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William H. Pine
Birth: Feb. 15, 1896
Death: Apr. 29, 1955

Motion Picture Producer. Along with his business partner, William C. Thomas (1903-1984), he founded the Pine-Thomas Organization, an independent studio producing B pictures for release by Paramount. The two men got the nickname "Dollar Bills" because their films were so inexpensively made they never lost money. Pine-Thomas turned out over 80 features between 1941 and 1955, mostly crime dramas, westerns, and action flicks. They include such titles as "I Live on Danger" (1942), "High Explosive" (1943), "Take It Big" (1944), "Scared Stiff" (1945), "Tokyo Rose" (1946), "They Made Me a Killer" (1946), "Danger Street" (1947), "Caged Fury" (1948), "Manhandled" (1949), "Spread Eagle" (1950), "The Last Outpost" (1951), "The Blazing Forest" (1952), "Tropic Zone" (1953), "Run for Cover" (1955), and "Hell's Island" (1955). Pine also dabbled in directing and his World War II documentary "The Price of Victory" (1942) was nominated for an Academy Award. A Los Angeles native, Pine graduated from Columbia University. During the 1930s he was head of publicity at Paramount and served as associate producer on director Cecil B. DeMille's films. Although Pine-Thomas generated small but steady profits throughout it's short history, they made no outstanding movies and the company folded immediately after Pine's death. Apart from a comeback attempt in the late 1970s, William C. Thomas vanished as a producer. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Beth Olam Mausoleum, Corridor M-9, Crypt 2473
 
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Dec 04, 2005
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