The Info List - Sydney Box

Sydney Box (29 April 1907 – 25 May 1983) was a British film producer and screenwriter, and brother of British film producer Betty Box. In 1940, he founded the documentary film company Verity Films with Jay Lewis.[2] He produced and co-wrote the screenplay, with his then wife Muriel Box, for The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil
(1945), which received the 1946 Oscar for best original screenplay.


1 Gainsborough Studios 2 Selected filmography

2.1 Films as Head of Gainsborough

3 References 4 External links

Gainsborough Studios[edit] The couple were then hired by the Rank Organisation
Rank Organisation
to run Gainsborough Studios. They disapproved of the Gainsborough melodramas which had been the studio's major success for several years and switched production to a broader range of more "realistic" films with mixed results. Box made 36 films at Gainsborough. Gainsborough was merged into the Rank Organisation
Rank Organisation
in 1949. Box ended his cinema career in 1958 to concentrate on working in television. Box was part of a consortium that launched Tyne Tees Television in 1959. Sydney and Muriel divorced in 1969. Selected filmography[edit] Screenwriter and producer

29 Acacia Avenue
29 Acacia Avenue
(1945) The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil
(1945) The Years Between (1946) A Girl in a Million
A Girl in a Million
(1946) The Happy Family (1952) Too Young to Love (1959)


Country Town (1943) Don't Take It to Heart
Don't Take It to Heart
(1944) The Brothers (1947) The Happy Family (1952) The Beachcomber (1954) Eyewitness (1956) The Truth About Women
The Truth About Women
(1957) Subway in the Sky
Subway in the Sky

Films as Head of Gainsborough[edit]

Jassy (1947) When the Bough Breaks (1947) Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
(1947) Good Time Girl
Good Time Girl
(1948) Snowbound (1948) Miranda (1948) Easy Money (1948) Portrait from Life
Portrait from Life
(1948) The Lost People
The Lost People
(1949) Broken Journey (1948) A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
(1948) The Bad Lord Byron
The Bad Lord Byron
(1949) Christopher Columbus (1949) Boys in Brown
Boys in Brown
(1949) Diamond City (1949)


^ Births England and Wales 1837–1915 ^ Spicer, Andrew (2006). Sydney Box. British Film Makers. Manchester University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-7190-5999-5. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sydney Box on IMDb

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay


Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder


William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman


Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe


Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

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