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Also Known As: Died: July 7, 1976
Born: December 13, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Richmond, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966) as Director
2.
Indian Paint (1965) as Director
3.
Sign of Zorro, The (1960) as Director
In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant's tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.
4.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) as Director
After competing in a river boat race, Davy Crockett and Mike Fink join forces to fight pirates.
5.
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) as Director
Legends and myths from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett.
6.
Sombrero (1953) as Director
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
7.
Navajo (1952) as Director
8.
Sky Full of Moon (1952) as Director
An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend.
9.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Director
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
10.
Father Is a Bachelor (1950) as Director
Five orphans ''''adopt'''' a loner and set out to find him a wife.
11.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Director
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
12.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) as Director
Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.
13.
Rachel and the Stranger (1948) as Director
A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter.
14.
Ahijado de la Muerte, El (1946) as Director
15.
Fuga, La (1944) as Director
16.
Santa (1943) as Director
17.
Journey into Fear (1942) as Director
A munitions expert gets mixed up with gunrunners in Turkey.
18.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Director
19.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Director
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
20.
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Director
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
21.
Viva Cisco Kid (1940) as Director
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) tells his pal Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin) that "From now on, Amigo, I am through with women" and then a few minutes later, after rescuing Joan Allen (Jean Rogers) from an attempted stage holdup, tells her "...but you, senorita, you are different!" and therein lies the short summary of all of the films in the 20th Century-Fox Cisco Kid series. The padded plot, so exhibitors could tell the entries apart, finds Towash, Texas saloon owner Hank Gunther (Harold Goodwin) plotting with Jesse Allen (Minor Watson), Joan's father, to rob the money missed on the aborted stage holdup from the express company safe rather than report empty-handed to the "Boss"(Stanley Fields). Allen robs the express office, but is seen by Moses (Nigel de Brulier), an old hermit, who tells the boys in the saloon that he doesn't know the robber's name but recognized him as the man he had seen that day with Joan. The latter has convinced her father to return the money and they will go to Arizona. Cisco, also seen that day with Joan, gets blamed for the robbery as Gunther has killed ol' Mose who is no longer around to identify Cisco as not being the robber, and Joan is not willing to implicate her father. It is beginning to look like Cisco is indeed through with women, albeit on an involuntary basis.
22.
High School (1940) as Fill-In Director
23.
Maryland (1940) as 2nd Unit Director
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
25.
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Director
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
26.
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) as Director
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
27.
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) as Director
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
28.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Director
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
29.
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as 2nd Unit Director
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
30.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Director
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
31.
Walking Down Broadway (1938) as Director
32.
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) as Director
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
33.
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) as Director
An Asian detective competes with treasure-hunters for the key to a priceless golden hoard.
34.
Fair Warning (1937) as Director
35.
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) as Director
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.
36.
I Cover Chinatown (1936) as Director

Cast (feature film)

