Walter Shenson was a film producer, director and writer, best known for producing the Beatles' films A Hard Day's Night and Help!, as well as the 1959 comedy The Mouse That Roared, starring Peter Sellers. He was born in San Francisco, California and attended Stanford University. He also spent two years in the United States Army during World War II. His wife, Geraldine, died in 1999. Shenson also had a sister, two sons and four grandchildren.