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Also Known As: Died: December 29, 1998
Born: December 13, 1920 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Freeport, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Diamond Trap, The (1988) as Director
Two New York City police detectives investigate the theft of $12 million in jewels from a local gallery, including the renowned White Hall diamond. However, their plan goes awry and they end up following the trail of the White Hall diamond to London.
2.
Ghost of a Chance (1987) as Director
A television movie about a veteran policeman who accidentally kills a musician. The ghost of the musician returns to persuade the cop to steer the musician's grandson away from drug peddlers and into a life of music.
3.
Classified Love (1986) as Director
Romantic yuppie comedy involving a trio of Madison Avenue ad agency singles who decide to seek meaningful relationships through the "personals" column of a popular local magazine. "Suggested" by Sherri Foxman's book of the same title, this sitcom-level film sans sitcom-style laugh track gave Michael
4.
Secret Weapons (1985) as Director
Harking back to assorted B-movies of the late '30s, here with a contemporary twist, this one has Sally Kellerman, wife of a ruthless Soviet colonel (James Franciscus), in charge of a spy school where beautiful young women are trained by the KGB to seduce and blackmail American industrialists -- only to discover that some of her budding spies aren't as pliant as the State would like. Subsequent title: "Secrets of the Red Bedroom."
5.
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985) as Director
The Bill Johnson story follows the fortunes of a tough, street-smart skiier from Oregon who put his scrapes with the law behind him and emerged a Gold Medalist at the 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Anthony Edwards, one of filmdom's self-styled "brat pack" of the early '80s, is Johnson
6.
My Wicked, Wicked Ways... The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985) as Director
This lively if rather questionable adaptation of Errol Flynn's autobiography, mixing the usual television amalgam of real-life figures, fictitious ones and those with "names changed to protect the innocent (and guilty)" had a relative unknown Canadian actor (and fair lookalike) swashing and buckling
7.
He's Not Your Son (1984) as Director
Two couples face the possibility that their infant sons, born the same day, were inadvertently switched at the hospital, and a chain of revelations and decisions threatens both families. Stars of assorted TV nighttime soaps toplined this film that was shot on location in Dallas.
8.
Listen to Your Heart (1983) as Director
Kate Jackson and Tim Matheson try to maintain a relationship while working together for the same publishing company where she has taken a job as an art director after bailing out of a six-year romance with someone else, and he is an upwardly mobile editor. Filmed on location in Chicago, it initially
9.
September Gun (1983) as Director
Light-hearted Western teams an aging hired gunfighter and a determined Catholic nun in an effort to find sanctuary for a group of unwanted Apache children -- and they find the perfect spot: the town saloon that had been converted from the wooden frame church that used to stand there.
10.
Drop-out Father (1982) as Director
Successful advertising executive decides to get out of the rat race but the family rebels at the new lifestyle he outlines. He and his youngest daughter leave the suburbs for a Manhattan loft apartment while the rest of the brood -- wife and three kids -- re-evaluate the situation. For his engaging
11.
Broken Promise (1981) as Director
Chris Sarandon is a juvenile court services director who strives to fight the odds following his promise to young Melissa Michaelsen, a resourceful 11-year-old, to keep her and her four younger brothers and sisters together as a family after their parents abandoned them, despite bureaucrat George C
12.
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981) as Director
Rivalry between jet pilots -- in the old Chester Morris-Richard Arlen "B-movie" mold -- is woven through this fictional account of Air Force war games over the Nevada desert, highlighted by some extraordinary aerial photography by Rexford Metz. Retired General Charles Yeager, the famed test pilot of
