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Howard Bretherton

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Also Known As: Died: April 12, 1969
Born: February 13, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Night Raiders (1952) as Director
2.
The Story of Life (1948) as Director
Sally and Bob have been married a year. She might be pregnant, so Dr. West picks up a test sample and tells them to come by in a week for the result. They recall problems they had just before marriage when they found out about each other's past (V.D. and pregnancy). Dr. West had helped them with good counsel and two films ("The Story of V.D." and "The Story of Reproduction"). A week later at his office he has good news and shows them another film, "The Story of Life." Dr. West wants them to know about modern medical science and to teach their kids the facts of life. The movie ends with a commercial for a new five-book-in-one, "The Mid-Century Marriage Guide."
3.
Triggerman (1948) as Director
4.
The Prince of Thieves (1948) as Director
Robin Hood (Jon Hall) aids Lady Marian (Patricia Morison) and her brother (Michael Duane)to rescue the latter's betrothed Lady Christabel (Adele Jergens)from her father's house where she is being forced into a marriage against her will. The father recaptures his daughter and kidnaps Marian in the bargain. Robin gathers all of the merry men and a couple of grouches and routs the father's soldiers and slays him and his nephew. Friar Tuck (Alan Mowbray) then performs a triple wedding uniting Robin and Marian; the brother and the now-fatherless Christabel; and Little John (Walter Sande) and a handmaiden named Maude (Robin Raymond.)
5.
Ridin' Down the Trail (1947) as Director
6.
Where the North Begins (1947) as Director
7.
Louisiana (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
8.
Trail of the Mounties (1947) as Director
9.
The Trap (1946) as Director
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates the murders of two entertainers.
10.
Who's Guilty? (1945) as Director
11.
The Navajo Trail (1945) as Director
U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) are working undercover to capture a gang stealing horses from the Navajos, and to capture the killer of a Ranger. Nevada poses as an outlaw to get in with the gang and find the leader, while Sandy pretends to be a drunken old horse thief that has knowledge of where the Navajos have hidden their ponies.
12.
The Big Show-Off (1945) as Director
Joe Bagley (Lionel Stander),owner of the Blue Heaven Club,tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott (Arthur Lake)and band vocalist June Mayfield(Dale Evans.) Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional,masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter (George Meeker),also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy,in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg.June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl.
13.
Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945) as Director
14.
The Topeka Terror (1945) as Director
The land-rush opening of the Cherokee Strip brings in its wake a scattering of outlaws and claim jumpers. Among these is a crooked promoter. Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet), and his henchmen who plan a huge swindle by compiling falsified reports, putting the claims of honest settlers into the names of various henchmen. Clay Stevens (Allan Lane), a government agent posing as a drifting cowhand, advises the settlers to organize their resistance. Ben Jode (Roy Barcroft), the gang leader, runs for sheriff so he can gain full control of the town.
15.
Gun Smoke (1945) as Director
U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) come upon an overturned stagecoach with the driver and the passenger dead. They learn that the passenger, Hinkley, an archaeologist, has discovered an old Indian site that contains gold relics, and a gang has robbed him of the relics he was carrying. Jane Condon (Jennifer Holt), daughter of Hinkley's partner who was also murdered, tells Nevada that an old Indian guide, Shag (Dimas Sotello), is the only one who knows where the site is. The outlaws find Shag first, and kill him after forcing the information from him. Hinkley's son, Joel (Riley Hill), arrives and knows where the site is and leads Nevada and Sandy there ahead of the outlaws.
16.
Monster and the Ape, The (1945) as Director
At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold (Ralph Morgan), displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst (George Macready) and three other colleagues. Shortly afterwards, the three associates are killed by Thor (Ray Corrigan, in his for-rent ape suit), a huge ape trained by Ernst, and Arnold, his daughter Babs (Carole Mathews) and Ken Morgan (Robert Lowery), a representative of the company for whom the robot was made, find it has been stolen. Their 15-chapter search for Thor, the robot and Ernst leads to a series of cliff-hanging adventures as Ernst strives to gain control of the robot and the supply of metalogen needed for its production.
