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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Bride and the Beast (1958) as Assistant Director
When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation.
2.
Chained for Life (1952) as Director
A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her.
3.
Stallion Canyon (1949) as Director
4.
Thunder Town (1946) as Director
5.
The People's Choice (1946) as Director
6.
Ambush Trail (1946) as Director
Bolton, trying to get the ranchers to leave, has his outlaw gang ambush all incoming supply wagons. Curly Thompson, out to stop them, gets framed for murder and put in jail.
7.
Six Gun Man (1946) as Director
8.
The White Gorilla (1945) as Director
A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights the king of the black gorillas while we are told by a narrator that the fate of Africa hangs in the balance. The movie was made by editing some 1947 acting into footage from a 1927 silent serial, Perils of the Jungle, starring Frank Merrill the fifth screen Tarzan.
9.
Flaming Bullets (1945) as Director
In the finale of the Texas Rangers series, Tex, Dave, and Panhandle are after the gang that break outlaws out of jail, kill them, and then collect the reward. Dave is the bait posing as his look alike, the wanted outlaw Steve Carson.
10.
Enemy of the Law (1945) as Director
To get the money hidden by Gray before he was caught, the Rangers send Perkins to prison to become his friend. When the two get out, Perkins is unaware that Gray has printed the map to the loot on the bottom of his foot.
11.
Navajo Kid (1945) as Director
12.
Three in the Saddle (1945) as Director
Rankin and Manning and their outlaw gang are after Barlow's Tin Cup Ranch. Rangers Wyatt and Perkins arrive to help legally but Haines wants to take the law into his own hands.
13.
Frontier Fugitives (1945) as Director
Ellen Williams father has a valuable collection of furs and an outlaw gang is after them. Before he is killed, Williams hides a note revealing their location. The Texas Rangers are on the job and to get more information, they have Panhandle pose as an Indian chief.
14.
Gunsmoke Mesa (1944) as Director
Black's men kill a couple but fail to find their baby that will make Black a fortune. The Texas Rangers arrive to find the murdered couple and the baby and soon find themselves accused of the murder. As the other two Rangers investigate, Panhandle turns on a gramophone recorder to try and record the baby. Just then Black and his men arrive making him a prisoner and what they say will later prove to be the evidence needed to convict them.
15.
Brand of the Devil (1944) as Director
Jolley is the leader of the Devil's Brand gang of rustlers. When Molly Dawson sends for the Texas Rangers, Tex, Jim, and Panhandle arrive pretending not to know each other. But eventually their identities become known and they are captured by the gang.
16.
Outlaw Roundup (1944) as Director
Before he was sent to prison, Spade Norton buried the $200,000 he took from a robbery. Tex arrives posing as Norton and gets into the local outlaw gang. But unknown to Tex, Norton had broken out and now appears to expose him as a fake. As the outlaws head out to retrieve the money and finish off Tex, he leaves a clue for his two Ranger partners.
17.
Jungle Man (1941) as Director
18.
Phantom Rancher (1940) as Director
19.
Lightning Strikes West (1940) as Director
20.
Lure of the Wasteland (1939) as Director
21.
Songs and Saddles (1938) as Director
22.
Fury Below (1938) as Director
23.
Six Shootin' Sheriff (1938) as Director
24.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Director
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
25.
Angkor (1937) as Assistant Director
26.
Jungle Menace (1937) as Director
27.
Dark Manhattan (1937) as Director
A young man takes control of the rackets in Harlem and falls in love with a beautiful singer.
28.
Heroes of the Alamo (1937) as Director
Filmed and produced in 1937 by Anthony J. Xydias as a Sunset Productions, Inc. film and distributed as such that year, Columbia Pictures Corporation purchased it in 1938, and sent it back out as a Columbia production distributed by the Columbia film exchanges, with all references to Sunset deleted. Columbia also prepared new posters, lobby cards and pressbook, and re-did the original cast listings, now showing Lane Chandler and Rex Lease top-billed with the original first-billed Earle Hodgins delegated much further down the cast. In the event of somebody knowing only the Columbia cast order and changing this one, the original correct cast order was; Earle Hodgins, Bruce Warren, Ruth Findlay, Lane Chandler, Rex Lease, Roger Williams, Lee Valainos (correct spelling), Julian Rivero, William Costello (as Willy Costello), Paul Ellis, Edward Peil Sr., Jack C. Smith (as Jack Smith) and Marilyn Haslett. Columbia couldn't change the story which in early spring of 1833, finds the smouldering resentment of American settlers in Texas against their oppression by Mexico dictator General Santa Anna/Ana (Julian Rivero) coming to a head. When a decree is issued that no more Americans may enter Texas, William H. Wharton (Jack C. Smith), firey head of a faction determined on independence or nothing, warns Stephen F. Austin (Earle Hodgins) that the time for half-measures is past. Austin, responsible for bringing the Americans to Texas as colonists, reminds Wharton that a settler's revolt against Mexico would dishonor his name and the arrangements he had with the Mexican government. He gets the "Whartonites" to agree to a general convention of all colonists. Almerian Dickinson (Bruce Warren), biggest land owner in the settlement of Gonzales, deeply in love with his wife Anne (Ruth Findlay), warns Wharton that a bloody revolt would endanger every wife and mother in the colony. He proposes they send Austin to Mexico City to ask Santa Anna to grant Texans a voice in their own government. After months in Mexico City of waiting to see Santa Anna, Austin is granted a mock interview and then arrested and thrown into a dungeon. In Texas, the months pass with no news from Austin and Wharton goes to work in earnest in early 1835 to fan the fires