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Richard Maibaum

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated:   36% A View to a Kill (1985)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% Ransom
  • Screenwriter
1996
77% Licence To Kill
  • Screenwriter
1989
71% The Living Daylights
  • Screenwriter
1987
36% A View to a Kill
  • Screenwriter
1985
42% Octopussy
  • Screenwriter
1983
74% For Your Eyes Only
  • Screenwriter
1981
No Score Yet S*H*E
  • Screenwriter
1979
79% The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Screenwriter
1977
45% The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Screenwriter
1974
67% Diamonds Are Forever
  • Screenwriter
1971
82% On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Screenwriter
1969
65% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Screenwriter
1968
86% Thunderball
  • Screenwriter
1965
96% Goldfinger
  • Screenwriter
1964
96% From Russia With Love
  • Screenwriter
1964
96% Dr. No
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet Battle at Bloody Beach
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
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
38% The Great Gatsby
  • Screenwriter
  • 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
94% Foreign Correspondent
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun
  • Screenwriter
1937

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