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Harry Alan Towers

Highest Rated: 85% Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Hitman (1991)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1920

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Harry Alan Towers spent nearly all of his life in the entertainment industry. Perhaps because of this, his life sometimes resembled the colorful characters in the films he wrote and/or produced. The child of a show business family, he was born in England and started his career as a child actor. He moved to radio script writing after serving with Britain's Royal Air Force in World War II, and within a few years graduated to the world of television. In that realm, he produced several anthology series for the U.K. market, and before long he had moved on to films. He wrote the 1961 grave-robber horror feature "The Anatomist," also acting as the movie's producer (he used two separate aliases for each of these jobs on the film). He was a prolific and apparently tireless writer and producer, doing one or both jobs on many films (and the occasional TV production) for the remainder of his life. Among other projects, Towers produced and wrote "Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians"" ('65), and produced the '72 movie adaptation of the classic "Treasure Island." His life wasn't without its controversies. In '61, American authorities charged him and his girlfriend with running a vice ring from his residence in New York; he skipped bail and fled to Europe. Years later, the charges were dropped after Towers paid a fine.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 13% Sumuru Writer - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Fear Producer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express Writer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Adventure Writer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Executive Producer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Explosive Producer,
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet 33% Marco Polo Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Wild Executive Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1998
No Score Yet 40% The Mummy Lives Producer - 1996
85% 73% Cry, the Beloved Country Producer $337.2K 1995
No Score Yet 9% Night Terrors Producer - 1993
13% 45% The Hitman Executive Producer $3.4M 1991
67% 70% The Masque of the Red Death Executive Producer - 1990
No Score Yet 9% Outlaw of Gor Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1989
No Score Yet 48% Ten Little Indians Producer - 1989
No Score Yet 23% River of Death Producer $237.5K 1989
No Score Yet 17% American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Producer $222.3K 1989
No Score Yet 31% Edge of Sanity Producer - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Skeleton Coast Producer - 1988
No Score Yet 2% Gor Screenwriter - 1988
No Score Yet 16% Howling IV: The Original Nightmare Producer - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master of Dragonard Hill Producer - 1988
No Score Yet 47% Lightning -- The White Stallion Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1986
No Score Yet 10% Black Cobra Executive Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 18% Treasure Island Producer - 1972
No Score Yet 46% Call of the Wild Producer - 1972
No Score Yet 57% The Secret of Dorian Gray Producer - 1970
No Score Yet 52% Eugenie Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandy the Seal Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 56% Venus in Furs Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 17% The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Writer,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 3% The Blood of Fu Manchu Executive Producer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Producer - 1967
No Score Yet 13% The Million Eyes of Su-Muru Producer - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang, Bang, You're Dead Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 29% The Brides of Fu Manchu Producer - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mozambique Producer - 1965
80% 30% The Face of Fu Manchu Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours to Kill Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coast of Skeletons Producer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code 7 Victim 5! Writer (Novel) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanders Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Anatomist Screenwriter - 1961

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