Astor Pictures

A Filmography and History of the Reissue King, 1933–1965


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About the Book

Founded by Robert M. Savini in 1933, Astor Pictures Corporation distributed hundreds of films in its 32 years of operation. The company distributed over 150 first run features in addition to the numerous re-releases for which it became famous. Astor had great success in the fields of horror and western movies and was a pioneer in African-American film productions. While under Savini’s management, Astor and its subsidiaries were highly successful, but after his death in 1956 the company was sold, leading to eventual bankruptcy and closure. This volume provides the first in-depth look at Astor Pictures Corporation with thorough coverage of its releases, including diverse titles like La Dolce Vita and Frankenstein’s Daughter.

About the Author(s)

Michael R. Pitts has written more than 40 books on motion picture history and entertainment and has also compiled more than three dozen volumes of local history and genealogy. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael R. Pitts
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: 132 photos, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7649-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3628-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
History of Astor Pictures Corporation  5
Theatrical Releases  35
Theatrical Reissues  184
Chronology  267
Theatrical Feature Releases  267
Theatrical Short Subjects  268
Astor Pictures Exchanges  271
Atlantic Television Corporation Films  273
Bibliography  275
Index  277