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  • BIRTH 06/04/1895
  • DEATH 04/01/1960
  • Country United States
  • SCRIPT 32
  • PRODUCTION 1

Dudley Nichols

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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.

Dudley Nichols

Script (32)

Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
The Big Sky
The Big Sky
Stagecoach
Stagecoach
Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Man Hunt
Man Hunt
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
Air Force
Air Force
The Tin Star
The Tin Star
Heller in Pink Tights
Heller in Pink Tights
Escape from Zahrain
Escape from Zahrain
Pinky
Pinky
Stagecoach
Stagecoach
Run for the Sun
Run for the Sun
The Long Voyage Home
The Long Voyage Home
Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
The Fugitive
The Fugitive
It Happened Tomorrow
It Happened Tomorrow
Rawhide
Rawhide
Men Without Women
Men Without Women
The Lost Patrol
The Lost Patrol
The Toast of New York
The Toast of New York
This Land Is Mine
This Land Is Mine
The Bells of St. Mary's
The Bells of St. Mary's
The Informer
The Informer
Carefree
Carefree
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Hangman
The Hangman
Swamp Water
Swamp Water
Ten Little Indians
Ten Little Indians
Mary of Scotland
Mary of Scotland

Production

This Land Is Mine
This Land Is Mine