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Daniel J. McCauley

Daniel J. McCauley



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Director (feature film)

The Hawaiians (1970) as Assistant Director
A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Marooned (1969) as Assistant Director
Three U.S. astronauts face a slow death when their rockets fail during a space voyage.
Riot (1969) as Assistant Director
Led by two inmates, the prisoners in a state facility take guards hostage and stage an all-out riot, protesting ill-treatment, but unbeknownst to them it's a ruse for their two leaders to escape through a secret tunnel while all the commotion is going on.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) as Assistant Director
A young woman fears the baby she''''s carrying is the son of Satan.
Will Penny (1968) as Assistant Director
An Oregon ranchhand finds that his mountain cabin has been appropriated by a woman and her son.
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967) as Assistant Director
Peter Churchman stopped robbing banks a long time ago and is now living as a wealthy and respected citizen in Pampelona, Spain. But then his former companion Angela appears and blackmails him to help her robbing the Spanish National Bank of Pampelona. He gives in and develops a brilliant plan... Will this be then end of his comfortable life?
The Spirit Is Willing (1967) as Assistant Director
Waterhole #3 (1967) as Assistant Director
Some renegade Army men steal a cachet of gold and hide it in the desert for later use until a lone cowboy gets wind of it and wants it for himself.
The Swinger (1966) as Assistant Director
A woman who writes steamy novels has to live out her heroine''''s adventures to sell books.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Assistant Director
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
In Harm's Way (1965) as Assistant Director
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
Boeing Boeing (1965) as Assistant Director
A playboy uses airline schedules to maintain "exclusive" relationships with three flight attendants at the same time.
The Outrage (1964) as Assistant Director
A Mexican bandit's crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.
Ensign Pulver (1964) as Assistant Director
A young officer on a World War II supply ship battles his captain to keep the men happy.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Assistant Director
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
Love Is a Ball (1963) as Assistant Director
A Riviera matchmaker tries to groom a young woman for a wealthy marriage.
Wives and Lovers (1963) as Assistant Director
A married couple, just barely getting by, has their luck change drastically when the husband finally pens a best-selling novel. But, the "nouveau riche" life becomes less than pleasurable for the wife when the husband becomes a womanizer.
Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock (1962) as Assistant Director
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Assistant Director
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Assistant Director
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Assistant Director
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Assistant Director
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as Assistant Director
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend''''s son.
The Trap (1959) as Assistant Director
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
Vertigo (1958) as Asst dir/[2d unit dir]
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''s been hired to tail.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Assistant Director
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Assistant Director
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
To Catch a Thief (1955) as Assistant Director
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Assistant Director
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
Conquest of Space (1955) as Assistant Director
Secret of the Incas (1954) as Assistant Director
An Inca legend says the Inca Empire was destroyed by the gods when a gold and jeweled starburst was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago, and the ancient civilization will spring anew when the treasure is returned. The natives want it but so does Harry Steele (Charlton Heston), an American adventurer of slightly-shady ways who wants it for personal gain, as does his adversary (Thomas Mitchell), a grizzled old man even more into skullduggery than Steele. The latter teams up with Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey), an Iron Curtain refugee fleeing from the MKVD. She can help him get a plane and he can help her escape Peru for the relative safety of Mexico.Is there a chance they will end up in a bickering love-hate relationship?...Is there a chance an American archaelogist, Dr. Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young), will come along as one corner of a romantic triangle?...Is there a chance that Yma Sumac (billed third on the posters and ads and special billed in the film), who can't act but can sing, will sing a few songs?...Is there a chance that these trite-sounding questions will develop into a film that is far from trite and vastly entertaining? Dang right, there is. Check it out.
The Vanquished (1953) as 2d asst dir
A Southern States official returns home after the Civil War and has to see that in his village the law is in the hands of a few scrupoulos people.
Arrowhead (1953) as Assistant Director
An Army scout and an Indian chief resolve their differences in single combat.
Jamaica Run (1953) as 2d asst dir
Promoter William Montague (Patric Knowles) wants to buy the estate owned by the Daceys, Mrs. Dacey (Carroll McComas)and her daughter Ena (Arlene Dahl) and son Todd (Wendell Corey), in order to build a resort hotel. When they turn him down, he produces a couple of distant relatives, Janice (Laura Elliott) and Robert Clayton (Michael Moore), and sets about to prove that the estate rightfully belongs to them. The identity of the rightful heirs is thought to be buried in a sunken ship off of the Jamaican shore and the search begins, led by a schooner skipper, Patrick Fairlie (Rayy Milland), who is in love with Ena.
Flight to Tangier (1953) as Assistant Director
At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million.
Anything Can Happen (1952) as 2d asst dir
