Paul Green screenplays and scripts, 1925-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Green, Paul Eliot, 1894-1981
Paul Green screenplays and scripts
1925-1942 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 429
Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981) was a teacher and a writer of plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, essays, song lyrics and libretti, and screenplays. The collection contains screenplays and other writings relating to film.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
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Collection is open to the public.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Prolific writer Paul Eliot Green was born on March 17, 1894 near Lillington, North Carolina, the son of farmers William Archibald Green and Betty (Byrd) Green. Green attended Buie's Creek Academy (now Campbell College), graduating in 1914; the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1921; and did graduate work at Cornell University (1922-1923). He married Elizabeth Atkinson Lay on July 6, 1922, and they had four children: Paul E. Green, Jr., Byrd Green Cornwell, Betsy Green Moyer, and Janet Green Catlin.

During World War I, Green served in the United States Army in Belgium and France, and became second Lieutenant.

Between 1923 and 1963, Green taught philosophy, dramatic art, and television and film at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Many of Green's writings focus on race, most notably In Abraham's Bosom. He also collaborated with Richard Wright to adapt the novel Native Son for the stage.

Paul Green has won several awards for his writings, including the Belasco Cup in 1925 for The No 'Count Boy and the Pulitzer Prize in drama in 1927 for In Abraham's Bosom.

Paul Eliot Green died 1981.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection comprises 11 screenplays and scripts of American author Paul Green and others, including Green's screenplays for State fair and Voltaire, and the screenplay by Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller for Here comes Mr. Jordan.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Green Screenplays and Scripts, Ax 429, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Across the Pacific. Screenplay, by Richard Macaulay.
"Revised Final." Mimeographed. 125 leaves. Copyright Tamer Brothers Pictures, Inc., 1942. From serial by Robert Carson.
March 5, 1942
1 Carolina. Screenplay, by Reginald Berkeley.
Mimeographed. 111 leaves. Copyright Fox Film Corp., 1934. From drama, House of Connelly, by Paul Green.
October 20, 1933
1 Here Comes Mr. Jordan. Screenplay, by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller.
Mimeographed. 156 leaves. Copyright Columbia Pictures Corp., 1941. From play, Heaven Can Wait, by Harry Segall.
April 7, 1941
1 Kentucky Pride. Continuity. n.p.
Carbon, n.p. Copyright, Fox Film Corp., 1925. Story by Dorothy Yost.
1 Mister Halo. Scenario, by Ian U. Hunter and Sam J. Beale
Mimeographed. 51 leaves.
1 One Came Home. Scenario, by Grace Norton.
Mimeographed. 52 leaves. M.G.M. Script Department.
1 Seventh Cavalry. Screen treatment, by Robert Presnell and Shephard Traube.
Carbon. 109, 9 leaves. Also rough outline of Screen treatment. Mimeographed. 15 leaves.
July 8, 1941
1 The Singing and the Gold. Screen story Howard Koch and Anne Froelick.
Mimeographed. 77 leaves.
1 State Fair. Revised continuity and dialogue, by Philip Stong.
Carbon. 52 leaves. Copyright Fox Film Corp., 1933. Screenplay by Paul Green. From novel by Philip Stong.
August 17, 1932
1 Voltaire. Screenplay, by Paul Green.
Carbon. 169 leaves. Copyright by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., 1033. Based on novel by George Gibbs and E. Laurence Dudley.
1 The World Moves On. Screenplay and continuity, by Reginald Berkeley.
Carbon, 101 leaves. Copyright by Fox Film Corp., 1934.
March 27, 1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Dramatists, American--20th century
  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Green, Paul, 1894-1981
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Screenplays