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Max E. Youngstein (1913–1997)

Studio executive and independent film producer Max E. Youngstein has never received the full recognition he deserves. In 1951, he played a major role in rescuing United Artists (UA) from ruin. He was one of five partners, along with Arthur Krim, Robert Benjamin, Arnold Picker, and Bill Heineman, who purchased the financially troubled production ... See full bio »

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Fail-Safe Producer
Young Billy Young
Welcome to Hard Times
The Money Trap
The Money Trap Producer


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 1969 Young Billy Young (producer)
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times (producer)
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965 The Money Trap (producer)
 1964 Fail-Safe (producer)
 1964 The Winston Affair (executive producer)
 1963 Best of Cinerama (Documentary) (executive producer)
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 1976 It's Showtime (Documentary) (mavin - as Max Youngstein)

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Max Youngstein was the friend and lover of my aunt Mattie Comfort for over two decades. Mattie was formerly married to Joe Comfort who played bass for Nat King Cole. She was in Cabin in the Sky, Anchors Aweigh and Aladdin's Lamp but Max got her the lounge singer role in Kiss Me Deadly. He met her when she when she worked as a Cigarette Girl on Sunset Blvd. She also was friends with Otto Preminger... See more »

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