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Also Known As: Died: April 18, 1970
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Superman (TV Series, Compilation) (1973)
A compilation of four episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" tv series: episode #95 ("The Mysterious Cube"), #100 ("Superman's Wife"), #80 ("Tin Hero"), and #82 ("The Town That Wasn't").
2.
The Hypnotic Eye (1960) as Director
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
3.
Spook Chasers (1957) as Director
The Bowery Boys go after crooks hiding in a haunted house.
4.
Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957) as Director
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).
5.
Jaguar (1956) as Director
6.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Director
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
7.
The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955) as Director
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay.
8.
Perils of the Jungle (1953) as Director
9.
Desert Pursuit (1952) as Director
Wayne Morris, Virginia Gray, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso, Gloria Talbot, and Emmett Lynn as Leatherface. Three camel-riding Arabs pursue a pair of gold-laden miners across the Death Valley desert in this decidedly atypical western.
10.
Woman in the Dark (1952) as Director
11.
Thunder in God's Country (1951) as Director
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty (Ian MacDonald) arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a gambling resort. Fronting for him is hotel owner Carson Masterson (Paul Harvey) who is running for mayor against incumbent Larkin (Harry Cheshire). Smitty is counting on Masterson winning the election and getting rid of Marshal Tim Gallery (Harry Lauter) and his deputy, Happy Hooper (Buddy Ebsen). Newspaper editor Bill Stafford (John Ridgely) confronts Smitty about his past and the convict beats him to death. Masterson uses the killing as a campaign issue, and blasts away at Larkin's inability to catch the killer, while the crooks are also able to frame Happy as a tool of the gambling interests. Western artist Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a WW II Air Force buddy of Tim and Happy arrives on an assignment from a national magazine and becomes involved in the troubles facing his pals and the Mayor.
12.
Silver City Bonanza (1951) as Director
Blind Pete Horne (Harry Lauter) knows the location of the Lost Spanish Silver Lode, but is knifed before he can tell anyone. His seeing eye dog, Duke, brings Rex Allen (Rex Allen) and Gabriel Horne (Buddy Ebsen)to Pete's lifeless body. They set out to find the killer and run into trouble near Silver City, Arizona, when they rescue Katie McIntosh (Mary Ellen Kay) from a gang that is chasing her buckboard. She asks Rex and Gabriel to stay and help her on her ranch. Following an attempt to drive off her cattle, Rex finds a clue to the strange secret behind Pete's murder - a tiny brass fitting which Rex discovers is part of a Navy diver's equipment. Tying this up with stories he has heard about "the ghost in armor" who rises from the lake on Katie's ranch at night, Rex comes to the conclusion that the lost lode is under the lake. Pete, who had been a Navy diver in the war, had recognized the sound of a pump as the crooks, led by Monk Monroe (Bill Kennedy), dived to search for the mine entrance.
13.
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Director
14.
Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951) as Director
15.
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Director
16.
Lonely Hearts Bandits (1950) as Director
Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.
17.
Woman From Headquarters (1950) as Director
18.
Destination Big House (1950) as Director
19.
Unmasked (1950) as Director
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
20.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) as Director
Treasury agents join a traveling circus to catch a band of gold robbers.
21.
The Missourians (1950) as Director
22.
Women from Headquarters (1950) as Director
23.
Flaming Fury (1949) as Director
24.
Rose of the Yukon (1949) as Director
25.
Post Office Investigator (1949) as Director
26.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Director
27.
Daughter of the Jungle (1949) as Director
28.
Alias the Champ (1949) as Director
29.
Duke of Chicago (1949) as Director
30.
Daredevils of the Clouds (1948) as Director
31.
Lightnin' in the Forest (1948) as Director
32.
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Director
33.
Madonna of the Desert (1948) as Director
34.
Homicide for Three (1948) as Director
35.
That's My Gal (1947) as Director
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
36.
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) as Director
Monty Crandall (James Ellison) is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager (Ruth Donnelly) with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife (Stephanie Bachelor) forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband (Grant Withers) is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric (Edward Everett Horton), that his problems are solved.
37.
The Trespasser (1947) as Director
38.
Exposed (1947) as Director
39.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Director
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
40.
Gay Blades (1946) as Director
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
41.
Affairs of Geraldine (1946) as Director
42.
Scotland Yard Investigator (1945) as Director
43.
Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) as Director
Gang Leader Dutch Malone (Robert Armstrong) goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady (William Forrest) induces taxidermist Peter Winkly (also Robert Armstrong), who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita (Marian Martin), Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the imposter.
44.
A Sporting Chance (1945) as Director
45.
Silent Partner (1944) as Director
46.
Thoroughbreds (1944) as Director
47.
The Negro Soldier (1944) as Assistant Director
48.
Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944) as Director
49.
End of the Road (1944) as Director
50.
Thumbs Up (1943) as Assistant Director
51.
Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943) as Assistant Director
Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces Shelby to send incriminating papers in the next shipment. Bill captures these also and now has the evidence he needs to go after Shelby.
