Harry Joe Brown

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Harry Joe Brown
Born September 22, 1890
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died April 28, 1972
Palm Springs, California
Cause of death
heart attack
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Theatre and film producer and director

Harry Joe Brown (1890–1972) was an American film producer and supervisor who was also a theatre and film director.


Early life[edit]

Harry Joe Brown was born on September 22, 1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


As producer, he was notably involved in the fruitful partnership with director Budd Boetticher, actor Randolph Scott and screenwriter Burt Kennedy which generated a series of fine westerns between 1957 and 1960 (The Tall T, Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome, and Comanche Station) through a company he created with Randolph Scott which eventually assumed the name of The Ranown Pictures Corp.

He produced the American debut films of both Errol Flynn in Captain Blood and Sean Flynn in Son of Captain Blood.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Sally Eilers (1908–1978).[2] They resided in a mansion located at 625 Mountain drive in Beverly Hills, California.[2] It was designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built from 1937 to 1938 by O' Neal and Son.[2]


He died of a heart attack on April 28, 1972 in Palm Springs, California.


  1. ^ Stripes
  2. ^ a b c Victoria Talbot, 'Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission Splits 2 To 2 on Mountain Drive Landmark Vote', The Beverly Hills Courier, October 03, 2014, Vol. XXXXVIIII, No. 39, p. 4

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