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Also Known As: Died: February 14, 2013
Born: July 20, 1914 Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Desperate Mission, The (1971) as Creator
Western hokum about Mexican bandit-folk hero Joaquin Murieta here shown to be a frontier Robin Hood, fighting a bunch of ruthless hombres and, with three cohorts righting wrongs done to harassed pioneers. Filmed in 1969, it was initially shown theatrically outside the United States in 1970 under the

Cast (feature film)

2.
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994) as Barker
Set in the early 1600's, a New England Indian brave is captured and subsequently enslaved by English settlers, but survives a shipwreck and returns to America to teach the Pilgrims how to survive in their strange new land.
3.
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story (1991) as Man At Fireworks
A television movie based on the true story of Bruce Curtis, an eighteen year-old Nova Scotia youth convicted of aggravated manslaughter in New Jersey in 1982. The case received widespread attention because many felt there had been a miscarriage of justice.
4.
The Custard Cup (1923) as Counterfeiter
5.
Shall We Forgive Her? (1917) as Tom

Writer (feature film)

6.
Desperate Mission, The (1971) as From Story
Western hokum about Mexican bandit-folk hero Joaquin Murieta here shown to be a frontier Robin Hood, fighting a bunch of ruthless hombres and, with three cohorts righting wrongs done to harassed pioneers. Filmed in 1969, it was initially shown theatrically outside the United States in 1970 under the
7.
Pay or Die (1960) as Writer
A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.
8.
Edge of Eternity (1959) as Screenwriter
A modern-day western follows a Midwestern sheriff's deputy on the trail of a murderer who killed a gold trader and sold the stash to Mexico. The crazy pursuit involves hostage taking, a Thunderbird, and a climactic encounter at the Grand Canyon.
9.
Spanish Affair (1958) as Writer
10.
The Badlanders (1958) as Screenwriter
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
11.
My Gun Is Quick (1957) as Screenwriter
Detective Mike Hammer's investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.
12.
Cult of the Cobra (1955) as Screenwriter
While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death.
13.
Kiss of Fire (1955) as Screenwriter
In 1700, news that the king of Spain is dying comes to the Spanish outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For some reason, lovely Princess Lucia, the preferred heir, is in this remote location. To get her back to Europe without running afoul of the Viceroy of Mexico (who backs another heir) will require a guide friendly with the Indians: outlaw El Tigre, whom the princess (initially) despises. The highly hazardous journey is made more so by presence of turncoats in the group...
14.
The Bob Mathias Story (1954) as Story and Screenplay
The story of the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon.
15.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Screenwriter
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
16.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) as Story and Screenplay
A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.
17.
China Venture (1953) as Screenwriter
Allied soldiers race to rescue a Japanese admiral held by Chinese warlords.
18.
Little Giant (1946) as Original Story
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
19.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Orig scr
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter.
20.
Song of Russia (1944) as Screenwriter
An American symphonic conductor trapped in Russia during World War II helps with the resistance.
21.
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Contr to trmt
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
22.
Lady Scarface (1941) as Orig scr
Police try to capture a murderous female gangster and her band of killers.
23.
One Crowded Night (1940) as Screenwriter
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
24.
Rulers of the Sea (1939) as Story and Screenplay

Producer (feature film)

25.
Godchild, The (1974) as Producer
An update of the oft-filmed "The Three Godfathers," previously made in 1916 with Harry Carey, repeating his role in John Ford's 1919 version ("Marked Men"), in William Wyler's 1929 adaptation ("Hell's Heroes") with Charles Bickford, in Richard Boleslavski's 1936 production with Chester Morris and Walter Brennan, and in John Ford's Technicolor version with John Wayne in 1948, dedicated to Harry Carey. Three Civil War prisoners, fleeing from both Confederates and Apaches, risk their freedom and lives to aid a dying woman and become guardians of her newborn child.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

26.
Moll Flanders (1996) as Trainee Assistant Director
Born into poverty in early 18th Century London, Moll Flanders learns early the lessons of hardship and despair, and the cruelty of class. From the reputable home of the charitable Mrs. Mazzawatti to the house of ill-repute of the less benevolent Mrs. Allworthy, Moll steadfastly holds tight to her dr

Misc. Crew (feature film)

27.
Last September, The (1999)
The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Ric
28.
Last September, The (1999)
The portrait of an end of an era--British rule in Ireland--and the demise of a class and way of life which had survived for centuries. A depiction of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, the story is set in 1920 in County Cork, southern Ireland at the country home of Sir Ric
29.
Excalibur (1981)
King Arthur's evil half-sister and his wife's affair with Sir Lancelot threaten his dream of finding the Holy Grail.

Sound (special)

30.
Unnatural Causes (1994) as Sound
Two-part police detective mystery featuring the P.D. James character, Inspector Dalgliesh, who investigates the puzzling murder of a crime writer and falls in love with a publishing executive.

Misc. Crew (special)

31.
American, The (2001) as Horse Master
Drama based on the novel by Henry James, "The American," about a self-made Midwesterner who discovers the sinister secret of an aristocratic French family when he falls in love with a daughter of the family. Christopher Newman, a 19th century "new man" who has amassed a fortune in California, heads

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