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Director (feature film)

Heartaches (1947) as Assistant Director
Blackmail (1947) as Assistant Director
A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he already has, and he is marked for murder.
Crime of the Century (1946) as Assistant Director
Specter of the Rose (1946) as Assistant Director
Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The company takes its new production on tour. But Sanine's control seems to be slipping...
Dakota (1945) as Assistant Director
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
Wagon Wheels Westward (1945) as Assistant Director
While not exact remakes, two 1945 westerns - Republic's Wagon Wheels Westward and Monogram's Springtime in Texas - are close enough to the plot of Universal's 1943 Cheyenne Roundup to be labeled next-of-kin versions. Republic's offering finds The Duchess (Alice Fleming) and her nephew Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) setting out to pioneer a new stagecoach line through the wild, rough country leading to Desert Springs, a small, isolated town. To ensure the customer base for the new line, they are bringing with them a wagon train of prospective settlers who want land of their own and have the cash to pay for it. Red and the Duchess are unaware that their letter to John Larkin (Bob McKenzie), the hotel owner and land agent in Desert Springs, has been intercepted by Dave McKean (Roy Barcroft) and his henchmen. McKean has intentions of letting Larkin complete the land deals and then he and his gang will steal the money. Arriving in Desert Springs, McKean & Co. are startled to find the town completely deserted (because of a rumored gold strike elsewhere), with signs that all of the citizens pulled out in a hurry. Seeing this as even a better opportunity, McKean sets himself and his men up as the town's officials and await the arrival of the prospective pigeons. An added subplot involves newly-wed Arlie Adams (Linda Stirling), a member of the wagon train, being blackmailed by Lunsford (George J. Lewis) over an earlier scandal and, while she was innocently involved, still doesn't want husband Bob Adams (Jay Kirby) to learn about it.
Santa Fe Saddlemates (1945) as Assistant Director
Governor Price (Frank Jaquet) sends Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton (Linda Stirling) is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on the smuggling story. By posing as an expected outlaw named Brazos Kane (Kenne Duncan), Sunset becomes a member of the gang. Ann discovers his real identity and purpose but conceals her knowledge, even from him.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Assistant Director
An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945) as Assistant Director
Colorado Pioneers (1945) as Assistant Director
In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.
Brazil (1944) as Assistant Director
Thoroughbreds (1944) as Assistant Director
Silver City Kid (1944) as Assistant Director
Molybdenum deposits can make a man rich, but Stoner finds that the deposits run under the Clayton Ranch. Judge Ballard wants the Ranch so he has Garvey shoot Steve. When Ruth blames Stoner for the death of Steve, Ballard shoots Stoner and puts the blame on Ruth, who is holding the gun. This way, Ballard has no partners. While Garvey tries to shoot Jack over and over, Jack is looking for evidence to clear Ruth and convict Ballard.
The San Antonio Kid (1944) as Assistant Director
A geologist has found oil on the neighboring ranches and teams up with Ace who has his gang create a reign of terror to get the ranchers to sell out. But to get rid of Red Ryder, Ace sends for the San Antonio Kid. Arriving, the Kid has a freak accident and Red comes along to save his life. When the Kid later meets with Ace he learns that Red is the man he has been paid to kill.
The Port of Forty Thieves (1944) as Assistant Director
Call of the South Seas (1944) as Assistant Director
The Man with Two Lives (1942) as Assistant Director
Phillip Bennett (Edward Norris) and Louise Hammond (Eleanor Lawson), engaged to be married, are returning from her home after the engagement party, and Phillip is apparently killed in an automobile accident. Dr. Clarke (Edward Keane) is called and asked to bring Phillip back to life as he has been able to do so on animals. Panino, a vicious criminal, is to be electrocuted that same night at midnight. Dr. Clarke performs his operation a few minutes before this, and as Panino dies his soul enters Phillip's body, and he lives. Phillip is brought home but seems to have amnesia, as he does not recognize any one. He goes instinctively for Panino's haunts, and gradually assumes leadership of the gang and its business. Hobart Bennet (Frederick Burton), Phillip's father, becomes worried because of his newly-developed attitude and continued absence from home. A crime wave and gang-war breaks out in the city, with many killings. Mr. Bennett and Dr. Clarke go to the gang's hideout, and both are recognized by other gangsters. They question the men regarding Phillip's connection with the gangsters, and tell them that Phillip is Bennett's son. Phillip/Panino learns of this and murders the members of the gang who have found out his identity, but doesn't know that a brother of one of the slain men also knows the secret. The brother tips the police about a robbery Phillip has planned but he escapes the trap and returns home. He kills a detective that has followed him, but is in turn killed by Dr. Clarke.
Roar of the Press (1941) as Assistant Director
Road to Happiness (1941) as Assistant Director
The Ape (1940) as Assistant Director
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
The Old Swimmin' Hole (1940) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

