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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Joe, stable boy
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
2.
Happy Land (1943) as Rusty, age 12-16
3.
On the Sunny Side (1942) as Ronald
4.
The Way of All Flesh (1940) as Paul Jr.
5.
Emblems of Love (1924) as
6.
The Kill-Joy (1917) as Rattlesnake Pete

Writer (feature film)

7.
California (1963) as Screenwriter
8.
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) as Writer

Art Director (feature film)

9.
The Forty-Niners (1954) as Art Director
A man poses as a gunman to learn the identity of three killers.
10.
Bitter Creek (1954) as Art Director
A man attempts to find the killer of his brother.
11.
The Desperado (1954) as Art Director
). Wayne Morris, James J. Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes, Dabbs Greer, Lee Van Cleef, Nestor Paiva. While on the run from corrupt carpetbaggers in post-Civil War Texas, a young gunslinger teams up with a fugitive gunfighter to seek revenge on his former partner.
12.
Two Guns and a Badge (1954) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

13.
The Hypnotic Eye (1960) as Const supv
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
14.
Pay or Die (1960) as Const supv
A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.
15.
Hell to Eternity (1960) as Const supv
A young man adopted by Japanese-Americans becomes a hero in World War II.
16.
The Plunderers (1960) as Const supv
Four young cowboys, Jeb (Ray Stricklyn), Rondo (John Saxon), Mule (Roger Torrey) and Davy (Dee Pollock) ride into Trail City, Texas figuring on taking over for a while. Rancher Sam Christy (Jeff Chandler), with a paralyzed right arm refuses to get involved against them, and Kate Miller (Marsha Hunt) calls him a coward. When Jeb kills the timid Sheriff McCauley (Jay C. Flippen), Sam goes to his ranch to get his gun. The boys are waiting for him there, and Ellie Walters (Dolores Hart)goes to his ranch and finds him badly beaten up by Mule. The young Davy, shocked by the killing of the sheriff, quarrels with Jeb. He goes off alone and Sam captures him. Rondo, tries to force his attentions on Ellie, who shoots him when he draws a knife on Sam. The latter kills Mule in a knife fight, and Jeb bursts out of the saloon with two guns blazing. Sam shoots and kills him. The townsmen are for hanging Davy but Sam, realizing the young boy was the victim of a situation he didn't know how to handle---and one that the town should have never let develop---tells him to just go home. Sam and Ella watch as the boy rides slowly out of town.
17.
The Bat (1959) as Const supv
A female mystery novelist turns detective to unmask a demented killer.
18.
Speed Crazy (1959) as Const supv
19.
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) as Const supv
A hard-drinking drifter tries to claim a deceased cattle baron's estate.
20.
Battle Flame (1959) as Const supv
21.
King of the Wild Stallions (1959) as Const supv
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
22.
House on Haunted Hill (1958) as Set const
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
23.
Johnny Rocco (1958) as Const supv
24.
Joy Ride (1958) as Const supv
Paul (Rad Fulton) and three other punks, Arnie (Nicholas King), Vince (Robert Levin) and Dirk (Jim Bridges), are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles (Regis Toomey) who orders them away and is met with a barrage of fifthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife (Ann Doran). Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in tears, Paul begs to be allowed to stop his "joy ride." Miles directs him to pull up in front of the police station and Paul's arrest is followed by that of the other three boys.
25.
The Beast of Budapest (1958) as Const supv
26.
Unwed Mother (1958) as Constr supv
27.
Man from God's Country (1958) as Const supv
George Montgomery, Randy Stuart, Gregg Barton, Kim Charney, Susan Cummings. A retired sheriff and his former partner find themselves on opposite sides of the law when local ranchers feud over valuable railroad property.
28.
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as Const supv
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
29.
The Tall Stranger (1957) as Const supv
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
30.
Looking for Danger (1957) as Const supv
The Bowery Boys' leader recalls his days as a World War II spy in Arabia.
31.
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Const supv
32.
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as Const supv
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
33.
The Disembodied (1957) as Constr supv
Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John E. Wengraf, Eugenia Paul, Joel Marston, Robert Christopher, and Paul Thompson as Gogi. Allison Hayes, the statuesque star of ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WOMAN, plays Tonda, the wild wife of a jungle doctor who gets all mixed up with the local voodoo club. She spends most of the film dancing madly in her sarong and tooth necklace.
34.
Dino (1957) as Const supv
35.
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as Const supv
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
36.
Hold That Hypnotist (1957) as Const supv
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
37.
Death in Small Doses (1957) as Constr supv
A government agent tries to stop the illegal use of amphetamines by truck drivers.
38.
Hot Shots (1956) as Const supv
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
39.
Calling Homicide (1956) as Const supv
The third of five films (Dial Red-O, Sudden Danger, Calling Homicide, Footsteps in the Night and Chain of Evidence in release order and released across a full period of two years) in which Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant (Andy Flynn in the first one, Doyle in the others) in the Los Angeles homicide department) with all five produced by Ben Schwab but a different director on each one. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles Sheriff;s homicide department, while investigation the mysterious dynamiting death of a young policeman, discovers that the strangling-murder of Francine Norman, owner of a modeling school, is linked with the firsy killing. While questioning those connected with the school, manager Darlene Adams (Jeanne Cooper), and executives Allen Gilmore (Thomas B. Henry) and Tony Fuller (Lyle Talbot), Lt. Doyle and his aide, Detective Sergeant Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty), find there is a blackmailing "baby racket" being run in conjunction with the school. Suspicion points to construction company owner Jim Haddix (Myron Healey) who had been in love with Francine. All evidence of the baby extortion racket is destroyed by an explosion, and the hunt narrows down to one man, the school handyman.
40.
The Young Guns (1956) as Const supv
A disaffected youth falls in with the wrong crowd back in 1897.
41.
Canyon River (1956) as Const supv
George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer, Walter Sande, Alan Hale, Jr. Rancher George Montgomery drives a herd of Herefort cattle from Oregon to Texas to crossbreed them with his longhorns and falls in love with the trail cook (Marcia Henderson) during the trek.
42.
Seven Angry Men (1955) as Const supv
A fanatical abolitionist leads a personal war against slave owners in Kansas.
43.
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955) as Const supv

