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Richard Moder

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Director (feature film)

Skyjacked (1972) as Assistant Director
A mad bomber forces a jet to re-route to Moscow.
The Cowboys (1972) as 1st asst dir, 2d unit
When his crew quits, a veteran cattleman trains schoolboys for the big drive.
The Oscar (1966) as Assistant Director
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
Red Line 7000 (1965) as Assistant Director
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she hasn't got the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister Julie. Third in the team is womanizer Dan McCall, who brings with him his current girlfriend Gabrielle from Paris. So the basic theme of this soap is "Who with whom?"
Sylvia (1965) as Assistant Director
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Billie (1965) as Assistant Director
A high school girl''''s athletic prowess scandalizes a conservative small town.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Assistant Director
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
The Best Man (1964) as Assistant Director
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
Jack the Giant Killer (1962) as Assistant Director
A farm boy rises to noble heights to protect a princess from an evil wizard.
Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Assistant Director
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
The Big Fisherman (1959) as Assistant Director
Drama that focuses on the later life of Peter, one of the closest disciples of Jesus.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Assistant Director
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
No Time for Sergeants (1958) as Assistant Director
A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down.
Man of the West (1958) as Assistant Director
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
Onionhead (1958) as Assistant Director
An irresponsible student enlists in the Coast Guard expecting to sit out World War II.
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Assistant Director
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
The Deep Six (1958) as Assistant Director
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
The Young Stranger (1957) as Assistant Director
A neglected teen gets into trouble with the law.
Giant (1956) as 1st asst dir
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
Serenade (1956) as Assistant Director
A rising opera star is torn between his wealthy benefactor and a poor innocent.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) as Assistant 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.
Gun Belt (1953) as Assistant Director
A notorious outlaw tries to go straight, only to be framed by his former gang.
Fighter Attack (1953) as Assistant Director
The Steel Lady (1953) as Assistant Director
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) as Assistant Director
A legendary pirate captures a Spanish galleon and tries to claim a countess as his bride.
Mr. Walkie Talkie (1952) as Assistant Director
And Now Tomorrow (1952) as Assistant Director
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951) as Assistant Director
Honeychile (1951) as Assistant Director
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) as Assistant Director
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Assistant Director
Rock Island Trail (1950) as Assistant Director
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
Surrender (1950) as Assistant Director
California Passage (1950) as Assistant Director
The Savage Horde (1950) as Assistant Director
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker (Jim Davis) is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston (Adrian Booth) and has an encounter with the U.S.Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee (Noah Beery Jr). , owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor (Grant Withers). Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer (Bob Steele), gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him.
Too Late For Tears (1949) as Assistant Director
A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse.
The Kid from Cleveland (1949) as Assistant Director
Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences?
Law of the Golden West (1949) as Assistant Director
Brimstone (1949) as Assistant Director
Outcasts of the Trail (1949) as Assistant Director
Lavinia White (Jeff Donnell) and her young brother Chad (Tommy Ivo) are shunned by the townspeople of Twin Wells because their father Tom (John Gallaudet) is serving the last part of a long prison sentence for robbing the Rysen Company of $100,000. Their only friends are Doc Meadowlark (Paul Hurst) and Pat Garrett (Monte Hale), who is employed by the Rysen Transportation Company. When released, Tom is determined to return the money to its rightful owners over the objections of Jim Judd (Roy Barcroft.) Judd threatens harm to Chad and forces Lavinia to aid him, under the same threat against Chad, in the stick-up of the stage in which Tom is returning to Twin Wells with the money. Pat arrives and Judd and the girl escape without the money. The money is returned and Tom prepares to settle down and make amends for the past. Judd conspires with Elias Dunkenscold (Milt Parsons), the Rysen office manager, to steal the money and frame it on Tom. In a chase, Sheriff Wilson (Steve Darrell) is shot but swears Pat in as a deputy before he dies. He has to jail Tom and Lavinia has to keep quiet as the outlaws have kidnapped Chad.
