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David Selman

David Selman


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Director (feature film)

Woman Against the World (1937) as Director
A young widow faces numerous trials and hardships in her quest to keep and support her child.
Texas Trail (1937) as Director
The U.S. Army needs more horses for the Spanish-American War. Hoppy must turn his Bar 20 cowhands into Rough Riders to gather up the horses, and of course bad guys try to sabotage the operation.
Find the Witness (1937) as Director
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Shakedown (1936) as Director
The Mysterious Avenger (1936) as Director
Tugboat Princess (1936) as Director
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Director
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
Killer at Large (1936) as Director
Secret Patrol (1936) as Director
The Cowboy Star (1936) as Director
A cowboy movie star retires to Arizona to fight bad guys for real.
Gallant Defender (1935) as Director
Munro and his gang control the valley and are driving away all nesters. Johnny arrives, and taking an interest in Barbara McGrail, decides to help the nesters. He receives unexpected help from Barbara's uncle who is posing as Salty Smith, one of Munro's hired guns. Salty thinks Munro killed his brother and is out to get proof.
Square Shooter (1935) as Director
Riding Wild (1935) as Director
Justice of the Range (1935) as Director
The McLean and Brennan ranches are both losing cattle to rustlers and each blames the other when cattle buyer Graves is the real culprit. To throw suspicion off himself Graves hires Tim to investigate, not knowing that this will be his downfall.
The Revenge Rider (1935) as Director
Tim McCoy, Robert Allen, Billie Seward, Edward Earle, Frank Sheridan. Cowboy Tim McCoy becomes an instrument of revenge when he discovers his parents have been murdered.
Fighting Shadows (1935) as Director
The Prescott Kid (1934) as Director
The Human Side (1934) as Assistant Director
The Westerner (1934) as Director
Tim Addison buys a ranch which is having cattle rustled. Tim suspects Wallace is the culprit, so Wallace frames Tim and has his stooge Sheriff arrest him. Escaping jail, Tim needs proof against Wallace and he and Joe Allen find the answer.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Assistant Director
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
Parole Girl (1933) as Assistant Director
A wrongly convicted woman tries to make amends after getting out of prison.
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933) as Assistant Director
The Woman I Stole (1933) as Assistant Director
Speed Demon (1933) as Assistant Director
Child of Manhattan (1933) as Assistant Director
A taxi dancer tries to pick up the pieces when her marriage to a millionaire playboy collapses.
Hollywood Speaks (1932) as Assistant Director
Hombres en mi vida (1932) as Director
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Assistant Director
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
War Correspondent (1932) as Assistant Director
Lover Come Back (1931) as Assistant Director
Maker of Men (1931) as Assistant Director
Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.
El pasado acusa (1931) as Director
A Dangerous Affair (1931) as Assistant Director
Subway Express (1931) as Assistant Director
Shanghaied Love (1931) as Assistant Director
El código penal (1931) as Assistant Director
The Deceiver (1931) as Assistant Director
Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.
The Lion and the Lamb (1931) as Assistant Director
Vengeance (1930) as Assistant Director
Ladies Must Play (1930) as Assistant Director
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Assistant Director
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
For the Love o' Lil (1930) as Assistant Director
Around the Corner (1930) as Assistant Director
Murder on the Roof (1930) as Assistant Director
Light Fingers (1929) as Assistant Director
The Broadway Hoofer (1929) as Assistant Director
Paying the Price (1927) as Director
Remember (1926) as Director

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