Death Valley (1981) as Cronie
A divorcee, her son and her boyfriend are on a vacation in the beautiful but deadly Death Valley. What starts out as an ordinary, leisurely trip turns into a nightmare when they happen upon a murder and find themselves pursued by a maniac.
Used Cars (1980) as Bailiff
When his boss is killed, a car salesman tries to save the lot and his job.
Outside Chance (1978) as Judge
A lady advertising executive finds herself in a smalltown jail after being terrorized on a drive from Los Angeles to New York by two hitchhikers who steal her car and leave her unconscious by the roadside. She becomes a fugitive after killing her jailer during a rape attempt and breaking out with on
Speedtrap (1977)
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Nobeck's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Nobeck at last unravels the identity of the thief.
Incredible Rocky Mountain Race, The (1977)
A lighthearted western involving a madcap grudge race from Missouri to California between a young Mark Twain and his long-time rival, Mike Fink, with the aid of a slightly daft Indian.
Peace for a Gunfighter (1967) as Wells Fargo agent
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Stagehand/vendor
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
Mister Cory (1957) as Dishwasher
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Bellboy at Sands
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
The Opposite Sex (1956) as Man in bar
In this musical remake of The Women, a happily married singer lets her catty friends convince her to file for divorce.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Cameraman
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Pete's taxi driver
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Taxi driver
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
Are You with It? (1948) as Inebriated man
Killer McCoy (1947) as Harry
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Wilson
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Lost Angel (1944) as Tough boy
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Tough corporal
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Thumbs Up (1943) as Jitterbug solidier
Bombardier (1943) as Army clerk
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Freshman
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Locker boy
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Usher
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Taxi driver
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Groom
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) as Messenger
As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.
Remember the Day (1942) as Bell boy
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Bellhop
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
Let's Make Music (1941) as Bellhop
A spinster schoolteacher becomes a national sensation when she writes a big-band hit.
Parachute Battalion (1941) as Cullens
Army men train for the parachute corps.
Cadet Girl (1941) as
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
Yesterday's Heroes (1940) as Bus boy
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Bellboy
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Newsboy
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Bus boy
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Sporting Blood (1940) as Jockey
A young man trying to rebuild the family racing stables falls for the daughter of a bitter rival.
In Name Only (1939) as Bellhop
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
Invitation to Happiness (1939) as First youth
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
Always Goodbye (1938) as Elevator operator
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Bellboy
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
Block-Heads (1938) as Bellboy
Chaos erupts when a man tries to help an old war buddy.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Bellhop
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
Follow the Fleet (1936) as
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
The Payoff (1935) as
A sports columnist''''s greedy wife talks him into shilling for a wrestling promoter.
Death on the Diamond (1934) as Newsboy
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
Home on the Range (1934) as "Flash" Roberts
Gridiron Flash (1934) as Freshman
A college football team recruits a tough convict.
From Hell to Heaven (1933) as Pepper Murphy

Music (feature film)

King Creole (1958) as Composer
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) as Prod supv
A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Unit Manager
Ghost Town Law (1942) as Production Manager
Below the Border (1942) as Production Manager
Scully has forced Joe Collins who works on the Garcia ranch to give him information so his men can steal the family jewels. But the Rough Riders are on the job. Buck poses as a wanted outlaw to get into the gang, Tim as a cattle buyer, and Sandy is collecting information as the saloon janitor. As usual they pretend not to know each other.
Forbidden Trails (1941) as Production Manager
Trapped in a burning cabin by ex-cons Fulton and Howard, Roberts has his horse Silver drag him to safety. He then joins McCall and Hopkins as they go after Fulton, Howard, and their boss Cramer.

Cast (special)

Dooley Brothers, The (1979) as Doctor
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

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

From Here to Eternity (1979) as Doctor
An expanded new version of the 1953 movie classic taken from James Jones' memorable first novel dealing with military life in Hawaii on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Burt Lancaster-Deborah Kerr-Montgomery Clift-Frank Sinatra-Donna Reed roles were here played by (respectively) William De

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