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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Tell It to a Star (1945) as Original Story
2.
Smart Guy (1943) as Screenwriter
3.
Deerslayer (1943) as Adpt of trmt
4.
Foreign Agent (1942) as Screenwriter
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
5.
Man from Headquarters (1942) as Screenwriter
Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann and, before he gets another reporting job, has to pawn his engraved revolver with a fence in league with the gangsters also part of Pardoni's mob. The gang gets the revolver from the fence and plant it at their next job, but Larry is on their trail and captures them at the pawn shop.
6.
Mountain Moonlight (1941) as Screenwriter
7.
In Old Cheyenne (1941) as Original Story
Roy is a newspaper reporter. He goes to Cheyenne to cover the activities of supposed bad guy Arapahoe Brown. Roy, of course, discovers who the real bad guy is.
8.
Laughing at Danger (1940) as Screenwriter
Frankie Kelly (Frankie Darro), pageboy at the beauty salon ran by Madam Celeste (Veda Ann Borg), and his helper Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) find the routine broken when the body of one of the operators, Florence (Maxine Leslie), is found in the dumbwaiter. She had been shot just before she was to give Detective Dan Haggerty (George Houston)information about a blackmail gang. Since Mary Baker (Joy Hodges), Frankie's girl friend saw her last, she is suspected, and Frankie determines to clear her using his own sleuthing methods. He has hardy begun when Pierre (Rolfe Sedan), another member of the staff, and Florence's fiancee is found dead.
9.
Sweepstakes Winner (1939) as Screenwriter
A scatterbrained waitress invests her inheritance in a broken-down race horse and a sweepstakes ticket.
10.
Convict's Code (1939) as Orig scr
11.
International Crime (1938) as Dial
Lamont Cranston, amatuer criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper, has developed a friendly feud that sometimes passes the friendly stage with Police Commissioner Weston (Thomas Jackson.) He complains to his managing editor, Edward Heath (Oscar O'Shea), over the problems that have developed in his department since Phoebe Lane (Astrid Allwyn) has been hired as his assistant. He is advised to forget it since she is the publisher's niece. During his broadcast about Honest John (William Pawley), a famous safe cracker who has served his time, Phoebe gives him a note that the Metropolitan Theatre is to be robbed at eight o'clock and she is so insistent that he adds it as his closing note. Off the air, he learns she got the information from a man she met in a cafe who had an honest face. Cranston goes to the theatre where Weston and his men have gathered and, of course, nothing happens but, across town, a safe is blown at the home of international banker Gerald Morton and the banker is killed.Cranston arrives there ahead of the police and discovers enough evidence to show him that it wasn't just a simple robbery with the banker accidently killed. The irate Weston has him jailed as a material witness, but Phoebe comes through with a habeas corpus in time for him to make his broadcast. Honest John crashes into the studio with a gun and demands that Cranston exonerates him over the air from the police suspicion that he committed the robbery. Weston rushes to the studio but Honest John has escaped. Cranston takes Phoebe on a tour of night clubs hoping she will spot the man who gave her the robbery message. She does and Cranston poses as a new arrival from Europe and learns that the man is Flotow (William von Brincken) and his companion is Starkov (Tennen Holtz.) They make a date for lunch the next day. While they are waiting for him to join them for lunch, Cranston breaks into Flathow's apartment where he meets Phoebe who also has had the same idea. A phone call is answered and Morton's butler (Paul Panzer) says there is a meeting at the Morton home that afternoon.
12.
Rebellious Daughters (1938) as Orig scr
13.
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Screenwriter
14.
Slander House (1938) as Scr and dial
15.
Telephone Operator (1937) as Story
16.
The Shadow Strikes (1937) as Contr to scr
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston dodges the police while hunting down a killer and a gangster chief.
17.
Here's Flash Casey (1937) as Orig scr
