William Bowers

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William Bowers was a reporter in Long Beach, California before he broke into playwrighting with Where Do We Go From Here? His position as Hollywood correspondent for the NEA news service led to an RKO contract in 1942. Some of his earliest screenplay work at that studio included Kay Kyser's My Favorite Spy (1942), Brown and Carney's Adventures of a Rookie (1943), and Frank Sinatra's first important film, Higher and Higher (1943). He went on to work at Paramount and Universal, then free-lanced for the remainder of his career. He was Oscar-nominated for his scripts for 1950's The Gunfighter and 1958's Sheepman. On a less positive note, Bowers' screenplay for the 1961 Jack Webb-directed comedy The Last Time I Saw Archie resulted in a lawsuit against Bowers and Webb, instigated by the subject of the film, famed fast-buck filmmaker/entrepreneur Arch Hall Sr. Late in life, William Bowers briefly turned to acting when he was invited by Francis Ford Coppola to play the head of the Senate Investigating Committee in Coppola's The Godfather II (1974).

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No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Revisited Screenwriter 1979
97% The Godfather, Part II State Committee Chairman 1974
No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Sidekicks Screenwriter 1974
71% Support Your Local Sheriff! Screenwriter Producer 1969
No Score Yet The Ride to Hangman's Tree Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Screenwriter 1966
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet -30- Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Imitation General Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet The Law and Jake Wade Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet The Sheepman Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Tight Spot Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet 5 Against the House Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Split Second Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Cry Danger Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet The Mob Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Convicted Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Abandoned Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Black Bart Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Something in the Wind Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet The Web Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Night and Day Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Sing Your Way Home Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Adventures of a Rookie Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave Screenwriter 1942

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