Buddy Adler

Buddy Adler

Highest Rated: 100% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Lowest Rated: 53% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1909

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A production chief at 20th Century Fox from 1956 until his death, Buddy Adler began his career writing ad copy for his father's elevator-shoe company. After penning several short stories, he moved from shoe business to show business when MGM signed him to a writing contract. During his tenure at that studio in the 1930s and 40s, Adler scripted several short films. After military service in the US Signal Corps, he returned to Hollywood and became a producer at Columbia where he oversaw such diverse projects as the film noir "The Dark Past" (1948), Margaret Sullavan's last vehicle "No Sad Songs for Me" (1950) and 1953's Oscar-winning Best Picture "From Here To Eternity." Although most of the films he subsequently produced were solid commercial hits such as "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955) "Anastasia" (1956) and "South Pacific" (1958), he was also responsible for the hard-hitting drug melodrama "A Hatful of Rain" (1957). At his untimely death from cancer at age 54 in 1960, Adler was assisting in the preparations for "Cleopatra" (1963).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 84% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Producer - 1958
82% 69% South Pacific Producer - 1958
78% 81% Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 74% A Hatful of Rain Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Producer - 1956
79% 62% Bus Stop Producer - 1956
92% 78% Anastasia Producer - 1956
53% 57% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Producer - 1955
No Score Yet 58% Soldier of Fortune Producer - 1955
No Score Yet 49% The Left Hand of God Producer - 1955
85% 59% House of Bamboo Producer - 1955
92% 84% From Here to Eternity Producer - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Last of the Comanches Producer - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters Producer - 1951
57% 46% The Dark Past Producer - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victory Quiz Screenwriter - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Hold Your Husband -- Back Screenwriter - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Your I.Q.? Screenwriter - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quicker'n a Wink Screenwriter - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Radio Hams Screenwriter - 1939

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