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Also Known As: Died: October 18, 1973
Born: November 17, 1886 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Athens, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Bat (1959) as Director
A female mystery novelist turns detective to unmask a demented killer.
2.
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) as Director
A warden and his assistant clash over prison reform, triggering a violent riot.
3.
Outside the Wall (1950) as Director
4.
The Story of Molly X (1949) as Director
Molly's husband Rick was a gang leader somewhere in the middle west. When he's shot, the tough woman moves to S.F. with a couple of the gang to start anew. Disguised as a noble woman, she and her gang rob security transports. But when one day Rob confesses to her that he killed Rick out of jealousy, she shoots him down immediately. In lack of proof she can't be convicted for the murder, but she goes to jail for the robberies. It's a new and very open female prison, where she learns a profession for the first time in her life.
5.
Canon City (1948) as Director
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
6.
The Devil on Wheels (1947) as Director
American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them out in the mid-forties as part of their let-this-be-a-lesson-to-you genre, preceded by the zoot-suiter and jitter-buggers films, which was better than the social guidance films teen-agers were being overdosed on at school. PRC did at least use card-carrying members of SAG. This one is a sermon against speeding, and Darryl Hickman has it brought straight home to him when he side-swipes a car and causes a collision in which his best friend is killed---the fate of all best friends in juvenile-theme movies including "Rebel Without a Cause"--- and his mother is injured. Lots of lecturing precedes and follows.
7.
City in Terror (1939) as Director
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
8.
The Patient in Room 18 (1938) as Director
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
9.
Navy Spy (1937) as Director
10.
El carnaval del diablo (1937) as Director
11.
Yellow Cargo (1936) as Director
12.
The Devil on Horseback (1936) as Director
13.
The Rest Cure (1936) as Director
14.
The People's Enemy (1935) as Director
15.
Tomorrow's Children (1934) as Director
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
16.
High School Girl (1934) as Director
Her mother always raised Beth to be a 'good girl', but never really specified how to be good. One evening her mother decides Beth cannot go to a party even though she had promised Beth she could go. Beth sneaks out of the house anyway and spends some time with a boy she is in love with. A biology teacher decides that if parents don't tell their children the dangers of the human body, he should do it in order to prevent more accidents from happening. Beth suddenly starts to cry and runs out of the classroom. When her mother hears about this, she thinks that Beth was shocked of having to hear those things and she, together with some of her friends, ask the school to do something about this degenerate teacher. But that was not the reason why Beth was so upset.
17.
The Blood of His Fathers (1917) as Director
18.
The Eye of Envy (1917) as Director
19.
The Painted Lie (1917) as Director
20.
The Conscience of John David (1916) as Director
21.
The Love Liar (1916) as Director

Cast (feature film)

22.
Born to Speed (1947) as Radio announcer
23.
Captain Calamity (1936) as Dr. Kelkey
In the South Seas, Bill Jones (George Houston), captain of the schooner "Marigold", is known as Captain Calamity as he is quick to fight or frolic. Stone broke on the island of Quica and with his ship in need or re-stocking, Bill accepts an ancient Spanish doubloon from a young Australian named Carr (Barry Norton)in exchange for taking him to Tapillo, where Carr can take a ship to Sidney. Bill gives the doubloon to trader Joblin (Louis Natheaux)for supplies, and does not bother to correct the trader's impression that he has found a fabulous horde of pirate gold. With Madame Gruen (Margaret Irving), a slatternly jade who runs a waterfront boarding house, and Samson (the ever-oily Roy D'Arcy), her paramour, Joblin schemes to seize Captain Bill's supposed treasure trove. Together, they gather a a crew of cutthroats, led by Black Pierre (George J. Lewis), leader of the scum of the waterfront dives, to seize the treasure. Bill also meets Dr. Kelkey (Crane Wilbur), loser in many bouts with a brandy bottle, and his ward, Madge Lewis (Marian Nixon), on a mission to find the man who murdered and robbed her father in Australia. Bill agrees to help her, but does not remember her as the young girl he had saved from a sinking ship a dozen years before.
24.
Yellow Cargo (1936) as Monty Brace
25.
The Rest Cure (1936) as General
26.
Public Opinion (1935) as Paul Arnold
27.
Tomorrow's Children (1934) as Father O'Brien
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
28.
High School Girl (1934) as Bryson
Her mother always raised Beth to be a 'good girl', but never really specified how to be good. One evening her mother decides Beth cannot go to a party even though she had promised Beth she could go. Beth sneaks out of the house anyway and spends some time with a boy she is in love with. A biology teacher decides that if parents don't tell their children the dangers of the human body, he should do it in order to prevent more accidents from happening. Beth suddenly starts to cry and runs out of the classroom. When her mother hears about this, she thinks that Beth was shocked of having to hear those things and she, together with some of her friends, ask the school to do something about this degenerate teacher. But that was not the reason why Beth was so upset.
29.
Name the Woman (1934) as Blake
30.
The Heart of Maryland (1921) as Alan Kendrick
31.
Something Different (1920) as Don Luis Vargas
32.
Stripped for a Million (1919) as Stanley Warren
33.
Devil Mccare (1919) as Devil McCare
34.
Breezy Jim (1919) as Breezy Jim
35.
The Finger of Justice (1918) as Noel Delaney
36.
The Eye of Envy (1917) as Ambition, the blacksmith
37.
Unto the End (1917) as Jim O'Neill
38.
The Single Code (1917) as Hugh Carrington
39.
The Painted Lie (1917) as Lieutenant David Grayton
40.
The Blood of His Fathers (1917) as Morgan Gray/Abel Gray
41.
The Love Liar (1916) as David McCare
42.
A Law unto Himself (1916) as Allan Dwight/Jean Belleau
43.
Vengeance Is Mine (1916) as John Loring
44.
The Wasted Years (1916) as Old Weatherby/Harry Weatherby
45.
The Conscience of John David (1916) as John David
46.
48.
The Corsair (1914) as The corsair

