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Director (feature film)

Cat Ballou (1965) as Assistant Director
A prim schoolteacher turns outlaw queen when the railroad steals her land.
A Global Affair (1964) as Assistant Director
A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby.
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) as Assistant Director
Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange inhabitants of the estate are willing or capable of helping her escape. Caligari reveals himself as a passive pervert, showing her filthy pictures, spying on her, and trying to make her talk about intimate details of her life. She attempts to free herself by the only means at her disposal.
Fear No More (1961) as Assistant Director
All the Young Men (1960) as Assistant Director
A black sergeant is forced to take command when his lieutenant is killed during the Korean War.
Four Fast Guns (1960) as Assistant Director
Alaska Passage (1959) as Assistant Director
Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959) as Assistant Director
The Restless Breed (1957) as Assistant Director
Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton.
Courage of Black Beauty (1957) as Assistant Director
Mohawk (1956) as Assistant Director
When a Boston artist is commissioned to paint landscapes, he gets caught up in a land war between settlers and the Mohawks.
Geraldine (1954) as Assistant Director
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Assistant Director
Silver Lode (1954) as Assistant Director
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.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Assistant Director
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
The Fabulous Senorita (1952) as Assistant Director
Border Saddlemates (1952) as Assistant Director
Baxter is transporting counterfeit bills across the border in the bottom of fox cages. When veterinarian Allen places the fox ranch under quarantine tying up the bills, Baxter's plan to get at the money means trouble.
Montana Belle (1952) as Assistant Director
The Daltons force Belle Starr to help them on a dangerous raid.
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952) as Assistant Director
Havana Rose (1951) as Assistant Director
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Assistant Director
Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951) as Assistant Director
It's just after the Civil War in Texas and Sam White has found a rich deposit of bauxite. But lawlessness abounds and Jim Tulane and his henchmen are in control. Tulane knows White has found something but is unable to find out what and kills him. He also knows the key is in a toy wagon White gave to his son. The son figures out the puzzle only to learn that Tulane's henchman has already accidently found the answer.
Cuban Fireball (1951) as Assistant Director
Across the Badlands (1950) as Assistant Director
Steve Ranson (Charles Starrett), an ex-Texas Ranger, is called upon by Gregory Banion (Charles Evans), manager of the Trans-Western Railroad, to solve a series of mysterious attacks on the railroad's surveying parties along the Ranahan Trail, Jeff Carson (Hugh Prosser), owner of the stage line which will lose business when the railroad is completed, is the primary suspect. Steve, as the Durango Kid, foils an attempt on Carson's life and believes him when he says he is not responsible for the raids. They join forces and, with the aid of town gunsmith Smiley (Smiley Burnette), they uncover the real outlaw leader.
Women from Headquarters (1950) as Assistant Director
Prisoners in Petticoats (1950) as Assistant Director
Singing Guns (1950) as Assistant Director
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
Destination Big House (1950) as Assistant Director
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Assistant Director
Harbor of Missing Men (1949) as Assistant Director
Prince of the Plains (1949) as Assistant Director
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) as Assistant Director
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) as Assistant Director
A militiaman falls for a Frenchwoman and tries to protect her people from land grabbers.
The Last Bandit (1949) as Assistant Director
About to marry Jim Plummer (Forrest Tucker), Kate Foley (Adrian Booth) runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley (Grant Withers) convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City she meets reformed-bandit Frank Plummer (William Elliott), posing as Frank Norris, brother of Jim Plummer, who has being going straight and working as an express shipment guard. Jim also shows up and plans a robbery by stealing a train and hiding it in an abandoned tunnel. The two brothers are on opposite sides of the law with the now-reformed Kate caught in the middle.
Death Valley Gunfighter (1949) as Assistant Director
Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) hits the trail when he gets word that one of two brothers in a partner-ship mining project has been killed by outlaws trying to gain possession of the mine. The other brother, Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), a testy old sourdough, wants no part of the law, and is particularly set against the young sheriff, Keith Ames (William Henry), courting his niece Trudy (Gail Davis). Playing to the old man's ego, Rocky takes charge of the situation.
