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Also Known As: Died: December 17, 1987
Born: November 24, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Poland Profession: producer, director, editor

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Irving Allen entered film as an editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic in 1929. During the 1940s, Allen directed a number of superb shorts (including the Academy Award-nominated "Forty Boys and a Song" 1941) which often won more acclaim than his low-budget features. In the late 40s, Allen wisely began to shift from the director's chair to the producer's. He won an Oscar for producing the 1947 two-reel short "Climbing the Matterhorn". In the early 50s, he formed Warwick Productions with Albert R. Broccoli, making films in both the USA and England. Turning solo producer in 1960, Allen was responsible for the Matt Helm series, "The Silencers" (1966), "The Ambushers" (1967) and "The Wrecking Crew" (1969).

Irving Allen entered film as an editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic in 1929. During the 1940s, Allen directed a number of superb shorts (including the Academy Award-nominated "Forty Boys and a Song" 1941) which often won more acclaim than his low-budget features. In the late 40s, Allen wisely began to shift from the director's chair to the producer's. He won an Oscar for producing the 1947 two-reel short "Climbing the Matterhorn". In the early 50s, he formed Warwick Productions with Albert R. Broccoli, making films in both the USA and England. Turning solo producer in 1960, Allen was responsible for the Matt Helm series, "The Silencers" (1966), "The Ambushers" (1967) and "The Wrecking Crew" (1969).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  New Mexico (1951) 2nd Unit Director
2.
  Slaughter Trail (1951) Director
3.
  16 Fathoms Deep (1948) Director
4.
  High Conquest (1947) Director
5.
  Climbing the Matterhorn (1947) Director
6.
  Avalanche (1946) Director
7.
  Strange Voyage (1946) Director

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1929:
First film as editor
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Immigrated to USA
1929:
Worked as film editor at Universal, Paramount and Republic
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Directed shorts for RKO and Warner Bros.
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Served as officer with US Signal Corps
1946:
First film as director, "Strange Voyage"
1948:
First film as co-producer, "16 Fathoms Deep"
1950:
First film as solo producer, "Man on the Eiffel Tower"
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Education

Georgetown University: Washington , Washington D.C. - 1926

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