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Director (feature film)

1.
The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965) as Director
When a young girl named Bunny is killed on the beach, the police theorize that it is either a psychopath or something more sinister. However, oceanographer, Doctor Otto Lindsay, claims that it is a giant humanoid like fish that was responsible. Lindsay also uses the occasion to rail against the local surfers that his son Rick has been hanging around with since he was involved in a near fatal accident that also left Rick's friend Mark a cripple. Soon, there are other killings, including one of Rick's surfing buddies, Rick,s adulterous step-mother Vicky and Rick's crippled friend Mark. However, during the attack on Mark, the monster is cornered and after a struggle its mask is ripped off and the monster is revealed to be Otto, who was committing the murders as a twisted way of trying to make Rick give up his friends and to get back at Vicky for her affairs. Otto then steal a car belonging to Rick's fiancee Jane and after a short chase he drives off a cliff and dies in a fiery crash.

Cast (feature film)

2.
The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965) as Otto Lindsey
When a young girl named Bunny is killed on the beach, the police theorize that it is either a psychopath or something more sinister. However, oceanographer, Doctor Otto Lindsay, claims that it is a giant humanoid like fish that was responsible. Lindsay also uses the occasion to rail against the local surfers that his son Rick has been hanging around with since he was involved in a near fatal accident that also left Rick's friend Mark a cripple. Soon, there are other killings, including one of Rick's surfing buddies, Rick,s adulterous step-mother Vicky and Rick's crippled friend Mark. However, during the attack on Mark, the monster is cornered and after a struggle its mask is ripped off and the monster is revealed to be Otto, who was committing the murders as a twisted way of trying to make Rick give up his friends and to get back at Vicky for her affairs. Otto then steal a car belonging to Rick's fiancee Jane and after a short chase he drives off a cliff and dies in a fiery crash.
3.
Forbidden Island (1959) as Dave Courtney
Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze, Greigh Phillips, Tookie Evans, Martin Denny. A psychotic treasure hunter hires a freelance frogman to recover an emerald that went down in a shipwreck. The exotic theme song is performed by Martin Denny who also appears in the film.
4.
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) as Capt. Jim Knight
6.
Phantom of the Jungle (1955)
Braving danger from hostile savages called the "Pack Rats", Dr. Tom Reynolds/Ramar of the Jungle (Jon Hall), Professor Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery) and Nancy Arlington (Anne Gwynne) go into the jungle seeking her father, Dr. Arlington (Kenneth MacDonald), believed to have died in an archaeological expedition. They find him alive and rescue him from a renegade guide. After escaping an attack by savage Bessanos, under the leadership of the guide, who is killed in the fight, Reynolds recovers a golden tablet from the tribe.
7.
White Goddess (1953) as Dr. Thomas Reynolds, also known as "Ramar"
Dr. Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall) returns to Africa, where he was born of missionary parents, to do research on medicines that are reputed to keep a "White Goddess" (Millicent Patrick) eternally young. With his friend Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery) and his guide Charley Smart (James Fairfax), Tom rescues Trudy Vantyne (M'Liss McClure), a trader's daughter, from savages who capture and hypnotize her, planning to make her a rival White Goddess. Two escaped convicts, Atkins (Lucien Prival) and Vail (Robert Williams) persuade the White Goddess, in reality the wife of another escapee, to flee with the tribal riches, but all three are killed trying to escape.
8.
Eyes of the Jungle (1953)
Another feature film from the makers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" television series in which three TV episodes were stitched together and sent out as a feature film. Let somebody who knows the series(or cares) identify the TV episodes but the three used here were about a phony fossil hunter; recovery of a gold plaque stolen by two Americans; and the third was about the breaking up of a slave girl ring. The TV influence carries on when the heroes are about to embark on a fourth adventure at the end.
9.
Brave Warrior (1952) as Steve Ruddell
Jon Hall, Christine Larson, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara, Harry Cording. Set in Indiana just prior to the War of 1812, this western drama follows government agent Jon Hall as he attempts to expose the perpetrator of recent Indian insurrections.
10.
Last Train from Bombay (1952) as Martin Viking
An American diplomat is accused of murder during an Indian civil war.
11.
China Corsair (1951) as McMillen
An adventuress enlists a shipwrecked sailor to help her fight smugglers.
12.
When the Redskins Rode (1951) as Prince Hannoc
In 1753, Colonel George Washington (James Seay) and frontiersman Christopher Gist (John Ridgely) are proudly introducing their protege, Delaware Indian Prince Hannoc (Jon Hall) to Williamsburg, Virginia society. French spy Elizabeth Leeds (Mary Castle) romances Hannoc, hoping to swing the Delawares to the French side in the impending colonial war. Hannoc saves Washington and his men from a French trap during a peace mission. When Hannoc's father, Chief Shingiss (Pedro de Cordoba), comes to Williamsburg to sign a mutual defense pact with the British, he is murdered by French spies. Hannoc and Indian maiden Morna (Sherry Moreland) unmask Miss Leeds as a spy just as war breaks out, with Washington and his troops besieged at Fort Necessity.
