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Fred F. Sears

Fred F. Sears



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Also Known As: Died: November 30, 1957
Born: July 7, 1912 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Ghost of the China Sea (1958) as Director
Going Steady (1958) as Director
Two high school students keep their marriage a secret until the girl gets pregnant.
Crash Landing (1958) as Director
The passengers and crew of a trans-Atlantic flight prepare for a crash landing at sea.
The World Was His Jury (1958) as Director
An ambitious defense attorney fights to clear a sea captain whose negligence caused a deadly wreck.
Badman's Country (1958) as Director
Four of the frontier west''s famed law officers--Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett and Buffalo Bill--convene to defend the sprouting city of Abilene.
Utah Blaine (1957) as Director
Don't Knock the Rock (1957) as Director
A disc jockey fights prejudice against rock ''''n'''' roll and the kids who dance to it.
Calypso Heat Wave (1957) as Director
New management drives off a record label''''s biggest star.
The Giant Claw (1957) as Director
A giant anti-matter bird invades the Earth's atmosphere.
The Night the World Exploded (1957) as Director
A seismologist discovers a new element that could destroy the world.
Escape from San Quentin (1957) as Director
Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956) as Director
Part of an outlaw gang rides into town to rob the bank and their accomplice is the local undertaker. The robbery goes awry and they are captured but the money is not found. While the prisoners are being transferred, the rest of the gang overpowers the posse, frees the prisoners, and returns to town. The undertaker's wife finds the money and tries to flee putting the townspeople's life in jeopardy as the outlaw leader plans to start shooting them unless he gets the money.
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956) as Director
A talent scout tricks a legendary Latin music star into recording for his label.
Rock Around the Clock (1956) as Director
A music promoter decides to get into the new world of rock music.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Director
Space invaders attack Washington D.C.
Miami Expose (1956) as Director
A police detective uses the only witness to a gangland murder to smoke out the mobsters.
The Werewolf (1956) as Director
A scientific experiment turns an innocent man into a bloodthirsty monster.
Rumble on the Docks (1956) as Director
The leader of a New York street gang gets involved with mobster.
Inside Detroit (1956) as Director
Wyoming Renegades (1955) as Director
Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, Don Beddoe. Butch Cassidy tries to enlist former outlaw Phil Carey in his lawless gang but is thwarted by Carey''s fiancee (Martha Hyer) and her task force of women sharpshooters. One of the minor villains is Aaron Spelling, who in 1960 was to launch himself to fame as the producer of Zane Grey Theatre and later as the idea man behind "Charlie''s Angels".
Chicago Syndicate (1955) as Director
An accountant single-handedly tries to take down a powerful mobster.
Apache Ambush (1955) as Director
President Lincoln enlists an Indian scout to guard a cattle drive.
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955) as Director
Juvenile delinquents pull a young innocent into their crime spree.
Cell 2455, Death Row (1955) as Director
A Death Row inmate uses his prison law studies to fight for his life.
Massacre Canyon (1954) as Director
Lt. Faraday has two wagons full of guns that he and his men must deliver. He also must escort two young ladies through hostile Indian Country. It is up to Running Horse to sabotage the wagons so that they will end up at Massacre Canyon where they will meet their fate.
El Alamein (1954) as Director
The Miami Story (1954) as Director
Barry Sullivan, Luther Adler, John Baer, Adele Jergens, Beverly Garland, Dan Riss. Inspired by a U. S. Senate investigation, this documentary-styled melodrama pits a reformed gangster (posing as a Cuban racketeer) against a Miami syndicate chief. This Sam Katzman production features an introduction by Florida Senator George Smathers.
The Outlaw Stallion (1954) as Director
Hagan is rustling horses lead by a white stallion from a Government restricted area. Young Danny Saunders captures the horse who then kills Hagen's mare. Hagen needs the white stallion and when Danny is hurt during the beaking of the horse, his mother gives the horse to Hagan. Upset, Danny runs away to be with the horse. His mother chases after him and they are both made prisoners when they see Hagan's rustling operation.
