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Director (feature film)

Dirty Little Billy (1972) as Assistant Director
A tough and violent portrait of a psychopathic, yet fresh-faced youth--the infamous Billy the Kid in his grimy early days.
Duel at Diablo (1966) as Assistant Director
Racial tensions flair when a black officer joins a Cavalry troop fighting the Indians.
A Rage To Live (1965) as Assistant Director
A woman''''s insatiable sex drive destroys her life.
Toys in the Attic (1963) as Assistant Director
Man finds trouble when he brings young bride back to his New Orleans home.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958) as Assistant Director
Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour.
Time Limit (1957) as Assistant Director
An officer is court-martialed under suspicion of collaborating with the North Koreans.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as Assistant Director
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
The Unholy Wife (1957) as Assistant Director
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
Back from Eternity (1956) as Assistant Director
When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors.
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Assistant Director
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Johnny Concho (1956) as Assistant Director
Frank Sinatra, Keenan Wynn, William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk, Wallace Ford, Christopher Dark, Howard Petrie, Claude Atkins, John Qualen. Frank Sinatra is branded a coward by the townspeople of Cripple Creek, Arizona when he fails to stand up to the men that killed his brother. He eventually comes to grips with his yellow streak and returns for the big showdown. Co-produced by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Don McGuire who co-wrote TOOTSIE.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Assistant Director
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) as Assistant Director
A western guide tries to stop an Indian attack on settlers.
Beachhead (1954) as Assistant Director
U.S. soldiers invade a Pacific Island during World War II to catch an informer.
A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) as Assistant Director
A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Assistant Director
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can''t remember the details of the encounter.
Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) as Assistant Director
The king of the jungle fights off ivory poachers.
Sabre Jet (1953) as Assistant Director
A reporter covering the lives of Air Force wives during the Korean War runs into her estranged husband, an Air Force colonel.
Rancho Notorious (1952) as Assistant Director
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
High Noon (1952) as Assistant Director
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
Red Planet Mars (1952) as Assistant Director
Radio broadcasts reveal Mars to be a source of religious inspiration.
He Ran All the Way (1951) as Assistant Director
A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.
The Scarf (1951) as Assistant Director
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
The Texas Rangers (1951) as Assistant Director
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Valentino (1951) as Assistant Director
The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career.
Three Husbands (1950) as Assistant Director
The Iroquois Trail (1950) as Assistant Director
A frontiersman helps the British fight off French invaders and double-dealing Indians.
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) as Assistant Director
Trapped (1949) as Assistant Director
Assigned to Danger (1948) as Assistant Director
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
Behind Locked Doors (1948) as Assistant Director
A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private investigator and asks him to pretend to be insane, so that he can get inside the sanitarium and look for the judge. The investigator is admitted to the asylum, and encounters many dangers while trying to prove that the judge is there.
Northwest Stampede (1948) as Assistant Director
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Assistant Director
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
Mickey (1948) as Assistant Director
Philo Vance Returns (1947) as Assistant Director
Playboy Larry Blandon (Damian O'Flynn) introduces his grandmother Stella Blandon (Clara Blandick) to his fiancee, radio singer Virginia Berneaux (Ramsay Ames). Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance (William Wright) to help find the killer. Even as they talk, the killer strikes again and Philo hears Larry fall dead. Philo begins his investigation with Alexis Carnova (Leon Belasco), Virginia's manager, and the two go to Larry's home, where Stella tells them that the motive for the killing might be Larry's will that names the six women in his life as heirs and if any die before the will is probated, the others will divide the shares. They also learn that Katherine Corbett (Phyllis Planchard), the first of Larry's wives, has been murdered. Suspicion now falls on Lorena Sims (Terry Austin), a former wife who has been a patient at a sanitarium suffering from a nervous ailment. All of the deaths have been by poison and Lorena had access to it at the sanitarium. Philo uncovers another piece of information that leads him to break into the Blandon home just as Stella is about to give Lorena a glass of warm milk.
The Devil on Wheels (1947) as Assistant Director
American-International did not invent the juvenile delinquents-jalopies-reckless driving-hot rodders-build it at home-chicken playing genre of movies. PRC and Monogram started churning them out in the mid-forties as part of their let-this-be-a-lesson-to-you genre, preceded by the zoot-suiter and jitter-buggers films, which was better than the social guidance films teen-agers were being overdosed on at school. PRC did at least use card-carrying members of SAG. This one is a sermon against speeding, and Darryl Hickman has it brought straight home to him when he side-swipes a car and causes a collision in which his best friend is killed---the fate of all best friends in juvenile-theme movies including "Rebel Without a Cause"--- and his mother is injured. Lots of lecturing precedes and follows.
The Red Stallion (1947) as Assistant Director
Yong Joel Curtis (Ted Donaldson) finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother (Jane Darwell) is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride (Robert Paige), as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts.
Love from a Stranger (1947) as Assistant Director
Cecily Harrington (Sylvia Sidney), struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiance Nigel Lawrence (John Howard.) A stranger, Manuel Cortez (John Hodiak), comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn't realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste.
Now, Voyager (1942) as 2nd asst dir
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
Kings Row (1942) as 2nd asst dir
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Second asst dir
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.

Art Department (feature film)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Props
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) as Chief propman
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Papillon (1973)
Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans.
1776 (1972) as Unit Production Manager
The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence.
The Grasshopper (1970) as Unit Production Manager
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L.A. There tragedy strikes, and there's no place left for her but Vegas and prostitution. Are redemption and fulfillment possible on the Strip?
Changes (1969) as Production Manager
Petulia (1968) as Production Manager
A married doctor falls for the young wife of an abusive rich man.
Firecreek (1968) as Unit Manager
A pacifist sheriff must use tougher means when his town is threatened by a band of outlaws.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Production Manager
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
John Paul Jones (1959) as Production Manager
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
The Come On (1956) as Production Manager
Confession (1937) as Props
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter's virtue.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Props
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.

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