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Sidney Franklin



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
81% 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
  • 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • Buddy

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