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Maurice Wright

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Director (feature film)

Mutiny in the Arctic (1941) as Dialogue Director
A Dangerous Game (1941) as Dialogue Director
Lucky Devils (1941) as Dialogue Director
Men of the Timberland (1941) as Dialogue Director
The Leatherpushers (1940) as Dialogue Director
The Devil's Pipeline (1940) as Dialogue Director

Writer (feature film)

Zanzibar (1940) as Orig scr

Producer (feature film)

Childish Things (1969) as Associate Producer
Alcoholic ex-GI goes to work collecting debts for gangsters, commits various crimes, then has a religious conversion and helps other alcoholics.
I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956) as Associate Producer

Editing (feature film)

Childish Things (1969) as Film Editor
Alcoholic ex-GI goes to work collecting debts for gangsters, commits various crimes, then has a religious conversion and helps other alcoholics.
That Tender Touch (1969) as Film Editor
Escape From East Berlin (1962) as Film Editor
An East German helps dig a tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall.
Married Too Young (1962) as Film Editor
We'll Bury You! (1962) as Film Editor
Three Blondes in His Life (1961) as Film Editor
The Hoodlum Priest (1961) as Film Editor
A priest tries to straighten out juvenile delinquents.
The Purple Gang (1960) as Supervising Film Editor
The story of the infamous gang of bootleggers, hijackers, and killers in 1920''''s Detroit.
The Gene Krupa Story (1960) as Film Editor
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
Wolf Larsen (1958) as Supervising Film Editor
The Young Don't Cry (1957) as Editing Supervisor
An orphaned teen tries to help a wrongly convicted man who's escaped from prison.
Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957) as Film Editor
Portland Exposé (1957) as Film Editor
Bayou (1957) as Film Editor
A Cajun beauty faces resistance from friends and family when she falls for a visiting architect.
Lum and Abner Abroad (1956) as Editing
Strange Intruder (1956) as Film Editor
I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956) as Film Editor
The Cruel Tower (1956) as Film Editor
The Come On (1956) as Film Editor
The Return of Jack Slade (1955) as Film Editor
Finger Man (1955) as Film Editor
Treasury agents, desperate to get evidence on syndicate kingpin Dutch Becker, give ex-con hood Casey Martin a in prison or courting sudden death as a government 'finger man.' Finding that his sister is now a drug addict thanks to Becker, Martin agrees to go undercover. Becker's chief aide proves to be sadistic Lou Terpe, Martin's former cellmate whom he can't stand the sight of. And the danger hanging over Martin expands to threaten those around him...
Hi' Ya, Chum (1943) as Film Editor
Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942) as Film Editor
After her uncle is murdered by outlaws, Betty Wilkins takes over his the telegraph-line business with the help of Steve Collins--who ucovers the higher motive behind the murder.
Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942) as Film Editor
Jim Malloy (Johnny Mack Brown) returns from the Civil War to Texas to find his father, Colonel Malloy (William Franum), leading a band of land grabbers and carpet-baggers during the Reconstruction Era. He learns of this from newspaper publisher Jonathan Taylor (Pat O'Malley), who advocates the overthrow of Colonel Malloy's crooked regime, and his daughter Nan (Jennifer Holt.) Jim and his pal, "Happy" Snodgrass (Fuzzy Knight) save Taylor from Malloy's henchmen, led by Idaho (Harry Woods), and they side with the Governor's representative Brent Gordon (Tex Ritter) against the gang. When Jim kills one of the gang members, Captain Sneed (Kenneth Harlan), the Colonel's main aide, has him jailed and he is to be executed. Colonel Malloy goes to Gordon and Taylor, and they agree to take up arms to free Jim on the condition that the Colonel join their crusade against the lawlessness.
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Film Editor
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
The Silver Bullet (1942) as Film Editor
Wild Bill Jones (Fuzzy Knight) is saved from three toughs by "Silver Jim" Donovan (Johnny Mack Brown), a newcomer to Winchester. They team up to campaign for Thad Morgan (William Farnum) for state senate running against crooked incumbent Walter Kincaid (LeRoy Mason.) Morgan's campaign is headed by saloon owner Queenie Canfield (Grace Leonard.) Jim visits Doc Winslow (Harry Holman) and asks him to keep on the lookout for a man with a jagged scar on his left arm, as a man so-marked had shot Jim's father in the back with a silver bullet which Jim now wears as a watch fob, with full intentions of returning it to the former owner. Kincaid has Morgan killed, and Jim, Nancy Lee (Jennifer Holt)and others now campaign for Morgan's widow, Emily (Claire Whitney.)
Treat 'Em Rough (1942) as Film Editor
Accompanied by his trainer, Hotfoot (William Frawley), and his handyman/valet, Snake-eyes (Mantan Moreland), prizefighter Bill Kingsford (Eddie Albert), aka The Panama Kid, returns to his home town to help clear his dad, Gray Kingsford (Lloyd Corrigan), of graft involving several thousand gallons of oil hijacked from his own company. Betty (Peggy Moran), Mr. Kingsford's secretary, overhears a conversation between company officials Wetherbee (Joseph Crehan) and Perkins (Truman Bradley) ordering a gunman to intercept Kingsford on a trip to check a suspicious truck movement, and she warns Bill. The henchman manages to stop and slug Kingsford, but is himself killed when he tries to flee and his car bursts into fire. The police think the dead man is Kingsford, so Bill hides him while he and Betty try to get evidence against the real culprits.
Stagecoach Buckaroo (1942) as Film Editor
Drums of the Congo (1942) as Film Editor
Behind the Eight Ball (1942) as Film Editor
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Film Editor
Danger in the Pacific (1942) as Film Editor
Raiders of the Desert (1941) as Film Editor
Danger on Wheels (1940) as Film Editor
The Last Warning (1939) as Film Editor
Risky Business (1939) as Film Editor
For Love or Money (1939) as Film Editor
Legion of Lost Flyers (1939) as Film Editor
Tropic Fury (1939) as Film Editor
Man from Montreal (1939) as Film Editor
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939) as Film Editor
Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical paradise, and battle scenes between enraged California settlers and the Mexican Army.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Film Editor
The Black Doll (1938) as Film Editor
