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Also Known As: Died: March 18, 1970
Born: January 15, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

3.
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966) as Director
The notorious outlaw fights to save his fiance from the dreaded vampire.
4.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) as Director
Baron Frankenstein''''s granddaughter turns the legendary outlaw''''s partner into a monster.
5.
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963) as Director
6.
Ten Who Dared (1960) as Director
Based on Major John Wesley Powell's own journal, adventure yarn depicting the perils encountered by Powell and nine boatmen in successfully navigating three small craft down the treacherous Colorado River for the first time in 1869.
7.
In the Money (1958) as Director
The Bowery Boys escort a diamond concealing poodle on a cruise.
8.
Up In Smoke (1957) as Director
The Bowery Boys'' leader sells his soul to the devil for help betting on the horses.
9.
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) as Director
10.
Jail Busters (1955) as Director
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
11.
High Society (1955) as Director
When one of them is mistaken for a society heir, the Bowery Boys move up in the world.
12.
Paris Playboys (1954) as Director
When one of the Bowery Boys impersonates a missing French professor, the group ends up battling spies.
13.
City Story (1954) as Director
14.
Yukon Vengeance (1954) as Director
15.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) as Director
William (One-Take) Beaudine didn't need more than one take on this film as he had already directed it four or five times in his career, as it had been a staple to be dusted off every three or four years at Monogram/Allied Artists dating back to the days of W. Ray Johnston and Trem Carr. Girl (Vera Miles) owns a horse. Girl hires boy (Lloyd Bridges)as a trainer. Horse (Gypsy Prince)enters a race and is injured. Boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced---hey, this is the 1950's and still Monogram hiding behind the Allied Artist moniker---by stable siren (Margaret Sheridan.) Girl rehabilates horse. Girl enters horse in big race. Horse wins. Boy comes back.
16.
The Roar of the Crowd (1953) as Director
Johnny Tracy (Howard Duff), son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy (Harry Shannon), is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker (Helene Stanley), to give up the track if he wants to marry her. He persuades her to marry him on the promise that he will quit after racing once in the Indaanapolis 500, but he is injured in a qualifying race and goes to work as a spark plug salesman for Mackey (Minor Watson), an old family friend. He is a failure at selling but Marcy changes her attitude towards his racing, and he qualifies for the 500. Race-car drivers Johnnie Parsons, Duke Nalon, Manuel Ayulo (not the actor Manuel Ayuso) and Henry Banks play themselves.
17.
Murder Without Tears (1953) as Director
18.
Jalopy (1953) as Director
The Bowery Boys enter an auto race when one of them invents a new super gas.
19.
Feudin' Fools (1952) as Director
The Bowery Boys get caught in a hillbilly feud when one of them inherits a Kentucky farm.
20.
The Congregation (1952) as Director
21.
No Holds Barred (1952) as Director
The Bowery Boys enter the wrestling world when one of them develops superhuman powers.
22.
Here Come the Marines (1952) as Director
When they''''re drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
23.
Born to the Saddle (1952) as Director
24.
Jet Job (1952) as Director
25.
Hold That Line (1952) as Director
The Bowery Boys crash college when one of them lands on the football team.
26.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Director
27.
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) as Director
Two performers get lost on a tropical island and are rescued by the local natives. They are advised by the chief's daughter that a scientist - who just happens to remsemble legendary film icon Bela Lugosi - can help them off the Island.
28.
Sea Tiger (1952) as Director
29.
Rodeo (1952) as Director
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
30.
Cuban Fireball (1951) as Director
31.
Ghost Chasers (1951) as Director
The Bowery Boys take on a fake medium.
32.
Havana Rose (1951) as Director
33.
Bowery Battalion (1951) as Director
The Bowery Boys join the Army to catch a spy ring.
34.
Crazy Over Horses (1951) as Director
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
35.
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Director
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
36.
A Wonderful Life (1951) as Director
37.
Blue Grass of Kentucky (1950) as Director
38.
Again Pioneers (1950) as Director
39.
Blues Busters (1950) as Director
The Bowery Boys open a night club when a tonsillectomy turns one of them into a singing star.
40.
Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950) as Director
41.
Blonde Dynamite (1950) as Director
The Bowery Boys get into the escort service and get mixed up with crooks.
42.
County Fair (1950) as Director
43.
Second Chance (1950) as Director
44.
Lucky Losers (1950) as Director
The Bowery Boys almost strike it rich when they break into the stock market.
45.
The Lawton Story (1949) as Director
46.
Incident (1949) as Director
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
47.
48.
Trail of the Yukon (1949) as Director
49.
Forgotten Women (1949) as Director
50.
Tuna Clipper (1949) as Director
51.
Tough Assignment (1949) as Director
52.
Kidnapped (1948) as Director
After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, a young man fights to reclaim his birthright.
53.
Smugglers' Cove (1948) as Director
The Bowery Boys take on a gang of German smugglers.
54.
The Golden Eye (1948) as Director
55.
The Feathered Serpent (1948) as Director
56.
Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948) as Director
57.
Shanghai Chest (1948) as Director
