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Also Known As: Died: May 1, 1991
Born: February 24, 1896 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Scorpio Letters (1967) as Director
A spy thriller involving an American who is enlisted by British Intelligence to replace one of its recently murdered agents and smash a ring of blackmailers -- James Bond style -- headed by a nefarious figure known as Scorpio. One of the early telefeatures filmed on location rather than on the back lot.
2.
The Last Challenge (1967) as Director
A young gun wants to make his name by shooting it out with the town marshal.
3.
The Truth About Spring (1965) as Director
Tommy Tyler a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tom-boy daughter, Spring are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring-a difficult task indeed.
4.
That Funny Feeling (1965) as Director
A cleaning girl tries to pass off her workplace as her home, not knowing she's dating her boss.
5.
Fun in Acapulco (1963) as Director
A trapeze artist tries to use love to conquer his fear of heights.
6.
Follow the Boys (1963) as Director
Four Navy wives create mayhem as they follow their men around the Riviera.
7.
The Tartars (1962) as Director
A barbarian army attacks Viking settlements along the Russian steppes.
8.
The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) as Director
During World War II, an inept intelligence officer falls hard for a military nurse.
9.
The Honeymoon Machine (1961) as Director
Two sailors discover a way to beat the roulette tables in a Venice casino.
10.
Killers of Kilimanjaro (1960) as Director
An American engineer fights to build the first railroad through East Africa.
11.
Ben-Hur (1959) as 3d unit dir
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
12.
The House of the Seven Hawks (1959) as Director
A ship's captain gets mixed up with murder during the hunt for lost Nazi treasure.
13.
Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) as Director
A grounded flier gets mixed up with smugglers in Madrid.
14.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) as Director
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
15.
Jailhouse Rock (1957) as Director
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation.
16.
Quentin Durward (1955) as Director
A gallant Scots knight falls in love with his uncle's future wife.
17.
Bedevilled (1955) as Fill-In Director
A novice priest offers sanctuary to a girl on the run from gangsters.
18.
The Prodigal (1955) as Director
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
19.
The Student Prince (1954) as Director
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
20.
Athena (1954) as Director
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
21.
Knights of the Round Table (1954) as Director
Queen Guinevere is torn between love for her husband and Sir Lancelot.
22.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) as Director
A criminal lawyer's daughter falls for one of his clients.
23.
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) as Director
Brothers on a whaling schooner become romantic rivals.
24.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) as Director
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
25.
Ivanhoe (1952) as Director
Sir Walter Scott's classic tale of the noble knight torn between his fair lady and a beautiful Jew.
26.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Seq [one] dir
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
27.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Director
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
28.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Director
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
29.
The Unknown Man (1951) as Director
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he's gotten off was really guilty.
30.
Vengeance Valley (1951) as Director
An honest rancher tries to block his evil brother's plots while keeping them from their father.
31.
Black Hand (1950) as Director
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
32.
Three Little Words (1950) as Director
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
33.
Big Jack (1949) as Director
A pair of thieves swindle their way through the gay '90s.
34.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) as Director
A faithful dog changes the lives of all who know her after her master dies.
35.
Malaya (1949) as Director
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
36.
The Sun Comes Up (1949) as Director
Lassie helps an embittered woman find happiness with an orphaned boy.
37.
A Date with Judy (1948) as Director
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
38.
On an Island with You (1948) as Director
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
39.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Director
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
40.
Fiesta (1947) as Director
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
41.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Director
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
42.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Director
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
43.
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as Director
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
44.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Director
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
45.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as Director
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
46.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Director
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
47.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Director
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
48.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Director
