Pine-Thomas Productions was the prolific B-picture unit of Paramount Pictures from 1940-1957, producing 81 films. Co-producers William H. Pine (15 February 1896-29 April 1955) and William C. Thomas (11 August 1903-2 April 1984) were known as the "Dollar Bills" because none of their economically made films ever lost money.
In 1957 Pine-Thomas moved from Paramount to United Artists and continued with their films. Thomas produced three more films in the late 1970s.
^Dick, Bernard F. (2001). Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood, University Press of Kentucky, p. 33
^JOHN PAYNE--the Star Who Likes People: When He Isn't Making a Picture He's Out Meeting the Public and Winning Friends for Hollywood and for Himself Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] 14 Sep 1952: c2.