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Also Known As: Died: March 31, 1967
Born: November 4, 1904 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Old Man and the Sea (1958) as Assistant Director
A Cuban fisherman believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary fish.
2.
Marjorie Morningstar (1958) as Assistant Director
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
3.
Auntie Mame (1958) as Assistant Director
An eccentric heiress raises her nephew to be a free spirit.
4.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Assistant Director
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
5.
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Assistant Director
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
6.
The Steel Jungle (1956) as Assistant Director
A convict¿s loyalty to the mob is when they threaten his pregnant wife.
7.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Assistant Director
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
8.
East of Eden (1955) as Assistant Director
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
9.
Lucky Me (1954) as 2d asst dir
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
10.
Blowing Wild (1953) as Assistant Director
11.
I Confess (1953) as Assistant Director
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
12.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952) as 1st asst dir
A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.
13.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Assistant Director
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
14.
Close to My Heart (1951) as Assistant Director
A journalist's wife insists on adopting an abandoned child.
15.
Sugarfoot (1951) as Assistant Director
16.
Come Fill the Cup (1951) as Assistant Director
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
17.
Breakthrough (1950) as Assistant Director
An American infantry unit moves from basic training to combat in Europe.
18.
Chain Lightning (1950) as Assistant Director
A reckless jet pilot goes to work for a demanding aviation tycoon.
19.
The Glass Menagerie (1950) as Assistant Director
This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the original story, except for a compromise ending which strives to be more upbeat.
20.
Crime by Night (1944) as Assistant Director
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
21.
The Hidden Hand (1942) as Assistant Director
The body count rises during the competition for a family inheritance.
22.
Secret Enemies (1942) as Assistant Director
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
23.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Assistant Director
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
24.
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Assistant Director
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.

Cast (feature film)

25.
The Big Steal (1949) as Lt. Ruiz
Seduction and murder follow the theft of an Army payroll.
26.
One Night in the Tropics (1940) as Rudolfo
27.
Cafe Society (1939) as Prince Vladimir
28.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Gigolo
29.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Don Jose de la Torre
30.
Nobody's Baby (1937) as [Tony] Cortez
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
31.
Love Under Fire (1937) as Lieutenant Cabana
32.
The Lady Escapes (1937) as Antonio
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
33.
Rio Grande Romance (1936) as Jack Carter
34.
Amor que vuelve (1936) as Antonio
35.
Federal Agent (1936) as Recard
36.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Don Louis [Espinosa]
37.
The Devil Is a Woman (1935) as Morenito
A member of the Spanish guard falls for a temptress who once ruined his commanding officer''''s life.
38.
Rosa de Francia (1935) as El marqués de Magny
39.
I Live for Love (1935) as Rico Cesaro
A socialite tries to break into show business.
40.
Once to Every Bachelor (1934) as Rocco
41.
Sweet Adeline (1934) as Renaldo
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
42.
A Demon for Trouble (1934) as Gallindo
43.
Morning Glory (1933) as Pepi [Velez]
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
44.
Black Beauty (1933) as Renaldo
45.
Under Secret Orders (1933) as Don Frederico
46.
Westward Passage (1932) as The Count
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a poor novelist, then dreams of giving their children the finer things.
47.
Bachelor's Affairs (1932) as Ramon Alvarez
48.
The King Murder (1932) as Jose Moreno
49.
Lady with a Past (1932) as Santiago
A good girl raises her popularity when she pretends to be bad.
50.
Beau Ideal (1931) as Ramon Gonzales
In this sequel to the classic Beau Geste, a Legionnaire gets mixed up in an Arabian religious war.
51.
Estrellados (1930) as Larry Mitchell
52.
The Bad One (1930) as Spaniard
53.
54.
Captain Thunder (1930) as Juan Sebastián
A Mexican bandit kidnaps a wedding party.
55.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) as Manuel
56.
Rio Rita (1929) as Roberto Ferguson
A Texas Ranger finds love while tracking an outlaw.
57.
Drums of Love (1928) as Count Leonardo de Alvia
58.
The Apache (1928) as Pierre Dumont
59.
The Battle of the Sexes (1928) as Babe Winsor
In this silent film, a gold digger and her boyfriend plot to fleece a respectable middle-aged businessman.
60.
Driftwood (1928) as Jim Curtis
61.
The Scarlet Lady (1928) as Prince Nicholas
62.
No Other Woman (1928) as Maurice
63.
The Monkey Talks (1927) as Sam Wick [or Pierre]
64.
Breakfast at Sunrise (1927) as Lussan
65.
Loves of Carmen (1927) as José
66.
A Hero of the Big Snows (1926) as Ed Nolan
67.
His Jazz Bride (1926) as
68.
The Night Cry (1926) as Pedro
69.
70.
The Pleasure Buyers (1925) as Tommy Wiswell
71.
Satan in Sables (1925) as Students

Film Production - Main (feature film)

72.
East of Eden (1955) as Unit Manager
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
73.
Backfire (1950) as Unit Manager
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
74.
One Last Fling (1949) as Unit Manager
A jealous wife decides working for her husband is the best way to keep tabs on him.
75.
Flaxy Martin (1949) as Unit Manager
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
76.
Homicide (1949) as Unit Manager
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
77.
The House Across the Street (1949) as Unit Manager
Mob pressure sends a crusading reporter from the front page to the advice column.
78.
April Showers (1948) as Unit Manager
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
79.
The Woman in White (1948) as Unit Manager
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
80.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Unit Manager
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
81.
Embraceable You (1948) as Unit Manager
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
82.
The Big Punch (1948) as Unit Manager
Gangsters frame a boxer for murder when he refuses to throw a fight.
83.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) as Unit Manager
Dobbs and Curtin meet up in Mexico, and go to work for a contractor, MacClane, who takes them away to remote site and tells them they will be paid when the job is finished. When they are finished, they return to town to find MacClane to get their wages. MacClane gives them a few dollars, and says he'll just go to the bank and pick up the payroll for them. Dobbs and Curtin then meet up with an old prospector, who claims the hills are still full of gold, and if they can get the cash, he'll go with them. They eventually get the cash from MacClane after a little "persuasion", and all three set off for the hills as good friends, but will they return that way?
84.
Cry Wolf (1947) as Unit Manager
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
85.
The Verdict (1946) as Unit Manager
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.

Cast (short)

86.
La Cucaracha (1934)
In this short film, a famous theater owner visits a local café in Mexico in order to audition a famous dancer who performs there.

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