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Lester A. Sansom

Lester A. Sansom



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Writer (feature film)

Battle Flame (1959) as Story

Producer (feature film)

Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) as Co-producer
A salvage boat''''s captain gets mixed up with island convicts during a volcanic eruption.
Custer of the West (1968) as Prod exec
The flamboyant Cavalry officer courts disaster when he fights the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes.
Bikini Paradise (1967) as Producer
Crack in the World (1965) as Producer
While trying to drill through the earth's crust in hopes of finding a new source of energy beneath the molten rock, a scientist inadvertently creates a crack in the world, resulting in worldwide disasters.
The Thin Red Line (1964) as Executive Producer
Dark tale of one man's determination to survive his tour of duty. Separated from his new wife after only eight days of marriage, private Doll suddenly decides that he will no longer blindly follow the orders of his superiors, following his own mind instead. What follows are a series of poorly planned attacks, in which Doll saves the day, time after time; eventually leading to the taking of the Elephant in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Sgt. Welsh, Doll's immediate line officer grows an affinity for Doll, helping him through his first Kill, but never quite allowing himself to admit his admiration for the young soldier. The final scene of the movie brings home the true horror of war and the meaninglessness of it all.
Hell to Eternity (1960) as Associate Producer
A young man adopted by Japanese-Americans becomes a hero in World War II.
Battle Flame (1959) as Producer
Skabenga (1955) as Associate Producer

Editing (feature film)

Dig That Uranium (1956) as Editing Supervisor
The Bowery Boys battle crooks for control of a uranium mind out West.
Seven Angry Men (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
A fanatical abolitionist leads a personal war against slave owners in Kansas.
Spy Chasers (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with an exiled king and a murderous band of spies.
Lord of the Jungle (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
The jungle boy tries to stop a herd of rogue elephants.
Jail Busters (1955) as Editing Supervisor
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
High Society (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
When one of them is mistaken for a society heir, the Bowery Boys move up in the world.
Bowery to Bagdad (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Alladin's magic lamp.
Dial Red O (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt (Keith Larsen) getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Bill Elliott) of the sheriff's department. Wyatt's wife, Connie (Helene Stanley) is having an affair with Norman Roper (Paul Picerni), a judo expert in Wyatt's old Marine unit. When Roper refuses to divorce his own wife (Regina Gibson) to marry Connie, they have a violent quarrel in Connie's apartment. Roper kills Connie and incriminates Wyatt, who is arrested and held on suspicion of homicide. Convinced that Roper is the real murderer, Wyatt escapes from his cell in the Hollywood Sheriff's office, and goes to Roper's home. Lt. Flynn has discovered evidence pointing to Roper as the killer, and arrives in time to prevent Wyatt from killing him. Jazzman Shorty Rogers (and his Giants) are also on hand as part of the Hollywood night life. The Elliott role name was changed to Andy Doyle for the following four films in the series, as there was a real Andy Flynn working in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Shotgun (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
An Annapolis Story (1955) as Supervising Film Editor
Two brothers enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy fall in love with the same girl.
Killer Leopard (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
The jungle boy fights a rampaging cat to help a movie star find her missing husband.
Dragonfly Squadron (1954) as Supervising Editor
A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base. Once there he meets again Donna Cottrell (Barbara Britton), whom he was about to marry a year ago until she learned that she wasn't the widow she thought she was. Her husband (Bruce Bennett), had been a prisoner and wasn't dead, and showed up before the wedding and more or less put a damper on the whole proceedings. He is the base doctor and also keeps a wary eye on his wife and Brady. Not a bad idea considering the short period of grief she went through, after being informed he was dead, before heading for the altar with Brady. But Bruce Bennet, as was par for the course for characters Bennett usually played, does the right thing and gets himself blown up by an enemy bomb (and is certified real dead this time), thereby ensuring the two top-billed players will end up together.
Paris Playboys (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
When one of the Bowery Boys impersonates a missing French professor, the group ends up battling spies.
Jungle Gents (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
The Bowery Boys go diamond hunting in Africa.
Arrow in the Dust (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
A deserter takes on his dead captain's identity to save a wagon train.
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
The Bowery Boys battle a family of mad scientists.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Supervising Film Editor
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
Fighter Attack (1953) as Supervising Film Editor
Clipped Wings (1953) as Supervising Editor
The Bowery Boys join the air force and almost turn it into a fly-by-night organization.
Private Eyes (1953) as Supervising Film Editor
The Bowery Boys open a detective agency when one of them develops mind-reading talents.
Hot News (1953) as Supervising Film Editor

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Post-prod exec
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as Asst to the prod
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
White Lightning (1953) as Research supv
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors (Stanley Clements), a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways. Mike becomes a star who cannot be stopped, but is disliked by his teammates becuase of his selfish play. Jack tries to keek Mike away from his sister Margaret (Barbara Bestar), who is in love with him, which leads to a bloody fight between the two men. The angry Mike accepts a bribe from gambler Rocky Gilbratar (Lyle Talbot) to throw the big final game. But during the game, an appeal from a young boy who idolizes him, Davey (Duncan Richardson), sets Mike on the right road, and his unselfish play helps win the game.
Loose in London (1953) as Research supv
The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he''''s inherited a title.
Safari Drums (1953) as Research supv
A group of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife.
Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952) as Research supv
The jungle hero tries to find out who killed his parents.
Flat Top (1952) as Research dir
African Treasure (1952) as Research supv
Bomba the Jungle Boy takes on diamond smugglers.
Battle Zone (1952) as Research
A rivalry develops between two Marine combat photographers over the attentions of a Red Cross nurse during their stint in the Korean War.
Elephant Stampede (1951) as Research dir
The jungle hero fights off elephant poachers to help a missionary.
The Lion Hunters (1951) as Research dir
Bomba the Jungle Boy defends his animal friends from a team of unscrupulous hunters.
The Lost Volcano (1950) as Research dir
Bomba the Jungle Boy arrives to rescue a child just as a volcano is about to erupt.
Bomba on Panther Island (1949) as Research dir
Bomba the Jungle Boy must stop a man-eating black panther.
Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) as Research dir
A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle.

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