Richard Maibaum

Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
Broadway stage actor and playwright who entered films in the mid-1930s as a writer. After serving as director of the Army's Combat Film Division during WWII, Maibaum became a producer, most notably of the film noir ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1909 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (42)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

S*H*E 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Diamonds Are Forever 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Combat 1962 - 1967 (TV Show)

Writer

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

From Russia With Love 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Killers of Kilimanjaro 1960 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bandit of Zhobe 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

(From Story)

Bigger Than Life 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cockleshell Heroes 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ransom 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ransom 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hell Below Zero 1954 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

The Red Beret 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

O.S.S. 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ten Gentlemen From West Point 1941 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gold Diggers of 1937 1935 (Movie)

("Sweet Mystery of Life") (Play as Source Material)

Coast Guard (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

I Wanted Wings (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Live, Love and Learn (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Stablemates (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Amazing Mr. Williams (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Bad Man of Brimstone (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Ghost Comes Home (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Lady and the Mob (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

They Gave Him a Gun (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

We Went to College (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (6)

Captain Carey, U.S.A. 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

O.S.S. 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jarrett (TV Show)

Producer

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

(Producer)

The Big Clock (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sainted Sisters (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Broadway stage actor and playwright who entered films in the mid-1930s as a writer. After serving as director of the Army's Combat Film Division during WWII, Maibaum became a producer, most notably of the film noir classic "The Big Clock" (1948). In the 1950s he moved to England where he wrote for Albert Broccoli, or co-wrote most of the "James Bond" screenplays beginning with the first, "Dr. No" (1963) and concluding with "Licence to Kill" (1989).

Relationships

Matthew Maibaum

Son

Gladys Gould

Sister

Sylvia Maibaum

Wife
married c. 1935

Paul Maibaum

Son

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

New York University

New York , New York

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

1963

Wrote first James Bond screenplay, "Dr. No"

1946

First film as producer, "O.S.S"

1936

First screenplay, "We Went to College"

1935

Worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood; signed a screenwriting contract with MGM for whom he wrote "Badman of Brimstone" (1938) and "Twenty Mule Team" (1940) both starring Wallace Beery

1933

Acted with the Shakespearean Repertory Theatre in New York

1932

First play, "The Tree" produced on Broadway

Returned to US; became an executive producer for MGM-TV

Joined Paramount as producer-writer; produced "The Big Clock" (1948) and produced and wrote screenplay for "The Great Gatsby" (1949)

Moved to England to work for producer Albert Broccoli's Warwick Films; first film for Broccoli and Irving Allen, "The Red Beret/Paratrooper"

Served in the Combat Film Division of the US Army as Lt. Colonel making training films

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