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Director (feature film)

Stagecoach to Fury (1956) as Assistant Director
The Big Combo (1955) as Assistant Director
A police detective tries to convict a mob boss by going to the man's girlfriend.
Killers from Space (1954) as Assistant Director
Atomic scientist Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes while on an investigatory mission after a nuclear test. Showing up at the base later, he is given sodium pentathol after being caught in espionage activities. He is not believed as he relates how he was captured by aliens who plan on conquering Earth by using giant animals and insects.
Combat Squad (1953) as Assistant Director
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infrantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher (John Ireland), captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin (Lon McCallister.)
The Great Jesse James Raid (1953) as 2d asst dir
Phantom from Space (1953) as Assistant Director
An alien being lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while being pursued by government authorities, revealing himself to be invisible.
Miss Body Beautiful (1953) as Assistant Director
Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) as Assistant Director
The jungle king's cousin tries to get him to help find a diamond treasure.
One Too Many (1951) as Assistant Director
Secrets of Beauty (1951) as Assistant Director
I Killed Geronimo (1950) as Assistant Director
The Flying Saucer (1950) as Assistant Director
The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.
There's a Girl in My Heart (1950) as Assistant Director
Once a Thief (1950) as Assistant Director
A hard-luck woman falls for a con man.
Alimony (1949) as Assistant Director
Parole, Inc. (1948) as Assistant Director
The Vicious Circle (1948) as Assistant Director
Devil's Cargo (1948) as Assistant Director
Glamour Girl (1948) as Assistant Director
Mary Lou (1948) as Assistant Director
Hollywood Barn Dance (1947) as Assistant Director
A country-western band tries to raise money to rebuild their small-town church.
Yankee Fakir (1947) as Assistant Director
Shortly after medicine show man Davis arives in town the local Border Patrolman is found dead and it is called an accident. Davis thinks it was murder but his snooping for information only gets him put into jail. Learning an old timer he grubstaked has found gold, he has him arrive posing as his millionaire uncle. He has him offer an unusual $50,000 reward for the town's worst person hoping it will lead to the identification of the killer.
Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947) as Assistant Director
Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter) is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents (Regina Wallace and Douglas Wood) think. When the show closes, she brings two of her chorus friends, Patti Calhoun (June Preisser) and Vicki Adams (Judy Clark), home with her. In addition to trying to make her friends acceptable to the snooty society of which her family is part, she is also being blackmailed by a rival. She and her two friends win over the blue-bloods with a couple of chorus routines, and she discloses she will be marrying the butler, Tommy Randell (Jimmy Lloyd), rather than the pompous Freddie Ainsley (Rick Vallin).
Sea Hound, The (1947) as Director
Columbia's 34th serial production starring Buster Crabbe, the Serial King himself, who had the lead in five from Universal and two for Columbia, was based on the radio serial,("Captain Silver's Log of) The Sea Hound", heard on the Blue Network 1942-44,on Mutual 1946-47 and, briefly on ABC in 1948, and also the comic book (six issues across four years) that had little demand in 1945-49 and not much now among Golden Age collectors, with Crabbe, playing Captain Silver and getting more money for it than producer Sam Katzman paid for the rights to use the character, and some claim the copyright owner may have paid Katzman to use the character. Captain Silver (Buster Crabbe) and his friends---Jerry (Ralph Hodges) and seagoing cowboy Tex (Jimmy Lloyd) and a chinese inventor named Kukai (Spencer Chan) ---are cruising through tropical waters, between California and Catalina, aboard the "Sea Hound" when they pick up an SOS from the yacht "Esmeralda." Silver sails to Typhoon Cove and finds the yacht under attack by "pirates." Aboard the attacked craft are Ann Whitney (Pamela Blake), yacht owner Stanley Rand (Hugh Prosser) and Vardman (Pierce Lyden.) Silver and crew beat off the attackers and he learns that Ann is searching for her father, John Whitney (Milton Kibbee), who vanished into the jungle during a search for a fabulous treasure of Spanish gold. Later, Silver discovers the "pirates" are in the employ of a sinister master-criminal known as the Admiral (Robert Barron.) Using a map in Rand's possession, Silver locates the treasure chest when he descends to the ocean floor in a diving suit, but finds it empty. 14 water-logged, none-too-thrilling chapters later, Silver locates the treasure, rescues Ann's father and puts an end to the Admiral and his henchmen, including Rand and Vardman who veteran serial-watchers had an eye on as far back as chapter 1.
The Pretender (1947) as Assistant Director
Canyon Passage (1946) as Assistant Director
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
Honeymoon Ahead (1945) as Assistant Director
Swing Out Sister (1945) as Assistant Director
Code of the Lawless (1945) as Assistant Director
A newcomer to Pecos succeeds in smashing a holding company which has been levying unwarranted taxes upon the ranchers. He does so by posing as the son of the head of the company. He later reveals himself to be an agent of the U. S. Department of the Interior.
