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Director (feature film)

The Wild and the Innocent (1959) as Assistant Director
Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl.
Summer Love (1958) as Assistant Director
A coed summer resort camp rocks with music and romance when a group of entertainers arrives to kick off the season.
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) as Assistant Director
An outlaw is mistaken for a U.S. marshal while planning a bank robbery.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) as Assistant Director
When he mysteriously starts shrinking, a man finds a new world of danger in everyday creatures.
Slim Carter (1957) as Assistant Director
Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an orphan boy wins the contest to spend a month with Slim. Leo is a good influence on his cowboy hero. Clover sees the good and more in Slim. Montana Burriss is Slim's double.
The Deadly Mantis (1957) as Assistant Director
The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.
Written on the Wind (1957) as Assistant Director
A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband''''s best friend.
Gun for a Coward (1957) as Assistant Director
A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed.
Red Sundown (1956) as Assistant Director
When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Assistant Director
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
The Second Greatest Sex (1955) as Assistant Director
In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels compelled to go on a new foray on his wedding night; his bride Liza (just call her Lysistrata) takes teacher Cassie's advice and organizes a marital strike to make the men-folk stop their nonsense.
So This Is Paris (1955) as Assistant Director
American sailors on leave strike up fun and romance with several Frenchwomen in Paris.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Assistant Director
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Assistant Director
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
Ricochet Romance (1954) as Assistant Director
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) as Assistant Director
The Ozark farmers try to clean up their act to help their son win a college scholarship.
The Golden Blade (1953) as Assistant Director
Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains.
Gunsmoke (1953) as Assistant Director
The Lawless Breed (1953) as Assistant Director
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Assistant Director
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) as Assistant Director
Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) as Assistant Director
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) as Assistant Director
Geronimo conspires with a corrupt government agent to frame Cochise for a stagecoach raid.
Son of Ali Baba (1952) as Assistant Director
In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her; but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his father's palace. Alas, there's more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) as Assistant Director
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
Finders Keepers (1952) as Assistant Director
The Black Castle (1952) as Assistant Director
Just Across the Street (1952) as Assistant Director
Smuggler's Island (1951) as Assistant Director
The Mark of the Renegade (1951) as Assistant Director
Apache Drums (1951) as Assistant Director
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) as Assistant Director
The hillbilly farmers take off in search of uranium.
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Assistant Director
The Milkman (1950) as Assistant Director
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as Assistant Director
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
Outside the Wall (1950) as Assistant Director
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) as Assistant Director
The hillbilly farmers win a contest and take off for New York City.
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) as Assistant Director
Abandoned (1949) as Assistant Director
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) as Assistant Director
On the verge of eviction, the hillbilly family wins a slogan contest and moves into an automated home.
The Life of Riley (1949) as Assistant Director
Black Bart (1948) as Assistant Director
Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold.
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) as Assistant Director
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Assistant Director
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
Up in Central Park (1948) as Assistant Director
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Assistant Director
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
Pirates of Monterey (1947) as Assistant Director
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Assistant Director
Song of Scheherazade (1947) as Assistant Director
In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once-wealthy Spanish colonists...and their daughter Cara who secretly dances in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.
Because of Him (1946) as Assistant Director
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
Song of the Sarong (1945) as Dialogue Director
Patrick the Great (1945) as Assistant Director
Bad Men of the Border (1945) as Assistant Director
U. S. Marshal Ted Cameron, masquerading as a bandit, robs a mail coach. Delores Mendoza, a passenger, is an agent for the Mexican government, assigned to investigate a counterfeiting and smuggling gang operating below the border. She joins forces with Ted and his sidekick, Rockabye Jones, and together they expose the gang and bring them to justice.
Lady on a Train (1945) as Assistant Director
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
Easy to Look At (1945) as Assistant Director
Follow the Boys (1944) as Assistant Director
The Singing Sheriff (1944) as Assistant Director
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Assistant Director
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Assistant Director
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
The Mad Ghoul (1943) as Assistant Director
Curious about the effects of an ancient Mayan nerve gas on humans, a scientist exposes his young assistant and turns him into a mindless ghoul that must have human heart substance to live.

Cast (feature film)

This Was Paris (1942) as
On the eve of the Nazi occupation, spies in Paris try to outguess each other.
Flying Fortress (1942) as Group captain
An American playboy straightens himself out to become a war hero.

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