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Born: December 20, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The (1987) as Director
A teenage boy named Dodger finds a gang of kids living in a garbage can. Their repulsive "powers," such as continually flowing nasal mucous or a super-human ability to vomit, make them the perfect team to help Dodger fight against his rival for the girl of his dreams.
2.
Lovelines (1984) as Director
3.
Osterman Weekend, The (1983) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Once a year John Tanner spends a long weekend with his three best friends from college. When he is approached by a CIA agent who has evidence proving that his three pals are actually spy's working with the Soviet Union, he reluctantly allows, his house to be wired with video surveillance equipment s
4.
Uncommon Valor (1983) as Director
Mitchell Ryan is a fire battalion chief who has the responsibility for saving the hundreds of patients in a Salt Lake City hospital that has been torched by a neurotic with a grudge. Filmed on location as "The Fire at County General", it was a pilot to a prospective series and won a technical Emmy A
5.
High School U.S.A. (1983) as Director
Two generations of television personalities -- the contemporary players as students and '50s and '60s names as parents and teachers -- are pitted against each other in this teenage comedy set in a midwestern high school. This potential series pilot was followed by a second, hour-long one some months
6.
Hitler's Son (1978)
The leader of a right-wing German political party discovers that an illiterate woodcarver is actually the son of Adolf Hitler. He kidnaps the young man from a mental institution and prepares him to start the Fourth Reich.
7.
Seniors, The (1978) as Director
Ben, Larry, Alan, and Steve are about to graduate from college. They are terrified of the prospect of actually having to work hard for a living, so they come up with a plan to support themselves as graduate research students by getting a foundation grant to study sexuality in college-age women. But despite their success at getting paid to bed down pretty girls, the work-load becomes too great, so they open the "study" to businessmen who pay to participate. Only a small mind would call it prostitution, and only a pessimist would think it could backfire....
8.
Drive-In (1976) as Director
A group of teenagers hang out at their local drive-in movie on a weekend night.
9.
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (Action Sequences)
An African activist and an Englishman join forces to battle a corrupt government official in South Africa.
10.
Where Does It Hurt? (1972) as Director
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy hospital administrator, is an expert in the arts of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery, and kickbacks. His assistant Alice however, has finally had enough of his scams and gets him sent to prison--but not for long enough...
11.
The Statue (1971) as Director
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular penis, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man with a matching phallus. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile?
12.
13.
Bushwackers, The (1952) as Director
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
14.
Monsoon (1952) as Director
In a remote Indian outpost, a man falls for his fiancee's sister.
15.
Cry Danger (1951) as Dialogue Director
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.
16.
Drums in the Deep South (1951) as Dialogue Director
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other.
17.
The Bushwhackers (1951) as Director

Writer (feature film)

18.
Sunset (1988) as From Story ("The Adventures Of Tom Mix And Wyatt Earp In Hollywood")
Fictional story about silent western film star Tom Mix playing his hero Wyatt Earp.
19.
Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The (1987) as Screenwriter
A teenage boy named Dodger finds a gang of kids living in a garbage can. Their repulsive "powers," such as continually flowing nasal mucous or a super-human ability to vomit, make them the perfect team to help Dodger fight against his rival for the girl of his dreams.
20.
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) as Screenwriter
An African activist and an Englishman join forces to battle a corrupt government official in South Africa.
21.
Where Does It Hurt? (1972) as Screenwriter
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy hospital administrator, is an expert in the arts of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery, and kickbacks. His assistant Alice however, has finally had enough of his scams and gets him sent to prison--but not for long enough...
22.
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970) as Screenwriter
23.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) as Story
Thinking he's dying, a man racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed.
24.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) as Screenwriter
Thinking he's dying, a man racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed.
25.
Bushwackers, The (1952) as Screenwriter
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
26.
The Bushwhackers (1951) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

27.
Swimsuit (1989) as Producer
An advertising agency launches a talent search to find the perfect model to represent a floundering swimsuit company.
28.
Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The (1987) as Producer
A teenage boy named Dodger finds a gang of kids living in a garbage can. Their repulsive "powers," such as continually flowing nasal mucous or a super-human ability to vomit, make them the perfect team to help Dodger fight against his rival for the girl of his dreams.
29.
Where Does It Hurt? (1972) as Producer
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy hospital administrator, is an expert in the arts of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery, and kickbacks. His assistant Alice however, has finally had enough of his scams and gets him sent to prison--but not for long enough...

Stunts (feature film)

30.
Thunder Run (1986) as Stunt Coordinator

Film Production - Main (feature film)

31.
In a Lonely Place (1950) as Technical Advisor
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Director (special)

32.
Six Pack (1983) as Director
The story, set in Atlanta, Georgia, follows the everyday problems of Brewster Baker, a stock car racer, as he struggles to raise five orphaned children (their parents killed in a car accident)--kids he caught stripping his car and soon afterward took under his wing. In the pilot episode, Brewster tr
33.
Highway Honeys (1983) as Director
The story, set in Sierra Madre, Texas, follows the experiences of Carol Lee and Datona Shepherd, a brother-and-sister team of clean-living tow truckers (for the Good Shepherds Towing Service). In the pilot episode, Carol Lee and Datona try to help an old friend keep his junkyard -- a junkyard sought

Cast (special)

34.
Las Vegas (1996) as Interviewee
Two-part documentary exploring the history and future of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part 1, entitled "Gamble on the Desert," chronicles the early history of Las Vegas. Part 2, "House of Cards," picks up in the late 1950's and traces the decline and subsequent rebirth of the downtown area.
35.
Highway Honeys (1983) as Sweeper Operator (Guest)
The story, set in Sierra Madre, Texas, follows the experiences of Carol Lee and Datona Shepherd, a brother-and-sister team of clean-living tow truckers (for the Good Shepherds Towing Service). In the pilot episode, Carol Lee and Datona try to help an old friend keep his junkyard -- a junkyard sought

Writer (special)

36.
Highway Honeys (1983) as Writer
The story, set in Sierra Madre, Texas, follows the experiences of Carol Lee and Datona Shepherd, a brother-and-sister team of clean-living tow truckers (for the Good Shepherds Towing Service). In the pilot episode, Carol Lee and Datona try to help an old friend keep his junkyard -- a junkyard sought

Producer (special)

37.
Highway Honeys (1983) as Producer
The story, set in Sierra Madre, Texas, follows the experiences of Carol Lee and Datona Shepherd, a brother-and-sister team of clean-living tow truckers (for the Good Shepherds Towing Service). In the pilot episode, Carol Lee and Datona try to help an old friend keep his junkyard -- a junkyard sought
38.
Six Pack (1983) as Supervising Producer
The story, set in Atlanta, Georgia, follows the everyday problems of Brewster Baker, a stock car racer, as he struggles to raise five orphaned children (their parents killed in a car accident)--kids he caught stripping his car and soon afterward took under his wing. In the pilot episode, Brewster tr
39.
Border Pals (1981) as Executive Producer
The story focuses on the feud that exists between Norbert Bibey, an American County Sheriff in Moose County, Montana, and his nemesis, Douglas MacDonald, Superintendent of the British Columbia Mounted Police.

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