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Robert Swink (1918–2000)

Robert E. Swink, a top-notch editor favored by directors no less scrupulous than William Wyler and Franklin J. Schaffner, first moved to Hollywood with his family in 1927, and made the place his home for the rest of his life. Following graduation from North Hollywood High in 1936, Swink turned down a football scholarship in favor of an ... See full bio »

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Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday Editor
Papillon Editor
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 1989 Welcome Home
 1981 Sphinx (as Robert E. Swink)
 1979 The In-Laws (as Robert E. Swink)
 1978 The Boys from Brazil (as Robert E. Swink)
 1976 Midway
 1973 Papillon
 1973 Lady Ice
 1972 Skyjacked
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man (film editor)
 1966 How to Steal a Million (film editor)
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.103 (1965)
- Episode #1.97 (1965)
- Episode #1.90 (1965)
- Episode #1.83 (1965)
- Episode #1.78 (1965)
 1965 The Collector
 1964 The Best Man (as Robert E. Swink)
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (film editor)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (film editor)
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Merry-Go-Round (1956) ... (as Bob Swink)
 1955 The Desperate Hours (edited by)
 1955 Crashout
 1953 Roman Holiday
 1952 Carrie
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Aftermath (1952)
- Tiger Bait (1952) ... (as Bob Swink)
- Operation E.S.P. (1952)
 1950 Double Deal
 1950 Dynamite Pass
 1946 Step by Step
 1944 Heavenly Days
 1944 Poppa Knows Worst (Short)
 1944 Say Uncle (Short)
 1944 Prunes and Politics (Short)
 1943 Wedtime Stories (Short)
 1943 Unlucky Dog (Short)
 1943 Cutie on Duty (Short)
 1943 Seeing Nellie Home (Short)
 1943 Hot Foot (Short)
 1943 Radio Runaround (Short)
 1943 Indian Signs (Short)
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
 1943 Hold Your Temper (Short)
 1943 Double Up (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Bob Swink | Robert E. Swink

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Called out of retirement in 1982 as supervising editor for the unreleased "And They're Off". This production returned him to Kentucky locations, where he had worked in 1966 editing "The Flim-Flam Man".

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