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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 17, 2003|
|Born:||August 19, 1924||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||GaryUSA||Profession:||Cinematography ...|
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Director (feature film)
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.
Cast (feature film)
A modern day movie star is transported back to prehistoric times, where cave girls and dinosaurs co-exist.
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
A vengeful Voodoo priestess brings the dreaded African vampire back to life.
An African prince bitten by Dracula stalks the Los Angeles night in search of his lost princess.
A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.
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.
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.
Federal and local law officers try to catch a deadly serial killer.
Two flyers during World War II get caught up in shenanigans with an international smuggler and his girlfriend.
Secret agents try to stop the assassination of an African leader touring the U.S.
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).
Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
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.
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
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.
A master criminal uses mind control to force an ex-con to commit crimes.
A man on the run from alimony payments gets a job as a South American tour guide.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
A fugitive from justice tries to get work in a western oil field.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
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)
A man continues to grieve for his deceased wife, even after his second wife becomes pregnant.
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio''''s popular Amos ''''n'''' Andy.
A woman tries to seduce a champion boxer into throwing a fight for the mob.
A cop discovers the killer he''''s chasing is his brother.
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.
In this silent film, a playboy fights to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them.
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.
An Arabian sheik kidnaps a beautiful Englishwoman to win her heart.
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.
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.
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.
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Producer (feature film)
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.
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.
The story revolves around an old woman with a young heart living in today's society.
Three women, each running from their own emotional crisis, meet on a Greek island and in turn learn from their shared desperate situations.
A rugged rancher must trespass onto sacred Aboriginal ground to reclaim his neglected wife.
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.
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".
A gay Toronto hairdresser gets much needed encouragement from his schizophrenic straight female friend to pursue his dream on stage and in drag.
Production Companies (feature film)
Film Production - Main (feature film)
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
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.
A special featuring contemporary magicians performing illusions and close-up magic at Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
A holiday special featuring Pee-wee Herman, his magical playhouse, and an assortment of celebrity guests.
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
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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