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Director (feature film)

A Man Called Gannon (1969) as Assistant Director
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) as Assistant Director
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) as Assistant Director
To win a reporting job, a young man must spend the night in a haunted house.
... And Now Miguel (1966) as Assistant Director
A young boy joins his father on a mountain trip where he gets to graze sheep.
The Appaloosa (1966) as Assistant Director
A wandering cowboy returns to his sleepy border hometown with the hopes of settling down. But when a merciless Mexican bandit steals his prize possession, it's a fight to the death for honor in the Old West.
Hold On! (1966) as Assistant Director
Rocket scientists consider naming a space ship after Herman''s Hermits.
That Funny Feeling (1965) as Assistant Director
A cleaning girl tries to pass off her workplace as her home, not knowing she''s dating her boss.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) as Assistant Director
A sporting goods salesman who knows nothing about fishing must enter an angling contest.
Wild and Wonderful (1964) as Assistant Director
Cognac, a pampered poodle and popular star on French television, creates marital problems for his pretty owner Giselle when he becomes jealous of her new husband.
The Lively Set (1964) as Assistant Director
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest.
Father Goose (1964) as Assistant Director
A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher.
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964) as Assistant Director
In 1835, a group of white hunters slay most of an Indian tribe inhabiting an island off California, forcing the survivors to flee the island. Young Karana, realizing that her 6-year-old brother, Ramo, has been left behind, returns to the island.
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as Assistant Director
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
The Ugly American (1963) as Assistant Director
An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?
Boys' Night Out (1962) as Assistant Director
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
Back Street (1961) as Assistant Director
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
Curse of the Undead (1959) as Assistant Director
B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Assistant Director
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
Step Down to Terror (1958) as Assistant Director
Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to him. Ominous events and conflicting evidence leave Helen suspicious, but uncertain about her brother-in-law as tension builds...
The Big Beat (1958) as Assistant Director
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957) as Assistant Director
While investigating a dockside murder, a DA uncovers union racketeering.
Night Passage (1957) as Assistant Director
A disgraced railroad employee tries to prove himself by guarding the company''''s payroll against outlaws.
Quantez (1957) as Assistant Director
Red Sundown (1956) as Assistant Director
When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good.
Francis in the Haunted House (1956) as Assistant Director
Backlash (1956) as Assistant Director
Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.
Away All Boats (1956) as Assistant Director
The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa...
Walk the Proud Land (1956) as Assistant Director
A government agent tries to treat the Apaches with respect.
The Price of Fear (1956) as Assistant Director
The co-owner of a racetrack discovers that his partner has sold out to a gangster. The gangster plans to take sole control of the track and plans to get rid of his new partner. The partner's problems are just beginning, though, as he finds himself involved with a beautiful woman who, unknown to him, was involved in a hit-and-run and is trying to set him up for the crime.
Crashout (1955) as Assistant Director
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
Saskatchewan (1954) as Assistant Director
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Drums Across the River (1954) as Assistant Director
A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands.
Safari Drums (1953) as Assistant Director
A group of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife.
Thunder Bay (1953) as Assistant Director
Oil men battle fishermen for the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) as Assistant Director
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.
The Veils of Bagdad (1953) as Assistant Director
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
Lost in Alaska (1952) as Assistant Director
Because of You (1952) as Assistant Director
Blonde 'doll' Christine Carroll finds too late that her fiancée Mike is a gangster and she's his unwitting accessory. Emerging from prison with dark hair and an interest in nursing, she becomes a nurse's aide in a war hospital where her good looks quickly arouse the interest of battle-fatigued, 'melancholic' patient Steve Kimberly. When it's clear that Steve has fallen hard, she faces the dilemma of what and when to tell him. Her decision has melodramatic consequences...
Against All Flags (1952) as Assistant Director
A British officer must face off against the pirates of Madagascar.

Cast (feature film)

Desperate Motive (1993) as 3rd Policeman
A visit from some distant, criminally insane relatives turns into a nightmare for a sweet, unknowing young couple.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as The Tolliver clan
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) as Man in saloon
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
Stormy (1935) as
The Little Buckaroo (1928) as Jim Crawford
Wizard of the Saddle (1928) as "Pop" Adams
Rough Ridin' Red (1928) as Pap Curtis
The Heart of Maryland (1927) as General Lee
West of the Rainbow's End (1926) as Abe Brandon
Speedy Spurs (1926) as Luke Tuttle, sheriff, grocer, fire-chief, and general politician
The Iron Horse (1925) as Private Schultz
A pony express rider honors his father''''s memory by helping build the transcontinental railway.
Abraham Lincoln (1924) as Gen. Robert E. Lee
A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

Stunts (feature film)

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
After a shoot-out in an art museum frees the evil genie Djinn from his red crystal prison, he changes into human form and gets sent to jail. Needing souls so he can inherit the Earth, the Djinn starts granting wishes to inmates--and then stealing their souls. It's up to one remorseful convict and he
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) as Stunts
A man is murdered outside a newsstand owned by a blind man and a deaf man who are the only witnesses.
Alien Nation (1988) as Stunts
Set in the future, 300,000 aliens from another planet immigrate to Los Angeles and integrate themselves into human society.

Writer (special)

Last Stand at Little Big Horn (1992) as Writer
A documentary exploring the Battle of the Little Big Horn from the perspectives of the Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow nations and the white settlers.

Misc. Crew (special)

Cold Lazarus (1996) as Standby
In this sequel to Dennis Potter's "Karaoke," the cryogenically frozen head of Daniel Feeld is revived by scientists hoping to tap into his memory and learn about the past. In the year 2368, a team of cryobiologists under the leadership of Professor Emma Porlock and two laboratory technicians succee

Stunts (TV Mini-Series)

War and Remembrance (1988)
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting

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