Aubrey Schenck

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Aubrey Schenck
Born August 26, 1908
New York
Died April 14, 1999
Murrieta, Riverside, California
Occupation movie producer

Aubrey Schenck (August 26, 1908 – April 14, 1999) was a film producer from the 1940s through the 1970s.


He was the son of George Schenck, a Russian immigrant theatrical manager, and Mary Schenck, according to the 1910 US Census.

In the 1930s, Aubrey Schenck, a nephew of Joseph and Nicholas Schenck, had graduated from Boys High School (Brooklyn) and Cornell University and was a practicing attorney in New York City. He wrote a story and submitted it to 20th Century Fox, with whom he had business and legal connections, and they agreed to let him produce it.[citation needed] The film, Shock! (1946) starring Vincent Price, was a moderate success and launched Schenck's career as a movie producer.

Later he worked with Eagle-Lion Films and independent productions. When Eagle-Lion was merged into United Artists, Schenck started his own production company Bel-Air Productions producing a variety of action films as second features for UA. Other films made by Schenck include Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Ambush Bay and Kill a Dragon. He also co-produced a 1961 syndicated television series, Miami Undercover, for Ziv-United Artists.

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