of revolution. Santa Anna decides to march troops north and finish off the rebel "gringos" - a description that only came later in the conflict - once and for all, and frees Austin to serve as an example. The Texans, under Dickinson and William Barrett Travis (Rex Lease), send the advance Mexican troops back across the border in retreat. Austin goes for help from the United States, and the Texans fortify themselves at the old Alamo mission in Bejar with Travis in command. And one February morning, his scouts bring news that Santa Anna is coming with an army of 5000 men. Anne Dickinson takes her baby, rides for Bejar(San Antonio), slips through the Mexican lines and joins her husband in the beleaguered fort to his mingled joy and horror. The Mexican troops storm the walls day after day but are thrown back by the 183 defenders. At dawn, March 6, 1836, Santa Anna orders the buglers to sound the "deguello" (No quarter) and the final assault begins.
29.
Bargain with Bullets (1937) as Director
30.
Hair-Trigger Casey (1936) as Director
31.
Feud of the West (1936) as Director
32.
Galloping Dynamite (1936) as Director
33.
Cavalcade of the West (1936) as Director
Two brothers are separated when young. One becomes the pony express rider Clint Knox and the other the outlaw Ace Carter. Their next meeting finds Ace way-laying Clint as he delivers the mail.
34.
Aces Wild (1936) as Director
Cheyenne rides into Durango and runs into his old enemy Kelton. Kelton's game is to bring his safe to a town without a bank and let the townspeople put their valuables in it. Then he grabs the loot and flees. But Cheyenne is on to his scheme and finding the safe empty, gets the Sheriff to join in the chase.
35.
Ghost Town (1936) as Director
36.
The Pecos Kid (1936) as Director
37.
Romance Rides the Range (1936) as Director
38.
Fighting Pioneers (1935) as Director
39.
Wagon Trail (1935) as Director
40.
Wild Mustang (1935) as Director
41.
Last of the Clintons (1935) as Director
42.
Social Error (1935) as Director
One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the impression is that it hasn't occurred to them and one keeps expecting them to revert to type. But across the hall, Louie (Matty Fain) and Sonia (Sheila Terry), the low-rent tenants living on the same floor with the "rich" Mertons, have every intention of kidnapping the girl, and do so with the aid of the bumbling Ed and Shadow. Berke was also producing a western series with Harry Carey at the time, and the only cast members from those westerns missing here are Chief Thunder Cloud, Harry Carey and his horse Sonny. Lots of outdoor action and chases with views of 1935 Hollywood.
43.
The Tonto Kid (1935) as Director
44.
Saddle Aces (1935) as Director
45.
Rustler's Paradise (1935) as Director
46.
Wildcat Saunders (1935) as Director
Wildcat Saunders, his manager and his handler head out west to train for his next prize fight. They stay at the Lawson ranch where the foreman Hawkins has just robbed the express office. When Wildcat is loaned a pair of boots, he finds the loot hidden inside them. Hawkins eventually realizes one of the three has it and retrieving it, ties the them up and flees with Lawson's daughter as a hostage.
47.
Gunfire (1935) as Director
48.
Fighting Through (1934) as Director
49.
Randy Rides Alone (1934) as Director
An undercover agent searches for a murderous outlaw.
50.
'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) as Director
Chris Morrell, the guardian of Indian girl Nina, is helping her track down her missing father. Until he is found, she is the heir to a rich oil field and in danger from Sam Black, whose gang is out to steal the lands. The outlaws knock out Chris and dress him in the clothes of a wanted bank robber. When Chris awakes, he discovers that now he must continue the quest while running from the law himself.
51.
Sucker Money (1933) as Assistant Director
52.
Secrets of Hollywood (1933) as Assistant Director
53.
The Fugitive (1933) as Director
54.
Rainbow Ranch (1933) as Director
55.
The Fighting Parson (1933) as Director
56.
Riot Squad (1933) as Assistant Director
57.
Vanishing Men (1932) as Director
58.
Mason of the Mounted (1932) as Director
59.
The Night Rider (1932) as Assistant Director
Officer John Brown is after the outlaw known as the Night Rider. Posing as Jim Blake he takes a job on the Rogers ranch. He finds the secret passage from the Rogers mine to the Rogers house used by the Night Rider and also a note written by the Night Rider to his henchmen. Practicing his hand writing, he has a plan to trap him.
60.
Klondike (1932) as Assistant Director
61.
Border Devils (1932) as Assistant Director
62.
The Savage Girl (1932) as Director
63.
Texas Pioneers (1932) as Director
64.
From Broadway to Cheyenne (1932) as Director
When Owens' gang shoots it out in a New York nightclub, detective Breezy Kildare is wounded. After he recovers he takes a vacation at his father's ranch in Wyoming. Here he meets Owens again and finds him running a protection racket. When Breezy tries to stop him, Owens makes plans to eliminate Breezy.
65.
Diamond Trail (1932) as Director
66.
The Ghost City (1932) as Director
67.
The Man from Arizona (1932) as Director
68.
The Reckoning (1932) as Director
69.
Law of the North (1932) as Director
70.
Honor of the Mounted (1932) as Director
71.
Without Honor (1932) as Assistant Director
72.
Night Life in Reno (1931) as Assistant Director
73.
The Montana Kid (1931) as Director
Larson cheats Burke at cards, has him sign over the deed to his ranch disguised as an IOU, and then kills him in a supposedly fair gunfight. This sends Bill Denton into action and he robs Larson and his henchman Gabby until he has enough money to buy back the ranch. When Larson realizes he received his own money back, both Larson and his men and the Marshal go after Denton.
74.
Land of Wanted Men (1931) as Director
75.
Oklahoma Jim (1931) as Director
76.
Cactus Trails (1927) as Assistant Director
78.
79.
The Wildcat (1926) as Director
80.
Sheep Trail (1926) as Director
81.
The Fighting Gob (1926) as Director
82.
83.
Sky's the Limit (1925) as Dir?
84.
West of Mojave (1925) as Director
85.
Queen of Spades (1925) as Director

