Veteran Hollywood industry figure who has served triple duty as a producer, director, and screenwriter. Harris' most notable contribution to American cinema was producing several seminal early films d...
New York City, New York, USA
|Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures||Actor||Interviewee||7|
|Some Call It Loving||1972||Director||n/a||4|
|The Bedford Incident||1965||Director||n/a||4|
|Some Call It Loving||1972||Producer||n/a||3|
|Paths of Glory||1958||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Bedford Incident||1965||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Black Dahlia||2006||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Some Call It Loving||1972||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Worked for Realart Pictures|
|Served in the US Army Signal Corps as a cameraman|
|Produced and directed "TV's Baseball Hall of Fame"|
|First screenplay credit (also produced and directed), "Some Call It Loving"|
|Formed Flamingo Films, a TV distribution company, with high school friend David Wolper|
|Formed a partnership with director Stanley Kubrick, Harris-Kubrick Pictures Corporation|
|Formed James B. Harris Prods. Inc.|
|Feature directorial debut (also produced), "The Bedford Incident"|
|Worked in US film export business|
Harris and Kubrick went their separate ways after "Lolita" with the producer venturing on to form James B. Harris Productions in 1963. As a producer-director, Harris's subsequent feature credits were relatively sparse: "The Bedford Incident" (1965), a Cold War naval drama starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier; "Some Call It Loving" (1973), which marked his screenwriting debut, an uneven modern retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" set in southern California starring Zalman King, Tisa Farrow, and Richard Pryor; "Fast Walking" (1982), a prison drama starring James Woods; and "Cop" (1988), which he scripted, also starring Woods. He also produced the Don Siegel-directed Charles Bronson vehicle, "Telefon" (1977).
Harris returned to directing and writing with "Boiling Point" (1993), a dark cop drama starring Wesley Snipes, Lolita Davidovich, and Dennis Hopper. This was a surprisingly old-fashioned crime story featuring tough-guy dialogue and morally ambiguous characters.
|The Juilliard School|
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