Biography

The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Licence to Kill (1989).

Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at the University of Iowa. By the time he was in his late twenties, Maibaum was a well established Broadway actor and playwright. He entered films as a screenwriter in 1937, spending the war years with the army's Combat Film Division. In 1946, he joined Paramount as both screenwriter and producer, contributing to such films as The Big Clock (1948) and The Great Gatsby (1949).

From advice that making films abroad was an excellent tax shelter, Maibaum formed a partnership in the 1950s with producers Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli This led to his involvement in the phenomenally successful James Bond series of the 1960s and 1970s and, after Ian Fleming, Maibaum has arguably been the person most responsible for shaping the image of the screen's most famous spy!

The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Licence to Kill (1989).

Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at the University of Iowa. By the time he was in his late twenties, Maibaum was a well established Broadway actor and playwright. He entered films as a screenwriter in 1937, spending the war years with the army's Combat Film Division. In 1946, he joined Paramount as both screenwriter and producer, contributing to such films as The Big Clock (1948) and The Great Gatsby (1949).

From advice that making films abroad was an excellent tax shelter, Maibaum formed a partnership in the 1950s with producers Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli This led to his involvement in the phenomenally successful James Bond series of the 1960s and 1970s and, after Ian Fleming, Maibaum has arguably been the person most responsible for shaping the image of the screen's most famous spy!

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1909-05-26

Day of Death 1991-01-04

Place of Birth New York, New York City, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1989 Licence to Kill Screenplay
1987 The Living Daylights Screenplay
1985 A View to a Kill Screenplay
1983 Octopussy Screenplay
1981 For Your Eyes Only Screenplay
1980 S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert Writer
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Screenplay
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Screenplay
1971 Diamonds Are Forever Screenplay
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Screenplay
1965 Thunderball Screenplay
1964 Goldfinger Screenplay
1963 From Russia with Love Screenplay
1962 Dr. No Screenplay
1961 Battle at Bloody Beach Story Screenplay
1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Adaptation
1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro Story
1958 Tank Force Writer
1956 Zarak Writer
1956 Bigger Than Life Story Screenplay
1956 Ransom! Screenplay
1955 The Cockleshell Heroes Writer
1953 The United States Steel Hour (259 episodes)Writer
1953 The Red Beret Screenplay
1945 See My Lawyer Writer
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point Writer
1941 Hold Back the Dawn Screenplay
1941 I Wanted Wings Screenplay
1940 20 Mule Team Screenplay
1940 The Ghost Comes Home Screenplay
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams Screenplay
1939 Coast Guard Screenplay
1939 The Lady and the Mob Screenplay
1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone Screenplay
1937 Live, Love and Learn Screenplay
1937 They Gave Him a Gun Screenplay

Production

1961 Battle at Bloody Beach Producer
1957 The Thin Man (72 episodes)Producer
1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. Producer
1950 No Man of Her Own Producer
1949 Dear Wife Producer
1948 The Sainted Sisters Producer
1948 The Big Clock Producer
1946 O.S.S. Producer

Crew

1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Additional Dialogue

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