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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 1987
Born: July 18, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Director
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
2.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Delta Rhythm Boys seq
3.
Goldie (1931) as Assistant Director
Sailor Spike dates girls whose names he finds in an address book. Each girl has the same tatoo, placed there by another sailor Bill. When Spike meets Bill they become friends. In Calais Spike meets Goldie. Bill warns him against her, but Spike ignores the warning until he finds Bill's tatoo on Goldie as well.
4.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1931) as Assistant Director
Lassiter's sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Years later Lassiter arrives at the Withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. He immediately gets caught up in the ranch's struggle against rustlers. Trailing a rustled herd of horses leads him to the rustler's hideout and the missing daughter.
5.
The Gay Retreat (1927) as Assistant Director

Writer (feature film)

6.
The Crooked Web (1955) as Story and Screenplay
7.
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952) as Screenwriter
World War II is over; to get home quickly, GIs Willie and Joe (of cartoon fame) join the "inactive reserve." Just firmly settled back into civilian life, they're recalled for a new bout of basic training at a base in Japan. From then on, the boys are in and out of one scrape after another...topped by innocent involvement with glamorous Nida, a Eurasian Mata Hari, and her sinister friends.
8.
Steel Town (1952) as Screenwriter
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
9.
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952) as Story
World War II is over; to get home quickly, GIs Willie and Joe (of cartoon fame) join the "inactive reserve." Just firmly settled back into civilian life, they're recalled for a new bout of basic training at a base in Japan. From then on, the boys are in and out of one scrape after another...topped by innocent involvement with glamorous Nida, a Eurasian Mata Hari, and her sinister friends.
10.
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) as Screenwriter
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
11.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as Story and adpt
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
12.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Story
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
13.
Little Egypt (1951) as Additional Dialogue
14.
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Adaptation
15.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Screenwriter
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
16.
Never a Dull Moment (1950) as Screenwriter
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
17.
And Baby Makes Three (1949) as Story and Screenplay
A woman on the verge of divorce and re-marriage discovers she''s pregnant by her husband.
18.
The Girl from Manhattan (1948) as Contract Writer
19.
An Innocent Affair (1948) as Orig scr
Doing business with an ex-flame drives an ad man's wife mad with jealousy.
20.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Screenwriter
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
21.
Second Chance (1947) as Original Story
22.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Screenwriter
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
23.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Screenwriter
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
24.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) as Screenwriter
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
25.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Orig scr
26.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Screenwriter
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
27.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Screenwriter
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
28.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) as Original Story
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
29.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as Screenwriter
30.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as Screenwriter
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
31.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) as Screenwriter
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
32.
Great Guns (1941) as Orig scr
33.
Sleepers West (1941) as Screenwriter
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
34.
Shooting High (1940) as Orig scr
Jane Pritchard (Jane Withers) sides with the Carsons in a generations-old feud which her family wages with the descendents of Wild Bill Carson, first United States Marshal of Carson Corners. Will Carson (Gene Autry) insists that a Pritchard killed his grandfather when the Marshal came into town on a marauding expedition led by The Hawk. Will maintains his grandfather had joined the gang to trap the leaders and a trigger-happy Pritchard had kept him from doing so. A crew from Signet Pictures comes to town to film the story of Wild Bill's life. Will is in love with Jane's sister, Marjorie (Marjorie Weaver)but her banker-father opposes the match. Will and Marjorie argue, and she becomes infatuated with Bob Merritt (Robert Lowery), who is to co-star in the film with Evelyn Trent (Kay Aldridge, billed as usual at TCF as Katharine Aldridge.) Jane and Sheriff Clem Perkle (Hobart Cavanaugh) get rid of Merritt by telling him the townspeople are going to ride him out of town on a rail. Movie director J. Wallace Rutledge (Hamilton McFadden)agrees to let Will play the role of his grandfather. On the day a bank robbery scene is to be filmed at Pritchard's bank, four supposed actors who have joined the troupe turn out to be bank robbers for real. The townspeople, seeing Will chasing after the robbers, assume he was part of the gang and has reverted to what they consider the character trait of the Carson family.
35.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Additional Dialogue
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
36.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Contract Writer
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
37.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Idea by
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
38.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Screenwriter
39.
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Screenwriter
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
40.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as Orig scr
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
41.
City Streets (1938) as Screenwriter
42.
Battle of Broadway (1938) as Screenwriter
43.
International Settlement (1938) as Screenwriter
44.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Orig scr
45.
Up the River (1938) as Screenwriter
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
46.
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) as Screenwriter
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
47.
Midnight Taxi (1937) as Screenwriter
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
48.
Dangerously Yours (1937) as Screenwriter
A detective (Romero) poses as a jewel thief and joins a bunch of other crooks sailing from Europe to New York in search a famous gem. He falls in love with one of the crooks (Brooks).
49.
Time Out for Romance (1937) as Screenwriter
50.
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Orig scr
51.
One Mile from Heaven (1937) as Screenwriter
52.
The Holy Terror (1937) as Orig scr
53.
Big Town Girl (1937) as Screenwriter
54.
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Screenwriter
55.
Pepper (1936) as Contract Writer
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
56.
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) as Contract Writer
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men.
57.
36 Hours to Kill (1936) as Screenwriter
58.
High Tension (1936) as Screenwriter
59.
Little Miss Nobody (1936) as Screenwriter
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.
60.
Paddy O'Day (1936) as Screenwriter
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
61.
The Country Beyond (1936) as Contract Writer
62.
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Story
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
63.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Contr to scr constr and dial
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
64.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Screenwriter
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
65.
$10 Raise (1935) as Screenwriter
66.
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as Screenwriter
67.
This Is the Life (1935) as Story
68.
Father Brown, Detective (1934) as Contr to trmt
69.
It's a Gift (1934) as Contr to spec seq
A disgruntled druggist sells his store to buy an orange grove in California.
70.
No More Women (1934) as Additional Dialogue
71.
Gift of Gab (1934) as Adaptation
72.
Sitting Pretty (1933) as Screenwriter
Jack Oakie and Jack Haley are songwriters are enroute from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Ginger Rogers, a lunchwagon proprieter, joins them.
73.
Rackety Rax (1932) as Screenwriter
74.
No Greater Love (1932) as Cont
75.
The Farmer's Daughter (1928) as Story
76.
Plastered in Paris (1928) as Story

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