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Howard W. Koch

Howard W. Koch



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Also Known As: Died: February 16, 2001
Born: April 11, 1916 Cause of Death: complications from Alzheimer's disease
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...


Director (feature film)

Badge 373 (1973)
A suspended cop sets out to avenge his partner''''s murder.
The Hired Hand (1971) as Assistant Director
Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties and priorities.
The Last Mile (1959) as Director
Jail house tensions mount as a killer''''s execution approaches.
Born Reckless (1959) as Director
A saloon singer falls in love with a free roaming rider and tries to change his lifestyle.
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) as Director
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
Frankenstein--1970 (1958) as Director
A descendent of Baron Frankenstein unleashes an undead murderer on the crew filming his forebear''''s story.
Violent Road (1958) as Director
Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.
Fort Bowie (1958) as Director
Cavalrymen have to attack their own fort when it''''s taken by the Apache.
Jungle Heat (1957) as Director
Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957) as Director
A psychiatrist predicts that calypso will replace rock ''''n'''' roll.
Untamed Youth (1957) as Director
When they''''re put in a small-town jail, two sisters fight to expose prison corruption.
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) as Director
A young girl''''s murder leaves a hotel full of suspects.
Big House, U.S.A. (1955) as Director
Convicts escape prison to uncover hidden loot.
Shield for Murder (1954) as Director
A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Assistant Director
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
The Naked Spur (1953) as Assistant Director
A captive outlaw uses psychological tactics to prey on a bounty hunter.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Assistant Director
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Lovely To Look At (1952) as Assistant Director
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
Soldiers Three (1951) as Assistant Director
Three British officers look for adventure in 19th-century India.
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Assistant Director
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
Angels in the Outfield (1951) as Assistant Director
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
Crisis (1950) as Assistant Director
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.
Side Street (1950) as Assistant Director
A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Assistant Director
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
To Please a Lady (1950) as Assistant Director
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
A Life of Her Own (1950) as Assistant Director
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
East Side, West Side (1950) as Assistant Director
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
Border Incident (1949) as Assistant Director
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
I Cheated the Law! (1949) as Assistant Director
Tulsa (1949) as Assistant Director
A cattle owner''''s daughter risks everything to drill for oil.
T-Men (1948) as Assistant Director
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Man from Texas (1948) as Assistant Director
The Cobra Strikes (1948) as Assistant Director
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Assistant Director
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Let's Live a Little (1948) as Assistant Director
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
He Walked by Night (1948) as Assistant Director
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) as Assistant Director
Publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) sends for Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan (Frank Fenton), Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. Jamison tells his secretary Mona Bannister (Sheila Ryan) to bring Vance to his home that night and he will reveal the solution to the seven-year mystery of the killing of Sam Philips, former partner in the firm. Philips ex-wife (Tala Birell), now a receptionist for the company, is alarmed when she overhears. As Vance and Mona drive up, two shots are heard and Jamison's body is later found in the trunk of Vance's car.
Out of the Blue (1947) as Assistant Director
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh (George Brent), a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae (Carole Landis); a Bohemian artist, David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler (Virginia Mayo); and Olive Jensen (Ann Dvorak), a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shakey, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.
Born to Speed (1947) as Stunt dir
The Red Stallion (1947) as Assistant Director
Yong Joel Curtis (Ted Donaldson) finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother (Jane Darwell) is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride (Robert Paige), as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts.
The Big Fix (1947) as Asst dir [and 2d unit dir]
Ken Williams (James Brown), a star basketball player on a college team learns that a police lieutenant (Regis Toomey) is the head of a gambling ring attempting to fix basketball games by bribing the players. With the aid of some of his ex-GI buddies, he exposes the gamblers.
Margie (1946) as Assistant Director
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.

Cast (feature film)

Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
Presented by an impressive lineup of collegues and admirers, a documentary about the long-underrated talent of the late legendary action director William A. Wellman (1896-1975), one of Hollywood''s most distinguished journeymen helmers. William A. Wellman drew on his experiences as a fighter pilot during World War I to create a series of films about men of action as rugged, sentimental, raucous and tender as the director himself. He was equally noted for his off-screen battles with executives; and after building his career at Paramount and Warner Bros., Wellman vowed never to sign another long-term studio contract, and went on his way, refusing to take guff from anybody!

