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Samuel Goldwyn

Film Producer
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Net worth 2018: $400,000
Residence: Warsaw
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 August 1879
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: January 31, 1974

Samuel Goldwyn was bornon 17 August 1879 in Warsaw, American, is Film Producer. Samuel Goldwyn was one of the leading film producers of America. Starting his career as a salesman in a glove making company he rose to become one of the most well-known names in the history of Hollywood. The company he established along with Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille produced the first feature length film. Later he moved on to lay the groundwork for two well-known production houses; the Paramount and the MGM. However, Goldwyn was not very comfortable in working with others. That is why he decided to become an independent producer and established Samuel Goldwyn Productions. It was a production only unit, which released many successful films in its 36 years of existence and Samuel Goldwyn was its sole proprietor. He had a penchant for perfection and knew what he wanted. Consequently, he often bullied his co workers into rewriting, re-cutting or even re-casting the films. Moreover, he had an eye for spotting talents and had worked with many well-known names in the Hollywood film industry. Many of his films are remembered still today.


It was released in 1959; but it did not do as well as Goldwyn had expected


’The Best Years of Our Lives’, produced in 1946, was hailed as a masterpiece by New York Times


‘Wuthering Heights’, released in1939, was awarded the Best Film by New York Film Critic Circle


‘Dead End’, produced in 1937 and ‘The Little Foxes’, produced in 1941 are two more critically acclaimed films, which received multiple Oscar nominations, but failed to get any award


Dodsworth’, produced in 1936, was declared one of the top ten films produced in that year by New York Times


The film was directed by Otto Preminger and was based on a 1935 opera of the same name


’Arrowsmith’, directed by John Ford and released in1931, was one of the first major work of Samuel Goldwyn


It opened successfully at Baltimore in September, 1923


In 1922, Samuel Goldwyn left Goldwyn Pictures due to personal clashes


Goldwyn Pictures did considerably well and in 1918, it shifted its base to Culver City


In 1916, Samuel, who was until then known as Goldfish, partnered with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn to create a new movie making enterprise called Goldwyn Pictures Corporation


In January 1899, Samuel reached New York and took up a job at a glove making factory at Gloversville


Accordingly, he reached Nova Scotia in 1898; but the United States was his real target

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