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Richard Gordon (31 December 1925 – 1 November 2011) was a British-born producer and financier of horror films, who worked with Antony Balch on two exploitation films, Secrets of Sex and Horror Hospital.


Gordon moved to New York in 1947. Two years later, at the age of 23, he set up his own company, Gordon Films, a distributor of imported films in the United States. He produced twice for Boris Karloff, and later worked with Antony Balch on two exploitation films. His last two films were The Cat and the Canary (1979) and Inseminoid (1981).

With writer Tom Weaver, he can be heard on the DVD commentary tracks for eight of his films: The Haunted Strangler, Fiend Without a Face, First Man Into Space, Corridors of Blood, Devil Doll, Secrets of Sex, Horror Hospital and The Cat and the Canary. Weaver wrote The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon, a book-long interview published by BearManor Media in 2011. Gordon's brother, Alex Gordon, produced exploitation films for American International Pictures in the 1950s.

Gordon died in hospital on 1 November 2011.

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