Overland Pacific (1954) as Director
Jock Mahoney, Peggie Castle, Adele Jergens, William Bishop, Chubby Johnson. Undercover agent Rose Granger is sent to the western village of Oaktown to investigate the delay in a railroad installation. Director Fred F. Sears and star Jock Mahoney previously worked together as actors in Charles Starrett''s "Durango Kid" series.
Mission over Korea (1953) as Director
A rookie pilot in the Korean War wants to avenge his brother''''s death.
Sky Commando (1953) as Director
A tough flight commander risks his life to spy on the enemy.
Target Hong Kong (1953) as Director
The 49th Man (1953) as Director
A U.S. agent investigates a subversive group suspected of smuggling nuclear weapons.
The Nebraskan (1953) as Director
A frontier scout tries to make peace between settlers and the Sioux.
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953) as Director
Ex-cons searching for buried loot are interrupted by an Indian attack.
The Kid from Broken Gun (1952) as Director
A postal inspector pretends to be an outlaw to smoke out lawbreakers.
Smoky Canyon (1952) as Director
Blackhawk (1952) as Director
Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ever they find it. In this movie, they are battling a group of spies and saboteurs bent on destroying democracy. The Blackhawks foil a succession of plots, with a cliff hanger ending in each episode.
Last Train from Bombay (1952) as Director
An American diplomat is accused of murder during an Indian civil war.
The Hawk of Wild River (1952) as Director
Prairie Roundup (1951) as Director
Pecos River (1951) as Director
Snake River Desperadoes (1951) as Director
Ridin' the Outlaw Trail (1951) as Director
Bonanza Town (1951) as Director
Using marked bills, Steve is looking for the supposedly dead Henry Hardison. Coming to Bonanza Town he gets a job with the town boss Crag Bozeman and gets paid with marked bills. He suspects Hardison is Boseman's boss and he is right as Hardison and his men are now planning to get rid of both him and the Durango kid.
Across the Badlands (1950) as Director
Steve Ranson (Charles Starrett), an ex-Texas Ranger, is called upon by Gregory Banion (Charles Evans), manager of the Trans-Western Railroad, to solve a series of mysterious attacks on the railroad's surveying parties along the Ranahan Trail, Jeff Carson (Hugh Prosser), owner of the stage line which will lose business when the railroad is completed, is the primary suspect. Steve, as the Durango Kid, foils an attempt on Carson's life and believes him when he says he is not responsible for the raids. They join forces and, with the aid of town gunsmith Smiley (Smiley Burnette), they uncover the real outlaw leader.
Raiders of Tomahawk Creek (1950) as Director
Lightning Guns (1950) as Director
Desert Vigilante (1949) as Director
Horsemen of the Sierras (1949) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952) as Director
The Rough, Tough West (1952) as Pete Walker
Laramie Mountains (1952) as Maj. Markham
Markham and his men have found gold on the Indian reservation and are trying to get rid of them by starting an Indian war. Dressed as Indians they are attacking the soldiers. Steve Holden is the Indian agent sent to prevent a war. After finding proof that white men posing as Indians were responsible, he is able to locate the gang's hideout but quickly becomes a prisoner slated to be killed.
Fort Savage Raiders (1951) as Col. Sutter
The Family Secret (1951) as Laboratory analyst
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
Saturday's Hero (1951) as Reporter
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
Gasoline Alley (1951) as Smite
The Kid from Amarillo (1951) as Jonathan Cole
A treasury agent investigates smugglers operating along the Mexican border.
The Big Gusher (1951) as Sheriff
Two oil-field roughnecks try to protect their land from a con artist until they can strike oil.
Bonanza Town (1951) as Henry Hardison
Using marked bills, Steve is looking for the supposedly dead Henry Hardison. Coming to Bonanza Town he gets a job with the town boss Crag Bozeman and gets paid with marked bills. He suspects Hardison is Boseman's boss and he is right as Hardison and his men are now planning to get rid of both him and the Durango kid.
