking oil portrait of Alice Reed (Joan Bennett) in a storefront window. He and his friends talk about the beautiful painting and its subject....

Casanova Brown (1944)

Arriving in a small Illinois town by train, Casanova Brown is met by Madge Ferris and tells her not to bring up his trip to New York. Cas decides to ask Madge to marry him, even though her father J.J. warns him against it, saying Madge is nothing but trouble. Cas leaves town because of a letter f...

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

This is the 136-minute chronicle of a Scottish priest (Peck), who is assigned a mission in China, the story spanning sixty years from 1878 to 1938.

The Moon Is Down (1943)

The Moon Is Down is a 1943 American war film starring Cedric Hardwicke and Henry Travers and directed by Irving Pichel. It is based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. During World War II, German soldiers occupy a small Norwegian town.

Roxie Hart (1942)

In 1927, Roxie Hart (Ginger Rogers), a showgirl whose no-good husband Amos (George Chandler) kills a theatrical booking agent Fred Casely and insists that Roxie take the blame, since juries seldom send a woman to the gallows. She agrees, figuring that the publicity will be beneficial to her caree...

Moontide (1942)

Moontide is a 1942 drama film about a man who fears he has committed a murder when he was drunk. It stars Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, and Thomas Mitchell. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by Willard Robertson. Charles G. Clarke was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography,...

Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)

Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Ro...

The Pied Piper (1942)

The Pied Piper is a 1942 film in which an Englishman on vacation in France is caught up in the German invasion of that country, and finds himself taking an ever-growing group of children to safety. It stars Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall and Anne Baxter. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson f...

Tobacco Road (1941)

This article is about the film. For the novel, see Tobacco Road. For the play, see Tobacco Road. Tobacco Road is a 1941 film directed by John Ford starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney, William Tracy and Dana Andrews. It was based on the novel of the same name by Erskine Caldw...

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The film opens with Tom Joad (Henry Fonda), released from prison and hitchhiking his way back to his parents' family farm in Oklahoma. Tom finds an itinerant ex-preacher named Jim Casy (John Carradine) sitting under a tree by the side of the road. Casy was the preacher who baptized Tom, but now C...

Rose of Washington Square (1939)

Rose of Washington Square is a 1939 American musical drama film. Set in 1920s New York City, it focuses on singer Rose Sargent and her turbulent relationship with con artist Barton DeWitt Clinton, whose criminal activities threaten her professional success in the Ziegfeld Follies. Although the na...

Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)

The opera season has opened in New York City, and building contractor Leonard Borland (Baxter), who comes from a working class background, is coping with the musical ambitions of his wife Doris (Young), who is from a socially prominent family. Despite his misgivings that she has no talent, she is...

Jesse James (1939)

A railroad worker named Barshee (Brian Donlevy) forces farmers to give up the land the railroad was going to go through, giving them $1 per acre (much less than fair price) for it. When they come to Jesse's home, Jesse (Tyrone Power) tells Barshee that his mother Mrs. Samuels (Jane Darwell) is th...

Dimples (1936)

Dimples is a Bowery busker living with her pickpocket grandfather "Professor" Eustace Appleby. She is hired to entertain at a soiree in the Washington Square Park home of wealthy widow Caroline Drew. Mrs. Drew is so charmed by Dimples she opens her home and heart to the child, providing her a lif...