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David Duncan
American screenwriter

David Duncan

David Duncan
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Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter Writer Science fiction writer
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 17 February 1913, Billings, USA
Death 26 December 1999, Everett, USA (aged 86 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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David Duncan (February 17, 1913 – died December 27, 1999, Everett, Washington) was an American screenwriter and novelist.


He began writing professionally at the age of 33 after about ten years in government. His screenwriting career began in 1953 with the release of his first film and Paramount's first 3-D film, Sangaree. Duncan is remembered for his work in science fiction such as the films Monster on the Campus (1958), The Time Machine (1960) and Fantastic Voyage (1966). He was credited with writing the English narrative for Rodan (1956). He also worked for many television series such as National Velvet (1960), The Outer Limits ("The Human Factor", 1963), and Daniel Boone (1964-70). His science fiction novels include Dark Dominion (1954), Beyond Eden (1955), and Occam's Razor (1957). He also wrote six novels outside the genre. Duncan wrote the mini-sequel Time Machine: The Journey Back to George Pal's 1960 movie The Time Machine.



  • The Shade of Time (1946)
  • The Bramble Bush (1948)
  • The Madrone Tree (1949)
  • None But My Foe (1950)
  • The Serpent's Egg (1950)
  • Wives and Husbands (1952)
  • Dark Dominion (1954)
  • Beyond Eden (1955)
  • Occam's Razor (1957)

Short stories

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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