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James R. Webb (1910–1974)


(1962-1963) President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Cape Fear
Cape Fear Writer
How the West Was Won
The Big Country
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 1991 Cape Fear (earlier screenplay)
 1971 The Organization (written by)
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (screenplay)
 1970 The Hawaiians (screenplay)
 1969/I Alfred the Great (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Sinful Davey (written by - as James R Webb)
 1968 Guns for San Sebastian (English screenplay)
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn (screenplay)
 1963 Kings of the Sun (screenplay)
 1962 How the West Was Won (written by - suggested by the series "How the West Was Won" which appeared in LIFE magazine)
 1962 Cape Fear (screenplay)
 1959 Pork Chop Hill (screenplay)
 1958 The Big Country (screenplay)
 1956 Trapeze (screenplay)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- West of the River (1956) ... (screenplay)
 1955 Illegal (screenplay)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Joe Iris Story (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 Vera Cruz (screenplay)
 1954 Apache (written for the screen by)
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (screenplay)
 1953 The Charge at Feather River (written by)
 1952 The Iron Mistress (screenplay)
 1952 The Big Trees (screenplay)
 1951 Close to My Heart (novel "A Baby for Midge") / (screenplay)
 1951 Raton Pass (screenplay)
 1950 Montana (screenplay)
 1949 South of St. Louis (writer)
 1948 California Firebrand (story - uncredited)
 1942 South of Santa Fe (original screenplay)
 1941 Jesse James at Bay (screenplay)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood (original screenplay)
 1941 Nevada City (original screenplay - as James Webb)

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Novel: "A Baby for Midge" (filmed as Close to My Heart (1951)).

Alternate Names:

James R Webb | James Webb

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