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James R. Webb

  • Highest Rated: 100% Cape Fear (1962)
  • Lowest Rated: 36% Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • An alumnus of Stanford University, James R. Webb was a busy and prolific magazine writer when he entered films in 1939. After an apprenticeship with the Republic western and serial units, Webb moved into the big leagues at Warner Bros., where he scripted such adventure films as South of St. Louis (1949), The Big Trees (1952) and The Iron Mistress (1953). He then spent a few years with Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, penning the Burt Lancaster vehicles Apache (1954), Vera Cruz (1954) and Trapeze (1956). One of his most fruitful professional associations was with Gregory Peck, for whom Webb wrote The Big Country (1959), Pork Chop Hill (1959) and Cape Fear (1962). Peck was one of the many stars who appeared in How the West Was Won (1962), which earned James Webb a "Best Original Screenplay" award.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

36% Rules of Engagement Executive Producer 2000
40% The Organization Screenwriter 1971
60% They Call Me Mister Tibbs Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet The Hawaiians Screenwriter 1970
No Score Yet Alfred the Great Screenwriter Producer 1969
No Score Yet Guns for San Sebastian Screenwriter 1968
62% Cheyenne Autumn Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Kings of the Sun Screenwriter 1963
86% How the West Was Won Screenwriter 1963
100% Cape Fear Screenwriter 1962
80% Pork Chop Hill Screenwriter 1959
100% The Big Country Screenwriter 1958
67% Trapeze Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Illegal Screenwriter 1955
83% Vera Cruz Screenwriter 1954
75% Apache Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Phantom of the Rue Morgue Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Big Trees Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Close To My Heart Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Montana Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet South of St. Louis Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City Screenwriter 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2006
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009

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