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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Second Face (1950) as Director
A homely woman injured in a car crash awakes to find the plastic surgery has transformed her into a first class beauty.
2.
Alaska Patrol (1949) as Director
3.
Search for Danger (1949) as Director
4.
Unknown Island (1948) as Director
Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is Captain Tarnowski, a ruthless alcoholic suffering from malaria- induced bouts of insanity. When they arrive at the island, they discover that the stories they have heard are all true. Will they survive to tell anyone what they've found?
5.
Appointment with Murder (1948) as Director
6.
The Hunted (1948) as Director
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder.
7.
Perilous Waters (1948) as Director
8.
Blonde Ice (1948) as Director
9.
Violence (1947) as Director
Magazine writer Ann Mason infiltrates the United Defenders, a public service organization which is actually a front for racketeers. But a case of amnesia threatens to blow her cover.
10.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946) as Director
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
11.
Decoy (1946) as Director
Grim ^Ifilm noir^R stars British actress Gillie as one of the most vicious, heartless and cruel women ever seen in an American film. The story opens as a wounded doctor, Rudley, enters the apartment of Gillie, the beautiful but ruthless member of a gang of thieves. Gunshots are heard, and soon police sergeant Leonard arrives to find Rudley dead and Gillie dying. Gillie tells her sordid tale to the cop before she dies. In flashback we learn that Gillie fell in with gangster Armstrong who had stolen $400,000 in a robbery in which he had killed a cop. Captured and sentenced to die in the gas chamber, Armstrong tells his gang that he has hidden the dough, and, with Gillie's help, he will return to life after the state has executed him by taking an antidote to the cyanide gas, an antidote developed by Rudley. The plan works like a charm, and Armstrong is brought back long enough to give Gillie half the map before he is shot by rival gang member Norris after the latter grabs the other half of the map. Gillie and Norris force Rudley to help them find the treasure. En route, Gillie fakes a flat tire, and, when Norris gets out to fix it, she runs back and forth over him a few times to make sure he is dead. She then makes the doctor dig up the box. When Gillie opens the treasure chest, she is consumed with hysterical madness and cannot stop laughing. She grabs her gun and shoots Rudley, then runs back to her apartment, only to be tracked down by the wounded doctor. At film's end, she reveals to the cops that the box contained only a dollar bill and a note from Armstrong saying that he knew they would double-cross him. With that, Gillie laughs and dies. She is superb. Well worth seeing.
12.
Personal Secretary (1938) as Assistant Director
13.
The Missing Guest (1938) as 2nd asst dir
14.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Assistant Director
15.
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Assistant Director
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.

Writer (feature film)

16.
West of Carson City (1940) as Screenwriter
When a gold strike turns a ghost town into a boom town, Gorman arrives to open his crooked gambling hall and Judge Harkins arrives to bring law and order. Jim Bannister is aiding the Judge by bringing in Gorman's outlaws and to lure Jim into a trap, Gorman's men kidnap the Judge and his daughter for bait.

Producer (feature film)

17.
Search for Danger (1949) as Producer
18.
Appointment with Murder (1948) as Producer
19.
Violence (1947) as Producer
Magazine writer Ann Mason infiltrates the United Defenders, a public service organization which is actually a front for racketeers. But a case of amnesia threatens to blow her cover.
20.
Decoy (1946) as Producer
Grim ^Ifilm noir^R stars British actress Gillie as one of the most vicious, heartless and cruel women ever seen in an American film. The story opens as a wounded doctor, Rudley, enters the apartment of Gillie, the beautiful but ruthless member of a gang of thieves. Gunshots are heard, and soon police sergeant Leonard arrives to find Rudley dead and Gillie dying. Gillie tells her sordid tale to the cop before she dies. In flashback we learn that Gillie fell in with gangster Armstrong who had stolen $400,000 in a robbery in which he had killed a cop. Captured and sentenced to die in the gas chamber, Armstrong tells his gang that he has hidden the dough, and, with Gillie's help, he will return to life after the state has executed him by taking an antidote to the cyanide gas, an antidote developed by Rudley. The plan works like a charm, and Armstrong is brought back long enough to give Gillie half the map before he is shot by rival gang member Norris after the latter grabs the other half of the map. Gillie and Norris force Rudley to help them find the treasure. En route, Gillie fakes a flat tire, and, when Norris gets out to fix it, she runs back and forth over him a few times to make sure he is dead. She then makes the doctor dig up the box. When Gillie opens the treasure chest, she is consumed with hysterical madness and cannot stop laughing. She grabs her gun and shoots Rudley, then runs back to her apartment, only to be tracked down by the wounded doctor. At film's end, she reveals to the cops that the box contained only a dollar bill and a note from Armstrong saying that he knew they would double-cross him. With that, Gillie laughs and dies. She is superb. Well worth seeing.
21.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Associate Producer
22.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) as Associate Producer
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).
23.
Sealed Lips (1942) as Associate Producer
24.
Horror Island (1941) as Associate Producer
25.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

26.
The Man in Blue (1937) as Second asst dir

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