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Jack Arnold

Jack Arnold


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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 1992
Born: October 14, 1916 Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980) as Director
Norman Mailer's book on Marilyn Monroe was the basis of this second Marilyn TV movie, covering the legendary actress right up to the time of her death, in contrast to the earlier film, based on Garson Kanin's account, that ended just as she reached stardom. Catherine Hicks won an Emmy Award nominati
Sex and the Married Woman (1977) as Director
A whimsical tale of how success can ruin a good marriage. The lives of a young couple are thrown into turmoil when the wife achieves sudden fame after publication of her book on her neighbors' sex lives.
Swiss Conspiracy, The (1975) as Director
When a Swiss bank finds that the confidentiality of some of its more vulnerable customers has been compromised it calls in an American investigator, who soon uncovers a web of deceit and blackmail. With old debts being paid off his own health is soon in danger, but at least he starts to gets to know one of the bank's female customers pretty well.
Boss (1975) as Director
Two black bounty hunters sign on as sheriffs for a small Western town.
Games Girls Play, The (1975) as Director
The wild daughter of an American diplomat organizes a competition between the girls at her English boarding school to see who can seduce the most foreign dignitaries.
Black Eye (1974) as Director
A private eye stumbles on a series of murders connected to a movie star''s death.
Hello Down There (1969) as Director
A wacky inventor creates an underwater home and takes his family, including his teenage rock-band playing kids, to live in it.
A Global Affair (1964) as Director
A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby.
The Lively Set (1964) as Director
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest.
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) as Director
A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.
The Mouse That Roared (1959) as Director
An impoverished nation declares war on the U.S. hoping to lose and score foreign aid.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Director
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
High School Confidential! (1958) as Director
A young police officer returns to high school undercover to investigate the drug trade.
Monster on the Campus (1958) as Director
A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it¿s blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal.
The Space Children (1958) as Director
A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958) as Director
Man in the Shadow (1957) as Director
A modern sheriff investigates the town boss''''s efforts to cover up a brutal crime.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) as Director
When he mysteriously starts shrinking, a man finds a new world of danger in everyday creatures.
The Tattered Dress (1957) as Director
After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston's adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane, whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he's been "taken for a ride," and that quiet desert communities can be deadly...
Outside the Law (1956) as Director
Red Sundown (1956) as Director
When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good.
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Director
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955) as Director
Tarantula (1955) as Director
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) as Director
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
Girls in the Night (1953) as Director
It Came from Outer Space (1953) as Director
No one believes an amateur astronomer''s spaceship sighting until the town''s people begin disappearing.
The Glass Web (1953) as Director
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
With These Hands (1950) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Into The Night (1985) as Man With Dog
A nerdy scientist, despondent over his wife''s cheating ways, takes off into the night and ends up with an attractive female jewelry smuggler on the lam, who drags him, unwittingly, into an adventure-filled evening where they are pursued by some evil crooks out to get her and her cache.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Director
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Golfer
It Comes Up Love (1943) as Photographer
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Fraternity boy
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Behind the Eight Ball (1942) as Bobby Leonard
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Cameraman
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) as Hotel manager
A temperamental Latina and her family get caught in the search for a rare art treasure.
Juke Box Jenny (1942) as Brother Childs
You're Telling Me (1942) as Announcer
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) as Reporter
A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.
Saboteur (1942) as
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as Officer
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) as Mason
