Tony Tenser: movie distributor and producer whom dubbed Bardot a ‘sex kitten’

Samuel Anthony Tenser, movie producer: created London 10 1920; three times married (four children); died 5 December 2007 august

The distributor and producer Tony Tenser is many connected with British intercourse and horror movies associated with the Fifties and Sixties. a character that is jovial had been blatantly commercially driven, he stated, “I would personally instead be ashamed of the movie which was earning profits than pleased with a movie which was losing it.”

He was described with a few reason by the journalist David McGillivray as “the Irving Thalberg for the exploitation movie”, but he additionally produced two films thought to be classics, Roman Polanski’s chilling emotional thriller Repulsion and Michael Reeves’s trendy horror film Witchfinder General. a previous publicist, he additionally had been mainly in charge of early success in the united kingdom of Brigitte Bardot, for who he coined the description “sex kitten”.

In a time whenever strict censorship was gradually being eroded the father Chamberlain’s authority to censor or completely ban plays had been challenged because of the formation of club theatres to stage such works as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well as the kid’s Hour, additionally the guide Lady Chatterley’s Lover survived a notorious court instance Tenser ended up being the first to ever start a personal club cinema to exhibit uncensored movies. (more…)