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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Bury Me Dead (1947) as Dialogue Director
Barbara Carlin (June Lockhart) attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband,Rod Carlin (Mark Daniels), had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman buried under her name. She learns that the victim was glamour girl Helen Lawrence (Sonia Darren), with whom her husband had been having an affair. Complications come from her sister Rusty (Cathy O'Donnell), who, it turns out, is not her real sister and also doesn't like her a whole lot, and from a dim-witted prize fighter,George Mandley (Greg McClure). The family attorney, Michael Dunn (Hugh Beaumont), stands around and provides little in the way of help or reason for being there, until...
2.
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as Dialogue Director
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
3.
Philo Vance Returns (1947) as Dialogue Director
Playboy Larry Blandon (Damian O'Flynn) introduces his grandmother Stella Blandon (Clara Blandick) to his fiancee, radio singer Virginia Berneaux (Ramsay Ames). Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance (William Wright) to help find the killer. Even as they talk, the killer strikes again and Philo hears Larry fall dead. Philo begins his investigation with Alexis Carnova (Leon Belasco), Virginia's manager, and the two go to Larry's home, where Stella tells them that the motive for the killing might be Larry's will that names the six women in his life as heirs and if any die before the will is probated, the others will divide the shares. They also learn that Katherine Corbett (Phyllis Planchard), the first of Larry's wives, has been murdered. Suspicion now falls on Lorena Sims (Terry Austin), a former wife who has been a patient at a sanitarium suffering from a nervous ailment. All of the deaths have been by poison and Lorena had access to it at the sanitarium. Philo uncovers another piece of information that leads him to break into the Blandon home just as Stella is about to give Lorena a glass of warm milk.

Writer (feature film)

4.
Granaderos del amor (1934) as Original de [Original by]
5.
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) as Contract Writer
6.
El último varón sobre la Tierra (1933) as Adaptación cinematográfica de [Screenplay by]
Ralph Martin, a playboy, must give up all his girlfriends when he becomes engaged to his beloved Dolores Winkle. Since he has stayed late at a goodbye dinner given by these other gals, he arrives late and drunk to the Winkle home, where an engagement party was held. The butler escorts him to a bedroom, where it turns out would-be girlfriend Toots is sleeping; she screams and rouses the household. Jumping to the obvious conclusion, Dolores breaks their engagement. Ralph is so unhappy he decides to make a dangerous flight over the Pacific. Ralph's plane goes down and he loses all contact with the outside world. A plague called masculitis strikes, killing only men. Dr. Prodwell searches for a cure, but to no avail. Then a pilot tells Dr. Prodwell that she has found a man on a Pacific island. The women decide to keep the valuable discovery a secret, but a woman gangster finds out about the last man's existence. Soon, all the women in the world are after Ralph, and Dolores must do everything she can to ensure that she is the one who marries him!
7.
La melodía prohibida (1933) as Cont
8.
El caballero de la noche (1932) as Adaptation
9.
La ley del harem (1931) as Scen
10.
Hay que casar al príncipe (1931) as Adpt and dial
11.
New Year's Eve (1929) as Titles
12.
Don't Marry (1928) as Titles
13.
A Thief in the Dark (1928) as Titles
14.
Honor Bound (1928) as Titles
15.
Mother Knows Best (1928) as Titles
16.
Me, Gangster (1928) as Titles
17.
Homesick (1928) as Titles
18.
The Air Circus (1928) as Titles
19.
Blindfold (1928) as Titles

Music (feature film)

20.
New Wine (1941) as Composer
21.
The Gaiety Girls (1938) as Composer
22.
Murder on Diamond Row (1937) as Composer
London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record (which may spoil his chances with lovely Carol Stedman). Interested parties: Larry Graeme, cat burglar; his girl, sexy dancer Tamara; Collie, sardonic reporter. Then murder makes apprehension of the Squeaker urgent.
23.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Composer
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
24.
Ramona (1936) as Composer
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
25.
Piernas de seda (1935) as Composer
26.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Composer
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
27.
3 on a Honeymoon (1934) as Composer
28.
All Men Are Enemies (1934) as Composer
29.
Frontier Marshal (1934) as Composer
30.
Granaderos del amor (1934) as Composer
31.
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) as Composer
32.
My Lips Betray (1933) as Composer
33.
El último varón sobre la Tierra (1933) as Composer
Ralph Martin, a playboy, must give up all his girlfriends when he becomes engaged to his beloved Dolores Winkle. Since he has stayed late at a goodbye dinner given by these other gals, he arrives late and drunk to the Winkle home, where an engagement party was held. The butler escorts him to a bedroom, where it turns out would-be girlfriend Toots is sleeping; she screams and rouses the household. Jumping to the obvious conclusion, Dolores breaks their engagement. Ralph is so unhappy he decides to make a dangerous flight over the Pacific. Ralph's plane goes down and he loses all contact with the outside world. A plague called masculitis strikes, killing only men. Dr. Prodwell searches for a cure, but to no avail. Then a pilot tells Dr. Prodwell that she has found a man on a Pacific island. The women decide to keep the valuable discovery a secret, but a woman gangster finds out about the last man's existence. Soon, all the women in the world are after Ralph, and Dolores must do everything she can to ensure that she is the one who marries him!
34.
El caballero de la noche (1932) as Composer
35.
Hay que casar al príncipe (1931) as Composer
36.
Over the Hill (1931) as Composer
37.
La ley del harem (1931) as Composer
38.
Mi último amor (1931) as Composer
39.
Women Everywhere (1930) as Composer
40.
Oh, For a Man (1930) as Composer
Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann breaks into Carlotta's boudoir while she's asleep to steal her jewelery. Carlotta awakes and is facinated with Barney. They date and marry at her Villa in Italy. Soon Barney can't take being married to a diva and leaves her. Carlotta picks herself up and returns to opera. One night as Carlotta is asleep in her boudoir, she is awaken by someone breaking in...
41.
One Mad Kiss (1930) as Composer
42.
The Big Party (1930) as Composer
43.
Double Cross Roads (1930) as Composer
44.
On the Level (1930) as Composer
45.
Song o' My Heart (1930) as Composer
A great tenor retires to the Irish countryside.
46.
El precio de un beso (1930) as Composer
47.
Cuando el amor ríe (1930) as Composer
48.
The Black Watch (1929) as Composer
Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.
49.
Thru Different Eyes (1929) as Composer
50.
Words and Music (1929) as Composer
Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student. Notable as the first movie in which John Wayne gets billing (as Duke Morrison).
51.
Mother Knows Best (1928) as Composer

Cast (short)

52.
Behind the Lines (1926)
Elsie Janis, accompanied by the 107th Regiment, entertains troops from the back of a truck with several song and dance numbers in this short film that originally accompanied "The Better 'Ole" (1926). Vitaphone Release 339.

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