skip navigation
Oscar Rudolph

Oscar Rudolph

  • Whole Town's Talking, The (1935) September 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Whole Town's Talking, The (1935) December 02 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



Also Known As: Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as 2nd unit dir
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
2.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as 2nd unit dir
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
3.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as 2nd unit dir
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
4.
4 for Texas (1963) as 2nd unit dir
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
5.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) as 2nd unit dir
Lot and the Hebrews become involved in a Helamite plan to take over the rich sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
6.
Don't Knock the Twist (1962) as Director
A TV executive tries to create a musical special to save his network.
7.
The Wild Westerners (1962) as Director
8.
Twist Around the Clock (1961) as Director
A struggling music producer tries to turn the Twist into a national obsession.
9.
The Rocket Man (1954) as Director
Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut down by creditors and to help a cute couple fall in love.
10.
The Stooge (1953) as Assistant Director
Dean is an unsuccessful broadway performer until his handlers convince him to become an act using a stooge - a guy already positioned in the audience and picked by Dean to be the butt of his jokes - Jerry Lewis. But Jerry begins to steal the show, and helps keep Dean on his toes. Dean's girlfriend and pals tell him to make Jerry an equal partner. Complications occur, while Dean sings and Jerry gets the laughs.
11.
The Savage (1952) as Assistant Director
Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hanson, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Milburn Stone, Ted De Corsia, & Donald Porter as Running Dog. A white man raised as an Indian by the Sioux is torn between loyalty to his adopted tribe and his true heritage when a minor feud between the cavalry and the Sioux erupts into warfare.
12.
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Assistant Director
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
13.
Dear Brat (1951) as Assistant Director
14.
The Mating Season (1951) as Assistant Director
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
15.
Molly (1951) as Assistant Director
16.
Branded (1951) as 2d asst dir, 2d unit
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
17.
Fancy Pants (1950) as Assistant Director
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
18.
The Furies (1950) as Asst dir, location
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
19.
Sorrowful Jones (1949) as Assistant Director
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
20.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Assistant Director
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
21.
My Friend Irma (1949) as Assistant Director
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
22.
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Assistant Director
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
23.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Assistant Director
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
24.
Road to Rio (1947) as Assistant Director
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
25.
Where There's Life (1947) as Assistant Director
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
26.
Dear Ruth (1947) as Assistant Director
A normal day in the Wilkins family: reticent beauty Ruth, crusty judge father, petition-happy political activist teen Miriam. Who should show up but Ruth's soldier pen pal Bill Seacroft...whom she doesn't know about. It seems Miriam used her sister's name and picture to build up wartime morale. Ruth reluctantly agrees to "humor" Bill for his 2-day leave, though she's just become engaged to her stuffy suitor Albert. Can Miriam's cloud castle last the weekend without crashing to earth?
27.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Assistant Director
28.
The Stork Club (1945) as Assistant Director
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire's life.
29.
A Medal for Benny (1945) as Assistant Director
30.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Assistant Director
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
31.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Assistant Director
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
32.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Assistant Director
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
33.
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) as Assistant Director
34.
China (1943) as 2d unit asst dir
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
35.
Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) as Assistant Director
Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.
36.
Holiday Inn (1942) as 2d asst dir
When he loses in love, a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.

Cast (feature film)

37.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Bookie
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
38.
Emergency Squad (1940) as Photographer
39.
Touchdown, Army (1938) as Usher
Prep football star Jimmy Howal(Robert Cummings)gets a reception far different from what he expected when he enters West Point. His cocky attitude earns him the enmity of many upperclassmen, especially hot-tempered southerner Brandon Culpepper (John Howard), who also sees Howal as a rival for beautiful Toni Denby (Mary Carlisle), daughter of West Point officer Colonel Denby (Minor Watson.) Just before the Army-Navy football game, Howals' name is posted as failing French, and the cadets fear he will be kept from playing because of it. (The Paramount writers overlooked the fact that since Howal was a plebe nee freshman student, he couldn't have played anyway as freshman weren't eligible for the varsity in this period.) Toni agrees to tutor Howal, but she, unknowingly, uses an old examination which Is the basis for the new test. Howal realizes what has happened when he passes the exam with flying colors, and suspects Toni of having set out to make a fool of him.
40.
Blonde Trouble (1937) as Friend of Fred
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
41.
Wells Fargo (1937) as
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
42.
The Holy Terror (1937) as Sailor
43.
Maytime (1937) as Peasant
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
44.
The Plainsman (1937) as Younger man
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
45.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Bellboy
46.
Anything Goes (1936) as Page boy
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
47.
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as Bellboy
48.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Western Union boy
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
49.
Two for Tonight (1935) as College boy
50.
Eight Bells (1935) as Office boy
51.
The Crusades (1935) as Philip's squire
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
52.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Newsboy
53.
College Scandal (1935) as Olson
54.
It's a Great Life! (1935) as Cook
55.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Office clerk
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
56.
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Clayton Beale
57.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Western Union messenger boy
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
58.
Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) as College boy
Years after being pushed out of her husband’s life, a woman befriends her long lost son.
59.
This Day and Age (1933) as Gus Ruffo
60.
Divorce in the Family (1932) as Spike
A young boy gets caught in an emotional tug of war between his divorcing parents.
61.
So This Is College (1929) as Freshie
A scheming coed comes between college buddies.
62.
Little Annie Rooney (1925) as Athos
In this silent film, two children of the streets set out to avenge their father's murder.

Producer (feature film)

63.
Premonition (1972) as Executive Producer
Three college students who are using drugs begin to have premonitions of their own deaths when they see red flowers, and eventually their visions begin to come true.

Director (special)

64.
Tom, Dick, and Harry (1960) as Director
The story of Tom, Dick, and Harry, three former army buddies who pool their resources and rent a restaurant. Their attempts to run the restaurant was to be the focal point of the unsold series. In the pilot episode, Tom and Dick scheme to get Harry married to Hazel, the spinster daughter of the ow
65.
All in the Family (1960) as Director
A comedy pilot about a wealthy family who must learn to live with sudden poverty when their wealth is lost through bad investments. In the second pilot, a sequel to "I Remember Caviar," family members Caroline and Maggie, who have become interior decorators, seek a contract to redecorate the office
66.
Johnny Nighthawk (1959) as Director
The exploits of Johnny Nighthawk, the adventurous owner and pilot of a one-plane airline. Johnny risks his life to control a fire that has broken out in an oil well.
67.
Doctor Mike (1959) as Director
The experiences of Michael Grant, a young, likeable doctor in a large metropolitan hospital. Broadcast as a segment of "Geritol Adventure Showcase," the story deals with Grant's attempts to help a female patient whose husband refuses to let him perform emergency surgery.

Cast (short)

68.
SOMEWHAT SECRET (1939)
In this short film, the student body at a girls finishing school struggle to satisfy their craving for swing music when it is banned by an oppressive dean.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute