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Also Known As: Died: October 30, 1997
Born: August 12, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Big Red One: The Reconstruction, The (2005) as Director
A restoration of the 1980 film "The Big Red One" which looks at the World War II adventures of the First Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe.
2.
Street of No Return (1989) as Director
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video.
3.
Thieves After Dark (1983) as Director
4.
White Dog (1982) as Director
A young actress befriends a stray dog and brings it into her home, eventually realizing that it has been programmed to viciously attack, without motive, black-skinned individuals.
5.
Breathless (1980) as Director
A small-time hood hides out from the cops with his American girlfriend.
6.
Shark! (1969) as Director
When gunrunner Caine finds himself broke and hunted in the Sudan, he signs up as a deckhand to ichthyologists looking for rare fish. What he doesn't know is that they're really treasure hunters ready to dive into waters teeming with blood-crazed sharks.
7.
The Naked Kiss (1964) as Director
After killing her pimp, a prostitute runs away to small-town America in a futile search for normality.
8.
Shock Corridor (1963) as Director
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.
9.
Merrill's Marauders (1962) as Director
A grizzled U.S. general leads his men against the Japanese in Burma during World War II.
10.
Underworld U. S. A. (1961) as Director
A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
11.
Verboten! (1959) as Director
An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend''s brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group.
12.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Director
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper's killer in Los Angeles' Japanese district.
13.
Forty Guns (1957) as Director
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
14.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Director
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
15.
China Gate (1957) as Director
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
16.
House of Bamboo (1955) as Director
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague's murder.
17.
Hell and High Water (1954) as Director
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.
18.
Pickup on South Street (1953) as Director
A petty thief accidentally steals a communist spy's purse.
19.
Park Row (1952) as Director
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
20.
The Steel Helmet (1951) as Director
Americans trapped behind enemy lines fight off Communists during the Korean War.
21.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951) as Director
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsiblity.
22.
The Baron of Arizona (1950) as Director
A swindler forges documents to make himself the owner of an entire state.
23.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) as Director
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
24.
Transgression (1931) as Asst to the asst dir
When her lover is killed, a straying wife tries to intercept the confession she mailed her husband.

Cast (feature film)