Film Production - Main (feature film)

44.
How To Commit Marriage (1969) as Constr cöord
Frank and Elaine Benson decide to divorce after twenty years, just as their daughter Nancy decides to get married to her boyfriend David. David's father Oliver disapproves and attempts to sabotage the relationship. When Nancy gets pregnant by accident, her parents agree to look after the baby, but F
45.
The Loved One (1965) as Constr coordinator
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
46.
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) as Constr supv
Detective employed to help smash a band of outlaws works his way into the gang and saves himself from an impossible situation by exposing the master-mind of the gang in time to save his own life.
47.
Black Zoo (1963) as Constr supv
48.
The Gun Hawk (1963) as Constr supv
Rory Calhoun, Rod Cameron, Ruta Lee, Rod Lauren, Morgan Woodward, Robert J. Wilke, John Litel. A former gunfighter, slowly dying from an infected bullet wound, tries to expire with some shred of dignity by challenging a young gunslinger to a final showdown.
49.
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) as Constr supv
50.
Convicts 4 (1962) as Constr supv
A convicted killer discovers a talent for art while behind bars.
51.
Dondi (1961) as Constr supv
World War II GIs adopt an Italian war orphan.
52.
Twenty Plus Two (1961) as Constr supv
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.
53.
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) as Constr supv
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
54.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Constr supv
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
55.
Quantrill's Raiders (1958) as Const supv
A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.
56.
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) as Construction supv
A young man in trouble with the Texas state police during the 1870's is forced to go on the lam, joining a gang with an infamous outlaw.
57.
The Rawhide Trail (1958) as Constr supv
Jess Brady (Rex Reason) and Rupe Pardee (Richard Erdman) are in jail in Gunsight, Texas, blamed for leading a wagon train into a Comanche ambush, and about to be hanged. They protest their innocence and claim that the Indians want to kill them also. The Comanches attack the jail in an effort to capture the prisoners, but are driven off the soldiers of the garrison led by the Captain (Rusty Lane). Expecting another attack, the Captain and a small detail of men move the prisoners out of town in a wagon, but they are under constant surveillance by the Comanches. The detail arrives at a way station the same time as a stage coach carrying Marsha Collins (Nancy Gates), and her fiancee, Farley Durand (Robert Knapp), a government supply officer. All are trapped in the station which is under constant attack by the Indians. Brady and Durand resume a personal battle that dates back to the Civil War when they served together. The wounded Captain decides to gamble on Brady and Pardee, their expierence being the only hope for an escape. In the escape battle, it is revealed that Durand was responisble for the attack on the wagon train, and not Brady and Pardee.
58.
In the Money (1958) as Const supv
The Bowery Boys escort a diamond concealing poodle on a cruise.
59.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Const supv
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
60.
Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957) as Const supv
Designed to capitalize on Sabu's earlier success in THE JUNGLE BOOK, this re-edited, unsold television pilot by the director of THE HYPNOTIC EYE (George Blair) finds the thirty three year old elephant boy in league with a powerful genie (William Marshall of BLACULA).
61.
Spook Chasers (1957) as Construction supv
The Bowery Boys go after crooks hiding in a haunted house.
62.
Up In Smoke (1957) as Const supv
The Bowery Boys' leader sells his soul to the devil for help betting on the horses.
63.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Const supv
64.
Dial Red O (1955) as Const supv
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt (Keith Larsen) getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Bill Elliott) of the sheriff's department. Wyatt's wife, Connie (Helene Stanley) is having an affair with Norman Roper (Paul Picerni), a judo expert in Wyatt's old Marine unit. When Roper refuses to divorce his own wife (Regina Gibson) to marry Connie, they have a violent quarrel in Connie's apartment. Roper kills Connie and incriminates Wyatt, who is arrested and held on suspicion of homicide. Convinced that Roper is the real murderer, Wyatt escapes from his cell in the Hollywood Sheriff's office, and goes to Roper's home. Lt. Flynn has discovered evidence pointing to Roper as the killer, and arrives in time to prevent Wyatt from killing him. Jazzman Shorty Rogers (and his Giants) are also on hand as part of the Hollywood night life. The Elliott role name was changed to Andy Doyle for the following four films in the series, as there was a real Andy Flynn working in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

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