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Also Known As: Died: July 26, 1964
Born: June 10, 1892 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as Director
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
2.
Champ for a Day (1953) as Director
3.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Director
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
4.
Dear Brat (1951) as Director
5.
Borderline (1950) as Director
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
6.
Up in Central Park (1948) as Director
7.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Director
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
8.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Director
9.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Director
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
10.
Little Giant (1946) as Director
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
11.
That Night with You (1945) as Director
12.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Director
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
13.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Director
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show's star.
14.
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) as Director
15.
Belle of the Yukon (1944) as Director
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
16.
Destroyer (1943) as Director
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
17.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Director
18.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Director
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
19.
Broadway (1942) as Director
20.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Director
21.
Appointment for Love (1941) as Director
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
22.
It's a Date (1940) as Director
Mother-and-daughter singers vie for the same man and the same stage part.
23.
Hired Wife (1940) as Director
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.
24.
Allegheny Uprising (1939) as Director
Colonial settlers fight the corrupt British in the days before the American Revolution.
25.
Here I Am a Stranger (1939) as Director
26.
Susannah of the Mounties (1939) as Director
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie (Scott) and his girlfriend (Lockwood) take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
27.
Three Blind Mice (1938) as Director
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
28.
Thanks for Everything (1938) as Director
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
29.
Room Service (1938) as Director
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
30.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Director
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
31.
On the Avenue (1937) as Fill-In Director
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
32.
The Life of the Party (1937) as Director
A young girl tries to escape the suitors her mother has picked for her.
33.
Life Begins in College (1937) as Director
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
34.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Director
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
35.
Stowaway (1936) as Director
Chin-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family.
36.
Dimples (1936) as Director
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
37.
The Moon's Our Home (1936) as Director
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other--they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. During the honeymoon, all hell breaks loose as a comedic war of the sexes leads inevitably to love.
38.
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) as Director
39.
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Director
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
40.
Orchids to You (1935) as Director
41.
In Person (1935) as Director
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
42.
Roberta (1935) as Director
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
43.
The Daring Young Man (1935) as Director
44.
Love Birds (1934) as Director
45.
Sing and Like It (1934) as Director
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
46.
We're Rich Again (1934) as Director
A society couple gone broke tries to land a wealthy husband for their daughter.
47.
The Richest Girl in the World (1934) as Director
To put off fortune-hunters, an heiress trades places with her secretary.
48.
Hello, Everybody! (1933) as Director
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
49.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Director
A radio star''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
50.
Sons of the Desert (1933) as Director
Two friends hatch a harebrained scheme to attend a lodge convention over their wives' objections.
51.
Diplomaniacs (1933) as Director
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
52.
Chance at Heaven (1933) as Director
A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
53.
Rafter Romance (1933) as Director
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.
54.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as Director
Poster writes a gossip column for the Morning Gazette. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets most of his information from his gal, Peggy who is a showgirl. When Bill sees Tony stab Angelo Spinelli to death in a speak easy, he puts it front page of the Gazette. But on the night that he goes out with heiress Mildred, he slips the diamond that came from Peggy's finger on Mildred's finger and announces his engagement - while tattling about her friends in his column. This gets him in dutch with Mildred and Peggy. At the same time, the cops cannot find Tony, but Tony is looking for Poster to thank him for the publicity.
55.
Hot Saturday (1932) as Director
A virtuous small-town clerk becomes the victim of a scandalous rumor from an unsuccessful suitor.
56.
If I Had a Million (1932) as ["The Three Marines"]
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
