Leonard Goldstein (May 28, 1903 – July 23, 1954) was an American film producer who produced mainly low-budget films, making multiple films at a time.
|Born||May 28, 1903|
Bisbee, Arizona, United States
|Died||July 23, 1954 51) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Years active||1936–1954 (film)|
In 1946 he moved to International Pictures which later merged with Universal Pictures. He produced the first six films in the successful Ma and Pa Kettle film series, although Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki made in 1952 was the seventh to be released in 1955 after he had died. He also produced several of the Francis the Talking Mule films.
He spent nearly five years at Universal-International before moving to 20th-Century Fox in 1952 where he formed Panoramic Pictures in 1953. He had just signed a deal with United Artists to produce 10 films before he died.
He died from a cerebral haemorrhage on July 23, 1954.
- Daniel Boone (1936)
- Black Bart (1948)
- Larceny (1948)
- Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
- Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
- I Was a Shoplifter (1950)
- Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
- Saddle Tramp (1950)
- The Sleeping City (1950)
- Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
- Katie Did It (1951)
- Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)
- Flame of Araby (1951)
- Francis Goes to West Point (1952)
- Just Across the Street (1952)
- Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
- Sally and Saint Anne (1952)
- Steel Town (1952)
- Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
- It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
- The Kid from Left Field (1953)
- Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
- Mister Scoutmaster (1953)
- Vicki (1953)
- The Rocket Man (1954)
- The Gambler from Natchez (1954)
- Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
- Vogel, Michelle. Marjorie Main: The Life and Films of Hollywood's "Ma Kettle". McFarland, 2011.