Elliott Kastner

Elliott Kastner

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 30 Jun 2010 (aged 80)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 54496623 · View Source
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Motion Picture Producer. He produced more than 60 feature films, working mainly as an independent. Kastner is probably best known for his adaptations of three Raymond Chandler mysteries, featuring the hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe: "The Long Goodbye" (1973), "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975) and "The Big Sleep" (1978). The latter two starred Robert Mitchum as Marlowe. Born in New York City, Kastner attended the University of Miami and Columbia University before serving in the US Army European Command. He then began his career in the mail room of the William Morris Agency in New York, where he gradually became a talent scout, and moved to California in 1959 to work at MCA, advancing to vice president at Universal Studios. He turned producer in the mid-1960s, debuting with "Bus Riley's Back in Town" (1965), and continued with such credits as "Harper" (1966), "The Bobo" (1967), "Where Eagles Dare" (1968), "Villain" (1971), "Breakheart Pass" (1975), "The Missouri Breaks" (1976) and "Oxford Blues" (1984), among others. He died from cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Added: 4 Jul 2010
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