17.
Hidden Valley Outlaws (1944) as Director
Lawyer Leland is using land rights to kick the ranchers off their land. When Wild Bill and Gabby arrive to help the ranchers, he has actor Percel frame them for murder and then incites the townsmen to lynch them.
18.
The San Antonio Kid (1944) as Director
A geologist has found oil on the neighboring ranches and teams up with Ace who has his gang create a reign of terror to get the ranchers to sell out. But to get rid of Red Ryder, Ace sends for the San Antonio Kid. Arriving, the Kid has a freak accident and Red comes along to save his life. When the Kid later meets with Ace he learns that Red is the man he has been paid to kill.
19.
The Girl Who Dared (1944) as Director
20.
Law of the Valley (1944) as Director
21.
Outlaws of Santa Fe (1944) as Director
22.
The Man from the Rio Grande (1943) as Director
23.
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) as Director
24.
Carson City Cyclone (1943) as Director
When the night watchman at the bank is gunned down during a robbery, he fingers Barton as the trigger man. When the trial comes up in neighboring Carson City, Gil finds a witness named Sullivan who says that Barton was with him on the night of the murder. Gil gets Barton off, but Sullivan soon cashes a check from Gil at the bank and that raises questions. His father, Judge Phalen, starts an action against Gil, and when his father is shot dead, Gil is blamed for his murder.
25.
Whispering Footsteps (1943) as Director
A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.
26.
Wagon Tracks West (1943) as Director
Fleetwing has gone east to become a doctor and the first patient that he gets is Gabby. Gabby swallowed bad water escaping from Indians and has Indian fever. Fleetwing and Elliott know that the fever comes from the ranchers and want them to drain the bad water because it is killing the Pawnee. But the Indian agent, Warren, wants the land for grazing and is working with Clawtooth to get the Indians to move off the land because of the bad water. Warren decides to get rid of Fleetwing who does not want the tribe to move.
27.
Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943) as Director
Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces Shelby to send incriminating papers in the next shipment. Bill captures these also and now has the evidence he needs to go after Shelby.
28.
Santa Fe Scouts (1943) as Director
29.
Beyond the Last Frontier (1943) as Director
The Rangers are after Hadley and his men and have planted Johnny Revere into his gang to warn them of his raids. But Hadley realizes he has a spy in his group and gets Trigger Dolan to join the Rangers. It's not long before Trigger spots Johnny as the spy. Johnny is captured and a fatal accident is planned to finish him off.
30.
Fugitive from Sonora (1943) as Director
31.
Below the Border (1942) as 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.
32.
Riders of the West (1942) as 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.
33.
Ghost Town Law (1942) as Director
34.
West of Tombstone (1942) as Director
35.
West of the Law (1942) as Director
In the 8th (and last) entry in the Scott R. Dunlap-produced "Rough Riders" series for Monogram, the town of Gold Creek is in turmoil due to the hi-jacking of gold. Newspaper editor Rufus Tood (Milburn Morante) is going to publish the fact that a dying miner accused Rand (Harry Woods) and Ludlow (Roy Barcroft) of being his attackers. John Corbett (Jack Daley), the town's leading citizen and Todd's supposed friend, but in reality the man behind the gang, has Todd's presses wrecked. The latter sends for U.S. Marshal Buck Roberts (Buck Jones, in his next to last film), who stops a holdup of miner Ray Mason (Bud McTaggart), carrying gold in a wagon, and brings the wounded Ray to town and secretes the wagon. Marshals Tim McCall (Tim McCoy, in his last series western), posing as a preacher, and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), posing as an undertaker, have also arrived in town. The coffins Sandy brings contain a new printing press for Todd. With the aid of his daughter Julie (Evelyn Cook), Todd puts out an edition naming Rand and Ludlow as crooks and demanding the name of the man behind the crimes. The crooks identify Buck as the man who took the gold wagon from them, and Buck, posing as an outlaw, makes a deal with them to deliver the gold to the ring leader. They have other plans, however.
36.