River Gang (1945) as Assistant Director
The Mummy's Curse (1945) as Assistant Director
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Assistant Director
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Assistant Director
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Assistant Director
Pardon My Rhythm (1944) as Assistant Director
Cobra Woman (1944) as Assistant Director
Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Assistant Director
The Merry Monahans (1944) as Assistant Director
Chip Off the Old Block (1944) as Assistant Director
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Assistant Director
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943) as Assistant Director
Wade Benson (Johnny Mack Brown), road construction boss anxious to help the East-West Company obtain the government mail franchise, is aided by his pal, Cyril Addlebert "Si" Dugan (Fuzzy Knight). Through the treachery of a rival line, Wade is forced to kill gunman Smoke Dawson (Reed Howes). Bob Courtney (Tex Ritter), representing eastern interests, witnesses the shooting, as does Kay Randolph (Jennifer Holt), and the two, being unaware of the plot against Wade, turn against him. Meanwhile, the rival company is actively frustrating the East-West plans and forces Wade's stage-line road crew to quit work. Following a fight, Bob makes up his mind to help Wade and talks the men into rushing the last bridge through to completion in time for the government's test run.
Raiders of San Joaquin (1943) as Assistant Director
Hers to Hold (1943) as Assistant Director
How's About It? (1943) as Assistant Director
Marion Bliss (Grace McDonald), a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby (Robert Paige), of a giant music publishing house. Alf (Shemp Howard) is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity.
Follow the Band (1943) as Assistant Director
Hi' Ya, Chum (1943) as Assistant Director
Top Man (1943) as Assistant Director
Below the Border (1942) as Assistant Director
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.
Down Texas Way (1942) as Assistant Director
The Old Chisholm Trail (1942) as Assistant Director
A cattle driver gets caught in the battle between a ruthless female rancher and the woman running a trading post.
Riders of the West (1942) as Assistant Director
In this entry of Monogram's "Rough Riders" series (no relationship to the dull TV series of the 50's), Ma Turner (Sarah Padden) of Red Bluff sends for U.S.Marshal Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) to investigate a series of wide-spread rustling in the area. Town banker Miller (Walter McGrail), saloon-owner Duke Mason (Harry Woods) and the crooked sheriff (Lee Phelps) are in cahoots with rancher John Holt, but they double-cross and kill him. His son Steve (Dennis Moore) witnesses the murder and kills the sheriff. Buck arrives and arrests Steve. Marshal Tim McCall (Tim McCoy), posing as an outlaw, gains the confidence of the gang and engineers the escape, with Buck's knowledge, of Steve from the jail. Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), the third Marshal of the trio, poses as a peddler and learns that the gang intends to do away with Buck and rides to the Turner ranch to warn him. Red (Bud Osborne), a Turner ranch hand but also a member of the gang, overhears Buck telling Ma that Tim is really a U.S. Marshal, and he has Miller and Mason informed.
Ghost Town Law (1942) as Assistant Director
Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) as Assistant Director
Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.
One Thrilling Night (1942) as Assistant Director
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
Forbidden Trails (1941) as Assistant Director
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.
Murder by Invitation (1941) as Assistant Director
You're Out of Luck (1941) as Assistant Director
Phantom of Chinatown (1940) as Assistant Director
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong fights to keep a killer from winning control of a rich oil deposit.
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Director
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
Range Defenders (1937) as Director
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937) as Director
Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.
The Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) as Director
After a member of an archeological expedition is murdered, Stony convinces the other two reluctant Mesquiteers to accompany them. After another member is killed it becomes apparent that Rutledge and the Indian Otah are the culprits, but they are now in Indian territory without food and water.
Vigilantes Are Coming, The (1936) as Director
Winds of the Wasteland (1936) as Director
The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.
Roarin' Lead (1936) as Director
The Big Show (1936) as Director
When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his double Gene Autry to impersonate him. But Ford owes gangster Rico $10,000 and Rico arrives to collect. He fails to get the money but learns that Autry is an impersonator and now blackmails Wilson and his movie studio.
Laughing Irish Eyes (1936) as Assistant Director
The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) as Assistant Director
Comin' Round the Mountain (1936) as Director
The Singing Cowboy (1936) as Director
When Gene's boss is murdered, the bosses daughter is seriously injured. To raise money for her operation, Gene and the ranch hands enter the new medium of television as singers. When they do well the bank agrees to lend them the needed money. Martin is after the ranch and he was the murderer. Now he has to make sure the daughter doesn't get the operation so he sends his henchmen out to wreck Gene's equipment.
