Richard Sale

Highest Rated: 100% Suddenly (1954)
Lowest Rated: 20% The White Buffalo (1977)
Birthday: Dec 17, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
A fourth-generation New Yorker, Richard Sale sold his first magazine story at age 12. After his graduation from Washington & Lee University, Sale went "pro," eventually writing well over 450 novels, novellettes, and short stories. During WWII, he served as Navy correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post. He wrote his first Hollywood screenplay in 1946, and directed his first film in 1947. Most closely associated with 20th Century Fox in the 1950s, he directed such entertainments as Ticket to Tomahawk (1950), Half Angel (1950), Let's Make It Legal, and My Wife's Best Friend (1952). He also kept his hand in screenwriting, notably as the author of the tense Frank Sinatra thriller Suddenly, in addition, he wrote the script, music, and lyrics for the 1955 musical Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955). Most of his later directorial efforts were unremarkable, save for the fact-based Abandon Ship! (1957). In collaboration with his former wife, Mary Loos, Sale scripted such comedies as Mother Was a Freshman and Father Was a Fullback (both 1949), and co-wrote several episodes of the TV Western Yancy Derringer (1959-1960). Many of Richard Sale's best novels -- The Oscar, The White Buffalo -- were brought to the screen by other scriptwriting hands.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet When Willie Comes Marching Home Screenwriter 2002
No Score Yet Assassination Screenwriter 1987
20% The White Buffalo Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Torpedo Run Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Seven Waves Away (Abandon Ship!) (Seven Days from Now) Director Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Producer Director Screenwriter 1955
100% Suddenly Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Woman's World Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet The French Line Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Next Door Director 1953
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal Director 1951
No Score Yet Meet Me After the Show Screenwriter Director 1951
No Score Yet Half Angel Director 1951
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Director Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Father Was a Fullback Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Director 1947
No Score Yet Calendar Girl Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Northwest Outpost Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Driftwood Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Rendezvous with Annie Clarence (flight clerk) Screenwriter 1946


No Score Yet Bewitched
  • 1965


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