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Also Known As: Died: May 19, 1993
Born: May 8, 1912 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...


Director (feature film)

The Wackiest Ship in the Army? (1960) as Director
The captain of a broken-down ship has to sneak an Australian spy into enemy waters during World War II.
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) as Director
A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself falling for a local woman.

Cast (feature film)

Murderous Affair, A (1992)
A movie based on the real-life "fatal attraction" murder case involving Carolyn Warmus, a school teacher convicted of killing her lover's wife in Westchester County, New York.
Eyewitness (1981)
Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and i
The Big Show (1957) as

Writer (feature film)

Kidnapping Of The President, The (1980) as Screenwriter
The Wackiest Ship in the Army? (1960) as Screenwriter
The captain of a broken-down ship has to sneak an Australian spy into enemy waters during World War II.
Compulsion (1959) as Screenwriter
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
The Last Angry Man (1959) as Adaptation
A television journalist decides to profile his uncle''s fight to bring medical care to the slums.
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) as Screenwriter
A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself falling for a local woman.
Broken Lance (1954) as Screenwriter
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
The Desert Rats (1953) as Writer
A desperate band of Allied soldiers fights off the Nazis in North Africa.
Les Miserables (1952) as Screenwriter
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Screenwriter
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Contract Writer
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman''''s identity but gets caught in a wealthy family''''s intrigues.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Screenwriter
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Screenwriter
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
Deep Waters (1948) as Screenwriter
Cry of the City (1948) as Screenwriter
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?
Boomerang! (1947) as Screenwriter
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
Jesse James, Jr. (1942) as Screenwriter
Wrecking Crew (1942) as Screenwriter
The Cyclone Kid (1942) as Orig scr
Wildcat (1942) as Screenwriter
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
I Live on Danger (1942) as Screenwriter
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Screenwriter
Jesse James, Jr. (1942) as Original Story
The Singing Hill (1941) as Original Story
Flying Blind (1941) as Orig scr
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
The Apache Kid (1941) as Screenwriter
Remade, with only slight revisions in names and relationships, in 1953 as "Old Overland Trail" with Rex Allen, "The Apache Kid" has Pete Dawson (Don 'Red' Barry) leading a group of friends and neighbors westward from a dust-ravished Missouri to settle Rock Creek, a frontier town in the Oregon territory. Pete has been induced to make this move by his uncle, Joe Walker (Robert Fiske), who ran afoul of the law twenty years past, but is presumably now a honest citizen. In reality, he is the same crook he was in the past. He and his partner, Nick Barter (Leroy Mason), obtain a government contract to build a road through the territory and are exploiting the settlers and forcing them to work on the road gang for little or no pay, through the use of script money they issue. The purpose for luring Pete and his friends is to obtain more labor. Walker has his henchmen, disguised as Indians, raid the wagon train, stampede the stock and destroy the supply wagon, and the distitute group reaches Rock Creek and are dependent on Walker's dubious largesse in giving them jobs on his road gang. When government funds to pay the workers comes through, Walker has his gang hold up the gold-carrying coach, and forces the laborers to accept script redeemable at one-fourth of its face value. Pete becomes aware of what is happening, so when the next payroll shipment comes through he holds up the coach himself before Walker's henchmen have a chance to, and sends the money into town to the sheriff (Monte Montague), so that the workers will be paid in real money. He continues this procedure week after week and Walker posts a huge reward for the bandit whom he calls "The Apache Kid." Pete places the true facts before the United States Road Commissioner (Forbes Murray), who helps him depose the Walker-Barter regime. Pete marries Barbara Taylor (Lynn Merrick), daughter of one of the immigrants (John Elliott.)
Back in the Saddle (1941) as Orig scr
A land grabber frames a rancher who's discovered copper on his land.

Producer (feature film)

Clan of the Cave Bear, The (1986)
In Neanderthal days, an outcast girl is adopted by a rival tribe.

Dance (feature film)

Where the Heart Is (1990)
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.

Art Director (feature film)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1913) as Art Director

Visual Effects (feature film)

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908) as Special effects

Art Department (feature film)

The Antics of Ann (1917) as Set Decoration

Sound (feature film)

Munich (2005) as Utility, New York unit
In 1972, an extremist Palestinian group kill eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. A young Israeli intelligence officer is asked to lead a team mission to hunt down and kill the men accused of masterminding the murders.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Sudden Death (1995)
A security guard must stop a terrorist group that has taken the vice president hostge at the Stanley Cup finals.

Special Thanks (feature film)

Shaking the Tree (1990)
Four seemingly improbable friends face a series of dilemmas, together and individually.

Cast (feature film)

Roses Are For the Rich (1987)
Opportunistic and manipulative Autumn McAvan Norton Osborne is the oft-married heroine of this soapy four-hour, two-part saga about a young woman who has clawed her way out of an Appalachian mining town to exact revenge on the powerful businessman who destroyed her family, in this adaptation of the

Writer (short)

Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (1938)
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.

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