James B. Harris

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James B. Harris (born August 3, 1928) is an American film screenwriter, producer, and director. He was born in New York City. Harris attended the Juilliard School[1] before entering the film industry. He worked with film director Stanley Kubrick as a producer on The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), and Lolita (1962). Harris' directorial debut was the Cold War thriller The Bedford Incident (1965). He also directed the actor James Woods in two films: the prison-guard drama Fast-Walking (1982) with actress Kay Lenz, and the thriller Cop (1988), based on a James Ellroy novel, which Woods co-produced.

The Turner Classic Movies website describes Harris as a "veteran Hollywood industry figure who has served triple duty as a producer, director, and screenwriter".[2] A 2002 interview between Harris and Hollywood Five-O includes discussion of his works, of Kubrick, Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Lolita, and of various other topics. It includes photos of Harris and screencaps of Kirk Douglas, Sue Lyon (who portrayed Lolita), James Mason, and Peter Sellers.[3]



Year Film Notes
1965 The Bedford Incident Feature film, also producer
1973 Some Call It Loving Feature film, also writer and producer
1982 Fast-Walking Feature film, also writer and producer
1988 Cop Feature film, also writer and producer
1993 Boiling Point Feature film, also writer and producer

Producer Only[edit]

Year Film Notes
1956 The Killing
1957 Paths of Glory Also actor (uncredited) as Private in the Attack
1962 Lolita
1977 Telefon


  1. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "James B. Harris - Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Overview for James B. Harris". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Five-O Interview". Hollywood Five-O, Inc. 2002. Retrieved September 10, 2012.

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