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
49.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Fill-In Director
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
50.
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Director
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
51.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Director
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
52.
White Cargo (1942) as Director
A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.
53.
Apache Trail (1942) as Director
An outlaw and his brother are on opposite sides of a stagecoach robbery.
54.
The Bad Man (1941) as Director
A Mexican outlaw reforms to help an old friend and a pair of young lovers.
55.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) as Director
Prospectors kidnap Jane and Boy to force the jungle king to reveal the location of a golden treasure.
56.
Rage in Heaven (1941) as Dir of retakes
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover.
57.
Barnacle Bill (1941) as Director
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
58.
20 Mule Team (1940) as Director
A miner fights his way across Death Valley to beat out the competition.
59.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) as Loc dir
60.
The Earl of Chicago (1940) as Director
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
61.
Wyoming (1940) as Director
Outlaw pals are tempted to go straight.
62.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) as Director
Mark Twain's classic troublemaker helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
63.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Initial dir
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
64.
Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) as Director
The jungle king adopts the infant survivor of a plane crash.
65.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Director
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
66.
Man-Proof (1938) as Director
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
67.
The First Hundred Years (1938) as Director
A working woman doesn't want to give up her career when she marries.
68.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Director
A fighter's hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
69.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Director
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
70.
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) as Director
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
71.
Night Must Fall (1937) as Director
A charming young man worms his way into a wealthy woman's household, then reveals a deadly secret.
72.
Dangerous Number (1937) as Director
A showgirl marries well, then has to contend with her stuffy in-laws.
73.
Double Wedding (1937) as Director
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
74.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as Director
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
75.
Tarzan Escapes (1936) as Director
Jane Parker's cousins try to kidnap the jungle king to get their hands on her inheritance.
76.
Last of the Pagans (1935) as Director
Two South Sea islanders fight a series of natural disasters to be together.
77.
The Quitter (1934) as Director
78.
Cheating Cheaters (1934) as Director
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
79.
Strange Wives (1934) as Director
80.
City Park (1934) as Director
81.
The Lone Defender (1934) as Director
A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, who hope to find the murdered man's goldmine. The miner's dog, Rin-Tin-Tin, recognizes the killers, who thereafter seek to use the dog to locate the lost mine. With the help of a government agent and a young girl, Rinty saves the mine and brings the bad guys to justice.
82.
Stolen Sweets (1934) as Director
83.
The Secret of the Chateau (1934) as Director
Inspector Marotte, attending an auction of rare collectible books previously ownded by the recently murdered M. Le Duc de Poisse, hopes he can catch his old nemesis Prahec, a murderer and book thief. More murders occur at the deceased's estate when it is learned that a rare first edition of the Gutenberg Bible is hidden on the premises. Among all the friends, relatives, and servants gathering at the estate, Marotte is finally able to reveal the identity of Prahec and apprehend the guilty.
84.
Green Eyes (1934) as Director
The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.
85.
Murder on the Campus (1933) as Director
86.
Notorious but Nice (1933) as Director
87.
Women Won't Tell (1933) as Director
88.
I Have Lived (1933) as Director
89.
Rainbow over Broadway (1933) as Director
90.
Strange People (1933) as Director
91.
A Man of Sentiment (1933) as Director
92.
Love Is Like That (1933) as Director
93.
Forgotten (1933) as Director
94.
Probation (1932) as Director
95.
Beauty Parlor (1932) as Director
96.
Cross-Examination (1932) as Director
97.
Forbidden Company (1932) as Director
98.
The Secrets of Wu Sin (1932) as Director
99.
Slightly Married (1932) as Director
100.
Escapade (1932) as Director
101.
Midnight Lady (1932) as Director
102.
Murder at Dawn (1932) as Director
103.
The King Murder (1932) as Director
104.
Thrill of Youth (1932) as Director
105.
King of the Wild (1931) as Director
Richard Grant, imprisoned in India for a crime he did not commit, escapes and makes his way to Africa, where he encounters the sheik Mustapha, who not only possesses the evidence which will clear Grant but also the key to a fabulous diamond field.
106.
Grief Street (1931) as Director
107.
The Devil Plays (1931) as Director
108.
The Lawless Woman (1931) as Director
109.
The Sky Spider (1931) as Director
110.
The Lady from Nowhere (1931) as Director
111.
Forgotten Women (1931) as Director
112.
Neck and Neck (1931) as Director
113.
Wild Horse (1931) as Director
