Worked as a feature writer for <i>Literary Digest</i> in the mid-1930s
Left the magazine and moved to Hollywood; began working in the shorts department of MGM
Received feature screen credit for providing the story for the Gene Autry Western, "The Singing Hill"
First screenplay, "Back in the Saddle", starring Autry
Joined the Army Air Force; reached the rank of captain serving in the Philippines and New Guinea
Signed with 20th Century-Fox upon his return from war service (date approximate)
Film screenplay after WWII service, "Boomerang"
Directorial debut, "Three Stripes in the Sun" (also wrote)
Directed a second feature film, "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (also wrote)
Moved into TV by creating the TV sitcom, "Our Man Higgins", starring Stanley Holloway
Created the TV series, "The Felony Squad", starring Howard Duff and Dennis Cole, which ran until 1969
Wrote and produced a pilot for a "Hardy Boys" TV series
Last screenplay (after twenty years), "The Kidnapping of the President"