Irving Brecher


Screenwriter

Biography

Life Events

1937

Wrote first screenplay

Videos

Movie Clip

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Real Christmas Spirit Frolicking with snowmen, Christmas 1903, brother Lon (Henry H. Daniels Jr.) put out with Esther, Tootie and Rose (Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Lucille Bremer) over social challenges until family maid Katie (Marjorie Main) finds a solution, in Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me In St. Louis, 1944.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Conrad Birdie Pledge Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) rides into town where Ursula (Trudie Ames) and Kim (Ann-Margret) recite the Conrad Birdie Pledge and the townsfolk (Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde, etc.) reel in Bye Bye Birdie, 1963.
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The Lord And Master Trouble at dinnertime, Mother (Mary Astor) presides, Tootie (Margaret O’Brien) throws bombs, sisters (Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer) attempt composure, grandpa (Harry Davenport) wisecracks then father (Leon Ames) arrives, tangling with maid Katie (Marjorie Main), in Meet Me In St. Louis, 1944.
Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941) -- (Movie Clip) More Like Your Mother Every Day Opening the fourth feature in the series, including the first scene featuring Nick Jr. (Dickie Hall), who only appeared in two movies, in the park with his dad (William Powell) and observed by Nora (Myrna Loy) and Stella (Louise Beavers) from above, in Shadow Of The Thin Man, 1941.
Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I'm A Softie Myself Nick and Nora (William Powell, Myrna Loy) at the wrestling match, John Kelly as "Meatballs," Alan Baxter as sleazy reporter "Whitey," but most notably, celebrated acting teacher Stella Adler, in one of her three credited movie roles, as bimbo "Miss Porter," in Shadow Of The Thin Man, 1941.
Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Any Dirt About The Jock? Nick and Nora (William Powell, Myrna Loy) do physical comedy at the wrestling match, MGM flips through character actors, Joe Oakie as "Spider," Jody Gilbert his girl, Lou Lubin "Rainbow," and in only her second picture, Donna Reed the ingenue secretary, in Shadow Of The Thin Man, 1941.
Go West (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Keep The Baggage Opening scene at the train station "back east," Groucho as hustler "Quale," encountering crackpot brothers, Chico and Harpo as "Joe" and "Rusty," Ed Gargan the ticket agent, in what is often cited as an under-rated Marx Bros. vehicle, Go West, 1940, from MGM.
Go West (1940) -- (Movie Clip) On The Bottom Second encounter between Quale (Groucho Marx) and brothers Rusty and Joe (Harpo and Chico Marx), who have tumbled to ownership of crucial plot of land, which land agent Beecher (Walter Woolf King) hopes to buy, Iris Adrian the dishy stagecoach passenger, in Go West, 1940.
Go West (1940) -- (Movie Clip) My Word As An Embezzler Lulubelle (June MacCloy) diverts the saloon crowd with a tune by Bronislau Kaper and Gus Kahn, Quale (Groucho Marx) in support while Harpo and Chico (as Rusty and Joe) steal back the deed they used as an I-O-U, the latter wrapping with his obligatory piano bit, in Go West, 1940.

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