Sam Spiegel fled the specter of Nazi Germany in 1933 to become one off the most successful film producers in the history of Hollywood. He is the only person to win three Oscars as sole producer on a feature film for On The Waterfront (1954), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). This is the first documentary to examine the colorful career of the last tycoon of Hollywood’s Golden Age. First hand observations of Spiegel are provided by interviews with people who worked with him (Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Janet Suzman, Patricia Hodge, Michael Jayston and Angela Allen) while film historians and biographers comment on the significance of Spiegel’s career. These interviews are complemented by rare photos and film clips including an interview with Spiegel from the early 1960s.
Robert de Young & Stephan Wellink