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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Penthouse Rhythm (1945) as Assistant Director
2.
See My Lawyer (1945) as Assistant Director
3.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Assistant Director
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
4.
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Assistant Director
5.
Ghost Catchers (1944) as Assistant Director
6.
In Society (1944) as Assistant Director
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
7.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Assistant Director
8.
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as Assistant Director
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
9.
Two Tickets to London (1943) as Assistant Director
10.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Assistant Director
11.
Crazy House (1943) as Assistant Director
12.
Mister Big (1943) as Assistant Director
At the Davis School of the Theatre, ran by Jeremy Taswell (Samuel S. Hinds), where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley (Robert Paige) and Alice Taswell (Elyse Knox) are in love. The students, including Donald (Donald O'Connor), Patricia (Gloria Jean) and Peggy (Peggy Ryan), secretly want to become singers. Patricia's aunt, Mrs. Davis (Florence Bates), owns the school and disapproves. Donald has written a musical comedy for the year's class play, which the students want to do, but Mrs. Davis has selected and insists they do Sophocles' "Antigone". Taswell agrees to let the kids do Donald's show. Donald manages to keep Mrs. Davis away on the day of the show, and when Broadway producers in attendance rave about Donald's play, she becomes a backer.
13.
Hit the Ice (1943) as Assistant Director
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
14.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Assistant Director
15.
Give Out, Sisters (1942) as Assistant Director
16.
Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Assistant Director
17.
Who Done It? (1942) as Assistant Director
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
18.
Jail House Blues (1942) as Assistant Director
19.
Pardon My Sarong (1942) as Assistant Director
20.
The Black Cat (1941) as Assistant Director
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.
21.
Tight Shoes (1941) as Assistant Director
22.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as Assistant Director
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
23.
Boss of Bullion City (1941) as Assistant Director
Tom Bryant opens up his newspaper business in the lawless town of Bullion City. When he suspects a gold shipment will be robbed, he beats the robbers to it. When the Sheriff slips and reveals he knows the robbers failed to get the gold, Tom realizes he is the boss. When Calhoun leaves on the stage with a large amount of cash, Tom and his men are ready for the expected robbery.
24.
Mob Town (1941) as Assistant Director
25.
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Assistant Director
26.
Road Agent (1941) as Assistant Director
Reissued by Realart Pictures in 1953 as "Texas Road Agent", with a title change because RKO had just made a 1952 film using this title, and this was the first year that Universal's "Road Agent" was known as "Texas Road Agent" and that was not a 1941 alternate title as shown by some revisionist-history sources. The actual 1941 filming title was "The Sonora Kid." Duke Masters (Dick Foran) and his two pals, Pancho (Leo Carrillo) and Andy (Andy Devine), are undercover agents for an express company sent to round up a gang of bandits who have been holding up stages carrying gold to the cattlemen of the district. They begin by hijacking a gold shipment from the three bandits who took it from the stage. They take it to town and drop it at the bank. The money was the annual payment to the cattlemen, who are excitedly surrounding bank president Sam Leavitt (Samuel S. Hinds). Steve (John Gallaudet) and the two gunmen who helped him rob the stage are in the crowd. They report this unexpected turn of events to their boss, Big John Morgan (Morris Ankrum.) Morgan tries unsuccessfully to pin the original robbery on Duke and his pals. He later confers with Leavitt who is an unwilling tool in the holdups. Morgan tries to decoy Duke, Pancho and Andy out of town while his gang holds up the bank, but Duke, with the help of Leavitt's daughter, Patricia (Anne Gwynne), beats them to it and cleans out the bank himself, taking the money to Leavitt's home to cache. But Morgan, Steve and the gang are in pursuit.
27.
Exposed (1938) as Assistant Director
28.
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Fill-in asst dir
29.
Behind the Mike (1937) as Assistant Director
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
30.
Love in a Bungalow (1937) as Assistant Director
31.
The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) as Director
32.
Sing Sinner Sing (1933) as Director

Cast (feature film)

33.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Larkin
34.
35.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Truck driver
36.
The Devil's Party (1938) as Squad man
37.
Dangerous Waters (1936) as Sailor
38.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as College boy
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
39.
Fighting Youth (1935) as University of California

Cinematography (feature film)

40.
Racing Luck (1948) as Stills

Writer (feature film)

41.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Story
Bud and Lou travel through space with a group of escaped gangsters.

Producer (feature film)

