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Richard Maibaum (1909–1991)

The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Licence to Kill (1989). Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at the University of Iowa. By the time he was in his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1996 Ransom (story)
 1991 James Bond Jr. (TV Series) (character Jaws - uncredited)
 1989 Licence to Kill (written by)
 1987 The Living Daylights (screenplay)
 1985 A View to a Kill (screenplay)
 1983 Octopussy (screen story and screenplay)
 1981 For Your Eyes Only (screenplay)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (screenplay)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (screenplay)
 1973 Jarrett (TV Movie)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (screenplay)
 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (screenplay)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (additional dialogue)
 1965 Thunderball (screenplay)
 1964 Goldfinger (screenplay)
 1963 From Russia with Love (screenplay)
 1963 Combat! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Medal (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Dr. No (screenplay)
 1961 Slag te Bloody Beach (screenplay) / (story)
 1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro (story)
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe (story)
 1958 De blauwe tirana (uncredited)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The John Wilbot Story (1958) ... (writer)
- The Bernal Sierra Story (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Tank Force! (written by)
 1956 Zarak
 1956 Bigger Than Life (story and screenplay)
 1956 Ransom! (screenplay)
 1955 Operatie Kajak (screenplay)
 1954-1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Fearful Decision (1955) ... (writer)
- Fearful Decision (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 Hell Below Zero (adaptation)
 1953 The Red Beret (screenplay)
 1949 Song of Surrender (screenplay)
 1949 The Great Gatsby (writer)
 1946 O.S.S. (written by)
 1945 See My Lawyer (play)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (screenplay)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (uncredited)
 1940 20 Mule Team
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home (screen play)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams (screenplay)
 1939 Kerels van de kustwacht (original screenplay)
 1939 The Lady and the Mob (screen play)
 1938 Stablemates (writer)
 1937 De schrik van Brimstone (screenplay)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn (screenplay)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 (based on the play by: "Sweet Mystery of Life")
 1936 We Went to College (screen play)
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Other Works:

Stage: Birthright. Drama. Written by Richard Maibaum. Directed by Robert Rossen. 49th Street Theatre: 21 Nov 1933- Nov 1933 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Jay Addison, Don Beddoe (as "Kurt Strasser"), Julio Brown, Alan Bunce, Rose Burdick, Charles P. Burrows, Stephen Courtleigh, Harold Elliott, Sylvia Field, Alan Gould, ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I think it's better to live simply and I've never been interested in any kind of ostentation. Except for one period of six weeks, I've never had a publicity agent. If an opportunity like this comes to say what's on my mind or in my heart and I find a receptive, sympathetic person to talk to, then I do it.


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