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Writer (feature film)

1.
Frigid Wife (1962) as Scr for "A Modern Marriage"
2.
Topeka (1953) as Writer
3.
The Homesteaders (1953) as Writer
A man faces numerous travails transporting a consignment of dynamite for a group of Oregon homesteaders.
4.
Old Overland Trail (1953) as Writer
Anchor is building a railroad and to get cheap labor he gets Black Hawk's Indians to attack and burn the incoming wagon train. This forces the settlers to work for Anchor and he pays them in devalued scrip. When Rex figures out Anchor's swindle, Anchor gets Black Hawk to capture him. When Anchor turns on Black Hawk and shoots him, Black Hawk gets a chance to repay a debt to Rex.
5.
Old Oklahoma Plains (1952) as Screenwriter
One-time cavalry officer Rex Allen, between jobs as a star rodeo rider, is asked by his former commanding officer, Colonel Bigelow, to help settle a dispute between the army and local ranchers. The cavalry has commandeered a large parcel of land needed to test their newly-designed tank and prominent rancher Jenson has encited the locals to rebel at this intrusion. It is up to Rex and his sidekick, Slim, to thwart Jenson and convince the residents that these army tests are essential.
6.
Street Bandits (1951) as Screenwriter
7.
Western Pacific Agent (1950) as From an orig story by
8.
Southside 1-1000 (1950) as From a story by
9.
A Modern Marriage (1950) as Screenwriter
10.
State Department File 649 (1949) as Orig story and scr
11.
Dynamite (1949) as Orig scr
Gunner Peterson (William Gargan) is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake (Irving Bacon)and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary (Virginia Welles.) Johnny Brown (Richard Crane), son of Nellie Brown (Mary Newton) who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard-Rock Mason (Frank Ferguson)and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel.
12.
The Lawton Story (1949) as Scr trmt
13.
Special Agent (1949) as Based on material by
14.
Speed to Spare (1948) as Orig scr
Stunt driver Cliff Jordan (Richard Arlen) takes a job with his old pal Jerry McGee (Richard Travis), branch manager of an express trucking firm. Jerry is married to Mary (Jean Rogers), Cliff's former girl friend. Also working for Jerry is Pete Simmons (Pat Phelan), son of the owner Al Simmons (Paul Harvey), and office secretary Jane Chandler (Nanette Parks), who is Pete's sweetheart. Before long, Cliff has made enemies of Pusher Wilks (Ian MacDonald), a trucker whose run he takes over, and also Pete, whose girl he is trying to take over. Pusher sabotages Cliff's rig at every opportunity causing several near-fatal accidents.
15.
Big Town Scandal (1948) as Orig scr
Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone (Stanley "Stash" Clements), ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
16.
Stage Struck (1948) as Screenwriter
The police find the body of hostess Helen Howard (Wanda McKay), disposed of by petty racketeer Nick Mantee (Kane Richmond) after she was shot in his Bluejay night club by Benny Nordick (John Gallaudet) because she knew too much about Mantee's rackets. Police Lieutenant Williams (Conrad Nagel)and police Sergeant Tom Rainey (Ralph Byrd) inform the dead girl's parents (Nana Bryant and Selmer Jackson)and sister Nancy (Audrey Long)of the run-away's death. Nancy, following Helen's trail, signs with the Mercer Agency operated by Nordick, training girls for an excessive sum which they work off as hostesses at the Bluejay Club. Nancy becomes a hostess at the club and after a party for Latin-American night club owner Barda (Anthony Warde), she uncovers evidence that places Helen at the club. She accuses Nick and Benny of the murder and the two mobsters realize they must do away with her.
17.
Rocky (1948) as Original Story
18.
Stage Struck (1948) as Original Story
The police find the body of hostess Helen Howard (Wanda McKay), disposed of by petty racketeer Nick Mantee (Kane Richmond) after she was shot in his Bluejay night club by Benny Nordick (John Gallaudet) because she knew too much about Mantee's rackets. Police Lieutenant Williams (Conrad Nagel)and police Sergeant Tom Rainey (Ralph Byrd) inform the dead girl's parents (Nana Bryant and Selmer Jackson)and sister Nancy (Audrey Long)of the run-away's death. Nancy, following Helen's trail, signs with the Mercer Agency operated by Nordick, training girls for an excessive sum which they work off as hostesses at the Bluejay Club. Nancy becomes a hostess at the club and after a party for Latin-American night club owner Barda (Anthony Warde), she uncovers evidence that places Helen at the club. She accuses Nick and Benny of the murder and the two mobsters realize they must do away with her.
19.
Mr. Reckless (1948) as Orig scr
20.
Web of Danger (1947) as Orig scr
21.
Spoilers of the North (1947) as Orig scr
22.
