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Alfred Sweeney

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Writer (feature film)

Up From The Depths (1979) as Screenwriter
A series of mysterious aquatic attacks indicate the presence of some huge, previously unknown giant species of shark that has risen to the surface and is preying on tourists, fishermen, researchers, etc. A local beachcomber and scam artist, Sullivan, will have to put out to sea to defeat it.

Art Director (feature film)

Taps (1981) as Art Direction
The young cadets at a military academy stage an uprising and seige control of the campus, when they find out their treasured school is to be closed down and sold off to developers.
Breakout (1975) as Art Direction
Maverick bush pilot Charles Bronson agrees to rescue a man framed for murder from an impregnable Mexican jail.
The Train Robbers (1973) as Art Direction
A bandit's widow enlists a famed gunman to return the gold her husband had stolen.
Cisco Pike (1972) as Art Director
A drug dealer wants to call it quits and while the days away with his girlfriend, but a tightly-wound crooked cop has other ideas in a neglected slice of L.A. fringe life.
The Carey Treatment (1972) as Art Director
A doctor uncovers a hotbed of corruption when he tries to clear a colleague of a murder charge.
something big (1971) as Art Director
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
Fools' Parade (1971) as Art Director
When an ex-con tries to open a general store, a corrupt prison official and banker try to get in the way.
Rabbit, Run (1970) as Art Director
Unhappy with his life, a former high school athlete leaves his wife for another woman.
The Bridge at Remagen (1969) as Art Director
During WWII, German troops fight a desperate battle to hold their position.
The Devil's Brigade (1968) as Art Director
Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.
Bandolero! (1968) as Art Director
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits who mortally wound both brothers.
The War Wagon (1967) as Art Director
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
Any Wednesday (1966) as Art Director
A young businessman catches his boss keeping a mistress in the company apartment.
Harper (1966) as Art Director
A broken-down private eye sets out to find a rich woman''s missing husband.
The Appaloosa (1966) as Art Director
A wandering cowboy returns to his sleepy border hometown with the hopes of settling down. But when a merciless Mexican bandit steals his prize possession, it's a fight to the death for honor in the Old West.
Moment to Moment (1966) as Art Director
When an erring wife's supposedly dead lover turns up an amnesiac, it's her unsuspecting shrink husband who's enlisted to get those memories back.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Art Director
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
Shenandoah (1965) as Art Director
A Virginia farmer fights to keep his family together during the Civil War.
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963) as Art Director
A World War II Army psychiatrist tries to help his battle-shocked patients.
Showdown (1963) as Art Director
The Ugly American (1963) as Art Director
An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Art Director
A swamp girl decides to go to college to improve herself.
The Last Sunset (1961) as Art Director
A sheriff finds the outlaw he''s hunting leading a cattle drive and decides to help him before arresting him.
Posse From Hell (1961) as Art Director
Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.
Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Art Director
Epic tale of the Biblical king''''s seduction by a pagan queen.
The Tarnished Angels (1958) as Art Director
A newsman falls for the wife of a barnstorming pilot whose work he's covering.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) as Art Director
In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred.
Day of the Bad Man (1958) as Art Director
When a judge sentences a killer to be hanged, the latter's henchmen ride into town to put a stop to it. Soon, it boils down to a showdown beteween the judge and the four bad guys.
Man in the Shadow (1957) as Art Director
A modern sheriff investigates the town boss''''s efforts to cover up a brutal crime.
Joe Butterfly (1957) as Art Director
The staff of "Yank" magazine are among the first American troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender. Their mission: produce an issue of the three days. To accomplish the seeming impossible, they reluctantly enlist the aid of black marketeer and arch-conniver Joe Butterfly, who sets them up in a palatial private mansion, complete with lovely daughter -- strictly against regulations. How much trouble can our heroes talk their way out of?
Gun for a Coward (1957) as Art Director
A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed.
The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) as Art Director
Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement). He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines.
The Square Jungle (1956) as Art Director
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con Bernie Browne trains him. Three years later, he is a challenger for the championship, and Julie re-enters his life. Can she win him back from a predatory blonde? And why does the prospect of Eddie's winning worry Bernie more than his losing?
Star in the Dust (1956) as Art Director
In this western, a lawman tries to mediate between irate farmers and angry ranchers who are trying to decide the fate of a captured killer. The killer was hired by the ranchers who want him freed. The farmers, egged on by a schoolteacher, want to see the gunman swing. Meanwhile the real troublemaker
I've Lived Before (1956) as Art Director
Raw Edge (1956) as Art Director
In the lawless Oregon country of 1842, local magnate Gerald Montgomery decrees that any unattached woman belongs to the first taker. Dan Kirby is lynched, starting a stampede to claim his half-Indian wife Paca. Trouble starts with the local tribe, but worse is in store when Dan's tough brother Tex rides in. The zeal of Montgomery's men to protect him from Tex is tempered by their lust for Hannah, who'd be his widow.
The Spoilers (1956) as Art Director
The Unguarded Moment (1956) as Art Director
When a high-school teacher is attacked, evidence implicates a troubled student.
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Art Director
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) as Art Director
The Looters (1955) as Art Director
Destry (1955) as Art Director
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
Tarantula (1955) as Art Director
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Art Director
Ricochet Romance (1954) as Art Director
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953) as Art Director
Joan Britton, improbably gorgeous frontier horse dealer, and the much less scrupulous Stephen Cook are friendly competitors supplying horses to the Union Army in Wyoming Territory during the Civil War. Southern general Stand Watie, a Cherokee, is rumored to be in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union, when Cook picks this worst possible moment to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Enter ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate, who becomes Cook's rival for the love of Joan, opposes his crooked activities...and who alone can prevent a new Indian war.
The Black Castle (1952) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

