Dudley Nichols


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA
Born
April 06, 1895
Died
January 04, 1960
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Premier Hollywood screenwriter of the 1930s and 40s best known for his collaborations with John Ford, notably "Stagecoach" (1939). Nichols also worked with Howard Hawks, Jean Renoir, Rene Clair, George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His directorial efforts met with limited success....

Biography

Premier Hollywood screenwriter of the 1930s and 40s best known for his collaborations with John Ford, notably "Stagecoach" (1939). Nichols also worked with Howard Hawks, Jean Renoir, Rene Clair, George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His directorial efforts met with limited success.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Director
Sister Kenny (1946)
Director
Government Girl (1944)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Stagecoach (1986)
From Screenplay ("Stagecoach")
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Screenwriter
The Hangman (1959)
Screenwriter
The Tin Star (1957)
Screenwriter
Run for the Sun (1956)
Screenwriter
Prince Valiant (1954)
Screenwriter
Return of the Texan (1952)
Screenwriter
The Big Sky (1952)
Screenwriter
Rawhide (1951)
Writer
Pinky (1949)
Screenwriter
The Fugitive (1947)
Screenwriter
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Screenwriter
Sister Kenny (1946)
Screenwriter
And Then There Were None (1945)
Screenwriter
Scarlet Street (1945)
Screenwriter
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Screenwriter
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Screenplay and Adapted
Government Girl (1944)
Screenwriter
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Screenwriter
This Land Is Mine (1943)
Screenwriter
Air Force (1943)
Original Screenplay
Mr. Lucky (1943)
Contract Writer
Swamp Water (1941)
Screenwriter
Man Hunt (1941)
Screenwriter
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Screenwriter
The 400,000,000 (1939)
Commentary written by
Stagecoach (1939)
Screenwriter
Gunga Din (1939)
Contract Writer
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Screenwriter
Carefree (1938)
Story and Adapted
The Plough and the Stars (1937)
Screenwriter
The Hurricane (1937)
Screenwriter
The Toast of New York (1937)
Screenwriter
The Toast of New York (1937)
Contract Writer
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Screenwriter
The Informer (1935)
Screenwriter
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Screenwriter
The Arizonian (1935)
Story and Screenplay by
The Three Musketeers (1935)
Screenwriter
Señora casada necesita marido (1935)
Contract Writer
Life Begins at 40 (1935)
Contr to Screenplay const
Mystery Woman (1935)
Story
She (1935)
Additional Dialogue
The Crusades (1935)
Screenwriter
You Can't Buy Everything (1934)
Original Screenplay
The Lost Patrol (1934)
Screenwriter
Call It Luck (1934)
Screenwriter
Hold That Girl (1934)
Original Screenplay
Judge Priest (1934)
Screenwriter
Marie Galante (1934)
Contr to Screenplay const
Frontier Marshal (1934)
Contract Writer
Grand Canary (1934)
Contract Writer
Call It Luck (1934)
Story
Ever Since Eve (1934)
Contract Writer
Wild Gold (1934)
Story
The Man Who Dared: An Imaginative Biography (1933)
Original Screenplay
Robbers' Roost (1933)
Screenwriter
Hot Pepper (1933)
Story
Pilgrimage (1933)
Dial
The Man Who Dared (1933)
From Story
The Man Who Dared (1933)
Screenwriter
This Sporting Age (1932)
Adapted and dial
While Paris Sleeps (1932)
Contract Writer
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)
Contract Writer
Skyline (1931)
Screenplay and dial
Not Exactly Gentlemen (1931)
Screenwriter
Seas Beneath (1931)
Screenplay and dial
Hush Money (1931)
Dial
The Black Camel (1931)
Contract Writer
A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Contract Writer
Reckless Living (1931)
Dial
El precio de un beso (1930)
Adaptación cinematográfica [Scr]
One Mad Kiss (1930)
Adaptation
Men Without Women (1930)
Screenwriter
A Devil With Women (1930)
Screenwriter
Born Reckless (1930)
Screenwriter
On the Level (1930)
Adaptation
Born Reckless (1930)
Dial
Men Without Women (1930)
Dial
A Devil With Women (1930)
Dial
One Mad Kiss (1930)
Dial

Producer (Feature Film)

Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Producer
Sister Kenny (1946)
Producer
Government Girl (1944)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Judge Priest (1934)
Composer
One Mad Kiss (1930)
Composer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

