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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Assistant Director
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.

Art Director (feature film)

2.
Black Sunday (1977) as Art Direction
Terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly plague at the Superbowl.
3.
Midway (1976) as Art Direction
The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
4.
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) as Art Direction
Two bumbling outlaws try to help a trio of orphans protect their gold strike.
5.
Island at the Top of the World, The (1974) as Art Direction
A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.
6.
Herbie Rides Again (1974) as Art Direction
A spunky widow uses her magical Volskwagen to fight off a corrupt land developer.
7.
Execution Of Private Slovik, The (1974)
Martin Sheen received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War, going to the firing squad in 1945. The film, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, is a dramatization of William Bradford Huie's controversia
8.
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) as Art Direction
A washed-up coach saves his career when he discovers a jungle boy who's a natural athlete.
9.
Snowball Express (1972) as Art Director
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.
10.
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) as Art Director
Dexter Riley is studying science at Medfield College. While working with two of his science major friends, they invent an invisibility spray. Before long, a group of thieves find out about the spray which would be the perfect tool in helping them in their next bank robbery and Dexter and his friends
11.
Red Sky at Morning (1971) as Art Director
A young boy adjusts to moving to a new town, as the experiences and people he meets mature him unexpectedly.
12.
Shoot Out (1971) as Art Director
When bank robber Clay Lomax is released from jail, he starts looking for the man who turned him in. But his quest for revenge is complicated by the news that his ex-lover has died and left a daughter who presumably is his child.
13.
Norwood (1970) as Art Director
After getting out of the army, a young man wants a chance to perform on a local TV talent show. Waiting for that chance, he travels to NYC and back experiencing many adventures including falling in love on a bus.
14.
The Out-of-Towners (1970) as Art Director
A man's New York job interview turns into a non-stop nightmare.
15.
True Grit (1969) as Production Design
A young girl recruits an aging U.S. marshal to help avenge her father's death.
16.
5 Card Stud (1968) as Production Design
A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.
17.
Project X (1968) as Art Director
A spy from the future is sent back in time to 1968 so that he might prevent the Earth's destruction by Asian terrorists. An intriguing low-budgeter from producer/director William Castle ("The House on Haunted Hill"). Features an animated sequence from Hanna-Barbera Productions!
18.
The Odd Couple (1968) as Art Director
A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
19.
The Spirit Is Willing (1967) as Art Director
20.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) as Art Director
When frogman Ted Jackson discovers a sunken treasure on his last day of Navy life, he decides to go back as a civilian and make himself rich. Unfortunately, there are others after the booty, and the man with the swiveling hips has a fight on his hands.
21.
Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Art Director
A free-thinking bride and her conservative groom have trouble adjusting to married life.
22.
Paradise--Hawaiian Style (1966) as Art Director
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.
23.
The Swinger (1966) as Art Director
A woman who writes steamy novels has to live out her heroine's adventures to sell books.
24.
Boeing Boeing (1965) as Art Director
A playboy uses airline schedules to maintain "exclusive" relationships with three flight attendants at the same time.
25.
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) as Art Director
A ranch-owner's four sons vow to avenge their father's death.
26.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Art Director
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
27.
The Carpetbaggers (1964) as Art Director
A young tycoon takes Hollywood by storm to quench his thirst for power.
28.
Roustabout (1964) as Art Director
A female carnival owner hires a hot-blooded young singer to save her touring show.
29.
Wives and Lovers (1963) as Art Director
A married couple, just barely getting by, has their luck change drastically when the husband finally pens a best-selling novel. But, the "nouveau riche" life becomes less than pleasurable for the wife when the husband becomes a womanizer.
30.
The Nutty Professor (1963) as Art Director
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
31.
Fun in Acapulco (1963) as Art Director
A trapeze artist tries to use love to conquer his fear of heights.
32.
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) as Art Director
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
33.
A Girl Named Tamiko (1962) as Art Director
An American, living in Japan, tries to get a visa back to the States, but when he meets and falls in love with a traditional Japanese girl, he's torn between staying or going.
34.
Blue Hawaii (1961) as Art Director
A Hawaiian playboy defies his possessive mother to take a job with a tourist agency.
35.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Art Director
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
36.
Summer and Smoke (1961) as Unit art dir
A small-town spinster's repressed love for the local rebel spells danger.
37.
G.I. Blues (1960) as Art Director
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
38.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Art Director
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
39.
Career (1959) as Art Director
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
40.
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) as Art Director
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
41.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Art Director
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
42.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as Art Director
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend's son.
43.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Art Director
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
44.
The Rainmaker (1956) as Art Director
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
45.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Art Director
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
46.
Sabrina (1954) as Art Director
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
47.
Shane (1953) as Art Director
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
48.
Roman Holiday (1953) as Art Director
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
49.
Off Limits (1953) as Art Director
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
50.
Something to Live For (1952) as Art Director
51.
Hurricane Smith (1952) as Art Director
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
52.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Art Director
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
53.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as Art Director
An ambitious young man wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.
54.
Riding High (1950) as Art Director
An heiress and her sister's fiancee defy her family to race horses.
55.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Art Director
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
56.
Whispering Smith (1949) as Art Director
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
57.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Art Director
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
58.
Unconquered (1947) as Art Director
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
59.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Art Director
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
60.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Art Director
A veteran fights to prove he didn't kill his cheating wife.
61.
Kitty (1946) as Art Director
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
62.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Art Director
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
63.
Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944) as Art Director
64.
You Can't Ration Love (1944) as Art Director
Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, thinks Betty is the cause of the ruling and dates Marian for spite. Betty broods and knits booties for her sister's baby, but conveys the impression to Marian that she is to have a baby. Johnnie learns he is the "suspected" father and, thinking it is another of Betty's tricks, plans to leave school. The other girls, led by Bubbles (Marie Wilson), are worried about Betty's future stigma and round up a justice of the peace and Johnnie. Betty confesses the hoax, and the girls start squabbling over the available-again Johnnie, while Betty and Johnnie make use of the still-available Justice of the Peace.
65.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Art dir, retakes
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
66.
The Man in Half Moon Street (1944) as Art Director
67.
The National Barn Dance (1944) as Art Director
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.

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