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Also Known As: Died: May 12, 1995
Born: July 25, 1898 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Rain for a Dusty Summer (1972) as Director
Hold On! (1966) as Director
Rocket scientists consider naming a space ship after Herman''s Hermits.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) as Director
A World War II 4-F saves the U.S. Navy when he's transformed into a dolphin.
The Thief of Baghdad (1961) as Director
Escapade in Japan (1957) as Director
After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home.
Star of India (1956) as Director
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Director
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) as Director
In 11th-century England, King Edward the Confessor wants saxon Lord Leofric to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses. In jail, he meets Godiva, the sheriff's daughter, and soon they are wed. The times are turbulent and Godiva proves a militant bride; unhistorically, unrest between the Anglo-Saxon populace and the increasingly influential Norman French lead to her famous ride.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955) as Director
An ambitious housemaid learns her employer murdered his wife.
Francis in the Navy (1955) as Director
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as Director
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Director
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) as Director
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as Director
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Director
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951) as Director
Rhubarb (1951) as Director
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 fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Queen for a Day (1951) as Director
The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months later as "Queen For A Day", with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World's Fair barker, as the emcee host. The five-times-a-week, thirty minute doses spun over to television and lasted into the 70's. Bailey, in pre-airing interviews with audience members, would select 3-4 contestants who would pour out their (mostly pitiful) hearts explaining why they deserved to be Queen For A Day, and the audience selected the winner. The movie version was comprised of three short story segments which led some character to the television program.
Francis (1950) as Director
A talking mule helps a hapless soldier uncover an enemy agent.
Impact (1949) as Director
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
New Orleans (1947) as Director
A gambling-hall owner goes straight when he discovers the market for Chicago jazz.
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) as Director
Jean (Brenda Joyce) takes the job of caretaker/companion (before the word took on a completly alternate-life style meaning) to blind woman Zenobia (Gale Sondergaard.) Also hanging around the house, in this horror/western, is Mario (Rondo Hatton), a deaf-mute servant who evidently wasn't much help to Zenobia when it came to identifying the source of a noise Zenobia couldn't see. Jean is a little slow in realizing that Zenobia is slowly killing her by taking her blood. Nothing personal. Zenobia needs her blood to feed some plants. She uses the blossoms of the plants to make poison to kill cattle in order to drive away the local ranchers so she can buy all the
A Night in Paradise (1946) as Director
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Delightfully Dangerous (1945) as Director
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as Director
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Director
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
White Savage (1943) as Director
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Director
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Director
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941) as Director
Buck Privates (1941) as Director
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
San Francisco Docks (1941) as Director
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
In the Navy (1941) as Director
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Hold That Ghost (1941) as Director
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Director
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) as Director
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (1940) as Director
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Director
Gangs of Chicago (1940) as Director
Black Friday (1940) as Director
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Director
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
Risky Business (1939) as Director
The Big Guy (1939) as Director
Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Director
Big Town Czar (1939) as Director
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
Prison Break (1938) as Director
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Director
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
The Beloved Brat (1938) as Director
A compassionate teacher tries to reach a spoiled tomboy.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Dir of retakes
Midnight Intruder (1938) as Director
Adventure's End (1937) as Director
Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.
I Cover the War (1937) as Director
Bob Adams (John Wayne), ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar (Charles Brokaw), bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela (Gwen Gaze), saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don (James Bush) from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army. Made during the two-year period when Universal became "The NEW Universal" but still looked like the old Universal. FYI to source that thinks actor Jack Mack is the same actor as musician/western actor Taylor Curtis McPeters, AKA Cactus Mack; He ain't. Not even close.
California Straight Ahead (1937) as Director
Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.
Idol of the Crowds (1937) as Director
Johnny Hanson wants to make enough money to enlarge his chicken farm. He does this through hockey. Gangsters get involved in trying to get him to throw a championship game, even lining up a woman to help steer him their way.
Yellowstone (1936) as Director
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Director
Honeymoon, Limited (1935) as Director
Frisco Waterfront (1935) as Director
Two Sinners (1935) as Director
Great God Gold (1935) as Director
Successful Failure (1934) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Times Square (1929) as Russ Glover/Benjamin Lederwitski
Eyes of the Underworld (1929) as Gang leader
The Bushranger (1928) as Arthur
Afraid To Love (1927) as Rafael
Millionaires (1926) as Lew
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) as King Louis XIII
A notorious womanizer falls for the woman he has bet he can trick into marriage.
His People (1925) as Morris Cominsky [grown]
The two sons of a poor Jewish pushcart peddler on New York's Lower East Side are both causing their father grief. One, a selfish, ambitious student, wants to become a lawyer, and in doing so tries to hide his background from his friends. The other brother gets a job to help pay his brother's college education, and to his father's horror, becomes a prizefighter and plans to marry an Irish girl.

Producer (feature film)

Escapade in Japan (1957) as Producer
After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home.
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Producer
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.

Director (special)

Arthur the Kid (1981) as Director
Bungling would-be desperados who advertise in the Medicine Bow Gazette for a new boss have their careers hilariously redirected when a spunky ten-year-old named Arthur applies for the job.
If I'm Lost, How Come I Found You? (1978) as Director
A two-part comedy about a boy on the run from an orphanage, an elderly woman who shoplifts health food, two hyperactive foreign missionaries with a passion for baseball, and a puppy called "Puddles," all of whom make life even more complicated for two amateur bank robbers seeking a hideout.
Little Lulu (1978) as Director
The story, set in the town of Rocky River, follows the misadventures of Little Lulu, a precocious pre-teenage girl. Lulu and her girlfriends crusade for women's rights when the boys object to the fact that their summer camp, Wackadoo, has become co-ed.

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