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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.
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
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.
Partners in Time (1946) as Director
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
South of Monterey (1946) as Director
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.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Director
12.
Are These Our Parents (1944) as Director
13.
Trocadero (1944) as Director
14.
The Underdog (1943) as Director
15.
The Ghost and the Guest (1943) as Director
16.
Corregidor (1943) as Director
17.
City of Silent Men (1942) as Director
18.
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).
19.
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Director
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster's murder.
20.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Director
21.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Director
22.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Director
23.
Mob Town (1941) as Director
24.
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Director
25.
No Greater Sin (1941) as Director
26.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Director
27.
Zis Boom Bah (1941) as Director
28.
Doomed to Die (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a shipping tycoon.
29.
The Ape (1940) as Director
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
30.
Son of the Navy (1940) as Director
31.
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman's death.
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.
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) as Director
An Asian sleuth assists a baffled police detective in solving a bizarre murder.
37.
Female Fugitive (1938) as Director
38.
Gangster's Boy (1938) as Director
39.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938) as Director
40.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Director
41.
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Director
42.
Boy of the Streets (1937) as Director
A tough street kid tries to use gang violence to break into corrupt city politics.
43.
The Law Commands (1937) as Director
44.
Atlantic Flight (1937) as Director
A pioneering aviator helps bring a madcap heiress and a fellow flyer together.
45.
Bill Cracks Down (1937) as Director
46.
A Bride for Henry (1937) as Director
47.
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.
48.
Hoosier Schoolboy (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.
Border Devils (1932) as Director
69.
Without Honor (1932) as Director
70.
Men Are Such Fools (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
76.
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.
The Law of the Range (1928) as Director
A Texas Ranger discovers the outlaw he's hunting is his long-lost brother.
80.
Across to Singapore (1928) as Director
In this silent film, sailor brothers become romantic rivals.
81.
Four Walls (1928) as Director
A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.
82.
The Fire Brigade (1927) as Director
Fireman brothers take on a corrupt politician with a beautiful daughter.
83.
The Nest (1927) as Director
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.
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) as Director
92.
Skinning Skinners (1921) as Director
93.
School Days (1921) as Director
94.
The Soul of Man (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.
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917) as Director
101.
The Blue Streak (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.
A Royal Family (1915) as Director
109.
Mignon (1915) as Director
110.
Emmy of Stork's Nest (1915) as Director
111.
A Yellow Streak (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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