Martin Ransohoff


Producer

About

Birth Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Biography

Prolific and successful independent producer who was responsible, through his Filmways company, for popular TV series including "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family." Ransohoff produced his first feature in 1962 and has subsequently been responsible for films including "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), "Catch-22" (1970), "Silver Streak" (1976) and "Jagged Edge" (198...

Family & Companions

Joan Ransohoff
Wife

Biography

Prolific and successful independent producer who was responsible, through his Filmways company, for popular TV series including "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family." Ransohoff produced his first feature in 1962 and has subsequently been responsible for films including "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), "Catch-22" (1970), "Silver Streak" (1976) and "Jagged Edge" (1985).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Loved One (1965)
Lorenzo Medici

Writer (Feature Film)

A Change of Seasons (1980)
From Story
The White Dawn (1974)
Screenplay
The White Dawn (1974)
Writer (Adaptation)
The Sandpiper (1965)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Turbulence (1997)
Producer
Guilty As Sin (1993)
Producer
Welcome Home (1989)
Producer
Physical Evidence (1988)
Producer
Switching Channels (1988)
Producer
The Big Town (1987)
Producer
Jagged Edge (1985)
Producer
Class (1983)
Producer
Hanky-Panky (1982)
Producer
American Pop (1981)
Producer
A Change of Seasons (1980)
Producer
Nightwing (1979)
Producer
The Wanderers (1979)
Producer
Silver Streak (1976)
Executive Producer
The White Dawn (1974)
Producer
Save the Tiger (1973)
Producer
See No Evil (1971)
Producer
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Producer
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
Presented By
The Moonshine War (1970)
Producer
Catch-22 (1970)
Producer
Castle Keep (1969)
Producer
Hamlet (1969)
Executive Producer
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Producer
Our Mother's House (1967)
Producer
Eye of the Devil (1967)
Producer
The Fearless Vampire Killers; or, Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967)
Executive Producer
Don't Make Waves (1967)
Producer
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Producer
The Loved One (1965)
Executive Producer
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Producer
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Producer
Boys' Night Out (1962)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Fuzz (1972)
Company
King Lear (1971)
Company
The Moonshine War (1970)
Company
Castle Keep (1969)
Company
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Company
Don't Make Waves (1967)
Company
Eye of the Devil (1967)
Company
The Fearless Vampire Killers; or, Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967)
Company
The Sandpiper (1965)
Company
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Company
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Company
Boys' Night Out (1962)
Company

Cast (Special)

Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek (2003)
The Beverly Hillbillies: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001)
The 1990 Miss Universe Pageant (1990)
Judge

Producer (Special)

Co-Ed Fever (1979)
Executive Producer

Cast (Short)

ALL EYES ON SHARON TATE (1966)
Himself
The Big Sur (1965)
Himself
Action on the Beach (1964)
Himself

Misc. Crew (Short)

A Statue for "The Sandpiper" (1965)
Acknowledgment

Life Events

1951

Writer and director for Gravel Films

1952

Formed Filmways production company (industrial and commercial films)

1962

First film as producer, "Boys' Night Out"

