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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Ramrod (1947) as Art Director
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
2.
Unholy Love (1932) as Art Director
3.
The Third Alarm (1930) as Art Director
4.
The Scarlet Dove (1928) as Dressings
5.
The Enchanted Island (1927) as Art Director
6.
Once and Forever (1927) as Art Director
7.
The Girl From Gay Paree (1927) as Art Director
8.
Snowbound (1927) as Art Director
9.
Lightning (1927) as Art Director
10.
Wild Geese (1927) as Art Director
11.
Backstage (1927) as Art Director
12.
The Tired Business Man (1927) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

13.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as Set Decoration
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
14.
Operation Eichmann (1961) as Set Dresser
After the war, the Nazi who exterminated six million Jews escapes from Europe but is eventually recaptured.
15.
This Rebel Breed (1960) as Set Decoration
16.
Snowfire (1958) as Set Decoration
A young girl on an isolated ranch forges a close bond with a wild stallion.
17.
Domino Kid (1957) as Set Decoration
Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission.
18.
Code Two (1953) as Set Decoration
Three young men train to become motorcycle cops.
19.
Jennifer (1953) as Set Decoration
20.
Chicago Calling (1952) as Set Decoration
21.
Drums in the Deep South (1951) as Set Decoration
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other.
22.
The Sun Sets at Dawn (1951) as Set Decoration
23.
Destination Moon (1950) as Set Decoration
A crusading scientist defies the government to launch an expedition to the moon.
24.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as Set Decoration
25.
Siren of Atlantis (1949) as Set Decoration
26.
False Paradise (1948) as Set Decoration
After Bentley sells Professor Larson a worthless ranch, Hoppy tells banker Waite there is silver on the ranch. Waite tells Bentley and Bentley tries to buy it back. When he fails, Waite lends money to finance a mine but puts a 30 day due date on it. Hoppy takes over running the mine but Bentley puts his henchman to work to make sure the venture fails.
27.
The Gay Intruders (1948) as Set Decoration
John and Maria are successful onstage but have marriage problems offstage. When they go to married psychiatrists Dr. Matson and Dr. Nash, they grow together as the doctors begin to fight.
28.
Let's Live Again (1948) as Set Decoration
29.
Sinister Journey (1948) as Set Decoration
30.
Strange Gamble (1948) as Set Decoration
In the 63rd of the series based on the Clarence E. Mulford character, Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) is working on a counterfeiting case for the government and, with his two pals California Carlson (Andy Clyde) and Lucky Jenkins (Rand Brooks), enters a town where they meet Nora Murray (Elaine Riley) and her brother Sid (William Leicester), who have come to claim the "Silver Belle" mine. The brother is killed by the gang led by Ora Mordigan (James Craven), and Cassidy discovers a lost mine where the gang has been holding John Murray (Herbert Rawlinson), Nora's father, a prisoner and forcing him to print the bogus money.
31.
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948) as Set Decoration
32.
Moonrise (1948) as Set Decoration
When a murderer's son accidentally kills someone, he takes it on the lam.
33.
Borrowed Trouble (1948) as Set Decoration
Finishing a trail drive, Hoppy and the boys head to town and immediately get caught up in the conflict between school teacher Miss Abott and next door saloon owner Mawson. When Miss Abott disappears, Hoppy gets a clue to her location and rescues her from Mawson's cabin. It looks like Mawson is the man he wants, but Hoppy finds an item that indicates otherwise.
34.
Coroner Creek (1948) as Set Decoration
A gunman sets out to avenge his fiancee's murder.
35.
Magic Town (1947) as Set Decoration
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
36.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Set Decoration
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
37.
Heartbeat (1946) as Set Decoration
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
38.
So Goes My Love (1946) as Set Decoration
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
39.
The Unseen (1945) as Set Decoration
40.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Set Decoration
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
41.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as Int decorations
Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions.
42.
Guest Wife (1945) as Interior Decorator
43.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Set Decoration
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
44.
Rainbow Island (1944) as Set Decoration
A girl is raised as a native while living on a tropical island.
45.
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) as Set Decoration
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
46.
Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) as Set Decoration
Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.
47.
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) as Set Decoration
48.
The Good Fellows (1943) as Set Decoration
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
49.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Set Decoration
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
50.
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Set Decoration
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
51.
True to Life (1943) as Set Decoration
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
52.
Salute for Three (1943) as Set Decoration
Press agent Jimmy Gates (Marty May) gets an idea while watching a New York parade, for a returned war hero Sergeant Buzz McAllister (Macdonald Carey), with his chief client, singer Judy Ames (Betty Rhodes); Dona Drake (Dona Drake), leader of an all-girl orchestra; his photographer Foggy (Cliff Edwards), and his secretary Myrt (Minna Gombell). Jimmy, thinking Judy needs publicity in order to get a singing job on a radio program, thinks that a romance between her and the war hero would be just the ticket. Judy isn't too warm on the idea but agrees to go ahead for Jimmy's sake, with whom she thinks she is in love. She agrees to work on Buzz that night at the Manhattan Canteen, a converted night club where show business people entertain and wait on service men. Foggy is assigned to get pictures of Judy and Buzz together but fails through ineptness. Buzz escorts Judy home in a rainstorm and, while helping her out of the taxi, slips and falls into a deep puddle. Judy asks him to come in so she can dry his soaking-wet uniform on the kitchen stove. Foggy gains entrance to the apartment via the dumbwaiter and snaps a picture of Buzz in his underwear. The next morning Buzz tells Jimmy that he intends to marry Judy, which is going further than he had intended. He also decides he can't use the compromising - but innocent - photo for publicity purposes but does announce their - he thinks - publicity-only engagement. That clinches the deal for Judy to get a radio program called "The Girl I Left Behind." Buzz proposes to Judy, who realizes she loves Buzz and not Jimmy, and they, not knowing that Jimmy has announced their "engagement", decide to keep it a secret.
53.
Night Plane from Chungking (1943) as Set Decoration
54.
I Married a Witch (1942) as Set Decoration
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
55.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Set Decoration
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
56.
World Premiere (1941) as Interior Decorator
57.
West Point Widow (1941) as Set Decoration
58.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Set Dresser
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
59.
The Rainbow (1929) as Set Dresser
60.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Set Dresser
61.
Broadway Fever (1929) as Set Dresser
62.
Prowlers of the Sea (1928) as Settings
63.
Green Grass Widows (1928) as Set Dresser
64.
Lingerie (1928) as Set Decoration
65.
Stormy Waters (1928) as Set Decoration
66.
The Grain of Dust (1928) as Set Dresser
67.
Ladies of the Night Club (1928) as Set Dresser
68.
The Man in Hobbles (1928) as Set Dresser
69.
The Toilers (1928) as Set Decoration
70.
Clothes Make the Woman (1928) as Set Decoration
71.
Streets of Shanghai (1927) as Set Decoration

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