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Sidney Franklin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Co-Director and Second Unit American born on 21 march 1893 at San Francisco (USA)

Sidney Franklin

Sidney Franklin
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Birth name Sidney Arnold Franklin
Nationality USA
Birth 21 march 1893 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 18 may 1972 (at 79 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972) was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays. His brother Chester Franklin (1890–1954) also became a director during the silent film era best known for helming the early Technicolor film Toll of the Sea.

His credits as director include:

A Sister of Six (1916) (*co-directed with brother Chester)
The Babes in the Woods (1917) (*co-directed with brother Chester)
The Forbidden City (1918)
Treasure Island (1918) (*co-directed with Chester)
The Hoodlum (1919)
Smilin' Through (1922)
Beverly of Graustark (1926)
The Actress (1928)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
Wild Orchids (1929)
A Lady's Morals (1930)
Private Lives (1931)
Smilin' Through (1932)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957; a scene-for-scene remake of the 1934 version)
The Dark Angel (1935)
The Good Earth (1937)
Duel in the Sun (1946).

He also produced:

Ninotchka (1939) (associate producer)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Random Harvest (1942)
Madame Curie (1943)
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
The Yearling (1946)
Homecoming (1948)
Command Decision (1948)
The Miniver Story (1950)
Fearless Fagan (1952) (associate producer)
Sky Full of Moon (1952)
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
Gypsy Colt (1953)
Young Bess (1953)


Sidney est le frère cadet de Chester M. Franklin, également réalisateur.

Best films

Bambi (1942)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
The Yearling (1946)
The Good Earth (1937)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(24 films)
Claudine West
Claudine West
(14 films)
Irving Thalberg
Irving Thalberg
(12 films)
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sidney Franklin (71 films)

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Mrs. Miniver, 2h14
Directed by William Wyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Films about families, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Richard Ney, May Whitty, Reginald Owen
Roles Man at Flower Show (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.796453.796453.796453.796453.79645
Kay Miniver (Greer Garson) and her family live a comfortable life at a house called 'Starlings' in Belham, a fictional village outside London. The house has a large garden, with a private landing stage on the River Thames at which is moored a motorboat belonging to her devoted husband Clem (Walter Pidgeon), a successful architect. They have three children: the youngsters Toby (Christopher Severn) and Judy (Clare Sandars) and an older son Vin (Richard Ney) a student at a university. They have live-in staff: Gladys (Brenda Forbes) the housemaid and Ada (Marie De Becker) the cook.
The Kid from Spain, 1h36
Directed by Leo McCarey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Bullfighting films
Actors Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Noah Beery, Jr, Robert Young, Ruth Hall, John Miljan
Roles Himself - American Matador
Rating64% 3.2457253.2457253.2457253.2457253.245725
Le réveil des jeunes filles, dans le dortoir de l'université, est un ballet de fraîcheur et de bonne humeur. Mais lorsque la surveillante entre dans la pièce, elle trouve un jeune homme dans l'un des lits : Eddie Williams, un étudiant victime d'une farce de son ami Ricardo. Tous deux sont renvoyés.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, 3h14
Directed by Rex Ingram, Rex Ingram, Fred Niblo, Christy Cabanne, Charles Brabin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Ramón Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key
Roles Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.89623.89623.89623.89623.8962
Ben-Hur is a wealthy Jew and boyhood friend of the powerful Roman Tribune, Messala. When an accident leads to Ben-Hur's arrest, Messala, who has become corrupt and arrogant, makes sure Ben-Hur and his family are jailed and separated.
The Red Lily, 1h21
Directed by Fred Niblo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Ramón Novarro, Enid Bennett, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis, Rosita Marstini, Sidney Franklin
Roles Madame Charpied's Husband
Rating71% 3.5840053.5840053.5840053.5840053.584005
Jean Leonnec (Ramon Novarro) and Marise La Noue (Enid Bennett) are pennyless lovers who eloped to Paris. However, they are separated shortly after their arrival, leading to a downward spiral in each of their lives. She becomes a prostitute known as 'the red lily'; he learns the ways of the underworld from Bo-Bo (Wallace Beery).
Dusk to Dawn, 1h
Directed by King Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Vidor, Jack Mulhall, James Neill, Lydia Knott, Herbert Fortier, Sidney Franklin
Roles Nadar Gungi
Rating58% 2.942662.942662.942662.942662.94266
An Indian maid and American girl (both played by Florence Vidor) share a single soul which shifts between them each day when they are awake.
The Three Musketeers, 2h
Directed by Fred Niblo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Léon Bary, Douglas Fairbanks, George Siegmann, Eugene Pallette, Sidney Franklin, Boyd Irwin
Rating68% 3.441323.441323.441323.441323.44132
Le jeune gascon d'Artagnan arrive à Paris, prêt à rejoindre les mousquetaires du roi. Il est pris sous les ailes des trois mousquetaires les plus respectés et les plus redoutés, Porthos, Aramis et Athos. Ensemble, ils se battent pour sauver la France et l'honneur d'une dame des machinations du puissant cardinal Richelieu.
Down Home
Down Home (1920)
, 1h10
Directed by Irvin Willat, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Leatrice Joy, Edward Hearn, James O. Barrows, Aggie Herring, Edward Hearn, Sidney Franklin
Roles Cash Bailey (as Sidney A. Franklin)
Rating64% 3.241953.241953.241953.241953.24195
Nance Pelot fait vivre son père alcoolique et elle-même en jouant du piano dans une auberge appartenant à Larry Shayne. Chet Todd, le fils d'un commerçant, est amoureux de Nance, mais sa réputation pâtit de sa profession, et la mère de Chet est contre cette idylle. Nance hérite de sa mère une petite ferme. Shayne découvre que cette propriété a de la valeur, il cherche à faire perdre cet héritage à Nance. Après une série de mésaventures, Joe a arrêté de boire et Chet a sauvé la ferme des projets de Shayne. Quand Nance vend la ferme, elle en tire un revenu confortable, et le respect de sa future belle-mère.
A Rogue's Romance, 50minutes
Directed by James Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Earle Williams, Sidney Franklin, Harry von Meter, Rudolph Valentino, Herbert Standing, Kathryn Adams
Roles Burgomaster

