Newspaper columnist, magazine writer and sports journalist Jack Sher came to Paramount Pictures in 1951 to work on the Bob Hope comedy My Favorite Spy. Sher made his directorial debut at Universal with Four Girls in Town (1956). Retiring from films in 1963, Sher made an unexpected return ten years later as producer of MGM's Slither. His last on-screen scripting credit was for the 1978 TV-movie remake of his 1953 theatrical film The Kid From Left Field. Outside of his film work, Jack Sher was the author of the Broadway play The Perfect Set-Up, and was responsible for several "omnibus" volumes like 12 Sports Immortals.