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Ben Berk

Ben Berk


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Director (feature film)

Light Fantastic (1964) as Assistant Director
In this romantic drama, a plain, lonely secretary wins three dance lessons. Her handsome instructor tells her that she is quite talented and cons her into signing a long-term contract. She soon finds herself in love with him, and an affair begins. The normally cold-hearted instructor is surprised when he finds himself genuinely returning her affections. Trouble ensues when she dances with another instructor who gives her exactly the same sales pitch.
The Troublemaker (1964) as Assistant Director
A naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee house. The obstacles he must overcome include the mob (who, in one of the movie's funniest scenes, surreptitiously follow him in a garbage truck) and corrupt officials--among them, an Irish fire chief, played by Godfrey Cambridge, black comic actor.
Let's Rock (1958) as Assistant Director
A singer''''s girlfriend helps him make the transition to rock ''''n'''' roll.
The Glass Wall (1953) as Asst dir, NY unit
A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S.

Producer (feature film)

The Pawn (1968) as Cons prod
Ljubav i strast (1932) as Supervisor

Art Director (feature film)

In Old Montana (1939) as Art Director
The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two sides together, Joe Allison is shot and Fred blamed. With Fred in jail and a lynch mob on the way, Doc tries to break his friend out.
Gang Bullets (1938) as Settings

Art Department (feature film)

Take It Big (1944) as Set Decoration
Dark Mountain (1944) as Set Decoration
Double Exposure (1944) as Set Decoration
Gambler's Choice (1944) as Set Decoration
One Body Too Many (1944) as Set Decoration
The Navy Way (1944) as Set Decoration
Timber Queen (1944) as Set Decoration
Dangerous Passage (1944) as Set Decoration
Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Set Dresser
Thinking he''''s terminally ill, a man tries to raise money by undertaking daredevil stunts.
So This Is Washington (1943) as Set dressing
Two country bumpkins rock the nation''''s capital with their formula for synthetic rubber.
Tornado (1943) as Set Decoration
Submarine Alert (1943) as Set Decoration
Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio. Radio engineer Lew Deerhold, a resident alien without a job to pay for his adorable little ward Gina's life-saving operation, falls prey to the spy ring, and is swept up in a maelstrom of deceit and danger.
Minesweeper (1943) as Set Decoration
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Set Decoration
High Explosive (1943) as Set Decoration
Alaska Highway (1943) as Set Decoration
Pop Ormsby (Harry Shannon) wins the contract from the Army Engineer Corps for the construction of the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to Canada. The elder of his two sons, Woody Ormseby (Richard Arlen), decides he had rather fight with bullets than bulldozers but is assigned by the Army to work on the project. Woody and his younger brother Steve (William Henry) are both rivals for the affection of Ann Caswell (Jean Parker), the daughter of Road Engineer Blair Caswell (Edward Earle).
Wildcat (1942) as Set Dresser
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
The Captain of Koepenick (1941) as Set Decoration
Forced Landing (1941) as Set Decoration
Flying Blind (1941) as Set Decoration
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
No Greater Sin (1941) as Dec
Castillos en el aire (1938) as Decorador [Set dec]

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Jamboree! (1957) as Production Manager
Two young people attempt to find love and success by making it in the music industry.
The Burglar (1957) as Production Manager
A band of crooks robs a spiritualist.
Sword of the Avenger (1948) as Prod supv
Albuquerque (1948) as Loc mgr
Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin (George Cleveland), a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace (Russell Hayden) and his sister Celia (Catherine Craig). Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman Juke Murkil (Lon Chaney Jr.).
The Guilty (1947) as Production Manager
High Tide (1947) as Production Manager
A reporter hires a bodyguard to protect him from a gang boss he has been investigating. After a car accident traps the two of them inside the car with the tide coming in, the reporter recounts for his bodyguard the circumstances leading up to their predicament.
Linda, Be Good (1947) as Production Manager
Stairway for a Star (1946) as Prod mgr for mus seq
And Then There Were None (1945) as Unit Manager
Guests at a remote island mansion realize a crazed killer is stalking them.
Jack London (1943) as Unit Manager
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
Frontier Days (1934) as Production Manager
Henry Jethrow is after the Wilson ranch. He has George Wilson unknowningly sign a note for the ranch, has him killed, and then presents the note. The Pinto Kid, investigating cattle rustlers, accidentally drops his glove at the murder scene and now has a price on his head. He has Beth Wilson turn him and use the reward money to reclaim the note. Now he has to escape jail and find the real killers.

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