Richard Sale (director)

Richard Sale, (December 17, 1911, in New York – March 4, 1993, in Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter, pulp writer, and film director.[1]

Richard Sale
BornDecember 17, 1911
DiedMarch 4, 1993 (aged 81)
OccupationFilm director, writer
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Sale's "Rescued by Satan" was cover-featured on Mystery Adventure in 1936


Sale started his career writing for the pulps in the Thirties, appearing regularly in Detective Fiction Weekly (with the Daffy Dill series), Argosy, Double Detective, and a number of other magazines. In the Forties, he graduated to slick publications like The Country Gentleman and The Saturday Evening Post. In the mid-Forties, he made a career change from writing magazine fiction to screenplays.

A big boost to Sale's success was his novel Not Too Narrow...Not Too Deep, filmed as Strange Cargo (1940) starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.

He directed several films, including A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950), Meet Me After the Show (1951) with Betty Grable, Let's Make It Legal (1951) featuring one of Marilyn Monroe's earliest film appearances, Malaga (1954), and Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) with Jane Russell. He also wrote many screenplays,Suddenly (1954), The French Line (1954) and Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, both with Mary Loos his wife at the time, The Oscar (1966), The White Buffalo (1977) and Assassination (1987)

Together with Mary Loos, he created the Western television series Yancy Derringer which ran for one season in 1958–59.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ The New York Times

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Richard Sale

Richard Sale may refer to:

Dick Sale (1919–1987), English cricketer and schoolmaster

Richard Sale (cricketer) (1889–1970), English cricketer and schoolmaster

Richard Sale (director) (1911–1993), American screenwriter and film director

Richard Sale (journalist) (born 1939), American journalist and novelist

Sale (surname)

Sale is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Albert Sale (1850–1874), US Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient

Charles "Chic" Sale (1885–1936), American vaudeville performer

Chris Sale (born 1989), American Major League Baseball pitcher

Dick Sale (1919–1987), English schoolmaster and cricketer

Florentia Sale (1790–1853), English writer

Forest Sale (1911–1985), American collegiate basketball player and politician

Freddy Sale (1902 – 1956), American baseball pitcher

George Sale (1697–1736), English orientalist and solicitor

Jamie Salé (born 1977), Canadian pairs figure skater

John Sale (1758–1827), English singer

John Bernard Sale (1779–1856), English organist, son of John Sale

Kirkpatrick Sale (born 1937), American environmental and human ecology scholar and author

Mark Sale (born 1972), English former footballer

Ned Sale (1883–1918), New Zealand cricketer

Niu Sale (born 1959), American football player

Richard Sale (director) (1911–1993), American screenwriter and film director

Robert Sale (1782–1845, British Army major general

Tim Sale (artist) (born 1956), American comic book artist

Tim Sale (politician) (born 1942), Canadian politician

Tommy Sale (1910–1990), English footballer

Tommy Sale (rugby league) (1918–2016), English rugby league player

Tony Sale (1931–2011), English computer hardware engineer and historian of computing

Vernon Sale (1915–1991), New Zealand cricketer

Virginia Sale (1899 – 1992), American character actress

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