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Ray Nazarro

Ray Nazarro



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Also Known As: Died: September 8, 1986
Born: September 25, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Dog Eat Dog (1966) as Director
Apache Territory (1958) as Director
A cowboy sets out to try to stop an Indian war.
Return to Warbow (1958) as Director
Domino Kid (1957) as Director
Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission.
The Phantom Stagecoach (1957) as Director
The Hired Gun (1957) as Director
A bounty hunter tries to prove his beautiful quarry innocent of murder.
The White Squaw (1956) as Director
Top Gun (1955) as Director
After he''''s cleared of murder, a cowboy runs for town marshal.
Southwest Passage (1954) as Director
The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasibility of camels in the deserts of the Southwest.
The Black Dakotas (1954) as Director
Confederate spies try to keep the President's emissary from delivering a peace treaty to the Sioux.
The Lone Gun (1954) as Director
A cowboy shoots it out with outlaws to win a rancher''''s beautiful daughter.
Bandits of Corsica (1953) as Director
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
Gun Belt (1953) as Director
A notorious outlaw tries to go straight, only to be framed by his former gang.
Kansas Pacific (1953) as Director
A Union captain fights Confederate saboteurs blocking the railroad construction.
Indian Uprising (1952) as Director
It's 1885 in Arizona and an Army Captain has dispersed his troops to keep the whites off of Government land thereby keeping the peace with the Apaches. But there are those in Tucson that want the miners back looking for gold and they put pressure on officials in Washington. Soon a new commander arrives, the troops are recalled, and the miners go after gold. Whites then kill a miner with an arrow so they can attack the Indians hoping the troops wipe them out when they retaliate.
Laramie Mountains (1952) as Director
Markham and his men have found gold on the Indian reservation and are trying to get rid of them by starting an Indian war. Dressed as Indians they are attacking the soldiers. Steve Holden is the Indian agent sent to prevent a war. After finding proof that white men posing as Indians were responsible, he is able to locate the gang's hideout but quickly becomes a prisoner slated to be killed.
Cripple Creek (1952) as Director
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
Junction City (1952) as Director
Montana Territory (1952) as Director
(Wes ''52). Lon McCallister, Wanda Hendrix, Preston Foster, Hugh Sanders, Jack Elam, Clayton Moore, Myron Headley, & George Chesebro as Weasel. A young deputy sheriff takes action when he learns that the marshall is using his badge as a license to commit murder.
The Rough, Tough West (1952) as Director
Flame of Stamboul (1951) as Director
A U.S. agent guards defense plans at a conference in Istanbul.
The Kid from Amarillo (1951) as Director
A treasury agent investigates smugglers operating along the Mexican border.
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Director
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
Bonanza Town (1951) as Dir "West of Dodge City"
Using marked bills, Steve is looking for the supposedly dead Henry Hardison. Coming to Bonanza Town he gets a job with the town boss Crag Bozeman and gets paid with marked bills. He suspects Hardison is Boseman's boss and he is right as Hardison and his men are now planning to get rid of both him and the Durango kid.
Cyclone Fury (1951) as Director
Fort Savage Raiders (1951) as Director
China Corsair (1951) as Director
An adventuress enlists a shipwrecked sailor to help her fight smugglers.
Frontier Outpost (1950) as Director
The Tougher They Come (1950) as Director
David Harding, Counterspy (1950) as Director
The Palomino (1950) as Director
A society boy tries to help a beautiful woman save her horse-breeding farm.
Streets of Ghost Town (1950) as Director
Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now blind and in jail, refuses to tell where the gold is hidden.
