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Director (feature film)

Stagecoach (1966) as Assistant Director
Way ... Way Out (1966) as Assistant Director
The Americans and Russians each have a two-person base on the Moon The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.
Do Not Disturb (1965) as Assistant Director
Janet and Mike Harper rent a house in the English countryside from Vanessa Courtwright after Mike, an American wool company executive, moves his office to London to stimulate foreign trade.
The Reward (1965) as Assistant Director
Shock Treatment (1964) as Assistant Director
A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Rio Conchos (1964) as Assistant Director
Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963) as Assistant Director
A father attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble which leads to scandal.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) as Assistant Director
A husband and wife spend a holiday at the beach with their extensive family.
Wild in the Country (1961) as Assistant Director
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''s trying to help.
High Time (1960) as Assistant Director
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
Can-Can (1960) as Assistant Director
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
Flaming Star (1960) as Assistant Director
Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites.
These Thousand Hills (1959) as Assistant Director
Say One for Me (1959) as Assistant Director
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
The Blue Angel (1959) as Assistant Director
Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in a magic act as a shill to attract customers from among his old students and friends. Lola meets a former lover and, as Rath is being degraded on the stage, she allows the former lover to make love to her in sight of her husband. Rath goes beserk and sets out to strangle her.
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) as Assistant Director
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha.
The Gift of Love (1958) as Assistant Director
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
The True Story of Jesse James (1957) as Assistant Director
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War''s end.
Stopover Tokyo (1957) as Assistant Director
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) as Assistant Director
A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star.
The Way to the Gold (1957) as Assistant Director
Giant (1956) as Assistant Director
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) as Assistant Director
The Last Wagon (1956) as Assistant Director
When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Tod, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) as Assistant Director
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
The Virgin Queen (1955) as Assistant Director
Sir Walter Raleigh wins favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
Violent Saturday (1955) as Assistant Director
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as 2d asst dir
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
The Gambler from Natchez (1954) as Assistant Director
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) as Assistant Director
Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers.
The President's Lady (1953) as Assistant Director
The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Assistant Director
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) as Assistant Director
A young girl and her father, who is unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog.
Belles on Their Toes (1952) as Assistant Director
The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.
David and Bathsheba (1951) as Assistant Director
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife. David & Bathsheba succumb to their feelings. Their affair, her resulting pregnancy, & David's resolve to have her husband killed so Bathsheba will be free to marry, bring the wrath of God upon the kingdom. David must rediscover his faith in God in order to save Bathsheba from death by stoning, his kingdom from drought & famine, & himself from his many sins.
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Assistant Director
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
Thieves' Highway (1949) as Assistant Director
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Assistant Director
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
State Fair (1945) as Assistant Director
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as 2d asst dir
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Flim--Flam Man (1967) as Unit Production Manager
A young man meets the Legendary "Flim flam man" and begins a Huck Finn-like trip with him learning how to run the small con as he developes a relationship with the older man. As the police close in, he has to decide where he will take the rest of his life.

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