Samuel Goldwyn – Know More About Samuel Goldwyn Career, Films, and Read Samuel Goldwyn Quotes

Samuel Goldwyn also Known as Samuel Goldfish was a Polish-American film producer. Samuel Goldwyn was best known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood. He was born on 17 August 1879 in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire, to Polish Jewish Hasidic parents, Aaron Dawid Gelbfisz (1859–1894), a peddler, and his wife, Hanna Frymet. He left his Warsaw Penniless afther his father death and ran away from home at the age of 9, and arrived in the United States 4 years later. He learned English in night school, supporting himself as a glove salesman. In 1913 Samuel Goldwyn joined vaudeville producer Jesse L. Lasky and theatrical director Cecil B. DeMille in forming the first feature motion picture company on the West Coast. Their initial production, The Squaw Man (1913), was an instant success, as was Carmen (1915). When Lasky and DeMille merged with another film producer in 1916, Goldwyn became an independent producer and distributor. In 1919 he was instrumental in importing the European masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which, despite its box office failure, helped establish Goldwyn’s reputation. Among Goldwyn’s early films were Jubilo (1919), a drama about farm life; The Penalty (1922), a story of drug addiction; Stella Dallas (1925), a mature domestic drama; and The Winning of Barbara Worth (1927), the western that introduced Gary Cooper. Goldwyn was credited with making Cooper—and later Laurence Olivier and Danny Kaye— a movie star. After that he accepts the challage pf talking pictures by seeking writing, his first talking picture, Bulldog Drummond (1929), was a witty satire by Howard. Arrowsmith (1931), adapted from Sinclair Lewis’s novel, was directed by John Ford. The Wedding Night (1935), about a strife-torn New England family, was powerfully directed by King Vidor. Goldwyn was also known for his quick wit and humor. He was reported to have commented, “Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.” When asked about his autobiography, Goldwyn reportedly replied, “I don’t think anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.” He was later awards include the 1973 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award,[3] the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1947, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1958.

The harder I work, the luckier I get.” - Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • Please write music like Wagner, only louder. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • A bachelor’s life is no life for a single man. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Give me a couple of years, and I’ll make that actress an overnight success. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Let’s have some new cliches. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Include me out. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • I never liked you, and I always will. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • I read part of it all the way through. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • The Oscars are a lot different when you are a nominee. You walk around with this big smile on your face, and everyone, even people who work for rival film companies, tells you they voted for you. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • A hospital is no place to be sick. – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing? – Samuel Goldwyn
  • Go see it and see for yourself why you shouldn’t go see it. – Samuel Goldwyn

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