Writer (feature film)

49.
House of Women (1962) as Writ (see note)
A young woman is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years.
50.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Screenwriter
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
51.
Mysterious Island (1961) as Screenwriter
Escaped Civil War POWs end up on an island populated by giant animals.
52.
Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Story
Epic tale of the Biblical king''s seduction by a pagan queen.
53.
The Bat (1959) as Scr story and scr
A female mystery novelist turns detective to unmask a demented killer.
54.
Monkey on My Back (1957) as Writer
Real-life prizefighter Barney Ross fights drug addiction to get back into the ring.
55.
Battle Stations (1956) as Screenwriter
56.
Women's Prison (1955) as Screenwriter
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.
57.
The Phenix City Story (1955) as Screenwriter
A crusading lawyer takes on the corrupt machine running a Southern town.
58.
The Phenix City Story (1955) as Documented in Phenix City by
A crusading lawyer takes on the corrupt machine running a Southern town.
59.
The Mad Magician (1954) as Story and Screenplay
Betrayed by his manager, a master magician uses his skills to seek revenge.
60.
Crime Wave (1954) as Screenwriter
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
61.
House of Wax (1953) as Screenwriter
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
62.
The Lion and the Horse (1952) as Writer
A cowboy fights to save a wild horse from its exploitative owner.
63.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) as Written for Screen by
Three children from a small village claim to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary.
64.
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) as Screenwriter
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
65.
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) as Writer
A warden and his assistant clash over prison reform, triggering a violent riot.
66.
Outside the Wall (1950) as Screenwriter
67.
The Story of Molly X (1949) as Writer
Molly's husband Rick was a gang leader somewhere in the middle west. When he's shot, the tough woman moves to S.F. with a couple of the gang to start anew. Disguised as a noble woman, she and her gang rob security transports. But when one day Rob confesses to her that he killed Rick out of jealousy, she shoots him down immediately. In lack of proof she can't be convicted for the murder, but she goes to jail for the robberies. It's a new and very open female prison, where she learns a profession for the first time in her life.
68.
Adventures of Casanova (1948) as From a story by
69.
Adventures of Casanova (1948) as Screenwriter
70.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Screenwriter
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
71.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Original Story
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
72.
Canon City (1948) as Writer
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
73.
The Spiritualist (1948) as Original Story
On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind...
74.
The Red Stallion (1947) as Orig scr
Yong Joel Curtis (Ted Donaldson) finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother (Jane Darwell) is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride (Robert Paige), as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts.
75.
The Devil on Wheels (1947) as Orig story and scr
American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them out in the mid-forties as part of their let-this-be-a-lesson-to-you genre, preceded by the zoot-suiter and jitter-buggers films, which was better than the social guidance films teen-agers were being overdosed on at school. PRC did at least use card-carrying members of SAG. This one is a sermon against speeding, and Darryl Hickman has it brought straight home to him when he side-swipes a car and causes a collision in which his best friend is killed---the fate of all best friends in juvenile-theme movies including "Rebel Without a Cause"--- and his mother is injured. Lots of lecturing precedes and follows.
76.
Born to Speed (1947) as Screenwriter
77.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Screenwriter
78.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Original Story
79.
A Night of Adventure (1944) as Screenwriter
A lawyer tries to clear his wife's lover of murder charges.
80.
King of the Lumberjacks (1940) as Screenwriter
A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend's girl.
81.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Original Story
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
82.
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Original Story
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
83.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Screenwriter
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
84.
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Screenwriter
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
85.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Screenwriter
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
86.
Crime School (1938) as Screenwriter
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
87.
The Invisible Menace (1938) as Screenwriter
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
88.
Crime School (1938) as Story
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
89.
Penrod's Double Trouble (1938) as Screenwriter
A missing boy's lookalike takes his place and raises havoc.
90.
Over the Wall (1938) as Orig scr
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
91.
Her Husband's Secretary (1937) as Story
A businessman buys trouble when he hires his wife's best friend as his secretary.
92.
Dance Charlie Dance (1937) as Screenwriter
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
93.
El carnaval del diablo (1937) as Orig story and scr
94.
Alcatraz Island (1937) as Orig scr
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
95.
Navy Spy (1937) as Screenwriter
96.
West of Shanghai (1937) as Screenwriter
A Chinese warlord holds three fugitives prisoner.
97.
El capitán Tormenta (1937) as Screenwriter
98.
It's Love I'm After (1937) as Contr to dial
A squabbling stage couple gets mixed up with an amorous fan and her jealous suitor.
99.
Yellow Cargo (1936) as Original Story
100.
Captain Calamity (1936) as Screenwriter
In the South Seas, Bill Jones (George Houston), captain of the schooner "Marigold", is known as Captain Calamity as he is quick to fight or frolic. Stone broke on the island of Quica and with his ship in need or re-stocking, Bill accepts an ancient Spanish doubloon from a young Australian named Carr (Barry Norton)in exchange for taking him to Tapillo, where Carr can take a ship to Sidney. Bill gives the doubloon to trader Joblin (Louis Natheaux)for supplies, and does not bother to correct the trader's impression that he has found a fabulous horde of pirate gold. With Madame Gruen (Margaret Irving), a slatternly jade who runs a waterfront boarding house, and Samson (the ever-oily Roy D'Arcy), her paramour, Joblin schemes to seize Captain Bill's supposed treasure trove. Together, they gather a a crew of cutthroats, led by Black Pierre (George J. Lewis), leader of the scum of the waterfront dives, to seize the treasure. Bill also meets Dr. Kelkey (Crane Wilbur), loser in many bouts with a brandy bottle, and his ward, Madge Lewis (Marian Nixon), on a mission to find the man who murdered and robbed her father in Australia. Bill agrees to help her, but does not remember her as the young girl he had saved from a sinking ship a dozen years before.
101.
The Rest Cure (1936) as Additional Dialogue
102.
The Devil on Horseback (1936) as Story and Screenplay
103.
Yellow Cargo (1936) as Screenwriter
104.
On Probation (1935) as Story
105.
The Unwelcome Stranger (1935) as Screenwriter
106.
Tomorrow's Children (1934) as Screenwriter
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
107.
The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) as Contract Writer
108.
Children of Pleasure (1930) as Dial
A Jewish songwriter forsakes his heritage for a society girl.
109.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Dial
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
110.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Cont
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
111.
The Blood of His Fathers (1917) as Story
112.
The Painted Lie (1917) as Story
113.
The Single Code (1917) as Story
114.
The Eye of Envy (1917) as Scen
115.
The Painted Lie (1917) as Scen
116.
117.
Vengeance Is Mine (1916) as Scen