25.
Petrified Garden (2003) as Sam
An art dealer travels to the Chinese border of Siberia to retrieve his inheritance--an important modern art collection.
26.
End of Violence, The (1997) as Louis
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer whose stock in trade is the ultra-violent thriller. It is a genre that has made Mike rich and has kept his wife Paige in a luxurious lifestyle. Ray Bering is a surveillance expert working for the government whose is attempting to blanket LA with cameras to record str
27.
Milim (1996) as The Narrator
A melange of sounds and images structured around the ancient (first-century) writings of Josephus Flavius.
28.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
29.
Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made (1994) as Himself
Jim Jarmusch interviews legendary filmmaker Sam Fuller about his 1950s project "Tigrero," an adventure film set in the Brazilian jungle which Fuller undertook but never completed.
30.
Somebody to Love (1994) as Old Man On Highway
Mercedes is a taxi dancer--in a town where taxi dancers have gone the way of the penny arcade--who aspires to become a famous actress. She is in love with Harry, an aging TV actor so has-been that his big comeback gig has him dressed in a gorilla suit. Mercedes' colleague on the dance floor, Jackie,
31.
Metamorphosis of a Melody (1993)
Set outdoors at night, this video is a cinematic interpretation of Gitai's live performance work--a piece based on Flavius Josephus' "The Jewish War"--in which actors move across the dramatically lit ruins playing out the tragedy of the Jewish resistance against the Romans.
32.
Golem, the Spirit of the Exile (1992)
An immigrant family suffers a series of misfortunes.
33.
Missa on Musette? (1992) as Himself
A documentary on the making of Aki Kaurismaki's film "La Vie de Boheme."
34.
Bohemian Life, The (1992) as Gassot
A potential romance between two poor artists in Paris 1991 is cut short by the police. Their separation enables the woman to ascend into the ranks of high society. But, upon the man's return, she is dragged back down again.
35.
Hollywood Mavericks (1990) as Himself
A documentary about some of Hollywood's unorthodox film directors.
36.
Motion and Emotion (1990) as Himself
A portrait of the celebrated West German filmmaker Wim Wenders.
37.
Tell Me Sam (1989) as Himself
Interview with expatriate film director Samuel Fuller.
38.
Street of No Return (1989) as (Cameo Appearance)
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video.
39.
Scorpion (1989)
40.
Sons (1989) as Father
Three half-brothers take their ailing father back to France to find the "love of his life," a young woman he left behind following the Normandy Invasion of 1944. The old man dies shortly thereafter, but his three sons know themselves and each other better as a result of their quest.
41.
Falkenau, The Impossible (1988) as Narration
Documentary on the liberation of a German concentration camp during World War II, utilizing footage shot with a 16mm Bell & Howell camera by corporal Sam Fuller of the First Infantry Division.
42.
Blood of Others, The (1988) as Old Man Is Small Cafe
A couple of star-crossed lovers are caught up in the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
43.
Helsinki Napoli All Night Long (1988) as Gangster Boss
44.
Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) as Dr Van Meer
An anthropologist travels to Maine with his son to renovate a house left to him by his aunt. To their surprise, the small town is populated by vampires. The 300yr old vampire community has grown rich from real estate values. Although they drink human blood from time to time, they have primarily turned to cattle blood for sustenance since human blood has become unsafe, what with alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, and "that AIDS virus."
45.
Fuller at the Moviola (1987) as Himself
Director Sam Fuller dissects the opening sequence of his classic noir film "Pickup on South Street" (USA/53).
46.
Slapstick Of Another Kind (1984) as Colonel Sharp
47.
Thieves After Dark (1983) as Zoltan
48.
Hammett (1982) as Mike
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.
49.
White Dog (1982) as Charlie Felton
A young actress befriends a stray dog and brings it into her home, eventually realizing that it has been programmed to viciously attack, without motive, black-skinned individuals.
50.
Stand der Dinge, Der (1982) as Joe Corby
A satirical look at the madness of filmmaking in which a crew shooting a post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick called "The Survivors" runs out of money (and patience) and the director is forced to fly to the even more apocalyptic Hollywood looking for funds.
51.
52.
1941 (1979) as Interceptor Commander
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
53.
Scott Joplin (1977)
The life story of famed ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin is told. Born in the 19th century, racism had kept the brilliant African American in the lower echelons of show business, but when he introduced his composition "The Maple Leaf Rag" in a musical competition, he gained the attention of
54.
American Friend, The (1977) as The American
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer in Hamburg is diagnosed as having leu leukemia. Ripley, an American art dealer dealing in forgeries, uses this fact to arrange for a mob associate of his to recruit Zimmermann as a hit man. Zimmermann agrees to this because this would ensure his family's financial future. Zimmermann descends into a nightmare world of deceit and double dealing. The narrative acts as a metaphor for the relationship between American (Hollywood) and post-war German culture. The appearance of several Hollywood directors in cameo roles underlines this.
55.
Young Nurses, The (1973) as Doc Haskell
Three sexy nurses who work in a metropolitan hospital learn that it is the headquarters for a drug ring and decide to expose it.
56.
The Last Movie (1971) as Sam, the American director
A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery...
57.
Pierrot le fou (1968) as Himself
Pierro escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterian Sea with Marianne, a girl, who is chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead a unortodox live, always on the run.

Cinematography (feature film)

58.
Shock Corridor (1963) as Photog col seq
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.

Writer (feature film)

