In 1968, he produced a 15 minute demonstration film called "Joaquin Murietta" which starred Ricardo Montalban as a bandit in Spanish California with a heart of gold. NBC didn't pick up the series but the concept was recast and offered as a two-hour long pilot in 1969.
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[regarding the film Thunder Bay
(1953)] I did the film because I was under contract to Universal and they told me to do it. Jim [James Stewart
] did the film because he was developing an interest in oil exploration and was -- or became -- a partner with a Texas oilman. So he wanted to deliver a message that oil exploration and production did not affect the environment. [Anthony Mann
] did the film ...
American producer with Universal (from 1946). Began in films as an assistant director for 20th Century Fox in 1934.