Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director.
April 6, 1895|
Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
January 4, 1960 (aged 64)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film 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.
- 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 on IMDb
- 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.
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