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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1997
Born: October 21, 1920 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest following complications from surgery
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Last Precinct, The (1986) as Director
A group of misfit cops, all dumped into one precinct, swipe a rival sheriff's drug-sniffing wonder dog to crack a drug ring run by a blind mobster, whose seeing-eye dog gets mixed up in the canine antics.
2.
Where the Boys Are '84 (1984) as Director
3.
She's in the Army Now (1981) as Director
The comic rigors and romantic run-ins of five young women who join the Army, a pilot to a prospective series, followed the success of Goldie Hawn's movie, "Private Benjamin", which itself spawned a television series beginning in the fall of 1981.
4.
Night Rider, The (1979) as Director
"The Mark of Zorro" was updated for this pilot for a prospective series that tells of a New Orleans gentleman who turns masked rider to fight for law and order and avenge his family's killing by four men who wanted their silver mine.
5.
New Maverick, The (1978) as Director
Recycling the legendary comedy Western series (1957-62), this pilot for a prospective new run for "Maverick" has brothers Bret and Bart (Garner and Kelly recreating their original roles) joining forces with the eager but inexperienced son of their British cousin Beau (played in the earlier series by
6.
Guide For the Married Woman, A (1978) as Director
A romantic comedy about a housewife who rebels against being taken for granted by her husband and dreams about finding new romantic adventures in her life. Cybill Shepherd made her television film debut as the star of this semi-sequel to writer Frank Tarloff's 1967 movie "A Guide for the Married Man
7.
Love Boat Ii, The (1977) as Director
The sequel to the TV movie "The Love Boat," this second pilot to the subsequent hit series once again offered an all-star TV cast setting sail for romance under the watchful eyes of a totally new crew, several of whom (Grandy, Kopell and Lange) were signed on for the later weekly voyage which began
8.
Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa, The (1977) as Director
A Disney-like comedy about a naive young scientist whose employers try to steal his invention -- an energy disk that can solve the world's energy crisis. Originally this film had been scheduled to premiere nearly three months earlier under the title "Adventures of Freddie."
9.
Richie Brockelman: Missing 24 Hours (1976) as Director
A neophyte gumshoe with more nerve than know-how joins the big leagues when hired by an amnesia victim who not only cannot explain why she's being sought by a gunman but who also believes that she is involved in a murder. Brockelman originally was introduced on James Garner's "The Rockford Files" wi
11.
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) as Director
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
12.
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) as Director
A married woman can't figure out how she got pregnant during the New York blackout.
13.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) as Director
A henpecked L.A. lawyer escapes into the world of hippies and free love.
14.
Chamber of Horrors (1966) as Director
A one-handed madman uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

Cast (feature film)

15.
Mastergate (1992)
An adaptation of Larry Gelbart's play about the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973-74. In this political satire, it is alleged that government functionaries used a Hollywood studio to funnel money to right-wing guerrillas.
16.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) as 2d executive
With the help of his handy guidebook, a window washer talks his way into the executive suite.
17.
Four Girls in Town (1957) as Bob Trapp
Four young starlets, from various parts of the world, are called to Hollywood to test for the lead in a major film. Each is romantically pursued by the director (Nader), composer (Chaplin) , playboy (Williams), and actor (Gavin.)
18.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Willard Alexander
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
19.
Francis in the Navy (1955) as Prescott
20.
The Story of Life (1948) as Narrator
Sally and Bob have been married a year. She might be pregnant, so Dr. West picks up a test sample and tells them to come by in a week for the result. They recall problems they had just before marriage when they found out about each other's past (V.D. and pregnancy). Dr. West had helped them with good counsel and two films ("The Story of V.D." and "The Story of Reproduction"). A week later at his office he has good news and shows them another film, "The Story of Life." Dr. West wants them to know about modern medical science and to teach their kids the facts of life. The movie ends with a commercial for a new five-book-in-one, "The Mid-Century Marriage Guide."

Producer (feature film)

21.
Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa, The (1977) as Producer
A Disney-like comedy about a naive young scientist whose employers try to steal his invention -- an energy disk that can solve the world's energy crisis. Originally this film had been scheduled to premiere nearly three months earlier under the title "Adventures of Freddie."
22.
Chamber of Horrors (1966) as Producer
A one-handed madman uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

Production Companies (feature film)


Director (special)

