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Max J. Rosenberg

Last updated 09 January 2020

Max J. Rosenberg

Born: Sunday 13th September 1914
Died: Monday 14th June 2004 (age: 89)


Max J. Rosenberg was an American film producer, whose career spanned six decades. He was particularly noted for his horror or supernatural films.

He produced the two films based on the Doctor Who: Dr Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966). 

With Milton Subotsky he founded the British company Amicus Productions in 1962.

Over the course of his career, Rosenberg produced more than 50 films. In 1957, he produced the first horror film in colour The Curse of Frankenstein. Among the other horror and supernatural films he produced were such titles as Tales from the Crypt (1972), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), and its sequel, The People That Time Forgot (1977).

Rosenberg also produced a children's film, Lad, a Dog (1962), director Richard Lester's first film, It's Trad, Dad! (1962), He produced the 1968 film of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, starring Robert Shaw and directed by William Friedkin.