Daredevils of the Clouds (1948) as Assistant Director
Angel on the Amazon (1948) as Assistant Director
Oklahoma Badlands (1948) as Assistant Director
Moonrise (1948) as Assistant Director
When a murderer''''s son accidentally kills someone, he takes it on the lam.
Son of God's Country (1948) as Assistant Director
The Main Street Kid (1948) as Assistant Director
Otis Jones (Al Pearce), a small-town printer, has a fixation with the study of mental telepathy, and lives for the day when he can meet the top exponent of his hobby, The Great Martine (Alan Mowbray). A bolt of lightning hits him, giving him the real power of reading people's minds. When his daughter, Jill (Janet Martin), and her rich young fiancee, Bud Wheeling (Byron S. Barr), become involved in a scheme with the plotting Martine, he is able to make use of his newly-found power.
Out of the Storm (1948) as Assistant Director
Saddle Pals (1947) as Assistant Director
Robin Hood of Texas (1947) as Assistant Director
When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building.
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Assistant Director
That's My Gal (1947) as Assistant Director
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) as Assistant Director
In yet another version of probably Republics most-used single plot---the basis for "The Leathernecks Have Landed"-"Rough Riders Round-Up", "Guns in the Dark", "Remember Pearl Harbor" and a couple of other films from Republic---and with revisions to fit the Autry mold, Gene Autry(Gene Autry) and his pals Dusty Moran (Bob Steele) and Pokie (Sterling Holloway) are in Mexico where Dusty is killed. With the help of Elena Del Rio (Adele Mara), whose father has also been murdered by unknown assailants, Gene discovers that the killings tie in with a jewel-smuggling scheme.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Assistant Director
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Bandits of Dark Canyon (1947) as Assistant Director
As prisoner Ed Archer is being transferred, the stage is attacked and crashes. Archer escapes the attackers but Ranger Rocky Lane catches up with him. As Rocky is bringing him in, Archer is attacked again. Somebody wants Archer killed and Rocky, now suspecting Archer is innocent, decides to find out who and why.
Home in Oklahoma (1946) as Assistant Director
A small-town editor and a big-city reporter investigate a wealthy rancher''''s mysterious death.
Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Assistant Director
To get the Delaney ranch Cole's henchman Anders has started a phony range war between the cattlemen and sheepmen. After killing Delaney, he tries to kill his daughter Jill and then Roy who was sent to investigate the war. But the failed attempts gives Roy the information he needs.
Home on the Range (1946) as Assistant Director
A cowboy tries to protect wild grizzlies from ranchers who think the bears are decimating their cattle.
The Madonna's Secret (1946) as Assistant Director
Colorado Pioneers (1945) as Assistant Director
In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.
Sunset in Eldorado (1945) as Assistant Director
The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale. Songs include "Go West, Young Man," "Lady Who Wouldn't Say Yes," and "Belle of the El Dorado."

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Big Jake (1971) as Production Manager
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
Skullduggery (1970) as Production Manager
An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people.
The Green Berets (1968) as Unit Production Manager
After vigorous training, two Army detachments see service in Vietnam.
The Way West (1967) as Production Manager
A senator hires a veteran scout to accompany a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon.
The Professionals (1966) as Unit Production Manager
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
Alvarez Kelly (1966) as Unit Production Manager
A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Prod staff
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) as Production Manager
Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange inhabitants of the estate are willing or capable of helping her escape. Caligari reveals himself as a passive pervert, showing her filthy pictures, spying on her, and trying to make her talk about intimate details of her life. She attempts to free herself by the only means at her disposal.
The Deadly Companions (1961) as Production Manager
To make amends for killing a man, a Civil War veteran accompanies his corpse through dangerous territory.
South Seas Adventure (1958) as Prod staff
Zero Hour! (1957) as Production Manager
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Drango (1957) as Production Manager
A Union officer faces hostility when he's sent to rebuild a ruined southern town.
Lisbon (1956) as Unit Manager
Passion (1954) as Prod supv
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.
Champ for a Day (1953) as Unit Manager
A Perilous Journey (1953) as Production Manager
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Unit Manager
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Production Manager
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.

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