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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Zigzag (1970) as Assistant Director
A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.
2.
How To Commit Marriage (1969) as Assistant Director
Frank and Elaine Benson decide to divorce after twenty years, just as their daughter Nancy decides to get married to her boyfriend David. David's father Oliver disapproves and attempts to sabotage the relationship. When Nancy gets pregnant by accident, her parents agree to look after the baby, but F
3.
The Maltese Bippy (1969) as Assistant Director
A porn star thinks he's become a werewolf.
4.
The Impossible Years (1968) as Assistant Director
A psychiatrist's mental health is tested when his daughter starts dating.
5.
Camelot (1967) as Assistant Director
The romance between Guinevere and Lancelot destroys King Arthur's dream kingdom.
6.
Tickle Me (1965) as Assistant Director
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
7.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as Assistant Director
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
8.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) as Assistant Director
Cmdr. Draper and Col. McReady are astronauts who are nearly smashed to smithereens by a passing meteor. McReady is killed, but Draper is able to abandon ship. He lands on the dusty, desolate surface of Mars with Mona, the test monkey. Draper befriends an escaped slave named Lundin and eventually learns how to breathe the Martians' oxygen, eat their food, and drink their water.
9.
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) as Assistant Director
A shy actor is tormented by fans who think he's as charismatic as his television character.
10.
A New Kind of Love (1963) as Assistant Director
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
11.
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) as Assistant Director
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
12.
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Assistant Director
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
13.
Too Late Blues (1962) as Assistant Director
Ghost is an idealogical musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds that compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer, Jess Polanski, she comes between him and his band members, and he leaves his dreams behind in search of fame.
14.
On the Double (1961) as Assistant Director
An American serviceman in World War II is forced to stand in for a British spy.
15.
I'll Get By (1950) as Assistant Director
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
16.
Love That Brute (1950) as Assistant Director
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
17.
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Assistant Director
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband's harebrained financial schemes.
18.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as Assistant Director
19.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as Assistant Director
An Army woman stationed overseas tries to get her French husband back home.
20.
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) as Assistant Director
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
21.
Apartment for Peggy (1948) as Assistant Director
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
22.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Assistant Director
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
23.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Assistant Director
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
24.
Bob, Son of Battle (1947) as Assistant Director
25.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Assistant Director
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.
26.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Assistant Director
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
27.
Centennial Summer (1946) as Assistant Director
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
28.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Assistant Director
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown's Confederate monument.
29.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Assistant Director
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
30.
Junior Miss (1945) as Assistant Director
New York teenager gets involved in everyone's lives by playing cupid. She turns the household upsidedown and gets her dad fired by fixing up her uncle with the boss's daughter.
31.
Something for the Boys (1944) as Assistant Director
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
32.
Jane Eyre (1944) as Assistant Director
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
33.
The Purple Heart (1944) as Assistant Director
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals.
34.
Happy Land (1943) as Assistant Director
35.
Crash Dive (1943) as Assistant Director
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
36.
Sundown (1941) as Assistant Director
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
37.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Assistant Director
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
38.
Moon over Burma (1940) as Assistant Director
39.
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Assistant Director
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
40.
Sing You Sinners (1938) as Assistant Director
Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through swapping and gambling. It seems the only thing all three can join in is their singing act, which Mike and Dave hate. Finally, all Joe's hopes are pinned on a race horse he's acquired, but it's a bigger gamble than his family knows. Hilarious sequence involving a lecturer on seals.
41.
True Confession (1937) as Assistant Director
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''t commit to help further his career.
42.
I Met Him in Paris (1937) as Assistant Director
Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason.
43.
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936) as Assistant Director
44.
The Bride Comes Home (1936) as Assistant Director
45.
F-Man (1936) as Assistant Director
46.
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Assistant Director
47.
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as Assistant Director
48.
Home on the Range (1934) as Director
49.
If I Had a Million (1932) as Asst dir "Death Cell"
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
50.
A Farewell to Arms (1932) as Assistant Director
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
51.
Sooky (1931) as Assistant Director
52.
The Wild Party (1929) as Assistant Director
This film follows the on-again, off-again relationship of a college professor and a sexy student.

Cast (feature film)

53.
William Holden: The Golden Boy (1989)
A documentary about the life and career of actor William Holden. Included are clips from many of his films as well as interviews with friends, family and colleagues, as well as an interview with Holden himself.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

54.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955) as Asst to the prod
Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War.
55.
The Country Girl (1955) as Asst to the prod
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer's wife fights her love for another man.
56.
Little Boy Lost (1953) as Asst to the prod
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
57.
Anything Can Happen (1952) as Asst to the prod [and dir of roadshots]
A quirky relationship unfolds between an immigrant and an all-American folk music fan.
58.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Asst to the prod
A musical about a girl who wants to move to the city, but is captured by a group of criminals escaping justice.
59.
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Asst to the prod
60.
Rhubarb (1951) as Asst to the prod
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancTe Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
61.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Production Manager
An angel's earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.

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