Ben Hall offers $1000 for the wild Devil Horse which Jim Wright and Skeeter capture. While Jim is away, Gil Davis kills Skeeter and takes the horse. The Sheriff then arrests Jim for Skeeter's murder. But unknown to them, an outlaw witnessed the killing.
114.
The Dude Wrangler (1930) as Director
115.
The Utah Kid (1930) as Director
Cal Reynolds, known as The Utah Kid (Rex Lease) eludes a sheriff's posse and takes refuge in Robber's Roost, a hideout for outlaws running from the law complete with its own dirt-floor saloon. Jennie Lee (Dorothy Sebastian), a school teacher from a nearby town is out sight-seeing and is picked up by a couple of the boys and brought into the saloon. Since they aren't gentleman and don't believe in "finders-keepers", a brawl breaks out over who gets the girl until Cal steps forward and claims she is his fiancee who had followed him there and hands off, thank you. Some of the boys, including Baxter (Boris Karloff) aren't buying and, just to prove Cal's claim is true, trot out Parson Joe (Lafe McKee) to tie the knot. Jennie also forgets to mention she is engaged to town Sheriff Bentley (Walter Miller. ) Cal, realizing that he is now really married, decides to reform but he isn't far along in his program before Sheriff Bentley and a posse of deputies show up looking for Jennie, and the outlaws think Cal has gone too far too fast reference his reformation and blame him. To prove otherwise Cal joins the gang in a battle against the law and wounds the sheriff, but later saves his life. Gang leader Butch (Tom Santschi) is killed in a duel with Cal, and Jennie decides that Cal is the man for her.
116.
Under Montana Skies (1930) as Director
Cowhand Clay Conning (Kenneth Harlan) rescues a theatrical troupe in the town of Red Rock by using the lead singer/dancer, Blondie (Nita Martan), to threaten to compromise the hotel owner, Abner Jenkins (Harry Todd). Clay pays their hotel bill but Martha Jenkins (Ethel Wales) whose husband also owns the opera house objects to the showing going on. Clay, who has fallen in love with Mary (Dorothy Gulliver), the troupe's leading lady, begins courting Mrs. Jenkins at a level she thinks is higher than he does. Frank Blake (Charles King), a cattle rustler convicted by Clay, holds up the box office after the show begins.
117.
Border Romance (1930) as Director
In a cantina across the border, Bob Hamlin shoots a man that threatens his friend. He and his pals escape but return that night for the dance as Bob is attracted to Conchita. Running once more from the Rurales, Bob takes Conchita. They escape again only to find themselves pinned down when Buck and his gang of horse thieves attack.
118.
The Thoroughbred (1930) as Director
119.
Wings of Adventure (1930) as Director
120.
King of the Kongo (1929) as Director
A Secret Service agent searches the jungle for his missing brother, also an agent. He encounters a young woman there who is also searching, but for her missing father. They encounter a gang of ivory smugglers who hold a prisoner who knows the secrets of the missing people and a lost treasure. The pair are also menaced by a giant gorilla which guards the temple which is the smugglers' lair.
121.
The Bachelor Girl (1929) as Director
122.
Fatal Warning, The (1929) as Director
123.
Vultures of the Sea (1928) as Director
When his father is falsely convicted and sentenced to die for a murder committed aboard ship, the man's son signs on as a crewman to discover the real killer and clear his father.
124.
The Cowboy Cavalier (1928) as Director
125.
The Valley of Hunted Men (1928) as Director
126.
The Flying Buckaroo (1928) as Director
127.
Vanishing West, The (1928) as Director
128.
Desperate Courage (1928) as Director
129.
The Ballyhoo Buster (1928) as Director
130.
Saddle Mates (1928) as Director
131.
The Desert of the Lost (1927) as Director
132.
White Pebbles (1927) as Director
133.
The Obligin' Buckaroo (1927) as Director
134.
The Interferin' Gent (1927) as Director
135.
Pals in Peril (1927) as Director
136.
Tearin' Into Trouble (1927) as Director
137.
The First Night (1927) as Director
138.
Skedaddle Gold (1927) as Director
139.
The Galloping Gobs (1927) as Director
140.
The Meddlin' Stranger (1927) as Director
141.
The Ridin' Rowdy (1927) as Director
142.
Soda Water Cowboy (1927) as Director
143.
Ride 'Em High (1927) as Director
144.
The Cyclone Cowboy (1927) as Director
145.
Between Dangers (1927) as Director
146.
Roarin' Broncs (1927) as Director
147.
Coming an' Going (1926) as Director
148.
The Fighting Cheat (1926) as Director
149.
The Bandit Buster (1926) as Director
150.
Deuce High (1926) as Director
151.
Josselyn's Wife (1926) as Director
152.
Rawhide (1926) as Director
153.
Double Daring (1926) as Director
154.
College Days (1926) as Director
155.
The Dangerous Dub (1926) as Director
156.
Easy Going (1926) as Director
157.
Twin Triggers (1926) as Director
158.
Twisted Triggers (1926) as Director
159.
Speedy Spurs (1926) as Director
160.
The Bonanza Buckaroo (1926) as Director
161.
Trumpin' Trouble (1926) as Director
162.
Riding Rivals (1926) as Director
163.
Roaring Rider (1926) as Director
164.
Full Speed (1925) as Director
165.
Double Action Daniels (1925) as Director
166.
Fast Fightin' (1925) as Director
167.
Gold and Grit (1925) as Director
168.
A Streak of Luck (1925) as Director
169.
On the Go (1925) as Director
170.
Saddle Cyclone (1925) as Director
171.
Galloping On (1925) as Director
172.
The Desert Demon (1925) as Director
173.
Quicker'n Lightnin' (1925) as Director
174.
Tearin' Loose (1925) as Director
175.
Walloping Wallace (1924) as Director
176.
Thundering Romance (1924) as Director
177.
Rarin' To Go (1924) as Director
178.
Hard Hittin' Hamilton (1924) as Director
179.
Fast and Fearless (1924) as Director
180.
Bringin' Home the Bacon (1924) as Director
181.
Rip Roarin' Roberts (1924) as Director
182.
Battling Buddy (1924) as Director
183.
Rough Ridin' (1924) as Director

