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William Reynolds (II) (1910–1997)

New York-born William Reynolds was a self-effacing editor with a distinguished sixty-year career in the motion picture industry, noted for his unobtrusive, seamless work on movies of every genre, from romantic melodramas to gangster films. A graduate of Princeton University, he started in the business, moving props as part of the 20th Century Fox ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Sting Editor
The Godfather Editor
Hello, Dolly! Editor


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 1996 Carpool
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie)
 1992 Newsies
 1989 Rooftops
 1988 A New Life
 1987 Dancers
 1987 Ishtar
 1986 Pirates
 1983 Yellowbeard
 1982 Making Love
 1980 Let There Be Light (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1980 Heaven's Gate
 1980 Nijinsky
 1977 The Turning Point (film editor)
 1975 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
 1973 The Sting
 1973 Two People
 1972 The Godfather (edited by)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen? (film editor - as William H. Reynolds)
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
 1968 Star!
 1966 Our Man Flint
 1965 The Sound of Music (film editor)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (as William H. Reynolds)
 1962 Taras Bulba
 1961 Fanny (as William H. Reynolds)
 1960 Wild River (film editor)
 1959 Blue Denim
 1959 Compulsion
 1956 Bus Stop
 1956 Carousel (film editor)
 1954 Désirée
 1953 Dangerous Crossing (as William H. Reynolds)
 1951 The Frogmen
 1950 The Big Lift
 1942 Moontide
 1938 Algiers (film editor)
 1937 52nd Street
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In 1961, he and Stanley Daugherty co-produced an unsold pilot for a adventure series set in the Pacific Northwest called "Loggers" which starred Slim Pickens and Bing Russell.

Alternate Names:

William H. Reynolds

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Editor for three Oscar Best Picture winners: The Sound of Music (1965), The Godfather (1972) and The Sting (1973), and six other nominees: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), Fanny (1961), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and The Turning Point (1977).

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