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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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