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Cast (feature film)

Coma (1978) as Pathology Resident
A lady doctor investigates a series of strange deaths and disappearing bodies at her hospital.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) as Jeff Wallace
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (1977) as Dale Anderson
A movie pilot about a female private eye who goes undercover as a porno actress to unravel the case of a prominent industrialist's missing daughter.
Trilogy of Terror (1975) as Chad Foster
Three bizarre stories with Karen Black playing four tormented women. In "Millicent and Therese" she is both a plain-looking woman, almost a recluse, and her amoral sister whom she taunts by revealing to her current boyfriend her past escapades. In "Julie" she is a sexually repressed teacher who is b
Crime Club (1975) as Gordon Dent
Aided by a defense attorney and an investigative reporter, the head of an exclusive club dedicated to crime prevention sets out to learn who is behind a series of icepick murders for which a loser craving public attention has confessed. This was another movie pilot for a programming idea that never
Bucktown (1975) as Merle
Duke Johnson (played by Fred Williamson) visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon the local redneck policemen are intimidating Duke with threats of violence. Duke refuses to pay the bribes they demand, so then he and his lady friend Aretha (Pam Grier) are threatened and attacked by the crooked cops. Rather than take them on himself, Duke calls on his old pal Roy. Roy brings a few buddies to Bucktown, and they bring justice to the small town. With the redneck cops out of the way, Duke lets his guard down. Then the situation gets out of hand again. Finally, Duke must settle the score himself.
Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return, The (1975) as Claver
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
Una Ragione Per Morire (1974) as Donald Macivers
A dishonoured army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honour. Will they live up to his expectations?
The Slime People (1963) as Professor
After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Invasion of the Animal People (1962) as Dr. Frederick Wilson
After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate. Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it. As the geologist (along with his figure skater girlfriend) are trying to ski to safety, the monster attacks again and kidnaps the helpless woman. What is this creature, and can it be stopped?
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) as Convention chairman
A Korean War hero doesn''t realize he''s been programmed to kill by the enemy.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Director
A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Sen. Ham Lewis
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
Jumbo (1962) as Madison
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
The Young Savages (1961) as Judge
An assistant DA suspects one of the delinquents he''''s prosecuting for murder is his son.
The Gallant Hours (1960) as Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger
Admiral William F. Halsey fights to turn the tide against the Japanese during World War II.
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) as Eavens
Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan. On the way back to town the two develop a curiously close relationship - Sullivan passes up several chances to get away - but in the end Sullivan "asks for it" and Murphy obliges.
Wake Me When It's Over (1960) as Col. Dowling
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
A Private's Affair (1959) as Gen. Hargrave
The Story on Page One (1959) as Nordau
When Jo Morris' marriage turned sour and heartless, she found sympathy and companionship with widower Larry Ellis. After Jo's husband is accidentally killed in a struggle over a gun with Larry, the adulterous couple find themselves on trial for their lives, with their lawyers fighting the pair's reluctance to turn against each other.
Compulsion (1959) as Mr. Straus
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) as First general
A scatterbrained inventor accidentally turns his girlfriend into a giant.
Mardi Gras (1958) as Comm. Tydings
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
Man or Gun (1958) as Deputy Burt Burton
The Young Lions (1958) as Colonel Mead
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) as Dr. Karlton
Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a campus killing spree.
The Hired Gun (1957) as Nathan Conroy
A bounty hunter tries to prove his beautiful quarry innocent of murder.
Three Brave Men (1957) as Dietz
A Navy Security employee gets discharged after being suspected of "Communist affiliations." With the help of a lawyer and the Secretary of the Navy, his life long commitment to the military is established and he is returned to service with back pay.
No Down Payment (1957) as Mr. Cagle
An introspection into the world of the newly formed suburbia, following the multiple story lines of various people living in a middle-class housing development.
The Hard Man (1957) as Sheriff Sim Hacker
Madison is a Texas Ranger who resigns after he gets a reputation for bringing them back dead. He takes a job as deputy sheriff and quickly becomes embroiled in a range war against Greene, a rancher intent on taking over the whole range. He also begins an affair with French, Greene''s wife, who wants Madison to kill her husband for her. She ends up doing the job herself.
Domino Kid (1957) as Sheriff Travers
Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission.
The Tall T (1957) as Tenvoorde
An out-of-luck cowhand falls for a married woman being held hostage.
Slander (1957) as Harry Walsh
