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Ken Adams

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Cast (feature film)

Flashing Guns (1947) as Dishpan
Quite possibly the dullest of all the films in the Monogram series with Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton, with Hatton in a role normally played by the likes of character actors Steve Clark or Frank LaRue, and excessive footage given to Riley Hill, always capable of bringing a scene to a grinding halt. Rancher Amos Shelby (Raymond Hatton)has one day left to pay off a loan on his ranch, and sends son Freddie (Riley Hill) to tell banker Ainsworth (James E. Logan)that it will be paid on time. Freddie is forced to reveal to gambler Ripley (Ted Adams), to whom he is in debt, that his sister Ann (Jan Bryant)is bringing the money from Silana. Ripley's me waylay the girl and she is rescued by Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown). Ainsworth has Longden (Douglas Evans)forge old man Shelby's signature to predated papers. Johnny gets Shelby's money back from Ripley and kills the gambler gambler when he attempts to take it away from Freddie. Ainsworth informs Amos he is too late to pay his loan and shows him the forged papers. Amos kills one of Longden's henchmen when the gang tries to take over the ranch. Judge Pool (Frank LaRue) sets him free of the murder charge but gives him three days to clear the ranch. Johnny discovers that Ainsworth is after ore he knows is on the ranch property. Henchman Sagebrush (Jack O'Shea) is captured by a ruse, and reveals Ainsworth's plot to Johnny. Freddie is saved from a posse after he robs the bank of a poster revealing Longdon to be a forger. Ainsworth and the gang is captured by Johnny, and Amos recovers his ranch.
Prairie Express (1947) as Pete
Johnny Hudson (Johnny Mack Brown) recovers afreight wagon belonging to Faro Jenkins (Raymond Hatton) and Dave Porter (Robert Winkler), after outlaws led by Burke (Marshall Reed) attack the pair and steal it. Real estate agent Gordon Gregg (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl)is secretly behind the plot to break up the Porter-Jenkins freight line so that they will go bankrupt and he can claim Porter's ranch. Johnny gives Faro $2000 for new equipment. Johnny and Faro also capture a pair of the outlaws and they are jailed, but escape after Gregg knifes Sheriff Bill (Steve Darrell). Freightline employee Lem (Ted Adams), in league with Gregg's gang, steals the murder knife which Johnny had picked up for fingerprint evidence. Gregg gives Faro's freight line a special shipment and require an overnight camp and be prey for his henchmen. Johnny and Faro capture the outlaws by a trick. Burke is killed by Gregg when he demands his share of the loot, and Gregg then takes Peggy Porter (Virginia Belmont) as a hostage. Johnny arrives in time to overpower Gregg and the remnants of his gang. A new railroad promises to bring prosperity to the region.

Cinematography (feature film)

When the Legends Die (1972) as 1st grip
After the death of his parents, Ute Indian Tom Black Bull leaves his familiar world and moves into the world of the white men, working at a rodeo. When Red Dillon notices the young man's horse-wrangling abilities, Tom becomes a bronco-riding star, but he finally gets tired of being exploited and hea
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) as Grip
Billie Holliday fights drug addiction to make a name for herself as a jazz singer.
Plaza Suite (1971) as Grip
A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles.

Art Director (feature film)

Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Art dir, London
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Art dir and sets, London
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Boiling Point (1993) as Grip
Story of a cop who seeks revenge on the counterfeiting conman who killed his partner.
Double Impact (1991) as Key Grip (Hong Kong)
Twin brothers meet, after being raised apart in different cultures, and take on the Chinese mafia in Hong Kong to avenge the murder of their parents and to reclaim their stolen inheritance.
So Proudly We Hail (1990)
A story about the rise of a neo-Nazi movement in the United States. Three aimless young men and a college professor inadvertently get involved in the white supremacist "skinheads" movement.
Bat 21 (1988) as Key Grip
An Air Force officer crashes behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War.
Return to Mayberry (1986)
A television movie that unites the stars of television's popular series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to run again for sheriff, only to discover that his former deputy, Barney Fife, has also entered the race. Andy and his wife Helen witness the birth of Andy's son Opie's
Touch and Go (1986) as 2nd Grip
Man with One Red Shoe, The (1985) as Key Grip 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
An innocent man becomes the target of some government spy hunters.
Gong Show Movie, The (1980) as Key Grip
Over the Edge (1979) as Key Grip
Neglected suburban teens turn to crime as an outlet.
Enforcer, The (1976) as Key Grip
"Dirty Harry'''' Callahan and his female partner hunt rocket-armed radicals holding the mayor on Alcatraz.
The Shootist (1976) as Key Grip
A dying gunfighter tries to set his affairs in order.
The Long Goodbye (1973) as Key Grip
Detective Phillip Marlowe investigates shady characters involved in a long-lost friend''s murder.
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) as Key grip
Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton, Noah Berry, Jr., Lucille Benson. How''s this for an odd couple? Robert Redford and Michael J. Pollard. Redford plays a conceited motorcycle racer who is idolized by his drunken mechanic - guess who? - until a rich runaway (Lauren Hutton) comes between them, resulting in a showdown on the tracks. Directed by Sidney J. Furie (THE IPCRESS FILE). The music score includes Johnny Cash performing "Rollin'' Free" and Bob Dylan''s "Wanted Man" and Carl Perkins singing "True Love is Greater Than Friendship".

Film Production - Main (special)

Just Deserts (1992) as Key Grip
While vacationing at a luxurious resort, guests find themselves unexpectedly paying for their indiscretions and evil deeds. Presented as three separate stories.
Elvis' Graceland (1987) as Grip
A tribute to Elvis Presley by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley as she tours the house and grounds of Graceland, his Memphis estate. The program also includes comments from friends and colleagues.

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