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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936) as Dialogue Director
A doctor investigates the murder of a colleague involved in experimental surgery.

Writer (feature film)

2.
House of Wax (2005) as Source Material (From Story)
A horror story about a group of friends who fall prey to a sinister plot while passing through a small town on their way to a college football game.
3.
House of Wax (1953) as From a story by
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
4.
Double Deal (1950) as Screenwriter
An oil engineer comes into a fortune when his boss is murdered.
5.
Million Dollar Weekend (1948) as Screenwriter
6.
Silent Conflict (1948) as Orig scr
After receiving money for delivering a large herd, Hoppy, California, and Lucky retire to an inn for the night. The next morning both Lucky and the money are gone. At first Hoppy suspects Blaney and his gang but later realizes Doc Richards is responsible. He and his mysterious concoctions have put Lucky under a spell and Hoppy and California set out to find him.
7.
Borrowed Trouble (1948) as Orig scr
Finishing a trail drive, Hoppy and the boys head to town and immediately get caught up in the conflict between school teacher Miss Abott and next door saloon owner Mawson. When Miss Abott disappears, Hoppy gets a clue to her location and rescues her from Mawson's cabin. It looks like Mawson is the man he wants, but Hoppy finds an item that indicates otherwise.
8.
The Marauders (1947) as Orig scr
With a storm approaching, Hoppy and his pals take refuge in a church in an abandoned town, When Riker and his men arrive to tear the church down, Hoppy kicks them out. Riker then has the church surrounded and those inside find themselves prisoners.
9.
Beauty and the Bandit (1946) as Orig story and scr
In Old California, a young Frenchman transporting a chest full of silver travels by stagecoach to San Marino, to complete a complex business deal. The stagecoach is ambushed by a band of men whose leader, a mysterious bandido known as Cisco (Gilbert Roland), claims the silver is money that was extorted over a period of years from the poor people of California. The bandits take the money and escape, but Cisco stays behind with the Frenchman -- who, it turns out, is actually a lovely mademoiselle, Jeanne DuBois (Ramsay Ames). She follows him to the bandit's lair, where Cisco tells her he intends to return the stolen money to the poor people. The two rivals are irresistibly drawn to each other, however, and as a token of love Cisco offers to return the money to Jeanne instead. Now she must decide whether to complete her business deal, or to comply with Cisco's wishes and redistribute the wealth.
10.
The Gay Cavalier (1946) as Orig story and scr
The Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland) sets out on a double mission of rescuing a girl from forsaking her true love by marrying a supposedly wealthy suitor to save the old family hacienda, and he is also after the outlaws that robbed a stage carrying gold for the Mission. His task is made easier once he learns that the "wealthy" suitor (Tristram Coffin) is also the man behind the gold robbers.
11.
The Strange Mr. Gregory (1946) as Screenwriter
A magician fakes his own death to catch a murderer.
12.
South of Monterey (1946) as Orig story and scr
13.
Bullet Scars (1942) as Based on an idea by
Hoods kidnap an honest doctor to patch up one of their own.
14.
Sing Your Worries Away (1942) as Idea by
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
15.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Contract Writer
16.
Wolf of New York (1940) as Contr to dial
17.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Orig scr
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
18.
On Dress Parade (1939) as Screenwriter
A group of delinquents get shipped to military school.
19.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1939) as Orig scr
The Asian detective discovers a murder on a ship bound for Hawaii.
20.
Kid Nightingale (1939) as Screenwriter
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
21.
Torchy Blane...Playing with Dynamite (1939) as Screenwriter
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster's moll.
22.
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938) as Screenwriter
Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
23.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Orig scr
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
24.
One Wild Night (1938) as Screenwriter
25.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Screenwriter
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
26.
God's Country and the Woman (1937) as Story
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
27.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Screenwriter
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
28.
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Original Story
29.
San Quentin (1937) as Contr to trmt
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
30.
Widow from Monte Carlo (1936) as Screenwriter
A widowed duchess enlists an American thief to save her from blackmail.
31.
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Contract Writer
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
32.
A Shot in the Dark (1935) as Adpt and Scr
33.
Symphony of Living (1935) as Story and adpt by
34.
The World Accuses (1934) as Story and adpt
35.
Port of Lost Dreams (1934) as Cont and dial
36.
The Ghost Walks (1934) as Scr and dial
37.
Fifteen Wives (1934) as Screenwriter
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes (Conway Tearle) investigates the case and although the cause of death is described as apoplexy, Dawes is convinced it as murder, especially after he learns that Humbolt had been married fifteen times. The widows come from all over the world but three of them live in NYC; Sybilla Crum (Margaret Dumont), a noted evangelist; Carol Manning (Natalie Moorhead), recently remarried to a man named Arnold; and Ruby Cotton (Noel Francis.) A detective is sent to Philadelphia to try to learn the identity of the sender of a box of flowers delivered to Humbolt's room before his death. Dawes calls on Carol Manning Arnold, who says she had married Humbolt five years ago, and that he had disappeared after stealing all her money and she was told he had died in South America. But he had recently shown up trying to blackmail her as she had not told Arnold of the marriage. The autopsy shows that Humbolt was killed by hydrocyanic acid gas and that the broken glass globe, found by Dawes, was a Helmholtz resonator, a well-known device that can be broken by sound-waves. Sybilla Crum goes to the district attorney to try to stop the investigation, while Dawes also learns that, unknown to her husband, Carol maintains an apartment in her maiden name. Dawes hears a radio program featuring The Electric Voice (Ralf Harolde) in which the latter demonstrates the power of sound waves emanating from his voice in breaking glasses, ringing bells and other feats. When the Voice emits a sound that is supposed to break glass, a Helmholtz resonator on Dawes' desk breaks.
38.
Fifteen Wives (1934) as Cont and dial
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes (Conway Tearle) investigates the case and although the cause of death is described as apoplexy, Dawes is convinced it as murder, especially after he learns that Humbolt had been married fifteen times. The widows come from all over the world but three of them live in NYC; Sybilla Crum (Margaret Dumont), a noted evangelist; Carol Manning (Natalie Moorhead), recently remarried to a man named Arnold; and Ruby Cotton (Noel Francis.) A detective is sent to Philadelphia to try to learn the identity of the sender of a box of flowers delivered to Humbolt's room before his death. Dawes calls on Carol Manning Arnold, who says she had married Humbolt five years ago, and that he had disappeared after stealing all her money and she was told he had died in South America. But he had recently shown up trying to blackmail her as she had not told Arnold of the marriage. The autopsy shows that Humbolt was killed by hydrocyanic acid gas and that the broken glass globe, found by Dawes, was a Helmholtz resonator, a well-known device that can be broken by sound-waves. Sybilla Crum goes to the district attorney to try to stop the investigation, while Dawes also learns that, unknown to her husband, Carol maintains an apartment in her maiden name. Dawes hears a radio program featuring The Electric Voice (Ralf Harolde) in which the latter demonstrates the power of sound waves emanating from his voice in breaking glasses, ringing bells and other feats. When the Voice emits a sound that is supposed to break glass, a Helmholtz resonator on Dawes' desk breaks.
39.
Sons of Steel (1934) as Story and adpt
40.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) as Story
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
41.
A Fool's Advice (1932) as Scr and dial

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