Albert Band

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Albert Band
Albert Band.jpg
Born Alfredo Antonnini
(1924-05-07)May 7, 1924
Paris, France
Died June 14, 2002(2002-06-14) (aged 78)
Los Angeles
Other names Artemio Antonini
Alfredo Antonini
Occupation Film producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1951–96
Spouse(s) Jacquelyn Richardson

Albert Band (May 7, 1924 – June 14, 2002) was an American film director and film producer. He was the son of artist Max Band, father of filmmaker Charles Band and of film composer Richard Band. He is the grandfather of Alex Band and Taryn Band.

Life and career[edit]

Band was born in Paris, France, the son of Bertha and Max Band, an artist. His mother was born in Russia and his father was from Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania.[1] He escaped from Paris to the United States with his family prior to the German Occupation. He graduated from Hollywood High School.

Interested in film, he became an apprentice at Warner Bros.[2] where he developed contacts eventually becoming an assistant director on John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, then adapting the story The Red Badge of Courage for Huston's film of the same name.

He made his debut as a producer and director in The Young Guns combining the two then popular genres of Westerns and Juvenile Delinquent films. In the late 1950s he moved to Europe producing a variety of films beginning in Sweden with Face of Fire based on another of Stephen Crane's stories, The Monster.





  • Trancers II (1991) .... Chili Man
    • ... aka Future Cop II
    • ... aka Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (USA: video box title)
    • ... aka Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death
  • Troll (1986) .... Older couple on TV
  • Tourist Trap (1979) (uncredited) .... Waxwork Grandfather
  • End of the World (1977) .... Awards Party Guest
  • The Red Badge of Courage (1951) (uncredited) .... Union Soldier Fording River
  • Specter of the Rose (1946) (uncredited) .... Man


  • She Came to the Valley (1979) (writer)
    • ... aka Texas in Flames
  • Auditions (1978) (writer)
  • Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire (1968) (writer)
    • ... aka A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
    • ... aka Dead or Alive
    • ... aka Dove vai ti ammazzo
    • ... aka Escondido
    • ... aka Outlaw Gun
  • I crudeli (1967) (story)
    • ... aka Hellbenders (USA)
    • ... aka Los despiadados (Spain)
    • ... aka The Cruel Ones (USA)
    • ... aka The Hellbenders (USA)
  • Gli uomini dal passo pesante (1965) (writer) (as Alfredo Antonini)
    • ... aka Les forcenés (France)
    • ... aka Showdown
    • ... aka The Tramplers (USA)
  • Massacro al Grande Canyon (1964) (writer)
    • ... aka Grand Canyon Massacre (USA)
    • ... aka I pascoli rossi (Italy)
    • ... aka Massacre at Grand Canyon (USA)
    • ... aka Red Pastures (USA)
  • Duello nel Texas (1963) (screenplay)
    • ... aka Gringo (Spain)
    • ... aka Gunfight at Red Sands (USA)
  • La leggenda di Enea (1962) (adaptation)
    • ... aka Conquérants héroiques (France)
    • ... aka The Avenger (USA)
    • ... aka The Last Glory of Troy (USA: TV title)
    • ... aka War of the Trojans (UK)
  • Face of Fire (1959) (writer)
    • ... aka Mannen utan ansikte (Sweden)
  • Footsteps in the Night (1957) (screenplay) (story)
  • The Red Badge of Courage (1951) (adaptation)



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Albert Band Interview Rausch, Andrew J.& Dequina, Michael Fifty Filmmakers: Conversations with Directors from Roger Avary to Steven Zaillian McFarland, 2008

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