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Sol Lesser (1890–1980)

Sol Lesser entered the film industry as an exhibitor and the owner of a chain of movie theaters. His first "production" had an interesting story behind it. In 1915, while he was living in San Francisco, he learned that the authorities were about to clean out and close down the city's notorious Barbary Coast district, a raucous area of gambling ... See full bio »

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 1960 Tarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1958 Tarzan's Fight for Life (producer)
 1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari (producer - uncredited)
 1955 Quest for the Lost City (Documentary) (producer)
 1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (producer)
 1954 I Search for Adventure (TV Series) (producer)
 1953 Vice Squad (producer - uncredited)
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil (producer)
 1952 Tarzan's Savage Fury (producer)
 1951 Adventures in the Red Sea (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1951 Tarzan's Peril (producer)
 1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl (producer)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain (producer)
 1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids (producer)
 1947 Tarzan and the Huntress (producer)
 1947 The Red House (producer)
 1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (producer)
 1945 Tarzan and the Amazons (producer)
 1944 Three Is a Family (producer)
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery (producer)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (producer)
 1943 Tarzan Triumphs (producer)
 1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti (producer)
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling (producer - uncredited)
 1940 Our Town (producer)
 1939 Everything's on Ice (producer)
 1939 Way Down South (producer)
 1939 Fisherman's Wharf (producer)
 1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (producer)
 1938 Breaking the Ice (producer)
 1938 Panamint's Bad Man (producer)
 1938 Rawhide (producer)
 1938 Hawaii Calls (producer)
 1938 Hawaiian Buckaroo (producer)
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge (producer)
 1937 Roll Along, Cowboy (producer)
 1937 Make a Wish (producer)
 1937 Western Gold (producer)
 1937 The Californian (producer)
 1937 It Happened Out West (producer)
 1937 Secret Valley (producer)
 1936 Rainbow on the River (producer)
 1936 Wild Brian Kent (producer)
 1936 King of the Royal Mounted (producer)
 1936 The Border Patrolman (producer)
 1936 Let's Sing Again (producer)
 1936 The Mine with the Iron Door (producer)
 1936 O'Malley of the Mounted (producer)
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews (producer)
 1935 Thunder Mountain (co-producer)
 1935 Chandu on the Magic Island (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Hard Rock Harrigan (producer)
 1935 Whispering Smith Speaks (producer)
 1935 The Cowboy Millionaire (producer)
 1935 When a Man's a Man (producer)
 1934 The Return of Chandu (producer)
 1934 The Dude Ranger (producer - produced by)
 1934 Peck's Bad Boy (producer)
 1934 Death Day (Short) (post-production producer)
 1934 Fighting to Live (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Ferocious Pal (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Jaws of Justice (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Eisenstein in Mexico (Documentary) (producer)
 1933 Tarzan the Fearless (producer)
 1933 Voodoo (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Matto Grosso (Documentary) (producer)
 1932 Robbers' Roost (producer)
 1932 The Amazon Head Hunters (Documentary) (producer)
 1932 South Sea Adventures (Documentary) (producer)
 1931 She Served Him Right (Short) (producer)
 1931 Check and Rubber Check (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Fighting Sheriff (producer)
 1931 The Texas Ranger (producer)
 1931 The Lone Star Stranger (Short) (producer)
 1931 The Avenger (producer)
 1931 Desert Vengeance (producer)
 1930 The Dawn Trail (producer)
 1930 Men Without Law (producer)
 1930 Shadow Ranch (producer)
 1930 The Eyes of the World (producer)
 1930 The Lone Rider (producer)
 1925 The White Wing's Bride (Short) (producer)
 1925 Horace Greeley, Jr. (Short) (producer)
 1925 Balto's Race to Nome (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Our Six-Legged Friends (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent (producer)
 1924 Little People of the Garden (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 Helen's Babies (producer)
 1924 The Mine with the Iron Door (producer)
 1924 Girls Men Forget (producer)
 1924 Captain January (producer)
 1924 The Mosquito (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 In a Drop of Water (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 The Lady Bird (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 The Fly (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 The Ant Lion (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 The Butterfly (Documentary short) (producer)
 1924 When a Man's a Man (producer)
 1924 The Spider (Documentary short) (producer)
 1923 The Bee (Documentary short) (producer)
 1923 The Ant (Documentary short) (producer)
 1923 The Meanest Man in the World (producer)
 1923 Daddy (producer)
 1922 The World's a Stage (producer)
 1922/I Oliver Twist (producer)
 1922 The Milky Way (producer)
 1922 Bing Bang Boom (producer)
 1913 Last Night of the Barbary Coast (Documentary short) (producer)
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'Tarzan' is pure escapist entertainment. He is the original superman, fighting for the rights of the downtrodden and the persecuted against all villains, be they human or beast. He rules with a minimum of words - hence he is understood by all. Rarely does Tarzan get gooey with Jane. Thus the kids love him and so do the old folks.


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