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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Desperate Trails (1939) as Director
Following 1939's "The Phantom Stage", the last of 12 series westerns made at Universal by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern starring Bob Baker, Universal kicked off a new series of six starring their new series-sign Johnny Mack Brown (who had already starred in three Universal serials with one more to go.) Baker was now odd-man-out at the studio as his contract had been with Trem Carr, and Carr and associate Malvern had moved over to Monogram to begin a series of four "Tailspin Tommy" features. Universal, usually late to the party anyway, added Baker and comedian Fuzzy Knight to the first-six Brown films to form a trio angle along the lines of Republic's highly successful "Three Mesquiteers" series, but there were no continuing roles in these films---they even killed Baker off in the 2nd film---and Baker's 2nd-lead soon went to 3rd-lead (behind Knight) and then to "gone" after the sixth film. When Bob Baker was next seen in a film at Universal, it was as the uncredited bus driver in Abbott and Costello's "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1942. From this point onward, Fuzzy Knight was the sidekick in every B-series western made by Universal until they closed shop on series westerns and serial production when they merged with International Pictures to become Universal-International:In this one, Steve Hayden (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover, comes to Denton to help restore law and order. The men secretly responsible for the lawlessness are Big Bill Tanner (Russell Simpson) and Melenkthy Culp (Clarence Wilson), the town banker. (A pairing made in filmdom heaven since the meaner and more desperate the two become, the more enjoyable they are to watch.) Judith Lantry (Frances Robinson) arrives from back east to check on her ranch holdings ran by her cousin Bill "Cousin Willie" Strong (Fuzzy Knight), and Tanner and Culp, fearful she will discover the faked mortgages they put on her property, send henchman Ortega (Charles Stevens) to do away with her, but Steve saves her life. She and Cousin Willie put Steve in charge of the ranch, and he quickly fires her crooked foreman Lon (Ralph Dunn), and hires Clem Waters (Bob Baker) and a whole new group of cowhands. Steve captures Lon with 200 head of horses belong to Judith, and he confesses and implicates Tanner and Culp.
2.
Everyman's Law (1936) as Director
3.
Lawless Land (1936) as Director
4.
Under Cover Man (1936) as Director
5.
Within the Rock (1935) as Director
6.
St. Louis Woman (1934) as Director
7.
Dancing Man (1934) as Director
8.
West of Singapore (1933) as Director
9.
A Shriek in the Night (1933) as Director
Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.
10.
Unholy Love (1932) as Director
11.
The Thirteenth Guest (1932) as Director
13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, but nobody knows who that is. Now someone is murdering the remaining guests, and placing their dead bodies at the table, in the same seat they had occupied 13 years before.
12.
The Intruder (1932) as Director
A murder is committed aboard a cruise ship just before it sinks in a storm. The survivors, including the killer, land on a mysterious jungle island.
13.
Guilty or Not Guilty (1932) as Director
14.
Call of the West (1930) as Director
Nightclub entertainer Violet La Tour (Dorothy Revier) collapses during a performance in Sagebrush, Texas, and is taken to the ranch of Lon Dixon (Matt Moore). They fall in love and are married. Feeling deserted when Lon joins a posse in search of rustlers, she returns to New York. There, she is wooed by her agent, Maurice Kane (Alan Roscoe), but confirms her love for Lon when he comes to claim her.
15.
Kathleen Mavourneen (1930) as Director
16.
Her Unborn Child (1930) as Director
17.
My Lady's Past (1929) as Director
18.
Molly and Me (1929) as Director
19.
Woman Wise (1928) as Director
20.
None But the Brave (1928) as Director
21.
A Thief in the Dark (1928) as Director
22.
Rich But Honest (1927) as Director
23.
Love Makes 'Em Wild (1927) as Director
24.
Publicity Madness (1927) as Director
25.
Honesty--The Best Policy (1926) as Addl dir
26.
Whispering Wires (1926) as Director
27.
More Pay - Less Work (1926) as Director
28.
All Abroad (1926)
29.
Gas, Oil and Water (1922) as Assistant Director
30.
Smudge (1922) as Assistant Director
31.
The Deuce of Spades (1922) as Assistant Director
Amos, a Boston beanery owner inherits a restaurant out West and goes out to make his fortune. Unfortunately, the local card sharps take his last dime and show him up for a tenderfoot. So Amos sets out to become a gunslinger.
32.
Alias Julius Caesar (1922) as Assistant Director
33.
The Barnstormer (1922) as Assistant Director
Joel, a young fellow who's never been to the city, is delighted when a traveling theatre troupe comes to town. So taken is he with the performers that he takes a job as a stagehand in hopes of getting to be an actor. But a robbery during a performance provides Joel with an unexpected challenge.
34.
A Midnight Bell (1921) as Assistant Director
35.
R. S. V. P. (1921) as Assistant Director
Richard Morgan is a starving artist, painting away in the traditional garret. He falls in love with a beautiful artist's model, but loses hope of winning her when it turns out she is wealthy. But Richard's talent helps to save the day.

