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Also Known As: Died: December 9, 1975
Born: February 29, 1896 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Darby's Rangers (1958) as Director
An Army Major leads his men behind enemy lines during World War II.
2.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) as Director
A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
3.
Good-Bye, My Lady (1956) as Director
A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps.
4.
Blood Alley (1955) as Director
An American sailor breaks out of a Chinese jail and dodges Communist agents on the road to Hong Kong.
5.
The High and the Mighty (1954) as Director
When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.
6.
Ring of Fear (1954) as Dir of addl scenes
Mystery writer Mickey Spillane tries to help Clyde Beatty deal with a plot to sabotage his circus.
7.
Track of the Cat (1954) as Director
A murderous panther haunts a dysfunctional pioneer family.
8.
Island in the Sky (1953) as Director
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
9.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Seq [seven] dir
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
10.
Westward the Women (1952) as Director
A frontiersman leads a wagon train full of mail-order brides.
11.
My Man and I (1952) as Director
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
12.
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Director
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
13.
The Next Voice You Hear (1950) as Director
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
14.
The Happy Years (1950) as Director
Friends and family try to tame an unruly student at the turn of the century.
15.
Battleground (1949) as Director
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
16.
Yellow Sky (1948) as Director
Outlaws on the run hide out in a ghost town.
17.
The Iron Curtain (1948) as Director
This film, based on real events, focuses on the defection of Soviet Embassy code specialist Igor Gouzenko.
18.
Magic Town (1947) as 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...
19.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Director
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
20.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Director
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
21.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Director
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
22.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Director
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
23.
Lady of Burlesque (1943) as Director
A star dancer and comedian team to investigate murders.
24.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Director
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
25.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Director
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
26.
Thunder Birds (1942) as Director
A veteran flyer and the youngster he's training fall for the same girl.
27.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Director
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
28.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Director
29.
The Light That Failed (1940) as Director
Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.
30.
Beau Geste (1939) as Director
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
31.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Dir of retakes and addl scenes
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
32.
Men with Wings (1938) as Director
33.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Director
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
34.
A Star Is Born (1937) as Director
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
35.
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936) as Director
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
36.
Tarzan Escapes (1936) as Director
Jane Parker's cousins try to kidnap the jungle king to get their hands on her inheritance.
37.
Small Town Girl (1936) as Director
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
38.
The President Vanishes (1935) as Director
39.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Director
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
40.
China Seas (1935) as Pirate scenes dir
A sea captain caught in a romantic triangle has to fight off modern-day pirates.
41.
Viva Villa (1934) as Fill-In Director
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
42.
Stingaree (1934) as Director
An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.
43.
Looking for Trouble (1934) as Director
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.
44.
College Coach (1933) as Director
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
45.
Frisco Jenny (1933) as Director
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder.
46.
Heroes for Sale (1933) as Director
A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.
47.
Midnight Mary (1933) as Director
An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.
48.
Lilly Turner (1933) as Director
After unwittingly marrying a bigamist, a pregnant woman faces many trials on the road to romance.
49.
Central Airport (1933) as Director
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
50.
Female (1933) as Fill-In Director
A female CEO who's used to buying love meets her match in an independent young executive.
51.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933) as Director
An impoverished girl masquerades as a boy to run with a gang of young hobos.
52.
The Hatchet Man (1932) as Director
When he's forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man's daughter.
53.
So Big (1932) as Director
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
54.
The Conquerors (1932) as Director
Newlyweds go West and build a banking empire in Nebraska.
55.
The Purchase Price (1932) as Director
A night-club singer on the lam becomes a farmer's mail-order bride.
56.
Love Is a Racket (1932) as Director
A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder.
57.
The Public Enemy (1931) as Director
An Irish-American street punk tries to make it big in the world of organized crime.
58.
Star Witness (1931) as Director
An old man who witnessed a crime is threatened by gangsters.
59.
Night Nurse (1931) as Director
A nurse discovers that the children she''s caring for are murder targets.
60.
Other Men's Women (1931) as Director
A railroad engineer falls for a co-worker's wife.
61.
Safe in Hell (1931) as Director
On the run from the police, a New Orleans prostitute gets stranded in a tropical haven for outlaws.
62.
Young Eagles (1930) as Director
63.
Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
A college flirt lures the nation''s best football players to join her school''s team.
64.
Maybe It's Love (1930) as Director
65.
Dangerous Paradise (1930) as Director
A young man named Heyst, soured on civilization, lives alone on a remote island "somewhere east of Suez". On one of his periodic visits to Sourabaya, he meets Alma, red-haired entertainer at Schomberg's bistro. To escape the sexual harassment of her bosses, Alma stows away on Heyst's boat and becomes his guest. Will she take the next steamer out... or become mistress of the island? Before this question is resolved, three cutthroats arrive seeking a mythical treasure...
66.
Chinatown Nights (1929) as Director
67.
The Man I Love (1929) as Director
68.
Woman Trap (1929) as Director
69.
Beggars of Life (1928) as Director
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada.
70.
Ladies of the Mob (1928) as Director
71.
Legion of the Condemned (1928) as Director
72.
Wings (1927) as Director
In this silent film, romantic rivals fly against the enemy in World War I.
73.
The Boob (1926) as Director
In this silent film, a naive farm boy sets out to prove himself by hunting down a band of bootleggers.
74.
The Cat's Pajamas (1926) as Director
75.
You Never Know Women (1926) as Director
76.
When Husbands Flirt (1925) as Director
77.
The Circus Cowboy (1924) as Director
78.
Not a Drum Was Heard (1924) as Director
79.
The Vagabond Trail (1924) as Director
80.
Big Dan (1923) as Director
81.
The Man Who Won (1923) as Director
82.
Cupid's Fireman (1923) as Director
83.
Second Hand Love (1923) as Director
84.
It's a Great Life (1920) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

85.
Island in the Sky (1953) as Narrator
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
86.

Writer (feature film)

87.
Star Is Born, A (1976) as From Story
Drunken, has been, rock star, John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.
88.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) as From a story by
A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
89.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Orig scr
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
90.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Original Story
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
91.
A Star Is Born (1937) as Story
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
92.
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936) as Screenwriter
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.

Producer (feature film)

93.
It Lives Again (1978) as Associate Producer
There are now three monsters who look like human babies. They appear to be babies, but when these babies are frightened, they kill.
94.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) as Producer
A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
95.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Producer
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
96.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Producer
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
97.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Producer
98.
The Light That Failed (1940) as Producer
Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.
99.
Beau Geste (1939) as Producer
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
100.
Men with Wings (1938) as Producer

Production Companies (feature film)

101.
Magic Town (1947) as Company
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...
102.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Company
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
103.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Company
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
104.
The Light That Failed (1940) as Company
Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.
105.
Beau Geste (1939) as Company
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
106.
Men with Wings (1938) as Company

Cast (short)

107.
Challenge the Wilderness (1951)
This promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "Westward the Women" (1951).
108.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1925 Studio Tour (1925)
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.

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