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Arnold Laven (1922–2009)

Laven, Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner met in 1943 in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. They were stationed at the Hal Roach Studio in Culver City, California (with other notables such as Capt. Ronald Reagan, Capt. Clark Gable and Lt. William Holden, making training films. Levy, Gardner and Laven resolved that they would start ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rifleman
The Rifleman Producer
(1958-1963)
The Big Valley
The Big Valley Producer
(1965-1969)
The Detectives
The Detectives Producer
(1959-1962)
The Glory Guys
The Glory Guys Producer
(1965)

Filmography

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 1976 Gator (producer - uncredited)
 1973 White Lightning (producer - uncredited)
 1972 The Honkers (producer - uncredited)
 1971 The Hunting Party (executive producer - uncredited)
 1970 Underground (producer)
  The Big Valley (TV Series) (producer - 60 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (executive producer - 52 episodes, 1967 - 1969)
- Point and Counterpoint (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Flight from San Miguel (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Danger Road (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Town of No Exit (1969) ... (executive producer)
- The Other Face of Justice (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1969 Sam Whiskey (producer)
 1968 The Scalphunters (producer)
 1967 Clambake (producer)
 1965 The Glory Guys (producer)
 1959-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series) (producer - 124 episodes)
- Old Tony (1963) ... (producer)
- Which Way'd They Go? (1963) ... (producer)
- Old Man Running (1963) ... (producer)
- The Guest (1963) ... (producer)
- Requiem at Mission Springs (1963) ... (producer)
  The Detectives (TV Series) (producer - 67 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (executive producer - 30 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... (executive producer)
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... (executive producer)
- The Walls Have Eyes (1962) ... (executive producer)
- The Fourth Commandment (1962) ... (executive producer)
- Finders Keepers (1962) ... (executive producer)
 1962 Geronimo (producer)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Hook (1962) ... (producer)
 1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Trojan Horse (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Cavern of the Wind (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Jeb's Daughter (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Amnesty (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Stella (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Sharpshooter (1958) ... (producer)
 1957 The Vampire (producer)
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He was the "script boy" for The Arizona Ranger (1948), a film starring father-and-son actors Jack Holt and Tim Holt. In 1957 Laven convinced his old friend Tim, who had retired from Hollywood five years earlier and was living on his Oklahoma ranch, to return for the leading role in Laven's sci-fi project The Monster That Challenged the World (1957). See more »

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