Claudine West
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Claudine West
Claudine West
Born16 January 1890
Died11 April 1943
Other namesIvy Claudine Godber
Years active1929-1943 (film)

Claudine West (1890-1943) was a British novelist and screenwriter.[1] She moved to Hollywood in 1929, and was employed by MGM on many films, including some of their biggest productions of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the films she worked on were British-themed such as Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The White Cliffs of Dover.[2]

In 1942, West won an Oscar as one of the screenwriters of the highly regarded World War II drama Mrs. Miniver.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Calder p.255
  2. ^ "Claudine West". BFI (British Film Institute), retrieved online October 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Cameron, Kate. "'Mrs. Miniver' is a stirring film on WWII's toll on a family: 1942 review". New York, New York: New York Daily News, February 17, 2015.


  • Calder, Robert L. Beware the British Serpent: The Role of Writers in British Propaganda in the United States, 1939-1945. McGill-Queen's Press, 2004.

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