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, 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 Films

  • 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, 13 April 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, 16 Dec. 1957. p. B9.
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