Outcast of Black Mesa (1950) as Director
Hoedown (1950) as Director
Cowboy movie star Stoney Rhodes (Jock Mahoney as Jock O'Mahoney) has made one western film and thinks he is on a personal appearance tour paid for by the studio, but he and his film were so bad that the studio, unknown to Stoney, has cancelled his contract, and his mother has mortgaged her home to supply the funds necessary for the tour and expenses of Stoney and his agent. (Stoney is shown in front of two theatres where Columbia, missing no bets, has displays of one-sheet posters from "Strawberry Roan" with Gene Autry and "The Undercover Man" with Glenn Ford.) Reporter Vera Wright (Jeff Donnell), following him to get a story of a failure, informs Stoney that he is a never-was has-been, and they find themselves stranded in the hometown of Eddy Arnold, where Eddy's film "cousin" Carolina Cotton (Carolina Cotton) quickly takes a shine to the shy and clumsy Stoney. Eddy sees a print of Stoney's film in which the character is singing "I Can't Shake the Sands of Texas From My Shoes" and is impressed and telephones his agent Sam Baker (Fred Sears) to come there quickly and sign Stoney to a contract, especially since he sounds like Gene Autry. Meanwhile, some bank robbers and gangsters get involved and have their eyes on the proceeds from a charity fund-raiser Eddy is doing. When the agent shows up to sign Stoney to a recording contract because "you sound like Gene Autry", Stoney says that is because it was Gene Autry doing the singing in the film. The film is somewhat of an inside joke built around ace stuntman Mahoney, in that his Stoney role is the opposite of his real-life abilities, and most of the males in the cast, Big Boy Williams, Douglas Fowley, Don Harvey and Charles Sullivan, takes turns beating him up and knocking him out...when he isn't falling out of hay lofts or involved in accidents. But a kiss from Carolina makes a new man out of him and the gangsters are rounded up in a one-man blitz, and Stoney ends up with eight studios bidding for his services. Eddy performs most of his best-selling hits of the day, with the exception of "Cattle Call", the vastly-underrated Carolina Cotton (as a performer and actress with a personality) yodels up a storm, and this overall turns out to be a pretty fair little sleeper, especially in regards to films where Hollywood takes a poke at itself.And probably unknown to those who go around compiling such lists.
Trail of the Rustlers (1950) as Director
A cowboy helps a beautiful woman protect her family''''s ranch from land grabbers.
Texas Dynamo (1950) as Director
Home in San Antone (1949) as Director
Challenge of the Range (1949) as Director
Laramie (1949) as Director
A major Indian uprising is expected and Wyoming military posts are alerted. Colonel Dennison (Fred Sears) is meeting with Chief Eagle (Shooting Star) and his son Running Wolf (Jay Silverheels) when Chief Eagle is mysteriously shot. Steve Holden (Charles Starrett), an agent for the government peace commission, with the aid of a wandering shoemaker, Smiley (Smiley Burnette), discover the troubles and the Chief's murder have been instigated by Cronin (Bob Wilke), the regimental scout, for personal gain for he and his gang of outlaws.
Renegades of the Sage (1949) as Director
Quick on the Trigger (1949) as Director
The Blazing Trail (1949) as Director
South of Death Valley (1949) as Director
Bandits of El Dorado (1949) as Director
Wanted outlaws have mysteriously disappeared. Ranger Captain Henley and Steve have a plan to find them. Steve becomes a wanted man by faking the killing of Henley. Not only is he now in trouble as both the Rangers and the Mexican Rurales are after him, but Smiley knows him and may expose his masquerade to the bad guys.
Blazing Across the Pecos (1948) as Director
Phantom Valley (1948) as Director
Singin' Spurs (1948) as Director
Six-Gun Law (1948) as Director
Trail to Laredo (1948) as Director
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as 2d unit [dir]--China
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
El Dorado Pass (1948) as Director
The Arkansas Swing (1948) as Director
Smoky Mountain Melody (1948) as Director
Range minstrel Roy Acuff (Roy Acuff) takes over the county-wide Corby Ranch which, under the terms of the owner's will, must be operated by Roy for 90 days, and at the end of that time, family friend Doc Moffit (Harry "Pappy" Cheshire), must decide whether to turn over the ranch to Roy or the rough Corby boys, Roy's cousins Bruce "Kid" Corby (Russell Arms) and Joab (Jason Robards.) Corby foreman "Saddle Grease" (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams) tries to run Roy off the place, but eases off when Roy saves his life during a wild drive with a truckful of dynamite. Roy opens the range to migratory workers, discovers new water wells, tears down electric fences, cures ailing cattle, plays his fiddle, and treats the neighbors and kids with barbecues and and barn dances, where he plays his fiddle some more. Kid Corby gives Roy a beating, but is so ashamed of himself that he helps Roy from then on. Joab, working with a crooked lawyer, rigs a scheme to destroy Roy's reputation. The frame-up fails, but Roy returns the ranch to the now-reformed brothers and takes to the road again with his Smoky Mountain Boys.
