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Sam Katzman (1901–1973)

New York-born Sam Katzman entered the film industry as a prop boy at age 13, and worked his way up the ladder, learning virtually every facet of film production before becoming a producer himself. Starting out producing action/adventure serials (where he got the nickname "Jungle Sam"), Katzman's output encompassed virtually every genre imaginable.... See full bio »

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Known For

The Corpse Vanishes
(1942)
Kissin' Cousins
Kissin' Cousins Producer
(1964)

Filmography

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 1972 The Loners (executive producer)
 1970 How to Succeed with Sex (executive producer)
 1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go (executive producer)
 1968 The Young Runaways (producer)
 1968 A Time to Sing (producer)
 1968 For Singles Only (producer)
 1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive (producer)
 1967 The Love-Ins (producer)
 1967 Riot on Sunset Strip (producer)
 1967 Hot Rods to Hell (producer)
 1966 Hold On! (producer)
 1965 Harum Scarum (producer)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls (producer)
 1964 Get Yourself a College Girl (producer)
 1964 Your Cheatin' Heart (producer)
 1964 Kissin' Cousins (producer)
 1963 Hootenanny Hoot (producer)
 1962 The Wild Westerners (producer)
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (producer)
 1961 Twist Around the Clock (producer)
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga (producer)
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Scared Witness (1961) ... (producer)
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad (producer)
 1960 The Enemy General (producer)
 1959 The Flying Fontaines (producer)
 1959 Juke Box Rhythm (producer)
 1959 The Last Blitzkrieg (producer)
 1958 Life Begins at 17 (producer)
 1958 Crash Landing (producer)
 1958 Going Steady (producer)
 1958 The World Was His Jury (producer)
 1957 The Tijuana Story (producer)
 1957 Escape from San Quentin (producer)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave (producer)
 1957 The Giant Claw (producer)
 1957 The Night the World Exploded (producer)
 1957 The Man Who Turned to Stone (producer)
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau (producer)
 1957 Utah Blaine (producer)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (producer)
 1956 Rumble on the Docks (producer)
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (producer)
 1956 Miami Exposé (producer)
 1956 Blazing the Overland Trail (producer)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (executive producer)
 1956 The Werewolf (producer)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (producer)
 1956 Rock Around the Clock (producer)
 1956 Uranium Boom (producer)
 1956 The Houston Story (producer)
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness (producer)
 1956 Inside Detroit (producer)
 1955 The Crooked Web (producer)
 1955 Teen-Age Crime Wave (producer)
 1955 Devil Goddess (producer)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi (producer)
 1955 The Gun That Won the West (producer)
 1955 Chicago Syndicate (producer - uncredited)
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea (executive producer)
 1955 Seminole Uprising (producer)
 1955 Jungle Moon Men (producer)
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored (producer)
 1955 Pirates of Tripoli (producer)
 1954 Masterson of Kansas (producer)
 1954 Riding with Buffalo Bill (producer)
 1954 Cannibal Attack (producer)
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid (producer)
 1954 The Saracen Blade (producer)
 1954 Jungle Man-Eaters (producer)
 1954 The Miami Story (producer)
 1954 Drums of Tahiti (producer)
 1954 Gunfighters of the Northwest (producer)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons (producer)
 1954 The Iron Glove (producer)
 1954 Battle of Rogue River (producer)
 1954 Charge of the Lancers (producer)
 1953 Killer Ape (producer)
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah (producer)
 1953 Slaves of Babylon (producer)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise (producer)
 1953 Sky Commando (producer)
 1953 Valley of Head Hunters (producer)
 1953 Flame of Calcutta (producer)
 1953 The Lost Planet (producer)
 1953 Siren of Bagdad (producer)
 1953 The 49th Man (producer)
 1953 Serpent of the Nile (producer)
 1953 Fort Ti (producer)
 1953 Jack McCall, Desperado (producer)
 1953 Prince of Pirates (producer)
 1953 Savage Mutiny (producer)
 1953 Target Hong Kong (producer)
 1952 The Pathfinder (producer)
 1952 Voodoo Tiger (producer)
 1952 The Golden Hawk (producer)
 1952 Last Train from Bombay (producer)
 1952 California Conquest (producer)
 1952 Brave Warrior (producer)
 1952 King of the Congo (producer)
 1952 A Yank in Indo-China (producer)
 1952 Thief of Damascus (producer)
 1951 Lock Up Your Daughters (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1951 Purple Heart Diary (producer)
 1951 The Magic Carpet (producer)
 1951 Jungle Manhunt (producer)
 1951 Mysterious Island (producer)
 1951 Hurricane Island (producer)
 1951 When the Redskins Rode (producer)
 1951 Fury of the Congo (producer)
 1951 A Yank in Korea (producer)
 1950 Revenue Agent (producer)
 1950 Pygmy Island (producer)
