Pandro S. Berman

Pandro S. Berman

Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Sea of Grass (1947)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1905

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

An accomplished film producer and studio executive, Pandro S. Berman rose through the ranks to become RKO Pictures' resident boy wonder in the 1930s until setting up shop at MGM for the next 25 years. Throughout his career, Berman's films earned six Academy Award nominations for Best Picture while he juiced the stardom of Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, Stewart Granger, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor and Lana Turner. Notable during his time at RKO were the Hepburn vehicle "Morning Glory" (1933), an adaptation of "Of Human Bondage" (1934), and the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals "Top Hat" (1935) and "Swing Time" (1936). After his guidance of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), he left RKO for MGM to produce the lavish "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) while steering a young Taylor in her breakthrough film, "National Velvet" (1944). Berman had further success with "The Three Musketeers" (1948), "Father of the Bride" (1950), "Ivanhoe" (1952) and "Knights of the Round Table" (1953) before tapping into the youth market with "The Blackboard Jungle" (1955) and "Jailhouse Rock" (1957). After producing "Butterfield 8" (1960), which earned Taylor her first Oscar for Best Actress, Berman struggled to hang on while the old studio system fell upon hard time in the early 1960s. He left MGM in the mid-decade and ventured into independent producing until retiring in 1970, leaving behind an impressive career where he oversaw the making of over 100 films - many of which were of high quality and craftsmanship - during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 36% Justine Producer - 1969
89% 91% A Patch of Blue Producer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Producer - 1964
50% 68% The Prize Producer - 1963
72% 72% Sweet Bird of Youth Producer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Key Witness Executive Producer - 1960
No Score Yet 50% All the Fine Young Cannibals Producer - 1960
47% 57% Butterfield 8 Producer - 1960
30% 60% The Brothers Karamazov Producer - 1958
50% 74% The Reluctant Debutante Producer - 1958
80% 72% Jailhouse Rock Producer - 1957
40% 52% Something of Value Producer - 1957
80% 76% Tea and Sympathy Producer - 1956
100% 60% Bhowani Junction Producer - 1956
76% 77% Blackboard Jungle Producer - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Quentin Durward Producer - 1955
38% 77% The Long, Long Trailer Producer - 1954
No Score Yet 26% All the Brothers Were Valiant Producer - 1953
No Score Yet 26% Battle Circus Producer - 1953
81% 64% Ivanhoe Producer - 1952
No Score Yet 61% The Prisoner of Zenda Producer - 1952
No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Producer - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Light Touch Producer - 1951
100% 61% Father's Little Dividend Producer - 1951
No Score Yet 80% The Doctor and the Girl Producer - 1950
90% 74% Father of the Bride Producer - 1950
No Score Yet 52% The Bribe Producer - 1949
No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Producer - 1949
No Score Yet 53% If Winter Comes Producer - 1948
78% 74% The Three Musketeers Producer - 1948
No Score Yet 53% Living in a Big Way Producer - 1947
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Producer - 1947
No Score Yet 54% Undercurrent Producer - 1946
93% 76% The Picture of Dorian Gray Producer - 1945
100% 78% National Velvet Producer - 1944
No Score Yet 38% Dragon Seed Producer - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Producer - 1944
100% 70% The Seventh Cross Producer - 1944
No Score Yet 62% Slightly Dangerous Producer - 1943
No Score Yet 40% Rio Rita Producer - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Somewhere I'll Find You Producer - 1942
100% 82% Love Crazy Producer - 1941
No Score Yet 79% Ziegfeld Girl Producer - 1941
93% 87% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Producer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Irishman Producer - 1939
75% 67% The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle Producer - 1939
No Score Yet 63% The Mad Miss Manton Producer - 1938
No Score Yet 57% Having Wonderful Time Production Manager - 1938
No Score Yet 0% That Girl From Paris Producer - 1937
96% 87% Stage Door Producer - 1937
71% 67% A Damsel in Distress Producer - 1937
89% 85% Shall We Dance Producer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soldier and the Lady Producer - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Mary of Scotland Producer - 1936
97% 87% Swing Time Producer - 1936
No Score Yet 21% A Woman Rebels Producer - 1936
83% 77% Follow the Fleet Producer - 1936
86% 65% Roberta Producer - 1935
No Score Yet 41% Star of Midnight Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet By Your Leave Producer - 1935
100% 91% Top Hat Producer - 1935
79% 47% Sylvia Scarlett Producer - 1935
No Score Yet 44% Romance in Manhattan Producer - 1935
No Score Yet 29% I Dream Too Much Producer - 1935
94% 71% Alice Adams Producer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man Is Mine Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 36% The Little Minister Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 40% Stingaree Executive Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 58% The Richest Girl in the World Producer - 1934
93% 82% The Gay Divorcee Producer - 1934
85% 69% Of Human Bondage Producer - 1934
No Score Yet 14% Man of Two Worlds Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Sinners Meet Executive Producer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweepings Producer - 1933
No Score Yet 45% Christopher Strong Producer - 1933
No Score Yet 64% What Price Hollywood? Associate Producer - 1932

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