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William Beaudine Jr.

William Beaudine Jr.

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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Escort West (1959) as Assistant Director
A Confederate veteran helps the survivors of a Union wagon train.
2.
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as Assistant Director
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
3.
Johnny Tremain (1957) as Assistant Director
In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution.
4.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as Assistant Director
Soulless pods take over the inhabitants of a small California town.
5.
Terror at Midnight (1956) as Assistant Director
6.
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) as Assistant Director
7.
Canyon Crossroads (1955) as Assistant Director
A geology professor and his daughter go hunting for uranium in the modern West.
8.
Wichita (1955) as Assistant Director
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
9.
A Bullet for Joey (1955) as 2d asst dir
A deported gangster sneaks into Canada to kidnap a scientist for the Reds.
10.
Thunder Pass (1954) as Assistant Director
11.
Security Risk (1954) as Assistant Director
12.
Highway Dragnet (1954) as Assistant Director
13.
Port of Hell (1954) as Assistant Director
The new warden of a large American harbor raises the hackles of sailors and fishermen by his strict enforcement of all the safety rules. He takes the time, though, to romance the sister of his biggest rival.
14.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as 2d asst dir
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
15.
Yukon Vengeance (1954) as Assistant Director
16.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Assistant Director
17.
The Roar of the Crowd (1953) as Assistant 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.
18.
Safari Drums (1953) as Assistant Director
A group of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife.
19.
White Lightning (1953) as Assistant Director
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors (Stanley Clements), a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways. Mike becomes a star who cannot be stopped, but is disliked by his teammates becuase of his selfish play. Jack tries to keek Mike away from his sister Margaret (Barbara Bestar), who is in love with him, which leads to a bloody fight between the two men. The angry Mike accepts a bribe from gambler Rocky Gilbratar (Lyle Talbot) to throw the big final game. But during the game, an appeal from a young boy who idolizes him, Davey (Duncan Richardson), sets Mike on the right road, and his unselfish play helps win the game.
20.
Son of Belle Starr (1953) as Assistant Director
(Wes '53). Keith Larsen, Dona Drake, Peggie Castle, Regis Toomey, James Seay, Frank Puglia. Forced into a life of crime by his mother's notorious reputation, The Kid (Keith Larsen) decides to go straight and put a corrupt sheriff behind bars. The real-life Belle Starr actually did have a son, Ed Reed, who was suspected of shooting his mother in the back.
21.
Trail Blazers (1953) as Assistant Director
22.
Murder Without Tears (1953) as Assistant Director
23.
Yukon Gold (1952) as Assistant Director
24.
Sea Tiger (1952) as Assistant Director
25.
The Steel Fist (1952) as Assistant Director
26.
Born to the Saddle (1952) as Assistant Director
27.
Night into Morning (1951) as Director
After a fire kills his family, a college professor sinks into alcoholism.
28.
Yukon Manhunt (1951) as Assistant Director
Canadian Mountie Rod Webb (Kirby Grant) has been assigned to the case where three messengers carrying Kenmore Mine payrolls have been robbed and murdered. He travels to the mine on a train with Jane Kenmore (Gail Davis), niece of the mine owner; payroll messenger Brown; an armed guard named Le Clerque (John McGuire) ; and a young mining engineer, Len (Rand Brooks), and his sister Polly (Margaret Field). Someone sneaks chemicals in the stove and, in the confusion, Brown and the conductor are killed and the payroll vanishes. Rod uncovers evidence that Kenmore and his niece, with the help of Le Clerque, have been robbing their own payrolls.
29.
Yellow Fin (1951) as Assistant Director
30.
Casa MaƱana (1951) as Assoc dir
31.
Sierra Passage (1950) as Assistant Director
Written (with Tom Blackburn and Sam Roeca) by actor Warren Douglas using the name of Warren D. Wandberg: When Yance Carter(Alan Hale,Jr.),Andy(Paul McGuire) and Bart(Richard Karlan), professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke(Billy Gray)is adopted by Thad Kring(Lloyd Corrigan), owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper(Roland Winters) as his ace sharpshooter.For the next ten years, while working in the show and becoming an ace sharpshooter with Cooper as his mentor,the adult Johnny(Wayne Morris)maintains a relentless search for Yance, whom he knows only as a big man with a missing finger and a high piercing laugh.In an attempt to find a restraining influence on the revenge-mad Johnny, Thad hires pretty Ann Walker(Lola Albright)to be Johnny's assistant in his sharp-shooting act, but Johnny's desire for revenge precludes marriage.When Yance, Andy and Bart hold up a train on which the minstrel troupe is traveling, Johnny gives pursuit, despite the pleadings of Ann and Thad.He trails the killers for several months without success, eventually winding up in Silver Springs,where the ministrel show is playing. Johnny agrees to perform his act with the troupe and, during the show, he hears Yance's peculiar laugh coming from the audience.
32.
Trail of the Yukon (1949) as Assistant Director
33.
French Leave (1948) as Assistant Director
34.
Northwest Trail (1945) as Assistant Director
Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.

