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Carl Hiecke

Carl Hiecke



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Director (feature film)

Okinawa (1952) as Assistant Director
(War ''52,BW). Pat O''Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict, Alvy Moore. The gun crew of a destroyer stationed off Okinawa duke it out with the Japanese during the Pacific Campaign of WWII.
Thief of Damascus (1952) as Assistant Director
A young man assembles a band of adventurers to take on an evil sultan.
Cripple Creek (1952) as Assistant Director
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
Rim of the Canyon (1949) as Assistant Director
Gene takes up where his dad left off, going after the baddies who took $30,000, returning twenty years later to the ghost town where they left the loot.
Kazan (1949) as Assistant Director
Loaded Pistols (1949) as Assistant Director
The only Gene Autry film where the leading lady, Barbara Britton, is equally billed above the title as the co-star, thereby knocking his horse Champion out of the honors, if one chooses to overlook the 1941 novelty from 20th Century-Fox that had Jane Withers and Gene Autry above the title in that order. This Autry entry has Larry Evans (Russell Arms), whose gun had been used to kill rancher Ed Norton (Stanley Blystone) in a poker game, escaping a lynching party headed by ranchers Dave Randall (Jack Holt) and Bill Otis (Fred Kohler, Jr.) Norton's friend Gene Autry (Gene Autry), investigating on his own, discovers that Larry's gun had been put in the poker pot with the chips, after Larry had lost all of his money, and anyone could have used it when the lights went out. He finds Larry and his sister Mary Evans (Barbara Britton) in a hideaway, and sends Mary back to town and hides Larry in the cabin of miner Jim Hedge (Clem Bevans). Finding out that Randall and Don Mason (Robert Shayne) have tried to buy the Evans ranch, Gene decides to take a look at it. Hedge shows up and says he can't figure out what could be on the ranch that would be worth committing murder for. The needle on Hedge's compass begins to spin madly but before Gene can question the miner, Sheriff Cramer (Chill Wills) arrives and arrests Larry. Gene persuades Cramer to gather all the players in the murder-game together to re-enact the crime, with Gene taking Norton's chair and with Larry's gun on the table. Gene tells the assembled players he knows who killed Norton and why, and the lights go out and a shot is fired at Gene. The latter, who didn't ride into town on a turnip truck, has filled Larry's gun with blanks and covered the handle with graphite.
We Were Strangers (1949) as Assistant Director
A Cuban American returns to his homeland during the Revolution and becomes involved in an assassination attempt.
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) as Assistant Director
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) as Assistant Director
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
The Untamed Breed (1948) as Assistant Director
Tom Reed's adaptation of the "Saturday Evening Post" story by Eli Colter finds Texas wrangler Tom Kilpatrick (Sonny Tufts) persuading the ranchers of the Pecos area, led by John Rambeau (Edgar Buchanan), to buy a Brahma bull on a cooperative basis to improve their depleted cattle strain. The bull escapes, due to the carelessness of Windy Lucas (George Hayes as George 'Gabby' Hayes.) The mishap is seen by Larch Keegan (William Bishop), young rancher in love with Cherry Lucas (Barbara Britton), Windy's adopted daughter. Larch, jealous of Tom as a rival for Cherry and for water rights, fixes the blame on the wrangler. The bull terrorizes the countryside, injuring farm women and killing other bulls. Larch and his brothers, Hoy (Joe Sawyer) and Happy (Gordon Jones), incite the ranchers to shoot the bull on sight, but Tom begs for time to capture it alive. Tom corners and lassoes the bull in the hills, but his horse is no match for the bull, who escapes again. Tom then sets out to capture the Widow Maker, a famous wild horse, knowing the horse is the only one capable of holding the lassoed bull. He does so and trains the horse in secret. Larch grows so jealous of Tom that he vows to burn down his ranch house. To prevent this, Cherry marries Tom but the latter, discovering why Cherry rushed into the marriage, refuses to live with her as man and wife.
The Black Arrow (1948) as Director
A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.
The Return of the Whistler (1948) as Assistant Director
When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
Relentless (1948) as Assistant Director
Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki. When his prize mare is stolen, cowboy Robert Young goes in pursuit of the culprit, only to learn that he is also being pursued by the law for a murder he didn''t commit
Thunderhoof (1948) as Assistant Director
Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948) as Assistant Director
When the pearl necklace he's been hired to guard goes missing, a reformed thief is the prime suspect.
Key Witness (1947) as Assistant Director
Millie's Daughter (1947) as Assistant Director
Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Assistant Director
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) as Assistant Director
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) as Assistant Director
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
The Devil's Mask (1946) as Assistant Director
A detective tries to identify a shrunken head found in a crashed cargo plane.
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Assistant Director
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as Assistant Director
A detective discovers the woman he''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
