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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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Thunderball Writer
Goldfinger Writer


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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 Battle at Bloody Beach (screenplay) / (story)
 1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro (story)
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe (story)
 1958 The Man Inside (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 The Cockleshell Heroes (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 Paratrooper (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 Coast Guard (original screenplay)
 1939 The Lady and the Mob (screen play)
 1938 Stablemates (writer)
 1937 The Bad Man of 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 Play: See My Lawyer. Musical comedy. Written by Richard Maibaum [final Broadway credit] and Harry Clork. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by Ezra Hunt. Biltmore Theatre: 27 Sep 1939- 6 Apr 1940 (224 performances). Cast: Carroll Ashburn, Ralph Bell, Milton Berle (as "Arthur Lee"), Robert Griffith, Teddy Hart, George Hirose ... 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.


He wrote 13 James Bond/007 films in between 1962-1989. He is absent from writing duties in You Only Live Twice (1967), _Live and Let Die (1973), _Moonraker (1979) and the non-official entries Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »


Screenplay for many James Bond/007 films

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