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Also Known As: Died: January 13, 2003
Born: April 21, 1914 Cause of Death: complications from Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
I Will...I Will...For Now (1976) as Director
Les Bingham is jealous that his ex-wife Katie has a new boyfriend. He doesn't know that the man is a lawyer named Lou Springer. When Katie's sister Sally tells Les and Katie about her new, 1970s-style marriage, the couple are inspired to try marriage to each other again, with a more open contract, l
2.
Coffee, Tea Or Me? (1973) as Director
A romantic comedy which takes Alec Guinness' "The Captain's Paradise" and changes the gender, with an airline stewardess juggling a crammed romantic life that includes one husband in Los Angeles and another in London.
3.
The Maltese Bippy (1969) as Director
A porn star thinks he's become a werewolf.
4.
How To Commit Marriage (1969) as Director
Frank and Elaine Benson decide to divorce after twenty years, just as their daughter Nancy decides to get married to her boyfriend David. David's father Oliver disapproves and attempts to sabotage the relationship. When Nancy gets pregnant by accident, her parents agree to look after the baby, but F
5.
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Director
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
6.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Director
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
7.
The Facts of Life (1960) as 2nd Unit Director
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
8.
The Trap (1959) as Director
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
9.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Director
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
10.
The Court Jester (1956) as Director
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
11.
Knock on Wood (1954) as Director
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancTe Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.
12.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Director
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
13.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Director
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
14.
Strictly Dishonorable (1951) as Director
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
15.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Director
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.

Writer (feature film)

16.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Now married to Suzanne, Nick Persons has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper" and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contract
17.
I Will...I Will...For Now (1976) as Screenwriter
Les Bingham is jealous that his ex-wife Katie has a new boyfriend. He doesn't know that the man is a lawyer named Lou Springer. When Katie's sister Sally tells Les and Katie about her new, 1970s-style marriage, the couple are inspired to try marriage to each other again, with a more open contract, l
18.
Coffee, Tea Or Me? (1973) as Screenwriter
A romantic comedy which takes Alec Guinness' "The Captain's Paradise" and changes the gender, with an airline stewardess juggling a crammed romantic life that includes one husband in Los Angeles and another in London.
19.
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Story
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
20.
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Screenwriter
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
21.
Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Story
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
22.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Screenwriter
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
23.
The Facts of Life (1960) as Writer
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
24.
The Trap (1959) as Writer
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
25.
Li'l Abner (1959) as Writer
The residents of Dogpatch fight to persuade the government not to use their town as a nuclear testing ground.
26.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Screenwriter
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
27.
The Court Jester (1956) as Screenwriter
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
28.
Knock on Wood (1954) as Writer
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancTe Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.
29.
White Christmas (1954) as Written for Screen by
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
30.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Screenwriter
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
31.
Strictly Dishonorable (1951) as Written for Screen by
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
32.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Writer
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
33.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Screenwriter
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
34.
A Southern Yankee (1948) as Original Story
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
35.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Wrt for the scr by
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
36.
The Return of October (1948) as Screenwriter
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
37.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Screenwriter
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
38.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Orig scr
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
39.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Screenwriter
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
40.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Screenwriter
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
41.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Orig scr
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
42.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Sketches
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
43.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Screenwriter
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
44.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Screenwriter
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
45.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Screenwriter
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
46.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Sketches by
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
47.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Story
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.

Producer (feature film)

48.
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Producer
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
49.
The Facts of Life (1960) as Producer
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
50.
The Trap (1959) as Producer
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
51.
Li'l Abner (1959) as Producer
The residents of Dogpatch fight to persuade the government not to use their town as a nuclear testing ground.
52.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Producer
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
53.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Producer
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
54.
The Court Jester (1956) as Producer
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
55.
Knock on Wood (1954) as Producer
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancTe Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.
56.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Producer
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
57.
Strictly Dishonorable (1951) as Producer
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
58.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Producer
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
59.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Producer
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
60.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Producer
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.

Production Companies (feature film)

61.
Not With My Wife, You Don't! (1966) as Company
Two fliers during the Korean War compete for a beautiful Italian nurse.
62.
Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Company
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
63.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Company
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

64.
Hearts and Minds (1975)
Filmmakers capture conflicting attitudes toward the Vietnam War.
65.
Hearts and Minds (1975)
Filmmakers capture conflicting attitudes toward the Vietnam War.

Cast (special)

66.
Remembering Bing (1987)
A tribute profiling the life and career of Bing Crosby. The program includes film clips and interviews with celebrated performers.

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