Cast (feature film)

35.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946) as Bill
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
36.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Tom
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
37.
Duke of the Navy (1942) as "Bingo"
38.
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as Bill, 3d classmate
39.
Heroes of the Street (1922) as Baby Callahan

Producer (feature film)

40.
Armed and Innocent (1994) as Producer
The family of an 11-year-old boy finds itself in turmoil after he kills two intruders while home alone. Based on a true story.
41.
Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992) as Producer
A story based on the life of Aileen Carol Wuornos, the first convicted female serial killer in the United States.
42.
China Lake Murders, The (1990) as Producer
A Los Angeles police officer who takes a vacation in a small desert community every summer, becomes a prime suspect in a bizarre murder investigation.
43.
Face of Fear, The (1990) as Producer
A television movie based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz. A psychic assists the police in finding a serial killer, only to become the murderer's next target.
44.
What Price Victory (1988) as Executive In Charge Of Production
A television movie dealing with the controversial world of college football recruiting and its effect on two star high school athletes. One of the football players is in college on a scholarship and has not interest in his classes, and the other has a fine academic record which becomes threatened b
45.
Spirit, The (1987) as Co-Producer
A small-town cop is forced to don a mask and to assume a secret identity as "The Spirit" to combat crime in the big city.
46.
First Time, The (1983) as Executive In Charge Of Production
Teenager Jennifer Jason Leigh drops out of high school to follow her boyfriend to San Diego, and her desperate mother, Susan Anspach, not ready for her daughter's loss of innocence, enlists the aid of an old Navy friend to help locate her. Harriet Nelson is the girl's liberal-minded grandmother.
47.
Night Partners (1983) as Executive In Charge Of Production
The success of "Cagney and Lacey" as a series resulted in a number of similarly-plotted lady cop carbons like this variation -- two Bakersfield, California, housewives volunteer to help the police by working with crime victims. This pilot, inspired by the actual Victim Witness Program of Tucson, has
48.
Policewoman Centerfold (1983) as Executive In Charge Of Production
A female cop who agrees to pose for the centerfold of a "Playboy"-type magazine puts her job and reputation on the line in this movie that was inspired by actual events. Heading the cast are three TV personalities: Melody Anderson of "Manimal," Ed Marinaro of "Hill Street Blues," and Donna Pescow of "Angie," each continuing the growing trend of building made-for-television films around familiar TV faces.
49.
Baby Sister (1983) as Production Executive
Sultry college dropout Phoebe Cates moves in with older sister Pamela Bellwood and proceeds to break up the relationship between the latter and her live-in boyfriend, Ted Wass, with whom baby sister begins a sensuous love affair. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., is the girls' stern widower father.
50.
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982) as Production Executive
In her TV-movie debut, Marsha Mason is the housewife-turned-activist who spearheaded her community's fight, beginning in 1978, to force the government to relocate those families threatened by chemical dumping in the Love Canal area near Niagra Falls.
51.
Forbidden Love (1982) as Associate Producer
San Francisco businesswoman, a wealthy divorcee, meets a handsome intern half her age on a ski slope and persuades him to move in with her, but their hot love affair runs afoul of his hard-working parents and her disapproving daughter, only slightly younger than the doctor, in this umpteenth variati
52.
In the Custody of Strangers (1982) as Associate Producer
A restless teenager is arrested and jailed following a drunken binge, and his parents face a 40-day ordeal of trying to get him out after he is charged with assault after defending himself from the hardened criminals with whom he was locked up. Martin Sheen and real-life son Emilio Estevez acted tog
53.
Return Of The Rebels (1981) as Production Executive
Graying ex-members of a motorcycle gang reassemble for a 25-year reunion to help out one of their own -- Barbara Eden, as the widowed operator of a popular campground that is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies. Initially this was to have been titled "The Eagle Rock Rebels Ride Again".
54.
High Ice (1980) as Associate Producer
A grizzled veteran forest ranger (David Janssen) finds himself in conflict with a decisive but impatient Army Search and Rescue officer (Tony Musante) who does not want to share command of an operation to rescue several stranded weekend climbers from a mountain ledge.
55.
Escape (1980) as Executive Producer
In TV's answer to "Midnight Express," Timothy Bottoms stars as real-life Dwight Worker, an American jailed in Mexico on drug charges, who, in a brazen, well-planned breakout, made what is claimed to be the only escape from Lecumberri Prison since Pancho Villa.
56.
Magic Of Lassie, The (1978) as Producer
Lassie lives with the Mitchell family on their winery in Northern California. She is happy with Clovis Mitchell and his two grandchildren who all love her. But one day, an unpleasant neighbor who is trying to buy the Mitchell winery decides that Lassie might be the dog that survived a fire at his p

