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James Lee Barrett

Highest Rated: 100% Shenandoah (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Something Big (1971)

Birthday: Not Available

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Before becoming a screenwriter, James Lee Barrett served in the Marines. His first screenplay for The D.I. (1957) was about a Marine drill instructor. Barret went on to write many assorted action films in genres ranging from westerns to war films to police dramas to chase movies. He also penned the 1965 biblical epic, The Greatest Story Ever Told. In addition to screenplays, Barret also wrote pilot episodes for TV series and screenplays for TV movies. Later he won a Tony Award for his libretto for Shenandoah, a musical adaptation of one of his westerns.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet Jesse Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet April Morning Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet The Quick and the Dead Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Poker Alice Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Stagecoach Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Screenwriter 1985
17% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet Angel City Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet Awakening Land Screenwriter 1978
80% Smokey and the Bandit Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Fools' Parade Sonny Boy Screenwriter 1971
0% Something Big Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet Tick...Tick...Tick... Screenwriter Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Screenwriter Executive Producer 1970
29% The Undefeated Screenwriter 1969
23% The Green Berets Screenwriter 1968
20% Bandolero Screenwriter 1968
100% Shenandoah Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring Screenwriter 1965
41% The Greatest Story Ever Told Screenwriter 1965
76% On the Beach Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet The D.I. Screenwriter 1957


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