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Val Lewton (1904–1951)


Born in Russia in 1904, Lewton moved with his mother and sister to Berlin in 1906, then to USA in 1909. He wrote for newspapers, magazines, novels, pornography, etc.- often using pseudonyms to disguise their origin (the name Val Lewton was one such pseudonym, used first for some novels in the 1930's, then revived later in his career to take ... See full bio »

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(1945)
Bedlam Producer
(1946)
Cat People Producer
(1942)
(1943)

Filmography

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 1951 Apache Drums (producer)
 1950 Please Believe Me (producer)
 1948 My Own True Love (producer)
 1946 Bedlam (producer)
 1945 Isle of the Dead (producer)
 1945 The Body Snatcher (producer)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild (producer)
 1944 Mademoiselle Fifi (producer)
 1944 The Curse of the Cat People (producer)
 1943 The Ghost Ship (producer)
 1943 The Seventh Victim (producer)
 1943 The Leopard Man (producer)
 1943 I Walked with a Zombie (producer)
 1942 Cat People (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (as Carlos Keith): "This Fool Passion" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cosmo Forbes | Carlos Keith | H.C. Kerkow | Herbert Kerkow | Sidney Valentine

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in a letter to his sister] You shouldn't get mad at the New York reviewers. Actually, it's very difficult for a reviewer to give something called I Walked with a Zombie (1943) a good review.

Trivia:

Hated Boris Karloff whom he referred to as "my worst nightmare", and refused to work with him, until he was forced to by the studio. Then he discovered that Karloff hated the "horror" movies he had been in and loved the "terror" films that Lewton was doing and the two hit it off and made several pictures together -Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead and Bedlam. See more »

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