Cast (feature film)

86.
Westbound (1924) as
87.
Luck (1923) as A lawyer
88.
Oh Mary Be Careful (1921) as Professor Putnam
89.
Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921) as Francis Jones
Car racer Burn 'em Up Barnes, son of a wealthy manufacturer, leaves home to make his own way in the world. After being robbed by hoodlums, Barnes joins a group of hobos who take him in and show him the carefree life.
90.
The Divine Sacrifice (1918) as Robert Spencer
92.
The Man Who Stood Still (1916) as Fred

Writer (feature film)

93.
An Evening With Batman and Robin (1965) as Screenwriter
94.
Abilene Trail (1951) as Screenwriter
95.
Chick Carter, Detective (1946) as Screenwriter
96.
Six Gun Man (1946) as Orig scr
97.
Son of the Guardsman (1946) as Screenwriter
98.
Enemy of the Law (1945) as Orig scr
To get the money hidden by Gray before he was caught, the Rangers send Perkins to prison to become his friend. When the two get out, Perkins is unaware that Gray has printed the map to the loot on the bottom of his foot.
99.
Flaming Bullets (1945) as Orig scr
In the finale of the Texas Rangers series, Tex, Dave, and Panhandle are after the gang that break outlaws out of jail, kill them, and then collect the reward. Dave is the bait posing as his look alike, the wanted outlaw Steve Carson.
100.
Navajo Kid (1945) as Orig scr
101.
The Whispering Skull (1944) as Orig scr
In this western who-dun-it, a mysterious rider known as the Whispering Skull commits murder and then rides away on a horse that makes no noise. The Sheriff says he knows who the Skull is and heads out to arrest him only to be shot in the back. Ore samples that contain diamonds appear to be involved. There are many suspects who could be the Skull but his identity is not revealed until the final scene.
102.
Dead or Alive (1944) as Orig scr
The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a trap for the gang but things go awry when the gang catches Tex and the Committee catches Dave and both are about to be hung.
103.
Captain America (1944) as Screenwriter
104.
I Accuse My Parents (1944) as Screenwriter
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents.
105.
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943) as Original Story
Wade Benson (Johnny Mack Brown), road construction boss anxious to help the East-West Company obtain the government mail franchise, is aided by his pal, Cyril Addlebert "Si" Dugan (Fuzzy Knight). Through the treachery of a rival line, Wade is forced to kill gunman Smoke Dawson (Reed Howes). Bob Courtney (Tex Ritter), representing eastern interests, witnesses the shooting, as does Kay Randolph (Jennifer Holt), and the two, being unaware of the plot against Wade, turn against him. Meanwhile, the rival company is actively frustrating the East-West plans and forces Wade's stage-line road crew to quit work. Following a fight, Bob makes up his mind to help Wade and talks the men into rushing the last bridge through to completion in time for the government's test run.
106.
Batman (1943) as Screenwriter
In his first screen appearance, the Caped Crusader of Gotham City (belying the lethargic facade of his alter ego Bruce Wayne) battles Dr. Daka, Japanese mastermind of a wartime espionage-sabotage group. Daka has a radium-powered death ray that pulverizes walls, a classic alligator pit to dispose of enemies, and can turn men into electronic zombies who do his bidding and transmit video signals to Daka's lab! Batman has no Batmobile, but there are bats in the Bat Cave...
107.
The Old Chisholm Trail (1942) as Original Story
A cattle driver gets caught in the battle between a ruthless female rancher and the woman running a trading post.
108.
Spider Returns, The (1941) as From Story
