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Cyril Hume

Highest Rated: 100% Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Lowest Rated: 0% Limehouse Blues (1934)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

A descendant of Hume the Philosopher, London-born author Cyril Hume was educated at Yale University. During the 1920s, Hume proved a worthy rival of Fitzgerald with such lost-generation novels as Wife of the Centaur and Cruel Fellowship. He came to films in 1930, when MGM engaged him to write dialogue for the Grace Moore musical New Moon. During the 1930s, he was principal writer of MGM's "Tarzan" films, bringing prestige to these escapist exercises by treating them with dignity and respect. During this period, he began collaborating with future "James Bond" scenarist Richard Maibaum, who later credited Hume as being the single most importance influence on his own work. Remaining at MGM until 1957, Hume continued to work on such well-received efforts as Forbidden Planet and Ransom (both 1956). The brother of actress Benita Hume, Cyril Hume was from 1930 to 1934 married to screen leading lady Helen Chandler.

Highest Rated Movies



75% Ransom Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet The Invisible Boy Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet Ransom! Screenwriter 1956
98% Forbidden Planet Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Tarzan's Savage Fury Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet A Lady Without Passport Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Branded Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Tokyo Joe Screenwriter 1949
33% The Great Gatsby Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet High Barbaree Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Tarzan Finds a Son! Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun Screenwriter 1937
71% Tarzan Escapes Screenwriter 1936
0% Limehouse Blues Screenwriter 1934
86% Flying Down to Rio Screenwriter 1933
100% Tarzan the Ape Man Screenwriter 1932
100% Trader Horn Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Daybreak Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet New Moon Screenwriter 1930


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