Pirates of the Prairie (1942) as Director
A cowboy pretends to be a vigilante.
37.
Down Texas Way (1942) as Director
38.
Rhythm Parade (1942) as Director
39.
Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) as 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.
40.
In Old Colorado (1941) as Director
Joe Weller has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.
41.
You're Out of Luck (1941) as Director
42.
Sign of the Wolf (1941) as Director
43.
Outlaws of the Desert (1941) as Director
Hoppy and his pals accompany the Grants to Saudi Arabia to buy horses. When the Karitga's have El Kader kidnap Charles Grant for ransom, Hoppy engineers his rescue. When they return to the Sheik's camp, El Kader and his men attack.
44.
Twilight on the Trail (1941) as Director
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus.
45.
Riders of the Badlands (1941) as Director
When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky gradually realizes what happened and forges a release for Steve. With the Rangers after them they head out hoping to catch Collins.
46.
Up in the Air (1940) as Director
A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson (Lorna Gray) is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan (Frankie Darro), and his janitor pal, Jeff (Mantan Moreland), solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police.
47.
Midnight Limited (1940) as Director
48.
Chasing Trouble (1940) as Director
49.
The Showdown (1940) as Director
European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves.
50.
Hidden Enemy (1940) as Director
51.
Laughing at Danger (1940) as Director
Frankie Kelly (Frankie Darro), pageboy at the beauty salon ran by Madam Celeste (Veda Ann Borg), and his helper Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) find the routine broken when the body of one of the operators, Florence (Maxine Leslie), is found in the dumbwaiter. She had been shot just before she was to give Detective Dan Haggerty (George Houston)information about a blackmail gang. Since Mary Baker (Joy Hodges), Frankie's girl friend saw her last, she is suspected, and Frankie determines to clear her using his own sleuthing methods. He has hardy begun when Pierre (Rolfe Sedan), another member of the staff, and Florence's fiancee is found dead.
52.
On the Spot (1940) as Director
53.
Irish Luck (1939) as Director
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
54.
Star Reporter (1939) as Director
55.
Boy's Reformatory (1939) as Director
56.
Danger Flight (1939) as Director
A cargo pilot fights to protect a payroll shipment from thieves.
57.
Navy Secrets (1939) as Director
58.
Sky Patrol (1939) as Director
An ace pilot tries to rescue his commander's son from smugglers.
59.
Undercover Agent (1939) as Director
A small-town postal clerk tries to land a government inspector's job by hunting down counterfeiters.
60.
Wanted by the Police (1938) as Director
61.
Tough Kid (1938) as Director
62.
It Happened Out West (1937) as Director
Bank employee assigned to tell Arizona rancher her property is no good gets suspicious when her foreman agrees. Turns out his banker boss and the foreman know there's silver on that property.
63.
County Fair (1937) as Director
64.
Western Gold (1937) as Director
65.
Secret Valley (1937) as Director
66.
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936) as Director
67.
Call of the Prairie (1936) as Director
Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai.
68.
Three on the Trail (1936) as Director
An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.
69.
Heart of the West (1936) as Director
The sixth of the Hopalong Cassidy films, with the story source credited to Clarence E. Mulford's "Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed", finds Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his young pal, Johnny Nelson (Jimmy Ellison), leaving their Bar 20 home range to answer a letter oferring them jobs on the Tumbling-L Ranch of Big John Trumbull (Sidney Blackmer) near Yucca. Before they arrive in town, they save an old wrangler named Windy (George Hayes, long before there was a George "Gabby" Hayes) from drowning, who has been fired on from ambush as he was delivering a valuable stud bull to the depot. Windy, whose sole trusted weapon is a blacksnake whip, tells them he works for the Three-J Ranch adjoining Trumbull's spread. Hoppy and Johnny soon learn that Trumbull's outfit isn't the kind they want to work for, turn down the job offer, and take work with the Three-J, operated by easterner Jim Jordan (Charles Martin) and his sister Sally (Lynn Gabriel.) Jordan is planning on fencing in his grazing land, but Trunbull swears this won't happen because, unknown to the other ranchers, Trumbull's men have been driving rustled cattle through a pass on the Jordan land. Hoppy and Johnny aid Jordan in getting his fence up, while Trumbull's men first try to stop them by gun warfare and then by starting a stampede of rustled cattle toward the narrow pass where the fence is being erected. Hoppy dynamites a dam, releases a torrent of water, and then succeeds in turning back the herd on the rustlers. The troubles at the Three-J are over and Hoppy and Johnny head back to the Bar 20.
