It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures (2001)

May 01, 2001 60 min Watch Trailer

overview : A 60-minute salute to American International Pictures. Entertainment lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff founded AIP (then called American Releasing Corporation) on a $3000 loan in 1954 with his partner, James H. Nicholson, a former West Coast exhibitor and distributor. The company made its mark by targeting teenagers with quickly produced films that exploited subjects mainstream films were reluctant to tackle.
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CAST

Samuel Z. ArkoffHimself
Peter BogdanovichHimself / Narrator
Bob BurnsHimself
Herman CohenHimself
Roger CormanHimself
Dick DaleHimself
Joe DanteHimself
David Del ValleHimself
Bruce DernHimself
Walt DisneyHimself (archive footage)
Roger EbertHimself
Beverly GarlandHerself
Pam GrierHerself
Susan HartHerself
James L. HonoreHimself
J. Edgar HooverHimself (archive footage)

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