Willis Goldbeck (24 October 1898 – 17 September 1979) was an American screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 40 films between 1923 and 1962. He also directed ten films between 1942 and 1951. Willis graduated from Worcester Academy.

Willis Goldbeck was born in New York City, a former journalist, Goldbeck entered films as a screenwriter in the early 1920s. He wrote most of the "Dr. Kildare" series for MGM, starting with the first one, Young Dr. Kildare (1938), and directed several of them. Although he directed several more films after that—including one of Burt Lancaster's more enjoyable early swashbucklers, Ten Tall Men (1951)--he mainly concentrated on screenwriting, and in the mid-'50s turned to producing. He retired from films in 1962. He died September 17, 1979 in Sag Harbor, New York, a month before his 81st birthday.

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Where are his boots?... Put his boots on, Klute, and his gunbelt and his spurs.
Willis Goldbeck (1900-1979), U.S. screenwriter, James Warner Bellah, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, orders to the undertaker, after looking into the coffin of his old friend Tom Donophon (John Wayne) (1962). Based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
We accept her, we accept her, gooble, gobble, gooble, gobble, one of us, one of us, gooble, gobble, gooble, gobble
Willis Goldbeck (1900-1979), U.S. screenwriter, Leon Gordon (1895-1960), British, and Tod Browning. The Freaks, Freaks, the freaks' chant of acceptance at the wedding feast (1932). Suggested by Tod Robbins' story "Spurs."
You can forget what I said about buying the gun. You're a tenderfoot. Liberty Valance's the toughest man south of the Picket Wire—next to me.
Willis Goldbeck (1900-1979), U.S. screenwriter, James Warner Bellah, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Tom Donophon (John Wayne), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, advice to Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) (1962). Based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

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