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Also Known As: Died: November 27, 1955
Born: October 12, 1881 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Berlin, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
Riding the California Trail (1947) as Director
The Cisco Kid tries to help an heiress about to lose her fortune.
4.
Partners in Time (1946) as Director
5.
The Gay Cavalier (1946) as Director
The Cisco Kid sets out to find the outlaws behind a daring stagecoach robbery.
6.
Beauty and the Bandit (1946) as Director
Love complicates the Cisco Kid's plans to return stolen money to the poor.
7.
South of Monterey (1946) as Director
The Cisco Kid sets out to expose a crooked police chief.
8.
Divorce (1945) as Director
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
9.
Forever Yours (1945) as Director
10.
Allotment Wives (1945) as Director
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
11.
Trocadero (1944) as Director
12.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Director
13.
Are These Our Parents (1944) as Director
14.
The Underdog (1943) as Director
15.
The Ghost and the Guest (1943) as Director
16.
Corregidor (1943) as Director
17.
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).
18.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Director
19.
City of Silent Men (1942) as Director
20.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Director
21.
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Director
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster''''s murder.
22.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Director
23.
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Director
24.
Zis Boom Bah (1941) as Director
25.
Mob Town (1941) as Director
26.
No Greater Sin (1941) as Director
27.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Director
28.
Son of the Navy (1940) as Director
29.
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
30.
Doomed to Die (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a shipping tycoon.
31.
The Ape (1940) as Director
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
32.
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?
33.
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) as Director
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
34.
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Director
An Asian sleuth digs for the truth behind a rare gem and a mysterious will.
35.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939) as Director
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
36.
Female Fugitive (1938) as Director
37.
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Director
38.
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) as Director
An Asian sleuth assists a baffled police detective in solving a bizarre murder.
39.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Director
40.
Gangster's Boy (1938) as Director
41.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938) as Director
42.
The Law Commands (1937) as Director
43.
Atlantic Flight (1937) as Director
A pioneering aviator helps bring a madcap heiress and a fellow flyer together.
44.
Hoosier Schoolboy (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.
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.
47.
Bill Cracks Down (1937) as Director
48.
A Bride for Henry (1937) as Director
49.
North of Nome (1936) as Director
50.
Crash Donovan (1936) as Director
51.
Don't Get Personal (1936) as Director
52.
School for Girls (1935) as Director
53.
The Old Homestead (1935) as Director
54.
Dizzy Dames (1935) as Director
55.
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Director
56.
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.
57.
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Director
58.
His Night Out (1935) as Director
59.
Without Children (1935) as Director
60.
The House of Mystery (1934) as Director
61.
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934) as Director
Once-married attorneys face off during a heated divorce case.
62.
City Limits (1934) as Director
63.
Once to Every Bachelor (1934) as Director
64.
Mystery Liner (1934) as Director
An Army major tries to catch enemy agents on an ocean liner.
65.
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Director
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
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.
Men Are Such Fools (1932) as Director
70.
Border Devils (1932) as Director
71.
The Single Sin (1931) as Director
72.
The Lightning Flyer (1931) as Director
73.
Sea Ghost (1931) as Director
74.
Today (1930) as Director
75.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Director
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
77.
Thunder (1929) as Director
78.
Desert Nights (1929) as Director
In this silent film, diamond robbers get caught in a violent sandstorm.
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.
Casey of the Coast Guard (1926) as Director
86.
The Little Giant (1926) as Director
87.
88.
Marriage Morals (1923) as Director
89.
Notoriety (1922) as Director
90.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Director
91.
School Days (1921) as Director
92.
Skinning Skinners (1921) as Director
93.
The Soul of Man (1921) as Director
94.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Director
95.
Democracy (1920) as Director
96.
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.
97.
The Fighting Roosevelts (1919) as Director
98.
My Four Years in Germany (1918) as Director
99.
The Slave (1917) as Director
100.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Director
101.
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917) as Director
102.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Director
103.
The Kiss of Hate (1916) as Director
104.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Director
105.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Director
106.
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Director
107.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Director
108.
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Director
109.
Mignon (1915) as Director
110.
A Royal Family (1915) as Director
111.
Emmy of Stork's Nest (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.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Buttsy Gallagher
119.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Martin Bradley
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.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Scen
126.
Rags to Riches (1922) as Scen
127.
Notoriety (1922) as Writer
128.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Story
129.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Writer
130.
School Days (1921) as Scen
131.
School Days (1921) as Story
132.
The Slave (1917) as Scen
133.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Scen
134.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Scen
135.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Scen
136.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Scen
137.
Her Debt of Honor (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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