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Director (feature film)

Chloe Love Is Calling You (1934) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Photographer
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Wake Island (1942) as Squeaky Simpkins
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942) as Soldier
The Fleet's In (1942) as Joe
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Clem, pump man of 'Claiborne' crew
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as 1st class seaman
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Cliff Roberts
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
West Point Widow (1941) as Bill
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Cadet
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Glamour Boy (1941) as
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Court stenographer
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Tom
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
Down in San Diego (1941) as Marine
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Night of January 16th (1941) as Policeman
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Corporal
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Rookie
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?
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Sailor
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
World Premiere (1941) as Assistant director
Opened by Mistake (1940) as Attendant
Geronimo (1940) as Orderly
Mystery Sea Raider (1940) as Messboy
Road to Singapore (1940) as Man
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
The Quarterback (1940) as Soda clerk
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Sailor
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Grand Jury Secrets (1939) as Red Hanlon
In Name Only (1939) as Bellhop
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Red
Some Like It Hot (1939) as Cook
A carnival con artist tries to ride his girlfriend''''s singing talents to the big time.
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Delivery boy
Union Pacific (1939) as Fireman
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) as Captain
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
Disputed Passage (1939) as Terrence Shane
Fast and Furious (1939) as Stage hand
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Men with Wings (1938) as Sentry
Thanks for the Memory (1938) as Messenger
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
Murder Goes to College (1937) as Taxi driver
Waikiki Wedding (1937) as Photographer
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
Over the Goal (1937) as Pinky
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
Exclusive (1937) as Reed
Clarence (1937) as Cab driver
Lady Be Careful (1936) as Herb
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as Reporter
College Holiday (1936) as Colgate
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Reporter
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Ensign
It's a Great Life! (1935) as CCC boy
Playthings of Desire (1934) as Wheeler Johnson
King Kong (1933) as Reporter
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

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