Edwin H. Knopf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edwin H. Knopf (November 11, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was born in New York City and went to work early in his life in the editorial department of his brother Alfred A. Knopf's publishing business. After trying his hand at acting, Edwin turned to producing in 1928. Soon after being involved in several hit plays, he moved to Hollywood and found work as a director and screenwriter. Among his films as a director was Paramount on Parade (1930). As a producer, he was involved in the making of such films as B.F.'s Daughter (1948), Malaya (1949), The Law and the Lady (producer and director, 1951), Lili (1953), and The Glass Slipper (1955). Sketches of Edwin's early life in Italy are included in the book he wrote with his wife Mildred O. Knopf, The Food of Italy and How To Prepare It (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964).

The Law and the Lady (1951)

A former housemaid (Garson) now works as a confidence trickster, but her plans for a big job in California go awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Michael Wilding  •  Fernando Lamas  •  Marjorie Main

A former housemaid (Garson) now works as a confidence trickster, but her plans for a big job in California go awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Michael Wilding  •  Fernando Lamas  •  Marjorie Main

Fast Company (1929)

Egomaniacal baseball slugger Elmer Kane is not only good, he enjoys telling everybody how good he is. A professional scout, Bert Wade, takes an interest in Elmer, who in turn takes an interest in Evelyn Corey, an attractive actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  A. Edward Sutherland
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Egomaniacal baseball slugger Elmer Kane is not only good, he enjoys telling everybody how good he is. A professional scout, Bert Wade, takes an interest in Elmer, who in turn takes an interest in Evelyn Corey, an attractive actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  A. Edward Sutherland
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Paramount on Parade (1930)

This 1930 film, a collection of songs and sketches showcasing Paramount Studios' contract stars, credits 11 directors (including Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Schertzinger and Edmund Goulding). The cast features Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Jean ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Heerman  •  Frank Tuttle  •  Ernst Lubitsch  •  Victor Schertzinger  •  Edmund Goulding  •  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Lothar Mendes  •  Otto Brower  •  A. Edward Sutherland  •  Rowland V. Lee  •  Dorothy Arzner
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Clara Bow

This 1930 film, a collection of songs and sketches showcasing Paramount Studios' contract stars, credits 11 directors (including Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Schertzinger and Edmund Goulding). The cast features Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Jean ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Heerman  •  Frank Tuttle  •  Ernst Lubitsch  •  Victor Schertzinger  •  Edmund Goulding  •  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Lothar Mendes  •  Otto Brower  •  A. Edward Sutherland  •  Rowland V. Lee  •  Dorothy Arzner
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Clara Bow

The Light of Western Stars (1930)

A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first woman he sees, who happens to be Ruth Hammond, sister of his dead friend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Brian  •  Harry Green  •  Regis Toomey

A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first woman he sees, who happens to be Ruth Hammond, sister of his dead friend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Brian  •  Harry Green  •  Regis Toomey

The Border Legion (1930)

Cowhand Jim Cleve is wrongly accused of murder and rescued by Jack Kells, leader of a band of Idaho outlaws known as the Border Legion. But when the Legion takes Joan Randall prisoner and leaves Cleve to guard her, he realizes that he cannot remain part of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Jack Holt  •  Fay Wray  •  Richard Arlen  •  Eugene Pallette

Cowhand Jim Cleve is wrongly accused of murder and rescued by Jack Kells, leader of a band of Idaho outlaws known as the Border Legion. But when the Legion takes Joan Randall prisoner and leaves Cleve to guard her, he realizes that he cannot remain part of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Jack Holt  •  Fay Wray  •  Richard Arlen  •  Eugene Pallette

Slightly Scarlet (1930)

Passing herself off as a countess, glamorous Lucy Stavrin hobnobs with the rich and famous along the French Riviera. Aware that Lucy is a phony, jewel-thief Malatroff blackmails Lucy into helping him steal the valuable necklace owned by the young wife of phlegmatic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Louis J. Gasnier
CAST:  Evelyn Brent  •  Clive Brook  •  Paul Lukas  •  Eugene Pallette

Passing herself off as a countess, glamorous Lucy Stavrin hobnobs with the rich and famous along the French Riviera. Aware that Lucy is a phony, jewel-thief Malatroff blackmails Lucy into helping him steal the valuable necklace owned by the young wife of phlegmatic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Louis J. Gasnier
CAST:  Evelyn Brent  •  Clive Brook  •  Paul Lukas  •  Eugene Pallette

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DIRECTION:  Carl Boese
CAST:  Bartolomeo Pagano  •  Elsie Fuller  •  Toni Wittels  •  Karl Falkenberg

Only Saps Work (1930)

Rubber-legged comedian Leon Errol made his talkie starring bow in Paramount's Only Saps Work. Based on a play by Owen Davis Sr., the film casts Errol as James Wilson, a kleptomaniac who starts with picking pockets and ends up robbing a bank. Wilson's friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Cyril Gardner
CAST:  Leon Errol  •  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Brian  •  Stuart Erwin

Rubber-legged comedian Leon Errol made his talkie starring bow in Paramount's Only Saps Work. Based on a play by Owen Davis Sr., the film casts Errol as James Wilson, a kleptomaniac who starts with picking pockets and ends up robbing a bank. Wilson's friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Cyril Gardner
CAST:  Leon Errol  •  Richard Arlen  •  Mary Brian  •  Stuart Erwin

The Santa Fe Trail (1930)

The Santa Fe Trail (1930)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Rosita Moreno  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Mitzi Green

The Santa Fe Trail (1930)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf  •  Otto Brower
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Rosita Moreno  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Mitzi Green