J. H. Hoffberg

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationMotion picture distributor

Jacob "Jack" Harris Hoffberg was a motion picture distributor in New York City. He distributed foreign films from Australia, Britain, and France in the United States with American titles. He also acquired and re-released Sun Motion Pictures Corporation films under new names. He was Jewish.[1]

Oliver A. Unger worked at his film company.[2]

He was one of the hosts of a Voice of America broadcast about film stamp collectors done in various languages.[3]

Hoffberg Productions released an estimated 130 entertainment, educational, and religiois priented films.[4] It was listed at 362 West 44th Street.[5]


  • Symphony of the Seasons (1935), extant and on YouTube
  • An Old Spanish Custom (1935), starring Buster Keaton, American release of British film The Invader
  • The Land of Montezuma, documentary about Mexico
  • Mademoiselle ma mère (1937), distributor
  • Inyaah / Forbidden Adventure (1937)[6]
  • Nomads of the South Seas (1939)[citation needed]
  • Boy Scout Explorer: An Adventure in the Canadian North-West [7]
  • Men with Whips (also released as Zane Grey's Rangle River)[8]
  • Escape from Yesterday / La Bandera (1935)
  • The Life of Hans Christian Andersen[9]
  • The City That Lives[5]
  • Programme Musicale[10]


  1. "Who's who in American Jewry". Jewish Biographical Bureau. April 4, 1939 – via Google Books.
  2. Center, University of Wyoming American Heritage (April 4, 1996). "Guide to Popular Culture History Resources at the American Heritage Center". American Heritage Center – via Google Books.
  3. "The American Philatelist". American Philatelic Association. April 4, 1954 – via Google Books.
  4. Segel, David (April 4, 1958). "An Approach to Individual Analysis in Educational and Vocational Guidance". U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education – via Google Books.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Office, Library of Congress Copyright (April 4, 1952). "Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series" – via Google Books.
  6. "Forbidden Adventure". www.tcm.com.
  7. "HeRMIS - PAA". hermis.alberta.ca.
  8. "Rangle River - Review - Photos - Ozmovies". www.ozmovies.com.au.
  9. "Popular Photography - ND". April 4, 1950 – via Google Books.
  10. https://books.google.com/books?id=P9g_AAAAMAAJ&q=jacob+hoffberg+film&dq=jacob+hoffberg+film&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&source=gb_mobile_search&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUzr2C8-TvAhWymuAKHUzXDHQ4HhDoATAFegQIARAD

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