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Also Known As: Died: January 27, 1963
Born: February 10, 1904 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Australia Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
John Paul Jones (1959) as Director
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
2.
The Unholy Wife (1957) as Director
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
3.
Back from Eternity (1956) as Director
When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors.
4.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Director
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
5.
A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) as Director
A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness.
6.
Hondo (1954) as Director
An Army man takes a widow and her son under his wing in Apache territory.
7.
Botany Bay (1953) as Director
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
8.
Ride, Vaquero! (1953) as Director
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.
9.
Plunder of the Sun (1953) as Director
Mexican Aztec ruins hold the secret of a long-buried treasure.
10.
Red Mountain (1952) as Fill-in dir
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell's Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
11.
Submarine Command (1951) as Director
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman's death.
12.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Director
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
13.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Director
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
14.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Director
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
15.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Director
An actress's rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
16.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Director
17.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Director
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancTe Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
18.
The Big Clock (1948) as Director
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
19.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Director
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
20.
Calcutta (1947) as Director
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancTe Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
21.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Director
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
22.
California (1947) as Director
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
23.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Director
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
24.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Director
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
25.
You Came Along (1945) as Director
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
26.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Director
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
27.
China (1943) as Director
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
28.
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Director
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
29.
Wake Island (1942) as Director
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
30.
Commandos Strike at Dawn (To Be Deleted) (1942) as Director
Erik Toresen, widower and fishery observer, leads a quiet life in a small Norwegian town; but after the Nazi occupation, German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. After a killing, Erik flees to the wilderness and finds a secret German air base; he resolves to escape to England with its location.
31.
Married and in Love (1940) as Director
Illicit lovers plot to desert their spouses and marry each other.
32.
A Bill of Divorcement (1940) as Director
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
33.
Full Confession (1939) as Director
A priest hears a murderer's confession, then finds himself suspected of the same crime.
34.
Reno (1939) as Director
A divorce lawyer prospers as a gambling tycoon.
35.
Sorority House (1939) as Director
A young girl begins to wonder if she really fits into the upper-class sorority she's trying to join.
36.
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as Director
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
37.
Five Came Back (1939) as Director
Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers.
38.
Women in the Wind (1939) as Director
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
39.
My Bill (1938) as Director
An impoverished widow fights scandal for the sake of her four children.
40.
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as Director
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
41.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Fill-In Director
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
42.
Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938) as Director
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster's heart.
43.
The Invisible Menace (1938) as Director
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
44.
Men in Exile (1937) as Director
Gun smugglers clash with an island dictator.
45.
She Loved a Fireman (1937) as Director
A ne'er-do-well learns the hard way that there's more to fire fighting than lying around the bunkhouse.
46.
West of Shanghai (1937) as Director
A Chinese warlord holds three fugitives prisoner.
47.
Tarzan Escapes (1936) as Director
Jane Parker's cousins try to kidnap the jungle king to get their hands on her inheritance.

Cast (feature film)

48.
Forbidden Island (1959) as Edward Stuart Godfrey
Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze, Greigh Phillips, Tookie Evans, Martin Denny. A psychotic treasure hunter hires a freelance frogman to recover an emerald that went down in a shipwreck. The exotic theme song is performed by Martin Denny who also appears in the film.
49.
The Shrike (1955) as Englishman
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
50.
King of the Khyber Rifles (1954) as Corp. Stuart
A half-Indian, half-British soldier is given command of a native fighting unit by the ruling British to squelch the uprisings of a rebellious guerilla group.
51.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as English officer
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
52.
Dial M for Murder (1954) as Voice
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.

Writer (feature film)

53.
John Paul Jones (1959) as Screenwriter
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
54.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Screenwriter
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
55.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Screenwriter
An actress's rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
56.
Last of the Pagans (1935) as Orig story and scr
Two South Sea islanders fight a series of natural disasters to be together.
57.
Don Quichotte (1933) as Screenplay (English-Language Version)
58.
Impassive Footman, The (1932) as Screenwriter
59.
Their Mad Moment (1931) as Contract Writer
60.
A Woman of Experience (1931) as Scr and dial
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
61.
The Common Law (1931) as Scr story
A kept woman gives up luxury to move in with a struggling artist.
62.
The Bad One (1930) as Story
63.
Seven Days Leave (1930) as Scen
64.
Seven Days Leave (1930) as Dial
65.
Inside the Lines (1930) as Dial
During World War I, German spies stop at nothing to spy on the allied war plans stored at Gibraltar.
66.
Shadow of the Law (1930) as Dial
67.
Shadow of the Law (1930) as Scen
68.
The Wheel of Life (1929) as Adaptation
69.
A Dangerous Woman (1929) as Adaptation
70.
The Four Feathers (1929) as Titles
71.
Wolf Song (1929) as Screenwriter
In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from a proud and rich family. They fall in love and he persuades her to elope with him. After they get married, Sam is torn between his love for Lola and his yearn for travelin'.
72.
The Woman From Moscow (1928) as Art titles
73.
The Woman From Moscow (1928) as Screenwriter
74.
The Blue Danube (1928) as Story
75.
The First Kiss (1928) as Adaptation
76.
The Showdown (1928) as Titles
77.
Ladies of the Mob (1928) as Scen
78.
Three Week-ends (1928) as Adaptation
79.
80.
White Gold (1927) as Titles

Producer (feature film)

81.
The Unholy Wife (1957) as Producer
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
82.
Back from Eternity (1956) as Producer
When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors.
83.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Producer
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.

Music (feature film)

84.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Composer
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.

Production Companies (feature film)

85.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Company
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
86.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Company
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
87.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Company
An actress's rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
88.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Company
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
89.
California (1947) as Company
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.

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