Film Production - Main (feature film)

57.
What Price Victory (1988)
A television movie dealing with the controversial world of college football recruiting and its effect on two star high school athletes. One of the football players is in college on a scholarship and has not interest in his classes, and the other has a fine academic record which becomes threatened b
58.
Country (1984) as Production Manager
A midwestern farm family struggles to stay together when the government attempts to foreclose on their loan and take their land away.
59.
Country (1984) as Line Producer
A midwestern farm family struggles to stay together when the government attempts to foreclose on their loan and take their land away.
60.
First Time, The (1983)
Teenager Jennifer Jason Leigh drops out of high school to follow her boyfriend to San Diego, and her desperate mother, Susan Anspach, not ready for her daughter's loss of innocence, enlists the aid of an old Navy friend to help locate her. Harriet Nelson is the girl's liberal-minded grandmother.
61.
Policewoman Centerfold (1983)
A female cop who agrees to pose for the centerfold of a "Playboy"-type magazine puts her job and reputation on the line in this movie that was inspired by actual events. Heading the cast are three TV personalities: Melody Anderson of "Manimal," Ed Marinaro of "Hill Street Blues," and Donna Pescow of "Angie," each continuing the growing trend of building made-for-television films around familiar TV faces.
62.
Night Partners (1983)
The success of "Cagney and Lacey" as a series resulted in a number of similarly-plotted lady cop carbons like this variation -- two Bakersfield, California, housewives volunteer to help the police by working with crime victims. This pilot, inspired by the actual Victim Witness Program of Tucson, has
63.
Baby Sister (1983)
Sultry college dropout Phoebe Cates moves in with older sister Pamela Bellwood and proceeds to break up the relationship between the latter and her live-in boyfriend, Ted Wass, with whom baby sister begins a sensuous love affair. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., is the girls' stern widower father.
64.
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
A restless teenager is arrested and jailed following a drunken binge, and his parents face a 40-day ordeal of trying to get him out after he is charged with assault after defending himself from the hardened criminals with whom he was locked up. Martin Sheen and real-life son Emilio Estevez acted tog
65.
High Ice (1980)
A grizzled veteran forest ranger (David Janssen) finds himself in conflict with a decisive but impatient Army Search and Rescue officer (Tony Musante) who does not want to share command of an operation to rescue several stranded weekend climbers from a mountain ledge.
66.
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963) as Prod supv
67.
The Lineup (1958) as Asst to the prod
A pair of hit men track down a heroin shipment while the police get closer.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