Vic Armstrong arrives at his Uncle Judge Armstrong's home just in time to answer the telephone. Unknown to him, his uncle has just been murdered and the culprit is right there in the room with him! Phyllis Powers, on the other end of the line, recognizes Vic's voice, but just then Vic is knocked unconscious by the murderer. When he awakens, he (for reasons known only to movie mystery writers) pulls the knife out of his uncle's back, thus putting his fingerprints all over it, and just in time for the police, having been called by a worried Phyllis, to discover him standing over the body. Well, we know he didn't do it, but the police don't agree. Can Charlie Chan recognize the boy's innocence, and find the real murderer before Vic is sent into durance vile, or even worse?
58.
Angels' Alley (1948) as Director
An ex-con cousin of one of the Bowery Boys gets them into trouble with the law.
59.
Jinx Money (1948) as Director
The Bowery Boys find a dead gangster''''s loot-and the mob out to get it back.
60.
Philo Vance Returns (1947) as Director
Playboy Larry Blandon (Damian O'Flynn) introduces his grandmother Stella Blandon (Clara Blandick) to his fiancee, radio singer Virginia Berneaux (Ramsay Ames). Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance (William Wright) to help find the killer. Even as they talk, the killer strikes again and Philo hears Larry fall dead. Philo begins his investigation with Alexis Carnova (Leon Belasco), Virginia's manager, and the two go to Larry's home, where Stella tells them that the motive for the killing might be Larry's will that names the six women in his life as heirs and if any die before the will is probated, the others will divide the shares. They also learn that Katherine Corbett (Phyllis Planchard), the first of Larry's wives, has been murdered. Suspicion now falls on Lorena Sims (Terry Austin), a former wife who has been a patient at a sanitarium suffering from a nervous ailment. All of the deaths have been by poison and Lorena had access to it at the sanitarium. Philo uncovers another piece of information that leads him to break into the Blandon home just as Stella is about to give Lorena a glass of warm milk.
61.
Bowery Buckaroos (1947) as Director
The Bowery Boys head west and land themselves in hot water.
62.
Killer at Large (1947) as Director
63.
Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947) as Director
The Bowery Boys try to expose a phony fortune-teller.
64.
Too Many Winners (1947) as Director
65.
News Hounds (1947) as Director
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
66.
The Chinese Ring (1947) as Director
The famed Asian detective investigates a murder linked to the Chinese fight for freedom.
67.
Gas House Kids Go West (1947) as Director
68.
Behind the Mask (1946) as Fill-In Director
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston is framed for the murder of a newspaper columnist.
69.
Below the Deadline (1946) as Director
A veteran joins the mob to avenge his gangster brother's murder.
70.
Spook Busters (1946) as Director
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
71.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Director
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
72.
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946) as Director
73.
The Face of Marble (1946) as Director
A mad scientist''''s attempts to revive the dead go haywire when he runs into a voodoo priestess.
74.
Mr. Hex (1946) as Director
A hypnotist turns one of the Bowery Boys into a championship boxer.
75.
One Exciting Week (1946) as Director
76.
Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1945) as Director
A perky switchboard operator investigates murders that baffle the police.
77.
Black Market Babies (1945) as Director
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
78.
Fashion Model (1945) as Director
When two employees of a clothing factory are murdered, the shadow of suspicion falls upon a lowly stock boy.
79.
Mom and Dad (1945) as Director
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby.
80.
Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945) as Director
A young girl goes to New York to find a bandleader who has stolen all the songs she wrote and is passing them off as his own. She soon meets and falls in love with a struggling young songwriter who has his own problems.
81.
Come Out Fighting (1945) as Director
82.
Blonde Ransom (1945) as Director
83.
Hot Rhythm (1944) as Director
Radio writers have big plans for a woman singer.
84.
What a Man! (1944) as Director
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
85.
Crazy Knights (1944) as Director
86.
Bowery Champs (1944) as Director
Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.
87.
Oh, What a Night (1944) as Director
88.
Leave It to the Irish (1944) as Director
A private eye investigating one murder is framed for another.
89.
Voodoo Man (1944) as Director
Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion to attempt to revivify his beautiful, but long-dead wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless young girls he has kidnapped and imprisoned in the dungeon beneath his mansion.
90.
Detective Kitty O'Day (1944) as Director
An amateur sleuth drives her boyfriend and the police crazy when she butts into a murder investigation.
91.
Follow the Leader (1944) as Director
After they get home from the army, Muggs and Glimpy learn that Danny has been jailed in connection with a warehouse robbery. Knowing that he couldn't have done it, they set out to discover the real robbers. Suspicion falls upon Spider, a new member of the gang whom Muggs has taken a dislike to.
92.
Shadow of Suspicion (1944) as Director
Private investigators infiltrate a jewelry store to guard a priceless emerald bracelet.
93.
The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943) as Director
An heiress experiences a variety of strange goings on when she goes to collect her inheritance.
94.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Director
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.
95.
Spotlight Scandals (1943) as Director
96.
The Ape Man (1943) as Director
Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors.
97.
Here Comes Kelly (1943) as Director
A hot-tempered young process server gets mixed up with gangsters.
98.
Clancy Street Boys (1943) as Director
A small-time tough enlists his gang mates to impress a visiting uncle.
