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Also Known As: Died: November 24, 1984
Born: June 15, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Massachusetts, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Tickle Me (1965) as Producer
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
2.
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) as Producer
Detective employed to help smash a band of outlaws works his way into the gang and saves himself from an impossible situation by exposing the master-mind of the gang in time to save his own life.
3.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Producer
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
4.
The Hypnotic Eye (1960) as Executive Producer
A city is stricken by a wave of self-mutilations performed by beautiful women who appear to be in a hypnotic trance.
5.
King of the Wild Stallions (1959) as Producer
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
6.
Quantrill's Raiders (1958) as Producer
A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.
7.
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) as Producer
A young man in trouble with the Texas state police during the 1870's is forced to go on the lam, joining a gang with an infamous outlaw.
8.
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as Producer
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
9.
Joy Ride (1958) as Producer
Paul (Rad Fulton) and three other punks, Arnie (Nicholas King), Vince (Robert Levin) and Dirk (Jim Bridges), are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles (Regis Toomey) who orders them away and is met with a barrage of fifthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife (Ann Doran). Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in tears, Paul begs to be allowed to stop his "joy ride." Miles directs him to pull up in front of the police station and Paul's arrest is followed by that of the other three boys.
10.
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as Producer
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
11.
Hold That Hypnotist (1957) as Producer
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
12.
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Producer
13.
Spook Chasers (1957) as Producer
The Bowery Boys go after crooks hiding in a haunted house.
14.
The Disembodied (1957) as Producer
Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John E. Wengraf, Eugenia Paul, Joel Marston, Robert Christopher, and Paul Thompson as Gogi. Allison Hayes, the statuesque star of ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WOMAN, plays Tonda, the wild wife of a jungle doctor who gets all mixed up with the local voodoo club. She spends most of the film dancing madly in her sarong and tooth necklace.
15.
Looking for Danger (1957) as Producer
The Bowery Boys' leader recalls his days as a World War II spy in Arabia.
16.
Hot Shots (1956) as Producer
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
17.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Producer
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
18.
Dig That Uranium (1956) as Producer
The Bowery Boys battle crooks for control of a uranium mind out West.
19.
Crashing Las Vegas (1956) as Producer
When an electric shock turns one of them into a psychic, the Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas.
20.
Calling Homicide (1956) as Producer
The third of five films (Dial Red-O, Sudden Danger, Calling Homicide, Footsteps in the Night and Chain of Evidence in release order and released across a full period of two years) in which Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant (Andy Flynn in the first one, Doyle in the others) in the Los Angeles homicide department) with all five produced by Ben Schwab but a different director on each one. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles Sheriff;s homicide department, while investigation the mysterious dynamiting death of a young policeman, discovers that the strangling-murder of Francine Norman, owner of a modeling school, is linked with the firsy killing. While questioning those connected with the school, manager Darlene Adams (Jeanne Cooper), and executives Allen Gilmore (Thomas B. Henry) and Tony Fuller (Lyle Talbot), Lt. Doyle and his aide, Detective Sergeant Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty), find there is a blackmailing "baby racket" being run in conjunction with the school. Suspicion points to construction company owner Jim Haddix (Myron Healey) who had been in love with Francine. All evidence of the baby extortion racket is destroyed by an explosion, and the hunt narrows down to one man, the school handyman.
21.
Sudden Danger (1955) as Producer
22.
Spy Chasers (1955) as Producer
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with an exiled king and a murderous band of spies.
23.
Bowery to Bagdad (1955) as Producer
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Alladin's magic lamp.
24.
High Society (1955) as Producer
When one of them is mistaken for a society heir, the Bowery Boys move up in the world.
25.
Jail Busters (1955) as Producer
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
26.
Jungle Gents (1954) as Producer
The Bowery Boys go diamond hunting in Africa.
27.
Paris Playboys (1954) as Producer
When one of the Bowery Boys impersonates a missing French professor, the group ends up battling spies.
28.
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) as Producer
The Bowery Boys battle a family of mad scientists.
29.
Hot News (1953) as Producer
30.
Clipped Wings (1953) as Producer
The Bowery Boys join the air force and almost turn it into a fly-by-night organization.
31.
White Lightning (1953) as Producer
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors (Stanley Clements), a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways. Mike becomes a star who cannot be stopped, but is disliked by his teammates becuase of his selfish play. Jack tries to keek Mike away from his sister Margaret (Barbara Bestar), who is in love with him, which leads to a bloody fight between the two men. The angry Mike accepts a bribe from gambler Rocky Gilbratar (Lyle Talbot) to throw the big final game. But during the game, an appeal from a young boy who idolizes him, Davey (Duncan Richardson), sets Mike on the right road, and his unselfish play helps win the game.
32.
Private Eyes (1953) as Producer
The Bowery Boys open a detective agency when one of them develops mind-reading talents.
33.
Jalopy (1953) as Producer
The Bowery Boys enter an auto race when one of them invents a new super gas.
34.
Loose in London (1953) as Producer
The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he's inherited a title.
35.
Aladdin and His Lamp (1952) as Associate Producer
36.
Army Bound (1952) as Producer
37.
Jet Job (1952) as Producer
38.
Blue Blood (1951) as Producer
39.
Crazy Over Horses (1951) as Producer
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
40.
I Was an American Spy (1951) as Associate Producer
A war widow spies for the U.S. in Japanese-occupied Manila.

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