Albert Band

Albert Band (May 7, 1924 – June 14, 2002) was a French-American film director and film producer. He was the son of artist Max Band, father of filmmaker Charles Band and of film composer Richard Band and the grandfather of Alex Band, Taryn Band and Rachael Band.

Albert Band
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Born(1924-05-07)May 7, 1924
Paris, France
DiedJune 14, 2002(2002-06-14) (aged 78)
Other namesArtemio Antonini
Alfredo Antonini
OccupationFilm producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active1951–96
Spouse(s)Jacquelyn Richardson

Life and careerEdit

Band was born in Paris, France, the son of Bertha and Max Band, an artist. His mother was born in Russia and his father was from Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania.[1] He escaped from Paris to the United States with his family prior to the occupation of France during World War II. He graduated from Hollywood High School.

Interested in film, he became an apprentice at Warner Bros.[2] where he developed contacts eventually becoming an assistant director on John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle,[3] then adapting the story The Red Badge of Courage for Huston's film of the same name.[4]

He made his debut as a producer and director in The Young Guns (1956), combining the two then-popular genres of Westerns and juvenile delinquent films. In the late 1950s, he moved to Europe, producing a variety of films, beginning in Sweden with Face of Fire (1959), based on another of Stephen Crane's stories, The Monster.[3]








  1. ^ "Who's who on the Pacific Coast". Larkin, Roosevelt & Larkin. December 8, 1951 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Albert Band Interview Rausch, Andrew J. and Dequina, Michael Fifty Filmmakers: Conversations with Directors from Roger Avary to Steven Zaillian McFarland, 2008
  3. ^ a b "Albert Band, 78; Producer, Director Worked With Huston". Los Angeles Times. June 29, 2002. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Jay, Dave; Wilson, William S.; Dewi, Torsten (2017). It Came From The Video Aisle!. Schiffer Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 9780764354106.

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