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Edward Salven

Edward Salven



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Director (feature film)

The Ten Commandments (1956) as Assistant Director
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
The Stars Are Singing (1953) as Assistant Director
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Here Come the Girls (1953) as Assistant Director
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
Son of Paleface (1952) as Assistant Director
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Assistant Director
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as Assistant Director
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
Branded (1951) as Asst dir, 2d unit
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Let's Dance (1950) as Assistant Director
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Assistant Director
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
Union Station (1950) as Assistant Director
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
California's Golden Beginning (1948) as Director
Joan of Arc (1948) as Assistant Director
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Unconquered (1947) as Assistant Director
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Where There's Life (1947) as Assistant Director
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Assistant Director
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Assistant Director
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
You Came Along (1945) as Assistant Director
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Assistant Director
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Assistant Director
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Assistant Director
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942) as Assistant Director
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Assistant Director
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Las Vegas Nights--"The Last Frontier Town" (1941) as 1st asst dir
A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
Union Pacific (1939) as Assistant Director
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
The Sign of the Cross (1932) as Assistant Director
After Nero burns the city, a Roman official falls for a Christian accused of setting the fire.

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