Nicholas Rood (C. Henry Gordon), dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his daughter Marian (Nan Grey). She summons her fiance Nick Halstead (Donald Woods), a private detective. He finds that six people had a motive for the murder; Rood's sister Mrs.Laura Leland (Doris Lloyd); her son Rex (William Lundigan); Rood's associates Mallison(Addison Richards) and Walling (Arthur Hohl); Esteban (Fred Malatesta), a servant and Dr. Giddings (Holmes Herbert.) Sheriff Renick (Edgar Kennedy) and his deputy Red (Syd Saylor) get the clues all mixed up, but Nick finally narrows the search down to one suspect...
Exposed (1938) as Film Editor
Danger on the Air (1938) as Film Editor
The Road to Reno (1938) as Film Editor
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Film Editor
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Goodbye Broadway (1938) as Film Editor
The Last Express (1938) as Film Editor
That's My Story (1937) as Film Editor
Wings over Honolulu (1937) as Film Editor
Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis (Wendy Barrie) by her adoring aunts Nellie (Margaret McWade) and Evie Curtis (Clara Blandick.) Wealthy yankee Gregory Chandler (Kent Taylor) claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist (Ray Milland) and Jack Furness (William Gargan) make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She marries him and follows him to Honolulu.But the Navy bungalow is a bit drab---"pitifully drab" to be exact---for a good old girl from a southern plantation, and she isn't too keen about airplanes flying over the house all day even if they are on a Naval base and, for goodness gracious sakes, ol' Stony's duties force him to stay away from home at times. Meanwhile, Gregory sails his yacht into the harbor with the express purpose of winning Lauralee away from Stony, which is not surprising for a damn yankee. She assures the cad that she loves her husband more than ever but...she will attend a party on his yacht since Stony is tied up doing whatever it is he does and a girl just can't stay cooped up all the time and she reckons there is nothing wrong in that. But Stony comes home early, finds out where she is going and reckons otherwise. They quarrel and Lauralee hies herself on to the party, which ends up on a slumming excursion to a disreputable cafe where a drunk makes a pass at Lauralee, and Gregory, miffed that someone other than he is out to spoil Lauralee's honor, fights the drunk. All three are hauled to jail and the story is all over Honolulu's morning newspapers. Grief-stricken and not wishing to bring further shame on Stony, Lauralee sends word she is leaving him for Gregory Chandler. Stony isn't buying any of that and he steals a Navy plane and goes in search of Chandler's yacht. To compound his theft of United States government property, Stony also manages to crash said property. He offers no defense at his court martial, since doing so would involve his wife's good (albeit somewhat tarnished) name. But Lauralee shows up and tells the court martial board it was all her fault, and the board reckons that under these circumstances Stony should be restored to full duty and rank but transferred to another base. In real life, of course, his next base would have been the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas doing a hard-duty twenty years behind the bars.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Film Editor
Top of the Town (1937) as Film Editor
Four Days' Wonder (1937) as Film Editor
Nobody's Fool (1936) as Film Editor
Yellowstone (1936) as Film Editor
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Film Editor
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Storm over the Andes (1935) as Film Editor
Transient Lady (1935) as Film Editor
East of Java (1935) as Film Editor
Chinatown Squad (1935) as Film Editor
Imitation of Life (1934) as Film Editor
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Film Editor
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
The Human Side (1934) as Film Editor
Born to Be Bad (1934) as Film Editor
An unmarried pregnant woman is determined that her child will not grow up to be mistreated.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Film Editor
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.
Ann Carver's Profession (1933) as Film Editor
A female lawyer is torn between her career and her husband''''s ego.
Soldiers of the Storm (1933) as Film Editor
The Night Club Lady (1932) as Film Editor
A police commissioner investigates the murder of a nightclub owner who was under police protection.
This Sporting Age (1932) as Film Editor
Forbidden (1932) as Film Editor
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
South of the Rio Grande (1932) as Film Editor
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.
American Madness (1932) as Film Editor
A banker fights to keep his independence and protect his customers.
Riding for Justice (1932) as Film Editor
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.
The Night Mayor (1932) as Film Editor
Lena Rivers (1932) as Film Editor
By Whose Hand? (1932) as Film Editor
An escaped killer stalks the man who had turned him in.
Virtue (1932) as Film Editor
A taxi driver falls for a sassy New York con girl.
The Miracle Woman (1931) as Film Editor
A phony faith healer fights the temptation to go straight when she falls for a blind man.
Range Feud (1931) as Film Editor
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.
The Deadline (1931) as Film Editor
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.
Dirigible (1931) as Film Editor
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Film Editor
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
Rain or Shine (1930) as Film Editor
A young woman inherits her father''''s financially troubled circus.
Flight (1929) as Editing
A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.
The Broadway Hoofer (1929) as Film Editor

Music (feature film)

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
The story of four African-American soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army as part of the all-black 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II. They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated f

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Three Blondes in His Life (1961) as Golden Film assoc

Music (special)

Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Additional Music
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.
Human Language, The (1995) as Original Music
A three-part special exploring human language: what it is, how it works, and where it comes from.

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