Richard Sale (director)
|Born||December 17, 1911|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 4, 1993 81) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Washington and Lee University|
|Occupation||Film director, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Loos (1946); Irma Foster (1971)|
|Children||Lindsey Sale Bowen, Richard Townsend, Edward Clifford|
|Parent(s)||Richard Benard and Frances (Topinka) Sale|
Sale started his career writing as a freelance writer for 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 to mid-Fifties, he made a career change from writing magazine fiction to screenplays. He became a writer for Paramount pictures, a writer-director for Republic Pictures, 20th Century-Fox, British Lion, United Artists, and Columbia pictures. He even became a television writer, director, producer for Columbia Broadcasting System.
Sale's novel Not Too Narrow...Not Too Deep was 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). Alongside his work for many production companies, Sale wrote over 400 short stories.
Together with Mary Loos, he created the Western television series Yancy Derringer which ran for one season in 1958–59.
- Strange Cargo (1937)
- Find the Witness (1937)
- The Dude Goes West (1938)
- Shadows over Shanghai (1938)
- Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
- Spoilers in the North (1947)
- Calendar Girl (1947)
- Northwest Outpost (1947)
- Driftwood (1947)
- The Inside Story (1948)
- Campus Honeymoon (1948)
- The Tender Years (1948)
- Lady at Midnight (1948)
- Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
- Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
- Father Was a Fullback (1949)
- When Willies Comes Marching Home (1950)
- A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)
- I'll Get By (1950)
- Half Angel (1951)
- Meet Me After the Show (1951)
- Let's Make It Legal (1951)
- My Wife's Best Friend (1952)
- The Girl Next Door (1953)
- Let's Do It Again (1953)
- Woman's World (1954)
- The Fire Over Africa (1954)
- Suddenly (1954)
- Malaga (1954)
- Seven Waves Away (1957) (US title: Abandon Ship)
- Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)
- Over-Exposed! (1956)
- Torpedo Run (1958)
- The White Buffalo (1977)
- Contemporary Authors Online (September 5, 2003). "Richard (Bernard) Sale". Gale In Context.
- "Richard Sale Is Dead; Film Director Was 80". New York Times. Associated Press. 1993-03-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
- Oliver, Myrna (March 8, 1993). "Richard Sale; Novelist, Screenwriter, Director". Los Angeles Times.