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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Gun Fever (1958) as Director of Photography
Mark Stevens, John Lupton, Larry Storch, Jana Davi, Clegg Hoyt, Iron Eyes Cody. Actor Mark Stevens co-wrote and directed this oater about a miner who tracks down his father's murderer. Love interest Jana Davi helped to usher in the age of sexy westerns with this film, whose European version exposed still more of her talents.
2.
Magnificent Roughnecks (1956) as Director of Photography
3.
Timetable (1956) as Director of Photography
An insurance investigator turns to robbery, then has to solve one of his own crimes.
4.
The Brass Legend (1956) as Director of Photography
A young westerner's life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman's hideout.
5.
City Story (1954) as Director of Photography
6.
Sitting Bull (1954) as Director of Photography
After defeating Custer at the Little Big Horn, the famed chief tries to save an Indian sympathizer from court-martial.
7.
Khyber Patrol (1954) as Director of Photography
Richard Egan, Dawn Addams, Raymond Burr, Patric Knowles, Paul Cavanagh. Richard Egan, leader of the British Lancers romances the commander's daughter in between skirmishes with the Russian-backed border tribesmen in India.
8.
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) as Director of Photography
Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale, Jr., James Seay, Richard Karlan, Lyle Talbot, John Crawford. When Captain Kidd is reprieved from the gallows by a greedy nobelman who wants to know the location of his buried treasure, he sets off across the seven seas with faithful slave girl Eva Gabor in tow.
9.
Sabre Jet (1953) as Camera
A reporter covering the lives of Air Force wives during the Korean War runs into her estranged husband, an Air Force colonel.
10.
Combat Squad (1953) as Director of Photography
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infrantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher (John Ireland), captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin (Lon McCallister.)
11.
The Magnetic Monster (1953) as Director of Photography
A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet's energy.
12.
And Now Tomorrow (1952) as Director of Photography
13.
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) as Director of Photography
Two performers get lost on a tropical island and are rescued by the local natives. They are advised by the chief's daughter that a scientist - who just happens to remsemble legendary film icon Bela Lugosi - can help them off the Island.
14.
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952) as Director of Photography
15.
Kid Monk Baroni (1952) as Director of Photography
16.
Wyoming Roundup (1952) as Director of Photography
When newcomers Whip and Bob break up a saloon fight they are made town Marshals. This puts then in the middle of the range war between large ranch owner Howard and the small ranchers. Everyone thinks Howard is the culprit but Whip believes otherwise.
17.
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Director of Photography
18.
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) as Director of Photography
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
19.
Tales of the West 4 (1951) as Director of Photography
20.
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) as Director of Photography
The hillbilly farmers take off in search of uranium.
21.
Lorna Doone (1951) as Director of Photography
Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop, Ron Randell, Sean McClory, Onslow Stevens, John Dehner, Queenie Leonard. English farmer Richard Greene leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords in this second screen adaptation (The first version was filmed in 1935) of the popular Richard D. Blackmore novel.
22.
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) as Director of Photography
The hillbilly farmers win a contest and take off for New York City.
23.
The Kid from Texas (1950) as Director of Photography
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
24.
Tales of the West 2 (1950) as Dir of photog ["Coyote Canyon"]
25.
Tales of the West 3 (1950) as Dir of photog ["Rustlers' Ransom"]
26.
Tales of the West 1 (1950) as Director of Photography
27.
Africa Screams (1949) as Director of Photography
Abbott and Costello search for an African diamond mine.
28.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949) as Director of Photography
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
29.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Director of Photography
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss's winnings.
30.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Director of Photography
31.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) as Director of Photography
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton's brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
32.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) as Director of Photography
33.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Director of Photography
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
34.
The Road to Hollywood (1947) as Director of Photography
35.
Strange Conquest (1946) as Photography
In this remake of Universal's 1938 "The Crime of Dr. Hallet", two scientists, Dr. Paul Harris (Lowell Gilmore) and Dr. William Sommers (Peter Cookson), are seeking a cure for a jungle fever. Sommers dies after inoculating himself with a new serium. Gilmore, in order to continue to receive the financial backing that Sommers had, assumes his identity and carrys on the work with newly-arrived Dr. Mary Harris (Jane Wyatt.) Sommers widow Virginia (Julie Bishop) also drops in and accuses Harris of murdering her husband. To prove his innocence, Mary, who is in love with him, inoculates herself with the Harris serium.
36.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Director of Photography
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
37.
Little Giant (1946) as Director of Photography
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
38.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Director of Photography
39.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Director of Photography
40.
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Director of Photography
41.
Under Western Skies (1945) as Director of Photography
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
42.
That Night with You (1945) as Director of Photography
43.
