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Also Known As: Died: December 22, 1993
Born: September 8, 1912 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Don't Make Waves (1967) as Director
A swimming-pool salesman gets mixed up with beauty queens and bodybuilders when he falls in love.
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967)
A mother drops her son and husband off at a tropical vacation spot for a little rest and relaxation. The only problem is that the husband has been dead for quite some time, and his wife had him stuffed and carries him around with her. Complications ensue.
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) as Director
The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England. But during the voyage, the childrens' ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusion the children wind up trapped on the pirate ship. The children view it as a lark, and one of them, a girl named Emily, develops an unusual bond with Chavez, the pirate captain. The superstitious pirates can't wait to unload the kids at the first port, but a tragedy prevents it, and Emily's relationship with Chavez takes a fateful twist.
A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1965) as Director
The Devil's Disciple (1959) as Director
A preacher and a rebel leader change places during the Revolution.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) as Director
A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance.
The Ladykillers (1955) as Director
An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady's boardinghouse to plot a major heist.
High and Dry (1954) as Director
The skipper of a tatty coastal 'puffer' boat cons an American into letting "The Maggie" carry a cargo to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop them ?
Mandy (1952) as Director
The parents of a young girl born deaf and mute hire a special teacher to help her speak.
The Man in the White Suit (1951) as Director
A young inventor threatens the business world when he creates a cloth that can't tear or wear out.
Whisky Galore! (1949) as Director
Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whisky. The locals gathered as many bottles as they could, before the proper authorities arrived, and even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.

Writer (feature film)

The Man in the White Suit (1951) as Screenwriter
A young inventor threatens the business world when he creates a cloth that can't tear or wear out.
The Blue Lamp (1950) as Additional Dialogue
A London Bobbie goes after the crooks who shot his partner.
Dance Hall (1950) as Screenwriter
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) as Screenwriter
A British queen trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a soldier of fortune.
Midnight Menace (1937) as From Story

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Blue Lamp (1950)
A London Bobbie goes after the crooks who shot his partner.

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