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Harve Foster

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Director (feature film)

The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Director
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
Song of the South (1946) as Photoplay dir
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Assistant Director
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
Rainbow Island (1944) as Assistant Director
A girl is raised as a native while living on a tropical island.
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) as Assistant Director
China (1943) as Assistant 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...
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Assistant Director
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
Wake Island (1942) as Assistant Director
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Assistant Director
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Assistant Director
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Assistant Director
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Assistant Director
Broadway Limited (1941) as Assistant Director
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
Captain Caution (1940) as Assistant Director
When a ship''''s captain dies at war, his daughter takes command.
Turnabout (1940) as Assistant Director
Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies.
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as Assistant Director
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as 2d unit asst dir
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Wide Open Faces (1938) as Assistant Director
Hollywood Round-Up (1937) as Assistant Director
An unemployed stunt man unwittingly signs on with crooks posing as filmmakers to rob banks.

Cast (feature film)

The Glory Trail (1936) as Hampton

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Wonder Man (1945) as Unit Manager
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Production Manager
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.

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