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Hal B. Wallis is a Actor, Director, Supervising Producer and Music American born on 13 september 1899 at Chicago (USA)

Hal B. Wallis

Hal B. Wallis
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Birth name Harold Brent Wallis
Nationality USA
Birth 13 september 1899 at Chicago (USA)
Death 5 october 1986 (at 87 years) at Rancho Mirage (USA)

Harold Brent "Hal" Wallis (September 14, 1898 – October 5, 1986) was an American film producer. He is best remembered for producing Casablanca (1942), and other films for Warner Bros. featuring such film stars as Bette Davis and Errol Flynn. Later, for a long period, he was connected with Paramount Pictures and oversaw films featuring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Elvis Presley, and John Wayne.


Fils d'immigrés d'Europe centrale, il se fixe avec sa famille à Los Angeles (Californie) en 1922 et trouve un emploi au département publicité des Studios Warner Bros. En l'espace de quelques années il monte en grade et devient chef de production des studios. Il travailla ensuite pour une longue période avec les studios Paramount. Sa carrière de producteur qui s'étale sur plus de quarante ans affiche une liste de plus de 400 œuvres cinématographiques. Il épousa en 1966 l'actrice Martha Hyer.
Il publia son autobiographie Starmaker coécrit avec Charles Ingham.

Best films

True Grit (1969)
Rollerball (1975)
Sergeant York (1941)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
(Executive Producer)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Casablanca (1942)

Usually with

Jack Warner
Jack Warner
(137 films)
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Perc Westmore
Perc Westmore
(64 films)
Jack Mower
Jack Mower
(61 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hal B. Wallis (296 films)

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Blue Hawaii, 1h42
Directed by Michael Moore, Norman Taurog, Michael D. Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear
Rating60% 3.048143.048143.048143.048143.04814
Chadwick Gates (Elvis Presley) has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend Maile Duval (Joan Blackman). His mother, Sarah Lee (Angela Lansbury), wants him to follow in his father's footsteps and take over management at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, the family business, but Chad is reluctant, so he goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
September Affair, 1h44
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Jessica Tandy, Jimmy Lydon, Robert Arthur, Françoise Rosay
Rating67% 3.39283.39283.39283.39283.3928
Marianne "Manina" Stuart (Joan Fontaine), a prominent concert pianist, meets David Lawrence (Joseph Cotten), a businessman, on a flight from Rome to New York. Their plane is diverted to Naples for engine repairs, and they decide to kill time by doing some sight-seeing.


True Grit
True Grit (1969)
, 2h8
Directed by Henry Hathaway, Marguerite Roberts, Hal B. Wallis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Jeff Corey, Jeremy Slate
Rating74% 3.7003153.7003153.7003153.7003153.700315
Frank Ross (John Pickard) is murdered by his hired hand, Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Ross' daughter, Mattie (Kim Darby), hires aging U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" J. Cogburn (John Wayne) to bring Chaney in. Mattie has heard that Cogburn has "true grit". She gives him a down payment to track and capture Chaney, who has taken up with "Lucky" Ned Pepper (Robert Duvall) in Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
G.I. Blues
G.I. Blues (1960)
, 1h44
Directed by Norman Taurog, Michael D. Moore, Hal B. Wallis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Letícia Román, Ludwig Stössel, Arch Johnson, Fred Essler
Rating62% 3.1009753.1009753.1009753.1009753.100975
U.S. Army Specialist 5 (SP5) Tulsa McLean (Elvis Presley) is a tank crewman with a singing career. Serving with the 3rd Armored "Spearhead" Division in West Germany, McLean dreams of running his own nightclub when he leaves the army, but such dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa and his buddies have formed a band and perform in various German "Gasthauses", night clubs, and on an Armed Forces stage. In one bar, he even discovers the record "Blue Suede Shoes" sung by someone named Elvis Presley on a jukebox.
King Creole, 1h56
Directed by Michael Curtiz, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Hal B. Wallis, Herbert Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow
Rating69% 3.4966753.4966753.4966753.4966753.496675
Nineteen-year-old high school student Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) works before and after school in order to support his father (Dean Jagger) and sister Mimi (Jan Shepard). After Danny's mother died, his grieving father lost his job as a pharmacist, and moved his impoverished family to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Loving You
Loving You (1957)
, 1h41
Directed by Hal B. Wallis, Hal Kanter, Herbert Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, Ralph Dumke, James Gleason
Rating64% 3.247693.247693.247693.247693.24769
Walter "Tex" Warner (Wendell Corey), a seasoned country and western bandleader past his prime, and his manager and love interest, Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott), work for the campaign of Texas gubernatorial candidate Jim Tallman. During a campaign stop in the town of Delville, Deke Rivers (Elvis Presley) and a workmate deliver an order of beer. While they are unloading, the workmate talks to Glenda about Deke's singing ability, which Glenda jumps on to revive the sagging interest in the event by using local talent. She convinces Deke to sing a song with the backing of Tex's Rough Ridin' Ramblers.
Scared Stiff, 1h48
Directed by George Marshall, Hal B. Wallis, Walter DeLeon, Herbert Baker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Transport films, Ghost films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Comedy horror films
Actors Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, Carmen Miranda, George Dolenz, Dorothy Malone
Rating64% 3.2485853.2485853.2485853.2485853.248585
Mary Carroll (Lizabeth Scott) inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to sail to Havana and take possession of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by nightclub entertainer Larry Todd (Martin) who, believing he has killed a mobster, flees New York with a friend, Myron (Lewis). Once on the island the three enter the eerie castle and, after viewing the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors and fighting off a menacing zombie, find the key to the castle's treasure.
They Made Me a Criminal, 1h32
Directed by Busby Berkeley, Hal B. Wallis, Benjamin Glazer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Garfield, Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, May Robson, Gloria Dickson, Billy Halop
Rating68% 3.4454953.4454953.4454953.4454953.445495
Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) is a world champion boxer falsely accused of murder. He disappeared and is presumed dead. The only witnesses who could have exonerated him were his manager and girlfriend, both of whom have died in an automobile accident. Detective Monty Phalen (Claude Rains) believes that Johnnie is still alive and hasn't given up the search for him. Johnnie, meanwhile, is hiding out on Grandma Rafferty's (May Robson) farm in Arizona. It is there that Johnnie meets up with some juvenile delinquents, Tommy (Billy Halop), Angel (Bobby Jordan), Spit (Leo Gorcey), Dippy (Huntz Hall), T.B. (Gabriel Dell), and Milty (Bernard Punsly), who are under the guardianship of Tommy's sister Peggy (Gloria Dickson).
It's Love I'm After, 1h30
Directed by Harry Joe Brown, Hal B. Wallis, Archie Mayo
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Eric Blore, George Barbier
Rating74% 3.7449953.7449953.7449953.7449953.744995
Basil Underwood and Joyce Arden are an egotistical acting team known for their romantic scenes on stage and fiery temperaments off. Although they deeply love each other, their frequent spats over the years have kept them from tying the knot.


