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Also Known As: Died: January 28, 1980
Born: August 1, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norboro, Montana, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Secrets of Beauty (1951) as Director
2.
One Too Many (1951) as Director
3.
The Story of Bob and Sally (1948) as Director
4.
The Cat Creeps (1946) as Director
5.
Little Miss Big (1946) as Director
6.
House of Dracula (1945) as Director
A mad scientist's experiments attract Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster.
7.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Director
8.
House of Frankenstein (1945) as Director
A mad scientist hides within a traveling sideshow.
9.
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Director
10.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Director
11.
How's About It? (1943) as Director
Marion Bliss (Grace McDonald), a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby (Robert Paige), of a giant music publishing house. Alf (Shemp Howard) is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity.
12.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Director
13.
North to the Klondike (1942) as Director
14.
'Frisco Lil (1942) as Director
15.
Who Done It? (1942) as Director
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
16.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Director
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster's body.
17.
Melody for Three (1941) as Director
18.
Flying Cadets (1941) as Director
19.
Naval Academy (1941) as Director
A tough student at the Garfield Reform School is given a chance to straighten his life when a friend of his father's, offers to enroll him at the State Naval Academy.
20.
They Meet Again (1941) as Director
21.
Petticoat Politics (1941) as Director
22.
Remedy for Riches (1940) as Director
23.
Escape to Paradise (1939) as Director
24.
Everything's on Ice (1939) as Director
25.
The Lady Objects (1938) as Director
26.
Little Tough Guys in Society (1938) as Director
27.
Racketeers in Exile (1937) as Director
28.
She Asked for It (1937) as Director
29.
The Devil's Playground (1937) as Director
30.
Counterfeit (1936) as Director
31.
End of the Trail (1936) as Director
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
32.
Devil's Squadron (1936) as Director
33.
The Public Menace (1935) as Director
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
34.
The Best Man Wins (1935) as Director
35.
Grand Exit (1935) as Director
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
36.
Party Wire (1935) as Director
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
37.
You're Telling Me! (1934) as Director
A laughingstock, small-town inventor befriends a foreign princess.
38.
Search for Beauty (1934) as Director
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
39.
Disgraced (1933) as Director
40.
Big Executive (1933) as Director
41.
From Hell to Heaven (1933) as Director
42.
Island of Lost Souls (1932) as Director
On a remote island, a mad scientist turns wild animals into human monsters.
43.
Stranger in Town (1932) as Director
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
44.
Guilty As Hell (1932) as Director
45.
Leftover Ladies (1931) as Director
46.
X Marks the Spot (1931) as Director
The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter (Ford) needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs (played well by Kohler). Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.
47.
Lover Come Back (1931) as Director
48.
The Last Parade (1931) as Director
49.
A Royal Romance (1930) as Director
50.
Father and Son (1929) as Director
51.
The Song of Love (1929) as Director
52.
Trial Marriage (1929) as Director
53.
Mexicali Rose (1929) as Director
54.
Bare Knees (1928) as Director
55.
The Sideshow (1928) as Director
Melrose's circus is being threatened by his competitor, who's angry that Melrose has outmanuevered him in bookings; what he doesn't know is that the competitor has also planted a saboteur who creates accidents in hopes of reducing the value of the circus. Meanwhile, he's also hired a beautiful young woman as the magician's assistant, with eyes toward more - but he realizes that, as a midget, she won't have him.
56.
The Companionate Marriage (1928) as Director
57.
The Sporting Age (1928) as Director
58.
The Street of Illusion (1928) as Director
59.
Nothing To Wear (1928) as Director
60.
Golf Widows (1928) as Director
61.
Name the Woman (1928) as Director
62.
The Girl in the Pullman (1927) as Director
63.
Wedding Bill$ (1927) as Director
64.
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) as Director
65.
Other Women's Husbands (1926) as Director
66.
The Sap (1926) as Director
67.
The Palm Beach Girl (1926) as Director
68.
The Love Toy (1926) as Director
69.
A Fool and His Money (1925) as Director
70.
The Danger Signal (1925) as Director
71.
Red Hot Tires (1925) as Director
72.
Fight and Win (1924) as Director
73.
Flickering Youth (1924) as Director
74.
Tea--With a Kick (1923) as Director
75.
A Small Town Idol (1921) as Director
A young man in a small town is accused of being a thief. Unable to prove his innocence, he leaves town and goes to Hollywood to become an actor.
76.
Down on the Farm (1920) as Director
When The Sportive Banker comes to collect the mortgage from The Girl's Father, he proposes that The Girl could be bartered for the payment. However, The Girl is in love with The Rustic Sweetheart, and to foil The Sportive Banker's plans, she forges a letter purporting that she has been compromised by The Man of Mystery.
77.
Love, Honor and Behave (1920) as Director

Cast (feature film)

78.
End of the Trail (1936) as Theodore Roosevelt
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.

Writer (feature film)

79.
Name the Woman (1928) as Writer

Producer (feature film)

80.
Crazy House (1943) as Associate Producer
81.
South of Pago Pago (1940) as Associate Producer

Director (short)

82.
Picking Peaches (1924)
A series of comedic mistaken identities and infidelities ensue in this silent short, involving a shoe clerk and his wife.

Cast (short)

83.
Hearts and Flowers (1919)
Complications ensue in this short silent comedy when an orchestra leader falls in love with a flower girl.

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