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Also Known As: Died: June 17, 2003
Born: August 19, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Gary, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Director (feature film)

The Phantom Planet (1961) as Director
The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes to the screen. The self-contained planet "Rheton" has the ability to move in and out of galaxies to escape their enemies. Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate, which discovers miniature people. One astronaut survives to help them fight off monsters and Solorite attacks.
Hello God (1951) as Director
Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Dinosaur Valley Girls (1997)
A modern day movie star is transported back to prehistoric times, where cave girls and dinosaurs co-exist.
Maverick (1994) as Riverboat Poker Player
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
Killer Instinct (1988) as Mr Poore
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
Amazon Women On The Moon (1987) as Pirate Captain ("Video Pirates")
An astonishing number of cameos pepper this spoof targeting a local TV station''s airing of ''50s sci-fi B-movie, complete with film scratches, take-offs of TV commercials, and spots for upcoming TV series.
Beverly Hills Madam (1986)
An elegant, successful madam caters to the richest and most influential men in the world. Lil Hutton is the powerful, well-connected madam whose lucrative empire is threatened when one of her girls leaves the business to enter into a disastrous relationship and another falls in love with a client.
Vasectomy, a Delicate Matter (1986)
Bank employee Gino is having a difficult day. His dying boss offers him a lucrative deal, but in order to get it he must promise to take charge of the man's useless son, and keep the bank out of the hands of his money-hungry relations. Then when he gets home, Gino's wife gives him an ultimatum: Eigh
Curtains (1983) as Attendant
Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women (1977) as Judge Marcus Black
A couple of resourceful, free-wheeling criminal attorneys with an eye for the ladies confront a no-nonsense judge while trying to clear an heiress in the slaying of her husband, although her explanation that a mysterious intruder did it provides them with a rather weak case. The subsequent series wi
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as William Klinger--Attorney General
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
Abby (1974) as Bishop Garnet Williams
Director William Girdler's take on possession films about a marriage counselor (Carol Speed) who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law (William Marshall) an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his son (Terry Carter) and a policeman (Austin Stoker) to perform an African Exorcism on her.
Scream Blacula Scream (1973) as Manuwalde
A vengeful Voodoo priestess brings the dreaded African vampire back to life.
Blacula (1972) as Blacula [also known as Mamuwalde]
An African prince bitten by Dracula stalks the Los Angeles night in search of his lost princess.
Honky (1971) as Dr. Craig Smith
Zigzag (1970) as Morrie Bronson
A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.
Skullduggery (1970) as Attorney general
An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people.
Operation Heartbeat (1969) as Dr Harold Tawn
Edward G. Robinson''s dignified performance as the aging surgeon whose heart transplant gets his protege slapped with a lawsuit after the donor''s wife charges that her husband was allowed to die so that the young doctor could save his mentor highlights this pilot movie for the popular "Medical Center" series (1969-76). Chad Everett assumed the part originated by Richard Bradford (who virtually disappeared as Everett''s star ascended), while James Daly and Audrey Totter continued as regulars.
The Hell With Heroes (1968) as Al Poland
Two flyers during World War II get caught up in shenanigans with an international smuggler and his girlfriend.
The Boston Strangler (1968) as Edward W. Brooke
Federal and local law officers try to catch a deadly serial killer.
To Trap a Spy (1966) as Ashumen
Secret agents try to stop the assassination of an African leader touring the U.S.
Something of Value (1957) as Leader
Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957) as The Genie [also known as Ubal]
Designed to capitalize on Sabu''s earlier success in THE JUNGLE BOOK, this re-edited, unsold television pilot by the director of THE HYPNOTIC EYE (George Blair) finds the thirty three year old elephant boy in league with a powerful genie (William Marshall of BLACULA).
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Glycon
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
Lydia Bailey (1952) as King Dick
Blackmail (1947) as Daniel J. Turner
A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he already has, and he is marked for murder.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Johnny Bennett
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Mart Neilson
On Mother's Day, 1946, in San Francisco, Ziggy Brennan thinks back on the events which have brought her to this day.
Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as Don Jordan
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946) as Tyler Brice
State Fair (1945) as Marty
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Belle of the Yukon (1944) as Steve Atterbury
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
The Mantrap (1943) as Intern
The Boy from Stalingrad (1943) as Sergeant
Russian children out in the fields gathering grain find themselves in the path of the invading German army making its way to Stalingrad, a target city of their onslaught. The four youths, Kolya, Grisha, Pavel, and the girl, Nadya, realize the German army, is attacking so they set fire to the grain field's harvest. Returning to their village the children find Tommy, a hurt English consulate's son fleeing the city with his parents who perished in the attempt. They stretcher him to their village for recovery. Still alive in the rubble of the village is a young child Yuri whom the group takes in also. Kolya, the oldest assumes leadership and skirmishes to find food for the group, living in a village cellar. He discovers a German tank encampment and sabotages a tank. A Nazi Major commander sends men to scout the village who are met by resistance from the children using found weapons. The Major believes a large guerilla force is present and halts his advance to neutralize it. The Nazi soldiers capture Grisha who feigns dim wittedness. The Major believing the boy harmless, lets him go, thinking he will lead him to the Russian resistance forces. But Grisha leads the Major into a trap where the children overpower him and take him to their village refuge for questioning. The Germans, searching for their commander come upon the village and in the shooting kill all the children save Tommy who while in their midst explodes a grenade destroying himself, and the Germans around him. A German General later views the scene with much consternation and bewilderment. The surviving child patriots Kolya and Pavel are subsequently lauded by the defending Russian forces for having delayed the Nazis attacking the city long enough to allow Soviet forces time to mount their defenses against the attack on Stalingrad.
Flying with Music (1942) as Don Terry
A man on the run from alimony payments gets a job as a South American tour guide.
Tomorrow We Live (1942) as Lieut. Bob Lord
A master criminal uses mind control to force an ex-con to commit crimes.
Flowing Gold (1940) as Joe
A fugitive from justice tries to get work in a western oil field.
Money and the Woman (1940) as Bank clerk
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Don Miller
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
East of the River (1940) as Usher
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as George Pickett
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
The Clean Gun (1917) as Edward Brantonx
Feet of Clay (1917) as James Crowley
The Phantom Shotgun (1917) as Larkins
Dust (1916) as Bud
As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.