Rooster Cogburn, 1h48
Directed by Stuart Millar
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Koslo
Roles Producer
Rating67% 3.397873.397873.397873.397873.39787
Because of his drunkenness and questionable use of firearms, aging U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) has been stripped of his badge. But he's given a chance to redeem himself after a village in Indian Territory is overrun by a gang of violent, ruthless criminals, who've killed an elderly preacher, Rev. George Goodnight (Jon Lormer). His spinster daughter, Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), wants to join Cogburn to track the criminals down, becoming his unwilling partner. But Rooster must use care, because the criminals, led by Hawk (Richard Jordan) and Breed (Anthony Zerbe), have stolen a shipment of nitroglycerine.
Rollerball (1975)
, 2h
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Roller derby, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, Ralph Richardson
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2971853.2971853.2971853.2971853.297185
The film follows Jonathan E. (James Caan), the veteran star of the Houston rollerball team. By virtue of his stellar performance over the years, Jonathan has become the most recognizable Rollerballer in history; everyone recognizes him on sight. This is problematic for the hegemonic corporations. After another impressive performance in Houston's victory over the Madrid team, Energy Corporation chairman Mr. Bartholomew (John Houseman) announces that the corporation, running out of ways to reward its champion, will feature Jonathan in a "multivision" special devoted to his career.
Bequest to the Nation, 1h58
Directed by James Cellan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Michael Jayston, Anthony Quayle, Margaret Leighton, Dominic Guard
Roles Producer
Rating64% 3.238863.238863.238863.238863.23886
Il s'agit d'un film historique relatant les relations entre l'amiral Nelson et Lady Hamilton durant les guerres napoléoniennes.
The Don Is Dead, 1h55
Directed by Richard Fleischer, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Anthony Quinn, Robert Forster, Angel Tompkins, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Victor Argo
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.098183.098183.098183.098183.09818
Frank is the ambitious son of an organized-crime boss. He plans a heroin deal with the help of brothers Tony and Vince, but a snitch tips off the cops.
Follow Me!
Follow Me! (1972)
, 1h35
Directed by Carol Reed
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Mia Farrow, Chaim Topol, Michael Jayston, Margaret Rawlings, Annette Crosbie, Dudley Foster
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.493583.493583.493583.493583.49358
Set in London, it is the story of a wealthy businessman (Michael Jayston), who suspects that his wife (Farrow) is having an affair. He hires a private detective (Topol) to follow her. She becomes aware that she is being followed, and the detective realises that she has found out. However rather than abandoning the case, the detective begins an elaborate game of cat and mouse with the complicity of the wife.