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Director (feature film)

Big Jake (1971) as 2nd Unit Director
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
The Green Berets (1968) as 2nd unit dir
After vigorous training, two Army detachments see service in Vietnam.
The War Wagon (1967) as 2nd unit dir
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
Marco the Magnificent (1966) as Battle scenes
Orson Welles plays the role of Akerman, a venetian savant, in this all star production of Marco Polo's adventures. Young Marco travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.
Major Dundee (1965) as 2nd unit dir
Cavalry misfits cross the Mexican border to destroy an Indian outpost.
Genghis Khan (1965) as 2nd unit dir
The Asian conqueror and his mentor vie for the same woman.
The Long Ships (1964) as 2nd unit dir
Viking seamen battle a Moorish prince for possession of a golden bell.
Taras Bulba (1962) as 2nd unit dir
A cossack leader clashes with his rebellious son.
The Comancheros (1961) as Action seq dir
A Texas Ranger teams up with a gambler to stop an outlaw from running guns into Mexico wih the help of Comanches in order to set up a power base in that country as a means of planning an attack on the Union.
The Alamo (1960) as 2nd Unit Director
Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie join the fight for Texas'''' independence from Mexico.
The Conqueror (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
Rio Grande (1950) as 2nd Unit Director
A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings.

Cast (feature film)

Donovan's Reef (1963) as Officer
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy''''s reputation when the man''''s daughter comes calling.
Two Rode Together (1961) as William McCandless
Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960) as Sam Beecher
A 19th-century lawyer tries to clear a black man of rape and murder charges.
Spartacus (1960) as Soldier
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
The Young Land (1959) as Jury foreman
During 1848 California's newly inaugurated statehood, a newborn justice system is put to the test in the trial of a hotheaded gunslinger who shoots a repected Hispanic citizen in a state that is a volatile balance beteween whites and Hispanics.
Ben-Hur (1959) as The Lubian
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
The Abductors (1957) as
Seven Men from Now (1956) as
A former sheriff hunts down the seven men who killed his wife.
The Searchers (1956) as Col. Greenhill
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
The Prodigal (1955) as Harun
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Drums Across the River (1954) as Hank
A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Deputy
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.
Take Me to Town (1953) as Stagecoach driver
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?
Bend of the River (1952) as Wullie
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
The World in His Arms (1952) as Sweeney
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon.
The Milkman (1950) as
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
Wagon Master (1950) as Marshal
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
Rio Grande (1950) as
A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) as Trooper Cliff
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) as Kentuckian
A militiaman falls for a Frenchwoman and tries to protect her people from land grabbers.
Oklahoma Badlands (1948) as Henchman
Dakota (1945) as Bouncer
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
Song of Russia (1944) as Wagon driver
An American symphonic conductor trapped in Russia during World War II helps with the resistance.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) as
A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.
Wagon Tracks West (1943) as Matt
Fleetwing has gone east to become a doctor and the first patient that he gets is Gabby. Gabby swallowed bad water escaping from Indians and has Indian fever. Fleetwing and Elliott know that the fever comes from the ranchers and want them to drain the bad water because it is killing the Pawnee. But the Indian agent, Warren, wants the land for grazing and is working with Clawtooth to get the Indians to move off the land because of the bad water. Warren decides to get rid of Fleetwing who does not want the tribe to move.
The Lawless Nineties (1936) as Davis
Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.
Outlawed Guns (1935) as
To pay off his gambling debts to Keeler, Babe Rivers sells his and his brother Buck's cattle and then joins Keeler's gang. After the gang pulls off a stage holdup, Keeler takes the gold and double-crosses them sending the Sheriff to their hideout. When Babe gets caught and the lynch mob forms, Buck sets out to free his brother.
Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935) as Henchman
Traveling with Doc Parker's medicine show, Gene finds his old friend Harry Brooks wounded and the Sheriff after him for murdering his father. Gene also sees that Craven and his gang are looking for Brooks. Finding clues that Craven was behind the murder, Gene has a plan utilizing the medicine show wagon that will trap the gang.
The Night Rider (1932) as Burt Logan
Officer John Brown is after the outlaw known as the Night Rider. Posing as Jim Blake he takes a job on the Rogers ranch. He finds the secret passage from the Rogers mine to the Rogers house used by the Night Rider and also a note written by the Night Rider to his henchmen. Practicing his hand writing, he has a plan to trap him.
Red Fork Range (1931) as Skeeter Beldon
Not Exactly Gentlemen (1931) as Deputy
Red Gold (1930) as
Firebrand Jordan (1930) as Pete
'Firebrand' Jordan (Lane Chandler) is a ranger sent into the high Sierras to assist the local Sheriff Ed Burns (Tom London) in captruing a mysterious band of counterfeiters. His coming is made known to the gang leader, who sends three of his henchmen to get the ranger and gets three empty horses back. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Judd Howe (Fred Harvey) has disappeared, leaving his two daughters,Joan (Aline Goodwin) and Peggy (Marguerite Ainslee), worried and in financial distress. The big-moneyed man of the district, David Hampton (Sheldon Lewis),lying that their father owes him money, attempts to make Joan accede to his less-than-honorable wishes.Jordan discovers that Hampton is really the gang leader he is hunting, succeeds in capturing the outlaws in an old mine, frees Howe who was being held prisoner, and wins the hand of Joan.
The Canyon of Missing Men (1930) as Brill Lonergan
Canyon Hawks (1930) as Tom Hardy
Cattleman Benson finds Mildred and her brother George living in one of his cabins and their sheep are on his land. Attracted to Mildred, he not only lets her stay, he deeds part of his land to her. This leads to trouble with the other cattlemen.
Call of the Desert (1930) as Nate Thomas
Tod Walker takes Rex Carson's map to a gold mine and leaves him in the desert. Carson recuperates at Jean Walker's ranch and she takes a liking to him. But when her uncle Tod arrives, he claims Carson tried to jump his claim. She sides with her uncle and Carson, banished from the Walker ranch, sets out to get his claim back.
Breezy Bill (1930) as Bandits
Captain Cowboy (1929) as
Fighters of the Saddle (1929) as Henchman
The Cowboy and the Outlaw (1929) as Slim Saxon
The Arizona Kid (1929) as Ned Hank
West of the Rockies (1929) as Snakey Rogers
While trying to discover who is rustling cattle from the ranch owned by his father, Hair-Trigger Strong (Henry Roquemore), Bob Strong (Art Mix) meets and falls in love with Celia de la Costa (Fontaine LaRue), the daughter of Hair-Trigger's long-time enemy, who was apparently killed by Strong. Bob goes in pursuit of Juan Escabar (Bud Osborne), whom he suspects is the rustler chief, and finds himself out-numbered and in trouble. Celia warns the elder Strong, who gets the Sheriff (Pete Crawford) and they ride to his rescue.
The Saddle King (1929) as Rance Baine
Flashing Hoofs (1928) as
The Old Code (1928) as Jacques de Long
Across the Plains (1928) as Chuck Lang
Headin' Westward (1928) as Pat Carle
West of the Law (1926) as Sheriff

