LEVINE, JOSEPH E.

LEVINE, JOSEPH E. (1905–1987), U.S. motion picture producer. Born in Boston, Levine was a theater owner and movie distributor (1943) before becoming a producer. He started in the business by importing foreign films and distributing   them in the U.S., such as the Italian movies Open City (1945) and The Bicycle Thief (1947). After World War II he began to cater to the drive-in market, bringing to the outdoor screen such action films as Godzilla (1956), Hercules (1959), and Hercules Unchained (1960). He also distributed such films as Two Women (1961), Divorce Italian Style (1961), Bocaccio '70 (1962), Fellini's 8½ (1963), Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963), and Marriage Italian Style (1964). He produced such films as Jack the Ripper (1959), The Carpetbaggers (1964), Harlow (1965), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Magic (1978), and Tattoo (1981). Levine, who was dubbed "the Boston Barnum," was also the executive producer of many successful films. Among them are Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), Boy's Night Out (1962), Sodom and Gomorrah (1962), Sands of the Kalahari (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), The Daydreamer (1966), The Graduate (1967), Woman Times Seven (1967), The Producers (1968), The Lion in Winter (1968), Don't Drink the Water (1969), The Adventurers (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), and The Day of the Dolphin (1973). The 1962 documentary film Showman profiled Levine's career. (Jonathan Licht / Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Joseph E. Levine — Données clés Nom de naissance Joseph Edward Levine Surnom Sam Levine Naissance 9 septembre 1905 Boston (Massachusetts) Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Levine — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adam Levine (* 1979), US amerikanischer Musiker Anna Levine (* 1957), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Arnold J. Levine (* 1939), US amerikanischer Biologe und Krebsforscher Carin Levine (* um 1955), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joseph Levine — (* 17. Januar 1952) ist ein US amerikanischer Philosoph, der an der University of Massachusetts Amherst lehrt. Sein Arbeitsgebiet ist die Philosophie des Geistes und er ist bekannt geworden mit dem sogenannten Explanatory gap argument . Die Idee… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joseph Brown — may refer to:* Joseph Brown (artist) (born 1918), Australian artist and collector * Joseph Brown (Australian politician) * Joseph Brown (general) * Joseph Brown (Missouri politician) * Joseph Brown (professor) * Joseph Brown (farmer), settler of… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt — en 2009 Données clés Naissance 17&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joseph Szigeti — Affiche pour un récital de Joseph Szigeti au théâtre des Champs Élysées à Paris en 1930 Naissan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joseph Rouleau — (born February 28, 1929 in Matane, Quebec) is a French Canadian bass opera singer, particularly associated with the Italian and French repertories.He studied privately with Edouard Wolley and Albert Cornellier in Montreal, and at the Music… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Galizia — Joseph Joe Glitz Galizia (July 24, 1941 1998) was a New York mobster who became a high ranking soldier in the Genovese crime family and ran a large gasoline bootlegging operation. Making His Bones and Becoming a Made ManIn the mid 1970s, Galizia… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Millar — is an American poet. He was raised in Pennsylvania and lives in Oregon.Millar received an MA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He has worked as a telephone installation foreman and commercial fisherman.His writing includes two books… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Horowitz — (born 1948, New York City) is an American cultural historian whose seven books mainly deal with the institutional history of classical music in the United States. As a producer of concerts, he has played a pioneering role in promoting thematic… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.