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Also Known As: Died: August 15, 1969
Born: March 24, 1903 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Assault on a Queen (1966) as Producer
Mercenaries salvage a sunken submarine to rob the Queen Mary at sea.
2.
Cry for Happy (1961) as Producer
Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
3.
The Mountain Road (1960) as Producer
An American officer helps villiagers against the Japanese during WWII.
4.
Song Without End (1960) as Producer
Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess.
5.
They Came to Cordura (1959) as Producer
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
6.
Me and the Colonel (1958) as Producer
A Polish officer unwillingly helps a Jewish refugee escape from the Nazis.
7.
Sayonara (1957) as Producer
American soldiers in post-war Japan defy convention when they fall in love with local women.
8.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Producer
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
9.
Temptation (1946) as Executive Producer
In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. Bored, Ruby undertakes to recover a friend's letters from Baroudi. But when she meets the blackmailer, mutual attraction leads to an affair. As Ruby gets in deeper, she finds Baroudi is even more unscrupulous than she dreamed.
10.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Executive Producer
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show's star.
11.
Along Came Jones (1945) as Executive Producer
A mild-mannered cowboy is mistaken for a notorious outlaw.
12.
Lifeboat (1944) as Executive Producer
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
13.
Crash Dive (1943) as Executive Producer
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
14.
He Hired the Boss (1943) as Executive Producer
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
15.
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Executive Producer
16.
Time to Kill (1943) as Executive Producer
17.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Executive Producer
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
18.
Over My Dead Body (1943) as Executive Producer
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
19.
My Friend Flicka (1943) as Executive Producer
Young Ken McLaughlin has a problem doing anything to please his father. The boy is constantly getting into one sticky situation after another and is also a poor student. To teach him responsibility, Ken's parents give him a colt to take care of. Can he nurse it back to health when it becomes sick, and will he and his father ever bond ?
20.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Executive Producer
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides.
21.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Executive Producer
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancTe.
22.
Margin for Error (1943) as Executive Producer
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein (Milton Berle) is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger); neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer (Joan Bennett), the consul's wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor (Carl Esmond); and a pretty maid named Freida (Poldi Dur as Poldy Dur.)Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate's funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max's grandparents was not "Aryan." The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs (Ted North, Elmer Jack Semple and J. Norton Dunn) and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs even further.
23.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Executive Producer
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
24.
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Executive Producer
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
25.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Executive Producer
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
26.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Executive Producer
27.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Executive Producer
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
28.
Coney Island (1943) as Executive Producer
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
29.
Chetniks! (1943) as Executive Producer
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
30.
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) as Executive Producer
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton) on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb), that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard (Annabella), who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter.
31.
They Came to Blow Up America (1943) as Vice President in Charge of Studio Operations
A government agent is assigned to join a hate group in order to gain information on their underground activities.
32.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Executive Producer
33.
Bomber's Moon (1943) as Executive Producer
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
34.
China Girl (1943) as Executive Producer
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
35.
The Undying Monster (1942) as Executive Producer
A rarely seen movie about a werewolf who prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.
36.
Springtime in the Rockies (1942) as Executive Producer
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
37.
Girl Trouble (1942) as Executive Producer
38.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) as Executive Producer
39.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) as Executive Producer
Susan Miller (Gene Tierney) works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington (Spring Byington) and Warren (Laird Cregar), a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler (Henry Fonda) who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Wheeler (John Shepperd), who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain (Warren) that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $50-a-week clerk. He asks her to marry him and, over the protests of May, she accepts. Tod, who has been away, wires Linda a marriage proposal which is intercepted by Warren, who accepts on her behalf via a return wire. He intends to blackmail her into marrying Tod and then blackmail the Fenwicks into dissolving the marriage. To get John's money back to him, which she has but can't tell him, Linda enlists the aid of Colonel Prentiss (Henry Stephenson) who runs a gambling house, and the machines are fixed so that John wins his money back. Linda and John go to the terminal to leave, but Tod shows up and she tries to keep him away from John, who knows her as Sue.
40.
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) as Executive Producer
A young man visits his fiancTe in a remote French villa where her scientist father (George Zucco) resides. There he meets Noel (J. Carrol Naish), Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!
41.
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Executive Producer
42.
Berlin Correspondent (1942) as Executive Producer
