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May 28, 1906|
Crewe, Virginia, United States
|Died||1989 (aged 82–83)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was a film screenwriter, producer and short story writer.
He wrote the screenplays for films including Knute Rockne All American (1940). As a producer, the Crewe, Virginia-born Buckner worked on the 1946 John Garfield film Nobody Lives Forever, Confidential Agent (1945) with Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall, and Mission to Moscow (1943).
In June 1947 Buckner left Warner Bros for Universal.
In 1957 he wrote Sigrid and the Sergeant, his first prose in almost twenty years.
He specialized in Westerns at the end of his career.
He is survived by his son Robert Buckner Jr., last known to be living in the Portland, Oregon area.
- "The Man Who Won the War", 1936 (short story)
- Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) - writer
- Jezebel (1938) - uncredited writer
- Love, Honor and Behave (1938) - writer
- Comet Over Broadway (1938) - writer
- The Oklahoma Kid (1939) - writer
- Espionage Agent (1939) - writer
- The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) - writer
- Dodge City (1939) - writer
- You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) - writer
- Santa Fe Trail (1940) - writer
- Knute Rockne All American (1940) - writer
- My Love Came Back (1940) - writer
- Virginia City (1940) - writer
- Dive Bomber (1941) - writer
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - writer
- Gentleman Jim (1942) - producer
- Mission to Moscow (1943) - producer
- The Desert Song (1943) - writer, producer
- Roaring Guns (1944) (short) - writer
- Uncertain Glory (1944) - producer
- God is My Co-Pilot (1945) - producer
- San Antonio (1945) - producer
- Confidential Agent (1945) - writer, producer
- Devotion (1946) - producer
- Nobody Lives Forever (1946) - producer
- Night Watch (1947) (novel) - writer - became Sword in the Desert
- Cheyenne (1947) - producer
- Life with Father (1947) - producer
- Rogues' Regiment (1948) - writer, producer, co-story
- Portrait of a Lady (1949) (play) - writer
- Sword in the Desert (1949) - writer, producer
- Free for All (1949) - writer, producer
- Deported (1950) - writer, producer
- Bright Victory (1951) - writer, producer
- When in Rome (1952) - writer
- The Man Behind the Gun (1953) - writer
- A Prize of Gold (1955) - writer
- To Paris with Love (1955) - writer
- Ford Star Jubilee (1956) - various episodes - writer
- Safari (1956) - writer
- Love Me Tender (1956) - writer
- Triple Deception (1956) - writer
- Sigrid and the Sergeant (1957) (novel) - writer
- From Hell to Texas (1958) - writer, producer
- Hong Kong (1960–61) - creator, writer, producer
- Dateline San Francisco (1962) (TV pilot) - writer
- Moon Pilot (1962) - writer
- The Rogues (1965) - various episodes - writer
- Burke's Law (1965) (TV series) - various episodes - writer
- The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1966) - episode "The Lamb Who Hunted Wolves" - writer
- Return of the Gunfighter (1967) - writer
- The Name of the Game (1969) - episode "The Suntan Mob" - writer
- Bonanza (1970) - episode "The Gold Mine" =writer
- Brady, Thomas F. (14 Aug 1947). "BUCKNER TO MAKE A COMEDY FOR U-I: Former Producer at Warners Also Will Write the Scenario of 'Patent Applied For'". New York Times. p. 28.
- Smith, Cecil (3 Nov 1957). "Robert Buckner Hit by Novelist's Jitters: Robert Buckner Veteran Film Writer, Gets Novelist's Jitters". Los Angeles Times. p. F1.
- U-I TO MAKE FILM OF 'NIGHT WATCH': Buckner's Novel on Palestine Purchased by the Studio -- Author Will Produce By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 06 July 1948: 20.
- 'PORTRAIT OF A LADY' WELL DIRECTED, ACTED KATHERINE VON BLON. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Feb 1949: 7.