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Director (feature film)

Alias Jesse James (1959) as 2nd Unit Director
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
Hollywood or Bust (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
Son of Paleface (1952) as 2nd Unit Director
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as 2nd Unit Director
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
And Now Tomorrow (1952) as Director
Magic Town (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Contr dir
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Heroes in Blue (1939) as Director
Cupid Takes a Holiday (1938) as Director
Money on Your Life (1938) as Director

Cast (feature film)

It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) as Cabot
All of the mutant babies have been placed on a single island to live or die. The man responsible for their creation mounts an expedition to find and liberate them.
Sword And The Sorcerer, The (1982) as Karak
A young mercenary knight in medieval England discovers that he is a prince who has forgotten his royal heritage. He attempts to regain his kingdom, but it''s now under the control of a tyrannical knight and an evil sorcerer. If he can take back his kingdom, he can save a princess who has been taken hostage by the evil duo.
Wholly Moses! (1980) as Bandit
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
Stingray (1978)
Two buddies buy a car, only to learn that it was previously stolen by a gang of criminals who hid their valuablesin the trunk.
Passover Plot, The (1976) as Roman Captain
Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the tomb, a religious sect known as the Zealots would secretly steal Christ's body from the tomb, then spread the rumor that He had risen, thus fulfilling Biblical prophecy.
Man on the Outside (1975) as Ames
A retired police captain storms angrily out of retirement when his son is shot down before his eyes and his grandson is kidnapped by a syndicate killer in this pilot for Lorne Greene's brief "Griff" series, which went off the air eighteen months "before" this film was aired. Series dates: Sept. 23,
Executive Action (1973) as Technician--Team B
A dramatic hypothesis constructed from the conspiracy theories advanced by persistent Kennedy assassination investigator Mark Lane, in turn based on evidence the Warren Commission refused to hear.
Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973) as Detective Matt Black
The acclaimed TV adaptation of Selwyn Raab's book based on the Wylie-Hoffert murders in Manhattan in 1963, resulting in the case that ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Miranda decision three years later. Both director Sargent and writer Mann won Emmy Awards, and Telly Savalas received a nominati
Chato's Land (1972) as Harvey Lansing
An Apache half-breed on the run turns against his pursuers when they assault his wife.

Cast (special)

Down Home (1978) as Burt Pritchard
The story of Priscilla and Nate Simmons, a couple who move from Detroit to a small town in the south to find a more peaceful and meaningful life.

Film Production - Main (special)

Window to the Universe (2000) as Interior Time-Lapse Photography
Documentary on the design and construction of the Rose Center for Earth and Science at the Hayden Planetarium at New York City's American Museum of Natural History.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Roots (1977) as Gardner
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Writer (short)

Hotel Anchovy (1934)
In this short film, the Ritz Brothers cause chaos in a bankrupt hotel.
Bob's Busy Day (1934)
In this comedic short, a relationship hits a slight bump when a man''''s girlfriend catches the eye of a dashing gaucho.

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