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Also Known As: Died: October 12, 1958
Born: July 4, 1907 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) as Assistant Director
While Thousands Cheer (1940) as Assistant Director
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940) as Assistant Director
Half a Sinner (1940) as Assistant Director
In Old Montana (1939) as Assistant 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.
El milagro de la Calle Mayor (1939) as Assistant Director
Miracle on Main Street (1939) as Assistant Director
On Christmas Eve in the Spanish quarter of L.A. police try and arrest a couple running a shady floor show. Hiding in a church, the girl finds an abandoned baby and uses it as cover to escape capture. Thus she finds herself with a baby she is becoming ever more fond of, a helpful doctor himself too fond of the bottle, and a husband who has disappeared. Dare she try and change her ways and keep the child?
Meet Dr. Christian (1939) as Assistant Director
The Stranger from Arizona (1938) as Assistant Director
Buck Jones, Dorothy Fay, Hank Mann, Hank Worden, Roy Barcroft, Bob Terry, Budd Buster, & Silver the horse. When Dorothy Fay suspects someone is stealing her cattle, she summons Buck Jones from Arizona to solve the mystery. A slapstick western directed by Elmer Clifton who began his career as an actor in D.W. Griffith films.
Law of the Texan (1938) as Assistant Director
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) as Assistant Director
A cast of little people helps a beautiful ranch owner fight off an evil rustler.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Assistant Director
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
California Frontier (1938) as Assistant Director
Buck Jones, Carmen Bailey, Milburn Stone, Jose Perez, Soledad Jiminez. Buck Jones as a U.S. army captain goes undercover while investigating allegations of banditry and racism perpetrated on native Mexicans by redneck desperados in the California territory.
The Singing Buckaroo (1937) as Assistant Director
The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936) as Assistant Director
The Drunkard (1935) as Assistant Director
Captured in Chinatown (1935) as Assistant Director
The Big Chance (1933) as Assistant Director
Nevada Buckaroo (1931) as Assistant Director
When the Nevada Kid gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee gets him released by forging a petition to the Governor. The Kid tries to go straight but the stage he is guarding gets robbed. When the Sheriff jails Cherokee who was not in on the robbery, the Kid gets caught effecting Cherokee's escape and finds himself in jail again.

Cast (feature film)

