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Also Known As: Died: May 23, 2002
Born: February 2, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Covington, Kentucky, USA Profession: Editing ...


Editing (feature film)

Concorde--Airport '79, The (1979) as Editor
A plane carrying people to the Moscow Olympics has a bomb onboard. When missiles are fired on it, it becomes necessary to fly the plane upside-down.
Limbo (1972) as Editing
Three women are married to soldiers who were captured or are missing in action in Vietnam. The wives live at the Florida Air Force Base where they endure an emotional limbo as they wait to find out what has happened to their husbands.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) as Film Editor
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969) as Film Editor
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as Film Editor
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Film Editor
Three young women brave the world of show business and pills.
Lost Command (1966) as Film Editor
After a stinging defeat in Vietnam, an officer in the French Army gets one last chance in Algiers.
Von Ryan's Express (1965) as Film Editor
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.
Circus World (1964) as Film Editor
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
Cleopatra (1963) as Film Editor
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
Wild in the Country (1961) as Film Editor
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
From the Terrace (1960) as Film Editor
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
Seven Thieves (1960) as Film Editor
A professor and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist.
North to Alaska (1960) as Film Editor
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
The Journey (1959) as Editing
A Communist officer falls hard for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary.
A Private's Affair (1959) as Film Editor
The Young Lions (1958) as Film Editor
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
A Hatful of Rain (1957) as Film Editor
A man tries to deal with his brother's drug addiction and his growing attraction to the man's wife.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Film Editor
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Film Editor
A public relations man must cope with revelations about a wartime romance.
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Film Editor
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Film Editor
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
Prince of Players (1955) as Film Editor
Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln.
The Left Hand of God (1955) as Film Editor
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
Night People (1954) as Film Editor
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
Black Widow (1954) as Film Editor
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Film Editor
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
Broken Lance (1954) as Film Editor
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
Man on a Tightrope (1953) as Film Editor
Tonight We Sing (1953) as Film Editor
Vicki (1953) as Film Editor
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
What Price Glory (1952) as Film Editor
A marine captain and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches.
Lydia Bailey (1952) as Film Editor
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Film Editor
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Decision Before Dawn (1951) as Film Editor
WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.
Under My Skin (1950) as Film Editor
When jockey Dan Butler wins a steeplechase race he had agreed to throw, he is roughed up and threatened by the racketeer he disappointed, Louis Bork. Dan and his young son Joe travel through Europe, Dan hoping to win enough to pay off Bork and get Joe safely back to America.
Three Came Home (1950) as Film Editor
A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Film Editor
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
That Lady in Ermine (1948) as Film Editor
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Film Editor
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) as Film Editor
A spirited widow rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Film Editor
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
Cluny Brown (1946) as Film Editor
A servant girl's passion for plumbing shocks London society.
Dragonwyck (1946) as Film Editor
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
Here Is Germany (1945) as Cutter
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Film Editor
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Film Editor
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
Lifeboat (1944) as Film Editor
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) as Film Editor
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to go to their next engagement when a kid steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother play the trombone. Shenanigans ensue following Goodman's offering the brother a job with the band.
Happy Land (1943) as Film Editor
A small-town druggist thinks back on the life of the son who has just died in World War II.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Film Editor
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Film Editor
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
Sundown (1941) as Film Editor
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
The Captain of Koepenick (1941) as Film Editor
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Film Editor
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Film Editor
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Slightly Honorable (1939) as Film Editor
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
Winter Carnival (1939) as Film Editor
Stagecoach (1939) as Film Editor
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Film Editor
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
Blockade (1938) as Film Editor
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
Trade Winds (1938) as Film Editor
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
Stand-In (1937) as Film Editor
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937) as Film Editor
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) as Film Editor
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936) as Film Editor
The Moon's Our Home (1936) as Film Editor
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.
Lottery Lover (1935) as Editing
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Film Editor
Coming Out Party (1934) as Editing
She Was a Lady (1934) as Film Editor
As Husbands Go (1933) as Editing
Mamá (1931) as Film Editor
Nix on Dames (1929) as Film Editor
Married in Hollywood (1929) as Film Editor

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