Samuel Z. Arkoff
Date of Birth
Jun 12, 1918
Birth Place:
Fort Dodge, IA


Iowa-born law school graduate Samuel Z. Arkoff and his late partner James H. Nicholson, although they never directed movies, were among the most important low-budget producers of the late 1950s as founders of American International Pictures (originally known as American Releasing Corporation). Beginning in 1955, Arkoff and Nicholson filled a niche left behind by the declining major studios, for...