This is a list of films written by Thornton Wilder, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Thornton Wilder is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Thornton Wilder screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Thornton Wilder films are not included on this list. Thornton Wilder has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Thornton Wilder films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.
This list has everything from Shadow of a Doubt to Hello, Dolly!.
You can use this list to answer the questions, "What movies did Thornton Wilder write?" and "How many movies did Thornton Wilder write?"This list includes almost all of Thornton Wilder's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Thornton Wilder wrote in order to find out more about each individual Thornton Wilder film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Thornton Wilder films. (5 items)
Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the same name. The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so she convinces his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City. Directed by Gene Kelly and adapted and produced by Ernest Lehman, the cast includes Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Fritz Feld, Marianne McAndrew, E. J. Peaker and Louis Armstrong. The film was photographed in 65 mm Todd-AO by Harry Stradling, Sr. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, + more
Initial Release: 1969
Directed by: Gene Kelly
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Our Town is a 1940 film adaptation of a play of the same name by Thornton Wilder starring Martha Scott as Emily Webb, and William Holden as George Gibbs. The cast also included Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee and Frank Craven. It was adapted by Harry Chandlee, Craven and Wilder, and directed by Sam Wood. The film was a faithful reproduction of the play except for two significant changes: the film used scenery, whereas the play had not; the events of the third act, which in the play revolve around the death of one of the main characters, were turned into a dream from which Emily awakens — she is then able to resume a normal life. Producer Sol Lesser worked with Wilder ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: William Holden, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Stuart Erwin, + more
Initial Release: 1940
Directed by: Sam Wood
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Our Town is a 2003 television film adaptation of the play of the same name by Thornton Wilder. It stars Paul Newman, who was nominated for both an Emmy and a SAG award for outstanding acting. It was shown on PBS as part of Masterpiece Theatre after first being shown on the cable channel Showtime. It was filmed at the Booth Theatre in Manhattan, where it played on Broadway in 2002. The production originated at the Westport Country Playhouse. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Paul Newman, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Stephen Spinella, Jayne Atkinson, + more
Initial Release: 2003
Directed by: James Naughtonsee more on Our Town
Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story for Gordon McDonell. In 1991, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Hume Cronyn, Macdonald Carey, + more
Initial Release: 1943
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
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