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Jean Yarbrough

Jean Yarbrough


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Also Known As: Died: August 2, 1975
Born: August 22, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Marianna, Arkansas, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Over-the-hill Gang, The (1969) as Director
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) as Director
Country singers take on ghosts and international spies when their car breaks down near a haunted house.
Saintly Sinners (1962) as Director
An aging priest reforms the felons in his parish.
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as Director
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
The Women of Pitcairn Island (1957) as Director
Eighteen years have passed since the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The last of these mutineers has just died and the island is now populated solely by their widows and children including Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian. Onto this island now comes a band of shipwrecked sailors, bringing with them a lust for women and a greed for black pearls.
Bringing Up Joey (1956)
A precocious young TV star steals Sach's and Duke's car, and they run up against some network executives when they go to find out what happened. The executives believe that the boys know how to handle the little brat, and hire them as the boy's companions, with the titles of Vice President. Soon afterward the boy's uncle and manager kidnap him for ransom, and Sach and Duke set out to rescue the boy.
Crashing Las Vegas (1956) as Director
When an electric shock turns one of them into a psychic, the Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas.
Hot Shots (1956) as Director
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
Yaqui Drums (1956) as Director
Mexican bandit Yaqui Jack (J. Carroll Naish) and his men hold up a stage coach, kill the driver and guard and are robbing the passengers, ranch owner Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts), his son Lute (Robert Hutton) and Linda (Mary Castle), when they in turn are ambushed by Lefty (Denver Pyle) and his gang. Yaqui Jack is shot but escapes and reaches the camp of Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron), who treats his wounds. They separate with Webb going to the ranch of his brother who has been murdered. Suspicion turns on Matt, who claims title to the brother's ranch, and has Webb brutally beaten after ordering him from the property. Webb goes to Matt's saloon, where Linda sings, and she and Webb had been in love in California. Webb retaliates against Matt for his beating, and Matt hires Lefty to kill Webb. Lefty, waiting in Webb's cabin to ambush him, is overpowered by Yaqui Jack who has returned to help the man who aided him, and asks Webb to join him and his friends in their fight to free Mexico. Matt, Lute, Linda and Lefty and the sheriff (Ray Walker) are kidnapped by Yaqui Indians, as is Webb, who shot a Yaqui grabbing Linda. They are taken across the border to be held for ransom, where Lefty confesses to Webb that he had killed Webb's brother on Matt's orders. Lute, with no intentions of returning, persuades his father to let him go across the border to get the ransom money but Linda, whom he had married the night before, refuses to go with him. Matt learns of the intended deceit deceit, and accidently kills Lute. Yaqui Jack is killed as he dfies the Mexican Army authorities who escort Webb, Linda, the sheriff and the now-demented Matt back across the border.
Night Freight (1955) as Director
Lost in Alaska (1952) as Director
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) as Director
A baby-sitter dreams himself and his best friend into the famous fairy tale.
According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951) as Director
A retired teacher sells her apartment to a group of gangsters.
Casa MaƱana (1951) as Director
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950) as Director
Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr). and Anne Howe (Pamela Blake) go to Harrow Hot Springs to spend their honeymoon and shortly after they arrive, Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan), good-natured, small-town blacksmith, who has repaired their car, arrives and explains that he always guarantees his work for 30 days and wants to be on hand to ensure the motor works okay. Before long, Joe is matched in a benefit bout with Johnson, but the latter is replaced by Humphrey after being kayoed by him after he insulted Joe. Johnson's manager, Belden (Jerome Cowan), quickly tries to arrange to manage Humphrey, but Joe's manager Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) realizes that Humphrey's amazing super strength is a menace to Joe's career, so he poses as English fight manager Lord Cecil Poole and takes over the management of Humphrey. Belden has a couple of his henchmen kidnap Poole/Walsh.
Square Dance Katy (1950) as Director
Triple Trouble (1950) as Director
When they''''re framed for a robbery, the Bowery Boys investigate the case from behind bars.
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) as Director
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
Father Makes Good (1950) as Director
Big Timber (1950) as Director
Sideshow (1950) as Director
Leave It to Henry (1949) as Director
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949) as Director
Holiday in Havana (1949) as Director
Angels in Disguise (1949) as Director
The Bowery Boys go undercover to expose a gang.
Master Minds (1949) as Director
The Bowery Boys takes on a mad scientist when one of them develops the ability to predict the future.
The Mutineers (1949) as Director
Shed No Tears (1948) as Director
The Creeper (1948) as Director
The Challenge (1948) as Director
Triple Threat (1948) as Director
The Brute Man (1946) as Director
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
She-Wolf of London (1946) as Director
London is shaken by a series of grisly murders. Suspicion falls on an attractive young woman who is rumored to have werewolves in her family tree.
