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William Nigh

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Also Known As: Died: November 27, 1955
Born: October 12, 1881 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Berlin, Wisconsin Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Stage Struck (1948) as Director
The police find the body of hostess Helen Howard (Wanda McKay), disposed of by petty racketeer Nick Mantee (Kane Richmond) after she was shot in his Bluejay night club by Benny Nordick (John Gallaudet) because she knew too much about Mantee's rackets. Police Lieutenant Williams (Conrad Nagel)and police Sergeant Tom Rainey (Ralph Byrd) inform the dead girl's parents (Nana Bryant and Selmer Jackson)and sister Nancy (Audrey Long)of the run-away's death. Nancy, following Helen's trail, signs with the Mercer Agency operated by Nordick, training girls for an excessive sum which they work off as hostesses at the Bluejay Club. Nancy becomes a hostess at the club and after a party for Latin-American night club owner Barda (Anthony Warde), she uncovers evidence that places Helen at the club. She accuses Nick and Benny of the murder and the two mobsters realize they must do away with her.
2.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Director
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
3.
Riding the California Trail (1947) as Director
Chasing women and staying one step ahead of the law, the Cisco Kid meets Raquel and then Dolores. He sees that Raole is the boy friend of Raquel but engaged to Dolores. Learning that all her money will got to her uncle Don Jose when she marries Raole, Cisco suspects a plot and sets out to unravel it.
4.
The Gay Cavalier (1946) as Director
The Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland) sets out on a double mission of rescuing a girl from forsaking her true love by marrying a supposedly wealthy suitor to save the old family hacienda, and he is also after the outlaws that robbed a stage carrying gold for the Mission. His task is made easier once he learns that the "wealthy" suitor (Tristram Coffin) is also the man behind the gold robbers.
5.
Partners in Time (1946) as Director
6.
South of Monterey (1946) as Director
7.
Beauty and the Bandit (1946) as Director
In Old California, a young Frenchman transporting a chest full of silver travels by stagecoach to San Marino, to complete a complex business deal. The stagecoach is ambushed by a band of men whose leader, a mysterious bandido known as Cisco (Gilbert Roland), claims the silver is money that was extorted over a period of years from the poor people of California. The bandits take the money and escape, but Cisco stays behind with the Frenchman -- who, it turns out, is actually a lovely mademoiselle, Jeanne DuBois (Ramsay Ames). She follows him to the bandit's lair, where Cisco tells her he intends to return the stolen money to the poor people. The two rivals are irresistibly drawn to each other, however, and as a token of love Cisco offers to return the money to Jeanne instead. Now she must decide whether to complete her business deal, or to comply with Cisco's wishes and redistribute the wealth.
8.
Forever Yours (1945) as Director
9.
Divorce (1945) as Director
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
10.
Allotment Wives (1945) as Director
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
11.
Are These Our Parents (1944) as Director
12.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Director
13.
Trocadero (1944) as Director
14.
The Ghost and the Guest (1943) as Director
15.
The Underdog (1943) as Director
16.
Corregidor (1943) as Director
17.
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Director
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster's murder.
18.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Director
19.
City of Silent Men (1942) as Director
20.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Director
21.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) as Director
After five men previously acquitted of various criminal charges are murdered by a mysterious avenger known as Dr. Rx, police Inspector Hurd (Edmund MacDonald) and Sergeant Sweeney (Shemp Howard) ask private investigator Jerry Church (Patric Knowles) to help them on the case. He takes the case after talking to Dudley Crispin (Samuel S. Hinds), a brilliant attorney who had defended three of the murdered men. Crispin gains an acquittal for his latest client, Zarini (Matty Fain), but the latter falls dead in the courtroom. Jerry marries Kit Logan (Anne Gwynne), who becomes frightened and persuades Jerry to quit the case. He stays however after Ernie Paul (John Gallaudet), suspected of the Zarini murder, threatens to "get" him if he does not stay on and clear Paul. Dr. Rx captures Jerry and attempts to frighten him into insanity by strapping him on an operating table, and pretending to exchange the detective's brain for a gorilla (Ray Corrigan in his gorilla suit).
22.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Director
23.
No Greater Sin (1941) as Director
24.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Director
25.
Mob Town (1941) as Director
26.
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Director
27.
Zis Boom Bah (1941) as Director
28.
The Ape (1940) as Director
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
29.
Doomed to Die (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a shipping tycoon.
30.
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman's death.
31.
Son of the Navy (1940) as Director
32.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939) as Director
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
33.
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Director
An Asian sleuth digs for the truth behind a rare gem and a mysterious will.
34.
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) as Director
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
35.
Streets of New York (1939) as Director
Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and temptations, but through it all, he considers the actions of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, for guidance. Will Jimmy see his dreams come true, or will he be another of the countless hopefuls chewed up and spit out by New York's mean streets?
36.
Gangster's Boy (1938) as Director
37.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Director
38.
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) as Director
An Asian sleuth assists a baffled police detective in solving a bizarre murder.
39.
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Director
40.
Female Fugitive (1938) as Director
41.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938) as Director
42.
Bill Cracks Down (1937) as Director
43.
The 13th Man (1937) as Director
A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered in the midst of a crowd. The police have many suspects and hardly any clues, so two reporters decide to investigate for themselves.
44.
A Bride for Henry (1937) as Director
45.
Boy of the Streets (1937) as Director
A tough street kid tries to use gang violence to break into corrupt city politics.
46.
Atlantic Flight (1937) as Director
A pioneering aviator helps bring a madcap heiress and a fellow flyer together.
47.
The Law Commands (1937) as Director
48.
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) as Director
49.
Crash Donovan (1936) as Director
50.
North of Nome (1936) as Director
51.
Don't Get Personal (1936) as Director
52.
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Director
53.
His Night Out (1935) as Director
54.
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Director
55.
School for Girls (1935) as Director
56.
Without Children (1935) as Director
57.
Dizzy Dames (1935) as Director
58.
The Old Homestead (1935) as Director
59.
The Headline Woman (1935) as Director
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
60.
Once to Every Bachelor (1934) as Director
61.
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Director
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
62.
Mystery Liner (1934) as Director
An Army major tries to catch enemy agents on an ocean liner.
63.
The House of Mystery (1934) as Director
64.
City Limits (1934) as Director
65.
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934) as Director
Once-married attorneys face off during a heated divorce case.
66.
Monte Carlo Nights (1934) as Director
67.
He Couldn't Take It (1933) as Director
Jimmy Kelly, who can't hold on to a job because of his hot temper, finds his calling as a process server. He serves process on a gangster and exposes a criminal conspiracy while trying to stop his long-suffering girlfriend from taking a vacation with her lecherous boss.
68.
Without Honor (1932) as Director
69.
Border Devils (1932) as Director
70.
Men Are Such Fools (1932) as Director
71.
The Lightning Flyer (1931) as Director
72.
The Single Sin (1931) as Director
73.
Sea Ghost (1931) as Director
74.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Director
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
76.
Today (1930) as Director
77.
Desert Nights (1929) as Director
In this silent film, diamond robbers get caught in a violent sandstorm.
78.
Thunder (1929) as Director
79.
Four Walls (1928) as Director
A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.
80.
Across to Singapore (1928) as Director
In this silent film, sailor brothers become romantic rivals.
81.
The Law of the Range (1928) as Director
A Texas Ranger discovers the outlaw he's hunting is his long-lost brother.
82.
The Nest (1927) as Director
83.
The Fire Brigade (1927) as Director
Fireman brothers take on a corrupt politician with a beautiful daughter.
84.
Mr. Wu (1927) as Director
In this silent film, a Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman.
85.
The Little Giant (1926) as Director
86.
Casey of the Coast Guard (1926) as Director
87.
88.
Marriage Morals (1923) as Director
89.
Notoriety (1922) as Director
90.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Director
91.
The Soul of Man (1921) as Director
92.
Skinning Skinners (1921) as Director
93.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Director
94.
School Days (1921) as Director
95.
Democracy (1920) as Director
96.
The Fighting Roosevelts (1919) as Director
97.
Beware (1919) as Director
American ambassador to Germany James W. Gerard warns that Germany will rise again to power and an attempt at world domination unless safeguards are taken, in this documentary-style propaganda drama.
98.
My Four Years in Germany (1918) as Director
99.
The Slave (1917) as Director
100.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Director
101.
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917) as Director
102.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Director
103.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Director
104.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Director
105.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Director
106.
The Kiss of Hate (1916) as Director
107.
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Director
108.
Mignon (1915) as Director
109.
Emmy of Stork's Nest (1915) as Director
110.
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Director
111.
A Royal Family (1915) as Director
112.
Salomy Jane (1914) as Director
When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kills him. He escapes with the law on his trail, for it is (wrongly) presumed that he is also the man who held up the stagecoach. Salomy Jane comes to his rescue when he is captured and about to be lynched.