18.
The 13th Man (1937) as Orig scr
A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered in the midst of a crowd. The police have many suspects and hardly any clues, so two reporters decide to investigate for themselves.
19.
The House of Secrets (1936) as Screenwriter
Globe-trotter Barry Wilding (Leslie Fenton) intercedes when a man annoys Julie Kenmore (Muriel Evans) on a ship crossing the English Channel, but she refuses to tell him her name or address. Barry determines to find her in London, but he is summoned to a lawyer's office and informed that he has inherited "The Hawk's Nest", a large estate outside London. He has to sign a declaration that he will never sell the property. He arrives there and is roughly put off his own property be trespassers who have taken up residence. Despite offers to buy the estate and warnings to get out of England, Barry refuses to do either. Julie appears and tells Barry she is living at "The Hawk's Nest" and he must allow her and her father, Dr. Kenmore (Morgan Wallace), to continue to live there for at least six months, and he can not visit her there. But Barry continues to try to solve the mystery that surrounds his inheritance even after being attacked by three American gangsters. Barry tries to enlist the aid of Scotland Yard, but, for some unfathomable reason, they refuse to help him. Mystery piles on mystery before the amazing and unusual conclusion.
20.
Lady Luck (1936) as Screenwriter
21.
Murder at Glen Athol (1936) as Adpt and scr
22.
The Arizona Raiders (1936) as Screenwriter
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Linsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
23.
The Mystery Man (1935) as Screenwriter
24.
Men of Action (1935) as Screenwriter
25.
Death from a Distance (1935) as Story and Screenplay
26.
Million Dollar Baby (1934) as Orig story and scr
27.
The Unwritten Law (1932) as Story
28.
Leathernecking (1930) as Titles
29.
The Office Scandal (1929) as Titles
30.
Square Shoulders (1929) as Titles
31.
Noisy Neighbors (1929) as Dial
32.
Strange Cargo (1929) as Titles
33.
The Leatherneck (1929) as Titles
34.
Noisy Neighbors (1929) as Titles
35.
Geraldine (1929) as Titles
36.
The Spieler (1928) as Titles
37.
On to Reno (1928) as Titles
38.
Let 'Er Go Gallegher (1928) as Titles
39.
The Cop (1928) as Titles
40.
A Ship Comes In (1928) as Titles
41.
Hold 'Em Yale (1928) as Titles
42.
Power (1928) as Titles
43.
Stand and Deliver (1928) as Titles
44.
Tenth Avenue (1928) as Titles
45.
Celebrity (1928) as Titles
46.
Show Folks (1928) as Titles
47.
Skyscraper (1928) as Titles
48.
The Blue Danube (1928) as Titles
49.
Marked Money (1928) as Titles
50.
A Blonde for a Night (1928) as Titles
51.
Annapolis (1928) as Titles
52.
Love Over Night (1928) as Titles
53.
Chicago (1928) as Titles
Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical.
54.
The Fighting Eagle (1927) as Titles
55.
Almost Human (1927) as Titles
56.
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927) as Titles
57.
Dress Parade (1927) as Titles
58.
The Angel of Broadway (1927) as Titles
59.
Vanity (1927) as Titles
Barbara Fiske, a beautiful girl of social standing, is about to be married to Lloyd Van Courtland. On the eve of their marriage, she foolishly pays a visit to a colorful steamship captain aboard his ship. A killing aboard the vessel threatens to destroy her upcoming marriage as well as her entire future.
60.
Turkish Delight (1927) as Titles
61.
The Wise Wife (1927) as Titles
62.
His Dog (1927) as Titles
63.
The Yankee Clipper (1927) as Titles
64.
White Gold (1927) as Titles
65.
Gigolo (1926) as Titles
66.
The Lady From Hell (1926) as Titles
67.
Rainbow Riley (1926) as Titles
68.
The Clinging Vine (1926) as Titles
A paint company teeters when the secretary who runs the show decides to get married.
69.
The Cruise of the Jasper B (1926) as Titles
70.
Corporal Kate (1926) as Titles
71.
Eve's Leaves (1926) as Titles
72.
Scarlet Saint (1925) as Titles
73.
The Unguarded Hour (1925) as Titles
74.
The Pace That Thrills (1925) as Titles
75.
The Crackerjack (1925) as Titles
76.
The Live Wire (1925) as Titles

Editing (feature film)

78.
The Lady From Hell (1926) as Film Editor
79.
Rainbow Riley (1926) as Film Editor
80.
The Pace That Thrills (1925) as Film Editor

Misc. Crew (short)

81.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.

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