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Also Known As: Died: March 11, 1992
Born: May 18, 1912 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Fever Pitch (1985) as Director
A compulsive gambler gets in deep with loan sharks.
2.
Wrong Is Right (1982) as Director
When two nuclear weapons are sold to a terrorist group, television newsman Patrick Hale tries to track them down.
3.
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) as Director
Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars. Her craving first for sex but later also for drugs leads into increasingly demeaning and dangerous situations completely at odds with her daytime commitment to her children.
4.
Bite the Bullet (1975) as Director
Cowboys compete in a grueling horse-riding marathon.
5.
$ (1971) as Director
A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob a high-tech security bank.
6.
The Happy Ending (1969) as Director
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
7.
In Cold Blood (1967) as Director
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
8.
The Professionals (1966) as Director
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
9.
Lord Jim (1965) as Director
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.
10.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Director
A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.
11.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Director
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
12.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958) as Director
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
13.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) as Director
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
14.
Something of Value (1957) as Director
Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
15.
The Catered Affair (1956) as Director
A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.
16.
The Last Hunt (1956) as Director
Two frontiersmen clash over the slaughter of a buffalo herd.
17.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) as Director
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
18.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Director
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
19.
Flame and the Flesh (1954) as Director
American Madeline (Lana Turner), a no-better-than-she-has-to-be (and then only when pushed)traveler arrives in Naples. She has an eye for men and a penchant for getting by on her wits---a 1954 term for body---and soon has a well-meaning (dumb) young composer, Ciccio (Bonar Colleano)providing her with room and board. But she has a male counterpart in Ciccio's friend, cafe-singer Nino (Carlos Thompson), who recognizes her for what she is and he decides to intercede on behalf of his friend. Black Widow Madeline welcomes him into her parlor, in a manner of speaking to get past the censors, and the next thing Nino knows, he has abandoned his wedding plans with sweet-young-thing Lisa (Pier Angeli), and runs off with Madeline. Lisa and Ciccio are left with wringing hands, and Madeline and Nino become an American/Italian version of the "Battling Bickersons" or "The Honeymooners", with none of the fun.
20.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as Director
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
21.
Battle Circus (1953) as Director
A doctor fights for his life during the Korean War.
22.
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952) as Director
With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.
23.
The Light Touch (1951) as Director
An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.
24.
Crisis (1950) as Director
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.

Cast (feature film)

25.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) as (Archival Footage)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
26.
Listen Up (1990) as Himself
Biographical film on music producer, arranger and performer Quincy Jones.
27.
Bacall On Bogart (1988)
Lauren Bacall hosts this extraordinary documentary on her life on- and off-screen with her late husband, Humphrey Bogart.
28.
50 Years of Action! (1986) as Himself
The history of the Directors Guild of America is recounted. Begun in the years when people in the United States were fighting for unions, the guild was initially not recognized by the movie studios. The organization was started by twelve men and evolved fairly peacefully until 1950 when president Jo
29.
Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait (1975)
This television-produced documentary features observations by close friends and colleagues of Elizabeth Taylor, including Vincente Minnelli and Richard Brooks.

Cinematography (feature film)

30.
The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) as Photography
The 1971 Concert for Bangaladesh organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar is chronicled in this documentary. Two benefit concerts were performed at Madison Square Garden in order to raise money for East Pakistani refugees who were first victims of a cyclone in 1970, and then of the Bangladesh

Writer (feature film)

31.
Fever Pitch (1985) as Screenwriter
A compulsive gambler gets in deep with loan sharks.
32.
Wrong Is Right (1982) as Screenwriter
When two nuclear weapons are sold to a terrorist group, television newsman Patrick Hale tries to track them down.
33.
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) as Screenwriter
Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars. Her craving first for sex but later also for drugs leads into increasingly demeaning and dangerous situations completely at odds with her daytime commitment to her children.
34.
Bite the Bullet (1975) as Screenwriter
Cowboys compete in a grueling horse-riding marathon.
35.
$ (1971) as Writer
A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob a high-tech security bank.
36.
The Happy Ending (1969) as Screenwriter
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
37.
In Cold Blood (1967) as Screenwriter
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
38.
The Professionals (1966) as Screenwriter
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
39.
Lord Jim (1965) as Screenwriter
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.
40.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Screenwriter
A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.
41.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Screenwriter
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
42.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958) as Screenwriter
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
43.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) as Screenwriter
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
44.
Something of Value (1957) as Screenwriter
Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
45.
The Last Hunt (1956) as Screenwriter
Two frontiersmen clash over the slaughter of a buffalo herd.
46.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) as Screenwriter
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
47.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Screenwriter
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
48.
Battle Circus (1953) as Screenwriter
A doctor fights for his life during the Korean War.
49.
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952) as Writer
With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.
50.
Storm Warning (1951) as Writer
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
51.
The Light Touch (1951) as Written for Screen by
An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.
52.
Crisis (1950) as Screenwriter
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.
53.
Mystery Street (1950) as Screenwriter
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
54.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Screenwriter
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
55.
To the Victor (1948) as Writer
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
56.
Key Largo (1948) as Screenwriter
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
57.
Swell Guy (1947) as Screenwriter
58.
Brute Force (1947) as Screenwriter
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
59.
My Best Gal (1944) as Original Story
60.
Cobra Woman (1944) as Screenwriter
Upon discovering his fiancTe Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.
61.
White Savage (1943) as Screenwriter
62.
Men of Texas (1942) as Additional Dialogue
63.
Sin Town (1942) as Additional Dialogue
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.

Producer (feature film)

64.
Wrong Is Right (1982) as Producer
When two nuclear weapons are sold to a terrorist group, television newsman Patrick Hale tries to track them down.
65.
Bite the Bullet (1975) as Producer
Cowboys compete in a grueling horse-riding marathon.
66.
The Happy Ending (1969) as Producer
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
67.
In Cold Blood (1967) as Producer
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
68.
The Professionals (1966) as Producer
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
69.
Lord Jim (1965) as Producer
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.

Production Companies (feature film)

70.
Lord Jim (1965) as Company
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

71.
Moonwalker (1989)
A hero from another world rescues a group of kidnapped children.
72.
Moonwalker (1989)
A hero from another world rescues a group of kidnapped children.
73.
Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.
74.
Heavy Petting (1988)
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.
75.
My Favorite Year (1982)
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
76.
My Favorite Year (1982)
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.

Cast (special)

77.
Cary Grant: The Leading Man (1988) as Interviewee
A documentary about the late film actor Cary Grant, featuring interviews with several of Grant's colleagues and clips from his classic films. A "Crazy About the Movies" presentation.
78.
American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, The (1983)
The American Film Institute presents its 11th Annual Distinguished Life Achievement Award to director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, at a black-tie dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 3, 1983.

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