Tremlet C. Carr
November 6, 1891
Trenton, Illinois, USA
|Died||August 18, 1946 (age 54)|
|Years active||1926-1946 (film)|
Tremlet C. Carr (November 6, 1891– August 18, 1946) was an American film producer, closely associated with the low-budget filmmaking of Poverty Row. In 1931 he co-founded Monogram Pictures, which developed into one of the leading specialist producers of B pictures in Hollywood.
In 1935, the company was merged into the newly created Republic Pictures, but a year later, Carr broke away and reestablished Monogram as an independent company. Following his death in 1946, Monogram changed its name to Allied Artists and began producing films made on higher budgets.
Carr was born in Trenton, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois. He worked for a construction firm in St. Louis.He moved into the film industry, making a series of short comic features with Al St. John. He and W. Ray Johnston formed Rayart Productions, and Carr worked for him for seven years as vice president. From 1925 to 1930, he was vice president in charge of Syndicate Pictures. From 1928 to 1929, his Trem Carr Productions made 15 films.
In 1931, he helped form Monogram Pictures, becoming vice president in charge of production. (W. Ray Johnston was president.)In 1934, he was elected president of the Independent Motion Pictures Producers Association. In April 1935, Carr and Johnston reorganised Monogram as Republic Pictures. Carr became vice president of Republic Pictures. Carr eventually sold out his interests and produced a series of movies at Universal. Most of his films were "outdoor action pictures." In 1938, he rejoined the board of Monogram.
In 1940, he rejoined Monogram and stayed there until his death. He died of a heart attack while on holiday at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego. He was survived by a wife and a daughter.On Carr's death, Steve Broidy took over as executive in charge of production at Monogram.
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