99.
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) as Director
Muggs, ordered by a judge to get a job "or else", is hired by a society matron as the chauffeur for her wacky family. An engagement party is thrown for the family's daughter, and the rest of the gang is hired as servants for the party. However, a valuable necklace disappears during the festivities, and all the gang is blamed for the theft.
100.
Professor Creeps (1942) as Director
101.
Duke of the Navy (1942) as Director
102.
Men of San Quentin (1942) as Director
103.
Foreign Agent (1942) as Director
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
104.
The Panther's Claw (1942) as Director
105.
Lucky Ghost (1942) as Director
106.
Gallant Lady (1942) as Director
107.
Phantom Killer (1942) as Director
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
108.
Broadway Big Shot (1942) as Director
109.
One Thrilling Night (1942) as Director
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
110.
The Living Ghost (1942) as Director
A former detective investigates a wealthy kidnap victim who returns with brain damage.
111.
Mr. Celebrity (1941) as Director
The grandparents (James Halligan and Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Buzzy Henry), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody rather than that of his uncle, Jim King (James Seay), a racetrack veterinary, as they object to the track enviroment in which he is being raised. Their destinies become entwined with that of former silent-film stars Francis X. Bushman and Clara Kimball Young and ex-heavyweight champion James J."Jim" Jeffries, and that of a broken-down race horse named "Mr. Celebrity." The tagline tells it all.
112.
Federal Fugitives (1941) as Director
113.
Blonde Comet (1941) as Director
114.
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Director
115.
Emergency Landing (1941) as Director
116.
Desperate Cargo (1941) as Director
117.
Misbehaving Husbands (1940) as Director
118.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Director
119.
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) as Director
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
120.
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) as Director
Female reporter Torchy Blane tries to crack a counterfeiting case.
121.
Feather Your Nest (1937) as Director
122.
Says O'Reilly to McNab (1937) as Director
123.
It's in the Bag (1936) as Director
124.
Educated Evans (1936) as Director
125.
Windbag the Sailor (1936) as Director
Will Hay plays a bragging sea captain whose maritime experience actually extends to navigating a coal barge down inland waterways. His tall tales catch him out when he is co-erced into commanding an unseaworthy ship by an unscrupulous shipping agent who means to have it wrecked. This was the first film to couple Will Hay with both Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt.
126.
Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk (1936) as Director
A jewish businessman leaves his job when his sons introduce modern technology.
127.
Boys Will Be Boys (1936) as Director
Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story based on Dr Smart-Alec, the character created by John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton (J.B. Morton, "Beachcomber")
128.
Dandy Dick (1935) as Director
129.
Get Off My Foot (1935) as Director
130.
Two Hearts in Harmony (1935) as Director
131.
So You Won't Talk! (1935) as Director
132.
The Old Fashioned Way (1934) as Director
The manager of a travelling theatre cons an entire small town to keep his troupe afloat.
133.
The Crime of the Century (1933) as Director
134.
Her Bodyguard (1933) as Director
135.
Three Wise Girls (1932) as Director
Three models try to snag husband's but the ones they find are already married.
136.
Make Me a Star (1932) as Director
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
137.
Misbehaving Ladies (1931) as Director
A European princess returns to her hometown in the Midwest pretending to be a seamstress.
138.
Men in Her Life (1931) as Director
139.
Father's Son (1931) as Director
140.
The Lady Who Dared (1931) as Director
A blackmailer falls in love with his beautiful female victim.
141.
The Mad Parade (1931) as Director
142.
Penrod and Sam (1931) as Director
Booth Tarkington''''s tale of two mischievous boys in turn-of-the-century Indiana.
143.
Those Who Dance (1930) as Director
A policeman doubles as a gunman to get in with the mob.
144.
Road to Paradise (1930) as Director
A delinquent girl helps a criminal gang rob her look-alike.
145.
Fugitives (1929) as Director
146.
Two Weeks Off (1929) as Director
147.
The Girl From Woolworth's (1929) as Director
148.
Wedding Rings (1929) as Director
149.
150.
Home James (1928) as Director
151.
Heart to Heart (1928) as Director
152.
Give and Take (1928) as Director
153.
Do Your Duty (1928) as Director
154.
The Life of Riley (1927) as Director
155.
The Irresistible Lover (1927) as Director
156.
Frisco Sally Levy (1927) as Director
157.
Hold That Lion (1926) as Director
158.
The Social Highwayman (1926) as Director
159.
That's My Baby (1926) as Director
160.
Sparrows (1926) as Director
In this silent film, the oldest of a band of orphans watches over them while they are being used as slaves.
161.
The Canadian (1926) as Director
162.
A Broadway Butterfly (1925) as Director
163.
Little Annie Rooney (1925) as Director
In this silent film, two children of the streets set out to avenge their father's murder.
164.
How Baxter Butted In (1925) as Director
165.
The Narrow Street (1924) as Director
166.
Cornered (1924) as Director
167.
Lovers' Lane (1924) as Dir?
168.
Wandering Husbands (1924) as Director
169.
Daring Youth (1924) as Director
170.
Daughters of Pleasure (1924) as Director
171.
A Self-Made Failure (1924) as Director
172.
Penrod and Sam (1923) as Director
173.
The Printer's Devil (1923) as Director
174.
Her Fatal Millions (1923) as Director
A salesgirl "borrows" expensive jewelry to impress a former boy friend she thinks is married.
175.
The Country Kid (1923) as Director
176.
Boy of Mine (1923) as Director
177.
Watch Your Step (1922) as Director
178.
Catch My Smoke (1922) as Director
179.
Heroes of the Street (1922) as Director