As described in a film magazine, Jules Marin (Williams), a Paris thief so clever that the police cannot catch him, has been decorated with the Croix de guerre and loves children. He is popular with the underworld and people warn him when the police are coming. He makes an Apache jealous, and this man tells the prefect of police Henri Duval (Shaw) that Marin will be at a particular restaurant. However, Marin is told that one of his adopted orphan, whom he has picked out among the refugees, is sick, and leaves, thus saves himself. On the way to the orphan his car breaks down, and he goes to the home of jeweler Anton Deprenay (Standing) to get a car. The daughter Mme. Helen (Adams) is there alone and, believing that he is on an mission of mercy, lets him use the car, with him leaving his military decoration as collateral. The police later follow and take down the number of the car. When the prefect goes to the Deprenays, the car has been returned. Later, at a party, Marin is introduced to Helen as M. Picard, but she recognizes his voice. Marin recognizes a crooked promoter at the party. A necklace is stolen, and Helen suspects Marin, but he proves his innocence and recovers the gems. Helen tells him that when he gets as good a recognition from society as he obtained in the field of battle, she will be his friend. Marin learns that the promoter has a stock market scheme to swindle the community out of millions, so, while posing as an investigator from Scotland Yard, Marin helps the prefect get the money back. He and Helen ride off in an automobile.


The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1h45
Directed by Sidney Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors John Gielgud, Jennifer Jones, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Susan Stephen, Jean Anderson
Rating63% 3.1965653.1965653.1965653.1965653.196565
Elizabeth Barrett (Jennifer Jones) is the disabled grown-up daughter of Edward Moulton-Barrett (John Gielgud) of Wimpole Street, and has an intense interest in poetry. However, she lives under the obsessive rule of her father, and this severely limits her ability to develop her love of rhyme amongst her peers. Edward in fact shows clear incestuous tendencies towards her, and discourages close contact with any males. When the poet Robert Browning (Bill Travers) enters her life, though, matters are brought to a head, through the intervention of Browning. Edward finds that his control over Elizabeth, and her younger sister Henrietta (Virginia McKenna), is far from complete.
Duel in the Sun, 2h9
Directed by William Dieterle, Otto Brower, David Selznick, Josef von Sternberg, King Vidor, William Cameron Menzies, Sidney Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish
Rating67% 3.39663.39663.39663.39663.3966
Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) is orphaned after her father Scott Chavez (Herbert Marshall) kills her mother (Tilly Losch), having caught his wife with a lover (Sidney Blackmer). Before Scott Chavez is executed as a punishment for killing his wife, he arranges for his daughter Pearl to live with his second cousin and old sweetheart, Laura Belle (Lillian Gish).