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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Overland Express (1938) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

2.
The Court Jester (1956) as Guard
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
3.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Photographer
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
4.
Criminal Court (1946) as Doyle
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
5.
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) as Joe
A nightclub band's new singer becomes the center of a romantic mix-up.
6.
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Charles Baker
A lawyer's secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
7.
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Police officer
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
8.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Billy Harrison
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
9.
Parachute Battalion (1941) as Private
Army men train for the parachute corps.
10.
The Gay Falcon (1941) as Police officer at morgue
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
11.
Father Takes a Wife (1941) as Junior's driver
A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
12.
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Hank
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
13.
The Hurricane Horseman (1931) as Rand
Gomex has kidnapped Don Roberto and is holding him for ransom. Hoping to rescue Roberto and his daughter, Smith gets a job in Gomez's camp supposedly to repair their guns. Instead he fixes the guns so they will misfire. When Gomez refuses to let him go, he sends his horse for the Sheriff.
14.
The People Vs. John Doe (1916) as A prominent lawyer
A fictionalized composite of several celebrated murder cases, particularly the Stielow case, in which an innocent man is convicted and sentenced to death on purely speculative evidence.

Cinematography (feature film)

15.
The Iron Woman (1916) as Camera
16.
Playing with Fire (1916) as Camera

Writer (feature film)

17.
The Private Lives of Adam & Eve (1961) as Addl scenes
18.
Platinum High School (1960) as Screenwriter
Re-issued in 1964 as "Trouble At Sixteen" by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with "Girls Town" (now called "The Innocent and the Damned" and a rather descriptive title considering the cast), this film takes place at an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island) attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway (Mickey Rooney) there to investigate the death of his son, whom he has been told died in an accident. The Mick is quickly in five feet of trouble (over his eyebrows) when he is met with hostility by the school's commandant, Major Redfern Kelly (Dan Duryea) and the latter's sweetheart-secretary Jennifer Evans (Terry Moore); intimidated by the cadet drill instructor, Vince Perley (Christopher Dark) and the P.E. instructor Hack Marlow (Richard Jaeckel); attempts are made on his life by a cadet trio known as "The Three Beasts", and he is trapped in a three-against-one fight with rifles, although memory fails as to just where Rooney came up with his rifle. Just to keep him tested there is a big-speedboat vs. small-motor boat (Rooney's craft of course) chase in shark-infested waters. That comes right after he makes a startling discovery when he talks to his son's former roommate Chip Hastings (Warren Berlinger).
19.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Story
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
20.
Girls Town (1959) as Screenwriter
Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number one suspect even though she has an alibi, but due to previous brushes with the law she's sent to Girls Town, a home for young women in trouble with the law which is run by nuns. Silver is rebellious and causes trouble at the school, and her friend Sarafina totters near the brink of self-destruction because of an infatuation with a young singer. Meanwhile Chip's father hires a detective to find out the truth, and Chip's friend Fred gets Silver's sister in trouble at a drag race. Silver has a lot of problems all right.
21.
The Big Operator (1959) as Screenwriter
A tough hood goes wild when federal agents investigate him.
22.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Writer
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
23.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Writer
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
24.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Writer
25.
99 River Street (1953) as Screenwriter
A taxi driver gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
26.
Paris Model (1953) as Story and Screenplay
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
27.
Sudden Fear (1952) as Screenwriter
Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson's new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn't look like a "romantic leading man." On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra wrong...by romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive? The answer brings on a game of cat and mouse; but who's the cat and who's the mouse?
28.
Invasion U.S.A. (1952) as Screenwriter
Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan.
29.
Invasion U.S.A. (1952) as From a story by
Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan.
30.
The Magic Face (1951) as Writer
31.
The Second Woman (1950) as Orig scr
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.
32.
Quicksand (1950) as Orig scr
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
33.
The Big Wheel (1949) as Orig scr
A mechanic alienates everyone who loves him when he becomes a champion race car driver.
34.
I Walk Alone (1948) as Adaptation
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
35.
You Came Along (1945) as Original Story
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
36.
You Came Along (1945) as Screenwriter
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.

Producer (feature film)

37.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Producer
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
38.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Producer
39.
Invasion U.S.A. (1952) as Producer
Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan.
40.
The Magic Face (1951) as Producer
41.
The Second Woman (1950) as Co-producer
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.

Art Director (feature film)

42.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Production Design
A pioneer woman replaces her ailing husband in a poker game after he loses most of their money.
43.
The Fool Killer (1965) as Production Design
12-year-old George Mellish, tired of beatings for both real and fancied misdeeds at the hands of his foster parents,runs away from home by hopping a freight train and lands somewhere east of the Mississippi River. The first person he meets is Dirty Jim Helliman (Henry Hull)who lives in a fantastically filthy hovel and with whom George feels a kindred spirit, both having "suffered" at the hands of a clean woman. It is (really dirty) Dirty Jim that tells George of the mythical, eight-foot bogey man called "The Fool Killer." George gets sick and Dirty Jim takes him to town where Mrs.Ova Faversham (Charlotte Jones)takes charge of the feverish boy. When Blessing Angeline (Sindee Ann Richards), Mrs. Faversham's 10-year-old daughter, tells George that her mother intends to return him to his foster parents, George hits the road again. He meets Milo Bogardus (Anthony Perkins), a young Civil War veteran, who has been robbed of his memory by a war wound, and is as lost in his own way as George. THey come upon a camp meeting, where the fanatical Reverend Spotts is conducting a revivalist meeting and during the religious frenzy, George blacks out. He comes to and is alone, and is unaware that the Reverend has been murdered, and starts in his search to find Milo. He finds a home with the Dodds (Dana Elcar and Salome Jens), small town store keepers. When, at supper, Dodds makes mention of the murder of the Reverend Spotts, George blurts out that "The Fool Killer done it" and tells them the legend as told to him by Dirty Jim. That evening, while George lies in bed, a shadow appears at his window. It is the figure of a tall, gaunt apparition, axe in hand ready to strike---"The Fool Killer!"
44.
Brainstorm (1965) as Art Director
A young scientist fakes insanity so he can kill the husband of the woman he loves.
45.
King Rat (1965) as Art Director
A U.S. officer in a World War II Japanese POW camp tries to raise money to buy his fellow prisoners' freedom.
46.
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964) as Art Director
A lawman is forced to capture or kill the outlaw father-and-son team with whom he was raised.

Production Companies (feature film)

47.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Company

Film Production - Main (feature film)

48.
Desert Mesa (1935) as Production Manager
Reissued in 1941 as "Mormon Conquest", this bottom-of-the-barrel entry from Victor Adamson/Art Mix/Denver Dixon productions finds jobless cowpuncher Jim Kirk (Wally West as Tom Wynn)riding into Cottonwood, Arizona looking for the man who swindled his father. Old pal Art James (Victor Adamson as Denver Dixon) tells him that Ed Calder (Horace B. Carpenter), a shady rancher who moved in a few months ago, might be his man. Jim joins Art at the Crazy K Ranch owned by Sam Kent (Bill McCall) and his daughter Sally (Tonya Beauford), with Bill Dobbs (Allen Greer) as their foreman. Jim saves Sally from badman Lynx Merson (Lew Meehan), who is out to get her father for past transgressions. Later, it is discovered that El Garto, a bandit from below the border, is actually Merson, and is working with Calder.

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