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Pete Smith (I) (1892–1979)

Born Peter Schmidt in New York City, Pete Smith got a job after graduating business college with The Player magazine and later with Billboard magazine. That led to his being hired as a publicist for Famous Players-Lasky and Artcraft Pictures, and he was later appointed publicity director at Paramount Pictures. Director Marshall Neilan hired Smith ... See full bio »

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Sure Cures Producer
Victory Vittles Producer


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 1955 The Fall Guy (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1955 Historical Oddities (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 Animals in Action (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 Global Quiz (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 Just What I Needed (Short) (producer)
 1955 Sports Trix (Short) (producer)
 1955 Keep Young (Short) (producer)
 1955 The Man Around the House (Short) (producer)
 1954 Rough Riding (Short) (producer - as a Smith name Pete)
 1954 The Camera Caught It (Short) (producer)
 1954 Adventures of a Handyman (Short) (producer)
 1954 Out for Fun (Short) (producer)
 1954 Do Someone a Favor! (Short) (producer)
 1954 Fish Tales (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1954 Ain't It Aggravatin' (Short) (producer)
 1954 Film Antics (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1953 Things We Can Do Without (Short) (producer - as a Smith Named Pete)
 1953 Landlording It (Short) (producer)
 1953 This Is a Living? (Short) (producer)
 1953 It Would Serve 'Em Right (Short) (producer)
 1953 Cash Stashers (Short) (producer)
 1953 Ancient Cures (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Dogs 'n Ducks (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1953 The Postman (Short) (producer)
 1953 Travel Quiz (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Aquatic Kids (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 The Mosconi Story (Short) (producer)
 1952 Keep It Clean (Short) (producer)
 1952 I Love Children But... (Short) (producer)
 1952 Sweet Memories (Short) (producer)
 1952 Football Thrills No. 15 (Short) (producer)
 1952 Pedestrian Safety (Short) (producer)
 1952 Gymnastic Rhythm (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Reducing (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1952 It Could Happen to You (Short) (producer)
 1952 Musiquiz (Short) (producer)
 1951 Fishing Feats (Short) (producer)
 1951 Mealtime Magic (Short) (producer)
 1951 In Case You're Curious (Short) (producer)
 1951 That's What You Think (Short) (producer)
 1951 Bargain Madness (Short) (producer)
 1951 Bandage Bait (Short) (producer)
 1951 Camera Sleuth (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1951 Fixin' Fool (Short) (producer)
 1951 Sky Skiers (Short) (producer)
 1950 Wanted: One Egg (Short) (producer)
 1950 Curious Contests (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1950 Table Toppers (Short) (producer)
 1950 A Wife's Life (Short) (producer)
 1950 Football Thrills No. 13 (Short) (producer)
 1950 Wrong Way Butch (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1950 That's His Story (Short) (producer)
 1950 Did'ja Know? (Short) (producer)
 1950 Wrong Son (Short) (producer)
 1950 Crashing the Movies (Short) (producer)
 1950 Pest Control (Short) (producer)
 1949 Sports Oddities (Short) (producer)
 1949 We Can Dream, Can't We? (Short) (producer)
 1949 Water Trix (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1949 Football Thrills No. 12 (Short) (producer)
 1949 Fishing for Fun (Short) (producer)
 1949 How Come? (Short) (producer)
 1949 Those Good Old Days (Short) (producer)
 1949 Scientifiquiz (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 What I Want Next (Short) (producer)
 1949 Super Cue Men (Short) (producer)
 1948 Let's Cogitate (Short) (producer)
 1948 Ice Aces (Short) (producer)
 1948 Pigskin Skill (Short) (producer)
 1948 Why Is It? (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1948 Football Thrills No. 11 (Short) (producer)
 1948 Just Suppose (Short) (producer)
 1948 You Can't Win (Short) (producer)
 1948 I Love My Mother-in-Law But... (Short) (producer)
 1948 Bowling Tricks (Short) (producer)
 1947 Have You Ever Wondered? (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1947 What D'ya Know? (Short) (producer)
 1947 Surfboard Rhythm (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Football Thrills No. 10 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Pet Peeves (Short) (producer)
 1947 Neighbor Pests (Short) (producer)
 1947 I Love My Wife But! (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1947 Now You See It (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1947 Early Sports Quiz: What's Your I.Q. No. 13 (Short) (producer)
 1947 Diamond Demon (Short) (producer)
 1947 Athletiquiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 12 (Short) (producer)
 1946 Playing by Ear (Short) (producer)
 1946 I Love My Husband, But! (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1946 Sure Cures (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1946 Football Thrills No. 9 (Short) (producer)
 1946 Treasures from Trash (Short) (producer)
 1946 Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11 (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1946 Studio Visit (Short) (producer - as 'a Smith named Pete')
 1946 Gettin' Glamour (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1946 Fala at Hyde Park (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Sports Sticklers (Short) (producer)
 1945 Bus Pests (Short) (producer)
 1945 Badminton (Short) (producer)
 1945 Guest Pests (Short) (producer)
 1945 Football Thrills of 1944 (Short) (producer)
 1945 Hollywood Scout (Short) (producer - as a Smith named Pete)
 1945 Track and Field Quiz (Short) (producer)
 1944 Safety Sleuth (Short) (producer)
 1944 Football Thrills of 1943 (Short) (producer)
 1944 Sports Quiz (Short) (producer)
 1944 Movie Pests (Short) (producer - as A Smith Named Pete)
 1944 Groovie Movie (Short) (producer)
 1944 Home Maid (Short) (producer)
 1944 Practical Joker (Short) (producer)
 1943 Tips on Trips (Short) (producer)
 1943 Football Thrills of 1942 (Short) (producer)
 1943 Fixin' Tricks (Short) (producer)
 1943 Scrap Happy (Short) (producer)
 1943 Seventh Column (Short) (producer)
