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Joe Pasternak

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Also Known As: Died: September 13, 1991
Born: September 19, 1901 Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Hungary Profession: Producer ...


Cast (feature film)

Love Me or Leave Me (1955) as Film producer
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

Producer (feature film)

The Sweet Ride (1968) as Producer
Tony Franciosa (Collie) is an aging bachelor who shares a beach house with some younger surfers. Collie is the leader of the group with the cardinal rule being that they share everything including the women they meet. This works well until a mysterious women (Jacquiline Bissit) shows up on the scene and is eventually beaten badly.
Spinout (1966) as Producer
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
Penelope (1966) as Executive Producer
A neglected wife turns to bank robbery to get her husband''''s attention.
Made in Paris (1966) as Producer
A young fashion designer is transformed by her first trip to Paris.
Girl Happy (1965) as Producer
A rock singer is hired to chaperone a gangster's daughter in Fort Lauderdale.
Looking for Love (1964) as Producer
A promising singer has to choose between show business and marriage.
A Ticklish Affair (1963) as Producer
A naval commander gets mixed up with a widow and her three children.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) as Producer
A young boy plays matchmaker for his widowed father.
The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) as Producer
During World War II, an inept intelligence officer falls hard for a military nurse.
Jumbo (1962) as Producer
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) as Producer
A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.
Where the Boys Are (1960) as Producer
College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
Ask Any Girl (1959) as Producer
A businessman uses scientific research to turn his secretary into the perfect match for his playboy brother.
Party Girl (1958) as Producer
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Producer
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) as Producer
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Producer
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
The Opposite Sex (1956) as Producer
In this musical remake of The Women, a happily married singer lets her catty friends convince her to file for divorce.
Hit the Deck (1955) as Producer
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955) as Producer
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
The Student Prince (1954) as Producer
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Flame and the Flesh (1954) as Producer
American Madeline (Lana Turner), a no-better-than-she-has-to-be (and then only when pushed)traveler arrives in Naples. She has an eye for men and a penchant for getting by on her wits---a 1954 term for body---and soon has a well-meaning (dumb) young composer, Ciccio (Bonar Colleano)providing her with room and board. But she has a male counterpart in Ciccio's friend, cafe-singer Nino (Carlos Thompson), who recognizes her for what she is and he decides to intercede on behalf of his friend. Black Widow Madeline welcomes him into her parlor, in a manner of speaking to get past the censors, and the next thing Nino knows, he has abandoned his wedding plans with sweet-young-thing Lisa (Pier Angeli), and runs off with Madeline. Lisa and Ciccio are left with wringing hands, and Madeline and Nino become an American/Italian version of the "Battling Bickersons" or "The Honeymooners", with none of the fun.
Athena (1954) as Producer
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
Small Town Girl (1953) as Producer
A sheriff's daughter falls for a playboy arrested for speeding.
Easy to Love (1953) as Producer
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
Because You're Mine (1952) as Producer
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Producer
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
The Merry Widow (1952) as Producer
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Producer
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Producer
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
Rich, Young and Pretty (1951) as Producer
A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.
The Strip (1951) as Producer
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
The Toast of New Orleans (1950) as Producer
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
Duchess of Idaho (1950) as Producer
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate''''s romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) as Producer
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
Summer Stock (1950) as Producer
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
The Kissing Bandit (1949) as Producer
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
That Midnight Kiss (1949) as Producer
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) as Producer
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
On an Island with You (1948) as Producer
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
Three Daring Daughters (1948) as Producer
Three young girls try to help their widowed mother find the right husband.
Big City (1948) as Producer
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
A Date with Judy (1948) as Producer
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
Luxury Liner (1948) as Producer
The daughter of a ship's captain becomes a sea-going cupid.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Producer
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Producer
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
Holiday in Mexico (1946) as Producer
An ambassador''''s daughter falls for a famous musician.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Producer
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Producer
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Producer
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as Producer
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Producer
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Music for Millions (1945) as Producer
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as Producer
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Producer
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
Song of Russia (1944) as Producer
An American symphonic conductor trapped in Russia during World War II helps with the resistance.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Producer
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) as Producer
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
It Started with Eve (1941) as Producer
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941) as Producer
A notorious Frenchwoman pretends to be a society lady to nab a rich husband.
Spring Parade (1940) as Producer
It's a Date (1940) as Producer
Mother-and-daughter singers vie for the same man and the same stage part.
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Producer
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
First Love (1939) as Producer
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) as Producer
Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny tries to find Joan a new boyfriend so that Kay and Richard can be together.
Youth Takes a Fling (1938) as Producer
Mad About Music (1938) as Producer
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) as Associate Producer
An unemployed musician's daughter fights to find him a new job.
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Associate Producer
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.

Music (feature film)

The King Steps Out (1936) as Vocal seq cond by
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.

Production Companies (feature film)

Jumbo (1962) as Company
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Company
A professor''''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Company
Seven Sinners (1940) as Company
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
It's a Date (1940) as Company
Mother-and-daughter singers vie for the same man and the same stage part.
The Underpup (1939) as Company
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Company
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
That Certain Age (1938) as Company
Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'

Cast (special)

Mario Lanza: The American Caruso (1983)
Documentary tracing the life and career of tenor Mario Lanza. Includes film clips; interviews with fellow movie stars, family and friends; archival photos; newsreel footage; recordings; and unpublished memorabilia.

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