Top Ten Collaborators - Dead Reckoning

by milam_ogden | created - 15 Jan 2014 | updated - 15 Jan 2014 | Public

This classic film noir was released on January 16h, 1947, I was three years old. Here are the 10 major collaborators who contributed to the creation and production of this film. It is one of my favorite Bogart vehicles.

1. Gerald Drayson Adams

Writer | Kissin' Cousins

A former business executive and literary agent who was educated at Oxford University in England, Gerald Drayson Adams began writing for the screen in the mid-1940s. He wrote mostly second features, specializing in action/adventure and western films, and ended his career with an Elvis Presley ...

Wrote the original story

2. John Cromwell

Director | The Prisoner of Zenda

Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared ...

Directed this film from Columbia Pictures

3. Steve Fisher

Writer | Destination Tokyo

His son Michael Robert Fisher (1940-2009), was a script writer and TV producer.

Wrote the screenplay for this film

4. Leo Tover

Cinematographer | The Day the Earth Stood Still

One of the foremost cinematographers of the 1940's and 50's, Tover's work can be seen in some of the most important films of his genre, including The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Heiress, The Snake Pit, The Sun Also Rises, and Blue Denim.

Cinematographer for this movie

5. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

6. Lizabeth Scott

Actress | Too Late for Tears

Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...

7. Morris Carnovsky

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Morris Carnovsky was one of the more prominent victims of the Hollywood blacklist, being named as a Communist party member by both Elia Kazan -- the most infamous of the informers who sang before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the era blacklistee Lillian Hellman called the "Scoundrel...

8. Marvin Miller

Actor | Dead Reckoning

Beginning in radio in St. Louis, Miller used his rich baritone voice to forge a successful career in that medium as well as in movies, on television, on stage, and as a recording artist. He is probably best remembered for his role as Michael Anthony, the man who passed out a weekly check, on the TV...

9. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...

10. Charles Cane

Actor | The Killing

Charles Cane was born on April 18, 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Charles Cannefax. He was an actor, known for The Killing (1956), Dead Reckoning (1947) and The Kid from Brooklyn (1946). He died on November 30, 1973 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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