Dragonwyck Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Anya Seton (Novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Writer)

Script Synopsis:For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

Escape Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Philip Dunne (Writer), John Galsworthy (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Escape is a thriller about a World War II vet who goes to prison for murder and then escapes. He meets a woman who tries to get him to surrender.

Julius Caesar Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:William Shakespeare (Theatre Play), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Somewhere in the Night Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay), Howard Dimsdale (Screenplay), Lee Strasberg (Adaptation), Marvin Borowsky (Story)

Script Synopsis:George Taylor returns from the WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Keys Of The Kingdom Script

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Director:John M. Stahl
Written by:A.J. Cronin (Novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay), Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world, Father Chisholm struggles. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty and a variety of set backs which humble him, but make him more determined than ever to succeed.

The Ghost And Mrs. Muir Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Philip Dunne (Screenplay), R.A. Dick (Novel)

Script Synopsis:In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ghost of crusty former owner Captain Gregg...and refuses to be scared off. Indeed, they become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom. But when a charming live man comes courting, Lucy and the captain must deal with their feelings for each other.

Letter To Three Wives Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Vera Caspary (Adaptation), John Klempner (Novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger. Rita Phipps makes as much money writing radio scripts at night as her school teacher husband does. Deborah Bishop looked great in a Navy uniform in WWII but fears she'll never be dressed just right for the Country Club set. These three wives are boarding a boat filled with children going on a picnic when a messenger on a bicycle hands them a letter addressed to all three from Addie who has just left town with one of their husbands. They won't know which one until that night.

There Was A Crooked Man Script

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Robert Benton (Writer), David Newman (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in prison, then attempts to escape.


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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by:Carlo Mario Franzero (Novel), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay), Ranald MacDougall (Screenplay), Sidney Buchman (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.

Guys and Dolls

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Director:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by:Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Screenplay), Damon Runyon (Story)

Script Synopsis:Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.