Joseph E Levine

Producer, Distributor, Exhibitor
Self-proclaimed movie mogul who entered the film business as an exhibitor, specializing in importing foreign films. Alongside classics such as "Rome, Open City" (1945) and "The Bicycle Thief" (1948), Levine imported ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1905 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Producer (30)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Magic 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paper Tiger 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Day of the Dolphin 1973 (Movie)

President (Executive Producer)

Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Interval 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Carnal Knowledge 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rivals 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Adventurers 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sunflower 1970 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Swimming Pool 1970 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stiletto 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ski Bum 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lion in Winter 1968 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Robbery 1967 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Woman Times Seven 1967 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Man Called Adam 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shoot Loud, Louder...I Don't Understand 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Contempt 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marriage - Italian Style 1964 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

8 1/2 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Where Love Has Gone 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Attila 1957 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Self-proclaimed movie mogul who entered the film business as an exhibitor, specializing in importing foreign films. Alongside classics such as "Rome, Open City" (1945) and "The Bicycle Thief" (1948), Levine imported cheaply made entertainments such as "Godzilla" (1956) and "Hercules" (1959), a major commercial success which thrust him into the Hollywood big time. He then moved into production and had a significant hand in some major films of the 1960s including "8 1/2" (1963) and "The Graduate" (1967). The crass movie producer played by Jack Palance in Godard's "Contempt" (1963) is widely considered to be based on Levine--who produced the film!

Relationships

Rosalie Harrison

Wife

Richard Levine

Son

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