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Walter Wanger (1894–1968)

A graduate of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Walter Wanger was among the more literate and socially conscious American film producers of his time. At the peak of his career, his salary was exceeded only by that of Louis B. Mayer at MGM. Wanger had served in the air force on the Italian front during World War I. He joined the staff of President ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cleopatra Producer
Stagecoach Miscellaneous Crew
Joan of Arc Producer


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 1949 First Test - Miss Garbo (Short) (producer) (completed)
 1949 Second Test - Miss Garbo (Short) (producer) (completed)
 1949 Third Test - Miss Garbo (Short) (producer) (completed)
 1963 Cleopatra (producer)
 1958 I Want to Live! (producer)
 1956 Navy Wife (producer)
 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (TV Movie) (assistant producer)
 1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba (producer)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 (producer)
 1953 Fort Vengeance (producer)
 1953 Kansas Pacific (producer)
 1952 Battle Zone (producer)
 1952 Lady in the Iron Mask (producer)
 1952 Aladdin and His Lamp (producer - uncredited)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (producer)
 1949 Reign of Terror (executive producer - uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa (producer)
 1948 Joan of Arc (producer)
 1948 Tap Roots (producer)
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1947 The Lost Moment (producer)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (producer)
 1946 Canyon Passage (producer)
 1946 Night in Paradise (producer)
 1945 Scarlet Street (executive producer - uncredited)
 1945 Salome Where She Danced (producer)
 1944 Ladies Courageous (producer)
 1943 To the People of the United States (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 We've Never Been Licked (producer)
 1942 Arabian Nights (producer)
 1942 Eagle Squadron (producer)
 1941 Sundown (producer - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (producer - uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (producer - uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay (producer)
 1939 Eternally Yours (executive producer - uncredited)
 1939 Winter Carnival (producer)
 1938 Trade Winds (executive producer - uncredited)
 1938 Blockade (producer)
 1938 Algiers (producer - uncredited)
 1938 I Met My Love Again (producer)
 1937 52nd Street (producer)
 1937 Stand-In (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Vogues of 1938 (producer - uncredited)
 1937 History Is Made at Night (producer)
 1937 You Only Live Once (executive producer - uncredited)
 1936 Spendthrift (producer)
 1936 Palm Springs (producer)
 1936 Fatal Lady (producer)
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames (producer)
 1936 The Moon's Our Home (producer)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes (producer)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (producer)
 1936 Her Master's Voice (producer)
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive (producer)
 1935 Every Night at Eight (producer)
 1935 Smart Girl (producer)
 1935 Shanghai (producer)
 1935 Private Worlds (producer)
 1934 The President Vanishes (producer)
 1933 Queen Christina (producer)
 1933 Going Hollywood (producer)
 1933 Another Language (associate producer)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House (producer - uncredited)
 1932 The Bitter Tea of General Yen (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Washington Merry-Go-Round (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Tarnished Lady (producer)
 1930 Roadhouse Nights (producer)
 1929 Applause (producer - uncredited)
 1929 The Cocoanuts (executive producer - uncredited) / (producer - uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for Screen Gems about a stagecoach line and their rough-hewn employees. See more »

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[on Hollywood gossip columnists] This is the only industry that finances its own blackmail. See more »


Holds a special place in the history of motion picture production - he was the first and last studio executive to suggest to Groucho Marx that he lose the greasepaint moustache as it was an "obvious fake". (Source: Joseph Adamson III in his book "Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo" (1973) See more »

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