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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 – March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Columbus Enquirer Sun, the Savannah Press, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the New York Herald Tribune. He also wrote short stories, of a which a collection entitled There Ought To Be A Law, was published in 1930. In 1935, Johnson was hired as a full-time writer by 20th Century-Fox, he soon began producing films and co-founded International Pictures in 1943 with William Goetz. Johnson wrote the screenplay for Grapes of Wrath (Academy Award nomination, Best Screenplay) and directed The World of Henry Orient starring Peter Sellers. The book of the same title by Nora Johnson, upon which the film was based, was adapted into the musical Henry, Sweet Henry.


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