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William Roberts

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Director (feature film)

Warlock (1959) as Dialogue Director
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.

Cast (feature film)

Gallant Bess (1947) as Master of arms
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as Bill
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
Lady in the Lake (1947) as Artist
Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective''''s viewpoint.
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Pete
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as P.F.C.-radio operator
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Show-Off (1946) as Radio technician
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Marine messenger
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Soldier
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) as Anthony Vreeland
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) as Soldier
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Reporter
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Pacific Rendezvous (1942) as Operator
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
The Yanks Are Coming (1942) as Bob Reynolds
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Soldier
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Highway West (1941) as Bellboy
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
International Squadron (1941) as Aviator
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Bullets for O'Hara (1941) as Bellboy
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
My Love Came Back (1940) as Office boy
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
Strange Wives (1934) as Singer

Writer (feature film)

Major Payne (1995) as From Original Screenplay
When peace breaks out in America, killing machine Major Benson Winifred Payne, United States Marine Corps Special Forces, is given his marching orders... to the unemployment line. Unable to cope with civilian life, Payne is thrust back into the military regimen as commander of the Madison Academy Junior ROTC. How does the military's most dangerous secret weapon discipline a few good men when none of them is even old enough to shave? Any way he wants! At least until Dr. Emily Walburn, school counselor, joins his tour of duty.
10 To Midnight (1983) as Screenwriter
Legend Of The Lone Ranger, The (1981) as Screenwriter
Biography of John Reid, alias the Lone Ranger.
SST -- Death Flight (1977) as Screenwriter
The inaugural flight of America's first supersonic transport is launched with a celebrity-studded passenger list (familiar TV faces all), but the plane may never land. During filming, this was called "Flight of the Maiden," and for its overseas showings it is titled simply "Death Flight."
Posse (1975) as Screenwriter
A U.S. marshal tries to use the hunt for a criminal to launch his political career.
Last American Hero, The (1973) as Screenwriter
Junior Jackson grew up in North Carolina where he used his driving skills to outrun the law while helping his father in the moonshine business. But when his father is jailed for selling the illegal whiskey, Junior decides to use his talent to become a professional stock car racer and earn enough mon
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Story
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
The Bridge at Remagen (1969) as Screenwriter
During WWII, German troops fight a desperate battle to hold their position.
The Devil's Brigade (1968) as Screenwriter
Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.
The Great Escape (1963) as Trmt
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
Come Fly with Me (1963) as Story-scr
Three stewardesses try to find husbands while flying over the Atlantic.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) as Screenwriter
Fanciful biography of the German fairy-tale collectors, with reenactments of three of their stories.
By Love Possessed (1961) as Adaptation
A woman''s desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband''s law partner.
The Magnificent Seven (1960) as Screenwriter
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
The Mating Game (1959) as Screenwriter
A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he''''s investigating.
The Sheepman (1958) as Adaptation
A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman.
The Private War of Major Benson (1955) as Screenwriter
An outspoken officer is forced to take charge of a military school.
Her Twelve Men (1954) as Screenwriter
A dedicated teacher turns around the troublesome students at a boys'''' school.
Fast Company (1953) as Screenwriter
The heiress to a racing stable uncovers underhanded dealings.
Easy to Love (1953) as Screenwriter
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
You For Me (1952) as Story and Screenplay
A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.

Producer (feature film)

Last American Hero, The (1973) as Producer
Junior Jackson grew up in North Carolina where he used his driving skills to outrun the law while helping his father in the moonshine business. But when his father is jailed for selling the illegal whiskey, Junior decides to use his talent to become a professional stock car racer and earn enough mon

Music (feature film)

Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Exotic dancer Magic Mike takes his act on the road. By night his life is all fantasy but by day he's got to deal with the realities of life and his own dreams of getting ahead and finding something real.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Storyline is under wraps.
We're the Millers (2013)
A drug dealer creates a make-believe family in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
Jumping the Broom (2011)
A collision of worlds occurs when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for the wedding of Sabrina and Jason. But doubts about their impending marriage begin to seep in when they confront difficult future in-laws, pressur
Fighting (2009)
Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the
Set It Off (1996) as Song ("Hey Joe")
Stony, Cleo, Tisean and Frankie have been through a lot together while growing up in the projects of Los Angeles. They''ve been scammed by sleazy employers, slammed by heartless boyfriends, and slapped around by neighborhood cops. No matter how tough the going got--when one found herself in trouble, she had three life-long friends backing her up. Now comes the ultimate test. A tragic chain of events has brought these inseparable companions closer than ever. With their world in turmoil and their backs against the wall, they decide to seize their fortune--literally. Virtually overnight, the women spiral into an uncharacteristic world of crime. Targeting the banks of LA, the quartet rob the city''s most vulnerable financial institutions. Flush with cash, they discover that easy money can inch them towards their elusive goal of escaping from the projects. But with the police hot on their trail, breaking out of prison may be easier than busting free from the ''hood.

Sound (feature film)

Don't Drink the Water (1969) as Sound
A tourist family is stranded behind the Iron Curtain.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Living Free (1972) as Asst
Games keepers who raised a lion in their home have to deal with her mischievous cubs.

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