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It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  1 May 2001 (USA)
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A 60-minute salute to American International Pictures. Entertainment lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff founded AIP (then called American Releasing Corporation) on a $3000 loan in 1954 with his ... See full summary »

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A 60-minute salute to American International Pictures. Entertainment lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff founded AIP (then called American Releasing Corporation) on a $3000 loan in 1954 with his partner, James H. Nicholson, a former West Coast exhibitor and distributor. The company made its mark by targeting teenagers with quickly produced films that exploited subjects mainstream films were reluctant to tackle. From monsters to beach parties to cycle gangs to the psychedelic youth, many film clips are shown, highlighting the company's successful twenty-five year run in Hollywood. Interviewees include Arkoff, Nicholson (archive footage), Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Burns, Herman Cohen, Roger Corman, Dick Dale, Joe Dante, David Del Valle, Bruce Dern, Roger Ebert, Beverly Garland, Pam Grier, Susan Hart, James L. Honore, Al Kallis, Aron Kincaid, Mark Thomas McGee, Dick Miller, and Burt Topper. Written by alfiehitchie

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excellent documentary
7 May 2001 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This documentary covers about 25years worth of films made by American International Pictures. It is fantastic to see now famous film stars in some of their earliest roles, and old stars on their way down. AIP gave the young actors like jack Nicolson, and Bruce Dern a testing ground, or start point in their soon to be, versitile careers. Stars like Vincent Price, and Ray Milland can also be seen in the films of AIP. Roger Corman made many of his funny, cheap, horror Drive in classics at this studio. They mass produced the films as fast as they could find actors, the films would go on to gross quite alot of money.


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