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William Bowers

Highest Rated:   100% The Web (1947)
Lowest Rated:   67% Tight Spot (1955)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
96% The Godfather, Part II
  • State Committee Chairman
1974
No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit
  • Screenwriter
1974
No Score Yet Sidekicks
  • Screenwriter
1974
75% Support Your Local Sheriff!
  • Screenwriter
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
67% 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 Assignment: Paris
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Cry Danger
  • Screenwriter
1951
80% 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
100% The Web
  • Screenwriter
1947
67% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Actor
  • 1977

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