Samuel Z. Arkoff

Samuel Z. Arkoff

Highest Rated: 92% Dillinger (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% De Sade (1969)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1918

Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA

Arkoff is the co-founder (with James H. Nicholson) of American International Pictures and has served as producer or executive on over 200 of the low-budget exploitation films--monster movies, motorcycle films and beach-party pictures geared to the teenage audience--that made the studio famous. Arkoff also gave fresh talent such as Francis Ford Coppola ("Dementia 13" 1963), Martin Scorsese ("Boxcar Bertha" 1972) and Woody Allen ("What's Up, Tiger Lily?" 1966) the opportunity to direct some of their early feature films. In 1980, he sold AIP and formed his own companies, Samuel Z. Arkoff Pictures and Arkoff International Pictures. Arkoff wrote his memoirs, "Flying Through Hollywood by the Seat of My Pants" in 1992. His son, Louis, is also a producer.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Nudity Required Himself (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Storekeeper (Character) - 1994
69% 42% Q Executive Producer - 1982
33% 24% The Final Terror Executive Producer - 1981
80% 74% Dressed to Kill Executive Producer - 1980
No Score Yet 40% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Executive Producer - 1979
27% 52% The Amityville Horror Executive Producer - 1979
42% 41% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Executive Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 24% Street People Executive Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 22% Hennessy Executive Producer - 1975
83% 89% Cooley High Executive Producer - 1975
No Score Yet 60% Return to Macon County Executive Producer - 1975
No Score Yet 48% The Zombies of Sugar Hill Executive Producer - 1974
No Score Yet 41% Abby Executive Producer - 1974
92% 73% Dillinger Executive Producer - 1973
No Score Yet 32% Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Executive Producer - 1973
22% 50% Hell up in Harlem Executive Producer - 1973
56% 44% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Producer - 1972
No Score Yet 36% Bunny O'Hare Executive Producer - 1971
88% 75% The Abominable Dr. Phibes Executive Producer - 1971
No Score Yet 58% The Secret of Dorian Gray Executive Producer - 1970
60% 63% Wuthering Heights Producer - 1970
0% 25% De Sade Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 43% The Savage Seven Executive Producer - 1968
63% 50% Wild in the Streets Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 29% Thunder Alley Executive Producer - 1967
No Score Yet 29% Devil's Angels Executive Producer - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Executive Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 67% The Big T.N.T. Show Executive Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 46% The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 55% Frankenstein Conquers the World Executive Producer,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet 35% Fireball 500 Producer - 1966
71% 40% Die, Monster, Die! Executive Producer - 1965
29% 43% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 33% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 40% Ski Party Executive Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 0% Sergeant Deadhead Producer - 1965
73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 40% Muscle Beach Party Executive Producer - 1964
33% 34% Pajama Party Producer - 1964
80% 69% The Last Man on Earth Executive Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Bikini Beach Producer - 1964
89% 70% The Comedy of Terrors Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 69% Summer Holiday Executive Producer - 1963
43% 42% Beach Party Executive Producer - 1963
88% 66% The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Executive Producer - 1963
75% 66% The Haunted Palace Executive Producer - 1963
80% 65% Burn, Witch, Burn! Producer - 1962
No Score Yet 47% Alakazam the Great Producer - 1961
No Score Yet 6% Assignment: Outer Space Executive Producer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Commandos Producer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Seahawk Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suicide Battalion Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 28% Attack of the Puppet People Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 20% Motorcycle Gang Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragstrip Girl Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Voodoo Woman Executive Producer - 1957
38% 22% The Amazing Colossal Man Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Executive Producer - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls in Prison Executive Producer - 1956

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