52.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Assistant Director
53.
Stardust on the Sage (1942) as Assistant Director
54.
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Assistant Director
55.
Valley of Hunted Men (1942) as Assistant Director
It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his uncle Dr. Steiner is developing a chemical that will extract rubber from a local plant. The Nazis are out to stop the project and they get the fake Schiller to sabotage the Doctor's formula.
56.
Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942) as Assistant Director
57.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Assistant Director
58.
Shadows on the Sage (1942) as Assistant Director
59.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Assistant Director
60.
Cowboy Serenade (1942) as Assistant Director
61.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Assistant Director
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
62.
Home in Wyomin' (1942) as Assistant Director
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
63.
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Assistant Director
64.
The Pittsburgh Kid (1941) as Assistant Director
65.
The Gay Vagabond (1941) as Assistant Director
66.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Assistant Director
67.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Assistant Director
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
68.
Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941) as Assistant Director
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy to bring it to him at a later stop on the river. When Patsy arrives without the money, both her and her father are made prisoners. So she sends her trained dog back to the showboat for help.
69.
Sierra Sue (1941) as Assistant Director
Gene is a government inspector looking into what's killing cattle. The ranchers want to burn the area to clear of a poisonous weed, but Gene favors chemical spray from an airplane.
70.
Puddin' Head (1941) as Assistant Director
71.
Petticoat Politics (1941) as Assistant Director
72.
Down Mexico Way (1941) as Assistant Director
After the badguys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.
73.
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) as Assistant Director
74.
Grand Ole Opry (1940) as Assistant Director
75.
One Man's Law (1940) as Assistant Director
76.
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (1940) as Assistant Director
77.
Forgotten Girls (1940) as Assistant Director
78.
Melody Ranch (1940) as Assistant Director
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
79.
The Crooked Road (1940) as Assistant Director
80.
Behind the News (1940) as Assistant Director
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
81.
Oklahoma Renegades (1940) as Assistant Director
82.
Wolf of New York (1940) as Assistant Director
83.
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) as Assistant Director
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
84.
In Old Missouri (1940) as Assistant Director
The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a divorce. He begs the Weavers to trade places with him and fix things up.
85.
Should Husbands Work? (1939) as Assistant Director
86.
Main Street Lawyer (1939) as Assistant Director
87.
Pride of the Navy (1939) as Assistant Director
88.
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1939) as Assistant Director
89.
I Was a Convict (1939) as Assistant Director
90.
Forged Passport (1939) as Assistant Director
91.
Calling All Marines (1939) as Assistant Director
92.
Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Assistant Director
93.
Smuggled Cargo (1939) as Assistant Director
94.
Street of Missing Men (1939) as Assistant Director
95.
Down in "Arkansaw" (1938) as Assistant Director
96.
Romance of the Limberlost (1938) as Assistant Director
97.
The Marines Are Here (1938) as Assistant Director
98.
Born to Be Wild (1938) as Assistant Director
99.
Federal Man-Hunt (1938) as Assistant Director
100.
Mama Runs Wild (1938) as Assistant Director
101.
Orphans of the Street (1938) as Assistant Director
102.
King of the Newsboys (1938) as Assistant Director
103.
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Assistant Director
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
104.
Michael O'Halloran (1937) as Assistant Director
105.
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Assistant Director
106.
The Duke Comes Back (1937) as Assistant Director
107.
Exiled to Shanghai (1937) as Assistant Director
108.
Her Master's Voice (1936) as Assistant Director
109.
Palm Springs (1936) as Assistant Director
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
110.
Navy Born (1936) as Assistant Director
111.
Smart Girl (1935) as Assistant Director
112.
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Assistant Director
113.
Fighting Youth (1935) as Assistant Director
114.
Springtime for Henry (1934) as Assistant Director
115.
Elinor Norton (1934) as Assistant Director
116.
She Was a Lady (1934) as Assistant Director
117.
Trick for Trick (1933) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

118.
Captiva Island (1995) as George
A 16-year-old boy eludes his parents on his way to prep school and sets off on an adventure with a underage female cabbie.
119.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as Prop man

Writer (feature film)

120.
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Contr to scr const

Producer (feature film)

121.
Gay Blades (1946) as Associate Producer
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
122.
Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) as Associate Producer
Gang Leader Dutch Malone (Robert Armstrong) goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady (William Forrest) induces taxidermist Peter Winkly (also Robert Armstrong), who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita (Marian Martin), Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the imposter.
123.
Scotland Yard Investigator (1945) as Associate Producer
124.
Silent Partner (1944) as Associate Producer
125.
End of the Road (1944) as Associate Producer
126.
Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944) as Associate Producer
127.
Whispering Footsteps (1943) as Producer
A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.

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