Michael Schlesinger

Michael Schlesinger

Michael Schlesinger is widely acknowledged as the dean of classic film distributors, having worked for more than 25 years at MGM, Paramount and Sony, keeping hundreds of vintage movies in theatrical release (and later DVD), and instigating the restoration of many more, including the completion of Orson Welles’ 1942 documentary It’s All True some 50 years later. Behind the camera, he wrote and produced the American version of Godzilla 2000, co-produced such Larry Blamire parodies as The Lost Skeleton Returns Again and Dark and Stormy Night, and has written, produced and directed several short films featuring the faux-1930s comedy team of Biffle and Shooster. No power on Earth will ever convince him that It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World is not the Greatest. Movie. Ever.

Commentaries by Michael Schlesinger

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Satan Met A Lady

1936
Warner Bros.
This 1936 production is the second film to have been based on Dashiell Hammett’s...
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Baby Face

1933
Warner Bros.
Barbara Stanwyck’s spiky strumpet literally sleeps her way to the top in Baby Face, the...
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The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster

2015
Wheeler St. Woolsey St.
Director/writer Michael Schlesinger dug through some long-forgotten film archives and...
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