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Irving Lerner

Irving Lerner

Birthdate: March 7, 1909

Deathdate: December 25, 1976

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Irving Lerner (7 March 1909, New York City - 25 December 1976, Los Angeles) Before becoming a filmmaker, Lerner was a research editor for Columbia University's Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, getting his start in film by making documentaries for the anthropology department. He then made films for the Rockefeller Foundation and other academic institutions, later becoming a ... ...detailed bio


New York, New York (1977)

The story opens on V-J Day in 1945. A massive celebration in a New York City nightclub is underway, music provided by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. While there Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro), a selfish and smooth-talking saxophone player, meets Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli), a small-time singer. Fra...

The River Niger (1976)

Johnny Williams (James Earl Jones) is a working house painter and amateur poet who is trying to live in a contemporary ghetto in Watts, Los Angeles, California. Though he is trying to provide for his almost stable family, times are hard. Johnny's main pride and joy, his son Jeff (played by Glynn ...

Steppenwolf (1974)

Steppenwolf is a 1974 film adaptation of Hermann Hesse's 1928 novel of the same name. The film made heavy use of visual special effects that were cutting-edge at the time of its release. It follows the adventures of a "half man-half animal" individual named Harry Haller, who in the Germany of the...

A Town Called Hell (1971)

A group of Mexican revolutionaries murders a town priest and a number of his christian followers. Ten years later, a widow arrives in town intent to take revenge from her husband's killers.

Custer of the West (1968)

With no better offers to be had, famous American Civil War upstart officer George Armstrong Custer takes over the Western Cavalry maintaining the peace in the Dakotas. He soon learns that the U.S. treaties are a sham, that Indian lands are being stolen and every excuse for driving them off their ...

Spartacus (1960)

In the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. One of these, a proud and gifted man named Spartacus, is so uncooperative in his servitude that he is sentenced to fight as a gladiator. He is trained at a school run by the unctuous Roma...

City of Fear (1959)

An escaped convict, heading to Los Angeles, has gotten hold of a canister of a radioactive powder known as *Cobalt-60*, a substance dangerous enough to kill everyone in the city. What he doesn't know is that exposure to the element is slowly killing him, and the authorities must find him and the ...

Murder by Contract (1958)

Murder by Contract is a 1958 film noir directed by Irving Lerner. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Ben Maddow did uncredited work on the film. Centering around an existentialist hit man assigned to kill a woman, the film is often praised for its spare style and peculiar sense of cool. Though ...

Edge of Fury (1958)

Michael Higgins plays an outwardly charming young man who befriends Doris Fesette and her two daughters, Jean Allison and Lois Holmes. The family is vacationing in a British resort town, next door to an unoccupied cottage. Higgins sweet talks his way into renting the cottage, so that he may drop ...