Sheridan Gibney


Screenwriter

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Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
June 11, 1903
Died
April 11, 1988
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Prolific American screenwriter of the 1930s and 40s whose varied credits include the blistering indictment of prison conditions "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932), the fine Kay Francis sudser "The House on 56th Street" (1933), the Frank Borzage-directed drama "Disputed Passage" (1939), the uneven but intriguing Ginger Rogers-Cary Grant WWII comedy-drama "Once Upon a Honeymoon" (1...

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Information from "Variety" has Gibney's birthdate as June 11, 1893.

Biography

Prolific American screenwriter of the 1930s and 40s whose varied credits include the blistering indictment of prison conditions "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932), the fine Kay Francis sudser "The House on 56th Street" (1933), the Frank Borzage-directed drama "Disputed Passage" (1939), the uneven but intriguing Ginger Rogers-Cary Grant WWII comedy-drama "Once Upon a Honeymoon" (1942) and the complex film noir with flashbacks nested like Chinese boxes within each other, "The Locket" (1946). Gibney won Oscars for telling "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936), the first of Warner Brothers prestige biopics of the mid-1930s which starred Paul Muni. He also served as president of the Screen Writers Guild from 1930-41 and 1947-48 and lent his writing talents to TV and theatrical plays and operatic librettos as well. He also produced a film he also wrote for the screen, "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" (1944).

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Story Of Louis Pasteur, The (1936) - A Victim Of Your Bigotry Paris, 1860, summoned to the court of emperor Napoleon III (Walter Kingsford) in recognition for earlier feats, chemist Paul Muni (title character) rants about germs, irritating physician Charbonnet (Fritz Leiber) and gets blamed (by Porter Hall) for a murder committed by a civilian who supported his theories, then is consoled by Martel (Donald Woods), in The Story Of Louis Pasteur, 1936.
Story Of Louis Pasteur, The (1936) - Predict The Hour Of My Death Divided over whether to support the title character (Paul Muni), their colleague, in his so-far unsuccessful quest for a rabies vaccine, the French medical academy leadership, led by fictional Charbonnet (Fritz Leiber), visits his lab, prompting a dramatic exhibition, in Warner Bros. The Story Of Louis Pasteur, 1936, with Akim Tamiroff as Zaranoff. and Raymond Brown as Radisse, with the pipe.
Story Of Louis Pasteur, The (1936) - Our Criminal Disregard For Germs The last of three vignettes introducing the title character (Paul Muni) finds rulers Napoleon III and Eugenie (Walter Kingsford, Iphigenie Castiglioni) more open-minded than Charbonnet (Fritz Leiber), as the wife (Josephine Hutchinson) and assistant (Henry O'Neill) keep faith, in The Story Of Louis Pasteur, 1936.
Story Of Louis Pasteur, The (1936) - Savior Of The Sheep Ca. 1870, officials Radisse (Raymond Brown) and Martel (Donald Woods) visit Arbois, site of the current Pasteur museum, where Paul Muni (title character), with daughter (Anita Louise) and aide Roux (Henry O'Neill), is treating anthrax, in Warner Bros.' The Story Of Louis Pasteur, 1936.
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - Hard Labor Jim (Paul Muni) learns about breaking rocks the hard way with some counsel from Bomber (Edward Ellis) and Sebastian (Everett Brown) in director Mervyn LeRoy's II Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, 1932.
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - Where He Probably Belongs Landlady and casual girlfriend Marie (Glenda Farrell), arguably the only actor in the picture working on a par with star Paul Muni, turns on him, as now-successful prison escapee "Allen James," as he gets ready to move out in, Mervyn LeRoy's I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, 1932.
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - What Would You Say To A Hamburger? Wrapping up an unemployment sequence for well-intentioned WWI veteran Jim (Paul Muni) brings him to St. Louis where he meets fellow struggler Pete (Preston Foster), whom, he doesn’t know, has trouble in mind, Lew Kelly the diner man, in Warner Bros.’ landmark I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, 1932.
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - Can You Hit My Shackles? With the calendar marking months passed, Unjustly convicted inmate Jim Allen (Paul Muni) takes a few well-aimed whacks from Sebastian (Everett Brown) as he plans his escape, remarkable early-talkie shooting and editing, in Mervyn LeRoy's I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, 1932.
Anthony Adverse (1936) - Into Sturdy Manhood Text advances the story at least ten years and introduces leads Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland 40 minutes into the picture, as the title character and ward of merchant Bonnyfeather (Edmund Gwenn), and the daughter of his servants, in Livorno ca. 1800, in Anthony Adverse, 1936.
Anthony Adverse (1936) - What Is My Proper Place? Italian merchant Bonnyfeather (Edmund Gwenn) at work, pausing to admire his adopted son and employee (Fredric March, title character, whom he secretly knows to be his biological grandson) offering advice and promise, in the Warner Bros. treatment of the historical novel Anthony Adverse, 1936.
Anthony Adverse (1936) - He's Won The Lottery! Much tumult in Napoleonic-era Italy, as lovers Fredric March (title character) and Olivia De Havilland (as "Angela") learn that her servant father (Luis Alberni) has won the lottery, irritating his employer Bonnyfeather (Edmund Gwenn), in Anthony Adverse, 1936.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) - Plain Vodka American newsman O'Toole (Cary Grant) diverts gold-digger Katie (Ginger Rogers) to a Warsaw hotel bar, determined to expose her new husband as a dangerous Nazi, in Leo McCarey's Once Upon a Honeymoon, 1942.

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Notes

Information from "Variety" has Gibney's birthdate as June 11, 1893.