 1950 Pirates of the High Seas (producer)
 1950 Last of the Buccaneers (producer)
 1950 Chain Gang (producer)
 1950 Atom Man vs. Superman (producer)
 1950 State Penitentiary (producer)
 1950 Captive Girl (producer)
 1950 Cody of the Pony Express (producer)
 1950 Tyrant of the Sea (producer)
 1950 Mark of the Gorilla (producer)
 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad (producer)
 1949 Chinatown at Midnight (producer)
 1949 Barbary Pirate (producer)
 1949 Batman and Robin (producer)
 1949 The Mutineers (producer)
 1949 The Lost Tribe (producer)
 1949 Manhattan Angel (producer)
 1949 Bruce Gentry (producer)
 1948 Jungle Jim (producer)
 1948 Racing Luck (producer)
 1948 Congo Bill (producer)
 1948 I Surrender Dear (producer)
 1948 Triple Threat (producer)
 1948 Superman (producer)
 1948 Mary Lou (producer)
 1948 Glamour Girl (producer)
 1948 The Prince of Thieves (producer)
 1947 Brick Bradford (producer)
 1947 Two Blondes and a Redhead (producer)
 1947 Sweet Genevieve (producer)
 1947 The Sea Hound (producer)
 1947 Last of the Redmen (producer)
 1947 Little Miss Broadway (producer)
 1947 Jack Armstrong (producer)
 1947 Vacation Days (producer)
 1946 Betty Co-Ed (producer)
 1946 Son of the Guardsman (producer)
 1946 High School Hero (producer)
 1946 Chick Carter, Detective (producer)
 1946 Freddie Steps Out (producer)
 1946/I Junior Prom (producer)
 1945 Who's Guilty? (producer)
 1945 Come Out Fighting (producer)
 1945 Jungle Raiders (producer)
 1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again (producer)
 1945 Trouble Chasers (co-producer)
 1945 Docks of New York (producer)
 1945 Brenda Starr, Reporter (producer)
 1944 Crazy Knights (producer)
 1944 Bowery Champs (producer)
 1944 Block Busters (producer)
 1944 Three of a Kind (producer)
 1944 Return of the Ape Man (producer)
 1944 Follow the Leader (producer)
 1944 Voodoo Man (producer)
 1944 Million Dollar Kid (producer)
 1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out (producer)
 1943 Spotlight Scandals (producer)
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose (producer)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys (producer)
 1943 The Ape Man (producer)
 1943 Kid Dynamite (producer)
 1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (producer)
 1942 Bowery at Midnight (producer)
 1942 Smart Alecks (producer)
 1942 Let's Get Tough! (producer)
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes (producer)
 1942 Black Dragons (producer)
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy (producer)
 1941 Zis Boom Bah (producer)
 1941 Spooks Run Wild (producer)
 1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg (producer)
 1941 Invisible Ghost (producer)
 1941 Flying Wild (producer)
 1940 Pride of the Bowery (producer)
 1940 That Gang of Mine (producer)
 1940 Boys of the City (producer)
 1940 East Side Kids (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Fingers (producer - uncredited)
 1939 The Fighting Renegade (producer)
 1939 Straight Shooter (producer)
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Texas Wildcats (producer)
 1939 Code of the Cactus (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Six-Gun Trail (producer)
 1938 Lightning Carson Rides Again (producer)
 1937 Amateur Crook (producer)
 1937 Million Dollar Racket (producer)
 1937 Sky Racket (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Lost Ranch (producer)
 1937 Brothers of the West (producer)
 1937 Orphan of the Pecos (producer)
 1937 Mystery Range (producer)
 1937 Feud of the Trail (supervising producer)
 1937/I Blake of Scotland Yard (producer)
 1937 Cheyenne Rides Again (producer)
 1936 Silks and Saddles (producer)
 1936 The Phantom of the Range (producer)
 1936 Two Minutes to Play (producer)
 1936 Rip Roarin' Buckaroo (supervising producer)
 1936/II Shadow of Chinatown (producer)
 1936/I Shadow of Chinatown (supervising producer)
 1936 Brand of the Outlaws (supervising producer)
 1936 Kelly of the Secret Service (producer)
 1936 Put on the Spot (producer)
 1936 The Rogues' Tavern (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Rio Grande Romance (producer)
 1936 Taming the Wild (producer)
 1936 A Face in the Fog (supervising producer)
 1935 The Fighting Coward (producer)
 1935 Bars of Hate (producer)
 1935 Hot Off the Press (producer)
 1935 Sundown Saunders (supervising producer - uncredited)
 1935 Danger Ahead (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Tombstone Terror (supervising producer)
 1935 Smokey Smith (supervising producer - uncredited)
 1935 Big Calibre (supervising producer)
 1934 Western Justice (supervising producer)
 1933 His Private Secretary (executive producer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a comedy pilot based on the Elvis Presley film Kissin' Cousins (1964) (which was a Katzman production) starring Edd Byrnes.

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Lord knows I'll never make an Academy Award movie, but then I am just so happy to get my achievement plaques from the bank every year. See more »

Trivia:

Cinematographer Richard H. Kline talks extensively about Katzman, for whom he worked in the 1950s, in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010) by Tom Weaver. See more »

Nickname:

Jungle Sam

Star Sign:

Cancer

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