Sonya Levien (December 25, 1888 – March 19, 1960) was a Russian screenwriter. She wrote for 72 films between 1921 and 1962. She won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1955 for the film Interrupted Melody.

She was born in Russia and died in Hollywood, California.

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Sonya Levien Poems

Sonya Levien Quotes

True, we're not great thieves, like the nobles. Our robberies are petty compared to the wholesale plunder of the nation.
Sonya Levien (1895-1960), Russian screenwriter. William Dieterle. Clopin (Thomas Mitchell), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to Gringoire, as they watch Quasimodo being unjustly whipped (1939). Adaptation by Bruno Frank (1887-1946).
Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet.
Sonya Levien (1895-1960), Russian screenwriter. William Dieterle. Clopin (Thomas Mitchell), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at Gringoire's "trial" at the Court of Miracles (1939). Adaptation by Bruno Frank (1887-1946).
[Love is] to be two and at the same time one.
Sonya Levien (1895-1960), Russian screenwriter. William Dieterle. Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to Gringoire on their "wedding night," (1939). Adaptation by Bruno Frank (1887-1946).

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