Sam Zimbalist



Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
March 31, 1904
November 04, 1958
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Family & Companions

Alla Nazimova
Actor. Involved in 1920s when he worked as an assistant editor.


Life Events


Assistant to producer Hunt Stromberg


Film producing debut


Movie Clip

Too Young To Kiss (1951) -- (Movie Clip) In Winnipeg It Is Not Cold? After just a glance of co-star June Allyson in his waiting room, concert promoter Wainright (Van Johnson), blowing off a German tenor, makes excuses for French singer Denise (Paula, a.k.a. Rita, Corday) early in MGM’s Too Young To Kiss, , 1951 from a Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett screenplay.
Too Young To Kiss (1951) -- (Movie Clip) There's No Room At The Top Having just realized she could fake being a teenager in order to get an audition, ambitious classical pianist Cynthia (June Allyson) is intercepted at home by her boyfriend John (Gig Young), early in MGM’s Too Young To Kiss, , 1951, also starring Van Johnson.
Too Young To Kiss (1951) -- (Movie Clip) She's Box Office! Thinking he’s discovered a prodigy, concert promoter Wainright (Van Johnson) arrives with contracts at the apartment of pianist Cynthia (June Allyson) who, having posed at her audition as her fictional kid-sister Molly, takes a stab at making things right, in MGM’s Too Young To Kiss, , 1951.
Too Young To Kiss (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Revolutionary Etude Both billed above the title in their 4th picture starring together, June Allyson is twenty-something pianist Cynthia posing as her fictional kid sister Molly, and Van Johnson is Wainright, the impresario holding auditions for a youth orchestra, Hans Conreid introducing her, for the familiar Chopin composition, in MGM’s Too Young To Kiss, , 1951, with impressive fake playing by June, who had some piano training as a child.
Mogambo (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Let Me Jump To My Own Conclusions! A good deal less bawdy than the equivalent Jean Harlow scene with the same leading man in the original (pre-Code) Red Dust, still alluring "Honey Bear" (Ava Gardner) in the shower meets angered safari guide Marswell (Clark Gable) early in John Ford's re-make, Mogambo, 1953.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Saved By A Grocery Clerk Joining the opening narration by Don Dubbins as tenderfoot "Steve Miller," meeting the titular James Cagney as "Jeremy Rodock," southeast Wyoming, 1875, in Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956, directed by Robert Wise, photographed by Robert Surtees.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Pretend With Me Stranger Steve (Don Dubbins) awakens after having brought the injured title character (James Cagney, not seen) back to his ranch, surprised to meet Greek Jo (Irene Papas, her first scene), in director Robert Wise's Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) You Get Hanging Fever First a shot with Don Dubbins which director Robert Wise surely grabbed just for the rainbow, then ranch hand McNulty (Stephen McNally) and boss Rodock (James Cagney, title character) prepare to dispense frontier justice, his live-in Jo (Irene Papas) objecting, in Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956.
Quo Vadis (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Appian Way Who better than MGM stalwart Walter Pidgeon to narrate, the opening scenes detailing the grandeur and moment of Quo Vadis, 1951, starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov.
Adventure (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Can You Imitate A Rooster? Pal-ing around now outside San Francisco with now less-uptight librarian Emily (Greer Garson), beached sea captain Harry (Clark Gable) is helping steal chickens from her crooked neighbors, leading to hijinks and action, her friend Joan Blondell welcoming their escape, in MGM’s Adventure, 1946.
Catered Affair, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Your One Living Daughter Just after the opening, the low key announcement from Jane (Debbie Reynolds) to mom Aggie (Bette Davis) and cabby dad Tom (Ernest Borgnine) that she plans to marry, in The Catered Affair, 1956, from Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay and Gore Vidal's screenplay.
Valley Of The Kings (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Not That Kind Of Lady Opening scene in which MGM gets every penny of it's on-location at the pyramids payoff, aristocratic Ann (Eleanor Parker) introduces herself to rugged archaeologist Mark (Robert Taylor), who gets to slug a guy, in Valley Of The Kings, 1954.


Alla Nazimova
Actor. Involved in 1920s when he worked as an assistant editor.