68.
Armed and Innocent (1994) as Unit Production Manager
The family of an 11-year-old boy finds itself in turmoil after he kills two intruders while home alone. Based on a true story.
69.
Gypsy (1993) as Unit Production Manager
Television adaptation of the Broadway musical about the legendary striptease queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her relationship with her mother.
70.
Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992) as Unit Production Manager
A story based on the life of Aileen Carol Wuornos, the first convicted female serial killer in the United States.
71.
China Lake Murders, The (1990) as Unit Production Manager
A Los Angeles police officer who takes a vacation in a small desert community every summer, becomes a prime suspect in a bizarre murder investigation.
72.
Face of Fear, The (1990) as Unit Production Manager
A television movie based on a novel by Dean R. Koontz. A psychic assists the police in finding a serial killer, only to become the murderer's next target.
73.
Escape (1980) as Unit Production Manager
In TV's answer to "Midnight Express," Timothy Bottoms stars as real-life Dwight Worker, an American jailed in Mexico on drug charges, who, in a brazen, well-planned breakout, made what is claimed to be the only escape from Lecumberri Prison since Pancho Villa.

Producer (special)

74.
On Our Way (1985) as Producer
The story of Kate and Sam Walsh, a retired couple who purchase a motor home and decide to explore America. In the pilot episode, the couple travel to Logon, Tennessee, for the annual Elvis Presley Day Observance, and become involved in a bizarre murder and the theft of Elvis memorabilia.
75.
Lassie: The New Beginning (1978) as Producer
A two-part special following the new adventures of Lassie, the beautiful collie, and her new masters, Samantha and Chip Stratton, two orphans who live with their uncle, Stuart Stratton, the editor of a small-town daily in Lake Pines, California. The pilot episode relates the would-be series storylin
76.
My Dear Uncle Sherlock (1977) as Producer
When the police arrest the wrong man for robbing a wealthy old recluse, Joey Trimble, a twelve-year-old boy who has developed powers of deductive resoning by playing Sherlock Holmes games with his uncle, decides to set matters straight. He teams with his Uncle "Sherlock" to find the real culprit.
77.
Valentine's Second Chance (1977) as Producer
The story of a reformed safecracker named Jimmy Valentine who risks endangering his newly formed status as a respected citizen when he is asked to free a youth from a time-locked safe.
78.
Haunted Trailer, The (1977) as Producer
Shortly after Sharon, a college-bound girl, purchases a used motor home, she and her sister, Mickey, discover that the home is haunted by a group of pesky poltergeists. The story deals with Sharon's efforts to rid her home of the unwanted guests.

Producer (special)

79.
People Like Us (1990) as Producer
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
80.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder (1987) as Producer
A three-part, six-hour miniseries based on Shana Alexander's book about a man whose obsession for pleasing his mother results in his killing his wealthy grandfather at her request. Based on a true-life case.
81.
Dress Gray (1986) as Co-Producer
A two-part miniseries concerning the murder of a first-year cadet at a prestigious military academy and the subsequent cover-up by school authorities that implicates an innocent cadet.

Film Production - Main (special)

82.
People Like Us (1990)
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
83.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder (1987)
A three-part, six-hour miniseries based on Shana Alexander's book about a man whose obsession for pleasing his mother results in his killing his wealthy grandfather at her request. Based on a true-life case.
84.
Attack on Terror (1975)
A fact-based drama, supposedly drawn from FBI files, detailing the story of three civil rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi in 1964 and the subsequent investigation leading to the conviction of seven Ku Klux Klansmen.

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