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Howard J. Green

Howard J. Green

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Also Known As: Died: September 2, 1965
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
The Hawk of Wild River (1952) as Writer
2.
My True Story (1951) as Screenwriter
A female jewel thief tries to help the police capture a master criminal.
4.
Chain Gang (1950) as Wrt for the scr
A reporter gets a job as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.
5.
State Penitentiary (1950) as Wrt for the scr
A man wrongly accused of a crime must decide between getting involved in a prison break, or remaining in jail until his wife can prove his innocence.
6.
The Winner's Circle (1948) as Orig scr
7.
The Invisible Wall (1947) as Based on a Story by
8.
San Quentin (1946) as Orig scr
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
9.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Screenwriter
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
10.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Screenwriter
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
11.
The Racket Man (1944) as Screenwriter
12.
Take It Big (1944) as Orig scr
13.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Orig scr
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
14.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) as Screenwriter
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
15.
High Explosive (1943) as Screenwriter
16.
Doughboys in Ireland (1943) as Orig scr
17.
The Spirit of Stanford (1942) as Screenwriter
18.
Cadets on Parade (1942) as Screenwriter
Austin Shannon (Freddie Bartholomew), after showing cowardice in sports and unable to adjust to student life, decides he is a misfit at military school and runs away. He meets newsboy Joe Novak (Jimmy Lydon)and they become friends. A $1000 reward is posted for Freddie's return but Joe doesn't take advantage of it. Joe desires an education so Austin tutors him, while Joe teaches Austin how to box, play baseball and football...without flinching (no small task indeed when working with a Freddie Bartholomew character.)
19.
The Big Boss (1941) as Orig scr
20.
Harmon of Michigan (1941) as Screenwriter
Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the Minnesota Gophers) or, later, in the broadcast booth, but, on film, he managed to find himself in two of the all-time bad sports movies..."The Spirit of West Point" and "Harmon of Michigan." The latter, if it had been a true-life biography of Tom Harmon, might have made a passable film but after a short prologue, narrated by sports writer Bill Henry who is not the same as actor William Henry, that semi-recaps Harmon's football-playing days at the University of Michigan, it quickly develops into a mess that indicates the director and writers used the technical adviser, Coach Jeff Cravath, only to put plays on the blackboard. Once Harmon,(supposedly playing himself but the character he plays here has more character flaws than the law allows), graduates from Michigan, he marries his college sweetheart Peggy Adams (Anita Louise), turns up his nose at the prospect of playing professional football---a poor-paying and not-that-well respected job in 1941---and starts a vagabond tour of coaching tank-water colleges. Authenicity went out the window when the narration ended, as did any kind of time tracking, as everything that follows seems to happen in a single football season. Tom takes an assistant coach job at a cow-pasture college under Jimmy Wayburn (William Hall) and lasts one day before Wayburn fires him. Then he signs to play for a College All-Star team doing exhibition games against pro teams, but his team-mates, hacked because Tom gets star billing, lay down on him and he gets smacked down hard on every play. One of the leaders willing to let Harmon get slaughtered is old Michigan teammate Forrest Evashevski (playing himself), a life-long friend in real life and Godfather to Mark Harmon and a long-time respected coach at the University of Iowa. Harmon wins the game by himself, but decides this isn't his cup of tea. He hangs around the house a few weeks, then gets a job as an assistant under old-time coach Pop Branch at a college that has three buidings on campus and a football stadium seating 100,000 fans. He helps Pop win a few games (still ticking along in what appears to be the same fall football season), but the alumni at Webster College are tired of losing, fire their coach and hire Harmon away from Pop. Harmon takes over the Webster team in mid-season and becomes the all-time example of a hard-ass coach willing to win at any cost, including installing a screen-pass play that depends on an illegal blcoking scheme---the Flying Wedge---to make it work. His Webster team begins to thump their opponents by large scores, usually leaving the other team battered and bloodied by the use of the illegal blocking scheme. They win four or five games which, based on the writers time scheme, would have them playing 20 games a season in what was then a nine-and-ten game season. Plus, the press and other coaches around and about, are up in arms about Harmon's tatics, but the jerks refereeing the games evidently haven't read the rule book nor the newspapers and throw no penalty flags against his team. Well, one referee does once, but he never officiated nor had lunch in that town again. It, by any reasonable calendar must now be July of the next year in a season that should have ended in December, and hard-case Harmon's team is going up against Pop's team (where Harmon coached earlier in this never-ending season) and Pop drops by and tells Tom he ain't all that fond of Tom's coaching methods, but Tom poo-pahs him off, and then sends his team out and they gleefully dismantle Pop's fair-playing team by 109-0. But Webster's quarterback Freddie Davis (Stanley Brown) suffers a concussion running a play Harmon calls just to run up the score even higher---Harmon evidently didn't read the script because nobody using their own name would want this character perceived
21.
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Orig scr
22.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as Screenwriter
23.
Dreaming Out Loud (1940) as Screenwriter