A quirky relationship unfolds between an immigrant and an all-American folk music fan.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Assistant Director
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Let's Dance (1950) as 2d asst dir
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Mr. Music (1950) as Assistant Director
Union Station (1950) as 2d asst dir
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Assistant Director
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The Accused (1949) as 2d asst dir
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
The Paleface (1948) as 2d asst dir
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) as Assistant Director
A neurotic invalid accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Assistant Director
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
Wild Harvest (1947) as 2d asst dir on 2d unit
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Unconquered (1947) as Assistant Director
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as 2d unit asst dir
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Silver Skates (1943) as 2d asst dir
The management of touring ice show faces mounting debts.
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Assistant Director
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Blue Thunder (1983) as 1st Assistant Director
Up The Creek (1983) as 1st Assistant Director
Jinxed! (1982) as 1st Assistant Director
After Don Siegel suffered a heart attack during production, Sam Peckinpah directed some of the film without credit. Screenwriter Frank D Gilroy removed his name from the finished film.
Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981) as Assistant Director
When the new Spanish Governor begins to treat the local peasants unfairly Don Diego Vega becomes Zorro, the masked man in black with a sword who will fight for the weak and stop their oppressors. Then Vega injures his ankle and cannot figure out how to continue his crusade, when his long lost twin
Stir Crazy (1980) as 1st Assistant Director
Two innocents go to prison after being framed for a bank robbery.
Scavenger Hunt (1979) as 1st Assistant Director
Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt to determine which relative will get the inheritance. The winner of the scavenger hunt gets all the money, the rest get nothing. The relatives break up into five teams and try to win the game.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) as Assistant Director
Captain Kirk reassembles his old crew on the newly refit Starship Enterprise and is sent out to investigate a mysterious cloud-like entity.
Meteor (1979) as Assistant Director
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
Fingers (1978) as 1st Assistant Director
A wanna-be concert pianist spends his days making a living by collecting debts for his Mafioso father, a lifestyle that could eventually ruin his dreams of a musical career.
Fire! (1977)
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
Sidewinder One (1977) as Assistant Director
Flood! (1976)
Irwin Allen''s first made-for-TV disaster movie follows the course charted by its wide-screen big brothers, only this time it''s a small town about to be devastated by a flood when a faulty dam bursts. At a reported cost of $2.5 million, this was, according to network publicity, the most expensive film made to that time for television. A companion Irwin Allen movie called "Fire" was aired several weeks later, and then each was trimmed to ninety minutes and rerun as a TV double bill subsequently. This movie''s formal title was "Irwin Allen''s Production of ''Flood''."
Dynasty (james A. Michener's) (1976)
The saga of a pioneer family -- husband, wife and brother-in-law -- torn by jealousy, deception and rivalry in love and business as they seek their fortune on the Ohio frontier. The pilot, originally entitled "The Americans" and covering a thirty-five-year period starting in the 1820s, looks to be a
Last Tycoon, The (1976) as Assistant Director
1930s studio executive Monroe Starr makes high money deals, calms nervous stars and carries on an affair. F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have based the character on MGM legend Irving Thalberg.
Nickel Ride, The (1975) as Assistant Director
The demise of a small-time Los Angeles crime boss is chronicled. He has been managing several warehouses of stolen goods, but is running out of space. Desperately needing more storage units, he does his best to secure some, but cannot get them fast enough to suit his boss who starts to believe that
I Will...I Will...For Now (1975) as Assistant Director
Les Bingham is jealous that his ex-wife Katie has a new boyfriend. He doesn't know that the man is a lawyer named Lou Springer. When Katie's sister Sally tells Les and Katie about her new, 1970s-style marriage, the couple are inspired to try marriage to each other again, with a more open contract, l
Mr. Ricco (1975) as Assistant Director
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
Whiffs (1975) as Assistant Director
An Army private volunteers to be the subject of biological and chemical weaponry experiments. When the effects force him into early retirement from the military, he turns to a new career, using the experimental gases to help him rob banks.
Adventures of the Queen (1975)
A luxury cruise ship is threatened with destruction -- with all aboard -- as part of a deadly vendetta against a multi-millionaire passenger in true Irwin Allen seagoing disaster style. The liner Queen Mary provided the backdrop for this suspense movie.
Arnold (1974) as Assistant Director
Arnold is dead. But his gold-digging mistress Karen is determined to marry him anyway because Arnold was a millionaire, so they are wed at his funeral. Karen keeps getting his money as long as she stays by his coffin. Arnold is active in death in another order to get even with his greedy relatives, he arranged various deathtraps for them before his passing, and now they are being killed off one by one.
Soylent Green (1973) as Assistant Director
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
Travis Logan, D.A. (1971)
This prospective series pilot has a hard-nosed prosecutor doggedly trying to crack a homicide case in which the defense's plea of temporary insanity is the plan to cover the perfect murder, the result of a love triangle.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
The owners of a magical Volkswagen drive through Latin America on the way to a Brazilian race.

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