Cast (feature film)

113.
Democracy (1920) as David Fortune
114.
Beware (1919) as German officer
American ambassador to Germany James W. Gerard warns that Germany will rise again to power and an attempt at world domination unless safeguards are taken, in this documentary-style propaganda drama.
115.
My Four Years in Germany (1918) as Socialist
116.
The Blue Streak (1917) as The Blue Streak
117.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Olin Varcoe
118.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Martin Bradley
119.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Buttsy Gallagher
120.
A Royal Family (1915) as Minister of Police
121.
Salomy Jane (1914) as Rufe Waters
When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kills him. He escapes with the law on his trail, for it is (wrongly) presumed that he is also the man who held up the stagecoach. Salomy Jane comes to his rescue when he is captured and about to be lynched.

Writer (feature film)

122.
Sea Ghost (1931) as Adaptation
123.
The Little Giant (1926) as Adaptation
124.
Marriage Morals (1923) as Writer
125.
Notoriety (1922) as Writer
126.
Rags to Riches (1922) as Scen
127.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Story
128.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Scen
129.
School Days (1921) as Scen
130.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Writer
131.
School Days (1921) as Story
132.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Scen
133.
The Slave (1917) as Scen
134.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Scen
135.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Scen
136.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Scen
137.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Scen
138.
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Scen
139.
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Scen

Producer (feature film)

140.
The Kaiser's Finish (1918) as Supervisor

Editing (feature film)

141.
My Four Years in Germany (1918) as Film Editor
142.
The Kaiser's Finish (1918) as Editing

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