37.
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1966) as Sir John Falstaff
38.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Hoodlum in tavern
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
39.
The Fire Trap (1937) as Bill Farnsworth
40.
Fatal Lady (1936) as Philip Roberts
41.
Everybody's Old Man (1936) as Ronald Franklin
42.
High Tension (1936) as Eddie Mitchell
43.
The Leavenworth Case (1936) as Bob Gryce
44.
I Cover Chinatown (1936) as Eddie Barton
45.
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) as Donald [Meadows]
A church official with a taste for mysteries gets mixed up in the real thing.
46.
Behind the Evidence (1935) as Tony Sheridan
47.
Superspeed (1935) as Randy Rogers
48.
Escape from Devil's Island (1935) as Andre [Dion]
49.
The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1935) as Ralph Hartsook
50.
Suicide Squad (1935) as Larry [Parker]
51.
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as Dan Phelan
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
52.
Behind the Green Lights (1935) as Dave Britten
Derived loosely from the popular-in-its-day autobiography of NY Police captain Cornelius W. "The Gang Buster" Willemse. Mary Kennedy, the daughter of police lieutenant Jim Kennedy, works for an unethical criminal attorney and is corrupted by the association. But she sees the light when she twists the law to obtain the acquittal of a client and the man later shoots her father. Mary then enlists the aid of Detective Dave Britten in hopes of bringing down the crooks for whom she works.
53.
Strictly Dynamite (1934) as Nick [Montgomery]
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
54.
Orient Express (1934) as Carlton Myatt
55.
Elinor Norton (1934) as Bill Carroll
56.
State Fair (1933) as Wayne Frake
The children of Iowa farmers find love, with mixed results, at the state fair.
57.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Jim [Davey]
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
58.
Walls of Gold (1933) as Barnes Ritchie
59.
Rafter Romance (1933) as Jack [Bacon]
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.
60.
Pilgrimage (1933) as Jim Jessop
A possessive mother pushes her son into World War I service rather than see him get married.
61.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Tom
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
62.
Under Eighteen (1932) as Alf
A girl from the slums falls for a lecherous Broadway producer.
63.
Week-end Marriage (1932) as Ken Hays
When her husband loses his job, a woman risks her marriage to become the breadwinner.
64.
Steady Company (1932) as Jim
65.
Alias the Doctor (1932) as Stephan Brenner
Brothers with different work ethics clash while attending medical school.
66.
Play Girl (1932) as Wallie Dennis
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.
67.
Girl of the Rio (1932) as Johnny Powell
68.
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) as Melville [Cohen]
Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) .
69.
Prosperity (1932) as John Warren
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children's marriage.
70.
Strange Justice (1932) as Wally Baker
A crooked banker and his assistant devise a scheme to frame an ex-con for their crime.
71.
72.
Men Call It Love (1931) as Jack [Mills]
A man leaves his mistress to court a happily married woman.
73.
It Pays to Advertise (1931) as Rodney Martin
74.
No Limit (1931) as Douglas Thayer
75.
Up Pops the Devil (1931) as Steve Merrick
76.
Reckless Living (1931) as Doggie
77.
Young Man of Manhattan (1930) as Toby McLean
78.
Love at First Sight (1930) as Richard Norton
79.
Gentlemen of the Press (1929) as Ted Hanley

Writer (feature film)

80.
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1966) as Screenwriter
81.
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966) as Screenwriter
82.
Indian Paint (1965) as Screenwriter
83.
Sign of Zorro, The (1960) as Screenwriter
In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant's tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.
84.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) as Screenwriter
After competing in a river boat race, Davy Crockett and Mike Fink join forces to fight pirates.
85.
Sombrero (1953) as Screenwriter
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
86.
Sky Full of Moon (1952) as Writer
An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend.
87.
Navajo (1952) as Writer
88.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Screenwriter
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
89.
Last of the Duanes (1941) as Contract Writer
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
90.
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Orig scr
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
91.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Orig scr
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
92.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Orig scr
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
93.
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) as Original Story
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
94.
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) as Screenwriter
An Asian detective competes with treasure-hunters for the key to a priceless golden hoard.
95.
Fair Warning (1937) as Screenwriter
96.
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) as Screenwriter
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.

Producer (feature film)

97.
Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones, The (1976) as Associate Producer
98.
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1966) as Producer

Music (feature film)

99.
Indian Paint (1965) as Composer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

100.
Driven (2001)
Talented but unfocused rookie Jimmy Bly is slipping in the rankings, cracking under pressure from his ambitious promoter brother. And it doesn''t help that Bly is pursuing an affair with Sophia, the girlfriend of his nemesis, top racer Beau Brandenburg. With so much riding on Bly, seasoned car owner Carl Henry seeks help from former racing star Joe Tanto, whose once-promising career spun out after a tragic accident that nearly killed him and another driver. But to steer Bly to the top, Tanto must navigate his scarred emotional past, maneuver around the hovering presence of a reporter covering the male-dominated racing scene, and contend with Cathy, his ex-wife, who has since married rival racing sensation Memo Memento. Caught between success, failure, regret and the need for speed, the four competitors are driven to put the pedal to the metal in pursuit of redemption and glory.

Cast (short)

101.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.

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