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Harry Caplan

Harry Caplan


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Director (feature film)

Limbo (1972) as Assistant Director
Three women are married to soldiers who were captured or are missing in action in Vietnam. The wives live at the Florida Air Force Base where they endure an emotional limbo as they wait to find out what has happened to their husbands.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) as Assistant Director
Love Is a Ball (1963) as 2nd unit dir
A Riviera matchmaker tries to groom a young woman for a wealthy marriage.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Assistant Director
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer, in this chic romantic comedy directed by George Seaton.
On the Double (1961) as Assistant Director
An American serviceman in World War II is forced to stand in for a British spy.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) as Assistant Director
An outlaw seeks revenge on the old friend who betrayed him.
Hurricane Smith (1952) as Assistant Director
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
Branded (1951) as 2d asst dir
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Dear Wife (1950) as Assistant Director
Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge.
Mr. Music (1950) as Assistant Director
Streets of Laredo (1949) as Assistant Director
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Assistant Director
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Assistant Director
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Assistant Director
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) as Assistant Director
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as 2d unit asst dir
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Till We Meet Again (1944) as Assistant Director
China (1943) as 2d unit asst dir
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
No Time for Love (1943) as 2d asst dir
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
Dixie (1943) as 2d asst dir
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Wake Island (1942) as Assistant Director
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as 2d asst dir
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.

Producer (feature film)

Charro! (1969) as Executive Producer
A reformed outlaw takes on his former cohorts to defend a Western town.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Love For Rent (1979)
Two small-town sisters go to Hollywood and find themselves seduced by the glamour of the big time and big money as high-priced professional escorts.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Take This Job And Shove It (1981) as Executive Production Manager
Frank Maclin is given a project by his corporate bosses to revitalize the run-down brewery that they recently acquired in his hometown. Frank has become a success with the company and is not eager to move back to the town in Iowa he left ten years before, so he wants to make the changes quickly and leave. But things are complicated when his orders to increase productivity mean betraying the workers, and he doesn't have the heart to do it.
Avalanche Express (1979) as Production Supervisor
During the cold war, a Soviet biological warfare expert plans to defect to the West. A CIA agent gets the man onboard a European train in order to aid his escape, but the Soviets are determined to stop at nothing to prevent this, including starting an avalanche which envelopes the train.
Black Bird, The (1975) as Production Manager
When famous private detective Sam Space dies, his son Sam Spade, Jr. takes over his agency and before long is embroiled in another case involving the Maltese Falcon.
Limbo (1972) as Production Manager
Three women are married to soldiers who were captured or are missing in action in Vietnam. The wives live at the Florida Air Force Base where they endure an emotional limbo as they wait to find out what has happened to their husbands.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971) as Production Manager
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969) as Production Manager
A Dream of Kings (1969) as Executive prod mgr
The father of a dying boy tries to find the money to move his family to Greece.
The Stalking Moon (1968) as Executive prod mgr
A retired Army scout protects a woman from her son''s vicious Native father.
How Sweet It Is! (1968) as Executive prod mgr
A married couple''s working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful.
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as Unit Production Manager
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
Hombre (1967) as Unit Production Manager
A white man raised by Apaches is the only hope for stagecoach passengers stranded by a bandit attack.
Stagecoach (1966) as Unit Production Manager
Von Ryan's Express (1965) as Unit Production Manager
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.
My Geisha (1962) as Production Manager
Paul Robaix (Yves Montand) is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell (Shirley MacLaine), a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly, but he doesn't want his wife to play the leading part, as in his previous pictures. Producer Sam Lewis (Edward G. Robinson) and Lucy Dell think up a scheme to get her in the picture after all. Lucy disguises as a Geisha, and gets the leading part in the picture. When Robaix finds out he gets so mad, he wants to divorce Lucy...
The Rat Race (1960) as Unit Production Manager
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Production Manager
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
Desire Under the Elms (1958) as Unit Production Manager
A fiery immigrant falls in love with her aging husband''''s brooding young son.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Unit Production Manager
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
Funny Face (1957) as Unit Production Manager
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Production Manager
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
The Country Girl (1955) as Production Manager
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Production Manager
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
The Big Clock (1948) as Production Manager
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Unit bus mgr
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Unit Manager
The General Died at Dawn (1936) as Vulture handler
In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Avalanche Express (1979) as Unit Production Manager
During the cold war, a Soviet biological warfare expert plans to defect to the West. A CIA agent gets the man onboard a European train in order to aid his escape, but the Soviets are determined to stop at nothing to prevent this, including starting an avalanche which envelopes the train.

Cast (special)

W.C. Fields Straight Up (1986)
The film traces the life and career of great comedian W.C. Fields. Film clips, newsreel footage, home movies, and interviews are included.

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