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Robert Westerby (1909–1968)


British novelist and film writer. An amateur boxer in his youth, he wrote many early magazine articles and stories centred around that sport. As a writer of screenplays, he was employed at Disney's Burbank studio from 1961 until his death in 1968. See more trivia »

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War and Peace
War and Peace Writer
Desert Patrol
Desert Patrol Writer


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 1966 The Fighting Prince of Donegal (screenplay)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes, 1963 - 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- Ballerina: Part 2 (1966) ... (writer)
- Ballerina: Part 1 (1966) ... (writer)
- The Three Lives of Thomasina: Part 3 (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Night Caller (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1963 Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (screenplay)
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina (screenplay)
 1962 The Devil's Agent (screenplay)
 1960 Trouble in the Sky (screenplay)
 1959 SOS Pacific (screenplay)
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Play to Kill (1959) ... (story)
 1958 Desert Patrol (screenplay)
 1957 Town on Trial (screenplay)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series) (screenplay - 5 episodes)
- The Pagan Venus (1957) ... (screenplay)
- The Hero (1957) ... (screenplay)
- The Duke (1957) ... (screenplay)
- The Bracelet (1957) ... (screenplay)
- Caterina (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1956 War and Peace (adaptation)
 1956 Wicked as They Come (screen story)
 1956 Spin a Dark Web (novel "Wide Boys Never Work")
 1954 Twist of Fate
 1954 Malaga
 1954 They Who Dare (screenplay)
  Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (additional dialogue - 1 episode, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1953) (writer - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Silent Man (1954) ... (additional dialogue)
- American Duel (1953) ... (teleplay)
- The Five Pound Note (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 The Triangle (segment "American Duel")
 1953 The Square Ring (screenplay)
 1953 The Golden Mask (writer)
 1953 Raiders in the Sky (screenplay)
 1951 Fortune in Diamonds (original story and screenplay)
 1950 Cairo Road
 1950 Prelude to Fame (screenplay)
 1949 The Spider and the Fly (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me (writer)
 1948 The Hideout (novel "The Small Voice")
 1948 Woman Hater (screenplay)
 1948 My Sister and I (writer)
 1948 Broken Journey (writer)
 1947 Night Beat (screenplay)
 1947 The End of the River (uncredited)
 1947 Bad Sister (screenplay)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Wide Boys Never Work" (filmed as Spin a Dark Web (1956)).

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He had two daughters with his first wife. His second wife, Elizabeth, was an assistant on the Mickey Mouse show. See more »

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