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James Leicester

James Leicester



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Director (feature film)

Canon City (1948) as 2nd Unit Director
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.

Writer (feature film)

Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961) as Screenwriter
A mob chief is bombarded by radiation while fleeing from the police, making him the most dangerous man alive!
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Screenwriter
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
Enchanted Island (1958) as Screenwriter
Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.
The River's Edge (1957) as Screenwriter
A thief with a million dollars on him wrangles a Texas couple, the husband being an expert outdoorsman, to guide him across the Texas border and make his escape into Mexico.

Producer (feature film)

Gorgo (1961) as Associate Producer
Entrepreneurs capture a giant sea monster not realizing it''''s really an infant with a protective mother.
Tembo (1952) as Associate Producer

Editing (feature film)

Jet over the Atlantic (1959) as Supervising Film Editor
FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he's been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. Then the pilots succumb to the fumes, and the only available substitute is Murphy.
Enchanted Island (1958) as Film Editor
Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Supervising Film Editor
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
The River's Edge (1957) as Film Editor
A thief with a million dollars on him wrangles a Texas couple, the husband being an expert outdoorsman, to guide him across the Texas border and make his escape into Mexico.
Slightly Scarlet (1956) as Film Editor
Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to smear Jansen's campaign. But after falling out with Caspar, Ben tries to help June, who he begins to fall for. Sexy Dorothy also has a yen for Ben. June is reluctantly forced to go along with Ben's schemes, but there may be more to these than meets the eye...
Tennessee's Partner (1955) as Film Editor
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...
Escape to Burma (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
A local prince in British Burma has been killed, apparently by his prospecting partner Jim Brecan. The bereaved father wants Brecan's head, no questions asked, but Captain Cardigan of the colonial police hopes to find him first for a fair trial. Meanwhile, Brecan finds refuge on the teak plantation of wealthy colonial Gwen Moore, where mutual attraction soon makes him indispensable...
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the latter's handome son, is fair game for Rita, who lands in the guise of a missionary! The inevitable conflict over the pearls brings violence and corruption to the quiet island.
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) as Supervising Editor
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
Silver Lode (1954) as Supervising Editor
Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence: but the townspeople's loyalty to him gradually begins to waver under McCarthy's accusations.
Passion (1954) as Supervising Editor
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
Appointment in Honduras (1953) as Editing Supervisor
Count the Hours (1953) as Film Editor
A lawyer defends a migrant worker in a sensational murder trial.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Night unto Night (1949) as Montage
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
Silver River (1948) as Montage
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
April Showers (1948) as Montage
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Whiplash (1948) as Montage
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
One for the Book (1948) as Montage
A lovelorn actress shares her apartment with a lonely soldier.
Always Together (1948) as Montage
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
Love and Learn (1947) as Montage
An heiress surreptitiously helps two songwriters waiting for their big break.
Humoresque (1947) as Montage
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Montage
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
Stallion Road (1947) as Montage
A veterinarian and a novelist compete for the heart of a lady rancher.
Nora Prentiss (1947) as Montage
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Montage
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
Life with Father (1947) as Montage
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Night and Day (1946) as Montage
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Montage
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
Devotion (1946) as Montage
The Bronte sisters and their brother fight personal demons to realize their artistic ambitions.
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) as Montage
Two producers and their girls look for a backer for their big show.
Shadow of a Woman (1946) as Montage
A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Janie Gets Married (1946) as Montage
A war bride helps her husband adjust to civilian life.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Montage
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Montage
A singer can't choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
The Verdict (1946) as Montage
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
Pillow to Post (1945) as Montage
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Montage
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
The Corn Is Green (1945) as Montage
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
Danger Signal (1945) as Montage
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Montage
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Montage
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Montage
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
The Conspirators (1944) as Montage
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Montage
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Montage
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
In Our Time (1944) as Montage
A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Montage
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Montage
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Montage
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
This Is the Army (1943) as Montage
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Montage
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Background to Danger (1943) as Montage
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Montage
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Montage
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Montage
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Montage
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Montage
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Casablanca (1942) as Montage
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.

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