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Also Known As: Died: September 21, 1988
Born: May 1, 1905 Cause of Death: complications following liver surgery
Birth Place: Berlin, DE Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Singing Nun (1965) as Director
Fanciful biography of the Belgian nun who briefly made the hit parade.
2.
Dear Brigitte (1965) as Director
Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.
3.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963) as Director
A father attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble which leads to scandal.
4.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) as Director
A husband and wife spend a holiday at the beach with their extensive family.
5.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Director
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
6.
The Story of Ruth (1960) as Director
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
7.
The Naked Maja (1959) as Director
Romantic biography of the Spanish painter Goya and his relationship with the Duchess of Alba.
8.
Fräulein (1958) as Director
9.
My Man Godfrey (1957) as Director
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
10.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Director
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
11.
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) as Director
An American and a British soldier in love with the same woman head for the Normandy Invasion.
12.
The Virgin Queen (1955) as Director
Sir Walter Raleigh wins favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
13.
A Man Called Peter (1955) as Director
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
14.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) as Director
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
15.
Désirée (1954) as Director
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
16.
My Cousin Rachel (1953) as Director
When Philip Ashley's much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose dies, he is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel to inherit his wealth. But when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have been unfounded. But were they, or is Rachel just trying to use Philip to get at the estate Ambrose left to him instead of to her? And will she murder him next?
17.
The Robe (1953) as Director
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
18.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Director
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
19.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Dir of "The Cop and the Anthem"
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
20.
Elopement (1951) as Director
Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad. But, following her graduation dance, she finds herself in the arms of and in love with her psychology professor, Matt Reagan (William Lundigan), and they decide to elope, telling only her godfather. He, when the Osbornes discovering Jake missing, tells them of her plans. They descend furiously on the Reagans, only to find Matt's father, (Tom (Charles Bickford), equally upset at the news. The two families, with a great dislike for each other, start off for a marriage mill across the state line, and join forces when the Reagan car breaks down. Meanwhile, Jake and Matt quarrel and decide they have made a mistake and start for home.
21.
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Director
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
22.
No Highway in the Sky (1951) as Director
An engineer fights to prove that a new model airplane is not safe.
23.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Director
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
24.
Harvey (1950) as Director
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
25.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Director
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
26.
The Inspector General (1949) as Director
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
27.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Director
Two nuns set up a children's hospital in the New England countryside.
28.
The Bishop's Wife (1948) as Director
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
29.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) as Director
30.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Director
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
31.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Director
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
32.
Music for Millions (1945) as Director
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
33.
Between Us Girls (1942) as Director
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
34.
It Started with Eve (1941) as Director
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
35.
Spring Parade (1940) as Director
36.
First Love (1939) as Director
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.
37.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) as Director
Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny tries to find Joan a new boyfriend so that Kay and Richard can be together.
38.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Director
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.
39.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) as Director
An unemployed musician's daughter fights to find him a new job.
40.
Maria Baschkirtzeff (1936) as Director
41.
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Director
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
42.
Peter (1934)
43.
Hassliche Madchen, Das (1933) as Director
44.

Cast (feature film)

45.
The Big Show (1957) as

Writer (feature film)

46.
Or dans la rue, L' (1934) as Screenwriter
47.
Weib im Dschungel (1931) as Writer
48.
Seine Freundin Annette (1931) as German adpt
49.
Waise von Lowood, Die (1926) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

50.
Dear Brigitte (1965) as Producer
Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.
51.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963) as Producer
A father attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble which leads to scandal.
52.
Between Us Girls (1942) as Producer
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
53.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Producer
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.

Production Companies (feature film)

54.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Company
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
55.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Company
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
56.
Music for Millions (1945) as Company
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
57.
Between Us Girls (1942) as Company
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
58.
It Started with Eve (1941) as Company
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
59.
Spring Parade (1940) as Company
60.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) as Company
Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny tries to find Joan a new boyfriend so that Kay and Richard can be together.
61.
First Love (1939) as Company
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.

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