Charles H. Schneer (1920–2009)


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The son of a jeweller, Charles H. Schneer was chiefly famous for his collaborations with animator and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. Together, they created some of the best-loved fantasy and science fiction films to grace the silver screen between 1956 and 1981. Importantly, Schneer encouraged Harryhausen's imaginative flights even to the... See full bio »

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(1981)
(1969)

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 1981 Clash of the Titans (producer)
 1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (producer)
 1970 The Executioner (producer)
 1970 Land Raiders (producer)
 1969 The Valley of Gwangi (producer)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (producer)
 1965 You Must Be Joking! (producer)
 1964 East of Sudan (executive producer - uncredited)
 1964 First Men in the Moon (producer)
 1963 Siege of the Saxons (producer)
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts (producer)
 1961 Mysterious Island (producer)
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (producer)
 1960 I Aim at the Stars (producer)
 1959 Battle of the Coral Sea (producer)
 1959 Face of a Fugitive (executive producer)
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging (producer)
 1958 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (producer)
 1958 Tarawa Beachhead (producer)
 1958 The Case Against Brooklyn (producer)
 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (producer)
 1957 Hellcats of the Navy (producer)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (producer)
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea (producer)
 1954 The Web (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Matter of Degree (1954) ... (producer)
 1953 The 49th Man (associate producer)
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Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a proposed adventure series titled "Gulliver". The story was based on Jonathan Swift's novel about a sailor who is shipwrecked on Lilliput and used the same animation process created by Ray Harryhausen for his film The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960).

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What interested me was putting something on the screen that nobody else had on the screen, which was difficult to find. And I was interested in visuals, and locations that had not been photographed, and I was also interested in leaving California to find those locations, because every rock, every tree within 50 miles of Los Angeles, had been photographed. See more »

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He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sussman, Schneer; two daughters, Lesley Schneer Silver and Stacey Schneer Lee; three grandchildren, Ben Lawrence, Jenessa Freid, and Jared Lee; and four great grandchildren-Jack Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Grayson Freid, and Beckett Freid; and a sister, Babette Schneer Katz of Mamaroneck, New York. See more »

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