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Gene Corman

Lowest Rated:   50% The Premature Burial (1962)
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Gene Corman, the younger brother of producer/director Roger Corman, has enjoyed a significant career as a producer, both in association with his brother and independent of him. Born Eugene Harold Corman in Detroit, MI, he considered law and medicine as careers before choosing a major in social sciences. Both brothers were ambitious and had hopes of succeeding in the entertainment industry, but Gene Corman was first to make those aspirations tangible, getting hired after college by Music Corporation of America (better known today as MCA), which was then a talent agency. According to Beverly Gray in her 2000 book, Roger Corman, it was Gene who helped put his brother -- then producing a low-budget sci-fi thriller called Monster From the Ocean Floor -- in contact with distributor Robert L. Lippert, whose company put up the advance to the get movie made. Once Roger was set up in business, Gene joined him as a producer on several early projects, including exploitation movies such as Hot Car Girl and the horror titles as Night of the Blood Beast (for which he also provided the story), Attack of the Giant Leeches, and Beast From Haunted Cave. Gene Corman continued to be involved with his brother's productions into the 1960s, including The Intruder (1961) -- arguably the best (and certainly the most serious) movie that Roger Corman ever made -- and Tower of London (1962); but as the decade progressed, Gene moved into slightly different categories of film, including the beach movie titles The Girls on the Beach and Beach Ball, and Ski Party, an offshoot of AIP's "Beach Party" movies. By 1967, Gene had taken a leap up to a higher tier of production with the World War II action drama Tobruk, starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard. From the late '60s onward, Gene's career criss-crossed that of his brother's. He served as producer on Roger's remake of The Maltese Falcon, entitled Target: Harry, but he was also the producer of MGM's all-black cast remake of The Asphalt Jungle, Cool Breeze (1972). His later work as a producer included F.I.S.T. (1978), starring Sylvester Stallone, the made-for-television religious drama Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979), and Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One (1980), which was something of a career-defining movie for the director. During the 1980s, Corman was the producer of the high-profile television miniseries A Woman Called Golda (1982). Gene Corman has run his own production company and also served as a vice president of 20th Century Fox in their television division.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
  • Gene Corman
$7.5k 2011
No Score Yet The Real Glory: Reconstructing 'The Big Red One'
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet A Man Called Sarge
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda
  • Producer
1982
91% The Big Red One
  • Producer
1980
No Score Yet Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith
  • Producer
1979
80% F.I.S.T.
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1978
No Score Yet Vigilante Force
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet The Slams
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet I Escaped from Devil's Island
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet Hit Man
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet Private Parts
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet Von Richthofen and Brown
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet Tobruk
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Ski Party
  • Producer
1965
No Score Yet The Secret Invasion
  • Producer
1964
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Producer
1962
No Score Yet The Intruder
  • Executive Producer
1962
50% The Premature Burial
  • Executive Producer
1962
No Score Yet The Secret of the Purple Reef
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1960
70% Attack of the Giant Leeches
  • Producer
1960
No Score Yet Blood and Steel
  • Producer
1959
No Score Yet Beast from Haunted Cave
  • Producer
1959
No Score Yet Night of the Blood Beast
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet I, Mobster
  • Producer
1958

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