Heaven Can Wait (1943) Script

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Director:Ernst Lubitsch
Written by:Samson Raphaelson (Screenplay), Leslie Bush-Fekete (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

The Shop Around The Corner Script

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Director:Ernst Lubitsch
Written by:Samson Raphaelson (Screenplay), Miklós László (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Suspicion Script

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Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Written by:Anthony Berkeley (Novel), Samson Raphaelson (Screenplay), Joan Harrison (Screenplay), Alma Reville (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina marries him anyway and remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Lina comes to the conclusion that Johnnie intends to kill her in order to collect her inheritance. The suspicion seems confirmed when Johnnie's business partner dies under mysterious circumstances.

Jazz Singer Script

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Director:Michael Curtiz
Written by:Frank Davis (Screenplay), Leonard B. Stern (Screenplay), Lewis Meltzer (Screenplay), Samson Raphaelson (Theatre Play)

Script Synopsis:As Jerry Golding scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who'd hoped that Jerry would follow in his footsteps. Sorrowfully, Cantor Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence.

The Jazz Singer

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Director:Alan Crosland
Written by:Samson Raphaelson (Author), Alfred A. Cohn (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Trouble in Paradise

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Director:Ernst Lubitsch
Written by:Aladar Laszlo (Author), Grover Jones (Author), Samson Raphaelson (Author)

Script Synopsis:Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily.