Walter Wanger

Executive, Producer
Produced a Broadway play before serving as an officer with Army Intelligence in WWI and a staffer with President Wilson's negotiating team at the Paris Peace Conference.

Wanger went on to become a producer with ... Read more »

Born: 07/10/1894 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (38)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Want to Live! 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Canyon Passage 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Long Voyage Home 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Foreign Correspondent 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stagecoach 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eternally Yours 1938 (Movie)

(Producer)

Algiers 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blockade 1937 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stand-In 1936 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vogues of 1938 1936 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Moon's Our Home 1935 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1935 (Movie)

(Producer)

Private Worlds 1934 (Movie)

(Producer)

Queen Christina 1932 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Night in Paradise (Movie)

(Producer)

Another Language (Movie)

(Producer)

Battle Zone (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Brown Eyes (Movie)

(Producer)

Fatal Lady (Movie)

(Producer)

Gabriel Over the White House (Movie)

(Producer)

Going Hollywood (Movie)

(Producer)

Gung Ho! (Movie)

(Producer)

History is Made at Night (Movie)

(Producer)

Kansas Pacific (Movie)

(Producer)

Ladies Courageous (Movie)

(Producer)

Palm Springs (TV Show)

Producer

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Movie)

(Producer)

Stamboul Quest (Movie)

(Producer)

Tap Roots (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Producer)

The House Across the Bay (Movie)

(Producer)

The Reckless Moment (Movie)

(Producer)

Tulsa (Movie)

(Producer)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Produced a Broadway play before serving as an officer with Army Intelligence in WWI and a staffer with President Wilson's negotiating team at the Paris Peace Conference.

Wanger went on to become a producer with Paramount, finally attaining the position of production chief. He served in similar posts with Columbia and MGM before establishing himself as an independent producer, shepherding such excellent films as the Garbo vehicle, "Queen Christina" (1933), John Ford's classic western, "Stagecoach" (1939), Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" (1940), Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street" (1945) and the sci-fi melodrama, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1955).

Wanger was married to second wife Joan Bennett from 1940, a union not without scandal. In 1951, a jealous Wanger shot Bennett's agent, Jennings Lang, in the groin; Wanger was convicted and served a short jail sentence. He and Bennett were reconciled in 1953 and he widowed her in 1968.

Relationships

Joan Bennett

Wife
second wife married 1940, divorced 1962

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire

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