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Also Known As: Died: December 1, 2004
Born: October 31, 1919 Cause of Death: died of a degenerative brain disease
Birth Place: Gloversville, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Writer (feature film)

1.
Last Plane From Coramaya, The (1989) as Screenwriter
A movie in the "Gideon Oliver" series of telefilms, in which the anthropology professor faces a new challenge when he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a breathtakingly beautiful museum curator who is described as "the smartest -- and the most dangerous -- woman in Coramaya." Gideon has come to Co
2.
First Blood (1982) as Screenwriter
After being left for dead in Vietnam, Rambo becomes mentally unstable.
3.
The Competition (1980) as From Story
Competitors in a classical piano competition fall in love.
4.
Law, The (1974) as From Story
A sensational homicide trial is the focal point of this incisive examination of the inner working of a large city's legal system and was the Emmy Award-winner as the Outstanding Dramatic Special of the 1974-75 TV season. Director John Badham also was nominated.
5.
The Art of Love (1965) as Story
Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancTe, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide.
6.
Chicago Syndicate (1955) as Story
An accountant single-handedly tries to take down a powerful mobster.
7.
The Looters (1955) as Story
8.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Story
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
9.
Tanganyika (1954) as Screenwriter
In 1903 Kenya, tough colonist John Gale is leading a safari to bring in escaped murderer Abel McCracken, who is stirring up the Nukumbi tribe and endangering Gale's holdings. En route, he picks up four survivors of Nukumbi raids: hunter Dan Harder, former teacher Peggy, and two kids. But Dan has hidden motives for coming along; and the Nukumbi are lying in wait.
10.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Screenwriter
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
11.
Border River (1954) as Screenwriter
Zona Libre is a small enclave across the river from America. Despotically ruled by General Calleja, it offers sanctuary to outlaws, at a price. Newly arrived is Clete Mattson who has $2million in gold to buy guns for the Confederacy. But who can he trust with so much money around? Certainly not Calleja, but maybe the eye-catching Carmelita? The General thinks she's his property but she seems rather to fancy Mattson. Whatever's going on, Mexico wants the place back.
12.
Sky Commando (1953) as Story
A tough flight commander risks his life to spy on the enemy.
13.
Man in the Dark (1953) as Adaptation
After experimental brain surgery, a crook tries to reconstruct the memories of his criminal past.
14.
Column South (1953) as Story and Screenplay
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
15.
Forbidden (1953) as Story
Eddie Darrow has been hired by Philadelphia mobster Barney Pendleton to locate Christine Lawrence (Eddie's ex-lover and widow of Barney's former associate) and bring her home. Eddie tracks her down in Macao, where he saves the life of casino owner Justin Keet, then finds that Christine is engaged to marry Justin. Life gets awfully complicated...
16.
Forbidden (1953) as Screenwriter
Eddie Darrow has been hired by Philadelphia mobster Barney Pendleton to locate Christine Lawrence (Eddie's ex-lover and widow of Barney's former associate) and bring her home. Eddie tracks her down in Macao, where he saves the life of casino owner Justin Keet, then finds that Christine is engaged to marry Justin. Life gets awfully complicated...
17.
Paula (1952) as Screenwriter
A woman harbors a deadly secret when her husband brings home a child she injured in a hit-and-run accident.
18.
Purple Heart Diary (1951) as Written for Screen by
19.
A Yank in Korea (1951) as Screenwriter
A tough sergeant has to teach a hotshot young soldier how to be a team player.
20.
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Story
21.
Revenue Agent (1951) as Written for Screen by
22.
Barricade (1950) as Screenwriter
Two fugitives try to prove the head of a mining camp is a murderer.
23.
Homicide (1949) as Writer
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
24.
One Last Fling (1949) as Screenwriter
A jealous wife decides working for her husband is the best way to keep tabs on him.
25.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Writer
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
26.
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Story
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
27.
The Return of Rusty (1946) as Screenwriter
28.
Personality Kid (1946) as Screenwriter
29.
Let's Go Steady (1945) as Story

Producer (feature film)

