Can Can Script

Director:Walter Lang
Written by:Dorothy Kingsley (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:1896, Montmartre: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female charm to let the representatives of law enforcement look the other way - or even attend the shows. But then the young ambitious judge Philippe Forrestier decides to bring this to an end. Will Simone manage to twist him round her little finger, too? Her boyfriend Francois certainly doesn't like to watch her trying.

I Was A Male War Bride Script

Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Leonard Spigelgass (Screenplay), Hagar Wilde (Screenplay), Henri Rochard (Story)

Script Synopsis:Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Script

Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Anita Loos (Novel), Joseph Fields (Theatre Play), Charles Lederer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.

Follow That Dream Script

Director:Gordon Douglas
Written by:Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Richard Powell (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their "adopted" children - Holly, Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside.

Mutiny On The Bounty Script

Director:Lewis Milestone
Written by:Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Charles Nordhoff (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Marlon Brando gives a nuanced performance as the aristocratic Lt. Fletcher Christian, an officer aboard the HMS Bounty who leads a mutiny against the ship's tyrannical Capt. Bligh (Trevor Howard). Featuring lush cinematography of the story's spectacular Tahitian setting and a stirring musical score, director Lewis Milestone's 1962 interpretation of the classic novel was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Spirit of St. Louis

Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Billy Wilder (Screenplay), Charles A. Lindbergh (Novel), Wendell Mayes (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Adaptation)

Script Synopsis:Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

His Girl Friday

Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Charles Lederer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns can't let that happen and frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin, for a lot of stuff getting him into trouble all the time, while he tries to steer Hildy back into her old job as his employee (editor of his newspaper).

The Thing From Another World

Director:Howard Hawks, Christian Nyby
Written by:Howard Hawks (Screenplay), Charles Lederer (Screenplay), Ben Hecht (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

The Lady from Shanghai

Director:Orson Welles
Written by:Orson Welles (Screenplay), Sherwood King (Novel), William Castle (Writer), Charles Lederer (Writer), Fletcher Markle (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.