Columbia's 14th serial (between "White Eagle" and "The Iron Claw") and the second serial based upon the character in the pulp magazine from Street and Smith "The Spider Magazine." Some sources, evidently based on their knowledge that L. Ron Hubbard and Norvell Page wrote stories for that magazine, have incorrectly credited them as being writers of this serial. The only serial that L. Ron Hubbard wrote was 1938's "The Secret of Treasure Island" filmed by Columbia, and the only connection Page has is that he wrote stories about the character in the magazine. Chapter One, "The Stolen Plans", has a gang of saboteurs, led by The Gargoyle, a mysterious and powerful agent for an unnamed country, playing havoc with National Defense projects. Socialite Richard Wentworth (Warren Hull), alias the Spider, returns to continue his crusade against the underworld. Wentworth calls a meeting of the nation's biggest business men, but the Gargoyle's men disrupt it with a tear-gas bomb. Chasing after them, Wentworth is taken prisoner and placed aboard an airplane. The pilot sets it afire and bails out, with Wentworth unconscious in the plunging-to-earth airplane as the first episode ends. Knox Manning asking if this is the end is easily answered by those who knew this was a 15 chapter serial, and that neither The Spider (in chapter two) nor Blinky McQuade (in chapter four) had yet made an entrance. The quest by Wentworth/Spider/McQuade to learn the identity of the Gargoyle isn't helped any by the fact that he is one of the businessnmen in attendance at every meeting Wentworth calls to discuss his future plans. Based on pure fun, this is one of the, to use a relative term, best of the James W. Horne-directed serials, but the absence of James Craven foaming at the mouth and screaming at the henchmen - "Idiots! Idiots! I'm surrounded by idiots!" - is sorely missed.
109.
The Tonto Kid (1935) as Screenwriter
110.
Fighting Pioneers (1935) as Story and Screenplay
111.
Gunfire (1935) as Screenwriter
112.
Saddle Aces (1935) as Screenwriter
113.
Rainbow Ranch (1933) as Story
114.
From Broadway to Cheyenne (1932) as Story and adpt
When Owens' gang shoots it out in a New York nightclub, detective Breezy Kildare is wounded. After he recovers he takes a vacation at his father's ranch in Wyoming. Here he meets Owens again and finds him running a protection racket. When Breezy tries to stop him, Owens makes plans to eliminate Breezy.
115.
Mason of the Mounted (1932) as Story and adpt
116.
The Ghost City (1932) as Story and adpt
117.
Honor of the Mounted (1932) as Story
118.
Texas Pioneers (1932) as Story and adpt
119.
Border Devils (1932) as Cont and dial
120.
Without Honor (1932) as Cont and dial
121.
The Night Rider (1932) as Story, cont and dial
Officer John Brown is after the outlaw known as the Night Rider. Posing as Jim Blake he takes a job on the Rogers ranch. He finds the secret passage from the Rogers mine to the Rogers house used by the Night Rider and also a note written by the Night Rider to his henchmen. Practicing his hand writing, he has a plan to trap him.
122.
Law of the North (1932) as Story and adpt
123.
The Montana Kid (1931) as Story
Larson cheats Burke at cards, has him sign over the deed to his ranch disguised as an IOU, and then kills him in a supposedly fair gunfight. This sends Bill Denton into action and he robs Larson and his henchman Gabby until he has enough money to buy back the ranch. When Larson realizes he received his own money back, both Larson and his men and the Marshal go after Denton.
124.
Land of Wanted Men (1931) as Dial, scen and story
125.
Oklahoma Jim (1931) as Screenwriter
126.
Cactus Trails (1927) as Scen
127.
Sky's the Limit (1925) as Writer

Production Companies (feature film)

128.
Wagon Trail (1935) as Company

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