April 6, 1895|
January 4, 1960 64) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, United States
Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director.
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.
|1930||Men Without Women|
|1930||On the Level|
|1930||One Mad Kiss|
|1930||Devil with Women, AA Devil with Women|
|1931||Not Exactly Gentlemen|
|1931||Connecticut Yankee, AA Connecticut Yankee|
|1931||Black Camel, TheThe Black Camel|
|1932||She Wanted a Millionaire|
|1932||While Paris Sleeps|
|1932||This Sporting Age|
|1933||Man Who Dared, TheThe Man Who Dared|
|1934||You Can't Buy Everything|
|1934||Ever Since Eve|
|1934||Lost Patrol, TheThe Lost Patrol|
|1934||Hold That Girl|
|1934||Call It Luck|
|1935||Life Begins at 40|
|1935||Informer, TheThe Informer||Academy Award, Best Writing, Screenplay (not accepted until 1938)|
|1935||Arizonian, TheThe Arizonian|
|1935||Steamboat Round the Bend|
|1935||Crusades, TheThe Crusades|
|1935||Three Musketeers, TheThe Three Musketeers|
|1936||Mary of Scotland|
|1937||Plough and the Stars, TheThe Plough and the Stars|
|1937||Toast of New York, TheThe Toast of New York|
|1937||Hurricane, TheThe Hurricane|
|1938||Bringing Up Baby|
|1939||400 Million, TheThe 400 Million|
|1940||Long Voyage Home, TheThe Long Voyage Home||Academy Award nominee|
|1942||Battle of Midway, TheThe Battle of Midway|
|1943||Air Force||Academy Award nominee|
|1943||This Land Is Mine|
|1943||For Whom the Bell Tolls|
|1944||Government Girl||Also producer and director|
|1944||It Happened Tomorrow|
|1945||And Then There Were None|
|1945||Bells of St. Mary's, TheThe Bells of St. Mary's|
|1946||Sister Kenny||Also producer and director|
|1947||Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive|
|1947||Mourning Becomes Electra||Also producer and director|
|1952||Return of the Texan|
|1952||Big Sky, TheThe Big Sky|
|1956||Run for the Sun|
|1957||Tin Star, TheThe Tin Star||Academy Award nominee|
|1959||Hangman, TheThe Hangman|
|1960||Heller in Pink Tights|
- Katz, Ephraim (1998). Klein, Fred; Nolen, Ronald Dean, eds. The Film Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). New York: HarperPerennial. p. 1015. ISBN 0-06-273492-X.
- "Dudley Nichols". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
- "Nichols Declines Award". The New York Times. March 10, 1936. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
- "The Informer". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
- "Dudley Nichols". IMDB. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- "Dudley Nichols". The New York Times.
- "Dudley Nichols of Films is Dead". The New York Times. January 6, 1960. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
- Dudley Nichols at the Internet Movie Database
- Dudley Nichols at the Internet Broadway Database
- Dudley Nichols at Find a Grave
- Finding aid author: Norm Gillespie (2013). "She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols". Prepared for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Provo, UT. Retrieved May 16, 2016.