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Leon Fromkess

Leon Fromkess


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Producer (feature film)

Rage (1972) as Executive Producer
When government chemical tests kill his son, a rancher vows revenge.
Honky (1971) as Executive Producer
Zeppelin (1971) as Executive Producer
A British spy infiltrates the German Zeppelin Works, learnng of a plan to use a zeppelin in a daring raid to steal national documents and sets out to warn his superiors.
Flareup (1969) as Producer
A psychopath stalks an exotic dancer from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
The Great Sioux Massacre (1965) as Producer
General Custer''''s fight to win equal rights for Native Americans leads to his undoing.
The Naked Kiss (1964) as Executive Producer
After killing her pimp, a prostitute runs away to small-town America in a futile search for normality.
Blood on the Arrow (1964) as Producer
Detour (1946) as Producer
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man''''s identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Producer
The Missing Corpse (1945) as Producer
Danny Boy (1945) as Producer
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Producer
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Club Havana (1945) as Producer
Strange Illusion (1945) as Producer
A young man''''s efforts to investigate his father''''s death and stop his mother from re-marrying land him in an insane asylum.
The Enchanted Forest (1945) as Executive Producer
An elderly hermit befriends a young boy lost in the forest.
The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945) as Executive Producer
An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer. During a production of "Julius Caesar" the killer makes a final attempt.
Dangerous Intruder (1945) as Producer
An actress, Jenny (Veda Ann Borg), is hitchhiking across the country when she is accidently struck by a car. The driver, Max Ducone (Charles Arnt), offers to take her into his home until she can resume traveling. Later Ducone's wife is murdered and Jenny determines to find the killer. With the aid of detective Curtis (Tom Keene as Richard Powers), she discovers that Ducone is the murderer, having killed his wife in order to have the funds to finance his antique collection.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Producer
Fog Island (1945) as Executive Producer
Crime, Inc. (1945) as Producer
Bluebeard (1944) as Producer
A 19th-century Parisian puppeteer is killing the young women he employs.
The Great Mike (1944) as Producer
Minstrel Man (1944) as Producer
When the Lights Go on Again (1944) as Producer
Jive Junction (1943) as Supervisor
A classical music student defies his teachers to organize an all-girl swing band.
Gallant Lady (1942) as Executive Producer
Sheriff of Sage Valley (1942) as Executive Producer
The Mad Monster (1942) as Executive Producer
A mad scientist''''s experiments turn an innocent man into a nocturnal killer.

Production Companies (feature film)

Shock Corridor (1963) as Company
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.
Submarine Base (1943) as Company
Ship engineer Jim Taggert (John Litel) is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan (Alan Baxter), an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an out-of-the-way island off of the coast of South America. Morgan makes his headquarters at the Halfway House run by the parents of Maria Styx (Fifi D'Orsay) as a bar and dance resort catering to the planters and traders of the island. Taggert finds himself practically a prisoner along with a group of American girls acting as entertainers at the resort. Taggert shadows Morgan in his activities in a remote cove and finds that Morgan is supplying German U-boat commanders with torpedoes, but does not know that Morgan has rigged the torpedoes with clock devices that explode when at sea and sinks the U-boats.
Queen of Broadway (1943) as Company
The Pay Off (1943) as Company
Special prosecutor Lloyd Pearson (Ian Keith) has been murdered and there is strong evidence that gambler Moroni (John Maxwell) committed the crime, but he has an air-tight alibi, spending the evening with Brad McKay (Lee Tracy), star reporter of the Chronicle. Norris (Robert Middlemass), the publisher, send Brad and his son, Guy Norris (Tom Brown), to cover the story. Brad learns that Moroni did commit the murder, but has no way to prove it. Moroni tells Brad that the murdered prosecutor was getting a payoff, and was killed by his assistant Hugh Walker (Forrest Taylor) following a quarrel. John Angus (Jack La Rue), proprietor of the Hi Lo Club, tells Moroni that Brad suspects him. Phyllis Walker (Tina Thayer) tells Brad that her father is in danger from Moroni. Hugh Walker has given her a key to the public locker where some money is hidden. That night, Brad finds Moroni dead. He realizes there is a higher-up that had Moroni kill Pearson, and then has had Moroni killed. He learns that Walker has been kidnapped, but secures the money from the locker and hides it in his apartment. He meets Alma Dorne (Evelyn Brent)at the night club, and, while attracted to her, he suspects she is an accomplice of the gang. He surprises her while she is searching his apartment for the money, and agrees to help him. Norris summons Brad to his home for Brad to show him what evidence he has collected so far. Norris, at the point of a gun, tells Brad he has collected too much. Brad gets the upper hand by telling Norris that his son Guy is walking into a death trap. Norris rushes to save his son from the trap he himself had set for Brad.
A Night for Crime (1943) as Company
My Son, the Hero (1943) as Company
Man of Courage (1943) as Company
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) as Company
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
Girls in Chains (1943) as Company
A teacher in a women''''s reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away.
The Ghost and the Guest (1943) as Company
Danger! Women at Work (1943) as Company
Corregidor (1943) as Company
Behind Prison Walls (1943) as Company
Miss V from Moscow (1942) as Company
Bombs over Burma (1942) as Company
Baby Face Morgan (1942) as Company
The Yanks Are Coming (1942) as Company
A Yank in Libya (1942) as Company
The Boss of Big Town (1942) as Company
They Raid by Night (1942) as Company
The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides include Eric Falken (George Nesie) and Harry (Charles Rogers). Inga (June Duprez), a Norwegian girl to whom Falken was once engaged but who has become the sweetheart of Oberst Von Ritter (Victor Varconi), betrays their hiding place. The three overpower the Gestapo men sent after them, take their uniforms and enter the prison camp and free Heden. The four men then start for the coast to meet the Commando expedition. Inga, who the men still trust, again informs von Ritter and Falken is captured but Bob and Harry escape with the aid of Dalberg, who they thought was a Quisling stooge.
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942) as Company
Prisoner of Japan (1942) as Company
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Company
City of Silent Men (1942) as Company
Tomorrow We Live (1942) as Company
A master criminal uses mind control to force an ex-con to commit crimes.

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