Cast (feature film)

180.

Writer (feature film)

181.
Follow the Leader (1944) as Screenwriter
After they get home from the army, Muggs and Glimpy learn that Danny has been jailed in connection with a warehouse robbery. Knowing that he couldn't have done it, they set out to discover the real robbers. Suspicion falls upon Spider, a new member of the gang whom Muggs has taken a dislike to.
182.
What a Man! (1944) as Orig story idea
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
183.
What a Man! (1944) as Orig scr
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
184.
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) as Orig story and scr
Muggs, ordered by a judge to get a job "or else", is hired by a society matron as the chauffeur for her wacky family. An engagement party is thrown for the family's daughter, and the rest of the gang is hired as servants for the party. However, a valuable necklace disappears during the festivities, and all the gang is blamed for the theft.
185.
Spotlight Scandals (1943) as Screenwriter
186.
Professor Creeps (1942) as Screenwriter
187.
Duke of the Navy (1942) as Story and Screenplay
188.
Dandy Dick (1935) as Screenwriter

Director (short)

189.
The Big Idea (1934)
In this short comedy, the proprietor of the "Big Idea Scenario Company" suffers as various visitors constantly interrupt his train of thought.

Cast (short)

190.
With a Kodak (1911)
Two former employees plan to blackmail their former bosses with a camera in this short silent comedy.

Assistant Direction (short)

191.
With a Kodak (1911)
Two former employees plan to blackmail their former bosses with a camera in this short silent comedy.

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