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Irving Allen (1905–1987)

Irving Allen started his film career in 1929 as an editor. He turned to directing in the 1940s, and two shorts he directed, Forty Boys and a Song (1941) and Climbing the Matterhorn (1947), won Academy Awards. His feature film output, however, was not particularly successful, and in the 1950s he and producer Albert R. Broccoli formed Warwick Films ... See full bio »

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Chase of Death Producer
Hell Below Zero Producer
The Silencers Producer


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 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Matt Helm (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1970 Cromwell (producer)
 1970 Sudden Terror (executive producer - uncredited)
 1969 The Desperados (producer)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew (producer)
 1968 Hammerhead (producer)
 1967 The Ambushers (producer)
 1966 Murderers' Row (producer)
 1966 The Silencers (producer)
 1965 Genghis Khan (producer)
 1964 The Long Ships (producer)
 1961 The Hellions (executive producer)
 1961 Johnny Nobody (executive producer - uncredited)
 1960 In the Nick (executive producer)
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde (executive producer)
 1960 Jazz Boat (executive producer)
 1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro (producer)
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe (producer)
 1959 Idol on Parade (producer)
 1958 The Man Inside (producer)
 1958 Tank Force (producer)
 1957 Land of Laughter (Short) (co-producer)
 1957 High Flight (executive producer)
 1957 How to Murder a Rich Uncle (executive producer)
 1957 Fire Down Below (producer)
 1957 Pickup Alley (producer)
 1956 Zarak (executive producer)
 1956 Odongo (executive producer)
 1956 Safari (producer)
 1956 April in Portugal (Short) (producer)
 1956 The Gamma People (executive producer)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes (executive producer)
 1955 A Prize of Gold (executive producer)
 1954 The Black Knight (producer)
 1954 Hell Below Zero (producer)
 1953 Paratrooper (producer)
 1952 The Return of Gilbert & Sullivan (Short) (producer)
 1951 Slaughter Trail (producer)
 1951 New Mexico (producer)
 1949 Chase of Death (Short) (producer)
 1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower (producer)
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep (producer)
 1947 High Conquest (producer)
 1947 Climbing the Matterhorn (Short documentary) (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Irvin Allen | Irving Applebaum

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When I read (the novel) The Poseidon Adventure, I said, 'Hell, I want to make money with this.'


His partnership with Albert R. Broccoli was strained by their disagreement bringing to the screen the "James Bond" series. Broccoli was interested, Allen was not. The pair met with Bond author Ian Fleming in 1957, but Allen proclaimed (according to various accounts, including documentaries on Bond movie DVDs) that Fleming's novels weren't "good enough for television." Some years later Allen, with... See more »

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