Navajo Trail Raiders (1949) as Assistant Director
Outlaw gangs are plundering the freight lines that bring supplies into Yellow Creek. The only thing that will save the town is the insurance money on the freight, but the outlaws are looking to steal that also. Lane comes to town as the best man for the wedding of Tom and Judy, but it will be up to him to find the outlaw boss.
Hellfire (1949) as Assistant Director
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) as Assistant Director
A captain fights a Dutch shipping magnate for a treasure and the heart of a beautiful woman.
Angel in Exile (1948) as Assistant Director
The Plunderers (1948) as Assistant Director
A cavalry officer must join forces with an outlaw he has been tracking to fight a Sioux war party.
I, Jane Doe (1948) as Assistant Director
The Gallant Legion (1948) as Assistant Director
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
Old Los Angeles (1948) as Assistant Director
Old Los Angeles (never known as "California Outpost" until 1953 when Republic re-issued it under that changed-title) finds Bill Stockton (Bill Elliott as William Elliott)leaving Missouri to join his brother Larry (Henry Brandon), and prospect for gold in California. Bill and his pal, Sam Bowie (Andy Devine), arrive in the picturesque town of old Los Angeles in 1848, but find that the outlaws rule...attacking mines and trains, burning ranches, looting stores and killing those who oppose them. Bill learns that Larry has been murdered for the gold claim he had staked for them. He sets out to avenge his brother's death but runs into difficulty when Estelita Del Rey (Estelita Rodriguez) misleads him to protect her lawless lover, Johnny Morrell (John Carroll.) Bill also suspects Luis Savarin (Joseph Schildkraut), gambling house proprietor, and Marie Marlowe (Catherine McLeod), an entertainer at Savarin's place.
Under Colorado Skies (1947) as Assistant Director
When his bank is robbed, a teller recognizes one of the crooks as his brother.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Assistant Director
Driftwood (1947) as Assistant Director
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Oregon Trail Scouts (1947) as Assistant Director
Red Ryder (Allan Lane) battles an unscrupulous fur theif named Hunter (Roy Barcroft) for the right to trap beaver and otter on the land of Chief Running Fox (Frank Lackteen). Hunter attempts to ambush Ryder and his pal "Bear Trap" (Emmett Lynn) and when this fails, he kidnaps Little Beaver (Bobby Blake), grandson of the Chief, and kills the Judge (Earle Hodgins), with whom the boy had been staying. But the boy manages to escape. The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), Ryder's aunt, turns up and tries to persuade Ryder to return east with her. He discovers her and Little Beaver as stowaways in the supply train he is taking to the Indian camp. Hunter stages a fake Indian attack and attempts to recapture Little Beaver. The latter escapes and locates Running Fox who leads his warriors to the rescue. Hunter tries to escape by using Little Beaver as a shield, but he is knocked cold by the Duchess who sneaks up behind him. There is a joyful reunion between the old chief and his grandson, but Little Beaver elects to stay with Ryder and renounces his right to one day be chief in favor of Barking Squirrel (Billy Cummings).
The Trespasser (1947) as Assistant Director
The Flame (1947) as Assistant Director
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
Slippy McGee (1947) as Assistant Director
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Assistant Director
On Mother's Day, 1946, in San Francisco, Ziggy Brennan thinks back on the events which have brought her to this day.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as 2d asst dir
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
Confidential Agent (1945) as Assistant Director
A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Terminal Man, The (1974) as Assistant Director
To end his violent seizures, a computer whiz has a microcomputer implanted in his brain.
40 Carats (1973) as Assistant Director
An older woman unknowingly enters into a complicated love triangle with a younger man.

Costume-Wardrobe (feature film)

They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Wardrobe
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as Wardrobe
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Cowboys (1972) as Unit Production Manager
When his crew quits, a veteran cattleman trains schoolboys for the big drive.

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