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Robert E. Thompson (I) (1924–2004)

Robert E. Thompson was born on November 3, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991) and Have Gun - Will Travel (1957). He was married to Joanna Thompson. He died on February 11, 2004 in Santa Monica, California. See full bio »

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 1991 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1988 Double Standard (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1980 Brave New World (TV Movie)
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie)
 1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie)
 1976 Kiss Me, Kill Me (TV Movie)
 1974 The Great Niagara (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 A Case of Rape (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Movie)
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (screenplay)
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deadlock (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Bargain (1968) ... (written by)
- The Heir Apparent (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Witness (1968) ... (story)
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Beware My Love (1968) ... (teleplay)
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Time of Trial (1967) ... (written by)
  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1967) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Deadly Quest Affair (1967) ... (writer)
- The Summit-Five Affair (1967) ... (writer)
- The Green Opal Affair (1964) ... (written by)
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crossing at Destino Bay (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Josh (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Interlude (1964) ... (story)
 1963-1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Day of the Search (1964) ... (writer)
- The Day of the Killer (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Name Is Not Legion (1963) ... (writer)
 1960-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 19 episodes)
- The Treasure (1962) ... (written by)
- Hobson's Choice (1962) ... (written by)
- One, Two, Three (1962) ... (written by)
- The Exiles (1962) ... (written by)
- The Brothers (1961) ... (written by)
  Man of the World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1962) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Mindreader (1962) ... (writer - as R.E. Thompson)
- Death of a Conference (1962) ... (screenplay)
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Prisoner (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Quick Shuffle (1962) ... (written by)
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Time of Foreshadowing (1961) ... (written by)
- Where Is Sylvia? (1961) ... (written by)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Black Saturday (1961) ... (writer)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Mission (1960) ... (written by)
- Escape to Ponderosa (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Blood on the Land (1960) ... (written by)
- Vendetta (1959) ... (written by)
  Lock Up (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Case of Lt. Weston (1960) ... (writer)
- The Drop (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Missing (1959) ... (teleplay)
  Riverboat (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Fight Back (1959) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1958-1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Electioners (1959) ... (written by - as R.E. Thompson)
- The Nightbinders (1958) ... (written by - as R.E. Thompson)
- Breakout (1958) ... (written by - as R.E. Thompson)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Liam Fitzmorgan Story (1958) ... (writer)
- The Mary Halstead Story (1957) ... (teleplay - as Robert Thompson)
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... (writer)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Give Me a Wand (1957)
- Night Cry (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Laugh a Little Tear (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Yesterday's Mice (1956) ... (teleplay - as R.E. Thompson)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

R.E. Thompson | Robert Thompson
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Wrote an early draft screenplay of "The French Connection" for William Friedkin and Phillip D'Antoni.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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