Harold Adler

Harold Adler (1914-2002) was a title designer, title design letterer, and movie advertising artist. He did lettering for title sequences, trailers and posters, was a longtime employee of National Screen Service and often worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Saul Bass and Pablo Ferro.

Displayed below is his hand-lettering work.
Other title sequences Adler worked on: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Saint Joan (1957), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), Goodfellas (1990) and The age of innocence (1993).

  • Desert Fury (1947) Burt Lancaster - blu-ray movie title

    DESERT FURY

    (1947)
    Directed by: 
    Lewis Allen
    Starring: 
    John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, Mary Astor
    Studio: 
    Paramount Pictures
    Country: 
    USA
    • title sequence
    • “The End”
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • Carmen Jones (1954)

    CARMEN JONES

    (1954)
    Directed by: 
    Otto Preminger
    Starring: 
    Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey
    Studio: 
    20th Century Fox
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    Title design: 
    Saul Bass
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955) Blu-ray movie title

    THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

    (1955)
    Directed by: 
    Billy Wilder
    Starring: 
    Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes
    Studio: 
    20th Century Fox
    Country: 
    USA

    Title design: 
    Saul Bass
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • Bonjour tristesse (1958) Blu-ray movie title

    BONJOUR TRISTESSE

    (1958)
    Directed by: 
    Otto Preminger
    Starring: 
    Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • “The End”
    Title design: 
    Saul Bass
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • The Birds (1963) movie title

    THE BIRDS

    (1963)
    Directed by: 
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Starring: 
    Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • tail logo
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    James S. Pollack
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967) blu-ray movie title

    IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

    (1967)
    Directed by: 
    Norman Jewison
    Starring: 
    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • “The End”
    Title design: 
    Murray Naidich
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • Philadelphia (1993) Harold Adler

    PHILADELPHIA

    (1993)
    Directed by: 
    Jonathan Demme
    Starring: 
    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Joanne Woodward
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    Pablo Ferro
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler
  • While You Were Sleeping (1995) Harold Adler

    WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

    (1995)
    Directed by: 
    Jon Turteltaub
    Starring: 
    Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden
    Country: 
    USA
    • opening credits
    • trailer typography
    Title design: 
    Robert Dawson
    Lettering: 
    Harold Adler