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James R. Webb

Highest Rated:   100% How the West Was Won (1963)
Lowest Rated:   36% Rules of Engagement (2000)
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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
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Screenwriter
1971
60% They Call Me Mister Tibbs
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet The Hawaiians
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Guns for San Sebastian
  • Screenwriter
1968
70% Cheyenne Autumn
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet Kings of the Sun
  • Screenwriter
1963
100% How the West Was Won
  • Screenwriter
1963
95% Cape Fear
  • Screenwriter
1962
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Screenwriter
1959
100% The Big Country
  • Screenwriter
1958
60% Trapeze
  • Screenwriter
1956
No Score Yet Illegal
  • Screenwriter
1955
82% 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
  • 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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