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John Sherwood

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Director (feature film)

Pillow Talk (1959) as 2nd Unit Director
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Assistant Director
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
Istanbul (1957) as 2nd Unit Director
Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are...
The Monolith Monsters (1957) as Director
A strange black meteor crashes near the town of San Angelo and litters the countryside with fragments. When a storm exposes these fragments to water, they grow into skyscraper-sized monoliths which then topple and shatter into thousands of pieces that grow into monoliths themselves and repeat the process. Any humans in the way are crushed or turned into human statues. The citizens of San Angelo desperately try to save themselves and the world from the spreading doom.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Assistant Director
A minister resists turning to violence while trying to help orphans during the Korean War.
Backlash (1956) as Assistant Director
Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.
Raw Edge (1956) as Director
In the lawless Oregon country of 1842, local magnate Gerald Montgomery decrees that any unattached woman belongs to the first taker. Dan Kirby is lynched, starting a stampede to claim his half-Indian wife Paca. Trouble starts with the local tribe, but worse is in store when Dan's tough brother Tex rides in. The zeal of Montgomery's men to protect him from Tex is tempered by their lust for Hannah, who'd be his widow.
The Rawhide Years (1956) as Assistant Director
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) as Director
In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process.
The Shrike (1955) as Assistant Director
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Assistant Director
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
The Far Country (1955) as Assistant Director
Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble.
Female on the Beach (1955) as Assistant Director
Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Assistant Director
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Assistant Director
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as Assistant Director
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
Black Horse Canyon (1954) as Assistant Director
Tumbleweed (1953) as Assistant Director
Forbidden (1953) as Assistant Director
Eddie Darrow has been hired by Philadelphia mobster Barney Pendleton to locate Christine Lawrence (Eddie's ex-lover and widow of Barney's former associate) and bring her home. Eddie tracks her down in Macao, where he saves the life of casino owner Justin Keet, then finds that Christine is engaged to marry Justin. Life gets awfully complicated...
Thunder Bay (1953) as Assistant Director
Oil men battle fishermen for the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Assistant Director
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952) as Assistant Director
Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence.
Red Ball Express (1952) as Assistant Director
A racially integrated platoon fights to overcome their differences during World War II.
Against All Flags (1952) as Assistant Director
A British officer must face off against the pirates of Madagascar.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Assistant Director
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
Bend of the River (1952) as Assistant Director
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
Bright Victory (1952) as Assistant Director
A blinded veteran struggles to adjust to peacetime life.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Assistant Director
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
Under the Gun (1951) as Assistant Director
Iron Man (1951) as Assistant Director
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Assistant Director
Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Assistant Director
Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her innocence and sets out to find the real killer.
Peggy (1950) as Assistant Director
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
The Sleeping City (1950) as Assistant Director
At Bellvue Hospital, New York, an intern is shot in the head by an unknown killer. Inspector Gordon of the 9th Precinct finds no obvious leads but senses an undercurrent of mystery at the hospital; enter Detective Fred Rowan, whose medical background enables him to pose as an intern. Through wheels within wheels, Rowan finally penetrates to a secret, dirty racket...and nurse Ann Sebastian, whom he's been dating, may be mixed up in it.
Francis (1950) as Assistant Director
A talking mule helps a hapless soldier uncover an enemy agent.
Comanche Territory (1950) as Assistant Director
Silver has been found on comanche territory and the government accomplished a peaceful agreement with the indians. When James 'Jim' Bowie comes into the scene he finds the white settlers living near by planning to attack the indians although they know about that agreement and the beautiful Katie seems to play a leading role in this intrigue.
Saddle Tramp (1950) as Assistant Director
Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this.
Take One False Step (1949) as Assistant Director
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949) as Assistant Director
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind?
Once More, My Darling (1949) as Assistant Director
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) as Assistant Director
Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime?
Arctic Manhunt (1949) as Assistant Director
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Assistant Director
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
An Act of Murder (1948) as Assistant Director
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
Ivy (1947) as Assistant Director
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947) as Assistant Director
A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Assistant Director
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Assistant Director
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Heartbeat (1946) as Assistant Director
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
Guest Wife (1945) as Assistant Director
Address Unknown (1944) as Assistant Director
A German-born art dealer finds himself falling for Nazi propaganda.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Assistant Director
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Assistant Director
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Assistant Director
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Assistant Director
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
The Parson of Panamint (1941) as Assistant Director
Secret of the Wastelands (1941) as Assistant Director
Hoppy is leading a scientific expedition and the Chinese who have a hidden settlement nearby are trying to stop them. Saulters and his outlaw gang are also in the area looking for a gold mine. When Saulters men attack, the gold mine is found. Hoppy agrees to file for the Chinese and heads after Saulters in the chase to the land office.
Our Town (1940) as Assistant Director
Small town lovers search for happiness.
Fisherman's Wharf (1939) as Assistant Director
An Italian fisherman''''s extended family is disrupted by the arrival of his widowed sister-in-law.
Escape to Paradise (1939) as Assistant Director
Gone With the Wind (1939) as 2d unit asst dir
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Everything's on Ice (1939) as Assistant Director
Way Down South (1939) as Assistant Director
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
Hawaii Calls (1938) as Assistant Director
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks
Swing It, Sailor! (1938) as Assistant Director
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) as Assistant Director
Great Guy (1937) as Assistant Director
It's the New York Department of Weights and Measures vs. a systematic effort to cheat the public by giving them less product than they pay for...organized by crooked city alderman Marty Cavanaugh, who put the last chief deputy inspector in the hospital. The new man, pugnacious Johnny Cave, steps on the toes of influential merchants and gets increasing pressure, both political and strong-arm, to desist. Will the luck (if not the pluck) of the Irish pull him through?
Something to Sing About (1937) as Assistant Director
A New York bandleader takes Hollywood by storm.
23 1/2 Hours Leave (1937) as Assistant Director
Army training Sgt. Gray makes a bet that he can get himself invited to breakfast with his commanding officer, General Markley. But he gets into an unhappy tangle with a couple of enemy spies (and a happy tangle with the general's daughter) before the bet is finally decided.
Follow the Fleet (1936) as Assistant Director
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as 2nd asst dir
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.

Art Department (feature film)

The Silver Cord (1933) as Chief propman
A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son.
No Marriage Ties (1933) as Chief propman
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
Midshipman Jack (1933) as Chief propman
A naval academy cadet fights against the chain of command.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

That Uncertain Feeling (1941) as Production Assistant
A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
Stingaree (1934) as Props
An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.

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