Robert Buckner

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Robert Buckner
Born (1906-05-28)May 28, 1906
Crewe, Virginia, United States
Died 1989 (aged 82–83)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Occupation Writer

Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was a film screenwriter, producer and short story writer.

Buckner studied at the University of Virginia and the University of Edinburgh. He began his professional writing career at age 20, as London correspondent for the New York World.

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.[1]

In 1957 he wrote Sigrid and the Sergeant, his first prose in almost twenty years.[2]

He specialized in Westerns at the end of his career.

In his later life, Buckner lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was a fine artist and recognized leader in the art community there. He died and was buried in San Miguel in 1989.

He is survived by his son Robert Buckner Jr., last known to be living in the Portland, Oregon area.



  1. ^ BUCKNER TO MAKE A COMEDY FOR U-I: Former Producer at Warners Also Will Write the Scenario of 'Patent Applied For' By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 14 Aug 1947: 28.
  2. ^ Robert Buckner Hit by Novelist's Jitters: Robert Buckner Veteran Film Writer, Gets Novelist's Jitters Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Nov 1957: F1.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 'PORTRAIT OF A LADY' WELL DIRECTED, ACTED KATHERINE VON BLON. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Feb 1949: 7.

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