 1943 Seeing Hands (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1943 Dog House (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Sky Science (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Wild Horses (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Fala: The President's Dog (Short) (producer)
 1942 Marines in the Making (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Calling All Pa's (Short) (producer)
 1942 Football Thrills of 1941 (Short) (producer)
 1942 Victory Vittles (Short) (producer)
 1942 It's a Dog's Life (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Self Defense (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Barbee-Cues (Short) (producer)
 1942 Victory Quiz (Short) (producer)
 1942 Acro-Batty (Short) (producer)
 1942 What About Daddy? (Short) (producer)
 1942 Aqua Antics (Short) (producer)
 1941 How to Hold Your Husband - BACK (Short) (producer)
 1941 Fancy Answers (Short) (producer)
 1941 Army Champions (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Flicker Memories (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1941 Football Thrills of 1940 (Short) (producer)
 1941 Cuban Rhythm (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1941 Lions on the Loose (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Memory Tricks (Short) (producer)
 1941 Murder in 3-D (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1941 Quiz Biz (Short) (producer)
 1941 Penny to the Rescue (Short) (producer)
 1940 Sea for Yourself (Short) (producer)
 1940 Quicker'n a Wink (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1940 Football Thrills of 1939 (Short) (producer)
 1940 Please Answer (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two (Short) (producer)
 1940 Social Sea Lions (Short) (producer)
 1940 Cat College (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Spots Before Your Eyes (Short) (producer)
 1939 Radio Hams (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Heroes at Leisure (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Double Diving (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Man's Greatest Friend (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Hot on Ice (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Grid Rules (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Football Thrills of 1937 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Follow the Arrow (Short) (producer)
 1938 Anaesthesia (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 The New Audioscopiks (Short) (producer)
 1937 Candid Cameramaniacs (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Decathlon Champion: The Story of Glenn Morris (Short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1937 Romance of Radium (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 The Grand Bounce (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Tennis Tactics (Short) (producer)
 1937 Penny Wisdom (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Bar-Rac's Night Out (Short) (producer)
 1937 Dexterity (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Wanted -- A Master (Short) (producer)
 1936 Hurling (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Behind the Headlines (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Killer-Dog (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Harnessed Rhythm (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 The Story of 'The Jonker Diamond' (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Table Tennis (Short) (producer)
 1936 West Point of the South (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Let's Dance (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Audioscopiks (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 A Sports Parade Subject: Crew Racing (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Water Sports (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Football Teamwork (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Basketball Technique (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Chain Letter Dimes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Donkey Baseball (Short) (producer)
 1934 Strikes and Spares (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Flying Hunters (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Goofy Movies Number Four (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Nipups (Short) (producer)
 1934 Goofy Movies Number Three (Short) (producer)
 1934 Vital Victuals (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Goofy Movies Number Two (Short) (producer)
 1933 Goofy Movies Number One (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Fine Feathers (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Happy Warriors (Short) (producer)
 1933 Menu (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Handlebars (Short) (producer)
 1933 Inflation (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Throttle Pushers (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Football Footwork (Short) (producer)
 1932 Swing High (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Microscopic Mysteries (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Desert Regatta (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Color Scales (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Trout Fishing (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Olympic Events (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Dive In (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Lesson in Golf (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Whippet Racing (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Piscatorial Pleasures (Short documentary) (producer)
 1931 Wild and Woolly (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1931 Sharks and Swordfish (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Pearls and Devil-Fish (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Fishermen's Paradise (Short) (producer)
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Pete always punctuated impending disasters in his movies with a very distinctive Uh-OOh !... When we heard that, we knew the 'worst' was about to happen and got ready to laugh See more »


Plagued by increasingly worsenening health in his last years, he committed suicide by jumping from his ninth-floor hospital room window. See more »

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