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Francis D. Lyon

Francis D. Lyon


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Also Known As: Died: October 8, 1996
Born: July 29, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bowbells, North Dakota, USA Profession: Editing ...


Director (feature film)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969) as Director
The Destructors (1968) as Director
Secret agents fight to protect the jewels powering a deadly laser weapon.
The Money Jungle (1968) as Director
Castle of Evil (1966) as Director
Destination Inner Space (1966) as Director
Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected in the area. A group of researchers investigate and come face to face with the object, a large automated extraterrestrial probe. They board the craft and discover a small object at first considered to be some sort of instrument package, which they take back to the lab for closer inspection. It is then that events take a turn for the worse.
The Young and the Brave (1963) as Director
Three American POWs fight to escape from North Korea.
Tomboy and the Champ (1961) as Director
Escort West (1959) as Director
A Confederate veteran helps the survivors of a Union wagon train.
South Seas Adventure (1958) as Seq dir by
Gunsight Ridge (1957) as Director
A sheriff tries to find the man who killed his predecessor.
The Oklahoman (1957) as Director
A Western doctor stands between Natives and a ruthless oil baron.
Bailout at 43,000 (1957) as Director
Pilots risk their lives to test a new ejector seat for the B-47 bomber.
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) as Director
A Union spy tries to destroy the Confederacy''s rail system.
Cult of the Cobra (1955) as Director
While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death.
The Bob Mathias Story (1954) as Director
The story of the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon.
Crazylegs (1954) as Director
Story of the career of Los Angeles Rams football great, Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch.

Cast (feature film)

Paris After Dark (1943) as Nazi agent in Homburg hat
Hypnotized (1932) as Man on boat
The Big Pond (1930) as Ronnie
Opportunity (1918) as Wilkins

Producer (feature film)

Tiger by the Tail (1970) as Producer

Editing (feature film)

The Diamond Queen (1953) as Editing Supervisor
Fort Algiers (1953) as Editing Supervisor
Red Planet Mars (1952) as Film Editor
Radio broadcasts reveal Mars to be a source of religious inspiration.
Bushwackers, The (1952) as Editor
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
The First Legion (1951) as Editing Supervisor
He Ran All the Way (1951) as Editing Supervisor
A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.
The Bushwhackers (1951) as Editing Supervisor
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) as Editing Supervisor
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951) as Editing Supervisor
In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon (David Bond) sends Captain Renault (George Montgomery) of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche (Berry Kroeger) and Major Nicolet (William Conrad) to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked Cavalier (Paula Corday), the niece, Lady Christianne, of the Marquis De Montableau (Robert Warwick), announces at a secret meeting of the Normandy underground leaders that the fabled treasure of Monte Cristo was willed to her and she will use it to finance their cause. Her uncle, the only one who can decipher the symbols on the sword of Monte Cristo, the key to the treasure, derides her stand against the Emperor. La Roche takes possession of the sword and has the Marquis put into the dungeon. Christianne, as the Masked Cavalier, regains the sword from La Roche, but Captain Renault apprehends her and returns to sword to La Roche.
The Basketball Fix (1951) as Editing Supervisor
Dakota Lil (1950) as Film Editor
Ruthless (1948) as Supervising Editor
Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end.
Body and Soul (1947) as Supervising Editor
A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime.
Twin Beds (1942) as Film Editor
The Men in Her Life (1941) as Film Editor
A circus performer marries a man who promises to turn her into a ballerina.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Film Editor
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Four Sons (1940) as Film Editor
A Czech family is torn apart by violence and political conflicts during the rise of Nazi Germany in this 1940 drama. Frau Bernie's four sons all choose different paths: pro-Czech, pro-Nazi, and toward America. The mother becomes an eyewitness to tragedy as she begins to lose her sons to the war. Based on the 1928 film of the same name, which was set during World War I.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Film Editor
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
The Great Profile (1940) as Film Editor
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Film Editor
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
Intermezzo, a Love Story (1939) as Editing
A married violinist deserts his family when he falls for his accompanist.
I Stand Condemned (1936) as Film Editor
During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since Natasha has not betrayed him. He forces Ignatoff into his debt as a means of humiliating him. When Ignatoff's new friend, Madame Sabline, offers to pay his debt, preventing his ruin, Ignatoff comes quickly to realize that Madame Sabline has an ulterior motive, one that could prove dangerous to more lives than just Ignatoff's.
Things to Come (1936) as Film Editor
Two generations of philosophers try to bring an end to war.
Rembrandt (1936) as Film Editor
The respected painter takes to drink and faces down scandal after his wife dies.
Hypnotized (1932) as Film Editor

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