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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper (1981) as From Story
Canadian-made TV-movie about the efforts of that country's Ambassador to Iran to spirit out of Teheran six Americans who had slipped away from the United States Embassy during its takeover in November 1979 by Iranian revolutionaries.
2.
Macao (1952) as Screenwriter
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
3.
Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948) as Screenwriter
4.
Violence (1947) as Orig story and scr
Magazine writer Ann Mason infiltrates the United Defenders, a public service organization which is actually a front for racketeers. But a case of amnesia threatens to blow her cover.
5.
Decoy (1946) as Original Story
Grim ^Ifilm noir^R stars British actress Gillie as one of the most vicious, heartless and cruel women ever seen in an American film. The story opens as a wounded doctor, Rudley, enters the apartment of Gillie, the beautiful but ruthless member of a gang of thieves. Gunshots are heard, and soon police sergeant Leonard arrives to find Rudley dead and Gillie dying. Gillie tells her sordid tale to the cop before she dies. In flashback we learn that Gillie fell in with gangster Armstrong who had stolen $400,000 in a robbery in which he had killed a cop. Captured and sentenced to die in the gas chamber, Armstrong tells his gang that he has hidden the dough, and, with Gillie's help, he will return to life after the state has executed him by taking an antidote to the cyanide gas, an antidote developed by Rudley. The plan works like a charm, and Armstrong is brought back long enough to give Gillie half the map before he is shot by rival gang member Norris after the latter grabs the other half of the map. Gillie and Norris force Rudley to help them find the treasure. En route, Gillie fakes a flat tire, and, when Norris gets out to fix it, she runs back and forth over him a few times to make sure he is dead. She then makes the doctor dig up the box. When Gillie opens the treasure chest, she is consumed with hysterical madness and cannot stop laughing. She grabs her gun and shoots Rudley, then runs back to her apartment, only to be tracked down by the wounded doctor. At film's end, she reveals to the cops that the box contained only a dollar bill and a note from Armstrong saying that he knew they would double-cross him. With that, Gillie laughs and dies. She is superb. Well worth seeing.
6.
Two Senoritas from Chicago (1943) as Screenwriter
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
7.
Unseen Enemy (1942) as Orig scr
8.
Bombay Clipper (1942) as Orig scr
9.
Lucky Legs (1942) as Orig scr
10.
Burma Convoy (1941) as Orig scr
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
11.
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941) as Screenwriter
12.
San Francisco Docks (1941) as Orig scr
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
13.
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941) as Screenwriter
Steve (Charles Lang), Skat(Eddie Quillan) and other members of a high-ridin', rug-cuttin' musical combo from Oklahoma set off to conquer Broadway, only to find that rhumba-rhythm is all the rage. They decide to sail for Havana to learn the rhythm and pick up the accent, and, on board the ship, Steve meets Rosita Alvarez (Helen Parrish) who is Cuba-bound with her father, Pop Alvarez (Leon Errol), a merry confidence man. All have problems they expect to be solved by Madame La Zonda (Lupe Velez), but they arrive and find that the exotic queen of the rhumba's night club has gone broke. Another confidence man, Beheegan (William Frawley), who has sold a few city halls in his day, provides the answer to everything; using a satchel filled with ill-gotten gains and under the watchful eyes of Alvin (Big Boy Williams), Gabby (Shemp Howard) and Maxwell (Frank Mitchell), he purchases several mythical plantations in South America from Pop.
14.
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Orig story and scr
15.
Flying Cadets (1941) as Orig scr
16.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Orig scr
17.
South to Karanga (1940) as Orig scr

Producer (feature film)

