Arthur Wimperis


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Arthur Harold Wimperis (3 December 1874 – 14 October 1953) was an English illustrator, playwright, lyricist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.

Early in his career, Wimperis was an illustrator. For 25 years beginning in 1906, he became a librettist and lyricist for musical comedies, including the hit The Arcadians in 1909 and many other musicals. Beginning in 1930, he moved into ... more »

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  • ''Gentlemen don't propose when they're eating.''
    Arthur Wimperis (1874-1953), British screenwriter, George Froeschel (1891-1979), Austrian screenwriter, James Hilton (1900-1954), British, and Claudin...
  • ''I don't know what the country's coming to. Everyone trying to be better than their betters—mink coats and no manners. No wonder Germany's arming.''
    Arthur Wimperis (1874-1953), British screenwriter, George Froeschel (1891-1979), Austrian screenwriter, James Hilton (1900-1954), British, and Claudin...
  • ''Shopping's absolutely impossible nowadays. You can't get near the counter, and when you do, they haven't got it and you pay twice as much for it.''
    Arthur Wimperis (1874-1953), British screenwriter, George Froeschel (1891-1979), Austrian screenwriter, James Hilton (1900-1954), British, and Claudin...
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