Sidney Franklin (director)

Sidney Arnold Franklin (March 21, 1893 – May 18, 1972)[1] was an American film director and producer. Franklin, like William C. deMille, specialized in adapting literary works or Broadway stage plays.[2]

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.

Sidney Franklin
Sidney Franklin - Jun 1920 MPN
Franklin in 1920
Sidney Arnold Franklin

March 21, 1893
DiedMay 18, 1972 (aged 79)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
Spouse(s)Ann Denitz (one son Sidney Jr), Enid Bennett

Partial filmography




  1. ^ Sidney Franklin;
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology p.181 2nd edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana

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