William Goetz


Executive, Producer

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
March 24, 1903
Died
August 15, 1969
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Studio producer for Fox, 20th Century-Fox, International and Universal International, before turning independent in 1954 with William Goetz Productions....

Family & Companions

Edith Mayer
Wife
Daughter of Louis B Mayer; sister of Irene Mayer Selznick.

Biography

Studio producer for Fox, 20th Century-Fox, International and Universal International, before turning independent in 1954 with William Goetz Productions.

Filmography

 

Producer (Feature Film)

Assault on a Queen (1966)
Producer
Cry for Happy (1961)
Producer
The Mountain Road (1960)
Producer
Song Without End (1960)
Producer
They Came to Cordura (1959)
Producer
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Producer
Sayonara (1957)
Producer
The Man from Laramie (1955)
Producer
Temptation (1946)
Executive Producer
It's a Pleasure! (1945)
Executive Producer
Along Came Jones (1945)
Executive Producer
Lifeboat (1944)
Executive Producer
Dixie Dugan (1943)
Executive Producer
They Came to Blow Up America (1943)
Vice President in Charge of Studio Operations
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
Executive Producer
Chetniks! (1943)
Executive Producer
Coney Island (1943)
Executive Producer
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Executive Producer
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Executive Producer
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Executive Producer
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Executive Producer
Jitterbugs (1943)
Executive Producer
Margin for Error (1943)
Executive Producer
The Meanest Man in the World (1943)
Executive Producer
The Moon Is Down (1943)
Executive Producer
My Friend Flicka (1943)
Executive Producer
Over My Dead Body (1943)
Executive Producer
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Executive Producer
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Executive Producer
Time to Kill (1943)
Executive Producer
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Executive Producer
Crash Dive (1943)
Executive Producer
China Girl (1943)
Executive Producer
Bomber's Moon (1943)
Executive Producer
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
Executive Producer
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Executive Producer
The Undying Monster (1942)
Executive Producer
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Executive Producer
That Other Woman (1942)
Executive Producer
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Executive Producer
Iceland (1942)
Executive Producer
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
Executive Producer
Girl Trouble (1942)
Executive Producer
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942)
Executive Producer
Berlin Correspondent (1942)
Executive Producer
The Man in the Trunk (1942)
Executive Producer
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
Executive Producer
L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935)
Producteurs Associateiateiés [Associate prod]
Clive of India (1935)
Associate Producer
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
Associate Producer
Thanks a Million (1935)
Associate Producer
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
Associate Producer
The Call of the Wild (1935)
Associate Producer
Metropolitan (1935)
Associate Producer
Les Misérables (1935)
Associate Producer
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
Associate Producer
Gallant Lady (1934)
Associate Producer
Moulin Rouge (1934)
Associate Producer
Born to Be Bad (1934)
Associate Producer
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Associate Producer
The Mighty Barnum (1934)
Associate Producer
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Associate Producer
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Associate Producer
Looking for Trouble (1934)
Associate Producer
Blood Money (1933)
Associate Producer
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933)
Associate Producer
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)
Associate Producer
The Bowery (1933)
Associate Producer
No Marriage Ties (1933)
Associate Producer
Stepping Sisters (1932)
Associate Producer
Careless Lady (1932)
Associate Producer
The Cisco Kid (1931)
Associate Producer
Good Sport (1931)
Associate Producer
Heartbreak (1931)
Associate Producer
Annabelle's Affairs (1931)
Associate Producer
La gran jornada (1931)
Supervisor
El último de los Vargas (1930)
Supervisión de [Supervisor]

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Cry for Happy (1961)
Company
The Brothers Rico (1957)
Company
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Company
Jane Eyre (1944)
Company
Claudia (1943)
Company
The Gang's All Here (1943)
Company
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Company
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Company

Cinematography (Special)

