Abby Mann
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United Artists
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Frank Capra
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Anatole Litvak
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Heinz Ruhmann
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Marlene Dietrich
(Movies & TV)

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Stanley Kramer

Knowledge Identifier: +Stanley_Kramer


Stanley Kramer

American film director and producer, responsible for making many of Hollywood's most famous [GUI]message movies[GUI], and becoming one of the nation's most respected filmmakers add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (66%), Germany (8%), California (8%)

Main connections: Abby Mann, On the Beach (1959 film), United Artists

Linked to: Communist Party, American Film Institute, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios




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Stanley Kramer was born in 1913 add something


Partly because it was the first film that touched the subject since the 1920s silent era add something


The film, an adaptation of the play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, was a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Trial, which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school in Tennessee add something


Like lots of kids in the 1930s, I wanted to right all the wrongs of mankind add something


He graduated in 1933 at the age of nineteen with a degree in business administration add something


It takes place on board a passenger liner returning to Germany in 1933, during the rise of Nazism add something


He was drafted into the Army in 1943, during World War II, where he helped make training films with the Signal Corps in New York, along with other Hollywood filmmakers including Frank Capra and Anatole Litvak add something


Film historian Jeremy Byman writes that up until 1946 studios were selling movie tickets at record numbers, but the entire film industry fell into "a financial abyss," with ticket sales falling 75 percent during the following years add something


Kramer therefore decided to create an independent production company, Screen Plays Inc. in 1947 add something


Henry Morgan (comedian) - Morgan made one movie in which he had the lead role, producer Stanley Kramer's sophisticated comedy "'So This Is New York"' , which featured Arnold Stang and was loosely based upon Ring Lardner's 1920 novel "The Big Town"


In 1950, his renamed Stanley Kramer Company produced "The Men", which featured Marlon Brando's screen debut, in a drama about paraplegic war veterans add something


In 1951, Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn offered Kramer's company an opportunity to form a production unit working with his studio add something


Harry Brown (writer) - It was later filmed by Stanley Kramer under the title "Eight Iron Men" with a different cast of Bonar Colleano, Lee Marvin, and Arthur Franz in 1952, was a 1961 television production with Peter Falk, Robert Lansing, and Sal Mineo directed by Seymour Robbie


In 1953 Cohn and Kramer agreed to terminate the five-year, 20-film contract Kramer had signed add something


Robert Mitchum - Stanley Kramer's melodrama Not as a Stranger though, released in 1955, was a box office hit for Mitchum.


Grant Taylor (actor) - In 1959 Taylor appeared in a brief role in Stanley Kramer's "On the Beach"


On the Beach (1959 film) - "'On the Beach"' is a 1959 American black-and-white post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins


In the 1960s Kramer blamed the growing "youth culture" with having changed the "artistic landscape" as he remembered it from his own youth add something


Kramer's was the first star to be completed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 28, 1960 add something


In 1961 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award add something


Abby Mann - Stanley Kramer directed the 1961 film adaptation, for which Mann received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay


In 1963 he was a member of the jury at the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival add something


United Artists - In 1963 United Artists released two Stanley Kramer films, the epic comedy "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and the drama "A Child is Waiting"


Heinz Ruhmann - In 1965, R├╝hmann was brought to Hollywood by producer Stanley Kramer for a supporting role in his all-star movie "Ship of Fools"


After a string of unsuccessful productions in the 1970s, he retired from films add something


Barry Robins - He was best known for his leading role as Cotton in Stanley Kramer's 1971 movie, "Bless the Beasts and Children"


In the 1980s Kramer retired to Bellevue, Washington, and wrote a column on movies for the "Seattle Times" from 1980-1996 add something


In 1998 was awarded the first NAACP Vanguard award "in recognition of the strong social themes that ran through his body of work add something

Stanley Kramer died in 2001 add something


He died on February 19, 2001, in Los Angeles, aged 87, after contracting pneumonia add something


Marthe Keller - In 2001, Keller appeared in an all-star Broadway adaptation of Abby Mann's play "Judgment at Nuremberg," directed by John Tillinger, as Mrs. Bertholt, in the role played by Marlene Dietrich in the 1961 Stanley Kramer film version


High Noon - According to the 2002 documentary "Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents", written, produced, and directed by Lionel Chetwynd, Foreman's role in the creation and production of "High Noon" has over the years been unfairly downplayed in favor of Foreman's former partner and producer, Stanley Kramer


Membership Directory, 2010, Pi Lambda Phi Inc. and wrote a weekly column for the "Medley" newspaper add something


His friend, Kevin Spacey, during his acceptance speech at the 2015 Golden Globes, honored Kramer's work, calling him "one of the great filmmakers of all time add something