Sidney Buchman

Screenwriter, Producer, Executive
Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951 ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1902 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Writer (23)

La Maison Sous les Arbres 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Group 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mark 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jolson Sings Again 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Song to Remember 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Howards of Virginia 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Holiday 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Theodora Goes Wild 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Me Forever 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adventure in Manhattan (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Daughter of the Dragon (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

No One Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Over 21 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

She Married Her Boss (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The King Steps Out (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Music Goes 'round (Movie)

(Screen Story)

The Right to Romance (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Sign of the Cross (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Thunder Below (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (6)

La Maison Sous les Arbres 1970 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Group 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mark 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jolson Sings Again 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Over 21 (Movie)

(Producer)

To the Ends of the Earth (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951, he was called to testify before HUAC. He admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but refused to "name names" and was blacklisted. Buchman moved to France in the 1960s.

Relationships

Amanda Silver

Granddaughter
wrote debut screenplay for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992)

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England

University of Minnesota

Minnesota

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1951

Cited for contempt of Congress by House Committee on Un-American Activities for refusing to co-operate; fined $150 and given one-year suspended sentence

1941

Began supervising Columbia's production; later became vice president and assistant production chief

1937

Producing debut, "She Married an Artist"

1934

Screenplay for "Whom the Gods Destroy" for Columbia led to studio contract

1931

Wrote first screenplay, "If I Had a Millon"

1931

Signed three-year writing contract with Paramount

1927

Debut as story writer, "Matinee Ladies"

Hired by 20th Century Fox as a writer and producer in Europe during the early 1960s

Worked as assistant stage director to Robert Artkins at the Old Vic Theatre in London for one year

Wrote plays in New York including "The One Man", "Storm Song", "Actute Triangle"

Moved to Cannes, France

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