A TV star almost loses his career and his marriage over a tabloid story.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Maj. Lambert
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
The Brass Legend (1956) as Tom Gipson
A young westerner''''s life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman''''s hideout.
Ransom! (1956) as Sheriff Jake Kessing
A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped.
Reprisal! (1956) as Jeb Cantrell
New ranch owner Frank Madden, half Indian but posing as white, arrives just as an all white jury finds the three white Shipley brothers who lynched three Indians innocent. There is soon trouble between Frank and the Shipleys who are using Frank's land to graze their cattle. When the brother of one of the Indian victims kills a Shipley, Frank is accused and put in jail. The Shipleys then organize a lynch mob and head for the jail.
Jubal (1956) as Dr. Grant
A rancher''s wife falls for a wandering cowhand.
The Rack (1956) as Col. Ira Hansen
A Korean War veteran is accused of cracking under enemy torture.
The Road to Denver (1955) as Kraft
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
A Man Called Peter (1955) as Mr. Peyton
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Father Xavier
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
Hit the Deck (1955) as Commander
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
The Last Command (1955) as Businessman
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
Lay That Rifle Down (1955) as Professor, also known as Gen. Chevington Ballard
Count Three and Pray (1955) as Bishop
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
The Left Hand of God (1955) as Reverend Thomas Martin
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
Siege at Red River (1954) as Sheriff
A Cavalry captain tries to keep the Indians from getting their hands on Gatling Guns.
Rogue Cop (1954) as Inspector Cassidy
A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother''''s killer.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) as Ambrose
Prison inmates riot to protest crooked guards and brutal conditions.
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as General Crook
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Broken Lance (1954) as McAndrews
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
Code Two (1953) as Capt. [Bill] Williams
Three young men train to become motorcycle cops.
The Big Heat (1953) as Gus Burke
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Gen. Samuel E. Roberts
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Rental agent
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
A Slight Case of Larceny (1953) as Police captain
A garage owner taps into his rivals' gas lines.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as McDill
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
Confidentially Connie (1953) as Dr. Willis Shoop
An expectant mother hatches a series of madcap schemes to improve her husband's financial standing.
Desperate Search (1953) as Wayne Langmuir
A man fights to find his children after their plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
Cry of the Hunted (1953) as Warden Keeley
A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.
Fast Company (1953) as Dave Sanderling
The heiress to a racing stable uncovers underhanded dealings.
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) as Asa Worthen
Brothers on a whaling schooner become romantic rivals.
Inferno (1953) as Sheriff Vincent
On a desert outing a wealthy playboy breaks his leg and his wife and business partner use a ruse of going to get help as a way of taking off together on a torrid affair, but the husband tracks them down and engages in a showdown with the man who stole his wife.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) as John Ashmond
A criminal lawyer's daughter falls for one of his clients.
Fearless Fagan (1952) as Owen Gillman
When a circus clown is drafted, he tries to sneak his pet lion into the service.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Mr. Cumberly
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
Everything I Have Is Yours (1952) as Dr. Charles
On the eve of her big Broadway break, a dancer discovers she''''s pregnant.
Sky Full of Moon (1952) as Customer
An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend.
My Man and I (1952) as Sheriff
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.

Art Department (feature film)

Career Girl (1959) as Prop Master

Stunts (feature film)

Blue Velvet (1986) as Stunts
A small-town boy unearths a world of corruption when he stumbles upon a severed ear.

Production Companies (feature film)

Pacific Heights (1990) as Cable Operator
A yuppie couple become hostage to the tenant from hell in the nail-biting suspense thriller "Pacific Heights" (1990). Patty and Drake have found their dream house, and if they can find a few tenants to fill some rented rooms, they can even pay for it. Unfortunately, the mysterious drifter that moves

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Days of Heaven (1978) as Special Sound Consultant
Young lovers pose as brother and sister to survive on the American frontier during the early 20th century.

Cast (special)

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) as Police Officer
The pilot film for "Burke's Law." The story of Amos Burke, an inspector with the Los Angeles Police Department. In the pilot episode, Burke attempts to solve the murder of a famous model.
Virginian, The (1958) as Judge Henry
The original unsold thirty-minute pilot film for the series of the same title (it sold when remade as a ninety-minute pilot). The story of a mysterious stranger, known only as the Virginian, who comes to work as the foreman of a ranch owned by a retired judge. In the pilot episode, the Virginian a

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