Writer (feature film)

The Fox (1968) as Screenwriter
A sexy male drifter upsets the relationship between two female farmers.
633 Squadron (1964) as Screenwriter
World War II flyers take on a suicide mission to bomb a Nazi rocket fuel factory.
The War Lover (1962) as Screenwriter
A WWII bomber pilot succeeds at flying but the rest of his life isn''''t so under control.
Loss of Innocence (1961) as Screenwriter
A European vacation turns a teenaged girl into a woman.
The 13th Letter (1951) as Screenwriter
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Screenwriter
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Screenwriter
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
Three Strangers (1946) as Orig scr
Three people who share a sweepstakes ticket travel a tangled road to collect their winnings.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Screenwriter
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
In Our Time (1944) as Orig scr
A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Screenwriter
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
In This Our Life (1942) as Screenwriter
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
Casablanca (1942) as Screenwriter
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Shining Victory (1941) as Screenwriter
A psychiatrist sacrifices everything for his research.
Sergeant York (1941) as Orig scr
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Screenwriter
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
The Letter (1940) as Screenwriter
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.

Producer (feature film)

Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993)
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993)
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
Ghost (1990)
This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That''s because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.
Escape From Bogen County (1977)
A tyrannical political kingpin in the southwest attempts to keep his young wife a virtual prisoner of his power and insane desire to dominate her, stripping her of her human and legal rights.
Underground Man, The (1974) as Executive Producer
Peter Graves, completely miscast as private eye Lew Archer, goes after the kidnappers of an old flame's young son and gets mixed up in a series of murders going back fifteen years. This was the pilot for the subsequent very short-lived (six episodes) series "Archer" that began in January 1975 and st
Badge 373 (1973)
A suspended cop sets out to avenge his partner''''s murder.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) as Producer
A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and difficult than he could have imagined.
Plaza Suite (1971) as Producer
A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles.
Star Spangled Girl (1971) as Producer
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) as Producer
A psychiatrist falls in love with a patient's past life.
The Fox (1968) as Associate Producer
A sexy male drifter upsets the relationship between two female farmers.
The Odd Couple (1968) as Producer
A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
The President's Analyst (1967) as Executive Producer
A psychiatrist treating the president becomes a pawn in international espionage.
None but the Brave (1965) as Executive Producer
During World War II, American and Japanese soldiers stranded on a remote island call a truce in order to survive.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Executive Producer
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as Executive Producer
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
4 for Texas (1963) as Executive Producer
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Executive Producer
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
Sergeants 3 (1962) as Executive Producer
Three adventurous Cavalry officers and their bugler take on a renegade chief.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) as Executive Producer
A Korean War hero doesn''''t realize he''''s been programmed to kill by the enemy.
X-15 (1961) as Executive Producer
An examination of the lives of X-15 rocket-plane test pilots, who put themselves in danger on every test run.
Up Periscope (1959) as Producer
A U.S. frogman infiltrates a Japanese-held island during World War II.
Tomahawk Trail (1957) as Producer
Renegade Apaches make things tough for a cavalry outpost. First, they steal all the horses of a column, which must make its way back to the fort on foot. Once there, the soldiers discover the entire population dead from an Indian attack. This leaves Neise, an unseasoned West Point graduate, in control. But he just doesn''t know how to handle the trouble, so up steps Connors, the tough sergeant who at least knows which way is up.
Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957) as Producer
Start of the Civil War splits troops at frontier fort.
The Dalton Girls (1957) as Producer
Hell Bound (1957) as Producer
A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.
Outlaw's Son (1957) as Producer
An outlaw is confronted by the son he deserted years earlier.
Voodoo Island (1957) as Producer
A tycoon hires an investigator to prove that voodoo doesn''''t exist.
Pharaoh's Curse (1957) as Producer
A reincarnated vampire and his sister menace an Egyptian expedition.
War Drums (1957) as Producer
A white trader and an Apache chief fall for the same woman.
Emergency Hospital (1956) as Producer
Patients and staff face life-or-death situations during 12 hours in an ER.
The Black Sleep (1956) as Producer
A brain surgeon''''s experiments create a race of deadly freaks.
The Broken Star (1956) as Producer
A deputy sheriff defies local ranchers to investigate a Mexican''''s murder.
Crime Against Joe (1956) as Producer
An artist must find the real killer when he''''s accused of murdering a nightclub singer.
Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956) as Producer
A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack.
Three Bad Sisters (1956) as Producer
A millionaire''''s daughter plots to kill her sisters and inherit all of her father''''s money.
Rebel in Town (1956) as Producer
A man hunts down the bank robber who accidentally killed his son.
Ghost Town (1956) as Producer
Stagecoach passengers fall under attack by Indians and begin to reveal their true selves under the stress.
Hot Cars (1956) as Producer
To pay for his son''''s operation, a man gets mixed up with a stolen car ring.
Desert Sands (1955) as Producer
A member of the French Foreign Legion falls for an Arab woman whose family has sworn to kill all foreigners.
Fort Yuma (1955) as Producer
A disgruntled settler kills an Apache chief at Fort Yuma, and the fort's commander knows that the chief's son, Manga Colorado (Abel Fernandez), will seek revenge and go on the warpath. He sends word by a courier to Fort Apache where a supply column is due to head across the desert to Fort Yuman, but the courier is killed by Mangas. The column, under the command of Lieutenant Ben Keegan (Peter Graves)who hates Apaches because he doesn't trust them, and because his assigned scout is Jonas (John Hudson), the brother of an Apache girl, Francesca (Joan Taylor), whom Keegan has been having an affair with. Also accompanying them is Melanie Crowne (Joan Vohs), who is going to do missionary work among the Apaches. Mangas attacks the column wiping out everybody but Keegan, Jonas and Melanie. Francesca is killed while trying to warn Keegan, and he realizes how foolish he had been in his prejudice and in keeping his love secret. The Apaches, dressed in the uniforms of the dead soldier, plan to gain entrance to Fort Yuma and massacre the men there.
War Paint (1954) as Producer
Bloodthirsty renegades try to stop a Cavalry lieutenant from delivering a peace treaty to a powerful Indian chief.
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) as Producer
A western guide tries to stop an Indian attack on settlers.
Beachhead (1954) as Producer
U.S. soldiers invade a Pacific Island during World War II to catch an informer.

