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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 26, 2000|
|Born:||May 13, 1922||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Director (feature film)
In the popular tradition of TV "reunion" movies, this film had the lovable Munster family again taking up residence at 1313 Mockingbird Lane fifteen years after their original show had been relegated to that big syndication series in the sky. Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis reprising their
Three people's lives are drastically changed when they are suddenly given one million dollars each by an eccentric billionaire in this pilot to a prospective new series which the producers hoped would equal the success of the original one that ran from 1955 to 1960 -- with Robert Quarry now in the r
In this compilation of two "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1974) episodes, "Demon in Lace" and "Legacy of Terror", a reporter must investigate two supernatural occurrences: the mysterious deaths of healthy young men by heart attacks on a college campus, and the sacrifice of physically fit victims with a dull knife to the heart in Chicago.
Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired after her disastrous sales attempts nearly destroy the town. The stranded saleslady becomes friendly with an equally bumbling inventor and moves in with his family. The two then try to sell his automatic milking machine, but things turn sour when their demonstration causes a stampede.
Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Hornsby is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates. Lt. Brain soon finds himself involved with the Captain's girlfriend. Then Lt. Hornsby finds himself having to work quickly and smartly to capture a band of thieves.
Hiram Stokley is a recently desased corpse who learns that he has 24 hours to mastermind and perform one good deed in order to get into Heaven, so he enlists the help of his long deceased girlfriend Cecily, a ghost, to stop his greedy lawyer, Reginald Ripper and his henchman J. Sinister Hulk from claiming his estate for themselves and protecting his eligible heirs, Chuck, Lili, Hiram's cousin Myrtle, and her son who brings his beach party friends up at the mansion for a pool party while Reginald Ripper also employs his daughter Sinistra, and J. Sinister Hulk's slow-witted associates Chicken Feather and Yolanda to help them terrorize the teens, while dopey biker Eric Von Zipper and his Malibu Rat Pack bikers also get involved in pursuing Yolanda for a share of the estate.
A high school girl''''s athletic prowess scandalizes a conservative small town.
A promising singer has to choose between show business and marriage.
A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.
A Broadway critic must write a negative review about his wife's play.
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
A public relations man defies his boss to court a beautiful client.
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
A girl vocalist and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
A garage owner taps into his rivals' gas lines.
A photographer''''s assistant promises to turn a chorus girl into a cover girl.
A married writer moves to the suburbs to research a story.
A playboy hands control of his dwindling fortune to a pretty girl.
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
A paraplegic veteran fights his own bitterness to build a new life.
A rape victim runs away to escape her horrible memories.
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
A black G.I. faces racism while fighting for his country in World War II.
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted. So confident is he of his position that he introduces rich attractive painter Octavio Quaglini to his office and home. Quaglini is no respecter of convention, and April Ashwell is extremely attractive.
Producer (feature film)
A high school girl''''s athletic prowess scandalizes a conservative small town.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A policeman''''s obsession with a married woman leads to murder.
When the police hunt for a child killer cramps their style, the criminal underworld tries to track him down.
A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
A rancher''''s son learns a valuable lesson when he''''s given a pony.
Crooked lawyer Steve Gentry (Douglas Fowley) has plans to take over the town and mines of Silver City from Jim Mason. He kills Mason in what looks like a mine accident, and then brings in Lil (Ann Savage), who produces a fake marriage certificate and takes over Mason's property as his widow. Preacher Lane (Byron Foulger) attempts to arouse the townspeople to drive out Gentry, Lil and their cohorts and is beaten up by a couple of the Gentry henchmen. The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) encounter the preacher, and head for Silver City. They subsequently reveal Gentry's machinations, and restore Silver City to the decent town it previously was.
Writer Georges Duroy (George Sanders) is one social-climbing S.O.B. who does most of his climbing over the warm (and cold) bodies of women. He begins with Rachel (Marie Wilson), a hanger-on in the cafes and Folies Bergere crowd, and then moves on to dally with Clotilde de Morelle (Angela Lansbury.) Always striving to move upward on the social scale, he ditches her to marry Madeleine Forestier (Ann Dvorak). Now he gets on the fast track. He persuades Madame Walter (Katherine Emery), the wife of his publisher, to fall in love with him, and then compromises Madeleine to frame a divorce, so he can pursue Madame Walter's daughter, Suzanne (Susan Douglas, before somebody decided her later-married name was her most-often used screen name.) He moves along so well that ere long he is in legal position to usurp the title of one of France's most noble houses. The moral, at the end, is it is okay to mess with French women, but triffling with French titles is going too far.
The story of T.C. Cooper, a recently deceased, disreputable private detective who returns to Earth as a ghost to convince his son, Elliott, a gambler and ne'er-do-well, to walk the straight and narrow and become a hard working, productive citizen. The pilot depicts how Elliott and T.C. become a priv
A satirization of the Old West as seen through the antics of George and Bill Dooley, a pair of bumbling brothers who, though unable to ride, shoot, or rope, seek to dispense justice to all deserving individuals. In the pilot episode, the Dooleys try to help Cool Sam Bennett, an aging sheriff who is
The exploits of Mike Andros, an investigative reporter for the "New York Forum," a crusading newspaper.
The story relates the adventures of the staff and customers of Flo's Place, a small dockside hotel and restaurant.
The pilot for "The Dick Van Dyke Show." The story of Rob Petrie, head writer for "The Alan Sturdy Show." The episode relates Rob's efforts to prove to his son, Richie, that he holds an important job when Richie is kidded because his father is only a television writer.
The misadventures of Suzanne Stacey, a beautiful, marriage-minded young woman in search of the ideal husband. In the pilot episode, Suzanne falls for a handsome young photographer.
The story, set in England, relates the investigations of Tom Reid, a Detective Superintendent with Scotland Yard. In the pilot episode, a "Dragnet with a British accent," Reid seeks the killer of a famous London model.
In this excerpt from the feature film "It''''s A Big Country" (1951), a U.S. GI back stateside from Korea delivers a letter to the mother of a dead fellow soldier.
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