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Also Known As: Died: June 14, 1979
Born: December 17, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
C'mon, Let's Live a Little (1967) as Director
2.
The Right Approach (1961) as Director
3.
Glory (1956) as Director
A young woman's devotion to her racehorse creates romantic problems.
4.
The Girl He Left Behind (1956) as Director
The misadventures of a new army recruit.
5.
Jump into Hell (1955) as Director
This film reenacts the battle of Dien Bien Phu, focusing on the struggles of the French troops stationed in Vietnam.
6.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Director
King Richard's attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
7.
The Command (1954) as Director
A high-minded doctor suddenly finds himself leading a Cavalry troop through hostile territory.
8.
Calamity Jane (1953) as Director
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
9.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) as Director
A small-town girl's love life goes ballistic when her sweetheart returns from World War I.
10.
April in Paris (1953) as Director
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
11.
Where's Charley? (1952) as Director
12.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Director
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
13.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951) as Director
A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.
14.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Director
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
15.
Tea for Two (1950) as Director
An heiress has to say no to every question for 24 hours if she wants to star on Broadway.
16.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Director
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
17.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Director
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
18.
Look for the Silver Lining (1949) as Director
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
19.
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) as Director
Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.
20.
Two Guys from Texas (1948) as Director
Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys.
21.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Director
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
22.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Director
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
23.
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) as Director
Two producers and their girls look for a backer for their big show.
24.
San Antonio (1945) as Director
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
25.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Director
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
26.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Director
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
27.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Director
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
28.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Director
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
29.
Road to Morocco (1942) as Director
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
30.
Playmates (1941) as Director
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
31.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Director
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
32.
You'll Find Out (1940) as Director
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
33.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Director
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
34.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Director
35.
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939) as Director
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head's hatred to make it on the big screen.
36.
Straight Place and Show (1938) as Director
37.
Kentucky (1938) as Director
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
38.
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Director
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
39.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Director
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he's caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
40.
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as Director
41.
Captain January (1936) as Director
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
42.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Director
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
43.
White Fang (1936) as Director
Jack London tale of a woman (Muir) and weakling brother (Beck) who inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide (Whalen) is accused of murder
44.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Director
When a man's wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
45.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Director
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
46.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) as Director
A Confederate officer risks everything to go home and see his daughter.
47.
Handy Andy (1934) as Director
A druggist lets his socially ambitious wife convince him to pursue the high life.
48.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Director
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
49.
Have a Heart (1934) as Director
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who's lost the use of her legs.
50.
Bright Eyes (1934) as Director
Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
51.
Hold Me Tight (1933) as Director
52.
My Weakness (1933) as Director
53.
Handle with Care (1932) as Director
54.
Business and Pleasure (1932) as Director
55.
Down to Earth (1932) as Director
A wealthy family has to learn to live without when the Depression leaves them broke.
56.
A Connecticut Yankee (1931) as Director
An accident sends a modern repairman back in time to King Arthur's court.
57.
Delicious (1931) as Director
A Scottish immigrant falls for a dashing playboy engaged to another woman.
58.
High Society Blues (1930) as Director
59.
Just Imagine (1930) as Director
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
60.
Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929) as Director
61.
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Director
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.
62.
Chasing Through Europe (1929) as Director
63.
Masked Emotions (1929) as Director
64.
Prep and Pep (1928) as Director
65.
Win That Girl (1928) as Director
66.
The News Parade (1928) as Director
67.
High School Hero (1927) as Director

Cast (feature film)

