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Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director.

Dudley Nichols was born April 6, 1895, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He studied at the University of Michigan where he was active member of the Sigma Chapter of Theta Xi fraternity.

After working as a reporter for the New York World, Nichols moved to Hollywood in 1929 and became one of the most highly regarded screenwriters of the 1930s and 1940s. He collaborated on many films over many years with director John Ford, and was also noted for his work with George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Fritz Lang and Jean Renoir.

Nichols wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for films including Bringing Up Baby (1938), Stagecoach (1939), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Scarlet Street (1945), And Then There Were None (1945), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Pinky (1949) and The Tin Star (1957).

Nichols initially declined the Academy Award he received for The Informer, due to a dispute between the Screen Writers Guild, of which he was a founder, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He collected the award at the 1938 Oscar ceremony. He served as president of the Screen Writers Guild in 1937 and 1938.

He also co-wrote the documentary The Battle of Midway, which won the 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Nichols produced and directed three films—Government Girl (1943), Sister Kenny (1946) and Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)—for which he also wrote the screenplay.

In 1954 he received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America.

He died in Hollywood of cancer in 1960 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director.

Dudley Nichols was born April 6, 1895, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He studied at the University of Michigan where he was active member of the Sigma Chapter of Theta Xi fraternity.

After working as a reporter for the New York World, Nichols moved to Hollywood in 1929 and became one of the most highly regarded screenwriters of the 1930s and 1940s. He collaborated on many films over many years with director John Ford, and was also noted for his work with George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Fritz Lang and Jean Renoir.

Nichols wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for films including Bringing Up Baby (1938), Stagecoach (1939), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Scarlet Street (1945), And Then There Were None (1945), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Pinky (1949) and The Tin Star (1957).

Nichols initially declined the Academy Award he received for The Informer, due to a dispute between the Screen Writers Guild, of which he was a founder, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He collected the award at the 1938 Oscar ceremony. He served as president of the Screen Writers Guild in 1937 and 1938.

He also co-wrote the documentary The Battle of Midway, which won the 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Nichols produced and directed three films—Government Girl (1943), Sister Kenny (1946) and Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)—for which he also wrote the screenplay.

In 1954 he received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America.

He died in Hollywood of cancer in 1960 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1895-04-06

Day of Death 1960-01-04

Place of Birth Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1965 Ten Little Indians Screenplay
1962 Escape from Zahrain Writer
1960 Heller in Pink Tights Screenplay
1959 The Hangman Writer
1957 The Tin Star Screenplay
1956 Run for the Sun Screenplay
1954 Prince Valiant Screenplay
1952 The Big Sky Screenplay
1952 Return of the Texan Writer
1951 Rawhide Writer
1949 Pinky Screenplay
1947 Mourning Becomes Electra Writer
1947 The Fugitive Writer
1946 Sister Kenny Screenplay
1945 Scarlet Street Screenplay
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's Screenplay
1945 And Then There Were None Screenplay
1944 It Happened Tomorrow Adaptation Screenplay
1943 Government Girl Screenplay
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls Screenplay
1943 Bataan Writer
1943 This Land Is Mine Screenplay
1943 Air Force Screenplay
1942 The Battle of Midway Writer
1941 Swamp Water Writer
1941 Man Hunt Screenplay
1940 The Long Voyage Home Screenplay
1939 The Marshal Of Mesa City Story
1939 The 400 Million Writer
1939 Stagecoach Screenplay
1938 Carefree Story
1938 Bringing Up Baby Screenplay
1937 The Hurricane Screenplay
1937 The Toast of New York Screenplay
1936 The Plough and the Stars Screenplay
1936 Mary of Scotland Screenplay
1935 The Three Musketeers Screenplay
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend Screenplay
1935 The Crusades Screenplay
1935 The Arizonian Screenplay
1935 She Writer
1935 The Informer Screenplay
1934 Judge Priest Screenplay
1934 Call It Luck Screenplay
1934 Hold That Girl Writer
1934 The Lost Patrol Screenplay
1934 You Can't Buy Everything Screenplay
1933 The Man Who Dared Writer
1933 Hot Pepper Story
1932 Robbers' Roost Adaptation
1931 Three Rogues Writer
1930 A Devil with Women Writer
1930 One Mad Kiss Writer
1930 Born Reckless Screenplay
1930 Men Without Women Screenplay

Directing

1947 Mourning Becomes Electra Director
1946 Sister Kenny Director
1943 Government Girl Director

Production

1947 Mourning Becomes Electra Producer
1943 This Land Is Mine Producer

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