Sidney Franklin

Highest Rated: 100% The Yearling (1946)
Birthday: Mar 21, 1893
Birthplace: Not Available
Sidney Franklin began acting in films in 1913; the following year, he co-directed comedy shorts with his older brother Chester. In the mid teens, the two collaborated on several features that were mostly aimed at children. Working on his own by 1918, Franklin made his reputation directing such actresses as Mary Pickford (The Hoodlum) and Constance Talmadge (East is West, Dulcy). Signing with MGM in 1926, Franklin directed Marion Davies (Quality Street), Norma Shearer (The Actress), and Greta Garbo (Wild Orchids); in 1931 he helmed two memorable play adaptations, The Guardsman with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and Noel Coward's Private Lives. A favorite of producer Irving Thalberg, Franklin also directed MGM's prestige projects The Barretts of Wimpole Street and The Good Earth. He then switched to the role of producer in 1939, his credits including On Borrowed Time, Mrs. Miniver, and The Yearling. In 1957 he made a final return to directing with his remake of The Barretts of Wimpole Street.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Private Lives Director 2005
No Score Yet Undercover Kids Tony Premo 2004
No Score Yet The Barretts of Wimpole Street Director 1957
No Score Yet Gypsy Colt Producer 1954
No Score Yet Torch Song Producer 1953
No Score Yet Young Bess Producer 1953
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves Producer 1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Producer 1952
No Score Yet The Miniver Story Producer 1950
No Score Yet Command Decision Producer 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Producer 1948
100% The Yearling Producer 1946
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover Producer 1944
83% Madame Curie Producer 1943
89% Random Harvest Producer 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Producer 1942
80% Waterloo Bridge Producer 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Producer 1940
82% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet On Borrowed Time Producer 1939
94% The Good Earth Director 1937
No Score Yet The Dark Angel Director 1935
71% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Director 1934
No Score Yet Reunion In Vienna Director 1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain American Matador 1932
No Score Yet Smilin' Through Director 1932
No Score Yet The Guardsman Director 1931
80% Private Lives Producer Director 1931
No Score Yet Wild Orchids Director 1929
No Score Yet Quality Street Director 1927
No Score Yet The Duchess of Buffalo Director 1926
No Score Yet Her Sister From Paris Director 1925
No Score Yet Her Night of Romance Director 1924
No Score Yet Primitive Lover Director 1922
100% The Three Musketeers Monsieur Bonacieux 1921
No Score Yet The Hoodlum (The Ragamuffin) Director 1919
No Score Yet Heart O' the Hills Director 1919
No Score Yet Forbidden City Director 1918
No Score Yet Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Director 1917
No Score Yet Babes in the Woods Director 1917
No Score Yet Gretchen, the Greenhorn Director 1916


89% Sons of Anarchy
  • 2010


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