Cyclone Fury (1951) as Capt. Barham
My True Story (1951) as Carlyle
A female jewel thief tries to help the police capture a master criminal.
Texas Dynamo (1950) as Hawkins
On the Isle of Samoa (1950) as Pilot
After crashing on an uncharted island, a thief struggles to get back to civilization.
Hoedown (1950) as Sam
Cowboy movie star Stoney Rhodes (Jock Mahoney as Jock O'Mahoney) has made one western film and thinks he is on a personal appearance tour paid for by the studio, but he and his film were so bad that the studio, unknown to Stoney, has cancelled his contract, and his mother has mortgaged her home to supply the funds necessary for the tour and expenses of Stoney and his agent. (Stoney is shown in front of two theatres where Columbia, missing no bets, has displays of one-sheet posters from "Strawberry Roan" with Gene Autry and "The Undercover Man" with Glenn Ford.) Reporter Vera Wright (Jeff Donnell), following him to get a story of a failure, informs Stoney that he is a never-was has-been, and they find themselves stranded in the hometown of Eddy Arnold, where Eddy's film "cousin" Carolina Cotton (Carolina Cotton) quickly takes a shine to the shy and clumsy Stoney. Eddy sees a print of Stoney's film in which the character is singing "I Can't Shake the Sands of Texas From My Shoes" and is impressed and telephones his agent Sam Baker (Fred Sears) to come there quickly and sign Stoney to a contract, especially since he sounds like Gene Autry. Meanwhile, some bank robbers and gangsters get involved and have their eyes on the proceeds from a charity fund-raiser Eddy is doing. When the agent shows up to sign Stoney to a recording contract because "you sound like Gene Autry", Stoney says that is because it was Gene Autry doing the singing in the film. The film is somewhat of an inside joke built around ace stuntman Mahoney, in that his Stoney role is the opposite of his real-life abilities, and most of the males in the cast, Big Boy Williams, Douglas Fowley, Don Harvey and Charles Sullivan, takes turns beating him up and knocking him out...when he isn't falling out of hay lofts or involved in accidents. But a kiss from Carolina makes a new man out of him and the gangsters are rounded up in a one-man blitz, and Stoney ends up with eight studios bidding for his services. Eddy performs most of his best-selling hits of the day, with the exception of "Cattle Call", the vastly-underrated Carolina Cotton (as a performer and actress with a personality) yodels up a storm, and this overall turns out to be a pretty fair little sleeper, especially in regards to films where Hollywood takes a poke at itself.And probably unknown to those who go around compiling such lists.
Beware of Blondie (1950) as Patrolman
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
David Harding, Counterspy (1950) as Peters
Beauty on Parade (1950) as Master of ceremonies
Convicted (1950) as Fingerprint man
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Frontier Outpost (1950) as Copeland
The Blazing Trail (1949) as Luke Masters
Johnny Allegro (1949) as Desk clerk
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
Home in San Antone (1949) as Breezy
Lust for Gold (1949) as Hotel clerk
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
Bandits of El Dorado (1949) as Captain Richard Henley
Wanted outlaws have mysteriously disappeared. Ranger Captain Henley and Steve have a plan to find them. Steve becomes a wanted man by faking the killing of Henley. Not only is he now in trouble as both the Rangers and the Mexican Rurales are after him, but Smiley knows him and may expose his masquerade to the bad guys.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as Ballistics man
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as Tex Talbot
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
South of Death Valley (1949) as Sam Ashton
Renegades of the Sage (1949) as Lt. Jones
Laramie (1949) as Col. Dennison
A major Indian uprising is expected and Wyoming military posts are alerted. Colonel Dennison (Fred Sears) is meeting with Chief Eagle (Shooting Star) and his son Running Wolf (Jay Silverheels) when Chief Eagle is mysteriously shot. Steve Holden (Charles Starrett), an agent for the government peace commission, with the aid of a wandering shoemaker, Smiley (Smiley Burnette), discover the troubles and the Chief's murder have been instigated by Cronin (Bob Wilke), the regimental scout, for personal gain for he and his gang of outlaws.
