Dudley Nichols Overview:

Director, Dudley Nichols, was born on Apr 6, 1895 in Wapakoneta, OH. Nichols died at the age of 64 on Jan 4, 1960 in Hollywood, CA .



Dudley Nichols was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Writing for The Informer in 1935.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best WritingThe Informer (1935)N/AWon
1940Best WritingThe Long Voyage Home (1940)N/ANominated
1943Best WritingAir Force (1943)N/ANominated

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By Carol Martinheira on Apr 7, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

SCREENPLAY BY: On April 7, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Everybody knows George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse an Oscar, but not many people know that screenwriter was the very first person to do so. Not only that, but he was also ... Read full article

The Saga of Windwagon Smith (1961, Charles A. Nichols)

on Aug 5, 2012 From The Stop Button

There’s nothing good about The Saga of Windwagon Smith. The best thing about it is the extended opening titles, which eat up some of the runtime and lessen the cartoon’s awfulness. The animation happily plays at the nexus of lazy, incompetent and bad. Director Nichols–who cowrote&#... Read full article

Food for Feudin’ (1950, Charles A. Nichols)

on Jan 28, 2012 From The Stop Button

Food for Feudin’ has some really strong animation, but also some weak. There’s a great sequence where Chip and Dale crawl into these gardening gloves and confuse the heck out of Pluto. During that sequence, the animation is spectacular. Earlier, when the chipmunks are gathering nuts̷... Read full article

Grand Canyonscope (1954, Charles A. Nichols)

on Jan 24, 2012 From The Stop Button

In Grand Canyonscope, Donald Duck is the typical disrespectful, annoying American tourist. What’s funny about the cartoon is how–in 1954–it was one in every bunch of tourists… whereas now it’s the inverse. The cartoon’s in CinemaScope and director Nichols uses the... Read full article

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Dudley Nichols Facts
President of the Screen Writers Guild. [1937-1938]

First artist to refuse the Oscar when he won Best Screenplay for The Informer (1935).

Before becoming a screenwriter, he was a star reporter and feature writer for the New York Post.

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