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Cast (feature film)

The Player (1972) as Phil, the peanut butter man
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as The Chief [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Producer
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
The Colossus of New York (1958) as Chauffeur/Butler
Jeremy Spensser, genius humanitarian, is killed in an accident just after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His father William, a brilliant brain surgeon, works on the body in secret before burial; later revealing to his other son Henry that he has the brain on life support and hopes to encase it in a robot body! The resulting being is large, strong, and develops many strange powers. Initially it has Jeremy's gentle personality but this, too, begins to change, and a year later it decides to end its long seclusion... Unusual piano music score.
Wink of an Eye (1958) as Butler
Houseboat (1958) as Waiter
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
Beau James (1957) as Franklin D. Roosevelt
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) as Sgt. Hanson
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as Motor pool sergeant
An Army woman stationed overseas tries to get her French husband back home.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Sergeant
Great Guns (1941) as Dan[iel] Forrester [IV]

Writer (feature film)

Kingston: The Power Play (1976) as From Story
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
Kingston: The Power Play (1976) as Screenwriter
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976) as Screenwriter
An airliner has been disabled and the lives of its terrified passengers depend on the untried skills of its co-pilot after the pilot is seriously wounded by a killer who had boarded during a stopover.
Shootout In A One Dog Town (1973) as Screenwriter
This lean western with overtones of "High Noon" finds a small-town banker pitted against a vicious gang who will stop at nothing to steal the $200,000 in his vault.
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Screenwriter
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,

Producer (feature film)

This Savage Land (1969) as Associate Producer

Art Department (feature film)

A New Leaf (1971) as Set Dresser
A playboy squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle, namely marrying a rich woman and ... murdering her.

Cast (special)

Crew of the Enola Gay (1990)
A documentary retracing the events of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

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