Cinematography (feature film)

Second Wife (1930) as Director of Photography
A man continues to grieve for his deceased wife, even after his second wife becomes pregnant.
Check and Double Check (1930) as Director of Photography
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio''''s popular Amos ''''n'''' Andy.
Night Parade (1929) as Director of Photography
A woman tries to seduce a champion boxer into throwing a fight for the mob.
Side Street (1929) as Director of Photography
A cop discovers the killer he''''s chasing is his brother.
Fools for Luck (1928) as Director of Photography
Samuel Hunter, the richest man in Huntersville, is an eccentric who convinces his fellow citizens to invest in an oil field marketed by Richard Whitehead. But Whitehead is a notorious swindler and the oil wells appear to be dry holes. Sam Hunter, however, comes up with a means of turning the tables on the swindler.
Partners in Crime (1928) as Director of Photography
Hot News (1928) as Director of Photography
SeƱorita (1927) as Director of Photography
Hula (1927) as Director of Photography
Time To Love (1927) as Director of Photography
Wedding Bill$ (1927) as Director of Photography
Wet Paint (1926) as Director of Photography
Stranded in Paris (1926) as Director of Photography
You'd Be Surprised (1926) as Director of Photography
The Prince of Pep (1925) as Director of Photography
Tearin' Loose (1925) as Director of Photography
Jimmie's Millions (1925) as Director of Photography
The Fighting Demon (1925) as Director of Photography
The Wall Street Whiz (1925) as Director of Photography
Tearing Through (1925) as Director of Photography
Youth and Adventure (1925) as Director of Photography
The Isle of Hope (1925) as Director of Photography
Flaming Waters (1925) as Director of Photography
On Time (1924) as Director of Photography
In Fast Company (1924) as Director of Photography
Laughing at Danger (1924) as Director of Photography
Stepping Lively (1924) as Director of Photography
American Manners (1924) as Director of Photography
Tea--With a Kick (1923) as Director of Photography
Lights Out (1923) as Director of Photography
Itching Palms (1923) as Director of Photography
The Bachelor Daddy (1922) as Director of Photography
Our Leading Citizen (1922) as Director of Photography
The Ghost Breaker (1922) as Director of Photography
A young man and his manservant, escaping from a backwoods family feud, are persuaded by a beautiful young heiress to help her rid her newly-gained Spanish castle of ghosts. The ghostly sightings, however, are the handiwork of the Duke d'Alba, who hopes to seize the castle's hidden treasure and use it to win the hand of the heiress.
Moran of the Lady Letty (1922) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a playboy fights to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them.
The Jilt (1922) as Director of Photography
The Sheik (1921) as Photography
An Arabian sheik kidnaps a beautiful Englishwoman to win her heart.
A Wise Fool (1921) as Director of Photography
The Great Impersonation (1921) as Director of Photography
All-of-A-Sudden-Peggy (1920) as Camera
Terror Island (1920) as Camera
Eyes of the Heart (1920) as Camera
Crooked Streets (1920) as Camera
A Lady in Love (1920) as Camera
The Ladder of Lies (1920) as Camera
Sweet Lavender (1920) as Camera
Hawthorne of the U.S.A. (1919) as Camera
Secret Service (1919) as Camera
In Mizzoura (1919) as Camera
The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1919) as Camera
Rose O' the River (1919) as Camera
A Girl Named Mary (1919) as Camera
The Make-Believe Wife (1918) as Camera
Little Miss Hoover (1918) as Camera
In Pursuit of Polly (1918) as Camera
Polly, a young woman on the run from three unwanted suitors, checks into a hotel using an assumed name. This subterfuge leads a Secret Service agent to mistake her for a German spy, which in turn leads her to become unwittingly involved with real German spies.
The Song of Songs (1918) as Camera
Lily, an innocent young girl, is convinced to pose nude for a young sculptor. They fall in love, but the sculptor fears the effect of marriage on his work and neglects Lily. Ultimately, in despair, she marries a wealthy older man but does not find happiness there. Only near-tragedy and scandal are able, ironically, to bring her that happiness.
The Danger Mark (1918) as Camera
The Whirlpool (1918) as Camera
On the Quiet (1918) as Camera
The Land of Promise (1917) as Camera
The Amazons (1917) as Camera
Shirley Kaye (1917) as Camera
Arms and the Girl (1917) as Camera
The Fortunes of Fifi (1917) as Camera
Great Expectations (1917) as Camera
Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events.
The Little Boy Scout (1917) as Camera
Under Cover (1916) as Camera
A Daughter of the Gods (1916) as Camera
The Reward of Patience (1916) as Camera

