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Birth Place: Profession: Visual Effects ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Lineup (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
A pair of hit men track down a heroin shipment while the police get closer.
2.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) as Spec eff dir
A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus.
3.
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Dir of ocean gun battle seq
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.

Cinematography (feature film)

4.
Doctors' Wives (1971) as Process cam
Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Rachel Roberts, Janice Rule, Diana Sands, Cara Williams, Richard Anderson, Ralph Bellamy, John Colicos, Scott Brady. Frank G. Slaughter's best selling novel of infidelity in the hospital ward becomes an enjoyably lurid soap opera sparked by the performances of Cara Williams as an alcoholic, Janice Rule as a drug-addicted housewife, and Dyan Cannon as a sexually voracious maneater
5.
Down to Earth (1947) as Insert shots
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
6.
Things to Come (1936) as Asst spec eff
Two generations of philosophers try to bring an end to war.

Visual Effects (feature film)

7.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Spec visual eff
A group of men, lead by a questionnable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
8.
Marooned (1969) as Spec visual eff
Three U.S. astronauts face a slow death when their rockets fail during a space voyage.
9.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as Process Photography
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
10.
Assault on a Queen (1966) as Special Photography Effects
Mercenaries salvage a sunken submarine to rob the Queen Mary at sea.
11.
In Harm's Way (1965) as Special Effects
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
12.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) as Special Photography Effects
Cmdr. Draper and Col. McReady are astronauts who are nearly smashed to smithereens by a passing meteor. McReady is killed, but Draper is able to abandon ship. He lands on the dusty, desolate surface of Mars with Mona, the test monkey. Draper befriends an escaped slave named Lundin and eventually learns how to breathe the Martians' oxygen, eat their food, and drink their water.
13.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962) as Special Effects
A vacationing family tries to survive the aftermath of nuclear war.
14.
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961) as Special Effects
A drunken missionary and three escaped convicts try to save a group of children from a South Seas volcano.
15.
House of Usher (1960) as Process photog dir
A young man tries to rescue the woman he loves from her demonic brother.
16.
The Giant Claw (1957) as 2d unit spec eff
A giant anti-matter bird invades the Earth's atmosphere.
17.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Special Effects
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
18.
Lorna Doone (1951) as Special Photography Effects
Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop, Ron Randell, Sean McClory, Onslow Stevens, John Dehner, Queenie Leonard. English farmer Richard Greene leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords in this second screen adaptation (The first version was filmed in 1935) of the popular Richard D. Blackmore novel.
19.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Mont dir
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
20.
We Were Strangers (1949) as Spec scenes
A Cuban American returns to his homeland during the Revolution and becomes involved in an assassination attempt.
21.
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Special Effects
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
22.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Spec eff dir
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
23.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Mont dir
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
24.
Gilda (1946) as Miniatures and spec optical eff
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
25.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Miniatures and spec optical eff
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
26.
The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946) as Miniatures and spec optical eff
27.
Perilous Holiday (1946) as Miniatures
Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat O'Brien)viewed as a suspicious character by newspaper woman Agnes Stuart (Ruth Warrick), who is working on a story to expose racketeering night-club owner Doc Lilley (Alan Hale.) She searches Lilley's home and finds the counterfeiting plates and thinks Nevil is part of the gang.
28.
Saratoga Trunk (1946) as Special Effects
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
29.
Renegades (1946) as Miniatures and spec optical eff
A prominent citizen''s daughter marries an outlaw''s son.
30.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Spec optical eff and miniatures
A female psychiatrist who''s sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
31.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) as Spec optical eff and miniatures
A young girl finds herself entrenched in a murder cover-up when she goes to work for a wealthy widow.
32.
Hit the Hay (1945) as Spec optical eff and miniatures
33.
Snafu (1945) as Spec optical eff and miniatures
A 14-year-old has to re-adjust when he's returned to his family after falsifying his age to become a World War II hero.
34.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Special Effects
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
35.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) as Special Effects
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
36.
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Special Effects
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
37.
One Way to Love (1945) as Spec op eff and miniatures
38.
Out of the Depths (1945) as Spec optical eff and miniatures
39.
Counter-Attack (1945) as Special Effects
Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.
40.
Janie (1944) as Spec eff dir
A small-town girl defies her father by falling for a soldier.
41.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Spec eff dir
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
42.
Crime by Night (1944) as Dir spec eff
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
43.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Spec eff dir
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
44.
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Spec eff dir
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
45.
The Desert Song (1943) as Spec eff dir
46.
Casablanca (1942) as Dir spec eff
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
47.
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942) as Special Effects
A boy raised by wolves adjusts to life among humans.
48.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Special Effects
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
49.
Lydia (1941) as Special Effects
An unmarried woman stages a reunion with former suitors to recapture the romance of her past.
50.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Special Effects
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
51.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) as Special Effects
A young thief faces amazing monsters to return Bagdad's deposed king to the throne.
52.
Dark Journey (1937) as Asst by
Rival spies fall in love during World War I.
53.
Fire over England (1937) as Asst by
A British spy infiltrates the Spanish court to thwart their planned invasion of England.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

54.
Swamp Girl (1971) as Production Assistant

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