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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Jason

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969) as Cam asst
An aging lawman hears that his old nemesis is back in the area and planning a robbery.

Writer (feature film)

3.
Plainsman and the Lady (1946) as Original Story
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen (Vera Ralston), daughter of Michael Arnesen (Rheinhold Schunzel), owner of the Pony Express. Michael hires Sam Cotton (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) to protect his pony line from hostile Indians and the attacks of the gang of Peter Marquette (Joseph Schildkraut), owner of a stagecoach line who fears losing his contracts to the pony riders. Sam finds himself in a difficult position because Michael's wife, Cathy (Gail Patrick), is in love with Marquette. Sam, despite several attacks by Marquette's men, organizes the pony line. The ailing Michael is shocked to death by his wife's confession of hate, and Marquette tries to destroy the ecpress stations. Sam, with the aid of a friendly Indian tribe, finally wipes out Marquette and his gang, and returns to St. Joseph and Ann, the woman he loves.
4.
Around the World (1944) as Orig story and scr
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
5.
Higher and Higher (1943) as Screenwriter
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
6.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Orig scr
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
7.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Screenwriter
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
8.
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Contr to scr constr
9.
The Smiling Ghost (1941) as Contr to scr const
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
10.
Down Argentine Way (1940) as Story
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
11.
The Flying Deuces (1939) as Orig story and scr
Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman.
12.
The Covered Trailer (1939) as Screenwriter
13.
Everybody Dance (1937) as Story
14.
Smash and Grab (1937) as Screenwriter
15.
King Solomon's Mines (1937) as Contract Writer
African explorers enlist an exiled native chief to help them find a legendary treasure.
16.
Silent Barriers (1937) as Dial
17.
Lady Be Careful (1936) as Contr to scr const
18.
Florida Special (1936) as Contract Writer
19.
The Winning Ticket (1935) as Screenwriter
A barber tries to find the winning lottery ticket he hid from his moralistic wife.
20.
Going Highbrow (1935) as Story
A nouveau riche couple try to break into high society.
21.
West Point of the Air (1935) as Contract Writer
An army sergeant inspires his son to become an ace flyer.
22.
Top Hat (1935) as Contr to scr const
A woman thinks the man who loves her is her best friend''s husband.
23.
Two Fisted (1935) as Screenwriter
24.
The Casino Murder Case (1935) as Contract Writer
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
25.
Here Comes the Band (1935) as Orig scr
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
26.
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Screenwriter
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
27.
Student Tour (1934) as Screenwriter
A philosophy professor gets stuck chaperoning a student tour of the world.
28.
Murder in the Private Car (1934) as Screenwriter
A speeding train becomes the setting for murder.
29.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Screenwriter
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
30.
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934) as Additional Dialogue
Two nitwits are mistaken for the king''''s physicians in medieval England.
31.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Dial
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
32.
The Loudspeaker (1934) as Story and dial
33.
Death on the Diamond (1934) as Screenwriter
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
34.
Half a Sinner (1934) as Additional Dialogue
35.
The Band Plays On (1934) as Screenwriter
Four street kids mend their ways when they take up football.
36.
I'll Tell the World (1934) as Screenwriter
37.
Sailor Be Good! (1933) as Dial
38.
The Warrior's Husband (1933) as Adpt and dial
39.
Mr. Skitch (1933) as Screenwriter
40.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Dial
41.
Her Bodyguard (1933) as Screenwriter
42.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Screenwriter
43.
Fast Life (1932) as Screenwriter
44.
The Crooked Circle (1932) as Screenwriter
45.
Speak Easily (1932) as Dial cont
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
46.
Prosperity (1932) as Contract Writer
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children's marriage.
47.
The Passionate Plumber (1932) as Dial
A woman hires a plumber to make her lover jealous.
48.
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Contract Writer
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
49.
Everything's Rosie (1931) as Dial
A carnival con artist tries to mend his ways when his adopted daughter gets engaged.
50.
Cracked Nuts (1931) as Dial
Friendly idiots become rivals in a mythical kingdom''s revolution.
51.
Laugh and Get Rich (1931) as Additional Dialogue
A man drives his family wild with get-rich-quick schemes.
52.
Caught Plastered (1931) as Adpt and dial
Stranded vaudevillians help save a small-town druggist from bankruptcy.
53.
Peach-O-Reno (1931) as Adpt and dial
Two divorce lawyers run a gambling joint by night.
54.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930) as Dial