West of Sonora (1948) as Director
Song of Idaho (1948) as Director
Last Days of Boot Hill (1947) as Director
Law of the Canyon (1947) as Director
Bringing in a supply of goods, Steve has them hijacked. The Doctor is behind the hijacks and offers to act as a middleman and return the goods for a fee. He has doped up the Sheriff to keep him out of the way and now tries the same on Steve. But Smiley had earlier used the Doc's medicine in an experiment and replaced it with water and this gives the Durango Kid a chance to go into action.
Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947) as Director
Rose of Santa Rosa (1947) as Director
Angry because his father, Don Manuel Ortega (Fortunio Bonanova), had arranged a marriage with a girl he has never met, Dolores de Garfias (Patricia Barry as Patricia White), Ramon Ortega (Eduardo Noreiga), despite the threat of being disinherited, becomes an entertainer at a local night club. His father uses his influence and has the club closed. Ramon goes to Santa Rosa and helps a beautiful senorita, Rose, open her new night club, and falls in love with her. When his father arrives, Ramon learns that "his" Rose is the Dolores his father wanted him to marry in the first place.
The Lone Hand Texan (1947) as Director
West of Dodge City (1947) as Director
Buckaroo from Powder River (1947) as Director
The Desert Horseman (1946) as Director
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.
Throw a Saddle on a Star (1946) as Director
Singing on the Trail (1946) as Director
Galloping Thunder (1946) as Director
The Durango Kid poses as a vicious gunman to infiltrate a band of rustlers.
Cowboy Blues (1946) as Director
Two-Fisted Stranger (1946) as Director
The Durango Kid takes over as Sheriff and investigates his predecessor''''s murder.
Roaring Rangers (1946) as Director
A sheriff''''s son asks the Durango Kid to help his dad stop a crime wave.
That Texas Jamboree (1946) as Director
With the backing of the Mayor, Brady is running a crooked gambling operation. When Sheriff Curt shuts him down, he reopens when the Mayor charters his place as a private club. When Curt decides to run for Mayor, he is made to shut down the popular Warren medicine show. With Curt now out of favor the Warrens decide to run their daughter for Mayor and Brady has a plan to stop her also.
Terror Trail (1946) as Director
Lone Star Moonlight (1946) as Director
Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.
Gunning for Vengeance (1946) as Director
A town''''s new Marshall takes on badmen as the masked Durango Kid.
Heading West (1946) as Director
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Assistant Director
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Song of the Prairie (1945) as Director
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
Outlaws of the Rockies (1945) as Director
The Durango Kid fights to clear his friend of bank robbery charges.
Texas Panhandle (1945) as Director
Suspended from the Secret Service pending investigation of his rumored activities as the Durango Kid, Steve Buckner (Charles Starrett) heads west to the Texas Panhandle, where he learns renegades have attacked settler wagon trains and have stolen government gold. In Crow Springs, he finds out that Ace Gatlin (Forrest Taylor) is running a land office under suspicious circumstances with Ann Williams (Nanette Parks) innocently serving as his assistant. As the Durango Kid, Steve learns about the fraudulent land swindles and that Gatlin's men stole the gold.
I Love a Mystery (1945) as Assistant Director
A detective tries to protect a man who has predicted his murder will take place in three days.
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Assistant Director
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
Over 21 (1945) as Assistant Director
When a newspaper editor enlists during World War II service, his wife has to run interference with his boss.