Honeymoon Ahead (1945) as Director of Photography
44.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as Photography
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
45.
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) as Director of Photography
46.
That's the Spirit (1945) as Director of Photography
47.
Frisco Sal (1945) as Director of Photography
Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murder.
48.
Night Club Girl (1945) as Director of Photography
49.
Chip Off the Old Block (1944) as Director of Photography
50.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Dir of photog of addl scenes
51.
The Singing Sheriff (1944) as Director of Photography
52.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Director of Photography
53.
Ghost Catchers (1944) as Director of Photography
54.
The Spider Woman (1944) as Director of Photography
Sherlock Holmes fakes his own death to expose a killer.
55.
The Merry Monahans (1944) as Director of Photography
56.
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Director of Photography
57.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as Director of Photography
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
58.
Hi' Ya, Chum (1943) as Director of Photography
59.
Hit the Ice (1943) as Director of Photography
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
60.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Director of Photography
61.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Director of Photography
62.
Crazy House (1943) as Director of Photography
63.
Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942) as Director of Photography
After her uncle is murdered by outlaws, Betty Wilkins takes over his the telegraph-line business with the help of Steve Collins--who ucovers the higher motive behind the murder.
64.
North to the Klondike (1942) as Director of Photography
65.
'Frisco Lil (1942) as Director of Photography
66.
Night Monster (1942) as Director of Photography
Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.
67.
Who Done It? (1942) as Director of Photography
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
68.
Saboteur (1942) as 2d unit photog, Los Angeles
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
69.
Moonlight in Havana (1942) as Director of Photography
Singing Johnny Norton (Allan Jones) is the star catcher of the Blue Sox baseball team but he is suspended because of insubordination. Producer Barney Crane (William Frawley) hears Johnny singing and signs him to appear with Gloria Jackson (Jane Frazee), with the promise their first engagement will be in Havana. Johnny, hoping to get his baseball job back, is anxious to get to Cuba where the Blue Sox are having spring training. Patsy Clark (Marjorie Lord), daughter of Blue Sox owner, Joe Clark (Wade Boteler), helps Johnny get another chance with the team. But Johnny has fallen in love with Gloria and hates to walk out on his singing contract. Johnny's troubles are solved when rain prevents the important All-Star exhibition game which was scheduled for the same evening.
70.
The Silver Bullet (1942) as Director of Photography
Wild Bill Jones (Fuzzy Knight) is saved from three toughs by "Silver Jim" Donovan (Johnny Mack Brown), a newcomer to Winchester. They team up to campaign for Thad Morgan (William Farnum) for state senate running against crooked incumbent Walter Kincaid (LeRoy Mason.) Morgan's campaign is headed by saloon owner Queenie Canfield (Grace Leonard.) Jim visits Doc Winslow (Harry Holman) and asks him to keep on the lookout for a man with a jagged scar on his left arm, as a man so-marked had shot Jim's father in the back with a silver bullet which Jim now wears as a watch fob, with full intentions of returning it to the former owner. Kincaid has Morgan killed, and Jim, Nancy Lee (Jennifer Holt)and others now campaign for Morgan's widow, Emily (Claire Whitney.)
71.
Fighting Bill Fargo (1942) as Director of Photography
Bill Fargo returns from prison to find Scanlon controlling the town including the Sheriff and the editor. First Scanlon has the Sheriff's opposition in the upcoming election murdered. Then when the editor confesses to Bill, he has him killed with Bill's gun. But the editor set off Scoops' camera just as he was shot and then left a dying note. Scoop finds the note and the inept photographer tries to develop the picture.
72.
Law of the Range (1941) as Director of Photography
73.
Hello Sucker (1941) as Director of Photography
74.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as Director of Photography
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
75.
Arizona Cyclone (1941) as Director of Photography
76.
Rawhide Rangers (1941) as Director of Photography
77.
Man from Montana (1941) as Director of Photography
The sheriff (Johnny Mack Brown) - a cattleman at heart, but pledged to follow the law - is caught in the crossfire between the resident ranchers and the incoming homesteaders, made even worse when instigator Dunham (James Blaine) has his henchmen kill the homesteader leader Preston (Murdock MacQuarrie), wound the head of the cattlemen, Winchester Thompson (William Gould), and leaves the sheriff, whom both sides mistrust by now, to settle the escalated conflict.
78.
The Masked Rider (1941) as Director of Photography
79.
Lucky Devils (1941) as Director of Photography
80.
San Francisco Docks (1941) as Director of Photography
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
81.
Cracked Nuts (1941) as Director of Photography
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
82.
Half a Sinner (1940) as Photography
83.
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Director of Photography
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
84.
El milagro de la Calle Mayor (1939) as Photography
85.
