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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Red-Light Sting, The (1984)
Government agent Bridges, out to nail rackets czar Gould, concocts a plan to have the Justice Department buy a brothel, set up professional call-girl Farrah Fawcett as hostess, and get the crime boss on extortion. The original title, "The Whorehouse Sting", was expectedly thought to be a tad strong
2.
Dr. Strange (1978)
An occult drama in which a young psychiatrist joins an urbane, world-weary sorcerer when the latter's ancient adversary, an unearthly beauty with the power to possess men's souls, once again appears to spread her evil magic. This tongue-in-cheek tale, laced with all manner of wizardry, was the pilot
3.
Sunshine Christmas (1977)
In the sequel to "Sunshine" (1973) and the brief series that followed it in the spring of 1975, musician Sam Hayden, moody over the marriage of his sometime lover, decides to take his adopted young daughter home to Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family, and he rekindles a romance with a child
4.
Amelia Earhart (1976)
An ambitious movie biography of the famed aviatrix and her marriage to a noted publisher. Emmy nominations went to Susan Clark as Best Actress, Susan Oliver as Best Supporting Actress, and William Tuntke and Richard Freedman for their art direction and set decoration.
5.
Dark Victory (1976)
An updated version of the 1939 Bette Davis movie and the 1967 one with Susan Hayward in this poignant love story of a terminally-ill TV producer whose love for her doctor gives her the determination to go on. Billy Goldenberg was Emmy Award-nominated for his musical score. The movie was subsequently
6.
Savage (1973)
A TV journalist investigates the compromising photo of a Supreme Court nominee in this pilot for a prospective series for ex-"Mission: Impossible" stars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. It marked director Steven Spielberg's farewell to the TV vineyards where he had started only four years earlier.
7.
Cutter (1972)
Chicago-based private eye goes looking for a missing pro quarterback in this pilot to what would have been among TV's first black detective shows (pre-dating both "Shaft" and "Tenafly" -- which premiered within one day of each other -- by eighteen months).
8.
Very Missing Person, A (1972)
An ex-schoolmarm turns detective when police ask for her aid in finding a missing heiress in this pilot project to bring to TV the Hildegarde Withers character popularized in films in the 1930s by Edna May Oliver.
9.
The Andromeda Strain (1971) as Art Director
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
10.
The Gnome-Mobile (1967) as Art Director
An eccentric millionaire and his niece and nephew are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the niece and nephew and the gnomes have to find him and free him.
11.
The Monkey's Uncle (1965) as Art Director
Midvale College is in fear of losing it's college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team?
12.
That Darn Cat (1965) as Art Director
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act.
13.
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) as Art Director
Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
14.
Mary Poppins (1964) as Art Director
Two banker's children lose their nanny due to her frustration with them. A change in the wind blows in an assertive nanny who matches the qualifications of the children and not the father. As she helps them magically explore the world around them the father grows increasingly disapproving of her methods, and must eventually deal with his own distance from his children.
15.
Son of Flubber (1963) as Art Director
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
16.
Timetable (1956) as Art Director
An insurance investigator turns to robbery, then has to solve one of his own crimes.

Production Designer (feature film)

17.
Cloak and Dagger (1984) as Production Designer
Henry Thomas gets involved with murderous spies--but no one will believe him. He turns to a computer game called "Cloak and Dagger" and begins to fantasize that secret agent Jack Flack (Dabney Coleman) is helping him deal with his real-life dangers.
18.
Nude Bomb, The (1980) as Production Designer
Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 from the secret counter-espionage agency CONTROL, works to stop enemies from exploding a bomb that would destroy all of the clothing in the world.

Art Director (feature film)

19.
Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (1978)
The slick Hailey novel about passion and intrigue at the corporate level of the automotive industry emerged an elegantly produced soap opera in this project, the biggest ever handled by a single director and highlighted by the Emmy-nominated performance of Lee Remick as the bored wife who finds that
20.
Testimony of Two Men (1977) as Art Direction (Part 1)

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