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SAMUEL BRONSTON PRODUCTIONS was an independent American film production company, founded by Samuel Bronston in 1943.

The company produced several epic films , the most notable of which are, John Paul Jones (1959), King of Kings (1961), El Cid (1961), 55 Days at Peking (1963) and The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964).

The films were made in Spain in the company's newly created studios in Las Rozas , near Madrid
Madrid
.

Due to financial difficulties, the company ceased its business activities in 1964. During the ensuing bankruptcy proceedings, Bronston's answer that the company had once had a bank account in Zurich
Zurich
in response to a question under oath about whether he personally had had a Swiss bank account led to his prosecution for perjury . He was convicted, and the case was ultimately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court , which ruled in Bronston v. United States that literally truthful, but technically misleading, answers cannot be prosecuted.

LIST OF SAMUEL BRONSTON PRODUCTIONS FILMS

YEAR TITLE DISTRIBUTOR PRODUCER DIRECTOR STAR(S) ACADEMY AWARDS NOTES

WINS NOMINATIONS

1943 Jack London United Artists
United Artists
Samuel Bronston Alfred Santell Michael O\'Shea & Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward

Best Original Score (Freddie Rich )

1959 John Paul Jones Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Samuel Bronston John Farrow
John Farrow
Robert Stack
Robert Stack
Nominated for Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Original Score ( Miklós Rózsa )

1961 El Cid Allied Artists Samuel Bronston Anthony Mann
Anthony Mann
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Best Original Song ( Miklós Rózsa Best Original Score ( Miklós Rózsa ) Filmed in Super Technirama
Technirama
70 ; Won Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Special
Special
Merit Award ( Samuel Bronston ); Nominated for Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Motion Picture – Drama ; Nominated for Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Director ( Anthony Mann
Anthony Mann
); Nominated for Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Original Score ( Miklós Rózsa )

1963 55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking
Allied Artists Samuel Bronston Nicholas Ray Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
& Ava Gardner

Best Original Song ( Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin ) Filmed in Super Technirama
Technirama
70

1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Paramount Samuel Bronston Anthony Mann
Anthony Mann
Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Won Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin )

1964 Circus World Paramount Samuel Bronston Henry