68.
Crucible of Horror (1971) as Gregson
69.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Himself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
70.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
71.
Salute (1929) as Navy coach
John Randall is an Army cadet at West Point. His younger brother Paul is a midshipman at the Naval Academy. John contrives to help Paul's timid romantic interest in Nancy Wayne by pretending to be interested in her himself. Paul, however, takes offense, and determines to beat his brother in the Army-Navy football game on purely personal grounds. Meanwhile, Paul and fellow midshipman Albert Price are hazed and tormented by upperclassmen.
72.
The Rush Hour (1927) as William Finch
73.
Oh, Baby (1927) as Jim Stone
74.
Nobody's Widow (1927) as Ned Stevens
75.
7th Heaven (1927) as Gobin
A romance in which a seventh floor apartment represents heaven for a couple seeking to escap from time and the outside world.
76.
77.
The Blue Eagle (1926) as Nick Galvani
78.
The Sap (1926) as Vance
79.
Meet the Prince (1926) as Peter Paget
80.
Womanpower (1926) as Mallory, the Trainer
81.
The Quarterback (1926) as "Lumpy" Goggins
82.
Code of the West (1925) as Bid Hatfield
83.
The Man on the Box (1925) as Bob's brother-in-law
84.
Private Affairs (1925) as Lee Cross
85.
The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925) as Bill Preston
86.
Wages for Wives (1925) as Chester Logan
87.
Tracked in the Snow Country (1925) as Terry Moulton
88.
The Gold Hunters (1925) as Roderick Drew
89.
Havoc (1925) as Smithy
90.
His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1925) as Bud Matthews
91.
The Phantom Express (1925) as Jack Warren
92.
The Plastic Age (1925) as Coach Henry
Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and his athletic training, and soon the two face some difficult decisions.
94.
The Narrow Street (1924) as Ray Wyeth
95.
The Arizona Express (1924) as Steve Butler
96.
Hoodman Blind (1923) as Jack Yeulette
97.
Cause for Divorce (1923) as Tom Parker
98.
Poor Men's Wives (1923) as Jim Maberne
99.
A Noise in Newboro (1923) as Ben Colwell
100.
The Village Blacksmith (1923) as Bill, his son
101.
The Temple of Venus (1923) as Nat Harper
102.
The Hero (1923) as Bill Walters
103.
The Fog (1923) as Si Plumb
104.
105.
Desire (1923) as Jerry Ryan
106.
The Milky Way (1922) as
107.
Conquering the Woman (1922) as Larry Saunders
108.
The Wise Kid (1922) as Freddie Smith
109.
According to Hoyle (1922) as "Boxcar" Simmons
110.
Bing Bang Boom (1922) as Bertram Bancroft Boom
111.
112.
Making the Grade (1921) as Eddie Ramson
113.
The Sky Pilot (1921) as Bill Hendricks
114.
Girls Don't Gamble (1920) as James Fisher
115.
The Triflers (1920) as Cassidy
116.
Fickle Women (1920) as Calvin Price
117.
Smiling All the Way (1920) as Hannibal Pillsbury
118.
The County Fair (1920) as Joel Bartlett
119.
Don't Ever Marry (1920) as Bill Fielding
120.
The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919) as August Kant
Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American expatriate living in France who rallies behind his former country.
121.
The Petal on the Current (1919) as Ed Kinealy
122.
Better Times (1919) as Peter Van Alstyne
123.
Nugget Nell (1919) as Big Hearted Jim
124.
The Unpainted Woman (1919) as Charley Holt
125.
Bonnie, Bonnie Lassie (1919) as David
126.
The Pointing Finger (1919) as David
127.
The Other Half (1919) as Corporal Jimmy
128.
Upstairs and Down (1919) as Tom Carey
129.
The Greatest Thing in Life (1918) as Monsieur Le Bebe
Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, a giant of a vegetable peddler, but his unsophisticated ways disillusion her. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young man from home who had spurned Jeannette, now turns up and realizes the error of his ways. But he, too, has a great flaw, and only the outbreak of war , ironically, is able to lead Jeannette to a peaceful conclusion to her quest.

Cinematography (feature film)

130.
The Christian Licorice Store (1971) as Director of Photography
131.
Simon, King of the Witches (1971) as Photography
Cynical magician Simon Sinestrari sells charms and potions for a living and believes that he is going to become a god. When a male prostitute introduces Simon to wild parties, drugs, and Wiccan rituals, it brings danger and romance to his life.

Writer (feature film)

132.
Scarlet and the Black, The (1983) as Screenwriter
In his first TV starring role (after having debuted as Abraham Lincoln in the miniseries "The Blue and the Gray"), Gregory Peck is the real-life Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican official responsible for concealing thousands of allied POW escapees in German-occupied Rome. Christopher Plummer is t
133.
From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II (1981) as Screenwriter
This British/Polish TV co-production, "presented by Lord Grade," traced the life of Karol Wojtyla from his boyhood in Poland to the Vatican, although the nominal stars are New Zealand actor Sam Neill and English actor Christopher Cazenove as two of his friends from the early years. Wojtyla is portra
134.
Bear Island (1979) as Screenwriter
A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Redgrave investigate.
135.
Voyage Of The Damned (1976) as Screenwriter
A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
136.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Original Story
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
137.
You'll Find Out (1940) as Story
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
138.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Original Story
139.
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939) as Story
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head's hatred to make it on the big screen.
140.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Contr to scr constr
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
141.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Story and Screenplay
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
142.
Bright Eyes (1934) as Story
Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
143.
Have a Heart (1934) as Story
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who's lost the use of her legs.
144.
My Weakness (1933) as Cont
145.
Handle with Care (1932) as Story
146.
Just Imagine (1930) as Cont
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
147.
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Adaptation
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.
148.
149.
The News Parade (1928) as Story
150.
High School Hero (1927) as Story

Producer (feature film)

151.
Glory (1956) as Producer
A young woman's devotion to her racehorse creates romantic problems.
152.
Playmates (1941) as Producer
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
153.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Producer
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
154.
You'll Find Out (1940) as Producer
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
155.
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939) as Producer
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head's hatred to make it on the big screen.

Production Companies (feature film)

156.
A Connecticut Yankee (1931) as Company
An accident sends a modern repairman back in time to King Arthur's court.

Director (special)

157.
Way of the West (1958) as Director
The story of Belle Starr, a lawless woman of the Old West who, despite her outlaw reputation, fights for right. Belle teams with a young doctor to help the people of a frontier town stricken by a smallpox epidemic.

Writer (special)

158.
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy (1986) as Writer
A six-part series about Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, and his administration of the vast nation shortly before it gained its independence from Britain in 1947.
159.
Partners in Crime, Series II (1986) as Writer ("The Unbreakable Alibi")
The second series of stories concerning an unconventional British couple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, who become sleuths to escape their boring lives as members of the snobbish clique of London's "beautiful people" of the '20s. Author Agatha Christie wrote each story in the style of rival mystery
160.
Partners in Crime, Series I (1984) as Writer ("The Affair Of The Pink Pearl")
The first in a series of stories concerning an unconventional British couple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, who become sleuths to escape their boring lives as members of the snobbish clique of London's "beautiful people" of the '20s. Author Agatha Christie wrote each story in the style of rival myst

Writer (special)

161.
Marco Polo (1982) as Screenwriter
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
162.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) as Additional Dialogue
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

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