Cast (feature film)

184.
Suburban Wives (1972) as Sarah'S Husband
185.
Rough Ridin' (1924) as Dick Ross
186.
Flames of Desire (1924) as Dick Langton
187.
Restless Wives (1924) as A lawyer
188.
Three O'Clock in the Morning (1923) as Clayton Webster
189.
Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921) as Stephen Thompson
Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and show him the carefree life.

Writer (feature film)

190.
The Lawless Woman (1931) as Cont and dial
191.
Between Dangers (1927) as Cont
192.
The Bandit Buster (1926) as Cont

Producer (feature film)

193.
The Last Challenge (1967) as Producer
A young gun wants to make his name by shooting it out with the town marshal.
194.
Scorpio Letters (1967) as Producer
A spy thriller involving an American who is enlisted by British Intelligence to replace one of its recently murdered agents and smash a ring of blackmailers -- James Bond style -- headed by a nefarious figure known as Scorpio. One of the early telefeatures filmed on location rather than on the back lot.

Editing (feature film)

195.
Probation (1932) as Editing
196.
The Devil Plays (1931) as Film Editor
197.
The Lady from Nowhere (1931) as Editing

Music (feature film)

198.
Dreams (1955) as Music ("Too Late For Tears")
A businesswoman and a model work through the man problems that haunt their sleep.

Director (short)

199.
Lest We Forget (1937)
This short film honors the late Will Rogers, with clips from his films and stars paying tribute.

Cast (short)

200.
Hollywood - The Second Step (1936)
This short film takes a look at Jane Barnes' first steps to becoming a star, starting out as an extra and then a stand-in for Maureen O'Sullivan.

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