Sidney Franklin

Factory hand, Stock boy, Traveling salesman
In films from 1914, often sharing credit with his brother Chester. Franklin developed into a skilled, sensitive director in the 1930s with films such as "Private Lives" (1931) and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934) ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1893 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Director (19)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Good Earth 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dark Angel 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Reunion in Vienna 1932 (Movie)

(Director)

Wild Orchids 1928 (Movie)

(Director)

Her Night of Romance 1923 (Movie)

(Director)

A Lady's Morals (Movie)

(Director)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Movie)

(Director)

Beverly of Graustark (Movie)

(Director)

Devil May Care (Movie)

(Director)

Dulcy (Movie)

(Director)

East Is West (Movie)

(Director)

Private Lives (Movie)

(Director)

Smilin' Through (Movie)

(Director)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Movie)

(Director)

The Duchess of Buffalo (Movie)

(Director)

The Guardsman (Movie)

(Director)

The Hoodlum (Movie)

(Director)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (14)

The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Torch Song 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Command Decision 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mrs. Miniver 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

Madame Curie (Movie)

(Producer)

On Borrowed Time (Movie)

(Producer)

Private Lives (Movie)

(Producer)

Random Harvest (Movie)

(Producer)

Sky Full of Moon (Movie)

(Producer)

The Miniver Story (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mortal Storm (Movie)

(Producer)

The White Cliffs of Dover (Movie)

(Producer)

Waterloo Bridge (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Bess (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Fearless Fagan 1952 (Movie)

(From Story)
Other (2)

Bambi 1946 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

In films from 1914, often sharing credit with his brother Chester. Franklin developed into a skilled, sensitive director in the 1930s with films such as "Private Lives" (1931) and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934) and began producing for MGM in 1939. He won the best picture Oscar for "Mrs. Miniver" (1942) and was responsible for Clarence Brown's "The Yearling" (1946) as well as four Mervyn LeRoy movies. His final directing credit was for a remake of one of his own films ("The Barretts of Wimpole Street" 1956), something he had done earlier with "Smilin' Through" (1922 and 1932).

Relationships

Enid Bennett

Wife
died of a heart attack on May 14, 1969

Sidney Franklin

Son
born in 1924

Chester Franklin

Brother

Milestones

1915

Feature film director

1914

Comedy short director

1913

Assistant cameraman

1913

Film actor

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