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Encyclopedia > Robert Bassler

Robert Bassler (1903 - 1975) started his film career off in the late 20s as an editor, becoming a producer in 1942, with his first film, the Rita Hayworth musicalMy Gal Sal”. His credits include several controversial films: 1948’s “The Snake Pit” which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Film was a shocking expose of conditions in a mental asylum; and “Suddenly” in 1954 was a stark assassination thriller which was alleged to have influenced Lee Harvey Oswald. On a less contentious note, one of his last films, which he executive produced in 1955 was “Gentlemen Marry Brunettes”. 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Film editing, also called montage, is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and the subsequent connecting of sequences to form an entire movie. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Rita Hayworth The Love Goddess Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and English descent who reached fame during the 1940s as one of the eras leading sex symbols. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... My Gal Sal was a 1942 20th Century Fox musical starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. ... The Snake Pit is a 1948 film which tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum, and cant remember how she got there. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... Suddenly is a 1954 film starring antagonist Frank Sinatra, sheriff Sterling Hayden, grandpa James Gleason, and mother Nancy Gates. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Assassin and Targeted killing redirect here. ... Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to four United States government investigations, responsible for the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) was a splashy musical movie based on a work by Anita Loos, author of the novel and play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which had been turned into a smash film with Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe two years before. ...


 
 

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