Writer (feature film)

Hello God (1951) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

One Crazy Night (1993) as Executive Producer
When the Beatles hit Australia for a nationwide tour, five desparate teens become determined to see John, Paul, Ringo and George. Each separately tries to break into the hotel where the world famous musicians are staying. By a twist of fate, they all become trapped in a giant basement for the night.
Nun and the Bandit, The (1992) as Executive Producer
Three brothers unite as modern outlaws and kidnap their 14-year-old second cousin, holding her for ransom. The girl's chaperone, a nun, refuses to leave her side and one of the brothers falls in love with her.
Woman's Tale, A (1991) as Executive Producer
The story revolves around an old woman with a young heart living in today's society.
Island (1989) as Executive Producer
Three women, each running from their own emotional crisis, meet on a Greek island and in turn learn from their shared desperate situations.
Kangaroo (1987) as Executive Producer
Morris West's The Naked Country (1985) as Executive Producer
A rugged rancher must trespass onto sacred Aboriginal ground to reclaim his neglected wife.
Circle of Two (1981) as Executive Producer
Mr. Patman (1980) as Producer
Felicity (1979) as Executive Producer
Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in Hong-Kong and can't wait to finally do the real thing.
Wild Horse Hank (1979) as Producer
A teenage girl (Hank) tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dogmeat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will be safe lies one hundred and fifty miles away, over badlands and a mountain range. Based on the novel "The Wild Horse Killers".
Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951) as Producer
Hello God (1951) as Producer

Production Companies (feature film)


Film Production - Main (feature film)

Temptation (1930) as Photography

Cast (special)

Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera (2000) as Parson Alltalk (Opera Ebony)
Documentary that tells the story of African-Americans in opera from the time of Paul Robeson. Featured in interviews are the first black baritone to perform at the Met, Robert McFerrin, his son Bobby McFerrin, Grace Bumbry and Leontyne Price, as well as opera company directors and orchestra conducto
Vampires: Thirst For the Truth (1996) as Narration
Special looks at vampire fact and fiction, from historical figures that furthered the vampire legend, Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula," and vampire portrayals on film and television.
World's Greatest Magicians... At the Magic Castle, The (1990) as Greeter
A special featuring contemporary magicians performing illusions and close-up magic at Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
A holiday special featuring Pee-wee Herman, his magical playhouse, and an assortment of celebrity guests.
Special Evening of Pee-wee's Playhouse, A (1987) as King Cartoon
A primetime special presenting two episodes of "Pee-wee's Playhouse," a Saturday morning series. The format consists of live-action segments mixed with cut-out animation, stop-action photography, clay animation, and traditional animation. The program is hosted by comedian Pee-wee Herman, and featu
One More Hurdle (1984) as Don Cheek
The true story of Donna Marie Cheek and her struggle to become the first black member of the United States Olympic Equestrian team.

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