Blazing Justice (1936) as Max
Outlaws of the Range (1936) as
When Steve Harper chases down some rustlers, he loses his gun in the ensuing fistfight. After Wilson is killed, Steve's gun is found nearby and he as arrested. Jimmy Wilson breaks him out of jail and he heads after the real killer.
Bars of Hate (1935) as
Speed Limited (1935) as G-man
(Crime Dra ''40,BW). Ralph Graves, Evelyn Brent, Claudia Dell, Andy Rice, Jr., Fred "Snow Flake" Toomes. FBI agent Jerry Paley has a double agenda: trailing a gang of kidnappers and romancing a divorced socialite. Ralph Graves wrote the screenplay and also plays the lead in this no-budget crime thriller.
Gun Play (1935) as Mark
Intercepting Holt's mail, Meeker learns a gold treasure is somewhere on the Holt ranch and he sees the clue to its location. When he solves the puzzle he learns the treasure location can be found in the boots. But he earlier discarded the supposedly worthless boots and seeing Bill Williams now wearing them, he and his men go after Williams.
Western Frontier (1935) as Steve
The Crusades (1935) as Templar
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
Danger Ahead (1935) as
Branded Man (1928) as Bruce
The Cat's Pajamas (1926) as Jack
Little Annie Rooney (1925) as Tim Rooney
In this silent film, two children of the streets set out to avenge their father's murder.
The Street of Tears (1924) as Ted Weller
Jungle Trail of the Son of Tarzan (1923) as Jack, Son of Tarzan
The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of Paulovich's trained ape Akut. There he meets Meriem, a white girl held by Arabs. He frees her and falls in love. Meriem (who is really an heiress) is sought by Paulovich. Tarzan arrives with Jane at his African estate and intervenes.
Main Street (1923) as Cy Bogart
The Village Blacksmith (1923) as Bill as a child
More To Be Pitied Than Scorned (1922) as "Troubles"
Catch My Smoke (1922) as Bub Jessup
Penrod (1922) as Sam Williams
To Please One Woman (1920) as Bobby Granville
The Kentucky Colonel (1920) as Sam Britsides
Huckleberry Finn (1920) as Tom Sawyer
A young vagabond escapes with a runaway slave to sale a raft up the Mississippi.
That Something (1920) as
Cupid Forecloses (1919) as Nat Farleigh
Under the Top (1919) as Jimmie Jones
The Solitary Sin (1919) as Bob Meredith, age 14
The Romance of Tarzan (1918) as Tarzan, as a boy
Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes to their ranch near San Francisco. Tarzan shows up in a tuxedo and rescues Jane from outlaws. Later she suspects him ot being in love with another woman. Disgusted with civilization Tarzan returns to the jungle, followed by Jane who learns she was wrong.
Hitting the High Spots (1918) as Jack Randolph
Tarzan of the Apes (1918) as Tarzan the boy
The plot follows the novel more closely than does any other Tarzan movie. John and Alice Clayton take ship for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die the newborn Tarzan is taken by a great Ape, Kala. Later the boy finds his father's knife and uses it to become King of Apes. Binns, the sailor who saved the Claytons and who has been held by Arab slavers for ten years, finds the young Tarzan and then heads for England to notify his kin. A scientist arrives to check out Binns' story. Tarzan, now a man, kills the native who killed Kala; when their chief is killed the black villagers appease Tarzan with gifts and prayers. The scientist's daughter Jane is carried off by a native, rescued by Tarzan (who has burnt the native village), aggressively loved by him ("Tarzan is a man, and men do not force the love of women"), and at last accepts him with open arms.
The Price of Silence (1917) as Jimmie, his son
Ben Blair (1916) as Ben Blair, the boy
Naked Hearts (1916) as Cecil, as a child
Maud and Cecil, childhood sweethearts, grow up and drift apart. Maud finds herself engaged, against her will, to a rich nobleman. Cecil, dejected, goes to the city and becomes a famous musician. Maud, not wishing to marry a man she doesn't love and believing Cecil to have been killed in the war, enters a convent. Cecil returns to find that he is not allowed to enter the convent to contact Maud, and desperately tries to devise a plan to let her know he is alive and still loves her.
Gloriana (1916) as Blake Manning
Little Sunset (1915) as "Little Sunset" Jones
Kilmeny (1915) as Pierre, the boy

Writer (feature film)

Jungle Menace (1937) as From Story
Hot off the Press (1935) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Associate Producer
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
Monsoon (1952) as Associate Producer
In a remote Indian outpost, a man falls for his fiancee''''s sister.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Associate Producer
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Associate Producer
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937) as Associate Producer
Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny help message on it. Renfrew catches a henchman who has one of the new bills. A magnifying glass lets him read the message and he heads out alone to round up the counterfeiters.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Alexander the Great (1956) as Prod exec
Biography of the ancient warrior who conquered the known world.
Act of Love (1953) as Production Manager
An American soldier romances a beautiful Parisian during the final days of World War II.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1952) as Asst to the prod
A Spanish temptress falls for a haunted ship's captain.
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Asst to the prod
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
The Men in Her Life (1941) as Asst to the prod
A circus performer marries a man who promises to turn her into a ballerina.
Exile Express (1939) as Production Manager
Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937) as Unit Manager
Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny help message on it. Renfrew catches a henchman who has one of the new bills. A magnifying glass lets him read the message and he heads out alone to round up the counterfeiters.

Cast (short)

His Sister's Kids (1913)
A man''''s sister brings her two boys over to his office who spend a lot of time and effort in ruining his practice in this short silent comedy.
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913)
After jilting his kitchen maid girlfriend, a man is startled to see her onscreen at the local cinema in this short film.

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