American screenwriter Earl Baldwin got his start in the writing pool at Pathe studios in 1928. Baldwin moved to MGM, where he composed the subtitles for the silent version of the Oscar-winning Broadway Melody (1929). He then spent over a decade at Warner Bros., writing for such luminaries as Joe E. Brown (Six Day Bike Rider), James Cagney (The Irish in Us) and Edward G. Robinson (Slight Case of Murder). In the 1940s, he toiled away on the Betty Grable musicals at 20th Century-Fox. Earl Baldwin's valedictory credits include Abbott and Costello's Africa Screams (1949) and the Doris Day musical Lullaby of Broadway (1951).