Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Be sure to check out my other lady-centric lists:
Directed by Women | Edited by Women | Top Women-Directed Films with Less than 1k Views | Top Women-Directed Documentaries

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 89 films in this list released in 1938.

  • Bringing Up Baby

    235

  • The Lady Vanishes

    353

  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

    654

  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

    664

  • La Bête Humaine

    666

  • Prison Break

    1021

  • You and Me

    1048

  • Covered Tracks

    2455

  • Carefree

    2726

  • Up the River

    2985

  • Riders of the Black Hills

    3210

  • Marie Antoinette

    3225

  • Puss in Boots

    3336

  • Scandal Street

    3341

  • Tough Kid

    3352

  • Mad About Music

    3435

  • Romance in the Dark

    3747

  • Safety in Numbers

    3903

  • Stolen Heaven

    3919

  • Crybaby Apprentice

    4044

  • Change of Heart

    4130

  • City Girl

    4140

  • Meet the Girls

    4389

  • Passport Husband

    4429

  • Rätsel um Beate

    4459

  • Schwarzfahrt ins Glück

    4469

  • Schüsse in Kabine 7

    4473

  • Sergeant Berry

    4478

  • Keep Smiling

    4823

  • Tom Thumb

    4950

  • Heroes of the Hills

    5276

  • The Arkansas Traveler

    5526

  • Walking Down Broadway

    5673

  • The Shining Hour

    5710

  • Julia jubilerar

    5804

  • Romance of the Limberlost

    6745

  • Return at Dawn

    6768

  • Alarm

    6947

  • Ivashko i Baba-Yaga

    7148

  • Prairie Moon

    7222

  • The Purple Vigilantes

    7380

  • Jugend

    7388

  • Outlaws of Sonora

    7457

  • The Lady Objects

    7763

  • Boys Town

    7865

  • Little Tough Guy

    8069

  • Sons of the Legion

    8204

  • Always in Trouble

    8419

  • Mother Carey's Chickens

    8748

  • Four Daughters

    8776

  • King of the Newsboys

    8871

  • There's Always a Woman

    8882

  • Kidnapped

    8963

  • The Cowboy and the Lady

    8981

  • Man from Music Mountain

    9022

  • St. Martin's Lane

    9052

  • Girls' School

    9078

  • Professor Beware

    9121

  • Blond Cheat

    9272

  • Zaza

    9319

  • Slander House

    9431

  • Always Goodbye

    9495

  • Dramatic School

    9510

  • Three Loves Has Nancy

    9544

  • Her Jungle Love

    9641

  • Under the Big Top

    9674

  • Nancy Drew: Detective

    9697

  • The Girl of the Golden West

    9811

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band

    10212

  • Trade Winds

    10215

  • Give Me a Sailor

    10242

  • Call of The Yukon

    10428

  • Listen, Darling

    10556

  • Out West with the Hardys

    10684

  • Too Hot to Handle

    10698

  • Sweethearts

    10763

  • Boy Meets Girl

    10877

  • Everybody Sing

    10956

  • Just Around the Corner

    10965

  • In Old Chicago

    10976

  • Four Men and a Prayer

    11219

  • Pals of the Saddle

    11261

  • The Toy Wife

    11446

  • Service de Luxe

    11520

  • Santa Fe Stampede

    12011

  • There's That Woman Again

    12131

  • Under Western Stars

    12237

  • Dollar

    12300

  • Red River Range

    12823