Miracle on Main Street (1939) as Photography
On Christmas Eve in the Spanish quarter of L.A. police try and arrest a couple running a shady floor show. Hiding in a church, the girl finds an abandoned baby and uses it as cover to escape capture. Thus she finds herself with a baby she is becoming ever more fond of, a helpful doctor himself too fond of the bottle, and a husband who has disappeared. Dare she try and change her ways and keep the child?
86.
The Two of Us (1937) as Camera
87.
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Photography
88.
Boys Will Be Boys (1936) as Photography
Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story based on Dr Smart-Alec, the character created by John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton (J.B. Morton, "Beachcomber")
89.
My Song for You (1935) as Photography
90.
Along Came Sally (1934) as Camera
91.
I Was a Spy (1933) as Photography
92.
Meet the Wife (1931) as Photography
93.
The Mad Parade (1931) as Photography
94.
The Avenger (1931) as Camera
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
95.
High Society Blues (1930) as Director of Photography
96.
One Mad Kiss (1930) as Director of Photography
97.
Married in Hollywood (1929) as Director of Photography
98.
Words and Music (1929) as Director of Photography
Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student. Notable as the first movie in which John Wayne gets billing (as Duke Morrison).
99.
Hot for Paris (1929) as Director of Photography
100.
Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929) as Director of Photography
101.
Homesick (1928) as Director of Photography
102.
Domestic Troubles (1928) as Director of Photography
103.
None But the Brave (1928) as Director of Photography
104.
The Port of Missing Girls (1928) as Director of Photography
105.
The Head of the Family (1928) as Director of Photography
106.
Give and Take (1928) as Director of Photography
107.
The Chorus Kid (1928) as Director of Photography
108.
The Sea Tiger (1927) as Director of Photography
109.
Easy Pickings (1927) as Director of Photography
110.
Framed (1927) as Director of Photography
111.
Smile, Brother, Smile (1927) as Camera
112.
The Life of Riley (1927) as Director of Photography
113.
Puppets (1926) as Director of Photography
114.
Other Women's Husbands (1926) as Director of Photography
115.
Why Girls Go Back Home (1926) as Director of Photography
116.
Paradise (1926) as Director of Photography
117.
Footloose Widows (1926) as Assistant Camera
118.
The Limited Mail (1925) as Director of Photography
119.
Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) as Camera
In this silent film, a mother tries to prevent her daughter's ruin at the hands of a man who is not her husband.
120.
Red Hot Tires (1925) as Director of Photography
121.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) as Addl photog
In this silent film, a hideously deformed man haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera.
122.
Kiss Me Again (1925) as Director of Photography
123.
Hogan's Alley (1925) as Camera
124.
Daughters of Pleasure (1924) as Director of Photography
125.
Three Women (1924) as Director of Photography
126.
Broadway After Dark (1924) as Director of Photography
127.
How To Educate a Wife (1924) as Director of Photography
128.
Daring Youth (1924) as Director of Photography
129.
Forbidden Paradise (1924) as Director of Photography
130.
Lovers' Lane (1924) as Director of Photography
131.
The Marriage Circle (1924) as Director of Photography
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.
132.
Name the Man (1924) as Director of Photography
133.
The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923) as Director of Photography
An heroic World War I nurse returns home to find her family falling apart.
134.
Salome (1923) as Director of Photography
135.
The Christian (1923) as Director of Photography
136.
Three Wise Fools (1923) as Director of Photography
137.
Kindred of the Dust (1922) as Director of Photography
138.
A Doll's House (1922) as Director of Photography
Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.
139.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a man's attempts to avoid bad luck after he breaks a mirror lead straight to it.
140.
Be My Wife (1921) as Director of Photography
Max and Mary are in love, but Mary's Aunt Agatha dislikes Max, and instead prefers the unappealing Simon. So Max has to resort to a series of ruses to try to get Simon out of the way, and to be able to spend time with Mary. Finally, Max comes up with a scheme that might allow him to prove to Aunt Agatha that he is more worthy than Simon.
141.
The Foolish Matrons (1921) as Director of Photography
142.
The Great Redeemer (1920) as Camera
A murderer and a thief, imprisoned together, find their lives changed forever when the thief's drawing of Christ's crucifixion on the cell wall comes to life.
143.
The Last of the Mohicans (1920) as Camera
In this silent film, an Indian guide tries to help two sisters caught up in the French and Indian War.
144.
The County Fair (1920) as Camera

Editing (feature film)

145.
Murdock's Gang (1973) as Editor
A flamboyant, disbarred attorney and his staff of ex-cons are hired by a multimillionaire to find an embezzling bookkeeper, uncovering a trail of murder, suicide, blackmail and double-dealing in this unsuccessful series pilot.
146.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Asst film ed
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.

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