Cast (feature film)

36.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Boy
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
37.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Boy
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
38.
California (1947) as Boy
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
39.
The Virginian (1946) as Boy
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
40.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Cadet
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
41.
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Little boy
42.
Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Boy
43.
44.
The Night Riders (1920) as John Tresler
45.
The Honey Bee (1920) as Will Harper
46.
The Lost Princess (1919) as Samuel Blevins, Jr.
47.
Vagabond Luck (1919) as Jimmie Driscoll
48.
Tin Pan Alley (1919) as Tommy Breen
49.
Words and Music by -Xxx (1919) as Brian McBride
50.
Be a Little Sport (1919) as Gerald Faulkner
51.
Married in Haste (1919) as Sam Morgan
52.
The Game's Up (1919) as Peter Neyland
54.
Love Is Love (1919) as Gerry Sands
55.
Home (1919) as Tom Wallace
56.
When Do We Eat? (1918) as James Waterson Forbes
57.
More Trouble (1918) as Jack Wells

Writer (feature film)

58.
The Cheaters (1945) as Original Story
An unemployed actor tries to save a young innocent from greedy relations.
59.
The Girl from Avenue A (1940) as Contract Writer
60.
The Arizona Wildcat (1939) as From an orig idea by
Mary Jane Patterson finds an old poster in the attic offering a reward for the capture of bandit "El Gato", whom she recognizes as Manuel Hernandez, her adopted father. He jokingly tells her that the members of his band, which robbed from the rich to give to the poor, ar now all respected citizens in their town of Mineville, Arizona. Donald Clark (William Henry), a stranger, recognizes the crooked town-Sheriff Richard Baldwin (Henry Wilcoxin) as the man he is hunting as the murdered of his father, but is outdrawn and shot by the sheriff. The wounded Clark escapes and makes his way to Manuel's house, where a group is entertaining schoolteacher Caroline Reid (Pauline Moore.) The sheriff and his men capture Clark, but Mary Jane mounts a horse and gallops away, and throws a rock through the windows of each member of El Gato's band with a message reading: "Be prepared---We Ride Again. El Gato." And also a note into the sheriff's office warning him that El Gato will ride again unless Clark is released inside of 24 hours. Manuel knows nothing of this the next day when he walks down the street and is puzzled by the mysterious winks of his friends and their whispered assurances that they are ready. But he leads his men against the sheriff, and soon finds himself under arrest and on trial charged with kidnapping the prisoner, stealing a gold shipment and killing the Wells Fargo agent.
61.
While New York Sleeps (1939) as Screenwriter
62.
Everybody's Baby (1939) as Screenwriter
63.
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) as Screenwriter
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
64.
Island in the Sky (1938) as Screenwriter
District Attorney's investigator (Whalen) starts his honeymoon and a man is indicated for murder. His bride (Stuart) doubts the man's guilt and enlists the help of a former racketeer (Kelly) to find the real killer.
65.
Change of Heart (1938) as Screenwriter
66.
Keep Smiling (1938) as Screenwriter
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
67.
45 Fathers (1937) as Screenwriter
68.
Dancing Man (1934) as Screenwriter
69.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as Cont
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
70.
A Thief in the Dark (1928) as Story
71.
The Girl I Loved (1923) as Adaptation
72.
The Courtship of Miles Standish (1923) as Scen
A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America aboard the Mayflower. John Alden, after numerous adventures at sea and with Indians on land, is asked by his friend Myles Standish to seek for him the romantic favor of his secret beloved, Priscilla Mullens. But Priscilla has eyes for another--John Alden.
73.
A Tailor Made Man (1922) as Scen
John Paul Bart is mistaken for the arbitrator in a big steamship labor case when in actuality he is a lowly pants presser. When the truth comes out, he proves that he is not merely an impostor but a young man of promise. He sets out to win legitimately the position he had held by mistake.
74.
A Tailor Made Man (1922) as Adaptation
John Paul Bart is mistaken for the arbitrator in a big steamship labor case when in actuality he is a lowly pants presser. When the truth comes out, he proves that he is not merely an impostor but a young man of promise. He sets out to win legitimately the position he had held by mistake.