24.
Venice Medical (1983) as Director
The story, set in Venice, California, follows the wacky hijinx of the doctors and nurses at the Venice Medical Clinic. In the pilot episode, the staff attempts to treat an odd assortment of patients, including a TV actress, a gang member, and a distraught young man on the edge.
25.
Alone At Last I (1980) as Director
The first of two unsold pilots about the Elliotts, a family of four living in California. In the first pilot, as Gregg Elliott and his wife, Laurie, prepare for a trip to Europe, Gregg attempts to solve his latest problem: his son Michael's announcement that he is marrying a woman twice his age.
26.
Friends (1978) as Director
The story of Teddy Serrano and Scott Rollins, once-popular rock singers who forsake life on the road to become staff songwriters for a Hollywood record company. The pilot episode relates the silly things that happen as a result of their different goals in life: Teddy, a bachelor, longs for the glam
27.
Rubber Gun Squad, The (1977) as Director
The misadventures of Chopper and Eddie, two misfit police officers working out of New York's little-known Central Park precinct.
28.
Look Out, World (1977) as Director
The story relates the comic adventures of four young men working at a car wash in Santa Monica.
29.
Newman's Drugstore (1976) as Director
The story, set in Brooklyn during the Depression, follows the comic adventures of Charles Newman, a druggist who is overly generous with his hard-luck customers.
30.
Bell, Book and Candle (1976) as Director
The story of Alex Brandt, a publisher who moves into a flat above a curio shop that is run by Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful young witch, and her aunt Enid, also a sorceress. In the pilot episode, Brandt first meets -- and immediately falls in love with -- Gillian.
31.
Shaughnessey (1976) as Director
The comic adventures of the drivers and garage crew of the Morgan Cab Company in Chicago.
32.
Adventuring With the Chopper (1976) as Director
The misadventures of Arnold "The Chopper" Jackson and his pal Leonard Jones, two dim-witted private detectives who, in the pilot episode, become dupes for a mobster's protection racket.
33.
Bureau, The (1976) as Director
The exploits of Peter Davlin, the inept chief of The Bureau, a federal investigation unit. In the pilot episode, Davlin attempts to crack an interstate hijacking operation.
34.
Mo and Jo (1974) as Director
The sad, drudgery-filled lives of Mo and Jo Lambert, a couple in their mid-thirties who worry that life is passing them by.
35.
Two's Company (1973) as Director
The story of Charlie Travis, a running back for the Chicago Cherokees, a professional football team. In the pilot episode, Charlie and his wife Diana seek to uncover the identity of a woman phone caller who keeps asking for "Baby Face."
36.
Topper Returns (1973) as Director
An updated version of the Topper story in which Cosmo Topper Jr., the nephew of the late Cosmo Topper, finds his life plagued when he inherits his uncle's possessions, including the spirits of George and Marian Kerby. The ghosts who once appeared and spoke only to his uncle now appear and speak only
37.
Keeping an Eye on Denise (1973) as Director
The story of a happy-go-lucky single who is suddenly saddled with the care of an uninhibited teenage daughter he never knew he had from a Korean War romance.
38.
Bedtime Story, A (1972) as Director
An epilogue to the special "Let's Celebrate." Two scenes, both conversations between a man and wife as they prepare for bed.
39.
Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking (1972) as Director
An hour of music and comedy with the Master of Insults.
40.
Eddie (1971) as Director
The dealings of Eddie Skinner, a private patrolman in a posh residential area who manipulates both men and machines for his own profit.
41.
Good Life, The (1971) as Director
The story of Albert and Jane Miller, a married couple who pose as a butler and cook to escape life's endless problems. The pilot episode depicts how Albert and Jane become the servants to industrialist Charles Dutton.
42.
Jimmy Durante Show, The (1964) as Director
Jimmy Banister, a well-known entertainer, is anxious for his son, Eddie, who has no interest in show business, to follow in his footsteps. The story relates how Jimmy struggles to convince Eddie to perform with him on a TV special.

Producer (special)

43.
Newman's Drugstore (1976) as Producer
The story, set in Brooklyn during the Depression, follows the comic adventures of Charles Newman, a druggist who is overly generous with his hard-luck customers.
44.
Keeping an Eye on Denise (1973) as Producer
The story of a happy-go-lucky single who is suddenly saddled with the care of an uninhibited teenage daughter he never knew he had from a Korean War romance.
45.
Two's Company (1973) as Producer
The story of Charlie Travis, a running back for the Chicago Cherokees, a professional football team. In the pilot episode, Charlie and his wife Diana seek to uncover the identity of a woman phone caller who keeps asking for "Baby Face."
46.
Jimmy Durante Show, The (1964) as Producer
Jimmy Banister, a well-known entertainer, is anxious for his son, Eddie, who has no interest in show business, to follow in his footsteps. The story relates how Jimmy struggles to convince Eddie to perform with him on a TV special.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

47.
Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite, The (1981) as Director
In this Operation Prime Time sequel to 1980's adaptation of John D. MacDonald's best-selling science-fiction fantasy, "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything," true-blue Kirby Winter, who inherited a floundering business and a magical watch that can stop time, and free-spirited Bonnie Lee Beaumont have their wedding interrupted by a frantic call from her mother to help save the family farm from a nasty land tycoon. Philip MacHale and Lee Purcell are in the roles played initially by Robert Hays and Pam Dawber.

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