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David Swift



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Travels With My Aunt
  • Detective
1999
86% The Parent Trap
  • Screenwriter
1998
74% Jack & Sarah
  • Michael
1996
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 Black Panther
  • Detective Chief Superintendent
1977
No Score Yet The Internecine Project
  • Chester Drake
1974
No Score Yet War & Peace
  • Napoleon
1973
90% The Day of the Jackal
  • Montclair
1973
90% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Elevator Operator
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Screenwriter
  • TV Director
  • Producer
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Under the Yum Yum Tree
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1963
No Score Yet Love Is a Ball
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet The Interns
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1962
89% The Parent Trap
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1961
83% Pollyanna
  • Director
1960

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