Lehman was born in Gates, Oregon, to James Collins and Lois Gates. She was the eldest of the couple's four children, and she attended Wardner-Kellogg High School in Idaho.As a college student, she was initiated into Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the Xi chapter at the University of Idaho. She later attended the University of California. She married Benjamin Lehman, an author and English professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1915; the pair had two sons (one who died as an infant) but divorced in the 1920s.Gladys moved to Hollywood around 1925 and quickly made a career for herself, starting out as a reader at Universal. She was one of the founders of the Screen Writers Guild in 1933. Under contract at Universal from 1926 to 1932, she followed that with freelance work until the early 1950s. She was also one of the founding members of the Motion Picture Relief Fund. As a screenwriter, she shared an Oscar nomination with Richard Connell for Best Original Screenplay for Two Girls and a Sailor in 1944.
Movies & TV shows
Thrill of a Romance
A soldier falls in love with a newly-married woman after her husband abandons her for a business meeting on their honeymoon.
Her Highness and the Bellboy
In a fictional European country, a beautiful princess meets a handsome American reporter and falls in love with him. She hopes to find him again when she goes to New York. While staying at one of the ...
Jane is a nice girl and has had her eyes on a young man who seems more interested in his hand-built car than in Jane. She decides to shed her "nice girl" image when an associate of her father comes to...
Ad man Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal. Once the deal is completed, he asks Kendall for a divorc...
Good Girls Go to Paris
Jenny Swanson, a waitress on a college campus, is dying to visit Paris. Thanks to English professor Ronald Brooke, she manages to make her dream come true. Besides seeing the sights in the French capi...
There's That Woman Again
Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.
The Lady Objects
A former college football hero and his college sweetheart get married. Marital turmoil ensues as her criminal law practice soars while he cannot get his career as an architect off the ground. They sep...
There's Always a Woman
An investigator for the District Attorney's office is opening his own detective agency. He decided to give up his job and go back to his old job because business was so bad. As his wife is at his offi...
She Married an Artist
Because Thornwood's portraits of comely model Sally Dennis are in such great demand, he is obliged to spend virtually all his time with Sally, which prompts Toni to seek retribution in divorce court.
A ship captain who was ashamed of his past in the slave trade is forced against his will to once again transport human cargo.
A habitual gambler comes to the aid of a desperate woman after her daughter inherits a fortune and is underhandedly taken by her estranged father.
Newspapers around the world proclaim the birth in Moosetown, Canada of the 3,000th baby brought into the world by the doctor, John Luke, known for delivering the famous Wyatt quintuplets. To honor the...
A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives.
Poor Little Rich Girl
Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending...
A Message to Garcia
An emissary from the U.S. is being guided by a fiery Cuban woman. The president traveled through the jungles of Cuba.
The County Chairman
Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a Wyoming cou...
Man marries opera singer, winds up taking back seat to her career.
It's A Small World
Socialite, privileged, Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin meet in an automobile accident at night, on a dirt road, in a storm, near a hick town which fleeces travelers through corrupt law enforcement....
In Old Kentucky
Horse trainer Steve Tapley is caught between the feuding Martingale and Shattuck families. He sides with young Nancy Martingale and her grandfather Ezra, and the feud is to be resolved by a horse race...
Death Takes a Holiday
After years of questioning why people fear him, Death takes on human form so he can mingle among the mortals and find an answer. However, events soon spiral out of control as he falls in love with the...
Based on a 1933 stage production billed as “The Play That Made Broadway Gasp,” it features an over-the-top performance by Mary Morris (repeating her stage role) as a domineering money-bags whose suppr...
Little Miss Marker
Big Steve Halloway, gambler and proprietor of New York's Horseshoe Cabaret, where his girl, Bangles Carson sings, is in desperate need of money. He arranges for his fellow bookies, especially Sorrowfu...
They Just Had to Get Married
Molly Hull, a maid, and Sam Sutton, a butler, are bequeathed a million dollars, and they encounter many problems and difficulties as they try to become the newest members of the idle rich.
Hold Me Tight
Hold Me Tight is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by David Butler and written by Gladys Lehman.
Gong beaters turn on a ruthless jungle trader and the well-dressed blonde who travels with him.
Many a Slip
Comedy centering on the question of whether a man's wife is or isn't pregnant.
A hopelessly silly young flibbertigibbet from Mississippi is faced with the choice of her poor, boorish New Jersey boyfriend or a dashing Opera star, a man of experience.
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to ge...
A Lady Surrenders
A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, c...
On the day before his second wedding, a man finds out that his bride-to-be has had a baby.
The Will of the Dead Man
This is the Spanish-language version of The Cat Creeps, shot at the same time and on the same sets.
The Cat Creeps
Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.
Ted Howard, a vaudevillian left, stranded in a tank town. A local girl, Mary (Sally O'Neil), proposes to finance a new act with her savings and the team succeeds in a minor way until Ted is discovered...
The Broadway Hoofer
Broadway dancing star Adele Dorey who, overworked and exhausted, suddenly ups and leaves New York in favor of a country village. But when promoter Bobby Lewis (Egan) of the barnstorming Gay Girlies Bu...
His Lucky Day
When a young man acts foolish, he's either insane, in debt or in love, and there's not much difference! Real estate agent Charles Blaydon is in love and in order to get the father of his sweetheart Ka...
The owner of a border town gambling saloon falls in love with a young girl. He throws her out of town when she has an affair with another person. She married his younger brother in order to get reveng...
The Fall of Eve
The Fall of Eve
The Ice Flood
Jack De Quincy, an American graduate of Oxford, is still considered a wastrel playboy by his father, owner of a giant lumber company in the American northwest. To prove he is a man his father sends hi...
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