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W. Donn Hayes

W. Donn Hayes



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Editing (feature film)

Sword of Venus (1953) as Supervising Editor
Paris Model (1953) as Supervising Editor
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
Mesa of Lost Women (1953) as Supervising Editor
A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarves in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.
Torpedo Alley (1953) as Editing
Invasion U.S.A. (1952) as Supervising Editor
Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan.
Assigned to Danger (1948) as Film Editor
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
Bury Me Dead (1947) as Film Editor
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...
The Gas House Kids "in Hollywood" (1947) as Film Editor
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) as Film Editor
Publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) sends for Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan (Frank Fenton), Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. Jamison tells his secretary Mona Bannister (Sheila Ryan) to bring Vance to his home that night and he will reveal the solution to the seven-year mystery of the killing of Sam Philips, former partner in the firm. Philips ex-wife (Tala Birell), now a receptionist for the company, is alarmed when she overhears. As Vance and Mona drive up, two shots are heard and Jamison's body is later found in the trunk of Vance's car.
Philo Vance's Gamble (1947) as Film Editor
Step-Child (1947) as Film Editor
Although Dale (Brenda Joyce) and Ken Bullock (Donald Woods) should be a happily married couple, their marriage is on the verge of a break-up, because Dale refuses to give up her well-paying job in order to devote more time to Ken and their two children Jimmy (Tommy Ivo), age 9, and Tommy (Grgeory Marshall), age 6. They sue for divorce and the Judge (Selmer Jackson) rules that the children be placed in the custody of their father. Dale realizes what she has lost but she is too proud to say anyhthing to Ken, whom she still loves. Ken, shopping for the perfect stay-at-home wife to take care of his children, falls for the charms of his secretary, Millie Lynch (Vivian Austin, in one of the four films she made at PRC as Terry Austin.) Not quite.
Born to Speed (1947) as Editing
Down Missouri Way (1946) as Film Editor
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Film Editor
The Missing Corpse (1945) as Film Editor
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Film Editor
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
When the Lights Go on Again (1944) as Film Editor
South to Karanga (1940) as Film Editor
Li'l Abner (1940) as Editing
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Film Editor
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Film Editor
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Film Editor
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Film Editor
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) as Film Editor
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
Stablemates (1938) as Film Editor
A broken down veterinarian saves a stable boy's prize racehorse.
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Film Editor
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
The Shopworn Angel (1938) as Film Editor
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
Between Two Women (1937) as Film Editor
A nurse with an alcoholic husband falls for a doctor, only to find his interests lie elsewhere.
Espionage (1937) as Film Editor
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
Escape by Night (1937) as Film Editor
The Thirteenth Chair (1937) as Film Editor
A phony psychic tries to solve a murder that took place during her seance.
Tarzan Escapes (1936) as Film Editor
Jane Parker''s cousins try to kidnap the jungle king to get their hands on her inheritance.
Every Night at Eight (1935) as Film Editor
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band.
When a Man's a Man (1935) as Film Editor
The Cowboy Millionaire (1935) as Film Editor
The Dude Ranger (1934) as Film Editor
Peck's Bad Boy (1934) as Film Editor
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
Thunder Over Mexico (1933) as Film Editor
A documentary on the history of Mexico and its people.
A Fool's Advice (1932) as Editing
Night Life in Reno (1931) as Film Editor
Mother's Millions (1931) as Editing
The Bad One (1930) as Film Editor
Jazz Cinderella (1930) as Film Editor
Ex-Flame (1930) as Film Editor
Times Square (1929) as Film Editor
The Lost Zeppelin (1929) as Film Editor
Hellship Bronson (1928) as Film Editor
Turn Back the Hours (1928) as Film Editor
Bare Knees (1928) as Film Editor
San Francisco Nights (1928) as Film Editor
The Companionate Marriage (1928) as Film Editor
The Chorus Kid (1928) as Film Editor
The River Woman (1928) as Film Editor
The Head of the Family (1928) as Film Editor
A Harp in Hock (1927) as Film Editor
The Rush Hour (1927) as Film Editor
The Carnival Girl (1926) as Film Editor
Never the Twain Shall Meet (1925) as Film Editor

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