The Train Robbers (1973) as Set Decorator
A bandit's widow enlists a famed gunman to return the gold her husband had stolen.

Production Designer (feature film)

Romantic Comedy (1983) as Production Designer
Dudley Moore, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Sternhagen, Janet Eilber, Robyn Douglass, Ron Leibman. Based on the play by Bernard Slade (author of SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR), this lightweight comedy traces the personal and professional lives of two writing partners over the years
Mr. Mom (1983) as Production Designer
Jack and Caroline are a couple struggling to make ends meet. When Jack loses his job, they agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It''s just that he''s never done it before, and really doesn''t have a clue...
Black Marble, The (1980) as Production Designer
Alcoholic police sergeant A.M. Valnikov is transferred from a homicide case to a burglary detail. Valnikov and his new partner Natalie are opposites, and initially do not get along. But as they overcome their differences to help solve the case, they find that they are attracted to each other.
Stir Crazy (1980) as Production Designer
Two innocents go to prison after being framed for a bank robbery.
Runner Stumbles, The (1979) as Production Designer
Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, the old, unfriendly nuns in the nearby convent, and his own self doubts. When Rita, an energetic and bright young Sister, arrives at the parish, he finds someone he can talk to, someone with whom he has much in common. This sets into motion a series of events that leads to Sister Rita's death - and the indictment of Father Rivard in that act.
North Dallas Forty (1979) as Production Designer
Phillip Elliot is a wide receiver for the Dallas Bulls whose cynical outlook and strong independent streak are considered liabilities by the team''s coaches and owner. Now near the end of his career, Elliot is relying on heavy doses of painkillers to get him through the games. He is well aware of how impersonal professional football has become, but when management benches him after they have manipulated him into training a teammate, Elliot is faced with the decision of whether he should continue with his career or move on.
Foul Play (1978) as Production Designer
An innocent woman stumbles onto a plot to murder the pope.
Piece Of The Action, A (1977) as Production Designer
Manny and Dave are Chicago con artists who specialize in cheating people who take advantage of the poor. When they are blackmailed by a retired policeman into giving something back to the community, they start volunteering as career counselors for a group of uncooperative teens at the community center. Manny is beginning to enjoy helping the students when his work there in interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend''s overbearing parents and a mobster who has discovered that he cheated him.
Silver Streak (1976) as Production Designer
A book editor takes a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, looking forward to a restful trip. During the journey, he has a love affair, witnesses a murder, is accused of committing it himself by an undercover FBI agent, becomes the target of the real murderer and enlists the help of a car thief to help him save himself and his new girlfriend.
Let's Do It Again (1975) as Production Design
Two blue-collar workers try to con a powerful gangster.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) as Production Designer
Two ordinary joes entangle themselves in an underworld mess while out to find a stolen lottery ticket worth fifty grand.
Oklahoma Crude (1973) as Production Designer
With the help of a hired hand, a woman fights off a conglomerate out to steal her oil well.

Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)

George Washington (1984)
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid

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