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George Morgan

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Director (feature film)

A Common Level (1920) as Assistant Director
Lurking Peril, The (1919) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Greaser's Palace (1972) as Coo Coo
A parable based on the life of Christ that takes place in a Western setting.
Pound (1970) as Irish setter
Putney Swope (1969) as Mr. Token
An unexpected member of the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge.
Chafed Elbows (1967) as Walter Dinsmore
The Desert Horseman (1946) as Pete
Falsely accused of robbing the army payroll, Steve hopes to clear his name with the help of Tom Jarvis, but finds Tom dead. He soon finds that Tom's brother was also killed and Mary Ann now runs the ranch. Tredway is trying to get Mary Ann to sell the ranch, but Steve wants her to keep it until he finds out why someone wants it and who robbed the payroll.
Souls for Sale (1923) as Spofford
In this silent film, a young woman turns Hollywood upside down in her search for stardom.
The Cross Bearer (1918) as Gaston Van Leys
The Bondage of Fear (1917) as Jim
The Dormant Power (1917) as Brinkerhoff
Her Hour (1917) as Tom Castle
The Sin Woman (1917) as Dan Pratt
Sporting Blood (1916) as Billy Ballard

Writer (feature film)

Second to Die (2002) as Screenwriter
Sara Morgan thought her husband's murder would solve all her problems. But as she soon discovered one murder is never enough.
Deadwood Dick (1940) as Screenwriter
Columbia's 11th serial (between "Terry and the Pirates" and "The Green Archer") and the first western serial that James W. Horne solo-directed. The standard one-man-to-a-hoss and nobody walks rule of Westerns tended to cramp Horne's usual style of directing, in that he wasn't able to pour six or seven henchies into a four-door sedan and have them come tumbling out like the clowns at a circus, and the suprise with those familiar with his serials is that he didn't have all the henchmen riding around in a stagecoach or wagon. And, since they usually stayed on their horse, he was unable to have them rounding a corner on foot at an angle, freeze in surprise with their arms thrust over their heads, do a couple of takes and hot-foot it stage left for an alarmed feet-do-your-stuff exit. The character of "Deadwood Dick" in this serial is just a name that had a ring to it, was not intended to be based on the real-life "Deadwood Dick" in any manner, and those who delight in pointing out that the real "Deadwood Dick" was a black man and Columbia didn't know what they were doing miss an obvious point; the Columbia writers most likely knew that, but they weren't writing a factual history of the West and their fictional character could be what they wanted him to be. And was. That he ended up being played by the dullest actor (Don Douglas) ever to essay the lead role in a serial (at least until Republic came up with the likes of Bill Henry and Harry Lauter as serial leads) probably wasn't something they planned. This one had a little promise with veteran western actor Lane Chandler as "Wild Bill Hickok" but that promise soon faded with Hickok's demise in chapter one of this 15-chapter serial, where a renegade band led by a mysterious, masked character known as "The Skull" is terrorizing the town of Deadwood in the territory of Dakota. Dick Stanley (Don Douglas), editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of the Statehood For Dakota committee, is, unknown to his fellow townsmen and committee members, the equally mysterious Deadwood Dick, who is fighting The Skull and his gang. This makes everything about even as, unknown to Stanley, fellow-committeeman banker Transon Drew (Ed Cassidy) is The Skull. Well, actually, The Skull is a bit ahead as his "speaking voice" in costume is that of Forrest Taylor, who is nowhere in sight among the suspected citizens. Frank Butler, Stanley's "star' reporter is killed when he discovers that The Skull has plans to build an mpire of his own, and this also raises the possibility that Butler's sister, Anne (Lorna Gray), is also in danger. Chapter One ends with Deadwood Dick involved in a fight on a railroad handcar (filled with dynamite, naturally) with Jack McCall (Karl Hackett), the slayer of Wild Bill Hickok (Lane Chandler), and the handcar crashes to the bottom of a deep gorge and crashes...and explodes. Stanley/Deadwood Dick faces 13 more cliffhangers (mainly because he keeps letting Drew in on his plans to capture The Skull),before he unmasks The Skull in Chapter 15, "The Deadwood Express," Most of the action footage involving the Deadwood Dick character shows up again in 1954's "Riding With Buffalo Bill", where Marshall Reed as Buffalo Bill sans goatee, rides around in Deadwood Dick's costume.
