Sidney Franklin (director)

Sidney Franklin

Franklin in 1920
Born Sidney Arnold Franklin
(1893-03-21)March 21, 1893
San Francisco, California
Died May 18, 1972(1972-05-18) (aged 79)
Santa Monica, California
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Spouse(s) Ann Denitz (one son Sidney Jr), Enid Bennett

Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972)[1] was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays.[2]

His brother Chester Franklin (1889–1954) also became a director during the silent film era best known for directing the early Technicolor film Toll of the Sea.

Partial filmography




  1. Sidney Franklin;
  2. Silent Film Necrology p.181 2nd edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana
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