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Richard Maibaum

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Not Available

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Manhattan-born Richard Maibaum attended NYU, then headed west to study acting at the University of Iowa. Before he was 30, Maibaum was a firmly established Broadway actor and playwright. He entered films as a screenwriter in 1937, spending the war years with the army's Combat Film Division. In 1946, he joined Paramount as both screenwriter and producer, turning out such worthwhile projects as The Big Clock (1948) and the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby. Advised that making films abroad was an excellent tax shelter, Maibaum formed a partnership in the 1950s with producers Irving Allen and Albert Broccoli. This alliance eventually led to the James Bond series of the 1960s and 1970s: Richard Maibaum wrote or cowrote the screenplay for virtually every Bond film, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with License to Kill (1989).

Highest Rated Movies



75% Ransom Screenwriter 1996
77% Licence To Kill Screenwriter 1989
72% The Living Daylights Screenwriter 1987
37% A View to a Kill Screenwriter 1985
40% Octopussy Screenwriter 1983
72% For Your Eyes Only Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet S*H*E Screenwriter 1979
79% The Spy Who Loved Me Screenwriter 1977
43% The Man with the Golden Gun Screenwriter 1974
65% Diamonds Are Forever Screenwriter 1971
80% On Her Majesty's Secret Service Screenwriter 1969
67% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Screenwriter 1968
88% Thunderball Screenwriter 1965
99% Goldfinger Screenwriter 1964
95% From Russia With Love Screenwriter 1964
95% Dr. No Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet Battle at Bloody Beach Screenwriter Producer 1961
No Score Yet The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet The Man Inside Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Ransom! Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Hell Below Zero Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own Producer 1950
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A. Producer 1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife Producer 1949
33% The Great Gatsby Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Producer 1949
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Producer 1948
100% The Big Clock Producer 1948
No Score Yet O.S.S. Screenwriter Producer 1946
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Screenwriter 1941
95% Foreign Correspondent Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet The Lady and the Mob Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Stablemates Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun Screenwriter 1937


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