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Sally Benson (1897–1972)

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Tekijän teokset

Shadow of a Doubt [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 140 kappaletta
Meet Me in St. Louis (1942) 124 kappaletta
Junior Miss (1937) 107 kappaletta
Viva Las Vegas [1964 film] (1964) — Screewnriter — 67 kappaletta
Stories of Gods and Heroes (1729) 61 kappaletta
Summer Magic [1963 film] (1963) — Screenwriter — 46 kappaletta
The Singing Nun [1966 film] (1966) — Screenwriter — 28 kappaletta
Anna and the King of Siam [1946 film] (1946) — Screenwriter — 17 kappaletta
Come to the Stable [1949 film] (1949) — Writer — 16 kappaletta
The Young and Beautiful (1956) 9 kappaletta
Avon Bedside Companion (1947) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Woman and Children First (1943) 4 kappaletta
Emily (1938) 3 kappaletta
The Overcoat 2 kappaletta
Little Woman 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Avustaja — 357 kappaletta
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta
Meet Me in St. Louis [1944 film] (1944) — Original book — 174 kappaletta
Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
No Man of Her Own [1950 film] (1950) — Screenwriter — 15 kappaletta
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Modern Short Stories — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Husbands and Lovers (1949) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Benson, Sally
Virallinen nimi
Smith, Sara (birth)
Muut nimet
Evarts, Esther
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Woodland Hills, California, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
New York, New York, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
short story writer
The New Yorker
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Sally Benson was born Sara Smith in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family moved to New York, where she grew up and attended the Horace Mann School. She studied dance and started working at age 17. Two years later, she married Reynolds Benson, with whom she had a daughter; the couple then divorced. She began her literary career writing articles and film reviews for newspapers and magazines, including interviews with the rich and famous. Between 1929 and 1941, she wrote for The New Yorker, sometimes using the pen name Esther Evarts. Her short stories "The Overcoat" (1935) and "Suite 2049" (1936) won O. Henry Awards. In 1936, she published her first collection of stories, People Are Fascinating, followed by a further collection, Emily (1938). She also wrote a popular series of stories about Judy Graves, a gauche adolescent girl, which were collected in book form under the title Junior Miss (1941). Junior Miss was adapted by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields into a comedic play for Broadway. A movie version was released in 1945, followed by a television musical and a radio series.
Benson's most famous work was Meet Me in St. Louis (1942), derived from a series of vignettes first published in The New Yorker under the title 5135 Kensington Avenue, the address of her birth and early childhood. Benson worked on the screenplay for the film adaptation starring Judy Garland made by MGM in 1944, but her draft was never used; however, she was credited as the original author. Her more successful script writing efforts included Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), No Man of Her Own (1950), Viva Las Vegas (1964), and The Singing Nun (1966). Benson also adapted the novel Seventeen by Booth Tarkington into a successful Broadway musical in 1951.



Acting: 5.0; Theme: 5.0; Content: 4.5; Language: 5.0; Overall: 5.0

A young teenage girl, Charlie Newton, (Teresa Wright) is ecstatic when she learns her Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) is coming for a visit to their small California town. However, Charlie becomes very suspicious of him as she begins noticing clues that he might be the "Merry Widow" murderer. Very suspenseful and Hitchcockian. Highly recommend.

***December 26, 2023***
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jntjesussaves | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 26, 2023 |
Lovely Teresa Wright shines in Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of darkness and evil coming to stay in Santa Rosa, California. A story by Gordon McDonnell was adapted for the screen by Thorton Wilder, Alma Reville, and Sally Benson, and this slice of Americana is played out perfectly by a wonderful cast.

Teresa Wright is the bored young daughter of Emma (Patricia Collinge) and Joseph (Henry Travers) Newton. Life for her in the small town of Santa Rosa has become boring for the wholesome American girl looking to stretch her wings. Wright’s “Charlie” is the very picture of small town innocence. When her Uncle and namesake (Joseph Cotten) blows into town, it is the catalyst for the change she desires. Hitchcock has already shown the audience by this time that something is not quite right about the charming Uncle Charlie, so the viewer already knows from the get-go what’s going on in this film. The special bond between Charlie and her uncle and their unusual connection is fully explored by the director in the happy and charming early moments that follow Cotten's arrival in Santa Rosa.

Hitchcock quickly begins shading this portrait in grey, however. Charlie’s adoration of her uncle borders on a crush, leaving her open and vulnerable to anything Charlie wants. Here the famous director creates some almost uncomfortable scenes, giving the viewer the impression that at any moment Cotton might just take the smiling and adoring Charlie in his arms and kiss her. And for her part, Charlie might remain passive, so unsure is she of her own feelings. But strange behavior in her uncle and the attention of a government agent after him who falls in love with young Charlie will change everything, as Uncle Charlie’s spell is broken when his warped and twisted view of the world is finally revealed. The tune he whistles might be the key to his long absence.

Hume Cronyn steals every scene he is in as Herbie. Long talks on the porch, attempting to devise the perfect murder plan for amusement is ironic and darkly humorous considering the real evil right under their noses. Charlie can’t risk destroying her weak mother, but luckily she has Agent Jack Graham’s (Macdonald Carey) number. Uncle Charlie, however, has no intention of going to the gallows…

This is both a beautiful portrait of small-town America and a suspenseful thriller. Cotten, always solid yet often underrated, underplays his role to marvelous effect. Teresa Wright is simply wonderful in this Hitchcock masterpiece, the very picture of confused innocence. A film that must be seen by all, especially Hitchcock devotees.
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Matt_Ransom | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 23, 2023 |
A film starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten (Universal, 1943).

A girl suspects her uncle is a criminal.

B (Good).

I guess it's a good movie? It's interesting, and it's entertaining enough thanks to comedic side characters.

(Feb. 2023)
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comfypants | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 21, 2023 |
Uma peça popular e encantadora! Coisa rara é capturar verdadeiramente um momento especial no tempo, e um momento particular na vida de algumas poucas pessoas numa familia. O que torna esta peça excepcional não é apenas que ela faz isso tão lindamente, mas o fato de conter diversão, emoção e numerosas cenas de comédia, que arrancam risadas da plateia. Quatro atraentes irmãs estão empolgadas com a maravilhosa Feira Mundial que está prestes a ser inaugurada em St. Louis em 1905. As garotas também preocupam-se com a vida amorosa de seu único irmão, suspeitando que a doce garota amada esteja prestes a deixar a cidade natal para casar-se com um esnobe oriental. Em meio às manobras bem-humoradas das irmãs para resolver o romance do irmão, o pai anúncia que lhe ofereceram um emprego melhor em Nova York! Mas isto significa deixar a casa em St. Louis e perder a Feira! As meninas se unem para entrarem em ação.… (lisätietoja)
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jgcorrea | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 17, 2022 |



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