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Samson Raphaelson


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Samson Raphaelson (b. New York City; 1894–1983) was a leading American playwright, screenwriter and short story author in the first half of the 20th century. Over a single weekend he transformed his short story “Day of Atonement” into his first play, The Jazz Singer. Following its successful run on Broadway, Warner Brothers studios made it into the first talking motion picture in 1927, starring Al... more »

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  • General McLaidlaw: Lena will never marry. She's not the marrying sort. I see no reason to worry. There's enough to care for her for the rest of her life.
    Mrs. McLaidlaw: I suppose you're right,...
    Samson Raphaelson (1896-1983), U.S. screenwriter, Alma Reville, screenwriter, Joan Harrison, screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. General McLaidlaw (Si...
  • ''My villain, my hero you mean. I always think of my murderers as my heroes.''
    Samson Raphaelson (1896-1983), U.S. screenwriter, Alma Reville, screenwriter, Joan Harrison, screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Isobel Sedbusk (Aurio...
  • Lena Aysgarth: Johnnie, there's going to be no more borrowing.
    Johnnie Aysgarth: Well, what else is there to do?
    Lena: You've got to go to work.
    Johnnie: Work!
    Lena: Yes, w...
    Samson Raphaelson (1896-1983), U.S. screenwriter, Alma Reville, screenwriter, Joan Harrison, screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Lena Aysgarth (Joan F...
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