Robert Riskin Net Worth

Robert Riskin Net Worth is
$12 Million

Robert Riskin Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955) was an American screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra. Riskin’s older brother, Everett born in 1895, went on to a career as Hollywood film producer, from 1934-1952, serving as production head for many of Columbia Pictures noteworthy films : The Awful Truth (1937), Holiday, (1938), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, (1941), The Thin Man Goes Home, (1945).
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMarch 30, 1897
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Weight110 pounds
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Director
SpouseFay Wray
Star SignAries
1Joined Columbia under contract as screenwriter in 1931, remaining until 1941. He eventually parted company with director Frank Capra, whom he resented for taking the bulk of the credit for his many successful contributions. However, Riskin's solo career never quite reached the same heights and his only directing effort, a 1937 musical starring Grace Moore, flopped at the box office.
2Wrote plays while still at college and had his first play produced two years later, in 1914.
3Best known for his visions of an idealised America as represented in his collaborations with director Frank Capra.
4Founded his own production company, Equitable Pictures, in conjunction with his brother Everett.
5Father (with Fay Wray of Victoria Riskin (b. 1948), Robert Riskin Jr., Susan Riskin (b. 1938, adopted by Riskin in 1942 after her birth father committed suicide).
6Brother of producer Everett Riskin
7During WW2 he worked for the Office of War Information, heading the motion picture division of their overseas branch. He produced propaganda films promoting the American way of life to be shown in theaters liberated from the Nazi's.


Here Comes the Groom1951story and treatment "You Belong to Me"
Half Angel1951screenplay
Mister 8801950screenplay
Riding High1950screenplay
Magic Town1947story / written by
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946uncredited
The Thin Man Goes Home1945from an original story by / screen play
Lelki klinika1941screenplay "It Happened One Night"
Meet John Doe1941screen play
The Cowboy and the Lady1938contributing writer - uncredited
You Can't Take It with You1938screen play
Lost Horizon1937screenplay
When You're in Love1937
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936screen play
The Whole Town's Talking1935screen play
Carnival1935screenplay / story
Broadway Bill1934screen play
It Happened One Night1934screen play
Lady for a Day1933screen play and dialogue
Ann Carver's Profession1933writer
Virtue1932screen play
The Night Club Lady1932
American Madness1932story and dialogue
The Big Timer1932story and dialogue
Three Wise Girls1932dialogue
Men in Her Life1931
Platinum Blonde1931dialogue
The Miracle Woman1931based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by
Arizona1931adaptation - dialogue
Many a Slip1931
Mr. Deeds2002film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Qi ji19891933 story "Lady for a Day"
Pocketful of Miracles1961based on a screenplay by
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1956TV Series based on a screenplay by - 1 episode
You Can't Run Away from It1956earlier screenplay / screenplay
Lux Video Theatre1956TV Series story - 1 episode


Magic Town1947producer
Meet John Doe1941producer - uncredited
The Real Glory1939associate producer
They Shall Have Music1939associate producer


When You're in Love1937


Magic Town1947presenter


Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Projections of America2014DocumentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1955Laurel Award for Screen Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA
1935OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, AdaptationIt Happened One Night (1934)

Nominated Awards

1952OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Motion Picture StoryHere Comes the Groom (1951)
1939OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, ScreenplayYou Can't Take It with You (1938)
1937OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, ScreenplayMr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
1934OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, AdaptationLady for a Day (1933)

Known for movies

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