57.
Young Bride (1932) as Director
A newlywed discovers her husband is a cheating phony.
58.
Girl Crazy (1932) as Director
City slickers try to turn a broken-down ranch into a resort.
59.
Kiss Me Again (1931) as Director
A French army officer and a cabaret singer chase each other across Europe.
60.
L'aviateur (1931) as Director
61.
Big Business Girl (1931) as Director
A college girl uses her brains and her legs to conquer the business world.
62.
Peach-O-Reno (1931) as Director
Two divorce lawyers run a gambling joint by night.
63.
Caught Plastered (1931) as Director
Stranded vaudevillians help save a small-town druggist from bankruptcy.
64.
Way Back Home (1931) as Director
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
65.
Too Many Cooks (1931) as Director
A young couple tries to cope with relatives who keep intruding on their happiness.
66.
The Truth About Youth (1930) as Director
A gold digging cabaret singer is unaware that her latest love is penniless.
67.
Strictly Modern (1930) as Director
68.
Sunny (1930) as Director
A showgirl falls for a society boy but has to win over his family.
69.
The Flirting Widow (1930) as Director
A girl creates an imaginary lover to impress her father, but the lie gets in the way of true romance.
70.
Going Wild (1930) as Director
A lovesick fool pretends to be an ace flyer.
71.
Back Pay (1930) as Director
A small-town flirt jilts her soldier boyfriend, but changes her mind when he returns from the front a blind man.
72.
Why Be Good? (1929) as Director
73.
The Love Racket (1929) as Director
74.
Synthetic Sin (1929) as Director
75.
Prisoners (1929) as Director
76.
Footlights and Fools (1929) as Director
77.
Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) as Director
78.
Outcast (1928) as Director
79.
Happiness Ahead (1928) as Director
80.
Good Morning, Judge (1928) as Director
81.
Waterfront (1928) as Director
82.
Thanks for the Buggy Ride (1928) as Director
83.
The Small Bachelor (1927) as Director
84.
Out All Night (1927) as Director
85.
The Cheerful Fraud (1927) as Director
86.
Rolling Home (1926) as Director
87.
What Happened to Jones (1926) as Director
On the night before his wedding, a young man plays poker with friends. When the game is raided by the police, he escapes into a Turkish bath on ladies night, ending up disguised in drag and with difficult explanations to make.
88.
Take It From Me (1926) as Director
89.
Skinner's Dress Suit (1926) as Director
Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he's going to ask for a raise, she knows he'll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he's not renewing his contract. He doesn't get the raise, but he's too embarrassed to tell his wife the truth. She starts making plans to spend that extra $10 a week; the first thing is a new dress suit for him and a new outfit for her so they can fit in at a swanky party. They're the hit of the party, and Honey is embraced by the 'smart set.' Meanwhile, business is bad and Skinner loses his job. The tailor is after him for payment on the suit, and Honey is still spending the salary he doesn't have.
90.
The Mad Whirl (1925) as Director
91.
The Teaser (1925) as Director
92.
Dangerous Innocence (1925) as Director
93.
Where Was I? (1925) as Director
94.
His Forgotten Wife (1924) as Director
95.
Listen Lester (1924) as Director
96.
The Fast Worker (1924) as Director
97.
Helen's Babies (1924) as Director
98.
The White Sin (1924) as Director
99.
Daddies (1924) as Director
100.
The Family Secret (1924) as Director
A man who is secretly married to a rich man's daughter and disliked by her father, is arrested as a burglar when he comes to see his baby and is sent to prison. After his release, the baby wanders from home and is found by the father, who by now does not recognize her.
101.
The Beautiful and Damned (1923) as Director
102.
Bell Boy 13 (1923) as Director
103.
104.
Up and At 'Em (1922) as Director
105.
Gay and Devilish (1922) as Director
106.
Boy Crazy (1922) as Director
107.
When Love Comes (1922) as Director
108.
The Understudy (1922) as Director
109.
The Foolish Age (1921) as Director
110.
Hearts and Masks (1921) as Director
111.
Eden and Return (1921) as Director
112.
Passing Thru (1921) as Director
113.
The Kentucky Colonel (1920) as Director

Writer (feature film)

114.
The Cheerful Fraud (1927) as Scen
115.
Listen Lester (1924) as Adaptation
116.
Up and At 'Em (1922) as Story
117.
The Foolish Age (1921) as Scen

Producer (feature film)

118.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as Associate Producer
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
119.
Champ for a Day (1953) as Associate Producer
120.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Associate Producer
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
121.
Borderline (1950) as Presented By
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
122.
Belle of the Yukon (1944) as Producer
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
123.
Hired Wife (1940) as Producer
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.

Production Companies (feature film)

124.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Company
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
125.
Little Giant (1946) as Company
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
126.
Big Business Girl (1931) as Company
A college girl uses her brains and her legs to conquer the business world.
127.
Kiss Me Again (1931) as Company
A French army officer and a cabaret singer chase each other across Europe.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

128.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
A family patriarch announces to his family that he desires a Viking funeral for his next birthday, and his grandchildren do their best to honor his wish.
129.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
A family patriarch announces to his family that he desires a Viking funeral for his next birthday, and his grandchildren do their best to honor his wish.

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