13.
Hurricane Island (1951) as Captain Carlos Montalvo
A captain assists Ponce de León with the search for the Fountain of Youth.
14.
On the Isle of Samoa (1950) as Kenneth Crandall
After crashing on an uncharted island, a thief struggles to get back to civilization.
15.
The Mutineers (1949) as Nick Shaw
16.
Deputy Marshal (1949) as Ed Garry
A few minutes before he is killed by an unseen gunman using a split-butt rifle, in a saloon in Tumult, Wyoming, railway employee Harley Masters (Wheaton Chambers) gives a secret map to Deputy Marshal Ed Garry (Jon Hall.) Garry is questioned about the murder by Master's niece Janet (Frances Langford); her cousin Bill Masters (Russell Hayden); the town big-shot, Joel Benton (Dick Foran) and Doc Vinson (Clem Bevans). Garry meets Claire Benton (Julie Bishop) when her brother and his henchman Eli Cressett (Joe Sawyer) question Garry about the map. Garry accuses Cressett of being one of the two wanted men he is seeking. Cressett, aided by Benton, escapes from jail. Garry and Janet find a split-butt rifle near where one of her hands was killed in a rustling raid. They take it to town and Garry telegraphs the Winchester Arms Company and asks the name of the purchaser based on their serial number records. Cressett meets with Bill Masters, the real leader of the gang, and is offered more money if he will kill Benton. He agrees, but intends to double-cross Masters.
17.
Zamba (1949) as Steve O'Malley
18.
The Prince of Thieves (1948) as Robin Hood
Robin Hood (Jon Hall) aids Lady Marian (Patricia Morison) and her brother (Michael Duane)to rescue the latter's betrothed Lady Christabel (Adele Jergens)from her father's house where she is being forced into a marriage against her will. The father recaptures his daughter and kidnaps Marian in the bargain. Robin gathers all of the merry men and a couple of grouches and routs the father's soldiers and slays him and his nephew. Friar Tuck (Alan Mowbray) then performs a triple wedding uniting Robin and Marian; the brother and the now-fatherless Christabel; and Little John (Walter Sande) and a handmaiden named Maude (Robin Raymond.)
19.
Last of the Redmen (1947) as Major [Duncan] Heywood
20.
Michigan Kid (1947) as Michigan Kid, also known as Jim Rowen
21.
The Vigilantes Return (1947) as Johnnie Taggart, also known as Ace Braddock
22.
Men in Her Diary (1945) as Randolph Glenning
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
23.
Sudan (1945) as Merab
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
24.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as Ali Baba
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancTe of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
25.
Gypsy Wildcat (1944) as Michael
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancTe Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
26.
Cobra Woman (1944) as Ramu
Upon discovering his fiancTe Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.
27.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as John [Thompson] Caldwell [IV]
28.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Randy Curtis
29.
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) as Robert Griffin [also known as Martin Field]
An eager scientist (John Carradine) tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive (Jon Hall). When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier.
30.
White Savage (1943) as Kaloe
31.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Haroun-al-Raschid
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
32.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Frank Raymond [also known as Frank Griffin]
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
33.
The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942) as Chester [Tuttle]
A family in the South Seas goes to any lengths to escape work.
34.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Hank Starr
35.
Aloma of the South Seas (1941) as Tanoa
A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
36.
South of Pago Pago (1940) as Kehane
37.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Danny Malone
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
38.
Kit Carson (1940) as Kit Carson
Frontiersman Kit Carson fights off Indian attacks on the trail to California.
39.
The Hurricane (1937) as Terangi
A Polynesian escapes prison to return home during a raging storm.
40.
41.
Winds of the Wasteland (1936) as
The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.
42.
The Lion Man (1936) as
A British financier is among those murdered by a treacherous shiek. The man's son, who survived the massacre, is raised in the desert and becomes known as "El Lion." When he becomes an adult, he begins to search for the man who murdered his father.
43.
The Mysterious Avenger (1936) as Lafe
45.
Mind Your Own Business (1936) as Scoutmaster
46.
Here's to Romance (1935) as Chauffeur
47.
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) as Philip Nash
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
48.

Cinematography (feature film)

49.
Five the Hard Way (1969) as Director of Photography
Motorcycle racer Rommel and his fiancTe Rita become friendly with a biker gang led by the unstable J.C. When Rita is raped and murdered by J.C. in a jealous rage, Rommel gathers some biker pals and goes on a hunt for vengeance.

Producer (feature film)

50.
Five the Hard Way (1969) as Executive Producer
Motorcycle racer Rommel and his fiancTe Rita become friendly with a biker gang led by the unstable J.C. When Rita is raped and murdered by J.C. in a jealous rage, Rommel gathers some biker pals and goes on a hunt for vengeance.
51.
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) as Executive Producer

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