Production Companies (feature film)

A New Leaf (1971) as Company
A playboy squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle, namely marrying a rich woman and ... murdering her.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) as Company
A psychiatrist falls in love with a patient's past life.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as Company
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.

Cast (special)

62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1990)
Live coverage of the sixty-second annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Portions of the ceremony were beamed via satellite to Moscow, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and Buenos Aires.

Producer (special)

48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1976) as Producer
Live coverage of the forty-eighth annual Academy Awards presentation.
Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? (1976) as Producer
Unlikely sex symbol Telly Savalas hosts this comedy/music special.
Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (1973)
Ol'''' Blue Eyes confidently delivers a slate of quintessentially Frank tunes.

Producer (special)

Bobbie's Girl (2002) as Executive Producer
A lesbian couple adopt their nephew after his parents die.
Crossings (1986) as Producer
A three-part, six-hour miniseries which tells the story of a passionate affair between a steel magnate and a French Ambassador's wife, and the effects of their love on them and their families during the turbulent years of World War II. This adaptation of Danielle Steel's novel begins in 1939 on a tr
Hollywood Wives (1986)
Trash-wallowers, if TV ratings are a believable barometer, were beside themselves with glee, savoring every minute of this three-part, six-hour adaptation of Jackie Collins' book about women who, according to the network publicity releases, "are caught up in the low life and high society of the film
Harold Robbins' The Pirate (1978)
Elaborate Harold Robbins fiction dealing with a handsome Israeli, raised by an influential Arab, who comes into conflict with his heritage when he is entrusted with managing his country's oil fortunes and must deal with a fanatical terrorist group led by his daughter.

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