American correspondent Bill Roberts (Dana Andrews) is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau (Martin Kosleck) means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father (Erwin Kalser). She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyality to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help.
43.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Executive Producer
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
44.
That Other Woman (1942) as Executive Producer
45.
Orchestra Wives (1942) as Executive Producer
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
46.
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942) as Executive Producer
At a December 7, 1941 Washington cocktail party, Connie Mathew (Virginia Bruce) is not amused by the romantic advances of playboy Tommy Aldrich (James Ellison), son of an important Navy consultant. The party is shocked by the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Connie blithely announces she would like to serve Uncle Sam as a new version of Mata Hari. She finds Mr. Fortune (Aubrey Mather) waiting for her when she gets home and he introduces himself as a member of the Secret Service and asks her to join his staff. Thinking it is a practical joke by Tommy, she accepts. Fortune tells Connie her first assignment is to get friendly with Tommy, as the government suspects him of selling convoy information that he gets from his father to enemy agents. She does so, falls in love with him and finds out he is 100% loyal. Mr. Fortune takes Connie and Tommy captive. Connie's sister, Agatha (Sheila Ryan), had earlier suspected Mr. Fortune and she was taken prisoner by his Axis spies.
47.
Iceland (1942) as Executive Producer
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
48.
Clive of India (1935) as Associate Producer
In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by his lack of advancement, and transfers to the military arm of the company, where he excels. Clive's leadership and gift for manipulation strengthen England's hold over India and lead to personal wealth, which is often threatened by the enemies he makes along the way.
49.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Associate Producer
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
50.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Associate Producer
51.
Les Misérables (1935) as Associate Producer
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character and great strength, is convicted of stealing a loaf of bread, an act that sets in motion a lifetime of misery for Valjean, as he is pursued by the uncompromising and brutal lawman Javert.
52.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Associate Producer
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
53.
Metropolitan (1935) as Associate Producer
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
54.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Associate Producer
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
55.
L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) as Producteurs associés [Assoc prod]
56.
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Associate Producer
57.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934) as Associate Producer
58.
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) as Associate Producer
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
59.
Born to Be Bad (1934) as Associate Producer
An unmarried pregnant woman is determined that her child will not grow up to be mistreated.
60.
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Associate Producer
61.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Associate Producer
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
62.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Associate Producer
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
63.
Gallant Lady (1934) as Associate Producer
64.
Looking for Trouble (1934) as Associate Producer
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.
65.
Blood Money (1933) as Associate Producer
66.
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933) as Associate Producer
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on a major earthquake whilst out on the town. Determined to be fired from the column he starts to give crazy advice to the readers, but this only makes him even more popular.
67.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Associate Producer
Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also get Joan to fall in love with him. After scoring a hit, Joan accepts Frank's marriage proposal, more out of gratitude than love. The situation gets even stickier when she falls for a handsome band leader during a trip to Florida. Can she tell Frank she's in love with someone else?
68.
The Bowery (1933) as Associate Producer
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ...
69.
No Marriage Ties (1933) as Associate Producer
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
70.
Careless Lady (1932) as Associate Producer
71.
Stepping Sisters (1932) as Associate Producer
72.
Annabelle's Affairs (1931) as Associate Producer
After only 11 hours of marriage, Annabelle and her husband separate-not knowing what each other truly looks like. Annabelle is given stocks in a mining enterprise by her husband and told not to part with them. Annabelle, an extravagant spender, is forced to give the stocks to her husband's millionaire rival. Hearing that her husband is returning home, Annabelle poses as a cook at her husband's rival's home. Her husband arrives but is unrecognizable to Annabelle. He's now working as a captain for his rival. Annabelle finds herself falling for this mysterious captain.
73.
La gran jornada (1931) as Supervisor
74.
Heartbreak (1931) as Associate Producer
75.
Good Sport (1931) as Associate Producer
76.
The Cisco Kid (1931) as Associate Producer
77.
El último de los Vargas (1930) as Supervisión de [Supv]

Production Companies (feature film)

78.
Cry for Happy (1961) as Company
Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
79.
The Brothers Rico (1957) as Company
A reformed mob accountant tries to get to his gangster brother before the criminals can.
80.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Company
A French peasant girl's visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
81.
Jane Eyre (1944) as Company
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
82.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Company
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
83.
The Gang's All Here (1943) as Company
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancTe. Mostly song and dance.
84.
Claudia (1943) as Company
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill.
85.
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) as Company
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.

Cinematography (special)

86.
1988 Summer Olympic Games (1988) as Camera Operator
Nineteen-day, 179-and-a-half-hour coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games from Seoul, Korea.

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