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Walter Mirisch

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Born: November 8, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...


Producer (feature film)

Case For Life, A (1996) as Executive Producer
The close relationship of two sisters is put to the test by the one issue that divides them -- abortion. The sister who is an impassioned pro-life activist becomes pregnant with her fifth child and develops a life-threatening illness, but refuses a therapeutic abortion which will save her life. Her
Lily in Winter (1994) as Executive Producer
Set in the 1950s, a New York African-American housekeeper becomes a reluctant accessory to a crime, and is unjustly accused of kidnapping her young white charge when she and the boy suddenly disappear.
Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (1993) as Executive Producer
A father-and-son team of rescue specialists work against the clock looking for survivors in a submerged building after an earthquake devastates a city.
Romantic Comedy (1983) as Producer
Dudley Moore, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Sternhagen, Janet Eilber, Robyn Douglass, Ron Leibman. Based on the play by Bernard Slade (author of SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR), this lightweight comedy traces the personal and professional lives of two writing partners over the years
High Midnight (1979) as Executive Producer
Blue-collar worker David Birney vows to avenge the murder of his wife and child in a mistaken no-knock drug raid led by ruthlessly ambitious narcotics officer Mike Connors. An Emmy Award was won by Jerry Fielding for his music score, one of his last.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) as Producer
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
Dracula (1979) as Producer
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy's solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence.
Same Time, Next Year (1978) as Producer
Although married to others, a man and a woman embark on an annual affair.
Midway (1976) as Producer
The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
Mr. Majestyk (1974) as Producer
A farmer battles corrupt businessmen trying to drive him out of business.
Spikes Gang, The (1974) as Producer
After outlaw Harry Spikes is wounded in a gun battle, two runaways help him escape and take him home with them. While Harry is recuperating, he regales the young men with stories of his exciting past. The adventurous tales inspire them to start a gang of their own, and Harry is happy to join as their leader. At first, the enterprise works well as the new gang robs some banks. But before long, Harry decides to turn on the boys and starts hunting them for the reward money, and this prompts one of the two young men to seek revenge against Harry.
Scorpio (1973) as Producer
A CIA hit man is stalked by a former partner when the agency turns on him.
The Organization (1971) as Producer
When a group of revolutionaries fighting the drug rackets are framed for murder, detective Virgil Tibbs steps in to clear their names.
Halls of Anger (1970) as Executive Producer
A former basketball star returns home to teach and lands in the middle of racial tensions.
The Hawaiians (1970) as Producer
A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs (1970) as Executive Producer
A police detective''''s investigation of a prostitute''''s murder points to his best friend.
Sinful Davey (1969) as Executive Producer
Love complicates a 19th-century Scot''''s efforts to follow in his father''''s criminal footsteps.
Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Producer
A banker who''''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.
In the Heat of the Night (1967) as Producer
A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.
Fitzwilly (1967) as Producer
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
Hawaii (1966) as Producer
Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions.
Toys in the Attic (1963) as Producer
Man finds trouble when he brings young bride back to his New Orleans home.
Two for the Seesaw (1962) as Producer
A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York.
By Love Possessed (1961) as Producer
A woman''''s desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband''''s law partner.
The Magnificent Seven (1960) as Executive Producer
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) as Producer
A hard-drinking drifter tries to claim a deceased cattle baron''''s estate.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Producer
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) as Producer
Bat Masterson fights to clean up Dodge City.
Fort Massacre (1958) as Producer
A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian territory.
The Tall Stranger (1957) as Producer
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
The Oklahoman (1957) as Producer
A Western doctor stands between Natives and a ruthless oil baron.
The First Texan (1956) as Producer
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, a lawyer becomes involved in the independence of Texas.
Wichita (1955) as Producer
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
Seven Angry Men (1955) as Executive Producer
A fanatical abolitionist leads a personal war against slave owners in Kansas.
An Annapolis Story (1955) as Producer
Two brothers enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy fall in love with the same girl.
Lord of the Jungle (1955) as Executive Producer
The jungle boy tries to stop a herd of rogue elephants.
The Warriors (1955) as Producer
The "Black Prince" of England remains in France to guard the lands taken by his predecessor-father.
Killer Leopard (1954) as Executive Producer
The jungle boy fights a rampaging cat to help a movie star find her missing husband.
Fighter Attack (1953) as Executive Producer
Safari Drums (1953) as Executive Producer
A group of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife.
The Maze (1953) as Executive Producer
A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle.
Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952) as Producer
The jungle hero tries to find out who killed his parents.
Fort Osage (1952) as Producer
Rod Cameron, Jane Nigh, Morris Ankrum, Douglas Kennedy, John Ridgely. Trail scout Rod Cameron is hired to lead a wagon train through Indian territory after two unscrupulous white men violate an important treaty with the redskins.
Flat Top (1952) as Producer
Hiawatha (1952) as Producer
Vince Edwards, Yvette Dugay, Keith Larsen, Gene Iglesias, Armando Sylvestre, & Morris Ankrum as Igaoo. Intended for juvenile audiences, this loose adaptation of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem features Vince Edwards (prior to his successful TV series, BEN CASEY) as a Chippewa Indian warrior en route to the Dakota territory where he hopes to prevent an attack on his people
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Executive Producer
African Treasure (1952) as Producer
Bomba the Jungle Boy takes on diamond smugglers.
Rodeo (1952) as Producer
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
Wild Stallion (1952) as Producer
A horse hunter pursues a white colt that ran off when his parents were killed.
Cavalry Scout (1951) as Producer
Flight to Mars (1951) as Producer
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
Elephant Stampede (1951) as Producer
The jungle hero fights off elephant poachers to help a missionary.
The Lion Hunters (1951) as Producer
Bomba the Jungle Boy defends his animal friends from a team of unscrupulous hunters.
County Fair (1950) as Producer
The Lost Volcano (1950) as Producer
Bomba the Jungle Boy arrives to rescue a child just as a volcano is about to erupt.
The Hidden City (1950) as Producer
Bomba comes to the rescue of a princess.
Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) as Producer
A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle.
Bomba on Panther Island (1949) as Producer
Bomba the Jungle Boy must stop a man-eating black panther.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Producer
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
Fall Guy (1947) as Producer
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.

Production Companies (feature film)

Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Company
A banker who''''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.
Sinful Davey (1969) as Company
Love complicates a 19th-century Scot''''s efforts to follow in his father''''s criminal footsteps.
Fitzwilly (1967) as Company
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
In the Heat of the Night (1967) as Company
A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.
Hawaii (1966) as Company
Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions.
Man of the West (1958) as Company
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.

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