Below you will find a complete list of movies made from books written by Thorne Smith. There is also a listing of films inspired by, derived from or somehow related to his works of writing. Currently this is a bare bones temporary list with no particular order to it. It’s just a down and dirty working list until we can get more detail added to each title for you.
Clicking any title that is listed in blue color will take you to a page about that film.
Night Life of the Gods
Films Made Directly From the Books:
Topper Takes A Trip
There was the 1940 United Artists version starring John Hubbard and Carole Landis but I've recently discovered that Irving Thalberg had our man writing a screenplay for MGM all the way back in 1933. What happened to that script? How much different was it from the one directed by Hal Roach?
Skin & Bones
I'll soon be adding a page of info I discovered about an animated film version of this book that was never completed!
The Stray Lamb
I'll also be adding some fascinating info about two film versions of this book that were initiated but never completed.
Films Inspired By, Derived From or Somehow Related to:
Portrait of Jennie
The Thin Man movies
Francis the Talking Mule
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
What Dreams May Come
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Night at the Museum
Meet the Baron
As soon as possible this listing will be revised to show each title in the order it was filmed and released. Also coming soon: You'll be able to click on each title for more information such as the film production company, the cast list, a detailed review of the film, where to buy a copy of it and other fun tidbits of information you may not have known about each title.
Wherever possible, we'll also include photos from the film as well as cover art for the video tape, laserdisc and/or DVD of each film to help make it easier for you to find your favorite title.
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