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Director (feature film)

Empty Pockets (1918) as Assistant Director
The Fall of the Romanoffs (1918) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

Hotel de Love (1996) as Barman
Two friends, who thirteen years earlier fell in love with their high school goddess, now have only three days to change her mind about her upcoming marriage.
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as Patient
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Messenger
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
My Girl Tisa (1948) as Man on boat
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Bellhop
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Barber
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
An American Romance (1944) as Abner
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
Rationing (1944) as Customer in barbershop
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Customer
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Man at railroad station
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Almost Married (1942) as Copy boy
Gloria Dobson (Jane Frazee) is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III (Robert Paige). The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda (Elizabeth Patterson) has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin (Jan Wiley). Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael (Charles Coleman) persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then heads for Reno to get a divorce. Jimmy, realizing that he does love Gloria, flies to catch her Reno-bound train...
I Married an Angel (1942) as Delivery boy
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Attendant
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Tillie the Toiler (1941) as Messenger boy
Lady Be Good (1941) as Messenger
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Gas station attendant
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
One Million B.C. (1940) as Shell person
An exiled caveman finds love when he joins another tribe.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Poet
Jane Austen''''s comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
They Asked for It (1939) as Mark
They All Come Out (1939) as Hurt head
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Elmer
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
Service De Luxe (1938) as Yokel
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) as Ethelbert
Freshman Year (1938) as Man in classroom
Strange Faces (1938) as Gas station attendant
Algiers (1938) as Gil
A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love.
Held for Ransom (1938) as Hillbilly
You Only Live Once (1937) as Messenger boy
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Conquest (1937) as
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
Reported Missing (1937) as Chauffeur
The Toast of New York (1937) as Inventor
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Smoke Tree Range (1937) as Pete
The outlaw known as El Capitan and his gang are rustling cattle. Jim Cary owns the large Smoke Tree ranch and besides losing cattle, he is trying to evict Nan Page from land that he believes is his. But his grandson Lee is on hand and Lee first sees that Nan is not evicted and then goes after El Capitan.
Freshman Love (1936) as Goofy freshman
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Boy in stadium
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Mail clerk
After the Thin Man (1936) as Butcher boy
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
Girl of the Ozarks (1936) as Clerk
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as Gabe Armstrong
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
Fury (1936) as Goofy
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
Mystery Woman (1935) as Messenger
Naughty Marietta (1935) as Mama's boy
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
Men Without Names (1935) as Mr. Youngblood
Party Wire (1935) as
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
The Live Wire (1935) as Steve
Racing Luck (1935) as Knapsack
Sequoia (1935) as Joe
A wilderness girl raises a deer and a mountain lion to be friends.
Metropolitan (1935) as Freckled boy
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) as Fleety Belle's brother
The World Moves On (1934) as English soldier
A Louisiana cotton family fights to survive war and the Depression.
Love Past Thirty (1934) as Junior Burt
365 Nights in Hollywood (1934) as Student actor
Down-on-his-luck film director Jimmie Dale takes a job at a fly-by-night acting school. He is drawn into the plans of the school's owner to bilk a wealthy young man out of the funds he has supplied to shoot a movie starring pretty student Alice Perkins. But Jimmie hopes to bilk the bilkers by actually completing the movie as ostensibly planned.
Strictly Personal (1933) as Holbrook
The Big Bluff (1933) as
Alias Mary Smith (1932) as Jake
Gorilla Ship (1932) as Cabin boy [Benny]
Forbidden Adventure (1931) as Toby
Seas Beneath (1931) as Harrigan
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
The Millionaire (1931) as Al
A bored millionaire retires from big business to open a garage.
A Man From Wyoming (1930) as Orderly
Nix on Dames (1929) as Cliff
In the Headlines (1929) as Cub reporter
Hot Stuff (1929) as Sandy McNab
South Sea Rose (1929) as Cabin boy
The Girl From Woolworth's (1929) as Jerry Donnelly
Wall Street (1929) as Cliff
Harold Teen (1928) as Goofy
A Midnight Adventure (1928) as Bertram Wellington Coy
Hot News (1928) as Benny
For Ladies Only (1927) as Joe Decker
Down the Stretch (1927) as Pee Wee
The Skyrocket (1926) as Peter Stanton
Satan Town (1926) as Crippy Jack

Writer (feature film)

Monkey Business (2000) as Additional Screenplay
When a group of young friends, who call themselves the Little Cobras, form their own musical group and get offered the chance to perform in concert, they think they've hit the big time. Then they find out that the event is being sponsored by a crook -- but a group this talented isn't going to be sto

Visual Effects (feature film)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Tech support, Weta Digital
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Tech support, Weta Digital
As Frodo and Sam infiltrate Mordor, their allies try to protect Rohan from the evil Sauron.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

King Kong (2005) as System admin, IT dept
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor''s stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives'' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll''s nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham''s "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

Misc. Crew (special)

Building the Impossible -- The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (2000) as Model Supervisor
Documentary that reveals the secrets behind seven monuments built over 2000 years ago -- the Pyramids of Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Pharos of Alexandria. By co
Elvis: The Great Performances (1992) as Footage
An entertainment documentary showcasing the greatest songs of Elvis' career as captured in film, television and in concert. Includes guest appearances by friends and colleagues.

Cast (short)

Traffic with the Devil (1946)
This short film looks at the increase of traffic levels and accidents in the U.S.
Movie Pests (1944)
This comedic short looks at annoying movie-going habits that disrupt the viewing experience.
Rover's Big Chance (1942)
In this short film, a gang of children''''s talented dog is offered the chance for a Hollywood screen test.
The Incredible Stranger (1942)
This short film, set in 1893, focuses on a stranger that arrives in a small town and keeps a promise he made to his wife.
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
This short film, part of the U.S. pro-war movement, suggests citizens avoid listening to rumors during wartime.
Wedding Worries (1941)
A girl's friends believe her new stepmother is an evil stepmother from a fairy tale and attempt to break up the wedding in this comedic short.
Goin' Fishin' (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children face several comedic problems on their fishing trip.
The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of black educator and horticulturist, Dr. George Washington Carver.
Dad for a Day (1938)
In this short film, a service station owner falls in love with a widowed woman with a son who runs the lunch counter next door.
An All American Toothache (1936)
When a star football player needs a wisdom tooth to pull in order to play, Patsy Kelly isn''''t so sure she wants to giver any of her teeth up in this comedic short.
Service with a Smile (1934)
In this comedic short, the owner of a burnt down gas station attempts to fool his insurance company by embellishing the description of his business. Vitaphone Release 1700-1701.

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