Dick Tracy (1937) as From Story
Rescue Squad (1935) as Cont
Calling All Cars (1935) as Cont
The Silent Code (1935) as Orig story and scr
Badge of Honor (1934) as Cont and dial
Vanishing Shadow, The (1934) as Screenwriter
A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots and a 'vanishing belt.'
The Fighting Rookie (1934) as Screenwriter
The Oil Raider (1934) as Cont
The Oil Raider (1934) as Dial
Her Forgotten Past (1933) as Story and adpt
Air Mail Mystery, The (1932) as Screenwriter
Human Targets (1932) as Story and cont
The Dale's need money for their sick mother and Bart Travis, having found gold, says he will provide it. Duke Remsden learns of the strike and waylays Buzz Dale as he tries to record Bart's deed. Then dressed as Bart, Duke kills and robs a man. With the Sheriff after Bart, Buzz escapes capture, finds the clothes worn to impersonate Bart, and heads for the Sheriff.
Headin' for Trouble (1931) as Cont and dial
Cyclone arrives in town just in time to see Slade cheat Courtney at poker. Cyclone takes Courtney's IOU and returns it to him. But Courtney is a compulsive gambler and Slade lures him back for another game, this time winning his ranch. Cyclone once again returns the note but is captured by Slade's men. Slade then heads out to force Courtney to sign over the deed.
Heroes of the Flames (1931) as Screenwriter
The Cyclone Kid (1931) as Story and cont
Quick Trigger Lee (1931) as Story and cont
The Avenger (1931) as Adpt and dial
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
Smilin' Guns (1929) as Scen
Wild Blood (1929) as Cont
Plunging Hoofs (1929) as Scen
Burning the Wind (1929) as Scen
King of the Rodeo (1929) as Cont
Wild Blood (1929) as Story
Guardians of the Wild (1928) as Story
The Clean-Up Man (1928) as Story
The Clean-Up Man (1928) as Cont
The Two Outlaws (1928) as Adaptation
Haunted Island, The (1928) as Screenwriter
The Two Outlaws (1928) as Cont
Guardians of the Wild (1928) as Cont
Fangs of Destiny (1927) as Story
One Glorious Scrap (1927) as Adaptation
Galloping Thunder (1927) as Adaptation
Fangs of Destiny (1927) as Scen
The Silent Flyer (1926) as From Story
A scientist has invented an airplane motor of potential benefit to society, but a plot is underway to steal the plans.
Winking Idol, The (1926) as Screenwriter
Great Circus Mystery, The (1925) as Screenwriter
Romance and Rustlers (1925) as Scen
Romance and Rustlers (1925) as Story
Perils of the Yukon (1922) as From Story
Perils of the Yukon (1922) as Screenwriter
Vengeance (1918) as Scen

Music (feature film)

Down Dakota Way (1949) as Composer
Rancher H. T. McKenzie (Roy Barcroft) is informed by veterinarian George Fredericks (Emmett Vogan) that his cattle are carriers of the hoof-and-mouth disease and must be destroyed. McKenzie hires Steve Paxton (Byron Barr) to kill the vet and steal his report. Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers) and the Riders of the Purple Sage (Foy Willing, Darol Rice, George Bamby and Al Sloey) on their way to the Cheyenne Rodeo, detour through Sun Rock so that Roy can visit his old schoolteacher Dolly Paxton (Elisabeth Risdon), Steve's stepmother. Roy becomes involved in the chase of Steve by Sheriff Holbrook (Montie Montana). Ruth Shaw (Dale Evans) tells Roy that the schoolboard has fired Dolly because of Steve, and that she has turned into a crushed and bitter woman still willing to defend her stepson. Roy discovers a McKenzie calf with symptoms of hoof-and-mouth which puts him on the trail of McKenzie.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Frankenstein (1973) as Hugo
Dan Curtis' retelling of the all-time gothic horror classic, one of the favorite subjects among moviemakers. This was a two-parter shown in ninety-minute segments on successive nights as part of ABC's late-night "Wide World of Mystery" series.

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