Producer (feature film)

75.
Oklahoma Frontier (1939) as Producer
It's the opening of the Cherokee strip and the Rankins are after a particular section. Frazier is also after the same section and has hired outlaws to make sure he gets it. When Jeff gives Rankin a map, the outlaws kill Rankin, steal the map, and frame Jeff for the murder. Scheduled to be hung the day of the land rush, Jeff's pal Frosty has a plan to free him.
76.
Desperate Trails (1939) as Producer
Following 1939's "The Phantom Stage", the last of 12 series westerns made at Universal by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern starring Bob Baker, Universal kicked off a new series of six starring their new series-sign Johnny Mack Brown (who had already starred in three Universal serials with one more to go.) Baker was now odd-man-out at the studio as his contract had been with Trem Carr, and Carr and associate Malvern had moved over to Monogram to begin a series of four "Tailspin Tommy" features. Universal, usually late to the party anyway, added Baker and comedian Fuzzy Knight to the first-six Brown films to form a trio angle along the lines of Republic's highly successful "Three Mesquiteers" series, but there were no continuing roles in these films---they even killed Baker off in the 2nd film---and Baker's 2nd-lead soon went to 3rd-lead (behind Knight) and then to "gone" after the sixth film. When Bob Baker was next seen in a film at Universal, it was as the uncredited bus driver in Abbott and Costello's "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1942. From this point onward, Fuzzy Knight was the sidekick in every B-series western made by Universal until they closed shop on series westerns and serial production when they merged with International Pictures to become Universal-International:In this one, Steve Hayden (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover, comes to Denton to help restore law and order. The men secretly responsible for the lawlessness are Big Bill Tanner (Russell Simpson) and Melenkthy Culp (Clarence Wilson), the town banker. (A pairing made in filmdom heaven since the meaner and more desperate the two become, the more enjoyable they are to watch.) Judith Lantry (Frances Robinson) arrives from back east to check on her ranch holdings ran by her cousin Bill "Cousin Willie" Strong (Fuzzy Knight), and Tanner and Culp, fearful she will discover the faked mortgages they put on her property, send henchman Ortega (Charles Stevens) to do away with her, but Steve saves her life. She and Cousin Willie put Steve in charge of the ranch, and he quickly fires her crooked foreman Lon (Ralph Dunn), and hires Clem Waters (Bob Baker) and a whole new group of cowhands. Steve captures Lon with 200 head of horses belong to Judith, and he confesses and implicates Tanner and Culp.

Production Companies (feature film)

77.
Unholy Love (1932) as Company

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