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  • BIRTH 17/01/1916
  • DEATH 27/03/1987
  • Country United States
  • SCRIPT 16
  • PRODUCTION 1

William Bowers

William Bowers (Las Cruces, 1916 - Woodland Hills, California, 1987) was a reporter in Long Beach, California before becoming a screenwriter and specializing in writing comedy westerns and also turned out several thrillers. His first credited screenplay was My Favorite Spy in 1942.

His career noticeably picked up after his Oscar nomination for the gritty Gregory Peck Western The Gunfighter in 1950, leading to such assignments as the remake of My Man Godfrey in 1957 and The Sheepman in 1958 (a second Oscar nomination).

Bowers produced the last film that he wrote, the superior Western parody Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969). He also had a bit part as an actor in The Godfather Part II (1974).

William Bowers

Script (16)

Alias Jesse James
Alias Jesse James
Night and Day
Night and Day
The Sheepman
The Sheepman
Criss Cross
Criss Cross
The Wild Wild West Revisited
The Wild Wild West Revisited
Black Bart
Black Bart
River Lady
River Lady
The Law and Jake Wade
The Law and Jake Wade
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!
The Gunfighter
The Gunfighter
The Gal Who Took the West
The Gal Who Took the West
Larceny
Larceny
-30-
-30-
The Last Time I Saw Archie
The Last Time I Saw Archie
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
(1 episode)
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
(1 episode)

Production

Support Your Local Sheriff!
Support Your Local Sheriff!