30.
Harrison: Cry of the City (1996) as Executive Producer
A retired Scotland Yard detective must find the evidence to save an ex-convict from re-imprisonment when he is accused of killing a highly-regarded New York City Police Officer. Meanwhile, his daughter and her fiancee, a New York City police detective, try to plan their wedding around this case of m
31.
Shamrock Conspiracy, The (1995) as Executive Producer
A retired Scotland Yard detective travels to New York City to visit his daughter but soon finds himself embroiled in a case of serial killings that involve the IRA and police corruption.
32.
White Sands (1992) as Producer
A sheriff impersonates a man inorder to claim a suitcase found by a boy containing $500,000 and soon finds himself mixed up in an FBI investigation.
33.
Hard Way, The (1991) as Producer
An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.
34.
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990) as Executive Producer
A photographer is hired to take a pictures of a condemned man at the moment of his death. When the execution is stayed, he gets caught in a race against time to solve a seven-year-old murder.
35.
Pacific Heights (1990) as Producer
A yuppie couple become hostage to the tenant from hell in the nail-biting suspense thriller "Pacific Heights" (1990). Patty and Drake have found their dream house, and if they can find a few tenants to fill some rented rooms, they can even pay for it. Unfortunately, the mysterious drifter that moves
36.
Tongs (1989) as Executive Producer
A television movie, broadcast as part of "The ABC Mystery Movie," in which Gideon Oliver fights to keep his most brilliant student from slipping back into the tradition-bound world of his family, where the young man's father is the Chinatown equivalent of "The Godfather." One killing leads to anothe
37.
Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) as Executive Producer
The first of six telefilms starring Louis Gossett Jr. as Gideon Oliver, an anthropology professor who encounters adventure and solves baffling mysteries as he travels around the world. In this movie, the apparently pointless murder of a woman Gideon once loved puts him into contact with a tough New
38.
Kennonite (1989) as Executive Producer
Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver fights a lynch mob's blind bigotry when a friend in a peaceful religious community is blamed for a shocking double murder. When Gideon learns more about the schemes created by a corporte farming complex that is after the Kennonite land, he becomes the next target
39.
Last Plane From Coramaya, The (1989) as Executive Producer
A movie in the "Gideon Oliver" series of telefilms, in which the anthropology professor faces a new challenge when he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a breathtakingly beautiful museum curator who is described as "the smartest -- and the most dangerous -- woman in Coramaya." Gideon has come to Co
40.
No Small Affair (1984) as Producer
A precocious young teenager with a talent for photography meets a struggling, but older, rock singer and does everything he can to get her to fall for him.
41.
The Survivors (1983) as Producer
Two unemployed men become targets of a hit man whose crime they witnessed.
42.
The Competition (1980) as Producer
Competitors in a classical piano competition fall in love.
43.
The In-Laws (1979) as Producer
The father of the groom drags the bride's father into a series of madcap adventures.
44.
Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (1976) as Producer
After many years in the fictional world of criminal law, first as Perry Mason and then as Robert T. Ironside, Burr returned to familiar ground in this pilot about a prominent lawyer with a tarnished reputation who defends a young man charged with committing homicide in prison.
45.
Law, The (1974) as Producer
A sensational homicide trial is the focal point of this incisive examination of the inner working of a large city's legal system and was the Emmy Award-winner as the Outstanding Dramatic Special of the 1974-75 TV season. Director John Badham also was nominated.
46.
Harness, The (1971) as Producer
A gentle Steinbeck tale about a farmer who is dominated by his ailing wife until a free-thinking young woman turns up at his ranch with her eight-year-old son.
47.
Impatient Heart, The (1971) as Producer
A social worker throws herself into others' problems but finds that she cannot motivate the man she loves. During production, this film was titled "McCormack."
48.
Neon Ceiling, The (1971) as Producer
A runaway wife, fleeing middle-class boredom with her teenage daughter, lands in a truck-stop diner in the California desert run by a gruff, beer-drinking recluse living in a fantasy world that is a creative work of art. Lee Grant won an Emmy for her performance; Gig Young was nominated for his.
49.
Belle Sommers (1962) as Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

50.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Recast and redirected recreations of four classic tales from the landmark "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" of three TV decades earlier, with introductions by a computer colorized Hitchcock himself (and voice-over narration by John Huston), comprised this television-movie anthology which became the pilot

Producer (special)

51.
Rex Harrison Presents Short Stories of Love (1974) as Executive Producer
A proposed, but unsold, series of romantic short stories by famous authors. The pilot episode presents three stories: In Story 1, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "Epicac," a computer engineer attempts to win the affections of a co-worker by sending her love poems composed by the giant computer he programs in th
52.
How's Business? (1959) as Producer
A second pilot show about the misadventures of Augie Adams, a toy company salesman (see also "Another Day, Another Dollar"). The program relates Augie's efforts to discover how a "nothing box," made by a group of orphans, became a part of his samples. Broadcast as a segment of "Alcoa Theater."
53.
Slightly Fallen Angel, The (1959) as Producer
The story of Finch, a disreputable soul who enters Heaven and becomes an angel through a clerical error. The would-be series was to relate his efforts to live up to that honor by performing good deeds on earth. In the pilot episode, Finch is assigned to grant the wish of a young boy who wants to b
54.
Another Day, Another Dollar (1959) as Producer
The misadventures of Augie Adams, a toy salesman. In the pilot show, broadcast as a segment of "Alcoa Theater," Augie risks losing a big client in order to attend his son's art show at school. See also "How's Business?," the sequel pilot show.

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