13.
Final Countdown, The (1980) as Director
Cold war era aircraft carrier is transported back to December 6, 1941 through a time warp.
14.
Promise of Love, The (1980) as Director
Teenage bride Bertinelli becomes a war widow when her Marine Corps husband Andy Romano is killed in Vietnam, and into her life comes a civilian recreation director (Parker) who works at Camp Pendleton in this romantic young love drama that originally was titled "Personal Effects."
15.
Gift, The (1979) as Director
Pete Hamill's novel about a young Brooklyn man (Gary Frank) home on Christmas leave from the Navy in the early '50s for a nostalgic visit to his boyhood world. Glenn Ford is his hard-drinking, one-legged Irish father; Julie Harris is his supportive dreamer of a mother. Ford and Harris previously co-
16.
Damien - Omen II (1978) as Director
Seven years later, Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started?
17.
Circle Of Children, A (1977) as Director
An affluent suburbanite's life is changed by a demanding challenge as a volunteer at a school for emotionally disturbed children when her own structured existence, stale marriage, and independent college-aged daughter no longer provide fulfillment. Steven Gethers' teleplay earned him an Emmy nominat
18.
Island Of Dr. Moreau, The (1977) as Director
A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
19.
Great Scout And Cathouse Thursday, The (1976) as Director
Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He tells his other partners from that time, Joe Knox and Billy, and they confront Colby demanding not only the thousand dollars he took but an addition fifty-nine thousand for their trouble. After being thwarted in this attempt, they, and a would-be whore named Thursday, hatch a plan to kidnap Colby's wife, Nancy Sue, who is coincidently Sam's old flame, but find that Nancy Sue is not the sweet girl that Sam remembers.
20.
Echoes Of A Summer (1976) as Director
11-year-old Deirdre Striden has terminal cancer. During her family's summer vacation in Nova Scotia, Deirdre tries to give her grief-stricken parents the courage they need to face the dreadful loss that her death will bring to them.
21.
Manhunter, The (1976) as Director
A big-game hunter is hired to track down a bank robbery suspect in the Louisiana swamp country and becomes involved with the wife of his quarry. Filmed in 1968, this film first saw the light of day on British television in 1972 and finally was given a belated American premiere more than four years l
22.
Night Games (1974) as Director
Unorthodox Harvard-educated lawyer, trying to carve out a practice in a small Arizona town with his young bride, defends a pretty socialite accused of murdering her husband in this pilot to the "Petrocelli" series (1974-76). Barry Newman originated the character in the theatrical feature "The Lawyer
23.
Honky Tonk (1974) as Director
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
24.
Tom Sawyer (1973) as Director
The classic American bad boy sails the Mississippi with his friend Huck Finn after their supposed deaths.
25.
Heat of Anger (1972) as Director
A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor, accused of murdering an iron worker who was having an affair with his teenage daughter. Susan Hayward replaced ailing Barbara Stanwyck in this pilot for a prospective Stanwyck series that was to have been called "Fitzgerald and Pr
26.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) as Director
Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face persecution similar to what Taylor suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world.
27.
Wild Women (1970) as Director
Five female convicts are recruited to help secretly transport arms into a section of Texas occupied by the Mexican army in 1840.
28.
The Five Man Army (1970) as Director
Gunmen join forces to rob a dictator's gold shipment.
29.
Jack of Diamonds (1967) as Director
A glamorous jewel thief tries to go straight.
30.
Ride the Wild Surf (1964) as Director
Three young surfers travel to Hawaii in search of love and the perfect wave.
31.
Everything's Ducky (1961) as Director
Two sailors think they've struck it rich when they find a talking duck.