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936) as Director
A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our hero is blamed. He convinces the local Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival high priest Porotu.
The Healer (1935) as Assistant Director
The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1935) as Assistant Director
The Outlaw Tamer (1935) as Assistant Director
Cappy Ricks Returns (1935) as Director
The Loudspeaker (1934) as Assistant Director
Monte Carlo Nights (1934) as Assistant Director
Jane Eyre (1934) as Assistant Director
Jane Eyre is an orphan who was raised by her aunt until she came to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. But Jane is attracted by the intelligent and energetic Sir Rochester, a man of almost twice her age. But just when Sir Rochester seems to pay attention to her, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram to stay at his house.
Somewhere in Sonora (1933) as Director
A young cowhand gets roped into the outlaw''s life when he''s falsely accused of a crime.
War of the Range (1933) as Assistant Director
Man from Monterey (1933) as Director
A U.S. Cavalry officer tries to protect Spanish landowners in California.
Riding for Justice (1932) as Assistant Director
Buck Randall (Buck Jones), a happy-go-lucky cowhand on the ranch owned by Tom Wilson (William Walling), is in town and heads for the Red Front Saloon where, in compliance with a town ordinance, he is ordered to give up his gun but refuses. Escaping the altercation with Marshal Joseph Slyde (Russell Simpson) and his chief deputy, Alex Frame (Walter Miller), Buck seeks shelter in the Marshal's house at the edge of town. He meets Mary Slyde (Mary Doran), the Marshal's young, pretty, charming and unhappy wife and they are attracted to each other. While Slyde and a posse are combing the countryside for Buck, Frame is left behind to protect Mary and, the posse is barely out of sight, before Frames is forcing his unwanted attention upon her. He is shot and Mary, in shock, thinks she did it as does Buck who has returned to the house. When the Marshal and his men arrive, Buck takes the blame for Frame's death and is held for murder.
Hello Trouble (1932) as Assistant Director
After killing a friend in a gunfight, Jeff Douglas quits the Texas Rangers. He arrives at the Kenyon ranch just as Jonathan Kenyon apparently commits suicide. He and Janet Kenyon then become the new half owners. At first he refuses to wear a gun and is believed to be a coward, but as trouble mounts he straps it on once again.
Haunted Gold (1932) as Director
A cowboy and his girl fight bandits and a ghost over an abandoned mine.
South of the Rio Grande (1932) as Assistant Director
After being duped by Consuello into losing the family fortune, Carlos' brother Juan commits suicide. When Carlos next meets Consuello, she is the bride to be of his friend Ramon and this means more trouble.
Shotgun Pass (1931) as Assistant Director
Texas Ranger (1931) as Assistant Director
The Avenger (1931) as Assistant Director
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
Branded (1931) as Assistant Director
Dale and sidekick 'Swede' break up a stage robbery only to be arrested for the robbery. Escaping to a new town they make an enemy of Moore. When the Sheriff arrives looking for the two, Moore and his men go after them planning to kill them.
The Deadline (1931) as Assistant Director
On parole from prison for a murder he did not commit, and not allowed to carry a gun, Buck sets out to find the real killer. His clue is a corner torn off a wanted poster with some handwriting on it.
Range Feud (1931) as Assistant Director
Ranchers Walton and Turner are losing cattle to rustlers and they each blame the other. After Walton and Clint Turner argue, Walton is found shot and Sheriff Gordon has to arrest his friend Clint. With Clint scheduled to be hung, Gordon desperately looks for evidence to clear him.
Border Law (1931) as Assistant Director
Desert Vengeance (1931) as Assistant Director
Brother and sister Hugh and Anne Dixon pull their fake suicide scam on Jim Cardew. Hugh leaves a note for Jim to take care of Anne. After Jim proposes and leaves money to Anne, he learns of their scheme. Not revealing his knowledge he gets them to return with him to his desert hideout where he and his outlaw gang reside and from which the Dixon's only escape is 30 miles of desert on foot.
One Man Law (1931) as Assistant Director
Shadow Ranch (1930) as Assistant Director
When cowpunchers Sim and Ranny get fired, Ranny heads for Shadow Ranch. Later on, Sim arrives just as Ranny is being buried. He then sets out to find the killer that shot him in the back.
Men Without Law (1930) as Assistant Director
Returning from the war, Buck finds his younger brother in trouble. Trailing him he gets caught by Murdock who takes his letter of introduction to the Del Ray's. Posing as Buck, Murdock takes Del Ray's jewels and his daughter Jaunita. To effect Murdock's capture and to rescue Juanita, Buck now poses as Murdock.
Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927) as Assistant Director
Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.
The Outlaw Dog (1927) as Assistant Director
Riding for Life (1926) as Director
Crossed Signals (1926) as Addl dir
Red Blood (1926) as Assistant Director
Donald Custer loses in a poker game to 'Ace High' having forged his father's name to a check. Knowing the game was crooked, Buck returns to retrieve the check only to find Donald already there and Carlotta dead. When Buck sends Donald away, things look bad when 'Ace High' finds him with the body.
The Ace of Clubs (1926) as Assistant Director
Ransom (1920)
Masked (1920)