Shadowed (1946) as Assistant Director
Fred J. Johnson (Lloyd Corrigan) scores a hole-in-one but his next drive, using the lucky, initialed golf ball, soars out of bounds and lands near a spot where some counterfeiters are burying a murder victim. Then begins a series of events in which he is hounded and threatened by the killers. The consequences of his not reporting what he saw to the police lead to a climax in which is daughter is held hostage by the crooks.
The Unknown (1946) as Assistant Director
A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) as Assistant Director
A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.
No Place for a Lady (1943) as Assistant Director
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942) as Assistant Director
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942) as Assistant Director
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942) as Assistant Director
The Great Swindle (1941) as Assistant Director
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941) as Assistant Director
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) as Assistant Director
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941) as Assistant Director
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940) as Assistant Director
Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940) as Assistant Director
The mysteriously ill John Braun (Fred Niblo) makes a new will, leaving out his daughter Barbara (Marsha Hunt), over the protests of his wife (Ann Shoemaker). The trouble began when the daughter wanted to marry Mr. Braun's doctor, James Rogers (Michael Whalen). Mrs. Braun asks Inspector Queen to help find the long-missing Barbara. The inspector's son, Ellery (Ralph Bellamy), works on the case. He goes to a home frequently visited by Dr. Rogers where the bell is answered by Nikki Porter (Margaret Lindsay) who Ellery mistakes for Barbara and insists she return to the Braun home. Nikki does, to protect Barbara, and a short time later finds herself alone in a room outside Braun's bedroom. She finds him dead - his throat cut. No weapons are found and the door to the room where Nikki had been is locked, and she is suspected. Ellery hides Nikki in his apartment. Braun's body, sent for an autopsy, disappears and in its place is a life-sized statue of the dead man. Elley finds the body in a closet, the police prepare to send it downtown but someone drives off with the ambulance. Ellery, with Nikki, visits Braun's bedroom that night and discovers that a pet raven flies in and out taking items.
Passport to Alcatraz (1940) as Assistant Director
George Hollister (Jack Holt), crack investigator for the NYC police, is assigned to run down the enemy aliens who dynamited a Detroit munitions plant. The trail takes him to a customs inspector who is known to have honored fake passports provided by Leon Fenten (C. Henry Gordon), chief henchman of Drexel Stuyvesant (Clay Clement) who heads the sabotage ring. Aided by his partner Ray Nolan (Noah Beery Jr). Hollister arrests an agent named Reed (Robert Fiske) and takes his place using the fake passport. As Reed, he is met by Karol Roy (Cecilia Callejo), an innocent assistant, who takes him to Fenten. Working undercover, Hollister is still unable to learn the name of the head man, not even from dumb gang-member Hank Kircher (Maxie Rosenbloom). Stuyvesant warns Fenten of his suspicions about "Reed" and the latter gives Hollister an assignment as a test.
The Great Plane Robbery (1940) as Assistant Director
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
Fugitive from a Prison Camp (1940) as Assistant Director
Lone Star Pioneers (1939) as Assistant Director
Frontiers of '49 (1939) as Assistant Director
Fugitive at Large (1939) as Assistant Director
Trapped in the Sky (1939) as Assistant Director
Hidden Power (1939) as Assistant Director
The Law Comes to Texas (1939) as Assistant Director
Whispering Enemies (1939) as Assistant Director
Phantom Gold (1938) as Assistant Director
Jack Luden, Beth Marion, Barry Downing, Charles Whitaker, Hal Taliaferro, & Tuffy the dog. A band of outlaws are using a ghost town as their hideout and selling bogus shares of an abandoned gold mine to unsuspecting miners. Jack Luden was a third string western star at Columbia Studios but his films were given a boost by co-star, Tuffy the dog.
Pioneer Trail (1938) as Assistant Director
Jack Luden, Joan Barclay, Slim Whitaker, Leon Beaumon, Hal Taliaferro, Marin Sais, & Tuffy the dog. The foreman of a cattle drive is kidnapped by outlaws who offer to free him if he participates in a cattle rustling scheme. All is not lost, however, because Tuffy the dog comes to his rescue.
Outside the Law (1938) as Assistant Director
Reformatory (1938) as Assistant Director
In Early Arizona (1938) as Assistant Director

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Port Sinister (1953) as Production Manager
A 17th-century Caribbean port rumored to have frequented by pirates rises from the ocean floor, where it came to rest after an earthquake many years before. A scientist wants to study it, some thugs want the treasure alleged to be stored there, a bunch of mutated giant crabs living there attack them all.
Loan Shark (1952) as Production Manager
A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory suffer violence at the hands of the loan sharkers, a union leader and the factory owner try to recruit ex-con Joe Gargan to infiltrate to the gang. At first Joe does not want to get involved, but changes his mind when his brother-in-law dies at the hands of a savage loan shark hood. Joe works his way into the mob, but in order to keep his cover, Joe can't tell anyone what he is up to. This results in him being disowned by his sister and girl friend.

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