Terrors on Horseback (1946) as Orig story and scr
When Fuzzy's niece is killed in a stage holdup, Billy and Fuzzy go after the killers. They catch Tryon only to have him shot before he can talk. When Gordon confesses he is also killed. But Billy has a plan. He announces Gordon is alive and will shortly name the killer.
23.
The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946) as Orig scr
A young girl gets a flat tire, and ends up with her car being stolen. Her car is involved in an accident resulting in a man's death, and the body is planted in her car by gangsters to make it look like she was driving. The gangsters soon try to blackmail her about the body, then force her into helping them in their criminal activities.
24.
Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1946) as Original Story
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
25.
Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1946) as Screenwriter
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
26.
High Powered (1945) as Original Story
27.
Forever Yours (1945) as Orig scr
28.
His Brother's Ghost (1945) as Orig story and scr
Thorne and his gang are wiping out the ranchers. When they get to the Jones ranch they wound Andy. When he dies Billy Carson has his brother Fuzzy become Andy's ghost. They then set out to bring in the gang.
29.
The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945) as Screenwriter
An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer. During a production of "Julius Caesar" the killer makes a final attempt.
30.
High Powered (1945) as Screenwriter
31.
Border Badmen (1945) as Orig story and scr
Fuzzy thinks he is the heir to a millionaire's fortune. When he and his friend Billy go to claim it, they encounter a swindler who wants the estate for himself.
32.
Black Market Babies (1945) as Screenwriter
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
33.
The Shanghai Cobra (1945) as Screenwriter
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
34.
The Contender (1944) as Original Story
35.
Wild Horse Phantom (1944) as Orig story and scr
Billy Carson gets the Governor to let Daggett and his gang escape from prison in hopes that they will lead him to the money they got when they robbed the bank. Billy and Fuzzy trail the gang to an old mine, but it looks like Billy's plan will fail when Daggett is unable to remember where he hid the money.
36.
The Sultan's Daughter (1944) as Orig scr
(Spy Dra '43, BW). Ann Corio, Charles Butterworth, Tim Ryan, Eddie Norris, Jack LaRue, Irene Ryan, Cris-Pin Martin. Stripper Ann Corio plays an alluring tease in this espionage thriller about a power play between US and German agents for control of valuable Arabian oil fields. The music score by Karl Hajos includes "Clickety-Clack-Jack", "I'm Always the Girl", and the title song.
37.
Alaska (1944) as Screenwriter
38.
Where Are Your Children? (1944) as Screenwriter
39.
The Contender (1944) as Screenwriter
40.
Queen of Broadway (1943) as Original Story
41.
The Renegades (1943) as Original Story
42.
Queen of Broadway (1943) as Screenwriter
43.
Fugitive of the Plains (1943) as Orig scr
44.
Nearly Eighteen (1943) as Screenwriter
Singer pretends to be younger so she can enter a music school.
45.
Wings Over the Pacific (1943) as Orig scr
A World War I veteran's South Seas retirement ends quickly when a Nazi spy crashes on his idland.
46.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Original Story
47.
Jungle Siren (1942) as Screenwriter
48.
Bombs over Burma (1942) as Orig scr
49.
Unseen Enemy (1942) as Based on an idea by
50.
Sheriff of Sage Valley (1942) as Orig scr
51.
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942) as Orig scr
52.
Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns (1942) as Orig scr
53.
Rolling Down the Great Divide (1942) as Orig scr
54.
Jungle Siren (1942) as Original Story
55.
Jungle Siren (1942) as Original Story
56.
Sheriff of Sage Valley (1942) as Orig scr
57.
Double Cross (1941) as Screenwriter
58.
Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941) as Original Story
59.
Am I Guilty? (1940) as Adaptation
60.
Murder on the Yukon (1940) as Screenwriter
61.
West of Carson City (1940) as Original Story
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.
62.
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.
63.
Undercover Agent (1939) as Screenwriter
A small-town postal clerk tries to land a government inspector's job by hunting down counterfeiters.
64.
Girl from Rio (1939) as Orig scr
65.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Story
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
66.
Torture Ship (1939) as Screenwriter
67.
Mis dos amores (1938) as Screenwriter
68.
The Shadow (1937) as Story
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
69.
Country Gentleman (1936) as From Story
70.
Go-Get-'Em-Haines (1936) as Orig story and adpt
71.
Country Gentlemen (1936) as Story
72.
Flying Hostess (1936) as Original Story
73.
Song of the Trail (1936) as Screen adpt
74.
Racing Luck (1935) as Story and Screenplay
75.
The Code of the Mounted (1935) as Story adpt
76.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Additional Dialogue
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
77.
Big Time or Bust (1933) as Story and Screenplay
78.
Air Hostess (1933) as Screenwriter
A plucky stewardess risks her life marrying a daredevil pilot.
79.
Reform Girl (1933) as Story, adpt and dial

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