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James H. Nicholson (1916–1972)

One of the two founders of AIP (American International Pictures), James H. Nicholson was born in the Midwest in 1916. He was working as a promo man for Realart Pictures when, in 1955, he struck up a partnership with fellow Midwesterner (from Iowa) Samuel Z. Arkoff. They founded American Releasing Corp. (ARC), soon to become AIP, which would turn ... See full bio »

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Frogs Producer
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 1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (producer - uncredited)
 1973 The Legend of Hell House (executive producer)
 1972 The Unholy Rollers (executive producer)
 1972 Blacula (executive producer)
 1972 Slaughter (executive producer)
 1972 Deathmaster (executive producer)
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads (executive producer)
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again (executive producer)
 1972 Boxcar Bertha (executive producer - uncredited)
 1972 Baron Blood (executive producer)
 1972 Frogs (executive producer)
 1971 Bunny O'Hare (executive producer)
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue (executive producer)
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (executive producer)
 1971 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (executive producer) / (producer)
 1970 Wuthering Heights (producer)
 1970 Up in the Cellar (producer)
 1970 Bloody Mama (executive producer)
 1970 The Dunwich Horror (producer)
 1970 An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (executive producer)
 1969 De Sade (producer)
 1968 Three in the Attic (executive producer)
 1968 Wild in the Streets (producer)
 1968 The Savage Seven (executive producer)
 1967 Devil's Angels (executive producer)
 1967 Thunder Alley (executive producer)
 1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (executive producer)
 1966 The Wild Angels (executive producer)
 1966 Fireball 500 (producer)
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 Die, Monster, Die! (executive producer)
 1965 Spy in Your Eye (presentation producer - english version)
 1965 Planet of the Vampires (executive producer)
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head (producer)
 1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World (executive producer) / (producer - US version)
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (producer)
 1965 Ski Party (co-executive producer - uncredited)
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo (producer)
 1964 Pajama Party (producer)
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia (executive producer - uncredited)
 1964 Uchû daikaijû Dogora (executive producer - US dubbed version)
 1964 Bikini Beach (producer)
 1964 Crypt of the Vampire (executive producer: US version)
 1964 Muscle Beach Party (producer)
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (producer)
 1963 Hercules and the Masked Rider (presentation producer - english version)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (producer - english version)
 1963 The Haunted Palace (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 Black Sabbath (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 Beach Party (producer)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (executive producer)
 1963 Operation Bikini (producer)
 1963 Evil Eye (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 The Raven (executive producer)
 1963 Summer Holiday (executive producer - US prints only)
 1962 Fury of Achilles (producer)
 1962 Panic in Year Zero! (executive producer)
 1962 Tales of Terror (executive producer)
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (executive producer)
 1961 Master of the World (producer)
 1960 Saiyûki (producer - English version)
 1960 Black Sunday (executive producer - US version, uncredited)
 1960 House of Usher (executive producer)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (executive producer - uncredited)
 1959 Tank Commandos (producer)
 1959 Paratroop Command (producer)
 1958 Submarine Seahawk (executive producer)
 1958 Operation Abduction (presentation producer)
 1958 The Spider (executive producer)
 1958 How to Make a Monster (executive producer)
 1958 Teenage Cave Man (executive producer)
 1958 High School Hellcats (producer)
 1958 War of the Colossal Beast (executive producer)
 1958 The Bonnie Parker Story (producer)
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly (executive producer)
 1958 Jet Attack (executive producer)
 1958 Terror from the Year 5000 (executive producer)
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man (executive producer - uncredited)
 1957 Sorority Girl (executive producer)
 1957 Reform School Girl (executive producer)
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men (producer)
 1957 Rock All Night (executive producer)
 1957 Voodoo Woman (executive producer)
 1957 Naked Paradise (executive producer)
 1956 Shake, Rattle & Rock! (producer)
 1956 It Conquered the World (executive producer - as James Nicholson)
 1956 The Oklahoma Woman (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Hartford | James Nicholson

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Each time our monster got his deserts, he had actually enacted a modern version of the medieval morality play. We had filmed "Everyman." See more »


Grandfather of Joi Holmes. See more »



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