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Also Known As: Died: April 27, 1961
Born: October 18, 1895 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Why Must I Die? (1960) as Director
Debra Paget commits a murder for which Terry Moore (as club singer Lois King) is arrested, tried, and condemned to die. The story line wanders through the trial and Miss King's final hours on Death Row. The true killer is finally ready to confess, but already Miss King (who has by now been strapped into the electric chair) is at risk. Will she be rescued in the nick of time?
2.
The Alligator People (1959) as Director
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that+s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family+s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
3.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Director
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
4.
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953) as Director
The surprise appearance of four corpses interferes with a beer baron's plans to crash high society.
5.
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) as Director
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
6.
About Face (1952) as Director
Two military school cadets discover their best friend is married.
7.
On Moonlight Bay (1951) as Director
A small-town tomboy falls for the boy-next-door in the years before World War I.
8.
Starlift (1951) as Director
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
9.
The West Point Story (1950) as Director
A Broadway producer tries to put on a show at the legendary military academy.
10.
Red Light (1949) as Director
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
11.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Director
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
12.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Director
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
13.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Director
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
14.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Dir "A Sweepstakes Ticket"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
15.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Director
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
16.
Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Director
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
17.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Addl scenes dir by
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
18.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Director
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
19.
Panama Hattie (1942) as Dir of retakes
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
20.
I Married an Angel (1942) as Director
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
21.
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) as Director
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
22.
The Chocolate Soldier (1941) as Director
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man.
23.
Topper Returns (1941) as Director
A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer.
24.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Director
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
25.
Tail Spin (1939) as Director
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
26.
Here I Am a Stranger (1939) as Director
27.
The Star Maker (1939) as Director
28.
Happy Landing (1938) as Director
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
29.
My Lucky Star (1938) as Director
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
30.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) as Director
Backstage problems jeopardize a Broadway musical.
31.
On the Avenue (1937) as Director
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
32.
Private Number (1936) as Director
33.
Born to Dance (1936) as Director
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
34.
It Had to Happen (1936) as Director
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
35.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) as Director
A Broadway columnist tries to use an innocent dancer to frame a producer.
36.
L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) as Mise-en-scène de [Dir]
37.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Director
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
38.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Director
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
39.
Upper World (1934) as Director
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
40.
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) as Director
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
41.
Kid Millions (1934) as Director
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
42.
Lady Killer (1933) as Director
A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star.
43.
The Mind Reader (1933) as Director
A fake mentalist tries to go straight, only to end up in jail.
44.
Employee's Entrance (1933) as Director
An unscrupulous department store manager stops at nothing to get what he wants.
45.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Director
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
46.
The Little Giant (1933) as Director
When Prohibition ends, a bootlegger tries to break into high society.
47.
Captured! (1933) as Director
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
48.
Beauty and the Boss (1932) as Director
After being distracted by a string of pretty secretaries, a banker hires a plain Jane, only to fall in love with her.
49.
Winner Take All (1932) as Director
A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.
50.
Blessed Event (1932) as Director
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
51.
Taxi! (1932) as Director
A feisty independent cab driver fights off a crooked syndicate.
52.
Side Show (1931) as Director
A carnival dancer fills in for the show's high diver.
53.
Blonde Crazy (1931) as Director
A con-man bellhop and his chambermaid girlfriend set out to fleece hotel guests.
54.
The Maltese Falcon (1931) as Director
In the first screen version of The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade investigates the theft of a priceless statue.
55.
My Past (1931) as Director
A stage star finds herself torn between a wealthy older man and a handsome younger one.
56.
The Life of the Party (1930) as Director
Two gold-digging shop girls use their jobs to hunt down sugar daddies.
57.
Divorce Among Friends (1930) as Director
A drunk tries to keep a young couple from splitting up when the husband strays.
58.
The Second Floor Mystery (1930) as Director
59.
Hold Everything (1930) as Director
60.
Three Faces East (1930) as Director
During World War I, a female agent tries to unmask a German spy.
61.
The Aviator (1929) as Director
62.
Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) as Director
63.
The Hottentot (1929) as Director
64.
The Desert Song (1929) as Director
The story of The Red Shadow and Pierre Bierbeau, both played by the same person.
65.
Conquest (1928) as Director
66.
Powder My Back (1928) as Director
67.
The Terror (1928) as Director
68.
Five and Ten Cent Annie (1928) as Director
69.
Beware of Bachelors (1928) as Director
70.
Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) as Director
71.
The First Auto (1927) as Director
In this silent film, a horse-loving father clashes with his auto-loving son at the turn of the century.
72.
If I Were Single (1927) as Director
73.
Wolf's Clothing (1927) as Director
74.
Across the Pacific (1926) as Director
75.
The Little Irish Girl (1926) as Director
76.
The Man Upstairs (1926) as Director
77.
Footloose Widows (1926) as Director
78.
Hogan's Alley (1925) as Director
79.
Three Weeks in Paris (1925) as Director
80.
Eve's Lover (1925) as Director
81.
Shanghaied Lovers (1924) as Director
82.
Smile Please (1924) as Director

Cast (feature film)

83.
About Face (1952) as Professor
Two military school cadets discover their best friend is married.

Producer (feature film)

84.
Red Light (1949) as Producer
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
85.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Producer
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
86.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Producer
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.

Production Companies (feature film)

87.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Company
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
88.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Company
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

89.
Forbidden City U.S.A (1989)
A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.
90.
Forbidden City U.S.A (1989)
A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.

Director (short)

91.
Bright Eyes (1922)
In this short film, a family of social climbers interfere with the daughters marriage and conflict between love and greed commences.
92.
Gymnasium Jim (1922)
A garage owner attempts to win over a girl, with outrageous consequences in this silent short comedy.

Cast (short)

93.
Screen Director, The (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.

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