Top Ten Collaborators - The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

by milam_ogden | created - 09 May 2014 | updated - 09 May 2014 | Public

An Adaptation of Raymond Chandler's High Window was released by 20th Century Fox in 1947. Here are the top 10 collaborators involved in bringing this material to the screen.

1. Raymond Chandler

Writer | Double Indemnity

An American novelist, writer of crime fiction featuring the private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond (Thornton) Chandler was born in Chicago of an American father and an Anglo-Irish mother. He moved to England when his parents divorced. He attended Dulwich College and studied languages in France ...

wrote the original story - The High Window

2. John Brahm

Director | The Twilight Zone

The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German ...

asked to direct by 20th Century Fox

3. Dorothy Bennett

Writer | Always in My Heart

Grew up in Detroit. Took night school classes in playwriting. Worked in the advertising department of Hudson's Department Store in Detroit. Moved to New York and wrote the play "Fly Away Home". When the play was going to be made into a movie she decided to move to Los Angeles. Met her future ...

assisted by Leonard Praskins

4. David Buttolph

Composer | Crash Dive

Prolific screen composer, arranger, and conductor, educated at Juillard and the Academie fur Musik in Vienna. He played in night clubs in Vienna and Munich from 1923 to 1926, then was an opera coach in Munich, 1926-1927. In 1927 he conducted for NBC, and then became music director for WGY in ...

behind the music for Brasher Doubloon

director of photography

6. George Montgomery

Actor | Samar

George Montgomery was boxing champion at the University of Montana where he majored in architecture and interior design. Dropping out a year later he decided to take up boxing more seriously. He moved to California where he was coached by ex-heavyweight world champion James J. Jeffries. While in ...

played lead character - Philip Marlowe with a mustache

7. Nancy Guild

Actress | Somewhere in the Night

Movie and television actress Nancy Guild was a contract player at 20th Century-Fox, which reminded the public that her surname "rhymes with wild" after she was signed to a seven-year contract in 1946. The studio bosses must have changed their mind how they would position her as she typically played...

played female lead - Merle Davis

8. Roy Roberts

Actor | Chinatown

Veteran character player Roy Roberts proudly claimed over 900 performances in a 40-year career. He might not have been known necessarily by name, but the face was distinct and obviously familiar. The prototype of the steely executive, the no-nonsense mayor, the assured banker, the stentorian leader...

played a police lieutenant

9. Conrad Janis

Actor | The Cable Guy

Conrad Janis was born on February 11, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Conrad Janowitz. He is an actor and director, known for The Cable Guy (1996), Airport 1975 (1974) and Bad Blood (2012). He has been married to Maria Grimm since November 30, 1987. He was previously married to Ronda Copland...

played Leslie Murdock

10. Marvin Miller

Actor | Deadline at Dawn

After graduating from high school in St. Louis, Missouri, Miller attended that city's Washington University, where he was a member of the dramatic and musical comedy groups. He played in the band, edited the school newspaper, and started his professional career in radio, making his debut in his ...

played Vince Blair



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