Robert Bassler

Robert Bassler (September 26, 1903 – November 8, 1975) was an American television and film producer. Bassler started his film career off in the late 20s as an editor, becoming a producer in 1942, with his first film, the Rita Hayworth musical My Gal Sal. His credits include several controversial films: 1948’s The Snake Pit which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture was a shocking expose of conditions in a mental asylum; and Suddenly, in 1954 was a stark assassination thriller which was alleged to have influenced Lee Harvey Oswald. On a less contentious note, one of his last films, which he executive produced in 1955 was Gentlemen Marry Brunettes.


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