Neil Hartley

Neil Hartley, who produced films including the 1968 remake of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “The Hotel New Hampshire,” died at his home in Los Angeles of heart failure on Dec. 23. He was 78.

Hartley had a longstanding partnership with director Tony Richardson, with whom he formed Woodfall Prods.

Their first film together was “The Loved One” in 1965, followed by “Mademoiselle” (1966), “The Sailor from Gibraltar” (1967), “The Charge of the Light Brigade” with Trevor Howard (1968) and “Laughter in the Dark” (1969).

Later works include “A Delicate Balance” (1973), “Mahogony” (1975), “Joseph Andrews” (1977) and “The Hotel New Hampshire” (1984).

Earlier, in the 1950s and ’60s, he worked with the David Merrick Organization in New York and was stage manager and associate producer for numerous theatrical productions, including “Gypsy,” “The Entertainer,” “Irma La Douce,” “I Can Get It for You Wholesale,” “Oliver!,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.”

He is survived by a sister, Lucile, and his longtime companion, Dick Ellescas.

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