Sloan Nibley

Alexander Sloan Nibley (June 23, 1908 – April 3, 1990) was an American screenwriter. He was the older brother of famed Latter Day Saint scholar Hugh Nibley.

Sloan Nibley
Alexander Sloan Nibley

(1908-06-23)June 23, 1908
DiedApril 3, 1990(1990-04-03) (aged 81)
Other namesA. Sloan Nibley
Years active1947-1973
Spouse(s)Linda Stirling (1946 - April 3, 1990)


Born in Portland, Oregon to Alexander ("El") and Agnes "Sloanie" Nibley,[1] Nibley served in the Navy in New York in 1945 before beginning his career.[2] Nibley served as screenwriter for over twenty films including Springfield Rifle, Carson City, the remake of The Golden Stallion, and Eyes of Texas (1948), a film starring Roy Rogers. He also wrote for numerous TV series, including Sea Hunt, Sky King, Wagon Train, and The Addams Family.

Personal life and death

Nibley married actress Linda Stirling in 1946 with whom he had two children, Chris and Tim.[3] He died on April 3, 1990, in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography

Year Film Notes
1947 On the Old Spanish Trail


Eyes of Texas

Night Time in Nevada

Credited as A. Sloan Nibley
1949 Susanna Pass
1950 Twilight in the Sierras
1951 Pals of the Golden West Story
1952 Springfield Rifle Story
1952 Carson City Screenplay
1956 Thunder Over Arizona
1961 Fury River Two episodes of Northwest Passage edited into a feature film
1967 Hostile Guns Story and screenplay
Year Title Notes
1954–1955 The Adventures of Kit Carson 3 episodes
1955–1956 Science Fiction Theatre 3 episodes
1956 Judge Roy Bean 1 episode
1957 Tales of Wells Fargo 1 episode
Whirlybirds 2 episodes
1958–1959 Northwest Passage 3 episodes
1960 Rawhide 1 episode
The Millionaire 1 episode
Have Gun – Will Travel 1 episode
Naked City 1 episode
1961 Bachelor Father 1 episode
1963–1970 Death Valley Days 3 episodes
1964–1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 4 episodes
1973 Yogi's Gang 3 episodes


  1. "A Chronology of the Life of Hugh Winder Nibley" (PDF).
  2. Nibley, Hugh; Nibley, Alex (2006). Sergeant Nibley PhD: Memories of an Unlikely Screaming Eagle. Shadow Mountain. p. 297. ISBN 1-57345-845-7.
  3. Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland. p. 88. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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