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Ross Hunter

Ross Hunter



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Also Known As: Died: March 10, 1996
Born: May 6, 1920 Cause of Death: lymphoma
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Producer ...


Director (feature film)

When I Grow Up (1951) as Dialogue Director
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951) as Dialogue Director
In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon (David Bond) sends Captain Renault (George Montgomery) of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche (Berry Kroeger) and Major Nicolet (William Conrad) to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked Cavalier (Paula Corday), the niece, Lady Christianne, of the Marquis De Montableau (Robert Warwick), announces at a secret meeting of the Normandy underground leaders that the fabled treasure of Monte Cristo was willed to her and she will use it to finance their cause. Her uncle, the only one who can decipher the symbols on the sword of Monte Cristo, the key to the treasure, derides her stand against the Emperor. La Roche takes possession of the sword and has the Marquis put into the dungeon. Christianne, as the Masked Cavalier, regains the sword from La Roche, but Captain Renault apprehends her and returns to sword to La Roche.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Dialogue Director
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Dialogue Director
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.

Cast (feature film)

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Robin Hood man
Robins Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946) as Ted Sloan
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Jimmy Jones
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
Out of the Depths (1945) as Clayton Shepherd
Hit the Hay (1945) as Ted Barton
She's a Sweetheart (1944) as Paul
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Gordon Pearson
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as Bradley Miller

Producer (feature film)

Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Producer
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
Suddenly, Love (1978) as Producer
Young lovers -- she a child of the ghetto, determined to escape her violent, alcoholic parents, and he a socially prominent attorney with a long-standing health problem -- try to defy every obstacle to their romance and eventual marriage.
Lives Of Jenny Dolan, The (1975) as Executive Producer
Veteran producer Ross Hunter came to television with this drama (a pilot for a prospective series) about a glamorous newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate the assassination of a political figure.
Lost Horizon (1972) as Producer
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
Airport (1970) as Producer
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) as Producer
A small-town girl hits the big city in search of romance Roaring Twenties style.
Rosie (1967) as Executive Producer
Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win.
Madame X (1966) as Producer
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
The Pad (And How To Use It) (1966) as Producer
This is about a man who lives alone in his apartment and finds his ideal woman while going to the symphony. He dates her brings her to the pad, only to find out that she came to the symphony on a ticket she got from a coworker.
The Art of Love (1965) as Producer
A struggling artist fakes his own death to sell more paintings.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Producer
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
The Chalk Garden (1964) as Producer
A woman with a past signs on as governess for a troubled girl.
Tammy and the Doctor (1963) as Producer
If a Man Answers (1962) as Producer
Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend .
Back Street (1961) as Producer
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Producer
A swamp girl decides to go to college to improve herself.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Producer
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
Portrait in Black (1960) as Producer
A woman and her lover kill her husband and are targeted by someone who knows of their crime.
Midnight Lace (1960) as Producer
A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked.
Pillow Talk (1959) as Producer
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
Imitation of Life (1959) as Producer
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
A Stranger in My Arms (1959) as Producer
The Restless Years (1958) as Producer
A high school boy defies local gossip when he falls for an unstable woman┬┐s illegitimate daughter.
This Happy Feeling (1958) as Producer
On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on for help is the home of a retired actor and there she spends the rest of the night. He makes no passes and next morning she discovers young man who drove her from party is next door neighbor. The two men compete for her affections. Older man's zany live-in house-keeper and a seagull she has rescued provide comic relief.
Interlude (1957) as Producer
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) as Producer
A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.
My Man Godfrey (1957) as Producer
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Producer
A minister resists turning to violence while trying to help orphans during the Korean War.
The Spoilers (1956) as Producer
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Producer
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Producer
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Producer
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
One Desire (1955) as Producer
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Producer
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Producer
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
Naked Alibi (1954) as Producer
Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as Producer
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Take Me to Town (1953) as Producer
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?
All I Desire (1953) as Producer
A stage star returns to the small-town family she deserted.
Tumbleweed (1953) as Producer
Steel Town (1952) as Associate Producer
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
Son of Ali Baba (1952) as Associate Producer
In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her; but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his father's palace. Alas, there's more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
Flame of Araby (1952) as Associate Producer
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) as Associate Producer
Geronimo conspires with a corrupt government agent to frame Cochise for a stagecoach raid.
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) as Associate Producer
The "Silver Kid" is an orphan who is deputized by the marshal of Silver City to help rid the town of a gang of gold mine claim-jumpers who will kill anyone who stands in their way.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Associate Producer
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...

Production Companies (feature film)

The Chalk Garden (1964) as Company
A woman with a past signs on as governess for a troubled girl.
The Thrill of It All (1963) as Company
A doctor tries to cope with his wife's newfound stardom as an advertising pitch woman.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Company
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.

Cast (special)

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (1991)
A special chronicling the life and career of actress Doris Day.
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys (1975)
An hour of music and song with Mitzi Gaynor and a hundred fairly well-known guys.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

Best Place to Be, The (1979) as Producer
A lavish romantic drama in true Ross Hunter style about a young widow whose life is complicated by a hippie daughter, a rebellious teenage son and an ill-starred love affair with a younger man -- and then a former suitor comes back into the picture. The film not only marked Donna Reed''s TV movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence.
Moneychangers (1976) as Producer
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

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