Two insurance men try to help a runaway heiress run a hotel.
55.
The Gorilla (1930) as Scen
56.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930) as Screenwriter
Two insurance men try to help a runaway heiress run a hotel.
57.
The Gorilla (1930) as Dial
58.
Half Shot at Sunrise (1930) as Dial
Two servicemen dodge military police during an unauthorized leave in Paris.
59.
Way Out West (1930) as Dial
When a carnival barker gets caught conning the local cowboys, he''''s forced to work off his sentence on the open range.
60.
Little Bit of Fluff, A (1928) as Screenwriter
61.
Show People (1928) as Titles
In this silent film, a small-town girl tries to make it in Hollywood.
62.
Bringing Up Father (1928) as Titles
63.
Vamping Venus (1928) as Titles
64.
Beau Broadway (1928) as Titles
65.
Baby Mine (1928) as Titles
66.
Excess Baggage (1928) as Titles
A juggler-acrobat's relationship with his wife suffers when she succeeds in Hollywood, while he's still stuck playing tank-town engagements.
68.
A Lady of Chance (1928) as Titles
In this silent film, a female con artist lures men to her apartment so she can blackmail them.
69.
The Patsy (1928) as Titles
In this silent film, a romantic young woman falls for her sister''''s fiance, then discovers her sister is cheating on him.
70.
Excess Baggage (1928) as Dial
A juggler-acrobat's relationship with his wife suffers when she succeeds in Hollywood, while he's still stuck playing tank-town engagements.
71.
Spring Fever (1927) as Titles
In this silent film, a shipping clerk pretends to be a champion golfer to win an heiress'''' heart.
72.
Orchids and Ermine (1927) as Titles
73.
Johnny Get Your Hair Cut (1927) as Titles
74.
The Taxi Dancer (1927) as Titles
Card shark Lee Rogers overhears Joselyn Poe crying in her furnished room. She is trying to get a dancing job in New York without any luck. He gets her a job as a taxi dancer through which she meets chorus girl Kitty who introduces her to all sorts of cads. Meanwhile Lee, who realizes he loves her, decides to go straight
75.
76.
The Lunatic at Large (1927) as Titles
77.
Tillie the Toiler (1927) as Titles
78.
Adam and Evil (1927) as Titles
A wealthy society wife discovers her husband has an evil twin brother.
79.
Lost at the Front (1927) as Titles
80.
Buttons (1927) as Titles
81.
Tin Hats (1926) as Titles
82.
The Savage (1926) as Titles
83.
It's the Old Army Game (1926) as Titles
Druggist Elmer Prettywillie is sleeping. A woman rings the night bell only to buy a two-cent stamp. Then garbage collectors waken him. Next it's firemen on a false alarm. And then a real fire.
84.
Too Much Money (1926) as Titles
85.
Pals First (1926) as Titles
86.
For Heaven's Sake (1926) as Titles
In this silent film, a millionaire tries to help save souls after he falls for a young mission-worker.
87.
The Campus Flirt (1926) as Titles
88.
Three Bad Men (1926) as Titles
89.
There You Are (1926) as Titles
90.
Hard Boiled (1926) as Titles
91.
Mademoiselle Modiste (1926) as Titles
92.
Classified (1925) as Titles
93.
Why Women Love (1925) as Titles
94.
Flying Fool (1925) as Titles
95.
American Pluck (1925) as Scen
96.
American Pluck (1925) as Titles
97.
The Early Bird (1925) as Titles
98.
On Time (1924) as Titles
99.
His Darker Self (1924) as Titles
100.
The Speed Spook (1924) as Titles
101.
Six Cylinder Love (1923) as Titles
102.
A Friendly Husband (1923) as Titles
103.
The Custard Cup (1923) as Titles
104.
Luck (1923) as Titles
105.
Let's Go (1923) as Titles
106.
Chasing the Moon (1922) as Titles
107.
Do and Dare (1922) as Titles
108.
A Self-Made Man (1922) as Titles
109.
For Big Stakes (1922) as Titles
110.
Sure Fire Flint (1922) as Titles
111.
A Ridin' Romeo (1921) as Titles
112.
The Oath (1921) as Titles
Hugh Coleman, a poor young man, secretly marries Minna Hart, the daughter of a wealthy banker. Hugh attempts to break the news to Minna's father gently by appearing to ask permission to marry her, but before the truth is revealed, the father staunchly forbids the marriage of his Jewish daughter to a Gentile of no means. When Minna's father is murdered, Hugh becomes the prime suspect.
113.
Hickville to Broadway (1921) as Titles
114.
The Oath (1921) as Scen
Hugh Coleman, a poor young man, secretly marries Minna Hart, the daughter of a wealthy banker. Hugh attempts to break the news to Minna's father gently by appearing to ask permission to marry her, but before the truth is revealed, the father staunchly forbids the marriage of his Jewish daughter to a Gentile of no means. When Minna's father is murdered, Hugh becomes the prime suspect.
115.
Stranger Than Fiction (1921) as Titles
116.
The Rough Diamond (1921) as Titles
117.
Roman Candles (1920) as Titles
118.
Smiles (1919) as Story
119.
Never Say Quit (1919) as Titles
120.
On the Jump (1918) as Scen
121.
This Is the Life (1917) as Scen
122.
This Is the Life (1917) as Story
123.
The Pride of New York (1917) as Story

Editing (feature film)

124.
On Time (1924) as Film Editor
125.
A Friendly Husband (1923) as Film Editor
126.
Six Cylinder Love (1923) as Film Editor
127.
Chasing the Moon (1922) as Film Editor
128.
For Big Stakes (1922) as Film Editor
129.
Do and Dare (1922) as Film Editor
130.
A Self-Made Man (1922) as Film Editor
131.
A Ridin' Romeo (1921) as Film Editor
132.
Hickville to Broadway (1921) as Film Editor
133.
The Rough Diamond (1921) as Film Editor
134.
Stranger Than Fiction (1921) as Film Editor
135.
Husband Hunter (1920) as Editing

Writer (short)

136.
The Rounder (1930)
In this comedic short, a drunkard climbs a ladder into the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there.

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