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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 2008
Born: February 18, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Ghost Fever (1987) as Screenwriter
Two tough cops are sent on what seems to be a routine assignment - the service of an eviction notice for non-payment of taxes. They must evict whoever is living in a stately but reputedly haunted mansion on an old plantation. One does not believe in ghost, but the other is not so sure.
2.
1,000 Convicts And A Woman (1971) as Screenwriter
3.
The Sword of Ali Baba (1965) as Screenwriter
4.
The Brass Bottle (1964) as Screenwriter
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of.
5.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Screenwriter
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
6.
Tammy and the Doctor (1963) as Writer
7.
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Screenwriter
8.
Bobbikins (1960) as Writer
9.
When Hell Broke Loose (1958) as Written for Screen by
Near the end of the war in Germany, GI Steve Boland, a self-described "sharp-operator", meets a German girl, Ilsa (Violet Rensing), and they fall in love. Ilsa's brother Karl (Richard Jaeckel), whom she has not seen in three years, and his fellow-Nazi Ludwig (Arvid Nelson)visit Ilsa. Karl proudly informs her that he and Ludwig are "Werewolves", a group of Nazi assassins parachuted behind Allied lines for the purpose of killing Allied High Command officers. She and Steve go to Army Intelligence with they information, where Steve is immediately arrest for being A.W.O.L. Captain Melton (Dennis McCarthy) of Army G-2 intervenes on Steve's behalf, as G-2 has had a suspicion about the existence of the "Werewolves" but no concrete info before now.
10.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) as Screenwriter
A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.
11.
The Spoilers (1956) as Screenwriter
12.
A Day of Fury (1956) as Screenwriter
13.
Star in the Dust (1956) as Screenwriter
In this western, a lawman tries to mediate between irate farmers and angry ranchers who are trying to decide the fate of a captured killer. The killer was hired by the ranchers who want him freed. The farmers, egged on by a schoolteacher, want to see the gunman swing. Meanwhile the real troublemaker
14.
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) as Screenwriter
In 11th-century England, King Edward the Confessor wants saxon Lord Leofric to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses. In jail, he meets Godiva, the sheriff's daughter, and soon they are wed. The times are turbulent and Godiva proves a militant bride; unhistorically, unrest between the Anglo-Saxon populace and the increasingly influential Norman French lead to her famous ride.
15.
The Purple Mask (1955) as Screenwriter
France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by Laurette (really the Duc de Latour's daughter). But even she doesn't know the Purple Mask's real identity as foppish dancing master Rene...
16.
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) as Story
In 11th-century England, King Edward the Confessor wants saxon Lord Leofric to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses. In jail, he meets Godiva, the sheriff's daughter, and soon they are wed. The times are turbulent and Godiva proves a militant bride; unhistorically, unrest between the Anglo-Saxon populace and the increasingly influential Norman French lead to her famous ride.
17.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Screenwriter
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
18.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Screenwriter
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
19.
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) as Screenwriter
Technicolor & tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they journey to Macworth castle. There Myles falls in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, makes friends and enemies, and learns to be a knight so that, through the planning of Mackworth and his friend, Prince Hal, Myles can regain his true birthright from the evil Albon, and bear the black shield of Falworth.
20.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Story
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
21.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Writer
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
22.
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) as Screenwriter
23.
24.
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.
25.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Screenwriter
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...
26.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as Story and Screenplay
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
27.
Katie Did It (1951) as Additional Dialogue
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
28.
Frenchie (1951) as Story and Screenplay
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
29.
Little Egypt (1951) as Screenwriter
30.
Up Front (1951) as Contract Writer
Based on the famed W.W.II cartoons: Lowbrow G.I.s Willie and Joe, on the Italian front, are good soldiers in combat, but meet the antics of gung-ho Captain Johnson and other military snafus with a barrage of wry comments. On a 3-day pass in Naples, Joe's penchant for wine and women involves the pair with luscious Emi Rosso and her moonshiner father, whose tangled affairs land them in ever deeper trouble.
31.
Double Crossbones (1951) as Story and Screenplay
32.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951) as Screenwriter
33.
Little Egypt (1951) as Story
34.
Harvey (1950) as Screenwriter
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
35.
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) as Contr to scr constr
36.
Comanche Territory (1950) as Screenwriter
Silver has been found on comanche territory and the government accomplished a peaceful agreement with the indians. When James 'Jim' Bowie comes into the scene he finds the white settlers living near by planning to attack the indians although they know about that agreement and the beautiful Katie seems to play a leading role in this intrigue.
37.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as Screenwriter
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
38.
Arctic Manhunt (1949) as Screenwriter
39.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Story and Screenplay
40.
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Story and Screenplay
41.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Orig scr
42.
Are You with It? (1948) as Screenwriter
43.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Orig scr
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
44.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Screenwriter
45.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as Orig scr
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
46.
What a Blonde (1945) as Original Story
A man defies his jealous wife to open his home to a group of chorus girls.
47.
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Orig scr
48.
49.
Rhythm of the Islands (1943) as Screenwriter
50.
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Original Story
51.
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943) as Original Story
A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to stay married to him.
52.
Rhythm of the Islands (1943) as Original Story
53.
Baby Face Morgan (1942) as Story
54.
Moonlight in Havana (1942) as Orig scr
Singing Johnny Norton (Allan Jones) is the star catcher of the Blue Sox baseball team but he is suspended because of insubordination. Producer Barney Crane (William Frawley) hears Johnny singing and signs him to appear with Gloria Jackson (Jane Frazee), with the promise their first engagement will be in Havana. Johnny, hoping to get his baseball job back, is anxious to get to Cuba where the Blue Sox are having spring training. Patsy Clark (Marjorie Lord), daughter of Blue Sox owner, Joe Clark (Wade Boteler), helps Johnny get another chance with the team. But Johnny has fallen in love with Gloria and hates to walk out on his singing contract. Johnny's troubles are solved when rain prevents the important All-Star exhibition game which was scheduled for the same evening.

Producer (feature film)

55.
The Right Approach (1961) as Producer
56.
All Hands on Deck (1961) as Producer
57.
Bobbikins (1960) as Producer
58.
When Hell Broke Loose (1958) as Producer
Near the end of the war in Germany, GI Steve Boland, a self-described "sharp-operator", meets a German girl, Ilsa (Violet Rensing), and they fall in love. Ilsa's brother Karl (Richard Jaeckel), whom she has not seen in three years, and his fellow-Nazi Ludwig (Arvid Nelson)visit Ilsa. Karl proudly informs her that he and Ludwig are "Werewolves", a group of Nazi assassins parachuted behind Allied lines for the purpose of killing Allied High Command officers. She and Steve go to Army Intelligence with they information, where Steve is immediately arrest for being A.W.O.L. Captain Melton (Dennis McCarthy) of Army G-2 intervenes on Steve's behalf, as G-2 has had a suspicion about the existence of the "Werewolves" but no concrete info before now.

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