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Clair Huffaker (September 26, 1926 – April 3, 1990) was a U.S. screenwriter and author of westerns and other fiction, many of which were turned into films.[1] He served in the United States Navy in World War II and then studied in Europe before returning to America.[2]

Clair Huffaker
Born(1926-09-26)September 26, 1926
DiedApril 3, 1990(1990-04-03) (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, author



  • "Badge for a Gunfighter" (1957)
  • "Rider from Thunder Mountain" (1957)
  • "Cowboy" (1958) Novelization of Screenplay
  • "Flaming Lance" (1958)
  • "Posse from Hell" (1958)
  • "Guns of Rio Conchos" (1958)
  • "Badman" (aka The War Wagon after the Movie) (1958)
  • "Seven Ways from Sundown" (1959)
  • "Good Lord, You're Upside Down!" (1963)
  • "Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian" (1967)
  • "The Cowboy and the Cossack" (1973)
  • "One Time I Saw Morning Come Home" (1974)
  • "Clair Huffaker's Profiles of the American West" (1976)


Clair Huffaker also wrote scripts for television and was one of the writers on the Warner Brothers Western series Lawman.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Cliff Huffaker". The New York Times.
  2. ^ The One-Man Revolt in Hollywood Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 13 Aug 1967: c14.

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