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Thomas W. Blackburn (1913–1992)

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Prolific writer of western novels and screenplays who was also noted as composer of the lyrics for The Ballad of Davy Crockett.

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 1973 Santee (uncredited)
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Dangerous Proposal (1968) ... (story - as Tom Blackburn)
  Daniel Boone (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Spanish Horse (1967) ... (teleplay - as Tom Blackburn)
- Gun-Barrel Highway (1966) ... (written by - as Tom Blackburn)
- The Tamarack Massacre Affair (1965) ... (teleplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bridge at Forty-Mile (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Johnny Tiger
 1965 Mara of the Wilderness (screenplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Portrait of a Widow (1964) ... (writer)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1954 - 1958) (writer - 4 episodes, 1958 - 1961) (written by - 2 episodes, 1955) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Johnny Tremain: Part 2 (1958) ... (writer)
- Johnny Tremain: Part 1 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Saga of Andy Burnett: The Big Council (1958) ... (as Tom Blackburn)
 1959 The Redeemer (writer)
  Bronco (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Riding Solo (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Freeze-Out (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yampa Crossing (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- High Card Hangs (1958) ... (teleplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1958 Sierra Baron (novel)
 1957 Johnny Tremain (screenplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1956 The Forest Ranger (TV Movie)
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons! (screenplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1956 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (as Tom Blackburn)
 1956 The Wild Dakotas (screenplay)
 1955 Cheyenne (TV Series) (as Tom Blackburn)
 1955 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series) (radio play - 1 episode)
- Carnival Criss-Cross (1955) ... (radio play)
 1955 Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (as Tom Blackburn)
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana (story - as Thomas Blackburn)
 1954 Riding Shotgun (screenplay - as Tom Blackburn)
 1953 Cow Country (adaptation - as Tom W. Blackburn)
 1952 Cattle Town (written by - as Tom Blackburn)
  Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1951) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- Masked Riders (1951) ... (writer)
- The Lady School Teacher (1951) ... (screenplay - as Tom W. Blackburn)
 1951 Cavalry Scout (additional dialogue - as Thomas Blackburn)
 1951 Raton Pass (novel) / (screenplay)
 1950 Sierra Passage (screenplay - as Tom W. Blackburn)
 1950 Short Grass (novel - as Tom W. Blackburn) / (screenplay - as Tom W. Blackburn)
 1950 Colt .45 (written by - as Thomas Blackburn)
 1947 Killer at Large (original screenplay - as Tom Blackburn)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Raton Pass" (filmed as Raton Pass (1951)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Wakefield Blackburn | Thomas Blackburn | Tom W. Blackburn | Tom Blackburn | Steve Herrington | Ray P. Shotwell
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Personal Quote:

"I never wrote a song in my life." - on the ten-million-seller tune "Davy Crockett".

Trivia:

Prolific writer of western novels and screenplays who was also noted as composer of the lyrics for The Ballad of Davy Crockett.

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