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David Swift

Highest Rated: 92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

Lowest Rated: 17% Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

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American producer/director/writer David Swift cut his professional teeth as an animator at Walt Disney Studios before becoming a radio and television writer. Swift concentrated on the production end of the TV business, first creating and then guiding the destinies of one of the best of the early sitcoms, Mr. Peepers (1952-1955). Returning to Disney as a director in 1960, Swift turned out two of that studio's most profitable films of the decade, Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961), both of which helped secure the stardom of Hayley Mills. In the mid-'60s, Swift turned out films which explored America's preoccupation with sex and materialism, combining these elements with his own homey sentimentality in Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Good Neighbor Sam (1963), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967). Peaking early,Swift never quite matched his earlier accomplishments in later years, although glimmers of his low-key social commentary could be seen in such films as Candleshoe (1977) and the short-lived TV series Grindl (1963). His final film credit was as a screenwriter for Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. Swift died in 2001.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Beers of Joy Director Screenwriter 2019
No Score Yet The Legend of Hallowaiian Screenwriter 2018
86% The Parent Trap Screenwriter 1998
74% Jack & Sarah Michael 1996
No Score Yet Secret Friends Musician 1992
No Score Yet Jack the Ripper Lord Salisbury 1988
No Score Yet We Think the World of You Bill 1988
No Score Yet Hold the Dream John Cross 1986
No Score Yet Arthur's Hallowed Ground Lionel 1986
No Score Yet Operation Julie Det. Supt. David Gosling 1985
No Score Yet Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Actor 1981
No Score Yet Foolin' Around Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet No Sex Please: We're British Actor 1979
No Score Yet Richard II Duke of Northumberland 1979
No Score Yet Candleshoe Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet The Assignment Zaforteza 1977
No Score Yet Black Panther Detective Chief Superintendent 1977
No Score Yet The Internecine Project Chester Drake 1974
No Score Yet War & Peace Napoleon 1973
89% The Day of the Jackal Montclair 1973
57% Travels With My Aunt Detective 1972
92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Director Screenwriter Producer Elevator Operator 1967
80% Good Neighbor Sam TV Director Screenwriter Director Producer 1964
17% Under the Yum Yum Tree Director 1963
No Score Yet Love Is a Ball Director 1963
No Score Yet The Interns Director Screenwriter 1962
90% The Parent Trap Screenwriter Director 1961
86% Pollyanna Director 1960


No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
Producer 2020
No Score Yet Barney Miller
Director 1977
No Score Yet Rising Damp
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Director 1958
No Score Yet Drop the Dead Donkey
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)


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