Benedict Bogeaus
American film producer
Benedict Bogeaus
Benedict Bogeaus born Chicago 4 May 1904 died of a heart attack Hollywood 23 August 1968 was an independent film producer and former owner of General Service Studios.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 64
    Died in 1968.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1958
    Age 54
    His last production was Most Dangerous Man Alive directed by Dwan that was filmed in 1958 but not released until 1961.
    More Details Hide Details Dwan and Bogeaus cooperated in three unfilmed projects, a remake of The Bridge at San Luis Rey, Will You Marry Me, written by Dwan, and The Glass Wall. "All independent producers go broke sooner or later. It's because they try and make artistic pictures. I make good commercial ones. It pays off".
  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 46
    In 1950 Bogeaus formed a partnership with director Allan Dwan making several films including Silver Lode and Slightly Scarlet both starring John Payne.
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  • 1944
    Age 40
    Forming Benedict Bogeaus Productions in 1944, his first films were The Bridge of San Luis Rey followed by Dark Waters, Diary of a Chambermaid and Captain Kidd.
    More Details Hide Details Though these films were critically acclaimed, they didn't set the box office on fire. Realising the public's attaction to low and middle budget films with star power, Bogeaus signed George Raft on for a few films, beginning with Mr. Ace.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 36
    After careers in real estate, zipper manufacture, and inventing a portable film developing unit, Bogeaus arrived in Hollwood in 1940.
    More Details Hide Details When AT&T's Western Electric unit that manufactured sound equipment for film was forced by an antitrust action to divest itself of the General Service Studio complex, Bogeaus outbid producer Edward Small to acquire the studio. He allowed the United States Government to use his complex for film work and leased it out to various independent film producers, keeping his eye on their progress.
  • 1939
    Age 35
    Bogeaus was married from 1939-1944 to actress Mimi Forsythe and from 1944 to 1962 to actress Dolores Moran.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1904
    Age 0
    Born in 1904.
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