Pandro S. Berman

Highest Rated: 100% A Patch of Blue (2000)
Lowest Rated: 17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
Birthday: Mar 28, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
Pandro S. Berman's father Henry was general manager of Universal Pictures during Hollywood's formative years. The younger Berman spent most of the 1920s as an assistant director, learning the business from such masters as Mal St. Clair and Tod Browning. In 1930, Berman was hired as a film editor at fledgling RKO Radio Pictures, then became an assistant producer. When RKO supervising producer William LeBaron walked out during production of the ill-fated The Gay Diplomat (31), Berman took over LeBaron's responsibilities, remaining in the driver's seat until 1939. During the Berman regime, the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musicals hit their peak, Katharine Hepburn rose to prominence, and such RKO classics as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (39) and Gunga Din (39) came to fruition. Berman was willing to give creative people plenty of elbow room, but there were limits; having been coaxed by Katharine Hepburn and director George Cukor to push through production of the 1936 film Sylvia Scarlett, Berman reacted to the poor audience response to that film (the worst in RKO's history) by telling Hepburn and Cukor that he never wanted to see their faces again! Upset when an RKO power-play diminished his authority, Berman left for MGM in 1940, where he oversaw such productions as Ziegfeld Girl (41), National Velvet (44), Father of the Bride (50), The Blackboard Jungle (55) and Butterfield Eight (58). He survived several executive shake-ups at MGM and remained there until 1963, then went into independent production, closing out his career with the unsuccessful Move (70). The winner of the 1977 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Pandro S. Berman became a sort of guru to film historians in his twilight years, providing crystal-clear insights into the day-to-day operations of the old Hollywood Studio System. Berman died of congestive heart failure on July 13, 1996 in his Beverly Hills home; he was 91.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Big Game Producer 2013
100% A Patch of Blue Producer 2000
No Score Yet George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Himself 1984
No Score Yet Justine Producer 1969
No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Producer 1964
75% Sweet Bird of Youth Producer 1962
47% Butterfield 8 Producer 1960
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Producer 1960
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante Producer 1958
79% Jailhouse Rock Producer 1957
22% The Brothers Karamazov Producer 1957
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze) Producer 1957
80% Tea and Sympathy Producer 1957
100% Bhowani Junction Producer 1956
75% Blackboard Jungle Producer 1955
No Score Yet Quentin Durward Producer 1955
67% Knights of the Round Table Producer 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Producer 1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Producer 1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus Producer 1953
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Producer 1952
79% Ivanhoe Producer 1952
No Score Yet The Light Touch Producer 1951
No Score Yet Soldiers Three Producer 1951
100% Father's Little Dividend Producer 1951
93% Father of the Bride Producer 1950
No Score Yet The Bribe Producer 1949
No Score Yet The Doctor and the Girl Producer 1949
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Producer 1949
71% The Three Musketeers Producer 1948
No Score Yet Living in a Big Way Producer 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Producer 1947
No Score Yet If Winter Comes Producer 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Producer 1946
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Producer 1945
100% National Velvet Producer 1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Producer 1944
100% The Seventh Cross Producer 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Producer 1944
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous Producer 1943
No Score Yet Rio Rita Producer 1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You Producer 1942
100% Love Crazy Producer 1941
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Producer 1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Producer 1941
No Score Yet Vigil in the Night Executive Producer 1940
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Executive Producer Producer 1939
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Producer Executive Producer 1939
92% Gunga Din Producer 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Producer 1939
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton Producer Screenwriter 1938
64% Room Service Producer 1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Producer 1938
50% Carefree Producer 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Producer 1938
67% A Damsel in Distress Executive Producer Producer 1937
95% Stage Door Producer 1937
88% Shall We Dance Producer 1937
60% Quality Street Producer 1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris Producer 1936
No Score Yet Winterset Producer 1936
No Score Yet A Woman Rebels Producer 1936
100% Swing Time Producer 1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland Producer 1936
80% Follow the Fleet Producer 1936
89% Sylvia Scarlett Producer 1935
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Producer 1935
No Score Yet In Person Producer 1935
100% Top Hat Producer 1935
No Score Yet Break of Hearts Producer 1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Producer 1935
83% Roberta Producer 1935
No Score Yet Romance in Manhattan Director Producer 1935
93% Alice Adams Producer 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Producer 1934
100% The Gay Divorcee Producer 1934
No Score Yet The Richest Girl in the World Producer 1934
No Score Yet The Age of Innocence Producer 1934
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht Executive Producer 1934
78% Of Human Bondage Producer 1934
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers Producer Executive Producer 1934
No Score Yet Stingaree Producer 1934
No Score Yet Spitfire Producer 1934
No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Producer 1934
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait Producer 1934
No Score Yet Ann Vickers Producer 1933
No Score Yet One Man's Journey Producer 1933
67% Morning Glory Producer 1933
No Score Yet Bed of Roses Producer 1933
No Score Yet Christopher Strong Producer 1933
No Score Yet Aggie Appleby Producer 1933
No Score Yet The Half-Naked Truth Producer 1932
No Score Yet Men of Chance Producer 1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home Producer 1931

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