42.
A Man Called Gannon (1969) as Producer
43.
Journey to Shiloh (1968) as Producer
Seven young Texans leave home to join the Confederate Army and in the process learn bitter lessons in life and death.
44.
Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Producer
This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.
45.
Gunfight in Abilene (1967) as Producer
Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer.
46.
The Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) as Producer
47.
The Sword of Ali Baba (1965) as Producer
48.
The Raiders (1964) as Producer
49.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Producer
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
50.
The Last of the Fast Guns (1958) as Producer
51.
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957) as Producer
Ma and Pa do their bit to hook lumberman Brad Johnson up with spoiled socialite Sally Flemming. Ma teaches Sally how to behave like a hick so she'll be compatible with Brad.
52.
The Monolith Monsters (1957) as Producer
A strange black meteor crashes near the town of San Angelo and litters the countryside with fragments. When a storm exposes these fragments to water, they grow into skyscraper-sized monoliths which then topple and shatter into thousands of pieces that grow into monoliths themselves and repeat the process. Any humans in the way are crushed or turned into human statues. The citizens of San Angelo desperately try to save themselves and the world from the spreading doom.
53.
Joe Dakota (1957) as Producer
54.
Everything but the Truth (1956) as Producer
Willie Taylor, small-town 4th-grade schoolboy, takes to heart his admired teacher's words about truthfulness, and repeats in public his uncle's remark about paying a kickback to the mayor. Result: principal Miss Dabney (a political appointee) suspends Willie from school, and teacher Joan Madison, up against a political machine, enlists amorous columnist Ernie Miller to turn Willie's case into a cause celebre...
55.
Away All Boats (1956) as Producer
The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa...
56.
Congo Crossing (1956) as Producer
Congotanga, West Africa, has no extradition laws; the government is controlled by foreign gangsters, headed by Carl Rittner. The latest plane from Europe carries lovely Louise Whitman, fleeing a French murder charge, and Mannering, who pays resident hit man O'Connell to kill her. Through a chain of circumstances Louise, O'Connell, and heroic surveyor David Carr end up alone in the jungle on Carr's mission to determine the true border of Congotanga... in which Rittner is keenly interested.
57.
I've Lived Before (1956) as Producer
58.
Showdown at Abilene (1956) as Producer
59.
The Price of Fear (1956) as Producer
The co-owner of a racetrack discovers that his partner has sold out to a gangster. The gangster plans to take sole control of the track and plans to get rid of his new partner. The partner's problems are just beginning, though, as he finds himself involved with a beautiful woman who, unknown to him, was involved in a hit-and-run and is trying to set him up for the crime.
60.
The Toy Tiger (1956) as Producer
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
61.
Smoke Signal (1955) as Producer
Capt. Harper's cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. The apparent cause is the recapture of Army traitor Brett Halliday, who deserted to the Utes in a previous war; but Brett has a different story. With capture imminent, the only chance for the surviving men (and one woman) is to boat down a wild, uncharted river, where Harper and Halliday must pull together, like it or not.
62.
The Purple Mask (1955) as Producer
France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by Laurette (really the Duc de Latour's daughter). But even she doesn't know the Purple Mask's real identity as foppish dancing master Rene...
63.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) as Producer
Two bumblers get mixed up with Egyptian grave robbers and a murderous mummy.
64.
The Looters (1955) as Producer
65.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Producer
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
66.
Yankee Pasha (1954) as Producer
Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason. Roxana's ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco. Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her.
67.
Fireman Save My Child (1954) as Producer
An intended film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ened up with Hugh O'Brian (a performer who was often funny, but not on purpose) and Buddy Hackett in the A&C roles, with most of the footage given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, with all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. A&C visible in some long shots.
68.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) as Producer
Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
69.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Producer
Bud and Lou travel through space with a group of escaped gangsters.
70.
Back to God's Country (1953) as Producer
In a small village in the icy wilderness of Alaska Captain Peter Keith has to defend himself against two especially mean villains, who are after his wife Dolores and a boatload of precious hides.
71.
Seminole (1953) as Producer
19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade's plans to wipe out the Seminole Indians. The fact that Caldwell was the boyhood chum of Seminole chief Osceola is all the more reas
72.
The Lone Hand (1953) as Producer
73.
Against All Flags (1952) as Producer
A British officer must face off against the pirates of Madagascar.
74.
Lost in Alaska (1952) as Producer
75.
Yankee Buccaneer (1952) as Producer
A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy.
76.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) as Producer
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
77.
The Golden Horde (1951) as Producer
In 1220, a small band of English crusaders arrives at Samarkand in Central Asia, just as the city and its ruling princess are threatened by the hordes of Genghis Khan. Lovely Princess Shalimar hopes to thwart the conqueror by guile, while Sir Guy wants to put up a brave (if ultimately hopeless) fight. Despite a mutual attraction, their conflicting projects threaten any hope of success either might have had alone. Fast-moving; bears little relation to history.
78.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) as Producer
79.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Associate Producer
80.
Because of Him (1946) as Associate Producer
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
81.
Lady on a Train (1945) as Associate Producer
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

82.
Double Crossbones (1951) as Unit Manager
83.
One Way Street (1950) as Production Manager
84.
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Production Manager
85.
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) as Production Manager
On the verge of eviction, the hillbilly family wins a slogan contest and moves into an automated home.
86.
Abandoned (1949) as Production Manager
A man tries to find his sister's illegitimate child.
87.
The Life of Riley (1949) as Production Manager
88.
Free for All (1949) as Production Manager

Producer (special)

89.
Adam MacKenzie Story, The (1963) as Producer
The exploits of Adam MacKenzie, a doctor who travels throughout the Old West to assist where he is needed. In this episode, MacKenzie attempts to help a family whose daughter, Juana, has been accused of being a witch.
90.
Elisabeth McQueeney Story, The (1959) as Producer
The story relates the experiences of Elisabeth McQueeney, a mother hen to a group of beautiful dancing girls, as they tour the West. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Wagon Train," Elisabeth and her girls board the train headed for Nevada, on the pretense of beginning a girls' finish

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