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David Swift (II) (1919–2001)

David Swift was born on July 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Parent Trap (1998), The Parent Trap (1961) and Pollyanna (1960). He was married to Micheline Swift and Maggie McNamara. He died on December 31, 2001 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1998 The Parent Trap (screenplay)
 1989 Polly (TV Movie) (scenario Pollyana)
 1985 The Hugga Bunch (TV Movie)
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Murder in Malibu (1984) ... (story)
 1982-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Best Ex-Friends/All the Congressman's Women/Three Faces of Love (1984) ... (written by - segment "Three Faces of Love")
- The Christmas Presence (1982) ... (written by)
 1977 Candleshoe (screenplay)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1963) (writer - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1976)
- The Parent Trap (1976) ... (writer)
- Pollyanna: Part 3 (1963) ... (writer)
- Pollyanna: Part 2 (1963) ... (archive footage)
- Pollyanna: Part 1 (1963) ... (archive footage)
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Suzy's New Job (1975) ... (written by)
  Arnie (TV Series) (created by - 48 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- Star Trekking (1972) ... (creator)
- Now You Take Teddy Roosevelt (1972) ... (creator)
- Uncle Nikko (1972) ... (creator)
- Surprise, Surprise (1972) ... (creator)
 1970-1971 The Interns (TV Series) (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by - 24 episodes)
- The Choice (1971) ... (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by)
- Castle of the Lion (1971) ... (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by)
- The Manly Art (1971) ... (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by)
- The Guardian (1971) ... (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by)
- Heart Trouble (1971) ... (adapted from the motion picture screenplay by)
 1965-1966 Camp Runamuck (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Building (1966) ... (written by)
- Tomboy (1966) ... (written by)
- Spiffy Quits: Part 2 (1965) ... (written by)
- Today Is Parent's Day (1965) ... (written by)
- Slaughter (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Coogan's Reward (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Seker gibi kizlar (screenplay "The Parent Trap" - uncredited)
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam (screenplay)
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree (screenplay)
 1963 Grindl (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Ghastly Honeymoon (1963) ... (written by)
- The Gruesome Basement (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Love Is a Ball (screenplay)
 1962 The Interns
 1962 Poor Mr. Campbell (TV Movie)
 1961 The Parent Trap (written for the screen by)
 1960 Pollyanna (written for the screen by)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Vincent Eaglewood Story (1959) ... (writer)
- The Juan Ortega Story (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- Train for Tecumseh (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Family Man (1959) ... (teleplay)
- The Odd Ball (1958) ... (teleplay)
  The Third Man (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Trouble at Drill Hill (1959) ... (writer)
- Death of an Overlord (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- High Class Type of Mongrel (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Safe Guard (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Spy (1958) ... (writer)
- Lazarus Walks Again (1958) ... (writer)
  Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- Volcano Seat, the #2 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Volcano Seat (1958) ... (adaptation)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Dungeon (1958) ... (writer)
- No Time at All (1958) ... (screenplay)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Story of a Crime (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- This Business of Murder (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Norby (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Quiet War (1955) ... (creator)
- The Boss and the Lady (1955) ... (creator)
- Dorcus' Dilemma (1955) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.9 (1955) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.11 (1955) ... (creator)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (television play - 1 episode)
- Segment (1954) ... (television play)
 1953 Jamie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Jamie (1953) ... (written by)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jamie (1953) ... (writer)
  Mister Peepers (TV Series) (27 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (writer - 2 episodes, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (1953)
- Episode #1.29 (1953)
- Episode #1.28 (1953)
- Episode #1.27 (1953) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.26 (1953) ... (creator)
 1951-1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Tour of Duty (1952) ... (writer)
- I Was Stalin's Prisoner (1951) ... (writer)
- The Copper (1951) ... (writer)
- October Story (1951) ... (writer)
  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1951 - 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- Segment (1952) ... (writer)
- Requiem for a Model A (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Ephraim Tutt's Clean Hands (1951) ... (writer)
- Operation: Airlift (1951) ... (writer)
- Routine Assignment (1951) ... (writer)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Carol (1951) ... (adaptation)
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode)
- No Tears for Hilda (1951) ... (adapted by)
 1948 So You Want to Be a Detective (Short) (story)
 1948 So You Want to Be a Gambler (Short) (original story - as Dave Swift)
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Alternate Names:

Bud Swift | Dave Swift
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Best known as the creator of the TV series "Mr. Peepers" starring Wally Cox and for writing and directing the two films that made Hayley Mills a teenage star: Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961). See more »

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