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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Utah Blaine (1957) as Assistant Director
2.
The Night the World Exploded (1957) as Assistant Director
A seismologist discovers a new element that could destroy the world.
3.
The 27th Day (1957) as Assistant Director
Aliens give five people from different nations the power to destroy their enemies.
4.
Rumble on the Docks (1956) as Assistant Director
The leader of a New York street gang gets involved with mobster.
5.
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956) as Assistant Director
A talent scout tricks a legendary Latin music star into recording for his label.
6.
The Werewolf (1956) as Assistant Director
A scientific experiment turns an innocent man into a bloodthirsty monster.
7.
Sky Commando (1953) as Assistant Director
A tough flight commander risks his life to spy on the enemy.
8.
Gunslingers (1950) as Assistant Director
9.
Over the Border (1950) as Assistant Director
10.
Lookout Sister (1949) as Assistant Director
11.
Western Renegades (1949) as Assistant Director
12.
Riders of the Dusk (1949) as Assistant Director
Deputy U.S. Marshal Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) arrives in Pecostown, Texas to assist Deputy Dunbar (Thornton Edwards) in running down a mysterious raider on a white horse, who has been rustling cattle belonging to Jack Hall (Tristram Coffin) and his chief henchman Brad Bradshaw (Marshal Reed). Whip, after meeting up with his old friend Winks Holliday (Andy Clyde) finds Dunbar murdered. Later, he intercepts rustler Danny Bronson (Lee Roberts), and is beating him him a fight when Danny is rescued by rifle-toting Nora Neal (Reno Browne), whose father is serving a life term for killing the sheriff. The new sheriff, Jim Scott (Myron Healey), fiancee of Nora, arrests Whip for murder and rustling but he escapes with the aid of Winks. Whip reveals to Nora that he is a U.S. Marshal, and she tells him that Hall and Bradshaw robbed her father of his cattle, killed the sheriff and railroaded her father to prison. She also reveals that she and Danny are stealing back the cattle that rightfully belong to her. Whip, Winks and the Sheriff go into action against the Hall gang.
13.
The Winner's Circle (1948) as Assistant Director
14.
The Return of Wildfire (1948) as Assistant Director
15.
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as Assistant Director
16.
Bells of San Fernando (1947) as Assistant Director
Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He hopes to reach the Governor and bring back the troops.
17.
Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944) as Assistant Director
Ward Bailey arrives to become the Marshal of the unincorporated and lawless town of Gunsmoke where the outlaws have prevented an honest election. He quickly locks up some of them including one seen committing murder. But their defense lawyer turns out to be his brother who gets them all acquitted.
18.
Sing a Jingle (1944) as Assistant Director
19.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Assistant Director
20.
Oklahoma Raiders (1944) as Assistant Director
Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), usually commissioned by Cohen or Oliver Drake as Associate Producers of whichever version they were involved with. In this one, the hero is an investigator sent by the U.S. Army rather than the Texas Rangers, but the roots show quickly. During the Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Steve Nolan (Tex Ritter) and Corporal Banjo Bonner (Fuzzy Knight) are assigned to trail and capture "El Vengador/The Avenger", outlaw leader whose band is stealing herds of wild horses before they can be delivered on contract to the Army. Disguised as an unshaven, seedy cowpuncher, Steve arrives in Benton, Oklahoma territory and witnesses the robbery of the post office by Duggan (Dick Alexander) and Higgins (I. Stanford Jolley), henchmen of Arnold Drew (Jack Ingram), who holds the contract to deliver the horses. Steve stops the two robbers but is wounded by the unseen Drew. The townspeople assume the unconscious Steve is part of the gang, and Judge Clem Masters (John Elliott) instructs a deputy (Ethan Laidlaw) to take Steve to the next town to have his head-wound treated. Drew orders Duggan and Higgins to ambush the wagon and kill Steve, but they shoot the deputy instead, and the team runs away with the helpless Steve. He is dumped over an ambankment just as Donna Ross (Jennifer Holt), Todd Wingate (Dennis Moore) and Boone Talbot (Stephen Keyes) arrive on the scene. Donna takes Steve to a hideout in the mountains, where she is revealed as El Vengador, leading a group of dispossed ranchers against Drew and land agent James Prescott (George Eldredge), who have illegaly taken over the rancher's lands, so they can take over the contract of furnishing the horses. Steve is nursed back to health by Donna and returns clean-shaven to Benton to gather evidence against the Drew/Prescott gang, but Donna and Todd think he is a spy that has betrayed them. Former Universal (1937-1939) western star Bob Baker is relagated to just a bit as a cowboy leaning against the saloon bar, and one of the lynch-mob leaders later on.
21.
Hi' Ya, Sailor (1943) as Assistant Director
22.
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Assistant Director
23.
Hit the Ice (1943) as Assistant Director
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
24.
Ridin' the Trail (1940) as Assistant Director

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