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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
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cleopatra 50th Anniversary
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet La maison sous les arbres (The Deadly Trap)
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet The Group
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1966
55% Cleopatra
  • Screenwriter
1963
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
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Screenwriter
1939
100% Holiday
  • Screenwriter
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 Daughter of the Dragon
  • Screenwriter
1931

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