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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 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), The Parent Trap (1961) and Camp Runamuck (1965). 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)
 1993 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me (Video short) (written for the screen by: "The Parent Trap" - uncredited)
 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)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1963) (writer - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1976)
- The Parent Trap (1976) ... (writer)
- Pollyanna: Part 3 (1963) ... (archive footage)
- Pollyanna: Part 2 (1963) ... (writer)
- 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)
  Camp Runamuck (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (creator - 1 episode, 1965)
- 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 Seker gibi kizlar (screenplay "The Parent Trap" - uncredited)
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Coogan's Reward (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam (screenplay)
 1964 Playdate (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Royal Game (1964) ... (teleplay)
 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)
 1959 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Race for Heaven (1959)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Mr. Respectable (1959) ... (story 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) (story by - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Trouble at Drill Hill (1959) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- 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)
  Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958)
- Coogan's Reward (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Points Beyond (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Spy (1958) ... (writer)
- Lazarus Walks Again (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Safe Guard (1958) ... (written by)
  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)
  Studio One (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Star-Spangled Soldier (1956) ... (written by)
- No Tears for Hilda (1951) ... (adapted by)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- This Business of Murder (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Norby (TV Series) (creator - 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)
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode)
- The Royal Game (1955) ... (adapted by - segment "The Royal Game")
  Mister Peepers (TV Series) (creator - 62 episodes, 1952 - 1955) (written by - 9 episodes, 1952) (writer - 1 episode, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.31 (1955) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.1 (1954) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.39 (1954) ... (creator)
- The New Gym Teacher (1953) ... (creator)
- The Leather Chair (1953) ... (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)
  The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1951 - 1952) (written by - 1 episode, 1952) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- A Man's Game (1952) ... (written by)
- Segment (1952) ... (writer)
- A Requiem for a Model (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Ephraim Tutt's Clean Hands (1951) ... (writer)
- Operation: Airlift (1951) ... (writer)
 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)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Carol (1951) ... (adaptation)
 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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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bud Swift | Dave Swift

Spouse:

Micheline Swift  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

Began his career ushering at the Warner Brothers movie theater on Hollywood Boulevard and later joined the Disney organisation as an office boy, earning $15 a week. By 1938, he had worked his way up the ladder to assistant animator under Ward Kimball which entailed a $5 per week pay rise. He rejoined Disney after wartime service as writer/director. See more »

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