Leonard Praskins

Biography

American playwright Leonard Praskins came to films in 1929 when his play The Charlatan, written in collaboration with Ernest Pascal, was adapted for the screen. Staying on in Hollywood, Praskins worked for a number of studios, including MGM (Emma, 1932), RKO (Bird of Paradise, 1932), and 20th Century (Call of the Wild, 1935). While at Universal in 1952, he held the dubious distinction of...