Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was a production company formed by the actor Burt Lancaster in association with his agent, Harold Hecht, and James Hill. In 1948 Lancaster and Hecht formed Norma Productions (named after his wife), which later became Hecht-Lancaster. Hill joined in the mid-1950s. The company produced some of the most notable American films of the 1950s.

In 1956 they renewed their deal with United Artists.[1] In late 1957 they announced they would make ten films worth $14 million in 1958.[2]


HL = Hecht-Lancaster
HHL = Hecht-Hill-Lancaster
N = Norma Productions
C = Canon Productions

Unmade filmsEdit

  • Bandoola
  • Colonel Redl
  • First Love
  • The Dreamers
  • Tall Dark Man
  • The Hitchhiker
  • The Catbird Seat
  • Tell It on the Drums
  • The Rock Cried Out
  • Kimberley
  • Blaze of the Sun


  1. ^ Pryor, Thomas M. (1956). "Hecht-Lancaster Plans New Films: Producing Unit Signs Deal with United Artists—5 Features Are Listed Lancaster to Act". New York Times, April 13, 1956. p. 20.
  2. ^ "Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Planning Record Year: Group Will Produce $14,000,000 Worth of Motion Pictures in 1958". Los Angeles Times, December 16, 1957. p. B9.