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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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He tells the story of a young, ambitious writer working for him at United Artists in the ad department. The man constantly complained he was wasting his talents in Hollywood. He really wanted to write novels but could not afford to take the time off. One day, after listening to these complaints, Youngstein devised a plan. He began to withhold extra money from the employee's paycheck. A year later... See more »

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