Inside Job (1946) as Director
Hollywood Bound (1946) as Asst dir for "Ferry-Go-Round," "A Night at the Biltmore Bowl" and "The Spirit of 1976"
Cuban Pete (1946) as Director
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
House of Horrors (1946) as Director
Under Western Skies (1945) as Director
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Director
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Director
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Director
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
In Society (1944) as Director
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as 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.
South of Dixie (1944) as Director
Week-End Pass (1944) as Director
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Director
Silent Witness (1943) as Director
Get Going (1943) as Director
Hi' Ya, Sailor (1943) as Director
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Director
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Director
Follow the Band (1943) as Director
Freckles Comes Home (1942) as Director
Law of the Jungle (1942) as Director
Nona Brooks (Arline Judge),former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a cafe in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The cafe owner is secretly in league with two foreign agents with a goal of making the natives restless. American explorer Larry Mason (John King)leaves for the jungle with his servant, Jeff (Mantan Moreland)and a safari. Nona escapes the cafe into the jungle but is followed by the agents as, unknowing to her, she is carrying a report of the agent's activities. She joins the safari just as all hands are captured by a tribe of natives.
She's in the Army (1942) as Director
Criminal Investigator (1942) as Director
Lure of the Islands (1942) as Director
Police Bullets (1942) as Director
Police taken on a violent protection racket.
So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Director
Man from Headquarters (1942) as Director
Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann and, before he gets another reporting job, has to pawn his engraved revolver with a fence in league with the gangsters also part of Pardoni's mob. The gang gets the revolver from the fence and plant it at their next job, but Larry is on their trail and captures them at the pawn shop.
Father Steps Out (1941) as Director
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
Caught in the Act (1941) as Director
Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941) as Director
South of Panama (1941) as Director
Jan Martin, sister of government chemist Paul Martin, realizes she is being followed by enemy agents after her brother. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mile Lawrence, instead. Enemy agents Lake and Wilton are convinced that Mike is her brother and attempt to trap the pair. They get away but Jan disappears. Disguised with a black wig and new makeup, Jan becomes Dolores and gets a job singing at a cafe. Spotting Jan without her disguise, Mike follows her down an alley where they are trapped by Raynor, another espionage agent. They get away and Jan also gets away from Mike. Later, both Mike and Jan are captured and the agents realize that Mike is not the brother they are after. Paul is also brought to the hideout, but Mike gets the drop on them.
Let's Go Collegiate (1941) as Director
To help their college win its first championship two rowers pass a truck driver off as a fellow student.
King of the Zombies (1941) as Director
A mad scientist raises the dead to fight for Hitler in World War II.
The Gang's All Here (1941) as Director
Trucker friends try to survive a series of attacks by saboteurs.
Devil Bat (1940) as Director
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent.
Silly Billies (1936) as Assistant Director
Traveling dentists in the old West try to save a small town from an Indian attack.
The Rainmakers (1935) as Assistant Director
A pair of rainmakers takes on a crooked businessman out to cash in on a drought.
Laddie (1935) as Assistant Director
Kentucky Kernels (1934) as Assistant Director
Two musicians try to get an orphaned heiress through hillbilly country to claim her inheritance.
Bachelor Bait (1934) as Assistant Director
A romantic starts a marriage agency so he can play Cupid.
Hypnotized (1932) as 2d asst dir

Producer (feature film)

The Women of Pitcairn Island (1957) as Producer
Eighteen years have passed since the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The last of these mutineers has just died and the island is now populated solely by their widows and children including Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian. Onto this island now comes a band of shipwrecked sailors, bringing with them a lust for women and a greed for black pearls.
Inside Job (1946) as Producer
South of Dixie (1944) as Producer
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Producer
Hi' Ya, Sailor (1943) as Producer
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Associate Producer

Director (special)

Hello Dere (1965) as Director
The adventures of Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, a pair of bumbling television news reporters. In the pilot episode, Marty and Steve attempt to obtain an interview with an elusive Soviet official. (The title is derived from a catch phrase Marty Allen used as his signiture line at the time.)

Director (short)

We Learn About the Telephone (1965)
A graphic artist teaches his nephew and niece how the telephone works through animation in this short film.
Swing Fever (1937)

Writer (short)

Gem-Jams (1943)
In this short film, a man''''s wife suspects him of cheating so she hires a private detective and finds the results surprising.

Assistant Direction (short)

Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife (1933)
In this short film, three games of bridge are presented over the ages.
Along Came Auntie (1926)
In this silent short comedy, a divorced woman living with her second husband must convince her aunt she is still married to her first to inherit a large sum of money.

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