Sundown Valley (1944) as Assistant Director
Carolina Blues (1944) as Assistant Director
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can''''t find a replacement he likes.
Stars on Parade (1944) as Assistant Director
Tahiti Nights (1944) as Assistant Director
Two-Man Submarine (1944) as Assistant Director
A film that is among the umpteen hundred films that some source has given Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco a "credited" composers credit, although his name appears actually nowhere in connection with the vast majority of these umpteen hundred films, and one of four films that Tom Neal and Ann Savage were in together. This one has Robert B. Williams as some kind of scientist on an unnamed South Pacific island and he is making penicillin out of jungle mold at a time when penicillin was so new that all the players in the film pronounce it as "pey-nen-sol-lon" or something like that. Tom Neal is also there as some kind of guard or protector of Williams' work and is hacked off something fierce about it as his goal if to get off the island and into hand-to-hand action "against the japs." Before long an unidentified plane flies over the island and Neal has his pistol at the ready to shoot it down in case it is an enemy plane but a figure parachutes out and in parachutes none other than Ann Savage, who is there as Neal's replacement, although Neal now isn't as ready to leave as he was before. Then a man, George Lynn, washes ashore and is accepted as a crewman from a torpedoed American ship. Later, Williams is murdered, after some of his "pey-non-sol-len or whatever" samples disappear, and Neal concludes that either Savage, island-doctor J.Carroll Naish or Abner Biberman is the guilty party working for the Axis to get the penicillin formula. This isn't exactly Holmes-or-Chan sleuthing on his part as he knows he isn't guilty and the only people on the island, with the exception of three natives, are those he names as suspects. He doesn't know that a two-man Japanese submarine (with five or six Germans on board plus the two Japanese crewmen)is lurking offshore, but his list of suspects is basically correct, as none of the people from the sub have come ashore yet. Well, one has but he floated in. Discounting the floater, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that between Savage, Naish and Biberman, which one who can least bear scrutiny.
Saddle Leather Law (1944) as Assistant Director
A posse, hunting the assailant of Denton's Partner, captures Steve Carlisle (Charles Starrett), who identifies himself as a mineralogist sent to check the area for quartz for radio parts. Calling at the Denton ranch, Steve hires Cannonball Mullins (Dub Taylor), who has just been fired by Jane Fielding (Vi Athens), Denton's ward. Steve learns that she wants to sell the ranch to the Empire Syndicate. Paul Edwards (Lloyd Bridges), syndicate representative, plans to convert the ranch into a swank hotel-gambling operation. At a party which Jane gives for Edwards, Hiram Denton (William Gould), is murdered and Steve is accused. He and Cannonball escape before the sheriff can take them into custody, and in searching for evidence find that Jane and Edwards are married and have done the killings in order to gain the ranch.
Cowboy Canteen (1944) as Assistant Director
A rancher turns his spread into a dude ranch for soldiers during World War II.
Cowboy from Lonesome River (1944) as Assistant Director
Cyclone Prairie Rangers (1944) as Assistant Director
It's World War 2 and saboteurs are out to destroy the ranchers food crop. Steve Travis and sidekick Cannonball have been called in to investigate. Avoiding the attempts on his life by the gang, Steve uses a pair of eyeglasses to discover their leader, a supposedly deaf mute shoe repairman.
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Assistant Director
Exile Express (1939) as Assistant Director
In Old Montana (1939) as Assistant Director
The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two sides together, Joe Allison is shot and Fred blamed. With Fred in jail and a lynch mob on the way, Doc tries to break his friend out.
Daughter of the Tong (1939) as Assistant Director
A Man Betrayed (1936) as Assistant Director
Tell Your Children (1936) as Assistant Director
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
Roaring Roads (1935) as Director

Writer (feature film)

Bullfighter and the Lady (1951) as Story
An American takes up bullfighting to impress the ladies but learns to respect the sport.
Suicide Squad (1935) as Story
Jimmy the Gent (1934) as Story
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Mystic Circle Murder (1939) as Production Manager

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