Franklin, Sidney: Director Not Nominated for Oscar

Sidney (Arnold) Franklin was born on March 21, 1893; he died on May 18, 1972 at the the of 79.

He specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays, such as The Barretts of Wimpole Street, which he directed twice, with different casts (in 1934, and in 1957).

His brother Chester Franklin (1889–1954) also became a director during the silent film era best known for directing the early Technicolor film The Toll of the Sea.



Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916) co-directed with brother Chester
A Sister of Six (1916) co-directed with brother Chester
The Little School Ma’am (1916)
The Babes in the Woods (1917) co-directed with brother Chester
Treasure Island (1918) co-directed with Chester
The Safety Curtain (1918)
Her Only Way (1918)
The Forbidden City (1918)
The Hoodlum (1919)
A Virtuous Vamp (1919) assistant director with David Kirkland
Smilin’ Through (1922)
Dulcy (1923)
Her Sister from Paris (1925)
Learning to Love (1925)
Beverly of Graustark (1926)
The Actress (1928)

Sound Films
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
Wild Orchids (1929)
Devil-May-Care (1929)
A Lady’s Morals (1930)
Private Lives (1931)
Smilin’ Through (1932)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957; faithful remake of the 1934 version

The Dark Angel (1935)
The Good Earth (1937)
Duel in the Sun (1946)

Ninotchka (1939) (associate producer)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Random Harvest (1942)
Madame Curie (1943)
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
The Yearling (1946)
Homecoming (1948)
Command Decision (1948)
The Miniver Story (1950)
Fearless Fagan (1952) (associate producer)
Sky Full of Moon (1952)
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
Gypsy Colt (1953)
Young Bess (1953)
Torch Song (1953)

A Rogue’s Romance (1919) – Burgomaster
The Man in the Moonlight (1919) – Pierre Delorme
Down Home (1920) – Cash Bailey
The Blue Moon (1920) – Louie Solomon
Fashion Row (1923)
Ben-Hur (1925) – Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Mrs. Miniver (1942) – Man at Flower Show (uncredited) (final film role)