Head soundman at Columbia Studios before becoming director.
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[on Buddy Adler
, the head of 20th Century-Fox Pictures when Bernds shot Return of the Fly
(1959) on the Fox lot] I knew him from Columbia [Pictures], and as a matter of fact I directed a couple of second units for him there--and I considered him an all-American no-talent. In shooting second units I simply could not get a decision from him. He was so afraid of [Columbia Pictures head] Harry Cohn
In 1956 Bernds was nominated for an Academy Award by accident. The Academy wished to recognize the script for the Bing Crosby
film High Society
(1956), but accidentally gave the nod to a Bowery Boys epic of the same name, High Society
(1955), written by Bernds and Elwood Ullman
. To the end of his life, Bernds loved to show visitors his framed Academy nomination certificate, on the ...