William C. (Carroll) Thomas (August 11, 1903 - April 3, 1984) was an American film producer nicknamed "Dollar Bill." Partnered with producer William H. Pine at Paramount, they were collectively known as "The Dollar Bills" because none of their films ever lost money.
In 1942, Thomas produced and Pine directed the documentary WE REFUSE TO DIE, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Subsequently, they produced the documentary ALASKA HIGHWAY (1943).
According to the Internet Movie Database, Thomas produced 89 films from 1938 to 1978 including: MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (1939), DARK MOUNTAIN (1944), DISASTER (1948), TOPIC ZONE (1953), LUCY GALLANT (1955) and NIGHTMARE (1956).
William C. Thomas directed:
MIDNIGHT MANHUNT (1945),
THEY MADE ME A KILLER (1946),
BIG TOWN (1946),
I COVER BIG TOWN (1947),
BIG TOWN AFTER DARK (1947),
BIG TOWN SCANDAL (1948),
and SPECIAL AGENT (1949).
William C. Thomas wrote the stories for the films THIS WAY PLEASE (1937), YOU'RE A SWEETHEART (1937), and COWBOY IN MANHATTAN (1943). He wrote the screenplays for RUN FOR COVER (1955) and CAT MURKIL AND THE SILKS (1976).
William C. Thomas died in Beverly Hills on April 3, 1984. He is interred at Westwood Village Cemetery in the Sanctuary of Devotion.