William Alland


Producer
William Alland

About

Also Known As
William Leon Alland
Birth Place
Delmar, Delaware, USA
Born
March 04, 1916
Died
November 10, 1997
Cause of Death
Complications From Heart Disease

Biography

A member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater, Alland played the inquiring reporter in "Citizen Kane" (1941) before turning to producing....

Biography

A member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater, Alland played the inquiring reporter in "Citizen Kane" (1941) before turning to producing.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Look In Any Window (1961)
Director
Macbeth (1948)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

F for Fake (1973)
Macbeth (1948)
Second Murderer
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
Reporter
Riffraff (1947)
Trumpie
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
Reporter
All That Money Can Buy (1941)
Guide
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
Newsreel announcer
Citizen Kane (1941)
Jerry Thompson/Narrator of "News on the March"

Writer (Feature Film)

The Lively Set (1964)
Story
As Young as We Are (1958)
Based on a Story by
The Party Crashers (1958)
From a story by
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Story
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Story
The Lawless Breed (1953)
Story
Flesh and Fury (1952)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

The Rare Breed (1966)
Producer
The Lively Set (1964)
Producer
Look In Any Window (1961)
Producer
The Colossus of New York (1958)
Producer
The Space Children (1958)
Producer
As Young as We Are (1958)
Producer
The Party Crashers (1958)
Producer
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)
Producer
Raw Wind in Eden (1958)
Producer
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Producer
Gun for a Coward (1957)
Producer
The Land Unknown (1957)
Producer
The Mole People (1956)
Producer
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Producer
This Island Earth (1955)
Producer
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
Producer
Tarantula (1955)
Producer
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Producer
Johnny Dark (1954)
Producer
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Producer
Four Guns to the Border (1954)
Producer
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Producer
The Lawless Breed (1953)
Producer
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Producer
The Stand at Apache River (1953)
Producer
The Raiders (1952)
Producer
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
Associate Producer
The Black Castle (1952)
Producer
Cave of Outlaws (1951)
Associate Producer
Citizen Kane (1941)
Welles's staff

Editing (Feature Film)

Cave of Outlaws (1951)
Film Editor

Production Companies (Feature Film)

As Young as We Are (1958)
Company

Cast (Special)

The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

Life Events

1941

Film acting debut (also dialogue director), "Citizen Kane"

1941

Served in US Air Force during World War II

1952

Produced for Universal Pictures; first film as producer, "The Black Castle"

1959

Produced first TV show, "World of Giants"

1961

Sole directing credit (also producer), "Look in Any Window"

1973

Returned to acting with feature, "Verites et Mesonges"

Videos

Movie Clip

It Came From Outer Space (1953) - It's A Nice Town Richard Carlson narrates about his fictional town, working from writer Ray Bradbury’s only original material ever written for a movie, introducing himself and Barbara Rush, with many shots, including a big meteor, created for the original 3-D exhibition, opening It Came From Outer Space,1953.
It Came From Outer Space (1953) - Like Nothing We've Ever Seen First to the scene of the meteor impact, writer and amateur astronomer John (Richard Carlson) has told his gal Ellen and chopper pilot Pete (Barbara Rush, Dave Willock) to hang back, as he gets a good look at more effects designed for the 3-D feature, from a Ray Bradbury story, in It Came From Outer Space,1953.
It Came From Outer Space (1953) - The Desert Can Kill John (Richard Carlson) is getting public mockery and sympathy from only girlfriend Ellen (Barbara Rush) for his claims that he found a spaceship in the meteor crater now covered by an avalanche, stopping by a tree that spooked them the night before, with a trace of the alien’s trail, in It Came From Outer Space,1953.
It Came From Outer Space (1953) - The Wind Gets In The Wires Not far from the site where the meteor landed, and where we know he really did see a spaceship, John (Richard Carlson) and girlfriend Ellen (Barbara Rush) visit with friendly electrical linemen George and Frank (Russell Johnson, Joe Sawyer), sharing more insight from the original Ray Bradbury story, in It Came From Outer Space,1953.
Tarantula (1955) - Some Of These Big Brains Sheriff Andrews (Nestor Paiva) has persuaded M.D. Matt Hastings (John Agar) he needs to see a body found in the Arizona desert, soon identified by Prof. Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), early in Tarantula, 1955.
Tarantula (1955) - Graduate Work In Biology Just introducing themselves after she's hitched a ride from town, Arizona doctor Matt (John Agar) has news for grad student "Steve" (Mara Corday), neither knowing of the weird work her new employer Deemer (Leo G. Carroll) is up to, in Tarantula, 1955.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) - Miracle Of Life Quick transit from the widest frame of reference to an improbable dig in Brazil, the opening narration from director Jack Arnold's Creature From The Black Lagoon, 1954, Antonio Moreno as Dr. Maia, also starring Richard Carlson and Julia Adams.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) - This Lungfish Dr. Maia (Antonio Moreno) shows off the strange hand he found in Brazil, David (Richard Carlson) sensing the opportunity, his boss Mark (Richard Denning) considering, researcher Kay (Julia Adams) in support, as Luis (Rodd Redwing) finds trouble back at the site, early in Creature From The Black Lagoon, 1954.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) - Crazy Kind Of Fishing As the music indicates, a scene at first focused on marine biologist Kay (Julia Adams) in her swimsuit suddenly reveals the title beast (swimmer Ricou Browning in the outfit), scientist boyfriend David (Richard Carlson) involved later, in Creature From The Black Lagoon, 1954.
F For Fake (1973) - A Film About Trickery Orson Welles directs and performs his opening, the film begun with French documentarian Francois Reichenbach for the BBC, and the briefest introduction of his elusive subjects Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving, in F For Fake, 1973.
F For Fake (1973) - Introducing Oja Kodar Prurient and fascinating, music by Michel Legrand, Orson Welles and his cameras committing mischief in Paris, entirely a digression from the broader subject of art and forgery, with an appearance by Laurence Harvey, in the high-brow documentary F For Fake, 1973.
Citizen Kane (1941) - Like Any Other Marriage Now-retired Leland (Joseph Cotten) leads his interviewer into another famous flourish by writer, producer, director and title character Orson Welles, covering his first marriage to Emily (Ruth Warrick) in Citizen Kane, 1941.

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