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Also Known As: Died: January 12, 1950
Born: January 21, 1886 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as Director
2.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Director
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
3.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Director
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
4.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Fill-In Director
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
5.
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as Director
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
6.
Leave Her to Heaven (1946) as Director
A beautiful neurotic will stop at nothing to hold onto her husband's love.
7.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Director
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
8.
The Eve of St. Mark (1944) as Director
9.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Director
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
10.
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Director
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
11.
Our Wife (1941) as Director
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
12.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Director
13.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Director
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
14.
Parnell (1937) as Director
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
15.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Director
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
16.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Director
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
17.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Director
18.
Back Street (1932) as Director
19.
Seed (1931) as Director
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy.
20.
Strictly Dishonorable (1931) as Director
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who's already engaged.
21.
A Lady Surrenders (1930) as Director
A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, complications ensue.
22.
Lovers? (1927) as Director
23.
In Old Kentucky (1927) as Director
Young Brierly struggles to save his father, Major Brierly, from the clutches of alcohol after the Great War. At the same time, he prepares Major Brierly's horse, which served bravely with the Major at the front, for the Kentucky Derby.
24.
The Gay Deceiver (1926) as Director
25.
Memory Lane (1926) as Director
While a hard-working boy is off making his fortune, his girlfriend marries a rich man.
26.
Fine Clothes (1925) as Director
27.
Why Men Leave Home (1924) as Director
28.
Husbands and Lovers (1924) as Director
29.
The Dangerous Age (1923) as Director
30.
The Wanters (1923) as Director
31.
One Clear Call (1922) as Director
32.
The Song of Life (1922) as Director
33.
The Child Thou Gavest Me (1921) as Director
When a newlywed learns his wife has an illegitimate child, he sets out to kill the father.
34.
Sowing the Wind (1921) as Director
35.
Suspicious Wives (1921) as Director
36.
Women Men Forget (1920) as Director
37.
Greater Than Love (1920) as Director
38.
The Woman in His House (1920) as Director
39.
The Woman Under Oath (1919) as Director
40.
Her Code of Honor (1919) as Director
41.
Wives of Men (1918) as Director
42.
Suspicion (1918) as Director
43.
The Lincoln Cycle (1917) as Director

Writer (feature film)

44.
Too Good to Be True (1988) as From Film ("Leave Her To Heaven")
A television movie remake of the 1945 film of the same title starring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde, about a possessive and evil woman who will stop at nothing to possess the man she loves.
45.
Memory Lane (1926) as Story
While a hard-working boy is off making his fortune, his girlfriend marries a rich man.
46.
Husbands and Lovers (1924) as Story
47.
Wives of Men (1918) as Story

Producer (feature film)

48.
Parnell (1937) as Producer
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
49.
Marriage by Contract (1928) as Producer

Production Companies (feature film)

50.
Our Wife (1941) as Company
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
51.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Company
52.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Company
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
53.
Parnell (1937) as Company
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
54.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Company
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
55.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Company
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
56.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Company
57.
Back Street (1932) as Company

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