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Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 31, 1918 Cause of Death: apparent heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Nevada Smith (1975) as Creator
In this pilot for an unrealized Western series, the half-breed gunslinger and his former mentor introduced in the theatrical feature of the same title in 1966 and before that in 1964's "The Carpetbaggers" join forces to escort a shipment of explosives across the Utah territory. Potts and Greene had the roles played earlier by Steve McQueen and Brian Keith (in the namesake movie) and by Alan Ladd and Leif Erickson in "The Carpetbaggers."

Writer (feature film)

2.
Nevada Smith (1975) as Screenwriter
In this pilot for an unrealized Western series, the half-breed gunslinger and his former mentor introduced in the theatrical feature of the same title in 1966 and before that in 1964's "The Carpetbaggers" join forces to escort a shipment of explosives across the Utah territory. Potts and Greene had the roles played earlier by Steve McQueen and Brian Keith (in the namesake movie) and by Alan Ladd and Leif Erickson in "The Carpetbaggers."
3.
Twice in a Lifetime (1974) as Screenwriter
Lovable old salt who operates a salvage tug, and his pal, the gal who runs a waterfront cafe, clash with the unscrupulous dock foreman who is trying to throw his weight around in this pilot to a prospective series for Borgnine.
4.
North to Alaska (1960) as Screenwriter
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
5.
The Horse Soldiers (1959) as Written for Screen by
A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.
6.
The Deep Six (1958) as Screenwriter
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
7.
The Big Land (1957) as Screenwriter
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
8.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Screenwriter
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
9.
Santiago (1956) as Screenwriter
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
10.
Lisbon (1956) as Story
11.
Long John Silver (1955) as Writer
After the Treasure Island adventure, Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island, where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governor's daughter...and his young friend Jim Hawkins. Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure...
12.
The Great Diamond Robbery (1954) as Screenwriter
A diamond cutter unwittingly helps a jewel thief.
13.
The Stooge (1953) as Screenwriter
Dean is an unsuccessful broadway performer until his handlers convince him to become an act using a stooge - a guy already positioned in the audience and picked by Dean to be the butt of his jokes - Jerry Lewis. But Jerry begins to steal the show, and helps keep Dean on his toes. Dean's girlfriend and pals tell him to make Jerry an equal partner. Complications occur, while Dean sings and Jerry gets the laughs.
14.
The Clown (1953) as Screenwriter
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son.
15.
Sailor Beware (1952) as Screenwriter
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
16.
Loan Shark (1952) as Story
A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory suffer violence at the hands of the loan sharkers, a union leader and the factory owner try to recruit ex-con Joe Gargan to infiltrate to the gang. At first Joe does not want to get involved, but changes his mind when his brother-in-law dies at the hands of a savage loan shark hood. Joe works his way into the mob, but in order to keep his cover, Joe can't tell anyone what he is up to. This results in him being disowned by his sister and girl friend.
17.
Loan Shark (1952) as Screenwriter
A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory suffer violence at the hands of the loan sharkers, a union leader and the factory owner try to recruit ex-con Joe Gargan to infiltrate to the gang. At first Joe does not want to get involved, but changes his mind when his brother-in-law dies at the hands of a savage loan shark hood. Joe works his way into the mob, but in order to keep his cover, Joe can't tell anyone what he is up to. This results in him being disowned by his sister and girl friend.
18.
Distant Drums (1951) as Screenwriter
Soldiers fight through the Everglades to return home after destroying a Seminole fort.
19.
The Enforcer (1951) as Writer
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob's murder machine.
20.
Three Secrets (1950) as Writer
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
21.
A Dangerous Profession (1949) as Writer
A bail bondsman is asked to raise money to free his girlfriend''s husband.
22.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Screenwriter
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
23.
Race Street (1948) as Writer
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
24.
Close-Up (1948) as Adaptation
25.
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Additional Dialogue
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.
26.
Desperate (1947) as Additional Dialogue
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
27.
Riffraff (1947) as Orig scr
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
28.
Marine Raiders (1944) as Original Story
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
29.
Air Raid Wardens (1943) as Orig scr
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
30.
Bombardier (1943) as Story
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
31.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Story
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.

Producer (feature film)

32.
Nevada Smith (1975) as Producer
In this pilot for an unrealized Western series, the half-breed gunslinger and his former mentor introduced in the theatrical feature of the same title in 1966 and before that in 1964's "The Carpetbaggers" join forces to escort a shipment of explosives across the Utah territory. Potts and Greene had the roles played earlier by Steve McQueen and Brian Keith (in the namesake movie) and by Alan Ladd and Leif Erickson in "The Carpetbaggers."
33.
Twice in a Lifetime (1974) as Producer
Lovable old salt who operates a salvage tug, and his pal, the gal who runs a waterfront cafe, clash with the unscrupulous dock foreman who is trying to throw his weight around in this pilot to a prospective series for Borgnine.
34.
Hangup (1973) as Producer
Film about drug dealers in the inner city.
35.
The Revengers (1972) as Producer
The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones.
36.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) as Producer
A wandering cowboy escorts a gunrunning nun through rough territory.
37.
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) as Producer
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
38.
Stagecoach (1966) as Producer
39.
The Horse Soldiers (1959) as Producer
A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.
40.
The Deep Six (1958) as Producer
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
41.
Fort Dobbs (1958) as Producer
A frontierswoman suspects the man who rescued her from the Comanches of killing her husband.
42.
Darby's Rangers (1958) as Producer
An Army Major leads his men behind enemy lines during World War II.
43.
Top Secret Affair (1957) as Producer
A female publishing magnate tries to keep a general she hates from securing a prestigious appointment.
44.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Producer
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
45.
Santiago (1956) as Producer
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.

Production Companies (feature film)

46.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) as Company
A wandering cowboy escorts a gunrunning nun through rough territory.
47.
Stagecoach (1966) as Company

Misc. Crew (feature film)

48.
Three Secrets (1999)
Television movie about three women, each of whom gave up a baby boy for adoption on the same day eight years earlier and is now awaiting word about whether or not the sole survivor of a plane crash is that child. Eight-year-old Spencer Garrison's parents give him the birthday present of his dreams:
49.
Three Secrets (1999)
Television movie about three women, each of whom gave up a baby boy for adoption on the same day eight years earlier and is now awaiting word about whether or not the sole survivor of a plane crash is that child. Eight-year-old Spencer Garrison's parents give him the birthday present of his dreams:

Writer (special)

50.
Rivak, The Barbarian (1960) as Writer
The story, set in the third-century, B.C., relates the adventures of Rivak, a Celtic prince, during the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. Based on the novel by F. Van Wyck Mason and filmed on location in Italy. The pilot, which cost NBC $750,000, making it the most expensive pilot ever produce

Producer (special)

51.
Rivak, The Barbarian (1960) as Producer
The story, set in the third-century, B.C., relates the adventures of Rivak, a Celtic prince, during the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. Based on the novel by F. Van Wyck Mason and filmed on location in Italy. The pilot, which cost NBC $750,000, making it the most expensive pilot ever produce

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