Cast (feature film)

No More Women (1934) as <I>Pelican</I> crew
Name the Woman (1934) as Henchman
Hunted Men (1930) as
Spitzer wants the Gordon ranch, so he has his men waylay and rob him as he returns with money. Dick finding the body also finds a blood soaked money wrapper, a clue that will help him find the culprits.
The Lone Horseman (1929) as
Rancher Jack Gardner (Tom Tyler) is ambushed and awakens in a hospital and finds that his ranch has been illegally sold out from under him to an old lady (Emma Tansey as Mrs. B. Tanzey) and her niece Peggy (Charlotte Wynn.) Believing the new owner to be a man, because she is named Pat, Jack threatens many things, but when he meets "the nice old lady" and realizes she too is a victim, he takes another path to right both wrongs. Meanwhile, the swindler (J.P.McGowan, who also directed) has snooped around and discovered ore on the Gardner ranch, and is now trying to buy back what wasn't his to begin with.
Pioneers of the West (1929) as "Spike" Harkness
Silent Trail (1928) as
Arizona Days (1928) as [Villain]
Headin' Westward (1928) as Slim McGee
The Open Switch (1926) as Daniel Lonergan
Silver Fingers (1926) as Morgan
Mistaken Orders (1926) as The agent
Blood and Steel (1925) as Devore Palmer
Border Justice (1925) as Angus Bland
Riders of Mystery (1925) as Dan Blair
Border Intrigue (1925) as Juan Verdigo
Moccasins (1925) as Robert Barlow
Crossed Trails (1924) as Buck Sloman
Western Vengeance (1924) as Dick Sterling
Baffled (1924) as Spider Lewis
Single Handed (1923) as Milo
Red Courage (1921) as Sam Waters

Writer (feature film)

West of Santa Fe (1928) as Scen
Arizona Days (1928) as Scen

Producer (feature film)

The Three Mesquiteers (1936) as Supervisor
Lullaby and his World War I buddies head west to farmstead. When the Canfield brothers try to stop them, they get help from Stony and Tucson as Livingstone and Corrigan start their long run as Mesquiteers while Saylor makes his lone appearance.

Editing (feature film)

Trailin' Back (1928) as Film Editor
Trail Riders (1928) as Film Editor
Painted Trail (1928) as Film Editor

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) as Prod supv
Dragstrip Riot (1958) as Production Manager
Killers from Space (1954) as Prod supv
Atomic scientist Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes while on an investigatory mission after a nuclear test. Showing up at the base later, he is given sodium pentathol after being caught in espionage activities. He is not believed as he relates how he was captured by aliens who plan on conquering Earth by using giant animals and insects.
The Snow Creature (1954) as Prod supv
Two scientists steal the Yeti their Sherpas have found, and take it back to the USA in a big fridge. It escapes, of course, into the sewers from where it periodically emerges to commit rape and pillage.
Rubber Racketeers (1942) as Production Manager
Gilin (Ricardo Cortez), is just released from prison and now that the government has clamped down on the sale of tires, decides to enter the tire-stealing-for-resell racket. Driving home, he has a car wreck with defense workers Bill Barry (William Henry as Bill Henry) and Mary Dale (Barbara Read). His girl friend Nikki (Rochelle Hudson) persuades the gangster to settle Bill's claim by giving him the old car belonging to his Chinese servant Tom (Kam Tong), who is about to enter the army. Gilin sets up auto lots all over town where he sells cars and tires stolen by his gang. He also sells faulty synthetic tires and Mary's brother Freddy (Sam Edwards) is killed when one of those blows out. Bill and a group of defense workers try to trace the tire by its treads and finally locate one of Gilin's car lots as the place where it was sold. Gilin orders Nikki to set a trap for Bill so he can be eliminated. But Nikki warns Bill through Mary. Bill, feeling that Nikki knows the source of the "hot rubber" goes to see her at Gilin's apartment,where Gilin knocks him out. Tom, in his newly-issued Army uniform, pleas with his old boss to give up this unpatriotic racket and is shot by Gilin.
Klondike Fury (1942) as Production Manager
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
King of the Zombies (1941) as Production Manager
A mad scientist raises the dead to fight for Hitler in World War II.
I Killed That Man (1941) as Production Manager
Paper Bullets (1941) as Production Manager
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Production Manager
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
Hollywood Round-Up (1937) as Production Manager
An unemployed stunt man unwittingly signs on with crooks posing as filmmakers to rob banks.
Headin' East (1937) as Production Manager

Director (short)

Wells Fargo Days (1944)
In this short western, a gunman attempts to avoid trouble in a new town. Vitaphone Release 1226A.

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