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Director (feature film)

Girl in Room 20 (1949) as Director
Juke Joint (1947) as Director
The gang at a small club stages a jitterbug contest.
Beale Street Mama (1946) as Director
Dirty Gertie from Harlem, U.S.A. (1946) as Director
A lady band leader leaves a string of jilted men in her wake.
Go Down, Death! (1946) as Director
Gangsters try to frame a minister out to clean up their Southern town.
Of One Blood (1945) as Director
Marching On! (1943) as Director
The Blood of Jesus (1941) as Director
A rural black woman lying near death is torn between heaven and hell.
Tenderfeet (1928) as Director

Cast (feature film)

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1964) as Hospital assistants
The year is 1885, and necropheliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. Several years later he remarries, with the intention of using the blood of his new bride to bring his first wife's rotting corpse back to life.
Girl in Room 20 (1949) as Joe Phillips
Juke Joint (1947) as [Bad News Johnson, also known as] Whitney Vanderbilt
The gang at a small club stages a jitterbug contest.
Go Down, Death! (1946) as
Gangsters try to frame a minister out to clean up their Southern town.
Beale Street Mama (1946) as Bad News Johnson
Dirty Gertie from Harlem, U.S.A. (1946) as Old Hager
A lady band leader leaves a string of jilted men in her wake.
Of One Blood (1945) as Wesley Hill
The Blood of Jesus (1941) as Ras Jackson
A rural black woman lying near death is torn between heaven and hell.
Son of Ingagi (1940) as Nelson
The Bronze Buckaroo (1939) as Pete
Two cowboys help a girl whose father has been killed.
Harlem Rides the Range (1939) as Watson
A singing cowboy protects the beautiful heir to a radium mine.
Bad Boy (1939) as Terry
Two Gun Man from Harlem (1938) as Butch Carter
When a cowboy is framed for murder, he travels to Harlem and masquerades as a gangster.
Harlem on the Prairie (1937) as Doc Clayburn
Coronado (1935) as Black man with perambulator
The Virginia Judge (1935) as Granby Tucker
Georgia Rose (1930) as Ezra
Tenderfeet (1928) as

Writer (feature film)

Of One Blood (1945) as Writer
Marching On! (1943) as Writer
The Blood of Jesus (1941) as Writer
A rural black woman lying near death is torn between heaven and hell.
Son of Ingagi (1940) as Story and cont
Harlem Rides the Range (1939) as Story
A singing cowboy protects the beautiful heir to a radium mine.
Harlem Rides the Range (1939) as Screenwriter
A singing cowboy protects the beautiful heir to a radium mine.
Tenderfeet (1928) as Orig story and asst title wrt

Music (feature film)

Meet Monica Velour (2010)
Awkward teenager Tobe sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clu
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man an
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cos
We Own the Night (2007)
Bobby Green has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party, as
Reign Over Me (2007)
Former college roomates Charlie Fineman and Alan Johnson meet up again by chance on a Manhattan street corner. Five years after losing his family on 9/11, Charlie--once a successful dentist--has retreated from his life, and Alan is stunned to see the changes in his formerly gregarious friend. At the
Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that
Cinderella Man (2005) as Song ("Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble")
During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the "Cinderella Man"--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The (2004) as Song ("I Ain'T Got Nobody")
There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treache
The Aviator (2004) as Composer
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
Bachelor, The (1999) as Song ("Just A Gigolo/I Ain'T Got Nobody (Medley)")
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy''s grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
Lolita (1997) as Song ("Royal Garden Blues")
The year is 1947 and Humbert Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small town to take a teaching post. He rooms with a sexy widow named Charlotte Haze and her 12-year-old daughter Lolita. Charlotte sees the dashing Humbert as the fulfillment of all her dreams and avidly begins to p
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) as Song ("Just A Gigolo/I Ain'T Got Nobody")
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
Mobsters (1991) as Song ("Everybody Loves My Baby")
A story about the rise of the mob involving the young Manhattan hoods: Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello.
Pretty Woman (1990) as Song ("You Don'T Understand")
A millionaire turns a streetwalker into a lady for one weekend.
New York Stories (1989) as Song "I'Ve Found A New Baby" ("Oedipus Wrecks")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Angel Heart (1987) as Song ("Basin Street Blues")
A gumshoe private investigator is hired by a mysterious and malevolent client to find a missing crooner who owes him on a debt, but when the PI starts his investigation he is thwarted by the murders of his possible witnesses and haunted by unexplainable demonic nightmares. As he nears and nears his
Raging Bull (1980) as Composer
Hard-hitting biography of middle-weight champ Jake La Motta, whose life was haunted by violence inside and outside the ring.
Saint Jack (1979) as Songs ("I Ain'T Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll" "Basin Street Blues")
Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on Paul Theroux's novel.
Saint Jack (1979) as Music
Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on Paul Theroux's novel.
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm (1962) as Composer
Two British teens and their friends bring "traditional" jazz to a small English town.
The Gene Krupa Story (1960) as Composer
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Composer
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
Jazz Ball (1958) as Composer
Satchmo the Great (1957) as Composer
Love Me or Leave Me (1955) as Composer
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Composer
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
The Strip (1951) as Composer
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
New Orleans (1947) as Composer
A gambling-hall owner goes straight when he discovers the market for Chicago jazz.
Louisiana (1947) as Composer
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) as Composer
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to go to their next engagement when a kid steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother play the trombone. Shenanigans ensue following Goodman's offering the brother a job with the band.
Atlantic City (1944) as Composer
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
Scatterbrain (1940) as Composer

Visual Effects (feature film)

Adrift (1971) as English titles
A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with her, but his own wife seems to be in love with the strange young woman.

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