This Land Is Mine (1943)
Company

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Fugitive, The (1947) - First Told In The Bible Opening narration by Ward Bond, John Ford directing from Dudley Nichols’ sanitized adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel, Henry Fonda the title character, with Dolores Del Rio, clear from the start that Ford’s chief interest is Gabriel Figueroa’s virtuosic cinematography, from The Fugitive, 1947.
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945) - Was It St. Paul? Having just wisecracked about the cat, and unexpectedly met the entire faculty, when he’d just come to introduce himself to the Mother Superior and principal, Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman), the new priest Fr. O’Malley (Bing Crosby) extemporizes, in The Bells Of St. Mary’s, 1945.
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945) - He Looked All Right When He Got Here Opening the sequel to Going My Way, 1944, Bing Crosby reprising his Academy Award-winning role as Fr. O’Malley (directed by Leo McCarey, who’d just won an Oscar for that previous film), meeting Una O’Connor as Mrs. Breen, in The Bells Of St. Mary’s, 1945, also starring 1944 Academy Award winner (for Gaslight), Ingrid Bergman.
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945) - Turning The Other Cheek Famous bit in which athletically-inclined Mother Superior and principal Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman), having just studied Gene Tunney’s book on boxing, imparts what she’s learned to schoolyard bullying victim Eddie (Dickie Tyler), directed by Leo McCarey, in The Bells Of St. Mary’s, 1945.
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945) - The Six Senses Priest Fr. O’Malley (Bing Crosby) in a visit at the class run by Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) observes the work of Luther (Jimmy Crane) and new pupil Patsy (Joan Carroll), about whose circumstances he’s better informed, in director Leo McCarey’s The Bells Of St. Mary’s, 1945.
Carefree (1938) - We All Try To Escape Reality Utterly in the groove from the opening joke, Mark Sandrich directs Ralph Bellamy as Steve, Jack Carson as orderly Connors and Fred Astaire as shrink Tony Flagg, the gal they discuss of course Ginger Rogers, in the second-to-last RKO Fred & Ginger feature, Carefree, 1938.
Carefree (1938) - Shot Down Like Dogs Ginger Rogers is hypnotized Amanda, whose psychiatrist Tony (Fred Astaire) regrets having told her that all men excepting her fiancé Steve (Ralph Bellamy), need to be shot down like dogs, when she appears at the shooting range, Jack Carson her minder, in the screwball-y Carefree, 1938.
Scarlet Street (1945) - Speaking Of Time Boss J-J (Russell Hicks) conducting ceremonies at the dinner marking 25 years of service by lowly cashier Chris (Edward G. Robinson), opening Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street, 1945, from Dudley Nichols' screenplay.
Scarlet Street (1945) - Not Even When I Was Young Following his testimonial dinner, Chris (Edward G. Robinson) with Charlie (Samuel S. Hinds) discussing their bosses' mistress, then meeting Kitty (Joan Bennett), in Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street, 1945.
Scarlet Street (1945) - Use Your Imagination The scene confirming that Johnny (Dan Duryea), previously seen beating Kitty (Joan Bennett), is in fact her boyfriend, who now schemes to fleece her incorrectly presumed-rich suitor, in Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street, 1945.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Not The Intercostal Clavicle? Opening scene introducing paleontologist David (Cary Grant), fianceè Alice (Virginia Walker) and Professor La Touche (D'Arcy Corrigan), from Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby, 1938.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Let's Play A Game Wardrobe malfunction from director Howard Hawks, as harassed paleontologist David (Cary Grant) again encounters madcap heiress Susan (Katharine Hepburn), who has contrived to stick him with a stolen purse, at a museum fund-raiser, in Bringing Up Baby, 1938.

Trailer

For Whom the Bell Tolls -- (Original Trailer) Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman fight the good fight in Spain in the movie of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943).
Sister Kenny - (Original Trailer) Rosalind Russell gives an Oscar nominated performance as Sister Kenny (1946), the true story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Air Force - (Original Trailer) A bomber crew sees World War in action over the Pacific in Air Force (1943), directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Garfield and Gig Young.
Tin Star, The - (Original Trailer) An experienced bounty hunter (Henry Fonda) helps a young sheriff (Anthony Perkins) learn the meaning of his badge in Anthony Mann's The Tin Star (1957).
Heller In Pink Tights - (Original Trailer) Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws in Heller In Pink Tights (1960) starring Sophia Loren, directed by George Cukor.
Informer, The - (Re-issue Trailer) Victor McLaglen won a Best Actor Oscar® playing an Irish rebel who sells out his friend in John Ford's The Informer (1935).
Mr. Lucky - (Original Trailer) A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love in Mr. Lucky (1943) starring Cary Grant.
Big Sky, The - (Re-issue Trailer) Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River in The Big Sky (1952), directed by Howard Hawks and starring Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin.
Gunga Din - (Re-issue Trailer) Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India in Gunga Din (1939) starring Cary Grant.
Bells of St. Mary's, The - (Re-issue Trailer) A liberal priest (Bing Crosby) and a strict nun (Ingrid Bergman) clash in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).
Crusades, The - (Original Trailer) Cecil B. DeMille presents the story of The Crusades (1935) with Henry Wilcoxon as the Holy Land-bound Richard the Lion-Hearted.

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