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Also Known As: Died: December 22, 1995
Born: Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) as Seq dir
From the old fairy tale, a jealous queen attempts to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home. The queen changes into a witch and tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple which puts her into an everlasting sleep, until a prince finds her in a glass coffin and awakens her with Love's First Kiss.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Return to Treasure Island (1954) as Cookie
A student vies with crooks for buried treasure.
3.
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) as Roberts
Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale, Jr., James Seay, Richard Karlan, Lyle Talbot, John Crawford. When Captain Kidd is reprieved from the gallows by a greedy nobelman who wants to know the location of his buried treasure, he sets off across the seven seas with faithful slave girl Eva Gabor in tow.
4.
Loose in London (1953) as Reggie
The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he's inherited a title.
5.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Cinna
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''s classic about Julius Caesar''s assassination and its aftermath.
6.
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) as Macklin
The legendary Indian princess saves a British soldier from execution and follows him to England.
7.
Donovan's Brain (1953) as Dr. Crane
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
8.
Titanic (1953) as Ship steward
An unhappily married couple realize their problems seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
9.
My Pal Gus (1952) as Hotel manager
10.
Les Miserables (1952) as Dupuy
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character, has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his pursuit by the relentless policeman Javert, a pursuit that consumes both men's lives for many years.
11.
The Strange Door (1951) as Corbeau
Noble-born cad Dennis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.
12.
Target Unknown (1951) as Henri
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
13.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950) as Moers
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.
14.
All the King's Men (1950) as Reporter
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
15.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Reporter
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
16.
The Naked City (1948) as Bisbee
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.

Writer (feature film)

17.
Peter Pan (1953) as Story
Adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
18.
Alice in Wonderland (1951) as Story
Disney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
19.
Melody Time (1948) as Story
Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers recued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.
20.
Variety Girl (1947) as Spec Puppetoon seq
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
21.
The Three Caballeros (1945) as Story
When Donald Duck meets up with two Latin birds--Jose Carioca and Panchito-- the three head down to Rio for a fun filled adventure.
22.
Saludos Amigos (1943) as Story research
23.
Victory Through Air Power (1943) as Story adpt
24.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) as Screenwriter
25.
Pinocchio (1940) as Story adpt
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

26.
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) as Dial dir
Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale, Jr., James Seay, Richard Karlan, Lyle Talbot, John Crawford. When Captain Kidd is reprieved from the gallows by a greedy nobelman who wants to know the location of his buried treasure, he sets off across the seven seas with faithful slave girl Eva Gabor in tow.
27.
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) as Dial dir
The legendary Indian princess saves a British soldier from execution and follows him to England.

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