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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Shipyard Sally (1939) as Contr to trmt
Music hall performer (Fields) manages the saloon her father (Howard) bought. The clientele includes unemployed shipyard workers who she entertains and helps.
2.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Screenwriter
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
3.
Submarine Patrol (1938) as Screenwriter
4.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Screenwriter
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
5.
My Lucky Star (1938) as Screenwriter
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
6.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Orig scr
An orphan (Temple) is provisionally adopted by the manager (Ellis) of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner (Oliver) doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
7.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Screenwriter
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he's caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
8.
Love Is News (1937) as Screenwriter
9.
Wake Up and Live (1937) as Screenwriter
10.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Screenwriter
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
11.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Screenwriter
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
12.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Original Story
13.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Screenwriter
14.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Screenwriter
15.
Spring Tonic (1935) as Addl orig dial
16.
Our Little Girl (1935) as Additional Dialogue
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
17.
Hell in the Heavens (1934) as Additional Dialogue
18.
David Harum (1934) as Contract Writer
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
19.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Additional Dialogue
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
20.
Marie Galante (1934) as Contr on spec seq
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
21.
Honky Tonk (1929) as Dial

Music (feature film)

22.
Glee The 3D Concert Movie (2011)
The cast of the hit television show is seen on their recent concert tour. Footage of the concerts and dramatized behind-the-scenes clips are featured along with segments in which fans discuss the impact the series has had on their lives.
23.
Idlewild (2006)
In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing
24.
Whole Ten Yards, The (2004) as Song ("Are You Having Any Fun")
Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy's and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.
25.
The Aviator (2004) as Composer
A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes (1905-1976), whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, for which he cared little, to film, casinos, and aviation--as he turned millions of dollars into billions.
26.
28 Days (2000) as Song ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
Gwen Cummings is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane and everyone's favorite party girl. She shares this roller-coaster lifestyle of hopping from dance club to bar to hangover with boyfriend Jasper--handsome, magnetic and equally attracted to life on the wild side. Life is just an execise in debauchery--until Gwen's ungraceful display at her sister Lily's wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28-days in court ordered rehab. There Gwen comes face to face with a unique set of rules (like no cell phones) and rituals (like chanting) embraced by an assortment of fascinating fellow re-habbers. A jaded city-girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell, who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look herself Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually begins the long struggle to take back her life.
27.
Primary Colors (1998) as Song ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton's politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton's from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate's past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton's campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton's longtime friends.
28.
Newton Boys, The (1998) as Song ("Alabama Jubilee")
Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the
29.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Lyrics ("My Pet" From "The Five Locust Sisters")
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
30.
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) as Song ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
31.
Stepping Out (1991) as Song ("Happy Feet")
A Broadway burn-out turns a tap-dancing class into a life-changing experience for all involved.
32.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) as Song ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
Based on the true story of Sonora Webster, a stunt rider whose famous trick was to dive on horseback into a tank of water.
33.
True Colors (1991) as Song ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
After they graduate from law school, best friends Peter Burton and Tim Gerrity find themselves working against each other. Burton stands for justice while Gerrity is out to accrue as much power as he can, however he can get it.
34.
52 Pick-Up (1986) as Lyrics ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that the story will hurt his wife's political campaign if
35.
Miss Mary (1986) as Song ("Ain'T She Sweet")
Miss Mary is a young British nanny who arrives in 1938 Buenos Aires to take care of the children of a wealthy landowner. Pre-Peronist Argentina is seen through her eyes as she adjusts to the wealth and privilege around her, sees the fascist movement evolving, and leaves soon before Peron's election
36.
Off Beat (1986) as Song ("Ain'T She Sweet")
Library worker(Reinhold), filling in for policeman friend at rehearsal for a dance recital, falls in love with female cop.
37.
1941 (1979) as Song ("Down By The O-Hi-O")
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
38.
Lady in Red, The (1979) as Song ("Ain'T She Sweet")
The story of gangster John Dillinger's mistress.
39.
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) as Composer
After their sons are convicted of murder, two women relocate to Hollywood to start a talent school.
40.
The Bellboy (1960) as Composer
An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
41.
Jazz Ball (1958) as Composer
42.
Beau James (1957) as Composer
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
43.
Picnic (1955) as Composer
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
44.
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) as Composer
The jazz band's leader gets mixed up with gangster in '20s Kansas City.
45.
When You're Smiling (1950) as Composer
46.
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) as Composer
47.
Make Mine Laughs (1949) as Composer
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
48.
You Were Meant for Me (1948) as Composer
A small town girl finds married life difficult with a bandleader in the 1920s.
49.
April Showers (1948) as Composer
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
50.
Night and Day (1946) as Composer
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
51.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Composer
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
52.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Composer
53.
Bells of Capistrano (1942) as Composer
Shag Johnson (Morgan Conway), owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, has been trying for years to gain control of the World-Wide Wild West Show managed by Jennifer Benton (Virginia Grey), by fair means or foul. Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) arrive on the scene during a battle between the two rival shows and rescue Pa (Licien Littlefield) and Ma McCracken (Claire DuBrey) from an attack by Johnson's hired henchmen. All hands are carted off to jail, and great crowds are attracted there by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken decides to add the singing cowboy to his World-Wide show. He does and Gene skyrockets the box-office receipts, which enrages Johnson since it appears certain that World Wide will be able to secure the contract for the annual Capistrano festival and the following Madison Square Garden rodeo. Gene refuses Johnson's offer of $10,000 per week to change shows, and Shag hires Jenkins to burn the Capistrano set-up to the ground. Pa McCracken is seriously injured and Gene learns that only a specialist from the east can save him, and his fee is $5,000. He accepts Johnson's offer in order to pay the doctor, and Jennifer is heartbroken over his apparent disloyalty. At Johnson's show, however, Gene learns of Johnson's duplicity, forces confessions from Shag and Jenkins, makes the former pay Pa's doctor bill and release Gene from his contract.
54.
Kitty Foyle (1940) as Composer
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
55.
Happy Landing (1938) as Composer
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
56.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) as Composer
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
57.
Git Along Little Dogies (1937) as Composer
58.
King of Burlesque (1936) as Composer
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
59.
Everybody's Old Man (1936) as Composer
60.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Composer
61.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Composer
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
62.
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as Composer
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
63.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Composer
64.
Here's to Romance (1935) as Composer
65.
Marie Galante (1934) as Composer
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
66.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Composer
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
67.
They Learned About Women (1930) as Composer
Professional baseball players win big with their vaudeville act until love gets in the way.
68.
King of Jazz (1930) as Composer
This revue presents its numbers around the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman, besides that it shows in it's final number that the European popular music are the roots of American popular music, called Jazz.
69.
Rain or Shine (1930) as Music Score
A young woman inherits her father's financially troubled circus.
70.
Chasing Rainbows (1930) as Composer
Musical performers fall in love while rehearsing for the big show.
71.
The Glad Rag Doll (1929) as Composer
72.
Bulldog Drummond (1929) as Composer
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him.
73.
This Is Heaven (1929) as Composer
74.
Honky Tonk (1929) as Composer

Music (special)

75.
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999) as Lyrics ("Happy Days Are Here Again")
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances
76.
Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991) as Song ("Are You Having Any Fun?")
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

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