1972

Resigned from Filmways

Videos

Movie Clip

Ice Station Zebra (1968) - If You Must Have A Suspect British spy Jones (Patrick McGoohan), Russian defector Vaslov (Ernest Borgnine) and Commander Ferraday (Rock Hudson) discuss a submarine sabotage attempt in Ice Station Zebra, 1968, from the Alistair MacLean novel.
Ice Station Zebra (1968) - Now Now, Comrade! Commander Ferraday (Rock Hudson) surfaces to pick up Russian defector Vaslov (Ernest Borgnine), warmly greeted by British spy Jones (Patrick McGoohan) in John Sturges' Ice Station Zebra, 1968, from the Alistair MacLean novel.
Ice Station Zebra (1968) - I Measure An Officer's Weakness Commander Ferraday (Rock Hudson) has just met tough Marine captain Anders (Jim Brown), brought aboard his sub to command an untested combat team, taking over for junior Lt. Walker (Tony Bill), in writer Alistair MacLean’s Cold War espionage thriller Ice Station Zebra, 1968.
Sandpiper, The (1965) - Think Of All Those Renaissance Cats Big Sur artist and single mom Laura (Elizabeth Taylor) and friend Larry (James Edwards) are being rebuffed by gallery owner Ellie (Pamela Mason) when Hewitt (Richard Burton), priest and headmaster of the school where her son’s been sent, arrives with a generous attitude, in The Sandpiper< 1965.
Sandpiper, The (1965) - The Father Was Abandoned By Me The first meeting of principals Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in their first picture after Cleopatra, 1963, he’s the Episcopal priest headmaster of a California boarding school, she’s the free-spirited mother of a son sent there by a judge, Eva Marie Saint his wife, in The Sandpiper, 1965.
Sandpiper, The (1965) - It's Either That Or Reform School After the opening in which lightly-parented Big Sur resident Danny (Morgan Mason) shot a deer, he and his artist mother Laura (Elizabeth Taylor) are called before a local judge (Torin Thatcher), Vincente Minnelli directing, early in the Taylor and Richard Burton vehicle The Sandpiper, 1965.
Wheeler Dealers, The (1963) - Surprise Becomes You Wall Street firm boss Bear (Jim Backus) is setting up his token female stock analyst Molly Thatcher (Lee Remick) to fail so he can fire her when he gives her a new assignment, and she meets visiting Texan client Henry Tyroon (James Garner), in The Wheeler Dealers, 1963.
Wheeler Dealers, The (1963) - The Very Dear Pig Still not clear the extent to which Texan Henry (James Garner) is playing the rube, but plenty with New York stock analyst Molly (Lee Remick) and roommate (Patricia Crowley), before what's officially a business dinner, the Maitre'd (Marcel Hillaire) victimized, in producer Martin Ransohoff's The Wheeler Dealers, 1963.
Wheeler Dealers, The (1963) - I Don't Lose, Mr. Feinberg We don't quite know the game oil-man Henry Tyroon (James Garner) is playing, except that he's come from Texas to NYC to hustle up some funds, as he meets cabbie Feinberg (Robert Strauss) at then-Idlewild airport, early in The Wheeler Dealers, 1963, co-starring Lee Remick.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - The Sun's In My Eyes Melodie Johnson as rural Kentucky hotel operator Lizann is revealed here to be the romantic interest of Alan Alda, as bootlegger Son Martin, sharing news about revenuer Long (Patrick McGoohan) visiting from Louisville, checking out his still, and meeting ally Aaron (Joe Williams), in The Moonshine War, 1970, with profanity from Elmore Leonard's novel and screenplay.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - Pussyfoot Scientific Whiskey Expert The friendly approach, in 1932 rural Kentucky, Louisville booze boss Taulbee (Richard Widmark), with crooked fed Long (Patrick McGoohan), goon Dual (Lee Hazlewood) and moll Miley (Susanne Zenor) inquires with distiller Son (Alan Alda) about his sort-of secret giant whiskey stash, in The Moonshine War, 1970, from the Elmore Leonard novel.
Moonshine War, The (1970) - Get Out The Fruit Jars! Louisville crime boss Dr. Taulbee (Richard Widmark), with gunman Dual (Lee Hazlewood) and squeeze Miley (Susanne Zenor), brings increasingly nervous crooked federal agent Long (Patrick McGoohan) to meet freelance crook Boyd (Dick Peabody), his plan to hijack a big local whiskey stash starting to emerge, in The Moonshine War, 1970.

Trailer

Our Mother's House - (Original Trailer) Afraid of being separated, a family of children keep their mother's death a secret in Our Mother's House (1967) starring Dick Bogarde.
Wheeler Dealers, The - (Original Trailer) James Garner is a Texan oilman who shows the city slickers on Wall Street a thing or two about being one of The Wheeler Dealers (1963).
Loved One, The - (Original Trailer) Robert Morse heads an all-star cast in the bizarre comedy The Loved One (1965) based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Americanization of Emily, The - (Original Trailer) A British war widow (Julie Andrews) falls for an opportunistic American sailor (James Garner) during World War II.
Don't Make Waves - (Original Trailer) A swimming-pool salesman gets mixed up with beauty queens and body builders in Don't Make Waves (1967) starring Tony Curtis & Claudia Cardinale.
Cincinnati Kid, The - (Original Trailer) Card sharks try to deal with personal problems during a big game in New Orleans in The Cincinnati Kid (1965), starring Steve McQueen.
Fearless Vampire Killers, The - (Original Trailer) A bumbling professor tracks vampires in the wilds of Eastern Europe in Roman Polanski's horror-comedy The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967).
Ice Station Zebra -- (Original Trailer) A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship in Ice Station Zebra (1968), starring Rock Hudson & Jim Brown.
Eye of the Devil - (Original Trailer) A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret in Eye of the Devil (1966) starring David Niven and Deborah Kerr.
Save The Tiger - (Original Trailer) Jack Lemmon won a Best Actor Award portraying Harry Stoner, a clothing manufacturer at the end of his rope, in Save The Tiger (1973).

Family

Steve Ransohoff
Son
Film executive. Vice president, legal and business affair, Film Finances.

Companions

Joan Ransohoff
Wife

Bibliography