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Bruce Manning

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Director (feature film)

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Director

Cinematography (feature film)

Tank Girl (1995) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
Set in the year 2033, when an ecological cataclysm has ravaged the land, leaving water the most rare and coveted resource. Out of this brutal landscape emerges Rebecca Buck, a warrior-chick with an attitude... and a tank. Sexy, smart and outspoken, with a completely irreverent sense of humor, Tank G
Made In America (1993) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
A light-skinned 17 year-old girl, conceived by artificial insemination and believing that her father is dead, discovers that he is alive, white, and the obnoxious local cable tv car salesman. She, her African-American bookstore-owner mother, and her newly found father must deal with what this revelation means for them.
Beethoven's 2nd (1993) as 1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)
With some help from the Newton family, Beethoven the dog comes to the rescue of a female St. Bernard and her four puppies.
Alien 3 (1992) as Optical Camera (Boss Film)
A penal colony and its inhabitants, a religious brotherhood of ex-convicts, is infiltrated by an alien when a ship carrying Ripley crash lands there.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as 1st Assistant Camera 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.
Turner & Hooch (1989) as Camera Assistant 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Scott Turner, a compulsively neat detective whose tidy world goes to the dogs when he''s forced to team up with the only witness to a crime -- a drooling slob of a junkyard dog named Hooch. Not exactly man''s best friend, Hooch turns Turner''s life upside down, wrecking Turner''s home, career, and budding romance.

Writer (feature film)

Spoilers of the Forest (1957) as Wrt by
Flame of the Islands (1956) as Screenwriter
Rosalind Dee is a cabaret singer who aspires to enter high society. When she comes into dirty money she forms a partnership with two gambling-club owners to build the establishment into a gathering place for the only the most elite.
Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Based on a scr by
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Screenwriter
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
Hoodlum Empire (1952) as Screenwriter
Payment on Demand (1951) as Writer
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
That Midnight Kiss (1949) as Screenwriter
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Screenwriter
So Goes My Love (1946) as Screenwriter
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Screenwriter
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
Guest Wife (1945) as Orig scr
Broadway (1942) as Adaptation
Back Street (1941) as Screenwriter
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
Appointment for Love (1941) as Screenwriter
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Spring Parade (1940) as Screenwriter
First Love (1939) as Screenwriter
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) as Orig scr
Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny tries to find Joan a new boyfriend so that Kay and Richard can be together.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Orig story and scr
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.
Service De Luxe (1938) as Original Story
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
Mad About Music (1938) as Screenwriter
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.
That Certain Age (1938) as Screenwriter
Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Screenwriter
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) as Orig scr
An unemployed musician's daughter fights to find him a new job.
Let Them Live (1937) as Screenwriter
A Girl with Ideas (1937) as Screenwriter
Counterfeit (1936) as Screenwriter
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Screenwriter
Devil's Squadron (1936) as Screenwriter
Roaming Lady (1936) as Contr to scr
Eight Bells (1935) as Screenwriter
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Screenwriter
Grand Exit (1935) as Screenwriter
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
The Best Man Wins (1935) as Screenwriter
After the Dance (1935) as Additional Dialogue
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
Party Wire (1935) as Story
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
Private Scandal (1934) as Story

Producer (feature film)

Payment on Demand (1951) as Presented By
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
The Secret Fury (1950) as Presented By
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Presented By
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Guest Wife (1945) as Producer
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Producer
Back Street (1941) as Producer
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.

Production Companies (feature film)

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Company
Broadway (1942) as Company
Appointment for Love (1941) as Company
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Eve's Bayou (1997) as Effects Photography (Boyington Film Studios/Vision & Dream Sequence)
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
Sliver (1993) as 1st Assistant Photographer (2nd Unit)
A new apartment brings a new life of passion and murder to a literary editor, in this voyeuristic love triangle.

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