Allen Boretz

Playwright, Screenwriter


Life Events


Movie Clip

Bathing Beauty (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Nastursiums To You! Comedy with Red Skelton and Esther Williams, him a songwriter, her a swimming teacher, who walked out at their wedding after he was wrongly accused of being already married, now trying to win her back by enrolling at her school, Bill Goodwin the foil, in MGM’s Bathing Beauty, 1944.
Two Guys From Texas (1948) -- (Movie Clip) There's Music In The Land Opening for Warner Bros. the follow-up to Two Guys From Milwaukee (1946), also produced by Alex Gottlieb and directed by David Butler, real-life best-buddy Wisconsinites Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan as song and dance men about to be stranded, with a Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne original, greeted by Andrew Tombes, in Two Guys From Texas, 1948.
Two Guys From Texas (1948) -- (Movie Clip) That's What The Dudes Want First shot of Dorothy Malone as Joan, Texas dude ranch proprietor, with aide Pete (Monte Blue) then joined by the stars Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson, as an un-booked night club act, who turn out to be old pals of employee Maggie (Penny Edwards), in Warner Bros. Two Guys From Texas, 1948.
Two Guys From Texas (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Ever Watch That Guy Operate? Dennis Morgan as visiting Steve has just finished serenading dude ranch owner Joan (Dorothy Malone) and they retire to join roommates (Jack Carson as animal-phobic Danny, Penny Edwards as Maggie), for a clever bit directed by David Butler from the script by I.A.L Diamond and Allan Boretz for Warner Bros., in Two Guys From Texas, 1948.
Two Guys From Texas (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Hankerin' Dorothy Malone as dude ranch owner Joan, in blue this time, having encouraged Jack Carson as traveling entertainer Danny in his pursuit, despite earlier efforts by his more suave buddy (Dennis Morgan), also with a Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne tune, on the very same set, in Warner Bros., in Two Guys From Texas, 1948.
It Had To Be You (1947) -- (Movie Clip) A Day In June Director’s credit shared by Don Hartman and cinematographer Rudolph Matè, Ginger Rogers with expressions for three trips to the altar, Charles Evans officiating, Gerald Fielding, Myron Healy and Harlan Warde grooms, Percy Waram and Spring Byington parents, opening It Had To Be You, 1947.
It Had To Be You (1947) -- (Movie Clip) It Was Only A Dream Returning from a month in Maine to make sure she’s sure, 3-time failed bride Victoria (Ginger Rogers) dreams of actually marrying Oliver (Ron Randell) when Cornel Wilde, an unexplained Indian, intrudes, and also appears in her cabin, early in It Had To Be You, 1947.
Bathing Beauty (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The Song I Wrote For Miss Brooks Leaping in to story after an impertinent opening number, Red Skelton introduces his co-star Esther Williams, in her third film but her first all-out swim-spectacle, Xavier Cugat backing Carlos Ramirez on his own original song, in MGM’s Bathing Beauty, 1944.
Up In Arms (1944) -- (Movie Clip) This Brave Young Soldier Producer Samuel Goldwyn's opening for his first vehicle for newly-signed star Danny Kaye, which he begins as the hypochondriac elevator operator, haranguing doctors, patients and especially Higginbotham (Charles Arnt) in Up In Arms, 1944, with Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore and Constance Dowling.
Up In Arms (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Theater Lobby Number His buddy Joe (Dana Andrews) and gals (Constance Dowling, Dinah Shore) are spectators for this fairly momentous scene, Danny Kaye's first song in his first feature film, known only as "Theater Lobby Number," by his wife Sylvia Fine, with Max Liebman, before anybody gets drafted, in Samuel Goldwyn's Up In Arms, 1944.
Up In Arms (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Now I Know On leave from their base at a carnival, Danny (Kaye) has arranged for himself and Joe (Dana Andrews) to make a record, on which their nurse/officer dates Mary (Constance Dowling) and especially Virginia (Dinah Shore) excel, with a tune by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, in Samuel Goldwyn's Up In Arms, 1944.
Where There's Life -- (Movie Clip) My Fountain Pen Leaks Radio entertainer and un-knowing heir Valentine (Bob Hope) is being spirited against his will to far-off Barovia, growing more interested when he meets General Grimovitch (Signe Hasso), in Where There's Life, 1947.