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Sidney Buchman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Screenwriter and producer Sidney Buchman is notable for his sophisticated comedies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Here Comes Mister Jordan. Born in Duluth, Minnesota and educated at the University of Minnesota and Columbia, Buchman began his career working at London's Old Vic theater as an assistant stage director. He later returned stateside to write a number of unsuccessful plays before heading to Hollywood in 1930 to work as a contract screenwriter for Paramount. Four years later he switched to Columbia where he became one of studio head Harry Cohn's favorite writers. During that time, he also produced several films, until 1942 when Buchman became a production supervisor. Eventually he rose to become vice president and assistant production chief at Columbia. His high-flying career abruptly crashed when in 1951, he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee and admitted being a former member of the communist party. His refusal to provide other names led to the charge of contempt of Congress, a $150 fine, a year's suspended sentence, and subsequent blacklisting until the early 1960s when he began working as a writer and producer in 20th Century-Fox's European branch. He remained in Cannes, France until his death in 1975.

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No Score Yet Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet La maison sous les arbres (The Deadly Trap) Screenwriter 1971
60% The Group Producer Screenwriter 1966
61% Cleopatra Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet Saturday's Hero Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again Screenwriter Producer 1949
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Producer 1948
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Over 21 Producer Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Producer Screenwriter 1945
93% The Talk of the Town Screenwriter 1942
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia Screenwriter 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Screenwriter 1939
100% Holiday Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet She Married an Artist Producer 1938
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Love Me Forever Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet She Married Her Boss Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet His Greatest Gamble Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet The Right to Romance Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Screenwriter 1932
33% The Sign of the Cross Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Thunder Below Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Daughter of the Dragon Screenwriter 1931


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