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Independent Producers


Founded in 1950 by a pre-Bond Cubby Broccoli and Polish director Irving Allen, initially turning out derring-do such as Cockleshell Heroes and the now rather dated Alan Ladd whaling romp Hell Below Zero, it became highly successful producing mainly for the Columbia stable. Such multifarious titles as cold war mutation horror The Gamma People, exotic Victor Mature adventures Safari and Zarak, fun Jack Palance/Anthony Newley/Sid James diamond smuggler The Man Inside and the acclaimed Trials of Oscar Wilde were produced at a rate of knots up until the early ’60s, when Bond became a Broccoli priority. The company last touched silver screen glory by part-funding The Day of the Jackal.

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