Cast (feature film)

32.
33.
The Savage Guns (1962) as Mike Summers
Mexican bandits threaten the local ranchers.
34.
Ride the High Iron (1957) as Hugo Danielchik, also known as Hugh Brian-Daniels
A public relations man defies his boss to court a beautiful client.
35.
Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957) as Dr. Pete L. Masters
36.
The Bold and the Brave (1956) as Sgt. Ewald "Preacher" Wollaston
An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.
37.
The Men of Sherwood Forest (1956) as Robin Hood
38.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Wallie
True story of singer Lillian Roth's battle against alcoholism.
39.
Johnny Dark (1954) as Duke Benson
Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark (Tony Curtis), designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's grand-daughter (Piper Laurie), steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddie.
40.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Lt. James Dunbar
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer.
41.
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953) as Lt. Jimmy Gilmartin
In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard (Leo Genn), a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria (Dorothy Bromley), Hester (Audrey Dalton) and Violet (Joan Elan), along with the housekeeper, Thelma (Elsa Lancaster), who has raised the girls since childhood. Other than their father, the girls have never seen another man. Halyard is informed that 1500 U.S. Marines will soon arrive to establish an air base on the island. Halyard is rather apprehensive over the prospect of his daughters, who have never met another man, being thrown together with 1500 Marines who haven't seen a woman in months.
42.
Destination Gobi (1953) as Jenkins
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are force to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese airforce. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles.
43.
Japanese War Bride (1952) as Jim Sterling
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son.
44.
Father's Little Dividend (1951) as Buckley Dunstan
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
45.
Flying Leathernecks (1951) as Cowboy
A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal.
46.
Target Unknown (1951) as Lt. Webster
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
47.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Dr. Robbie Palfrey
48.
Submarine Command (1951) as Lt. Commander Peter Morris
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman's death.
49.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Buckley Dunstan
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
50.
Ambush (1950) as Lt. Linus Delaney
A Westerner searches for a white woman held by the Apaches.
51.
Battleground (1949) as Standiferd
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
52.
The Naked City (1948) as Jimmy Halloran
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
53.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as David Paxton
54.
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Buddy Hollis
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
55.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Soldier at station
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter.
56.
Winged Victory (1944) as Danny "Pinky" Scariano
57.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Boy
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
58.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Flyer
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
59.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Brooks
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
60.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Soldier
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.

Writer (feature film)

61.
My Wicked, Wicked Ways... The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985) as Screenwriter
This lively if rather questionable adaptation of Errol Flynn's autobiography, mixing the usual television amalgam of real-life figures, fictitious ones and those with "names changed to protect the innocent (and guilty)" had a relative unknown Canadian actor (and fair lookalike) swashing and buckling

Producer (feature film)

62.
Classified Love (1986) as Producer
Romantic yuppie comedy involving a trio of Madison Avenue ad agency singles who decide to seek meaningful relationships through the "personals" column of a popular local magazine. "Suggested" by Sherri Foxman's book of the same title, this sitcom-level film sans sitcom-style laugh track gave Michael
63.
Signal 7 (1986) as Producer
A portrait of a group of cabbies who moonlight as actors.
64.
Listen to Your Heart (1983) as Producer
Kate Jackson and Tim Matheson try to maintain a relationship while working together for the same publishing company where she has taken a job as an art director after bailing out of a six-year romance with someone else, and he is an upwardly mobile editor. Filmed on location in Chicago, it initially
65.
Broken Promise (1981) as Producer
Chris Sarandon is a juvenile court services director who strives to fight the odds following his promise to young Melissa Michaelsen, a resourceful 11-year-old, to keep her and her four younger brothers and sisters together as a family after their parents abandoned them, despite bureaucrat George C

Film Production - Main (feature film)

66.
Mandalay (1934) as Tech dir
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
67.
Black Moon (1934) as Technical Advisor
A woman returning to her island birthplace finds herself drawn to a voodoo cult.

Director (special)

68.
Amanda Fallon (1972) as Director
The story, set in Los Angeles, follows the working life of Amanda Fallon, a pediatrician. In the pilot episode, Amanda seeks to comfort and help a fourteen-year-old boy who is suffering from bleeding ulcers.
69.
Full Speed Anywhere (1960) as Director
The story of Stubby Fox, a Navy yeoman assigned to shore duty, who longs for action on the high seas. In the pilot episode, Stubby's dream is about to become a reality--until a friend becomes ill and he is forced to remain behind and care for him.
70.
I Remember Caviar (1959) as Director
The story of the Randalls, a once-wealthy family who must learn to live with poverty when their wealth is lost through bad investments. In the pilot episode, the family attempts to adjust to their reduced circumstances by finding a less expensive home.
71.
Dear Mom, Dear Dad (1959) as Director
The misadventures of Bunty Perkins, a college freshman at Boyden University, who possesses an imaginative mind and an eye for mischief. The pilot episode relates Bunty's first clash with the Dean after only one day on campus. Broadcast as "Boyden Vs. Bunty" on "Alcoa Theater." ("Dear Mom, Dear Da

Cast (short)

72.
Who's Superstitious? (1943)
This short film examines the origins of several superstitions, including crossing one's fingers when lying and why opening an umbrella inside a building is bad luck.

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