Lum and Abner's General Store in Pineridge, Arkansas is the center of the town, where everybody hangs around. Also in the store is the town's post office, where Alice, the niece of the wealthiest person around, is working as post-mistress. She is in love with the local doctor's son Kenneth, whom she would like to marry, but her aunt, who has a feud with his father does everything to prevent this. Kenneth is working as a doctor in the next town, but does not make enough money to support a wife and their younger brother, so both have to wait. When the town's drunkard's daughter is killed by a hit and run driver, they convince the sheriff to make the father a deputy, to give him self assurance...
24.
Second Chorus (1940) as Contract Writer
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
25.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940) as Additional scenes
26.
Curtain Call (1940) as Story
Two producers get back at a temperamental star by putting her in a sure flop.
27.
Making the Headlines (1938) as Story
28.
Making the Headlines (1938) as Screenwriter
29.
This Way Please (1937) as Screenwriter
30.
Devil's Squadron (1936) as Screenwriter
31.
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Screenwriter
32.
They Met in a Taxi (1936) as Screenwriter
33.
Rumba (1935) as Screenwriter
34.
Star of Midnight (1935) as Screenwriter
A New York lawyer tries to track down a kidnapped actress.
35.
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Screenwriter
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
36.
Man of Two Worlds (1934) as Screenwriter
An Eskimo is brought to England and "civilized."
37.
Shoot the Works (1934) as Screenwriter
38.
It's a Gift (1934) as Contr to trmt
A disgruntled druggist sells his store to buy an orange grove in California.
39.
Success at Any Price (1934) as Screenwriter
A young man ruthlessly climbs the corporate ladder only to attempt suicide when the stock market crashes.
40.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) as Screenwriter
41.
Morning Glory (1933) as Screenwriter
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
42.
Trick for Trick (1933) as Screenwriter
43.
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) as Orig scr
Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) .
44.
They Call It Sin (1932) as Screenwriter
An innocent young chorus girl fights the advances of her lecherous producer.
45.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Screenwriter
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
46.
Blessed Event (1932) as Screenwriter
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
47.
Esclavas de la moda (1931) as Adpt and dial
48.
A Dangerous Affair (1931) as Story and dial by
49.
Goldie (1931) as Contract Writer
Sailor Spike dates girls whose names he finds in an address book. Each girl has the same tatoo, placed there by another sailor Bill. When Spike meets Bill they become friends. In Calais Spike meets Goldie. Bill warns him against her, but Spike ignores the warning until he finds Bill's tatoo on Goldie as well.
50.
Maker of Men (1931) as Adpt and dial
Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.
51.
Maker of Men (1931) as Story
Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.
52.
On Your Back (1930) as Screenwriter
53.
The Princess and the Plumber (1930) as Screenwriter
54.
High Society Blues (1930) as Adaptation
55.
The Melody Man (1930) as Cont and dial
56.
Cheer Up and Smile (1930) as Adaptation
57.
Part Time Wife (1930) as Dial
58.
59.
Soup to Nuts (1930) as Scen
Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll have none of him. Schmidt's friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire.
60.
Cheer Up and Smile (1930) as Dial
61.
High Society Blues (1930) as Dial
62.
Part Time Wife (1930) as Screenwriter
63.
On Your Back (1930) as Dial
64.
The Faker (1929) as Scen
65.
Behind Closed Doors (1929) as Scen
66.
The Donovan Affair (1929) as Titles
67.
The Faker (1929) as Story
68.
Broadway Scandals (1929) as Story
69.
The Long Long Trail (1929) as Dial
Its time for the big race and its the Rambling Kid riding Dynamite versus Wilson's horse Thunderbolt. When Gyp informs Wilson that Lightning is faster, Wilson has Gyp drug the Kid's coffee just before the race.
70.
The Donovan Affair (1929) as Dial
71.
Broadway Scandals (1929) as Dial
72.
The Song of Love (1929) as Story
73.
The Song of Love (1929) as Scen
74.
The Long Long Trail (1929) as Cont
Its time for the big race and its the Rambling Kid riding Dynamite versus Wilson's horse Thunderbolt. When Gyp informs Wilson that Lightning is faster, Wilson has Gyp drug the Kid's coffee just before the race.
75.
The Younger Generation (1929) as Dial
A rising businessman tries to make his immigrant parents assimilate.
76.
Vamping Venus (1928) as Adaptation
77.
The Sideshow (1928) as Scen
Melrose's circus is being threatened by his competitor, who's angry that Melrose has outmanuevered him in bookings; what he doesn't know is that the competitor has also planted a saboteur who creates accidents in hopes of reducing the value of the circus. Meanwhile, he's also hired a beautiful young woman as the magician's assistant, with eyes toward more - but he realizes that, as a midget, she won't have him.
78.
The Sideshow (1928) as Story
Melrose's circus is being threatened by his competitor, who's angry that Melrose has outmanuevered him in bookings; what he doesn't know is that the competitor has also planted a saboteur who creates accidents in hopes of reducing the value of the circus. Meanwhile, he's also hired a beautiful young woman as the magician's assistant, with eyes toward more - but he realizes that, as a midget, she won't have him.
79.
Marked Money (1928) as Story
80.
The Head Man (1928) as Cont
81.
Restless Youth (1928) as Adaptation
82.
The Life of Riley (1927) as Adaptation
83.
White Pants Willie (1927) as Adaptation

Producer (feature film)

84.
Inside Story (1939) as Associate Producer
85.
Time Out for Murder (1938) as Associate Producer
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
86.
Meet the Girls (1938) as Associate Producer
87.
They Met in a Taxi (1936) as Producer
88.
Sing and Like It (1934) as Associate Producer
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.

Sound (feature film)

89.
Rock Baby-Rock It (1957) as Sound Recording

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