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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 54

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 IndiansScreenplay
1962 Escape From ZahrainWriter
1960 Heller in Pink TightsScreenplay
1959 The HangmanWriter
1957 The Tin StarScreenplay
1956 Run for the SunScreenplay
1954 Prince ValiantScreenplay
1952 The Big SkyScreenplay
1952 Return of the TexanWriter
1951 RawhideWriter
1949 PinkyScreenplay
1947 Mourning Becomes ElectraWriter
1947 The FugitiveWriter
1946 Sister KennyScreenplay
1945 Scarlet StreetScreenplay
1945 The Bells of St. Mary'sScreenplay
1945 And Then There Were NoneScreenplay
1944 It Happened TomorrowScreenplay
1944 It Happened TomorrowAdaptation
1943 Government GirlScreenplay
1943 For Whom the Bell TollsScreenplay
1943 This Land Is MineScreenplay
1943 Air ForceScreenplay
1942 The Battle of MidwayWriter
1941 Swamp WaterWriter
1941 Man HuntScreenplay
1940 The Long Voyage HomeScreenplay
1939 The Marshal Of Mesa CityStory
1939 The 400 MillionWriter
1939 StagecoachScreenplay
1938 CarefreeStory
1938 Bringing Up BabyScreenplay
1937 The HurricaneScreenplay
1937 The Toast of New YorkScreenplay
1936 The Plough and the StarsScreenplay
1936 Mary of ScotlandScreenplay
1935 The Three MusketeersScreenplay
1935 Steamboat Round the BendScreenplay
1935 The CrusadesScreenplay
1935 The ArizonianScreenplay
1935 SheWriter
1935 The InformerScreenplay
1934 Judge PriestScreenplay
1934 Call It LuckScreenplay
1934 Hold That GirlWriter
1934 The Lost PatrolScreenplay
1934 You Can't Buy EverythingScreenplay
1933 The Man Who DaredWriter
1933 Hot PepperStory
1932 Robbers' RoostAdaptation
1931 Three RoguesWriter
1930 A Devil with WomenWriter
1930 One Mad KissWriter
1930 Born RecklessScreenplay
1930 Men Without WomenScreenplay

Directing

1947 Mourning Becomes ElectraDirector
1946 Sister KennyDirector
1943 Government GirlDirector

Production

1947 Mourning Becomes ElectraProducer
1943 This Land Is MineProducer

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