|Also Known As: ||
||March 17, 1992
||October 14, 1916
||Cause of Death:
||New Haven, Connecticut, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Performed as actor on Broadway in such plays as "My Sister Eileen" and "A Bell for Adano" in the the 1930s
Served in the US Air Force Signal Corps; worked with documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty
After military service, became independent documentary filmmaker, producing 25 documentary films for the State Department, the Army and private industry
Directed and produced first feature, "With These Hands" (full-length, semidocumentary made for ILGW Union) which was nominated for an Oscar
Signed by Universal Pictures
Directed first fiction feature, "Girls in the Night/Life After Dark"
Producer (also director) of first fiction feature, "No Name on the Bullet"
John Landis had tried to mount a project for Arnold to direct, an unrealized remake of "Creature from the Black Lagoon"
Made a cameo appearance in John Landis's "Into the Night"