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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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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
The Cisco Kid tries to help an heiress about to lose her fortune.
4.
Beauty and the Bandit (1946) as Director
Love complicates the Cisco Kid's plans to return stolen money to the poor.
5.
South of Monterey (1946) as Director
The Cisco Kid sets out to expose a crooked police chief.
6.
The Gay Cavalier (1946) as Director
The Cisco Kid sets out to find the outlaws behind a daring stagecoach robbery.
7.
Partners in Time (1946) as Director
8.
Allotment Wives (1945) as Director
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
9.
Forever Yours (1945) as Director
10.
Divorce (1945) as Director
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
11.
Are These Our Parents (1944) as Director
12.
Trocadero (1944) as Director
13.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Director
14.
The Ghost and the Guest (1943) as Director
15.
Corregidor (1943) as Director
16.
The Underdog (1943) as Director
17.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Director
18.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Director
19.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Director
20.
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).
21.
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Director
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster''''s murder.
22.
City of Silent Men (1942) as Director
23.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Director
24.
Zis Boom Bah (1941) as Director
25.
Mob Town (1941) as Director
26.
No Greater Sin (1941) as Director
27.
The Kid from Kansas (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.
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Director
An Asian sleuth digs for the truth behind a rare gem and a mysterious will.
33.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939) as Director
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
34.
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?
35.
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) as Director
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
36.
Female Fugitive (1938) as Director
37.
Gangster's Boy (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.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938) as Director
41.
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Director
42.
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) as Director
43.
Bill Cracks Down (1937) as Director
44.
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.
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.
A Bride for Henry (1937) as Director
48.
The Law Commands (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.
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Director
53.
His Night Out (1935) as Director
54.
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Director
55.
School for Girls (1935) as Director
56.
The Old Homestead (1935) as Director
57.
Dizzy Dames (1935) as Director
58.
Without Children (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.
Monte Carlo Nights (1934) as Director
62.
Mystery Liner (1934) as Director
An Army major tries to catch enemy agents on an ocean liner.
63.
City Limits (1934) as Director
64.
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934) as Director
Once-married attorneys face off during a heated divorce case.
65.
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Director
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
66.
The House of Mystery (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.
Border Devils (1932) as Director
69.
Men Are Such Fools (1932) as Director
70.
Without Honor (1932) as Director
71.
Sea Ghost (1931) as Director
72.
The Single Sin (1931) as Director
73.
The Lightning Flyer (1931) as Director
74.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Director
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
75.
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.
Across to Singapore (1928) as Director
In this silent film, sailor brothers become romantic rivals.
80.
Four Walls (1928) as Director
A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.
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.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Director
90.
Notoriety (1922) as Director
91.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Director
92.
Skinning Skinners (1921) as Director
93.
The Soul of Man (1921) as Director
94.
School Days (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.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Director
100.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Director
101.
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917) as Director
102.
The Slave (1917) as Director
103.
The Kiss of Hate (1916) as Director
104.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Director
105.
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Director
106.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Director
107.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Director
108.
Emmy of Stork's Nest (1915) as Director
109.
Mignon (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.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Buttsy Gallagher
118.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Martin Bradley
119.
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as Olin Varcoe
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.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Scen
127.
Rags to Riches (1922) as Scen
128.
Your Best Friend (1922) as Story
129.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Writer
130.
School Days (1921) as Story
131.
School Days (1921) as Scen
132.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Scen
133.
The Slave (1917) as Scen
134.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Scen
135.
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Scen
136.
His Great Triumph (1916) as Scen
137.
Life's Shadows (1916) as Scen
138.
Her Debt of Honor (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.
The Kaiser's Finish (1918) as Editing
142.
My Four Years in Germany (1918) as Film Editor

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