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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Happy Endings (1983) as Director
The second TV-movie in 1983 using the title, "Happy Endings", explores the plight of a teenager who postpones his determination to become a songwriter so that he can keep his younger brother and two sisters together as a family following the death of their parents. Based on the true experiences of its producer-writer, Christopher Beaumont, one of the guiding forces behind TV's "Fame," this film, initially titled "House of Cards," also was the pilot to a prospective series.
2.
All God's Children (1980) as Director
Richard Widmark is a big city judge involved in a forced busing dispute as the climax of his long career. The friendship between two families -- one white, one black -- and their sons, who are buddies, provides the microcosm of this major social issue that has been argued for several decades.
3.
Question Of Love (1978) as Director
A sensitive drama about a mother who battles to keep her son when her ex-husband sues for custody because she is a lesbian and has moved in with her lover.
4.
Sticking Together (1978) as Director
A Hawaii beach bum finds himself surrogate uncle to five orphaned children in this pilot movie for a planned TV series which turned up briefly in the spring of 1979 as "The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove." Filmed entirely on location on the island of Oahu.
5.
Possessed, The (1977) as Director
A defrocked minister -- and freelance exorcist -- battles the forces of evil apparently responsible for a rash of mysterious fires threatening an isolated girls' school.
6.
I Want to Keep My Baby! (1976) as Director
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl who becomes pregnant and decides to keep the baby rather than give it up for adoption. The film marked the TV acting debut of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
7.
Dark Side of Innocence, The (1976) as Director
A drama involving three generations of a family in middle-class suburbia: an affluent housewife who feels that life is passing her by, the daughter she embitters by walking out on the family, and the mother whose traditional values are shaken by the woman's divorce. This was a pilot for a prospecti
8.
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974) as Director
This pilot for Janssen's "Harry-O" series (1974-76) had the ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looking into the murder of a cop friend's son-in-law and becoming emotionally involved with his daughter, who happens to be the chief suspect in the killing.
9.
Harry O (1973) as Director
Harry Orwell is a LA cop who is retired due to a bullet in his back. Now a Private Detective, Harry O. is hired by the man who shot him (Martin Sheen) to find the other man (Sal Mineo) who was involved in the shooting. Mineo is trying to kill Sheen and also keep his heroin business alive. Harry O. wants to bring both to justice.
10.
Antonio and the Mayor (1973) as Director
A story, set during the era of Mexico's educational reform when teachers were first being sent into remote areas, about a brilliant young boy who comes into conflict with the proud mayor of his tiny village over a bicycle that providence has placed in the mayor's possession and which he is unable to
11.
Kung Fu (1972) as Director
A young Chinese-American, fleeing a murder charge in China, becomes the champion of oppressed laborers building the transcontinental railroad in the American West of the 1870s. This was the pilot for the popular series (1972-75).
12.
Crosscurrent (1971) as Director
A syndicate contract killing in broad daylight of a shipping tycoon's son on a San Francisco cable car leads two police detectives into a complex search for the killer, involving a drug kingpin, the victim's sister, a family business associate, the dead man's physician friend, and the impatient capt
13.
Company of Killers (1970) as Director
14.
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) as Director
A gunman tries to control a vengeful farmer whose wife has been kidnapped.
15.
The Venetian Affair (1967) as Director
A reporter investigates an American diplomat's murder in Venice.
16.
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) as Assistant Director
Life on the road isn't what it's cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
17.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as Assistant Director
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
18.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as Assistant Director
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
19.
Ride, Vaquero! (1953) as Assistant Director
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.
20.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Assistant Director
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
21.
When in Rome (1952) as Assistant Director
A con artist disguises himself as a priest, then begins to believe the role.
22.
The Girl in White (1952) as Assistant Director
Biography of Emily Dunning, the first woman doctor to practice in a New York hospital.
23.
Washington Story (1952) as Assistant Director
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
24.
Westward the Women (1952) as Assistant Director
A frontiersman leads a wagon train full of mail-order brides.
25.
The Wild North (1952) as Assistant Director
A Mountie tracks an accused killer through the Canadian wilderness.
26.
The Magnificent Yankee (1951) as Assistant Director
True story of the lifelong love affair between Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and his wife.
27.
Go for Broke! (1951) as Assistant Director
The true story of World War II's all Japanese-American unit.
28.
The Tall Target (1951) as Assistant Director
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
29.
The Man with a Cloak (1951) as Assistant Director
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.

Cast (feature film)

30.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Boy skater
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show's star.

