Robert Fellows

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Robert Fellows or Robert M. Fellows (August 23, 1903, Los Angeles-May 11, 1969, Hollywood) was an American film producer who was once a production partner with John Wayne and later Mickey Spillane. Fellows entered Hollywood through work as an assistant director in 1928 often working with Tay Garnettand was later a production manager for several films. He became an associate producer with Warner Brothers. He went to Universal Pictures as an associate producer on the movie Pittsburgh that starred Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, and John Wayne, three clients of the producer and agent Charles K. Feldman. Fellows was hired by RKO Radio Pictures as a producer with his first film being Bombardier a topical but fictional account of the Doolittle Raid starring Scott. His next film was The Fallen Sparrow, an account of the Spanish Civil War. Fellows fought pressure to change the setting to Occupied France from Spain at a time when the United States government was seeking friendly relations with the Francisco Franco regime. Other films Fellows produced for RKO were Tall in the Saddle and Back to Bataan starring John Wayne and a few starring Pat O'Brien.
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