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William Goetz (1903–1969)

William Goetz, a producer and studio boss who revolutionized the industry with the development of the profit participation deal, was born on March 24, 1903, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to ship's purser Theodore Goetz and his wife Fanny. William was the youngest in a brood of eight children (six boys and two girls). After Fanny's death in 1913 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sayonara Producer
The Man from Laramie
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Producer
The Gang's All Here


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 1966 Assault on a Queen (producer)
 1961 A Story of David: The Hunted (producer - uncredited)
 1961 Cry for Happy (producer)
 1960 Song Without End (producer)
 1960 The Mountain Road (producer)
 1959 They Came to Cordura (producer)
 1958 Me and the Colonel (producer)
 1957 Sayonara (producer)
 1957 The Brothers Rico (producer)
 1956 Autumn Leaves (producer)
 1955 The Man from Laramie (producer)
 1945 Along Came Jones (executive producer - uncredited)
 1944 Lifeboat (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre (producer - uncredited)
 1943 The Gang's All Here (executive producer)
 1943 Bomber's Moon (executive producer)
 1943 Jitterbugs (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais (executive producer - uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 China Girl (producer - uncredited)
 1942 The Undying Monster (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 That Other Woman (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942/I Iceland (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent (executive producer - uncredited)
 1942 Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (executive producer - uncredited)
 1935 Thanks a Million (associate producer - uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan (associate producer - uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild (associate producer)
 1935 L'homme des Folies Bergère (associate producer)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (associate producer)
 1935 Les Misérables (associate producer)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (associate producer)
 1935 Clive of India (associate producer)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum (associate producer)
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini (associate producer)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (associate producer)
 1934 Born to Be Bad (associate producer)
 1934 The Last Gentleman (associate producer)
 1934 Looking for Trouble (associate producer)
 1934 The House of Rothschild (associate producer)
 1934 Moulin Rouge (associate producer)
 1933 Gallant Lady (associate producer)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn (associate producer)
 1933 Blood Money (associate producer)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole (producer)
 1933 The Bowery (associate producer)
 1933 No Marriage Ties (associate producer)
 1932 Careless Lady (associate producer - uncredited)
 1932 Stepping Sisters (associate producer - uncredited)
 1931 Good Sport (associate producer)
 1931 Annabelle's Affairs (associate producer)
 1931 La gran jornada (producer)
 1930 El último de los Vargas (producer)
 1929 Her Private Life (assistant producer)
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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 232-233. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »



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