Cyril Hume wrote science fiction film Forbidden Planet in 1956.
|Died||March 26, 1966 (aged 66)|
|Known for||Forbidden Planet (1956)|
The Great Gatsby (1949)
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
(m. 1930; div. 1934)
One year out of college, Hume was a $25-a-week "cub reporter" for the New York World when he wrote his first novel, Wife of the Centaur. It was published by the George H. Doran Company in October 1923 and listed at $2.50 as "A novel of youth and love today so poignant and vivid that it will attract wide attention." On November 22, he sold the motion-picture rights for $25,000.
The Library of Congress catalogs eight books as by Hume (and six film or video items). One 1927 review of Street of the Malcontents and Other Stories notes that he has published three novels, and here "has collected his first book of short stories, five of which are contributions from the European scene."
- The Yale Record Book of Verse, 1872–1922, eds. Francis W. Bronson, Thomas Caldecot Chubb, and Hume (Yale University Press, 1922)
- Wife of the Centaur (George H. Doran Company, 1923)
- Cruel Fellowship (Doran, 1925)
- The Golden Dancer (Doran, 1926)
- Street of the Malcontents and Other Stories (Doran, 1927) – collection of stories
- A Dish for the Gods (Doubleday, Doran, 1929)
- Myself and the Young Bowman and Other Fantasies (Doubleday, Doran, 1932) – stories and poems
- My Sister, My Bride (Doubleday, Doran, 1932)
- The Wife of the Centaur (1924) – based on Hume's 1923 novel
- New Moon (1930)
- Trader Horn (1931)
- Daybreak (1931)
- Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
- Flying Down to Rio (1933)
- Affairs of a Gentleman (1934)
- Limehouse Blues (1934)
- Yellow Dust (1936)
- The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
- Tarzan Escapes (1936)
- The Jungle Princess (1936)
- The Great Gatsby (1949)
- Tokyo Joe (1949)
- Ransom! (1956)
- Forbidden Planet (1956)
- The Invisible Boy (1957)
- Bronson, Francis W., Thomas Caldecott Chubb, and Cyril Hume, eds. (1922) The Yale Record Book of Verse: 1872–1922. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- "Cub Reporter Gets $25,000 For Movie Rights To Novel". The Sun (Baltimore). November 23, 1923. Dateline "New York, Nov. 22 (Special)".
George H. Doran Company, Publishers, panel advertisement of current titles. The New York Times. October 28, 1923, page BR14.
(The work was previously announced as one on the publisher's Fall List. October publication is inferred from this listing as the earliest such found by automated search at ProQuest.com.)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog (catalog.loc.gov). May 2019.
- "Mr. Hume's Short Stories". The New York Times. May 29, 1927, p. BR9.