Harry Alan Towers

Harry Alan Towers spent nearly all of his life in the entertainment industry. Perhaps because of this, his life sometimes resembled the colorful characters in the films he wrote and/or produced. The child of a show ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1920 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (53)

Sumuru 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Treasure Island 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Marco Polo 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Midnight in Saint Petersburg 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Owd Bob 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Running Wild 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bullet to Beijing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cry, the Beloved Country 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mangler 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mummy Lives 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Return to the Lost World 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hitman 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Young Commandos 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Masque of the Red Death 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Buried Alive 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dragonard 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Edge of Sanity 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

River of Death 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ten Little Indians 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Phantom of the Opera 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Platoon Leader 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Skeleton Coast 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House of Usher 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Captive Rage 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gor 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Howling IV... The Original Nightmare 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outlaw of Gor 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Warrior Queen 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lightning - The White Stallion 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Arrow 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Love Circles 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Black Venus 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Christina 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lady Libertine 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fanny Hill 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jack London's Klondike Fever 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shape of Things to Come 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

King Solomon's Treasure 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

And Then There Were None 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Fine dell'innocenza 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Treasure Island 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

99 Women 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Coast of Skeletons 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Code 7, Victim 5! 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Face of Fu Manchu 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Arrow (Movie)

(Producer)

Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Anatomist (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (24)

Marco Polo 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Owd Bob 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buried Alive 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Dragonard 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Skeleton Coast 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Captive Rage 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Gor 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outlaw of Gor 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Warrior Queen 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Lightning - The White Stallion 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black Venus 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Christina 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Libertine 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

And Then There Were None 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Fine dell'innocenza 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sandy the Seal 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sandy the Seal 1968 (Movie)

(From Story)

99 Women 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coast of Skeletons 1965 (Movie)

(From Story)

Code 7, Victim 5! 1964 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Face of Fu Manchu 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black Arrow (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Harry Alan Towers spent nearly all of his life in the entertainment industry. Perhaps because of this, his life sometimes resembled the colorful characters in the films he wrote and/or produced. The child of a show business family, he was born in England and started his career as a child actor. He moved to radio script writing after serving with Britain's Royal Air Force in World War II, and within a few years graduated to the world of television. In that realm, he produced several anthology series for the U.K. market, and before long he had moved on to films. He wrote the 1961 grave-robber horror feature "The Anatomist," also acting as the movie's producer (he used two separate aliases for each of these jobs on the film). He was a prolific and apparently tireless writer and producer, doing one or both jobs on many films (and the occasional TV production) for the remainder of his life. Among other projects, Towers produced and wrote "Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians"" ('65), and produced the '72 movie adaptation of the classic "Treasure Island." His life wasn't without its controversies. In '61, American authorities charged him and his girlfriend with running a vice ring from his residence in New York; he skipped bail and fled to Europe. Years later, the charges were dropped after Towers paid a fine.

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