59.
Big Red One: The Reconstruction, The (2005) as Screenwriter
A restoration of the 1980 film "The Big Red One" which looks at the World War II adventures of the First Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe.
60.
Girls in Prison (1994) as Screenwriter
A girl wrongly incarcerated for murder is befriended by two other inmates, who protect her from a hit squad sent by the actual murderer.
61.
Street of No Return (1989) as Screenwriter
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video.
62.
Falkenau, The Impossible (1988) as Screenwriter
Documentary on the liberation of a German concentration camp during World War II, utilizing footage shot with a 16mm Bell & Howell camera by corporal Sam Fuller of the First Infantry Division.
63.
Let's Get Harry (1986) as From Story
An American engineer (Harmon) on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ranson. His brother, Corey and friend, are among a group of men lead by Shrike (Duvall) to go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador.
64.
El-Lanaa (1984) as From Film ("Shock Corridor")
65.
Thieves After Dark (1983) as Screenwriter
66.
White Dog (1982) as Screenwriter
A young actress befriends a stray dog and brings it into her home, eventually realizing that it has been programmed to viciously attack, without motive, black-skinned individuals.
67.
Breathless (1980) as Screenwriter
A small-time hood hides out from the cops with his American girlfriend.
68.
Klansman, The (1974) as Screenwriter
A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down.
69.
Deadly Trackers, The (1973) as From Story ("Riata")
A Texas sheriff wrecks revenge on a band of desperados who murdered his wife and child.
70.
Shark! (1969) as Screenwriter
When gunrunner Caine finds himself broke and hunted in the Sudan, he signs up as a deckhand to ichthyologists looking for rare fish. What he doesn't know is that they're really treasure hunters ready to dive into waters teeming with blood-crazed sharks.
71.
The Naked Kiss (1964) as Screenwriter
After killing her pimp, a prostitute runs away to small-town America in a futile search for normality.
72.
Shock Corridor (1963) as Screenwriter
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.
73.
Merrill's Marauders (1962) as Screenwriter
A grizzled U.S. general leads his men against the Japanese in Burma during World War II.
74.
Underworld U. S. A. (1961) as Screenwriter
A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
75.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Writer
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper's killer in Los Angeles' Japanese district.
76.
Verboten! (1959) as Writer
An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend''s brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group.
77.
Forty Guns (1957) as Writer
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
78.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Writer
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
79.
China Gate (1957) as Writer
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
80.
House of Bamboo (1955) as Additional Dialogue
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague's murder.
81.
Hell and High Water (1954) as Screenwriter
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.
82.
The Command (1954) as Adaptation
A high-minded doctor suddenly finds himself leading a Cavalry troop through hostile territory.
83.
Pickup on South Street (1953) as Screenwriter
A petty thief accidentally steals a communist spy's purse.
84.
Park Row (1952) as Writer
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
85.
The Racket (1951) as Contract Writer
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
86.
The Tanks Are Coming (1951) as From a story by
A hard-nosed sergeant takes his men behind enemy lines in World War II.
87.
The Steel Helmet (1951) as Writer
Americans trapped behind enemy lines fight off Communists during the Korean War.
88.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951) as Screenwriter
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsiblity.
89.
The Baron of Arizona (1950) as Writer
A swindler forges documents to make himself the owner of an entire state.
90.
Shockproof (1949) as Writer
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
91.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) as Writer
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
92.
Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) as Based on an orig story by
Gang Leader Dutch Malone (Robert Armstrong) goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady (William Forrest) induces taxidermist Peter Winkly (also Robert Armstrong), who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita (Marian Martin), Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the imposter.
93.
Power of the Press (1943) as Story
94.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Story
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
95.
Bowery Boy (1940) as Original Story
96.
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Story
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
97.
Federal Man-Hunt (1938) as Orig story idea
98.
Gangs of New York (1938) as Original Story
99.
Gangs of New York (1938) as Screenwriter
100.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Screenwriter
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
101.
Hats Off (1936) as Orig story and scr
102.
I Give My Love (1934) as Contract Writer

Producer (feature film)

103.
The Naked Kiss (1964) as Producer
After killing her pimp, a prostitute runs away to small-town America in a futile search for normality.
104.
Shock Corridor (1963) as Producer
A reporter fakes insanity to crack a murder committed in an asylum.
105.
Underworld U. S. A. (1961) as Producer
A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
106.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Producer
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper's killer in Los Angeles' Japanese district.
107.
Verboten! (1959) as Producer
An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend''s brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group.
108.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Producer
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
109.
China Gate (1957) as Producer
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
110.
Forty Guns (1957) as Producer
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
111.
Park Row (1952) as Producer
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
112.
The Steel Helmet (1951) as Producer
Americans trapped behind enemy lines fight off Communists during the Korean War.

Editing (feature film)

113.
Street of No Return (1989) as Editor
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video.

Production Companies (feature film)

114.
Park Row (1952) as Company
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

115.
Tell Me Sam (1989)
Interview with expatriate film director Samuel Fuller.
116.
Tell Me Sam (1989)
Interview with expatriate film director Samuel Fuller.

Special Thanks (feature film)

117.
Imaginary Crimes (1994) as Special Thanks
Set in Portland, Oregon circa 1962, a teenage girl must come to terms with her wayward father and troubled younger sister, as well as the recent death of her cancer-stricken mother.

Director (special)

118.
330 Independence S.W. (1962) as Director
The cases of Jim Corcoran, an investigator for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In the pilot episode, Corcoran attempts to track down the source of illegal pep pills. During the spring and summer of 1963, a series based on the pilot was set by Four Star and was to be titled "The Rob

Cast (special)

119.
Anything For John (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary examining the career of filmmaker John Cassavetes.
120.
Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, The (1996) as Interviewee
A documentary about the Hollywood iconoclast -- filmmaker Sam Fuller, whose career includes such films as "Steel Helmet" (1951), "Pickup on South Street" (1953), "Shock Corridor" (1963), "The Naked Kiss" (1964), "The Big Red One" (1982) and "White Dog" (1984).

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