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Sidney Franklin (I) (1893–1972)


Sidney Franklin was involved in amateur filmmaking while still at school. With his brother Chester M. Franklin, he wrote, directed and edited a short film, The Baby (1915), at a cost of $400. Somehow it attracted the interest of D.W. Griffith, who decided to put the brothers to work making children's films for the Triangle Film Corporation. After ... See full bio »

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The Good Earth Director
(1937)
Confession Director
(1918)
(1918)
(1918)

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 1946 Duel in the Sun (uncredited)
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (uncredited)
 1935 The Dark Angel (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1931 Private Lives
 1931 The Guardsman
 1929 Wild Orchids
 1928 The Actress
 1925 Her Sister from Paris (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1925 Learning to Love (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1923 Tiger Rose (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1923 Dulcy (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1923 Brass
 1922 East Is West
 1922 Smilin' Through (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1921 Courage (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1921 Not Guilty
 1920 Unseen Forces (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1920 Two Weeks (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1919 Heart o' the Hills (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1919 The Hoodlum (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1918 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (as S.A. Franklin)
 1918 Fan Fan (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1918 Her Only Way (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1918 The Safety Curtain (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1918 Confession (as S.A. Franklin)
 1918 The Bride of Fear (as S.A. Franklin)
 1917 The Babes in the Woods (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1917 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1917 Jack and the Beanstalk (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 A Sister of Six (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 Gretchen the Greenhorn (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 The Little School Ma'am (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 Going Straight (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 The Children in the House (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 Martha's Vindication (as S.A. Franklin)
 1916 Let Katie Do It (as S.A. Franklin)
 1915 The Doll-House Mystery (Short) (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1915 The Little Life Guard (Short)
 1915 For Love of Mary Ellen (Short)
 1915 The Little Cupids (Short)
 1915 Billie's Goat (Short)
 1915 The Straw Man (Short) (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1915 The Runaways (Short)
 1915 A Ten-Cent Adventure (Short) (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1915 The Kid Magicians (Short)
 1915 Pirates Bold (Short)
 1915 Dirty Face Dan (Short)
 1915 Her Filmland Hero (Short) (as Sidney A. Franklin)
 1915 Little Dick's First Case (Short)
 1915 The Rivals (Short)
 1915 The Baby (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Sidney Frankland | Sidney Franklin Jr. | S.A. Franklin | Sidney A. Franklin | Sydney A. Franklin | Sydney Franklin | Sidney Franklin Jr

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I never felt I was a great director. I never felt I was quite good enough. I was not unique enough--I was too straightforward. I never felt brilliant like [Ernst Lubitsch]. I was always wishing I could do things more cleverly, more subtly. See more »

Trivia:

Brother of director Chester M. Franklin See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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