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Ralph Axness

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Director (feature film)

Fort Utah (1967) as Assistant Director
John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Jim Davis, Donald Barry, Harry Lauter. Tom Horn (John Ireland) accompanies a pilgrim wagon train through hostile Indian territory while fighting off white trash renegades.
Hostile Guns (1967) as Assistant Director
George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter, Brian Donlevy, John Russell, James Craig, Richard Arlen, & Fuzzy Knight as Buck. Tension mounts as a U.S. marshall and his hot-headed deputy escort a prison wagon with four deadly criminals across the Texas Badlands
The Family Jewels (1965) as Assistant Director
A rich orphan chooses among five look-alike uncles to find a guardian.
The Disorderly Orderly (1964) as Assistant Director
An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients.
The Patsy (1964) as Assistant Director
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
The Nutty Professor (1963) as Assistant Director
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
Who's Minding the Store? (1963) as Assistant Director
Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, John McGiver, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Nancy Culp, Richard Deacon, Francesca Bellini, Milton Frome, Kathleen Freeman. Dunderhead Lewis falls in love with dishy St. John, but her mean-but-rich ol? ma (Moorehead) doesn?t like him one bit. So what does the old biddy do? She gives him a job, of course, at her fancy department store, in the hopes that he?ll screw up so bad that her daughter will lose interest. Lewis, of course, does screw up, and spectacularly (watch for the vacuum cleaner scene--and look out for that shelf full of basketballs). Stupid but funny, thanks to the always reliable Lewis and former cartoonist-turned-writer/director Frank Tashlin ("The Girl Can?t Help It.").
It's Only Money (1962) as Assistant Director
Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family portraits look like him. can't be...can he ?
The Ladies' Man (1961) as Assistant Director
A houseboy creates chaos at a Hollywood hotel for aspiring actresses.
The Errand Boy (1961) as Assistant Director
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
CinderFella (1960) as 2d asst dir
The Cinderella story in form of a farce and with a guy in the leading role: Fowler is a clumsy simpleton, who has to care for his step mother and her two stuck-up sons Maximilian and Rupert. Only in the realms of phantasy he can find comfort. One day a good spirit appears to him and helps him to win the heart of the beautiful princess Charmant.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Assistant Director
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
The Bellboy (1960) as Assistant Director
An accident-prone bellboy''s resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
Career (1959) as 2d asst dir
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
The Five Pennies (1959) as 2d asst dir
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as 2d asst dir
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend''''s son.
Vertigo (1958) as 2d asst dir
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''s been hired to tail.
The Geisha Boy (1958) as Assistant Director
A third-rate magician tours Japan with the USO.
King Creole (1958) as 2d asst dir
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
The Colossus of New York (1958) as Assistant Director
Jeremy Spensser, genius humanitarian, is killed in an accident just after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His father William, a brilliant brain surgeon, works on the body in secret before burial; later revealing to his other son Henry that he has the brain on life support and hopes to encase it in a robot body! The resulting being is large, strong, and develops many strange powers. Initially it has Jeremy's gentle personality but this, too, begins to change, and a year later it decides to end its long seclusion... Unusual piano music score.
Hot Spell (1958) as 2d asst dir
A housewife becomes frustrated by her loveless marriage and her husband's uneasy relationship with their children.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as 2d asst dir
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
The Delicate Delinquent (1957) as 2d asst dir
Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as 2d asst dir
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
The Rainmaker (1956) as 2d unit dir/2d asst dir
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
To Catch a Thief (1955) as Assistant Director
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Assistant Director
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
Hell's Island (1955) as 2d asst dir
The Girl Rush (1955) as 2d asst dir
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Assistant Director
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
About Mrs. Leslie (1954) as Assistant Director
An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life.
Little Boy Lost (1953) as 2d asst dir
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
Off Limits (1953) as 2d asst dir
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
Submarine Command (1951) as Assistant Director
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman''''s death.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as 2d asst dir
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
The Paleface (1948) as Asst dir, 2d unit
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942) as Assistant Director

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