18.
White Hunter Black Heart (1990) as Co-Producer
A filmmaker travels to Africa to shoot a movie but becomes obsessed with hunting elephants.
19.
Revenge (1990) as Producer
An ex-Navy officer goes to work for a powerful business man then falls for his younger wifel
20.
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper (1981) as Executive Producer
Canadian-made TV-movie about the efforts of that country's Ambassador to Iran to spirit out of Teheran six Americans who had slipped away from the United States Embassy during its takeover in November 1979 by Iranian revolutionaries.
21.
Don't Look Back: Story of Lero (1981) as Producer
The story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the legendary pitcher, from his barnstorming days in the '20s, hoping to break into organized Negro baseball, to his emergence at age 43 in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians the year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Paige, who died
22.
And Your Name Is Jonah (1979) as Producer
Drama about a New York couple whose seven-year-old son is discovered to be profoundly deaf after having been incorrectly diagnosed as mentally retarded and institutionalized for three years.
23.
Babe (1975) as Producer
Susan Clark here gave an Emmy Award-winning performance as America's foremost woman athlete who won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. The film traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias (played by ex-football pro Alex Karras), and her losing struggle with cancer. In addition to an Emmy for its star, the movie also received a nomination as the Outstanding Special of 1975-76, and director Buzz Kulik and writer Joanna Lee were nominated for their work, as were composer Jerry Goldsmith, cinematographer Charles Wheeler, editor Henry Berman and makeup artist William Tuttle.
24.
Take, The (1974) as Executive Producer
A police lieutenant who is taking bribes is keeping a front within the department by impressing his superior officers with his work on breaking up a big criminal gang.
26.
The President's Analyst (1967) as Producer
A psychiatrist treating the president becomes a pawn in international espionage.
27.
Promise Her Anything (1966) as Producer
A single mother must choose between two suitors.
28.
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Producer
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
29.
Behind the High Wall (1956) as Producer
A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the warden and the inmate hostage, the warden steals $100,000 of the gang's money, then when police arrive he accuses the inmate of the guard's murder in order to cover up his own crime.
30.
The Rawhide Years (1956) as Producer
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
31.
Francis in the Navy (1955) as Producer
32.
Destry (1955) as Producer
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
33.
River of No Return (1954) as Producer
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
34.
Destination Gobi (1953) as Producer
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are force to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese airforce. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles.
35.
My Pal Gus (1952) as Producer
36.
The Narrow Margin (1952) as Producer
A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's moll on a tense train ride.
37.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Associate Producer
A young couple''s dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
38.
Slightly Scandalous (1946) as Associate Producer
Fred Brady plays twin brothers (actually triplets in the final scene), one of whom has three girls on a romantic string and is trying to sell a television show to a fountain pen manufacturer (Walter Catlett.) The other doesn't have one girl and quietly sells insurance. The insurance seller invests money in his brother's show and, in the process of protecting his investment, gets involved with his twin's romances. Things eventually work out and the TV promoter winds up with the manufacturer's daughter (Paula Drew) and the salesman with Sheila Ryan. Lita Baron (in her Isabelita days) gets to dance a few numbers with the music of the (12th-billed) Guadalajara Trio, and Nick Moro & Frank Yaconelli, the old vaudeville team that was seen together mostly in Tom Keene westerns at Monogram in the early 1940's.
39.
Little Miss Big (1946) as Associate Producer

Music (feature film)

40.
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) as Composer

Cast (special)

41.
Hollywood Commandos (1997) as Interviewee
Documentary special telling the story of the Hollywood professionals of the First Motion Picture Unit, who created military training films during World War II.

Producer (special)

42.
Search, The (1968) as Producer
The exploits of Paul Cannon, a London-based private detective who helps American travelers in trouble. The story relates how Cannon investigates a drowning that may have been murder.
43.
Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) as Executive Producer
The story of Renee Fontaine, a French entertainer who lives by her family tradition that hearing a lion's roar means love.
44.
Mr. O'Malley (1959) as Producer
When six-year-old Barnaby Baxter wishes upon a star for a fairy godmother who can make his dreams come true, he is answered by O'Malley, a cigar-smoking, jovial, pink-winged fairy godfather. The would-be series was to depict O'Malley's misadventures as the fairy godfather to a young boy. In the pi

Special Thanks (special)

45.
Inside Information (1992) as Special Thanks
A special focusing on how the human brain handles information processing.

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