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) as Chemist
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
Shockproof (1949) as Clerk
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
Tokyo Joe (1949) as Medical major
An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market.
Slightly French (1949) as Cameraman
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
The Return of the Whistler (1948) as Crandall
When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
Phantom Valley (1948) as Ben Thiebold
Song of Idaho (1948) as Announcer
The Fuller Brush Man (1948) as Bartender
A bumbling salesman gets mixed up in murder.
Singin' Spurs (1948) as Mr. Hanson
The Return of October (1948) as Reporter
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Whirlwind Raiders (1948) as Tracy Beaumont
Rusty Leads the Way (1948) as Jack Coleman
A boy and his dog help a bitter blind girl adjust to life.
Adventures in Silverado (1948) as Hatfield
The Gallant Blade (1948) as Lawrence
Smoky Mountain Melody (1948) as Mr. Crump
Range minstrel Roy Acuff (Roy Acuff) takes over the county-wide Corby Ranch which, under the terms of the owner's will, must be operated by Roy for 90 days, and at the end of that time, family friend Doc Moffit (Harry "Pappy" Cheshire), must decide whether to turn over the ranch to Roy or the rough Corby boys, Roy's cousins Bruce "Kid" Corby (Russell Arms) and Joab (Jason Robards.) Corby foreman "Saddle Grease" (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams) tries to run Roy off the place, but eases off when Roy saves his life during a wild drive with a truckful of dynamite. Roy opens the range to migratory workers, discovers new water wells, tears down electric fences, cures ailing cattle, plays his fiddle, and treats the neighbors and kids with barbecues and and barn dances, where he plays his fiddle some more. Kid Corby gives Roy a beating, but is so ashamed of himself that he helps Roy from then on. Joab, working with a crooked lawyer, rigs a scheme to destroy Roy's reputation. The frame-up fails, but Roy returns the ranch to the now-reformed brothers and takes to the road again with his Smoky Mountain Boys.
The Arkansas Swing (1948) as Mr. Carlson
Sport of Kings (1947) as
Tom Cloud (Paul Campbell) and his 12-year-old brother Bill (Mark Dennis) arrive in Kentucky to claim the farm left them by their father and encounter hostile neighbors. "Doc" Richardson (Gloria Henry), a young veterinarian who rents a cottage on the farm, tells Tom that the animosity arrives from the result of a wager former owner Major Denning (Harry Davenport) had made with his father the night before the Olympian Stakes. The Major lost the bet and Cloud took possession of the property. Tom aranges with the local banker to pay the old man from a small trust fund supposedly left to Major Denning, provided that Denning returns to the farm. But, as guardian of the Major's financial affairs, Tom also learns that he is responsible for the Major's heavy obligations.
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Man at mayor's party
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
The Son of Rusty (1947) as Mr. Thompson
When they are separated, a boy and his dog fight to find each other.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Fireman
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Millie's Daughter (1947) as Escort manager
West of Dodge City (1947) as Henry Hardison
South of the Chisholm Trail (1947) as Johnson
The Lone Hand Texan (1947) as Sam Jason
Blondie's Anniversary (1947) as Dalton
When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Cutter
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Down to Earth (1947) as Orchestra leader
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
For the Love of Rusty (1947) as Doc Levy
A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences.
Blondie's Holiday (1947) as
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as Quinn
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) as Detective Dave Short
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
Law of the Canyon (1947) as Dr. Middleton
Bringing in a supply of goods, Steve has them hijacked. The Doctor is behind the hijacks and offers to act as a middleman and return the goods for a fee. He has doped up the Sheriff to keep him out of the way and now tries the same on Steve. But Smiley had earlier used the Doc's medicine in an experiment and replaced it with water and this gives the Durango Kid a chance to go into action.
Lone Star Moonlight (1946) as Announcer
Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.
The Return of Rusty (1946) as Detective

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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