1988 Summer Olympic Games (1988)
Camera Operator

Life Events

1930

Associate producer Fox

1933

Vice president 20th Century Fox

1942

Elected to board of directors 20th Century Fox

1946

Head of production Universal International

1954

Formed William Goetz Productions

Videos

Movie Clip

Assault On A Queen - She Walks Well Grizzled boatmen Mark (Frank Sinatra) and Linc (Errol John) receive huckster Rossiter (Tony Franciosa) and girlfriend Rosa (Virna Lisi), who had a deep-sea diver die while working for them, early in Assault On A Queen, 1966.
Sayonara (1957) - I Told President Truman Southerner and Air Force pilot Gruver (Marlon Brando), arrived in Japan from Korea, and Marine Captain Bailey (James Garner) have just bonded, observing kabuki dancers especially Hana-Ogi (Miiko Taka), in Joshua Logan's Sayonara, 1957, from James Michener's novel.
Sayonara (1957) - The Air Force Is Not Responsible Airman Kelly (Red Buttons) marries native Japanese Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki), witnessed by Gruver (Marlon Brando), who had initially disapproved, and officiated by the consul (Harlan Wade) in post-war Japan, in Sayonara, 1957, from James Michener's novel.
My Friend Flicka (1942) - Losing And Busting And Forgetting Opening the Twentieth Century-Fox adaptation of the then-current popular novel by Mary O’Hara, rancher Rob (Preston Foster), daughter Hildy (Diana Hale) and hand Gus (James Bell) discover the latest trouble wrought by (inexplicably English) son Ken (Roddy McDowall), in My Friend Flicka, 1942.
My Friend Flicka (1942) - I Didn't Mean To Scare Them Big horse action on location in Wyoming where the original novel by Mary O’Hara was set, rancher Rob (Preston Foster) and hired man Gus (James Bell) are bringing in the herd when accident-prone son Ken (Roddy McDowall) causes a minor avalanche, and meets a colt, in My Friend Flicka, 1942.
My Friend Flicka (1942) - Rocket's Loco On their Wyoming ranch, checking damage done by a mountain lion, rancher Rob (Preston Foster), with hired Gus (James Bell), has reluctantly promised a horse to his sort-of hapless son Ken (Roddy McDowall), who makes a challenging choice, in My Friend Flicka, 1942.
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - Any Friend Of My Wife's Bringing accidentally-shot pal Art (Henry Morgan) back to a posse they've reluctantly joined, Gil (Henry Fonda) is surprised to run into his ex-girl (Mary Beth Hughes) and her wealthy new husband (George Meeker), in William A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - So He Speaks American! Waiting to be hanged at dawn, accused killer Morez (Anthony Quinn) attempts an escape, then exhibits unexpected grit and language skills, conversing with Judge Tyler (Matt Briggs), "Ma" Grier (Jane Darwell) and others in Willian A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - That Leaves You Five Choices Cowhands Gil (Henry Fonda) and Art (Henry Morgan) ride into a Nevada town after the winter roundup and have a testy encounter with bartender Darby (Victor Kilian), opening William A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943) - The Law's Slow And Careless Martin (Dana Andrews), questioned by Major Tetley (Frank Conroy) and other members of the posse-or-lynch-mob, discovers he's suspected of murder, Gil (Henry Fonda) offering some defense, in Wiliam A. Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943.
Springtime In The Rockies - Is That Harry James Solid? Harry James and his band, fine Helen Forrest vocal to I Had The Craziest Dream, and a nutty sign-off by Iron Eyes Cody and brother J.W., as the scene shifts west in 20th Century Fox's hit Springtime In The Rockies, 1942.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) - I'd Take You Right Away Grandfather Van Cleve (Charles Coburn) takes the initiative as the prospective in-laws (Marjorie Main, Eugene Palette) and bride (Gene Tierney) of square nephew Albert (Allyn Joslyn) arrive at a birthday party for panicked Henry (Don Ameche), in Ernst Lubitsch's Heaven Can Wait, 1943.

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Family

Judy Shepherd
Daughter
Survived him; died in January 1996 of cancer; formerly married to producer Richard Shepherd.

Companions

Edith Mayer
Wife
Daughter of Louis B Mayer; sister of Irene Mayer Selznick.

Bibliography