William Dozier


Biography

William Dozier was a producer and actor best known for helping the classic 1960s series, "Batman," become one of television's all-time campiest shows. Dozier got his start in the world of film as he and his then-wife, actress Joan Fontaine, co-founded the company Rampart Productions, which was responsible for the 1948 film "Letter from an Unknown Woman." By the early 1950s, Dozier had ma...

Biography

William Dozier was a producer and actor best known for helping the classic 1960s series, "Batman," become one of television's all-time campiest shows. Dozier got his start in the world of film as he and his then-wife, actress Joan Fontaine, co-founded the company Rampart Productions, which was responsible for the 1948 film "Letter from an Unknown Woman." By the early 1950s, Dozier had married another actress, Ann Rutherford, and began working in the television industry, with his first notable contribution being executive producer for over 50 episodes of "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers." But it would be during the 1960s that Dozier would do his best work, as he served as executive producer for two of the eras most beloved action-adventure series, "Batman" and "The Green Hornet." On both shows, Dozier served in an uncredited role as the smooth-voiced, perpetually excitable narrator. However, Dozier abruptly retired in the late 1960s, with his last credit a producer's role on the 1969 crime caper "The Big Bounce."

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Back From Eternity (1956) - In The Base Of The Skull The stewardess (Adele Mara) visits gangster-escorting-child Jesse White, the professor and his wife (Cameron Prud’homme, Beulah Bondi) who converse with convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger), who seems cheery considering he’s traveling for his execution, his bounty hunter (Fred Clark) tolerant, as pilots (Keith Andes, Robert Ryan) cope with big weather problems, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Place Called Boca Grande Meant to be dazzling introduction of Anita Ekberg (as probably-hooker "Rena"), getting bounced from Las Vegas by probably-pimp Paul (Tris Coffin), launching events in John Farrow's Back From Eternity, 1956.
Harriet Craig (1950) - A Different Approach With Each Girl Innocent Clare (K.T. Stevens), who lives-with and works-for her cousin (Joan Crawford, title character) with beau Wes (William Bishop), who works for Joan’s husband, quite sincere until she interrupts, dismissing him, then sharing a wholly fabricated secret about his intentions, in Harriet Craig, 1950.
Harriet Craig (1950) - Perhaps I'd Better Not Hear Title character Joan Crawford is upstairs now, having observed rather a mess downstairs, surprising her husband Wendell Corey, after returning early from a trip because of her (unfounded) suspicions about his activities, in Harriet Craig, 1950, from the 1925 Pulitzer Prize play by George Kelly.
Harriet Craig (1950) - Mrs. Craig Must Be So Upset! Director Vincent Sherman delivers bedlam and power relations in the opening, K.T. Stevens as cousin-cum-assistant Clare manages staff and visitors (Ellen Corby, Viola Roache, Fiona O’Shiel) while title character Joan Crawford supervises husband Wendell Corey, in Harriet Craig, 1950.
Harriet Craig (1950) - You Know About My Father? After a visit with her increasingly unwell mother, Joan Crawford (title character) consults with her cousin-assistant (K.T. Stevens), then with the doctor (Katharine Warren), providing some background, then grows suspicious and decides to travel home to surprise her husband, in Harriet Craig, 1950.

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