Harry Joe Brown (September 22, 1890 – April 28, 1972) was an American film producer, and earlier a theatre and film director.
Harry Joe Brown
|Born||September 22, 1890|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||April 28, 1972 (aged 81)|
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Film producer, film director|
Harry Joe Brown was born in 1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a producer, he had a partnership with director Budd Boetticher, actor Randolph Scott and screenwriter Burt Kennedy, which generated a series of five westerns between 1957 and 1960 (The Tall T, Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome, Comanche Station) via a company he created with Scott which eventually became known as Ranown Pictures Corp. He produced the American debut films of both Errol Flynn in Captain Blood and Sean Flynn in Son of Captain Blood.
Brown earlier directed a number of films, among them Knickerbocker Holiday, Sitting Pretty and Madison Square Garden.
He was married to actress Sally Eilers. They resided in a mansion located at 625 Mountain Drive, Beverly Hills, California.
Brown died of a heart attack on April 28, 1972, aged 81, in Palm Springs, California.