Producer (feature film)

31.
Happy Endings (1983) as Executive Producer
The second TV-movie in 1983 using the title, "Happy Endings", explores the plight of a teenager who postpones his determination to become a songwriter so that he can keep his younger brother and two sisters together as a family following the death of their parents. Based on the true experiences of its producer-writer, Christopher Beaumont, one of the guiding forces behind TV's "Fame," this film, initially titled "House of Cards," also was the pilot to a prospective series.
32.
All God's Children (1980) as Executive Producer
Richard Widmark is a big city judge involved in a forced busing dispute as the climax of his long career. The friendship between two families -- one white, one black -- and their sons, who are buddies, provides the microcosm of this major social issue that has been argued for several decades.
33.
Question Of Love (1978) as Producer
A sensitive drama about a mother who battles to keep her son when her ex-husband sues for custody because she is a lesbian and has moved in with her lover.
34.
Sticking Together (1978) as Producer
A Hawaii beach bum finds himself surrogate uncle to five orphaned children in this pilot movie for a planned TV series which turned up briefly in the spring of 1979 as "The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove." Filmed entirely on location on the island of Oahu.
35.
Possessed, The (1977) as Executive Producer
A defrocked minister -- and freelance exorcist -- battles the forces of evil apparently responsible for a rash of mysterious fires threatening an isolated girls' school.
36.
I Want to Keep My Baby! (1976) as Executive Producer
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl who becomes pregnant and decides to keep the baby rather than give it up for adoption. The film marked the TV acting debut of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
37.
Dark Side of Innocence, The (1976) as Executive Producer
A drama involving three generations of a family in middle-class suburbia: an affluent housewife who feels that life is passing her by, the daughter she embitters by walking out on the family, and the mother whose traditional values are shaken by the woman's divorce. This was a pilot for a prospecti
38.
Healers, The (1974) as Executive Producer
In this pilot for an unrealized series called "Crisis!" the director of a big-city medical center faces the predictable multitude of doctor show problems, from a threatened rebellion among the research staff to a surgeon's unauthorized use of drugs to the obligatory lack of funds to run the hospital
39.
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974) as Producer
This pilot for Janssen's "Harry-O" series (1974-76) had the ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looking into the murder of a cop friend's son-in-law and becoming emotionally involved with his daughter, who happens to be the chief suspect in the killing.
40.
Harry O (1973) as Producer
Harry Orwell is a LA cop who is retired due to a bullet in his back. Now a Private Detective, Harry O. is hired by the man who shot him (Martin Sheen) to find the other man (Sal Mineo) who was involved in the shooting. Mineo is trying to kill Sheen and also keep his heroin business alive. Harry O. wants to bring both to justice.
41.
Antonio and the Mayor (1973) as Producer
A story, set during the era of Mexico's educational reform when teachers were first being sent into remote areas, about a brilliant young boy who comes into conflict with the proud mayor of his tiny village over a bicycle that providence has placed in the mayor's possession and which he is unable to
42.
Kung Fu (1972) as Producer
A young Chinese-American, fleeing a murder charge in China, becomes the champion of oppressed laborers building the transcontinental railroad in the American West of the 1870s. This was the pilot for the popular series (1972-75).
43.
Company of Killers (1970) as Producer
44.
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) as Producer
A gunman tries to control a vengeful farmer whose wife has been kidnapped.
45.
The Venetian Affair (1967) as Producer
A reporter investigates an American diplomat's murder in Venice.
46.
Forever, Darling (1956) as Associate Producer
A madcap woman's guardian angel tries to save her marriage.

Director (special)

47.
Off Duty (1988) as Director
A story about the hopes, frustrations and humor in the lives of cops and ex-cops who hang out at a blue-collar bar, the "Off Duty," in Chicago.
48.
Dirty Work (1985) as Director
After a succession of jobs that fail to excite her, Nadine Leevanhoek applies for the position of file clerk to George Wylie, the owner of the Wylie Detective Agency. Suddenly, she finds the fascination she has been searching for. After two days on the job, she takes over the agency when Wylie, a
49.
Of Men of Women (1972) as Director (Story 1)
The overall title for a series of one-act plays based on the trials and tribulations of love. In the pilot episode: "Hot Machine, Cold Machine" (Story 1), tells of a widower and widow who meet by chance in a coin-operated laundromat; the second story, "Why Was He Late for Work," tells an offbeat sto
50.
Mr. Tutt (1958) as Director
The story of Mr. Tutt, a respected small-town lawyer in New York State. In the pilot episode, Mr. Tutt attempts to help a girl who claims that someone has tampered with her late grandfather's will. Based on the stories by Arthur Twain. ("Mr. Tutt" was the proposed series title.)

Producer (special)

51.
Off Duty (1988) as Executive Producer
A story about the hopes, frustrations and humor in the lives of cops and ex-cops who hang out at a blue-collar bar, the "Off Duty," in Chicago.
52.
Chicago Teddy Bears, The (1971) as Producer
The series, set in Chicago during the 1920s, depicts the clash between rival night club owners Linc McCray and his cousin "Big Nick" Marr, a mobster who plots to gain control of Linc's legit club and add it to his list of speakeasies.

Assistant Direction (short)

53.
Nostradamus and the Queen (Prophesies of Nostradamus #3) (1953) (1953)
In this short film, an elderly Catherine de Medici reflects back on how the prophecies of Nostradamus accurately predicted her fate.

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