Robert Mintz

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Robert Mintz
Born (1897-04-04)4 April 1897
New York City
Died May 9, 1971 (age 74)
New York City
Nationality US
Occupation film producer
Known for work with Frank Buck
Spouse(s) Hannah Mintz

Robert Mintz (4 April 1897 – 9 May 1971) was a producer of the Frank Buck film serial Jungle Menace.[1]

Early years[edit]

Robert Mintz was the son of Aaron Mintz, a men's clothing merchant, and Ray Mintz, Russian immigrants. He was born and grew up in New York City.

Career[edit]

In 1934, Mintz’s company, Exploitation Pictures, produced the Exploitation film Enlighten Thy Daughter (alternate title Blind Fools), starring Claire Whitney and Charles Eaton.[2] At the same time Mintz formed a partnership with Louis Weiss to film direct adaptations of Broadway productions.[3] Two of their films were Drums O' Voodoo (1934) and Before Morning.

Work with Frank Buck[edit]

In 1937, Mintz and Weiss produced the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.

Later life[edit]

Mintz worked as a theater manager, according to the 1940 US Census. He died in New York City aged 74.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0. [not in citation given]
  2. ^ Eric Schaefer. "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": a history of exploitation films, 1919-1959. Duke University Press 1999 p 353
  3. ^ Richard Koszarski. Hollywood on the Hudson: film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. Rutgers University Press. 2008 p 302