70.
Wild Brian Kent (1936) as Director
Polo player Brian stops in a Kansas town and find a girl and her aunt needing money to keep their ranch. He also finds his new real estate partner is the crook trying to do the women out of their ranch.
71.
King of the Royal Mounted (1936) as Director
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant King protects a girl who has come to claim a mine left by her father. An evil lawyer plans to keep the mine for himself.
72.
The Girl from Mandalay (1936) as Director
73.
Bar 20 Rides Again (1935) as Director
Rancher Arnold sends for Hoppy and Red to help fight the cattle rustler Nevada and his gang. Hoppy poses as a gambler to get on Nevada's ranch and meet the snuff taking boss who pictures himself another Napoleon. Hoppy's smoke signal alerts Arnold's men leading to a massive gunfight.
74.
Dinky (1935) as Director
A military school cadet's mother is framed and sent to prison.
75.
El cantante de Nápoles (1935) as Película dirigida por [Dir]
76.
Hop-Along Cassidy (1935) as Director
An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle. With the help of Bill Cassidy (Hop-along, because of an earlier bullet wound) and Johnny Nelson, the warring cattlemen join forces to do in the outlaws.
77.
The Eagle's Brood (1935) as Director
When his son is killed by Big Henry, the bandit El Toro receives a note from Dolores saying his grandson is in danger. Setting out to retrieve him, he saves Hoppy's life. Hoppy then takes over the task knowing lawmen are looking for El Toro. Hoppy finds Dolores only to see her killed by Big Henry. Johhny then uses the mud on Dolores' boots to find the boy. But he was followed and Big Henry, now on to Hoppy's game and knowing the boy's location, sends Hoppy into a trap.
78.
Return of the Terror (1934) as Director
79.
Ladies They Talk About (1933) as Director
A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison.
80.
The Match King (1932) as Director
An ambitious young man corners the market on matches, then faces the destruction of his empire.
81.
Isle of Escape (1930) as Director
82.
Second Choice (1930) as Director
83.
The Argyle Case (1929) as Director
A homicide cop investigates the murder of a multimillionaire.
84.
From Headquarters (1929) as Director
85.
The Greyhound Limited (1929) as Director
86.
87.
The Chorus Kid (1928) as Director
88.
Caught in the Fog (1928) as Director
89.
Across the Atlantic (1928) as Director
90.
Turn Back the Hours (1928) as Director
91.
The Black Diamond Express (1927) as Director
92.
The Bush Leaguer (1927) as Director
93.
Hills of Kentucky (1927) as Director
94.
One-Round Hogan (1927) as Director
95.
The Silver Slave (1927) as Director
96.
While London Sleeps (1926) as Director

Producer (feature film)

97.
Identity Unknown (1945) as Associate Producer

Editing (feature film)

98.
The King and Four Queens (1956) as Film Editor
When four outlaw brothers are killed, a con man tries to win the confidence of their widows.
99.
Heat Lightning (1934) as Editing
A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.
100.
Baby Face (1933) as Editing
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
101.
Heroes for Sale (1933) as Film Editor
A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.
102.
The House on 56th Street (1933) as Editing
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
103.
A Successful Calamity (1932) as Editing
A family pulls together to help a member in financial trouble.
104.
Crooner (1932) as Editing
A saxophone player rises to fame as a singing star.
105.
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) as Editing
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
106.
A Self-Made Failure (1924) as Film Editor
107.
The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924) as Film Editor
108.
Children of Dust (1923) as Film Editor
109.
One Week of Love (1922) as Film Editor

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