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Chisum (1970) as Stunt coordinator
A cattle baron enlists Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid to help him fight a land war.
McLintock! (1963) as Technical Advisor
A cattle baron fights to tame the West and his estranged wife.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) as Technical Advisor
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Big Jake (1971) as Stunt Coordinator
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
From Hell to Texas (1958) as Stunts
A kindly cowboy suddenly finds himself the object of a massive manhunt after he accidently kills the son of a powerful rancher.
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) as Stunts
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Stunts
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
Slaughter Trail (1951) as Stunts
An Indian hating bandit''''s reign of terror could lead to a range war.
Fort Apache (1948) as Stunt supv
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Double
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Cyclone on Horseback (1941) as Stunt double
A young contractor fights off outlaws out to sabotage the telephone line he's building.
Jesse James (1939) as Stunts
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as Stunts
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Stingaree (1934) as Double for Richard Dix
An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.
Against the Law (1934) as Stand-in and double for John Mack Brown
Call It Luck (1934) as Double and stunts
Love Time (1934) as Stunts
Robbers' Roost (1933) as Double for George O'Brien
The Rainbow Trail (1932) as Stunt double for George O'Brien
The Golden West (1932) as Double for George O'Brien and stunts
Lovers David Lunch and Betty Summers are caught in the feud between their two families. When David kills the Summers son, he escapes to the West. He marries and when his boy is two he and his wife are killed by Indians who take the boy. Twenty years later the boy is now the Indian chief. Betty's daughter is nearby and the two are destined to meet.
The Gay Caballero (1932) as Double for George O'Brien and stunts
Football star Ted Radcliffe goes west to manage an inherited cattle ranch. Empire builder and cattle thief Don Paco is hounded by El Coyote (who is really Don Bob) who now has a partner in Ted. Unfortunately Ted is also falling love with Don Paco's daughter Adela.
Not Exactly Gentlemen (1931) as Riding double and stunts
A Holy Terror (1931) as Stunts
Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls in love with him which makes her suitor Steve jealous.

Cast (short)

Coffins on Wheels (1941)
In this short film, unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.

Stunts (short)

Trial by Trigger (1944)
A logger must save his stand of redwoods from being bought by an unscrupulous logging company owner in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1234A.

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