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The third of Universal's three serials headlining the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys (preceded by "Junior G-Men" and "Sea Raiders") is the 55th of Universal's sound-era serials (followed "Gang Busters" and ahead of "Overland Mail") and is the last 12-chapter serial (despite some source that lists it as 13 chapters) released by Universal; "Overland Mail" had 15 episodes while the remaining 13 serials released by Universal Pictures (none of which were ever distributed to theatres by MCA/Universal which didn't exist in the years that Universal produced serials) were all 13 episodes. This one finds the gang, Billy "Ace" Holden (Billy Halop), "Bolts" Larson (Huntz Hall), "Stick" Munsey (Gabriel Dell) and "Greaseball" Plunkett (Bernard Punsly) working in an airplane/auto junk yard owned by Ace's father (Eddy Waller.) Their truck is stolen by members of a fifth column organization, the Order of the Black Dragonfly, but when government agent Don Ames (Richard Lane) returns the recovered truck, Ace, who distrusts law men, refuses to give Ames a description of the men who stole the truck. Ames decides to let Jerry Markham (Frank Albertson), young leader of the Junior G-Men, who knows both Ace and his brother Eddie (Gene Reynolds) through their mutual interest in airplanes and flying, try to gain Ace's cooperation. The Axis agents, Araka (Turhan Bey), Augar (John Bagni), Beal (John Bleifer), Monk (Noel Cravat) and Comora (Edward Forrest), report to the Japanese leader of the Black Dragonfly, The Baron (Lionel Atwill), at his farmhouse headquarters outside the city. In an attempt to track down the spies, Ace and his friends drive their truck near the farm and are spotted by the enemy agents. Monk, the gang's pilot, tries to bomb the truck and the boys appear doomed. But not so with many chapters still remaining in this 12-chapter-only serial
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Hotel clerk
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
New York Town (1941) as Gentleman on boat
Lucky Devils (1941) as Bradford
Tillie the Toiler (1941) as Wally Whipple
Tight Shoes (1941) as Reporter
Playmates (1941) as Commentator
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
The Stork Pays Off (1941) as Todd Perry
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as Hotel clerk
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
Argentine Nights (1940) as Ship's officer
Margie (1940) as Young man
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Windsor
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Brown
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
Cross-Country Romance (1940) as Holmby
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
Danger on Wheels (1940) as Bruce Crowley
Enemy Agent (1940) as Lester Taylor
Framed (1940) as Nick
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (1940) as The Chaser
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Man with Susan
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939) as Harry
A taxi driver buys a beer-drinking race horse.
Sued for Libel (1939) as Dr. [James] Bailer
When he's sued for libeling a murder suspect, a hot shot reporter decides to solve the crime himself.
Fixer Dugan (1939) as Darlow
A circus man adopts an aerialist's daughter.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Radio technician
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) as
A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
Blind Alibi (1938) as Dirk
A man pretends to be blind to foil blackmailers.
Carefree (1938) as Radio announcer
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
Tarnished Angel (1938) as Dan Bennett
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
Crime Ring (1938) as Buzzell
A reporter fights to expose a phony psychic ring.
Law of the Underworld (1938) as Eddie
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
This Marriage Business (1938) as Lloyd Wilson
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
Hitting a New High (1937) as Carter Haig
A crackpot press agent tries to pass off an aspiring opera singer as a jungle girl.
Danger Patrol (1937) as Ed Novak
Tempers ignite when an explosives carrier falls in love with a colleague's daughter.
We're on the Jury (1937) as Attorney Williams
A jury member sets out to prove a murder defendant innocent.
Riding on Air (1937) as Harvey Schumann
China Passage (1937) as Tom Baldwin
Murder and jewel theft plague a China-bound steamer.
Sea Devils (1937) as Prosecutor
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
That Girl from Paris (1937) as Reporter
A French opera star in hiding hooks up with a swing band.
You Can't Buy Luck (1937) as Paul Vinette
A racehorse owner tries to buy victory by performing good deeds, but gets mixed up in murder instead.
Without Orders (1936) as Len Kendrick
Two pilots compete for the love of a pretty flight attendant.
Night Waitress (1936) as George Skinner
A girl just out of prison gets mixed up in murder at the restaurant where she works.
Enlighten Thy Daughter (1934) as Stanley Jordan

Writer (feature film)

The Monolith Monsters (1957) as Story
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.
Tarantula (1955) as Story
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.

Producer (feature film)

Sex and the Married Woman (1977) as Producer
A whimsical tale of how success can ruin a good marriage. The lives of a young couple are thrown into turmoil when the wife achieves sudden fame after publication of her book on her neighbors' sex lives.
Boss (1975) as Producer
Two black bounty hunters sign on as sheriffs for a small Western town.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Producer
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
With These Hands (1950) as Producer

Director (special)

Think Pretty (1964) as Director
The story of Fred Adams, a former dancer who is now the owner of a record company, and his efforts to sign comedian Mickey Marshall as a client--despite the fact that his rival, Tony Franklin, is seeking the same man for her record company.

Director (short)

Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1969)
This public service short has two comedians, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, host a show utilizing stock clips of famous celebrities.

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