Irving Allen

Producer, Director, Editor
Irving Allen entered film as an editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic in 1929. During the 1940s, Allen directed a number of superb shorts (including the Academy Award-nominated "Forty Boys and a Song" 1941) which ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1905 in Poland

Filmography

Producer (30)

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eyewitness 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Desperados 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wrecking Crew 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ambushers 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Genghis Khan 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Murderers' Row 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Long Ships 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1959 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bandit of Zhobe 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Inside 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fire Down Below 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pickup Alley 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Odongo 1956 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Safari 1956 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Cockleshell Heroes 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Prize of Gold 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hell Below Zero 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Black Knight 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Red Beret 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chase of Death 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Climbing the Matterhorn 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

Matt Helm (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

New Mexico (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

Chase of Death 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

Climbing the Matterhorn 1946 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

Nubian (Actor)

Biography

Irving Allen entered film as an editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic in 1929. During the 1940s, Allen directed a number of superb shorts (including the Academy Award-nominated "Forty Boys and a Song" 1941) which often won more acclaim than his low-budget features. In the late 40s, Allen wisely began to shift from the director's chair to the producer's. He won an Oscar for producing the 1947 two-reel short "Climbing the Matterhorn". In the early 50s, he formed Warwick Productions with Albert R. Broccoli, making films in both the USA and England. Turning solo producer in 1960, Allen was responsible for the Matt Helm series, "The Silencers" (1966), "The Ambushers" (1967) and "The Wrecking Crew" (1969).

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Washington D.C. 1926

Milestones

1950

First film as solo producer, "Man on the Eiffel Tower"

1948

First film as co-producer, "16 Fathoms Deep"

1946

First film as director, "Strange Voyage"

1929

First film as editor

1929

Worked as film editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic

Directed shorts for RKO and Warner Bros.

Served as officer with US Signal Corps

Immigrated to USA

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