Sidney Franklin (director)

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Sidney Franklin
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Franklin in 1920
Sidney Arnold Franklin

(1893-03-21)March 21, 1893
DiedMay 18, 1972(1972-05-18) (aged 79)
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Ann Denitz
(m. 1916;div. 1933)

Ruth Helms
(m. 1937;died 1960)

(m. 1963;died 1969)

Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972) was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays. [1]


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 .

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  1. Vazzana, Eugene Michael (2001). Silent Film Necrology (2 ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. p. 181. ISBN   0-7864-1059-0. OCLC   46822379.