Sunday, September 5, 2010

How much did they spend?

B-movie budget summary sheet

As Charles Flynn and Todd McCarthy explain in their article, "The economic imperative:  why was the B-movie necessary?" (1974),  Republic was "the largest and most stable" studios turning out B-movies, even after the mid-40s.  Their article shows that Republic had four general categories of films:  "Jubilee" (cheap B-films, two of which were made a month), "Anniversary"(typical budget in the range of $200,000), "Deluxe" ($500,000) and when the studio tried its hand at A-quality, the "Premiere" class (over a million).

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