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Santana Productions
Santana Productions was a film production company formed by Humphrey Bogart in 1948. It was named after his yacht. List of Santana productions[edit]Year Title Distributor Producer Director Star(s) Notes1949 Knock on Any Door Columbia Robert Lord Nicholas Ray Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
& John Derek1949 Tokyo Joe Columbia Robert Lord Stuart Heisler Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
& Alexander Knox1949 And Baby Makes Three Columbia Robert Lord Henry Levin Robert Young & Barbara Hale1950 In a Lonely Place Columbia Robert Lord Nicholas Ray Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
& Gloria Grahame Added to the National Film Registry
National Film Registry
in 20071951 Sirocco Columbia Robert Lord Curtis Bernhardt Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
& Lee J
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Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American stage, film, television actress and singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
(1946), MGM
MGM
did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios. Often cast in film noir projects, Grahame received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Crossfire (1947), and would later win the award for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
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National Film Registry
The National Film
Film
Registry (NFR) is the United States
United States
National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Romulus Films
Sir John Woolf (15 March 1913, London – 28 June 1999, London) and his brother James Woolf (2 March 1920, London – 30 May 1966) were British film producers. John and James founded the production companies Romulus Films and Remus Films, which were active during the 1950s and 1960s,[1] and the distribution company Independent Film Distributors (known as IFD), which was active 1950–59 and handled the UK distribution of films such as The African Queen and Gift Horse, as well as several films made by their two production companies (such as Room at the Top).Contents1 Biography1.1 Romulus Films 1.2 Later career 1.3 Personal Lives 1.4 Romulus Today2 Appraisal 3 Selected filmography3.1 John Woolf only4 Notes 5 External linksBiography[edit] John and James Woolf were the sons of the British producer C. M. Woolf (1879–1942), who was co-producer with Michael Balcon of two early Alfred Hitchcock films, Downhill (1927) and Easy Virtue (1928)
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Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
(born Phylis Lee Isley; March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009), also known as Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Simon, was an American actress during Hollywood's golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Song of Bernadette (1943), was also Academy Award-nominated for her performances in four other films. She was married three times, most notably to film producer David O. Selznick. Jones starred in more than 20 films over a 30-year career, but she went into semi-retirement following Selznick's death in 1965. In 1980, she founded the Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
Simon Foundation for Mental Health and Education four years after her daughter's suicide
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John Huston
John Marcellus Huston (/ˈhjuːstən/; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American-Irish film director, screenwriter and actor.[3] He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972) and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, won twice, and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films. Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore the visual aspects of his films throughout his career: sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting
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United Artists
United Artists
United Artists
(UA) is an American film and television entertainment studio. Founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffith, Charlie
Charlie
Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon commercial studios.[1] UA was repeatedly bought, sold, and restructured over the ensuing century. The current United Artists company is a successor to the original in name only.[2] The studio was acquired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1981. On September 22, 2014, MGM
MGM
acquired a controlling interest in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's entertainment companies One Three Media
One Three Media
and Lightworkers Media, then merged them to revive United Artists' TV production unit as United Artists
United Artists
Media Group (UAMG)
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Beat The Devil (film)
Beat the Devil is a 1953 adventure comedy film. The film was directed by John Huston, and starred Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
and Gina Lollobrigida, and featured Robert Morley, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
and Bernard Lee.[4] Huston and Truman Capote
Truman Capote
wrote the screenplay, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under the pseudonym James Helvick. Huston made the film as a parody of a genre of film. Although often described as a parody of The Maltese Falcon, which Huston directed and in which Bogart and Lorre appeared, this is not the case. Capote said, "John [Huston] and I decided to kid the story, to treat it as a parody. Instead of another Maltese Falcon, we turned it into a ..
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The Family Secret (1951 Film)
The Family Secret is a 1951 film noir directed by Henry Levin and starring John Derek, Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
and Jody Lawrence[1].Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External linksPlot[edit] Law student David Clark kills best friend Art Bradley in self-defense after an argument. He flees, but later confesses to his father, Howard, a lawyer. The next morning, Howard expects his son to explain what happened to district attorney Redman, but instead David merely asks the DA if he can be of any help after another man, Joe Elsner, is arrested. Elsner is a bookie to whom the dead man owed a debt. Marie Elsner comes to Howard Clark, asking that he represent her husband in court. David sits by his father's and the defendant's side at the trial. He has always been irresponsible, which is why secretary Lee Pearson keeps resisting David's romantic attentions, even though she is attracted to him. Howard Clark proves a key eyewitness to be a convicted perjurer
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Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
(born Leo Jacoby[1][2], December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor.[3] He is best known for his performances in 12 Angry Men (1957), On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
(1954), and The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb starred in the first four seasons of the Western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges and police officers
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Curtis Bernhardt
Curtis Bernhardt (15 April 1899 – 22 February 1981) was a German film director born in Worms, Germany, under the name Kurt Bernhardt. He trained as an actor in Germany, and performed on the stage, before starting as a film director in 1926. Other films include A Stolen Life (1946) and Sirocco (1951). Bernhardt made films in Germany from 1925 until 1933, when he was forced to flee the Nazi regime
Nazi regime
— who briefly had him arrested[1] — because he was Jewish. Bernhardt directed films in France
France
and England before moving on to Hollywood
Hollywood
to work for Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
in 1940
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Sirocco (film)
Sirocco is a 1951 American film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt and written by A.I. Bezzerides
A.I. Bezzerides
and Hans Jacoby. It is based on the novel Coup de Grace written by Joseph Kessel. The drama features Humphrey Bogart, Märta Torén, Lee J. Cobb, among others.[2]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Critical reception 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] In 1925 Damascus, the Syrians are engaged in a guerrilla war against the French rule of Syria. Harry Smith (Humphrey Bogart) is an amoral American black marketeer secretly selling them weapons. As the situation deteriorates, French General LaSalle (Everett Sloane) orders that civilians be executed each time his soldiers are killed, but his head of military intelligence, Colonel Feroud (Lee J. Cobb), persuades him to rescind the plan. Feroud presses for negotiations with rebel leader Emir Hassan (Onslow Stevens) instead
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Truman Capote
Truman Garcia Capote[1] (/ˈtruːmən kəˈpoʊti/;[2] born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of Capote's short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
(1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel". At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories, and plays. Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 8,[3] and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(April 18, 1922 – January 26, 2017) was an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street
Della Street
on more than 270 episodes of the Perry Mason television series from 1957 to 1966, earning her a 1959 Emmy Award
Emmy Award
as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She reprised the role in 30 Perry Mason movies for television. Her film roles included The Window (1949), in which she starred as the mother of a boy who witnesses a murder.Contents1 Early life 2 Acting career2.1 Film 2.2 Television 2.3 Radio3 Spokesperson 4 Private life and death 5 Accolades 6 Filmography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
was born in DeKalb, Illinois, a daughter of Wilma (née Colvin) and Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener
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