Henry Blanke

Henry Blanke

  • Birthday: 1901-12-30
  • Deathday: 1981-05-28
  • Place of birth: Steglitz, Berlin, Germany
  • Also know as: Heinz Blanke

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Blanke (December 30, 1901 – May 28, 1981) was a German-born film producer who also worked as an assistant director, supervisor, writer, and production manager. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for The Nun's Story (1959). He was born Heinz Blanke in Steglitz, Berlin, Germany, the son of painter Wilhelm Blanke. He began his career as a film cutter in 1920. Blanke became an assistant to Ernst Lubitsch and was the production manager of Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis. He produced nine films in his native Germany before emigrating to Hollywood. He became a power at Warner Bros., working there for decades. Among his Hollywood producing credits are: Of Human Bondage (1946), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and The Fountainhead (1949). When the announced production of The Life of Emile Zola (1937) came under fire from Georg Gyssling, the Nazi German consul to the United States (due to its portrayal of Alfred Dreyfus, who was of Jewish descent), Blanke lied to him, telling him the Dreyfus affair was only a small part of the film. The Online Archive of California has a transcript of his oral recollections.

Production

The Fountainhead

1949

As Producer

Hell Is for Heroes

1962

As Producer

Deception

1946

As Producer

Blues in the Night

1941

As Producer

The Sea Wolf

1941

As Producer

The Mask of Dimitrios

1944

As Producer

Beyond the Forest

1949

As Producer

Tomorrow Is Another Day

1951

As Producer

The Woman in White

1948

As Producer

Phantom of the Rue Morgue

1954

As Producer

Cry Wolf

1947

As Producer

Deep Valley

1947

As Producer

So Big

1953

As Producer

Lightning Strikes Twice

1951

As Producer

Bright Leaf

1950

As Producer

The Sins of Rachel Cade

1961

As Producer

The Gay Sisters

1942

As Producer

Escape Me Never

1947

As Producer

Westbound

1959

As Producer

British Agent

1934

As Camera Operator

The Miracle

1959

As Producer

Sincerely Yours

1955

As Producer

Operation Secret

1952

As Producer

Convention City

1933

As Producer

The Silk Express

1933

As Producer

The Desired Woman

1927

As Assistant Director

The Sea Hawk

1940

As Associate Producer

Old Acquaintance

1943

As Producer

Four Wives

1939

As Associate Producer

The Nun's Story

1959

As Producer

Cash McCall

1960

As Producer

Mystery of the Wax Museum

1933

As Producer

Out of the Fog

1941

As Associate Producer

Bureau of Missing Persons

1933

As Producer

Juarez

1939

As Associate Producer

Winter Meeting

1948

As Producer

June Bride

1948

As Producer

The Constant Nymph

1943

As Producer

Of Human Bondage

1946

As Producer

The Green Pastures

1936

As Supervising Producer

The Great Lie

1941

As Associate Producer

The Old Maid

1939

As Associate Producer

The Secret Bride

1934

As Associate Producer

Fog Over Frisco

1934

As Supervising Producer

Fashions of 1934

1934

As Producer

The Girl from 10th Avenue

1935

As Producer

My Reputation

1946

As Producer

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1935

As Producer

Jezebel

1938

As Associate Producer

Ice Palace

1960

As Producer

Those who dance

1930

As Producer

Easy to Love

1934

As Producer

Roughly Speaking

1945

As Producer

The Holy Flames

1931

As Producer

Goodbye Again

1933

As Producer

Green Light

1937

As Producer

Honeymoon for Three

1941

As Associate Producer

Four Mothers

1941

As Associate Producer

The bluffer

1932

As Director

Room for One More

1952

As Producer

Demon of the Sea

1931

As Producer

Edge of Darkness

1943

As Producer

The Iron Mistress

1952

As Producer

The Third Degree

1926

As Assistant Director

Serenade

1956

As Producer

Goodbye, My Fancy

1951

As Producer

Daughters Courageous

1939

As Associate Producer

Lucky Me

1954

As Producer

The Life of Emile Zola

1937

As Producer

Young at Heart

1954

As Producer

Too Much, Too Soon

1958

As Producer

Come Fill the Cup

1951

As Producer

We Are Not Alone

1939

As Associate Producer

The Maltese Falcon

1941

As Associate Producer

Mein Herz gehört Dir...

1930

As Producer

Brass Knuckles

1927

As Assistant Director

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