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Director (feature film)

Seven Seas to Calais (1963) as Director
Sir Francis Drake fights to take over Spain''s treasure routes for Queen Elizabeth I.
Aliki--My Love (1963) as Director
The 300 Spartans (1962) as Director
Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidis led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army more than 20 times as large. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidis helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC.
For the First Time (1959) as Director
While vacationing in disguise, an opera star falls in love with a deaf girl.
The Deep Six (1958) as Director
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
Three Violent People (1957) as Director
Two brothers and the wife of one, seething about the pillaging by a ruthless and greddy provisional government, become involved in conflict.
The Rawhide Years (1956) as Director
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
Miracle in the Rain (1956) as Director
When a lonely woman''''s wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
Port Afrique (1956) as Director
Returning to his home in French Morocco, an ex-army flier finds his wife dead and suspects murder.
The Violent Men (1955) as Director
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
The Far Horizons (1955) as Director
Romanticized version of Lewis and Clarks voyage of discovery through the American West.
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) as Director
Technicolor & tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they journey to Macworth castle. There Myles falls in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, makes friends and enemies, and learns to be a knight so that, through the planning of Mackworth and his friend, Prince Hal, Myles can regain his true birthright from the evil Albon, and bear the black shield of Falworth.
Siege at Red River (1954) as Director
A Cavalry captain tries to keep the Indians from getting their hands on Gatling Guns.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Director
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
Forbidden (1953) as Director
Eddie Darrow has been hired by Philadelphia mobster Barney Pendleton to locate Christine Lawrence (Eddie's ex-lover and widow of Barney's former associate) and bring her home. Eddie tracks her down in Macao, where he saves the life of casino owner Justin Keet, then finds that Christine is engaged to marry Justin. Life gets awfully complicated...
Second Chance (1953) as Director
A crooked boxer falls for a gangster's moll on the run in Mexico.
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) as Director
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
Paula (1952) as Director
A woman harbors a deadly secret when her husband brings home a child she injured in a hit-and-run accident.
The Green Glove (1952) as Director
A World War II veteran in France gets mixed up in murder while investigating a stolen treasure.
When Worlds Collide (1951) as Director
Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, Larry Keating, John Hoyt. A landmark science fiction film of the fifties. Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon. The special effects which include a giant tidal wave crashing down on Broadway won an Oscar. Produced by fantasy film specialist George Pal (The Time Machine ) .
Branded (1951) as Director
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) as Director
D.O.A. (1950) as Director
The victim of a slow-acting poison tracks down his own killer.
Union Station (1950) as Director
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Director
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
The Dark Past (1949) as Director
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Director
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.

Cinematography (feature film)

The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Fill-in dir of photog
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Director of Photography
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Down to Earth (1947) as Director of Photography
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
Gilda (1946) as Director of Photography
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Director of Photography
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
Over 21 (1945) as Director of Photography
When a newspaper editor enlists during World War II service, his wife has to run interference with his boss.
Address Unknown (1944) as Director of Photography
A German-born art dealer finds himself falling for Nazi propaganda.
Cover Girl (1944) as Director of Photography
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Photography
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Photography
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Sahara (1943) as Director of Photography
An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Photography
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941) as Director of Photography
A notorious Frenchwoman pretends to be a society lady to nab a rich husband.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Photography
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
It Started with Eve (1941) as Director of Photography
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Director of Photography
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
The Westerner (1940) as Photog of addl footage
A drifter accused of horse stealing faces off against the notorious Judge Roy Bean.
My Favorite Wife (1940) as Director of Photography
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
Seven Sinners (1940) as Photography
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
The Real Glory (1939) as Cinematographer
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
Love Affair (1939) as Photography
Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance.
Trade Winds (1938) as Director of Photography
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) as Photography
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
Blockade (1938) as Cinematographer
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
Youth Takes a Fling (1938) as Photography
Stella Dallas (1937) as Photography
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
Outcast (1937) as Photography
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) as Photography
An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs. Lowell, her family of suspicious characters, and the spooky, untenanted Colby mansion, where the body turns up during a seance!
A Message to Garcia (1936) as Photography
A fiery Cuban woman guides an emissary from the U.S. president through the jungles of war-torn Cuba.
Dodsworth (1936) as Photography
A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe.
Professional Soldier (1936) as Photography
A mercenary is hired to kidnap a prince.
Our Relations (1936) as Photography
Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins.
Come and Get It (1936) as Camera
Years after deserting his true love, a lumber tycoon vies with his son for her daughter''''s hand.
Navy Wife (1935) as Photography
Dressed to Thrill (1935) as Photography
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Cinematographer
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Metropolitan (1935) as Photography
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Liliom (1935) as Photographie [Photography]
Two women love the same passionate and eccentric man.
Nada más que una mujer (1934) as Photography
Aren't We All? (1932) as Photography
La couturière de Luneville (1932) as Photography

Producer (feature film)

Aliki--My Love (1963) as Producer
The 300 Spartans (1962) as Producer
Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidis led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army more than 20 times as large. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidis helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC.
The Return of October (1948) as Producer
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Flying Deuces (1939) as Prod adv
Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman.

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