Director (short)

118.
I Am An American (1944)
This short film follows the history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout U.S. history. Vitaphone Release 1266A.
119.
I Won't Play (1944)
In this short film, a Marine boasts his skill as an entertainer, much to the disbelief of his friends. Vitaphone Release 1286A.
120.
The Bill of Rights (1939)
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
121.
Quiet, Please (1939)
In this short film, a temperamental film director has a tendency of changing his films in the middle of production. Vitaphone Release 9240-9241.
122.
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
This short historical film focuses on the creation of the Monroe Doctrine. Vitaphone Release 9436-9437.
123.
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
This short film offers an account of the meeting of the Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Vitaphone Release 8874-8875.
124.
Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
In this musical short, a director making a western struggles to find a good lead actress. Vitaphone Release 8960-8961.
125.
The Man Without a Country (1937)
This short film focuses on a disgraced U.S. army officer. Vitaphone Release 8369-8370.
126.
Romance of Louisiana (1937)
This short film tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase.
127.
Romance of Robert Burns, The (1937)
This short film presents the story behind Robert Burns' famous song "Auld Lang Syne." Vitaphone Release 7874-7875.

Writer (short)

128.
I Am An American (1944)
This short film follows the history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout U.S. history. Vitaphone Release 1266A.
129.
Old Hickory (1940)
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.
130.
Quiet, Please (1939)
In this short film, a temperamental film director has a tendency of changing his films in the middle of production. Vitaphone Release 9240-9241.
131.
Swingtime in the Movies (1938)
In this musical short, a director making a western struggles to find a good lead actress. Vitaphone Release 8960-8961.
132.
Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)
This musical short spoofs the production of Hollywood movies.
133.
Romance of Louisiana (1937)
This short film tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase.
134.
Day at Santa Anita, A (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer's daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.

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