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Eli Dunn

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Director (feature film)

Patton (1970) as Assistant Director
The legendary general's rebellious behavior almost costs him his command during World War II.
The Sweet Ride (1968) as Assistant Director
Tony Franciosa (Collie) is an aging bachelor who shares a beach house with some younger surfers. Collie is the leader of the group with the cardinal rule being that they share everything including the women they meet. This works well until a mysterious women (Jacquiline Bissit) shows up on the scene and is eventually beaten badly.
Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Assistant Director
Three young women brave the world of show business and pills.
Von Ryan's Express (1965) as Assistant Director
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.
Kissin' Cousins (1964) as Assistant Director
A singing military officer gets mixed up with his look-alike hillbilly cousin.
Mail Order Bride (1964) as Assistant Director
An aging cowhand tries to help a young rancher settle down by buying him a wife.
Sunday in New York (1964) as Assistant Director
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.
The Stripper (1963) as Assistant Director
Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the shows money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay with her old neighbours, Helen Bard and her teenage son, Kenny. Lila decides to go out and get a regular job and try and live a normal life. All seem well until, Lila and Kenny stop fighting their attraction for one another.
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962) as Assistant Director
Madison Avenue (1962) as Assistant Director
Tender Is the Night (1962) as Assistant Director
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961) as Assistant Director
The Marriage-Go-Round (1960) as Assistant Director
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.
The Story of Ruth (1960) as Assistant Director
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
The Sound and the Fury (1959) as Assistant Director
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
Holiday for Lovers (1959) as Assistant Director
The Best of Everything (1959) as Assistant Director
Three secretaries look for love while working in the publishing business.
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) as Assistant Director
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires his oldest son to find him, Mr. Pennypacker's dual life is revealed.
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958) as Assistant Director
No Down Payment (1957) as Assistant Director
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
Bernardine (1957) as Assistant Director
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) as Assistant Director
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
Teenage Rebel (1956) as Assistant Director
A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than her and to appease his new love interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers.
Bigger Than Life (1956) as Assistant Director
A "miracle" drug threatens a family man's sanity.
The King and I (1956) as Assistant Director
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Assistant Director
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
The View from Pompey's Head (1955) as Assistant Director
A New York lawyer returns to his hometown down in the Deep South investigate the missing funds of an old friend, now blind. Along, the way he rekindles a romance with a childhood sweetheart and discovers the missing funds are being paid to a hush a black woman, who turns out to be his friend's real
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Assistant Director
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Assistant Director
In the XVIII century, an spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigins, but perhaps a divine intervention could help the spaniards to save the life.
Prince of Players (1955) as Assistant Director
Life and career of the great American stage actor Edwin Booth, including his troubled brother, John Wilkes, who gained lasting infamy by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.
Drum Beat (1954) as 2d unit asst dir
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) as Assistant Director
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
The Glory Brigade (1953) as Assistant Director
During the Korean War Lt. Sam Pryor volunteers his platoon to escort Greek troops to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines. Due to his Greek heritage Pryor is initially proud to accompany the Greek contingent but his feelings change to scorn and mistrust when what he believes is cowardice shown by the Greek soldiers and their leaders results in the near annihiliation of his own platoon. An uneasy alliance is maintained between the US and Greek troops as the enemy's true objective is learned.
Inferno (1953) as Assistant Director
20th Century-Fox put a lot of eggs in this 1953 film---Cinemascope, 3-D and stereophonic sound on prints for the few theatres equipped for that sound system in 1953, and the result was possibly the best 3-D film made during the craze. The basically-simple plot, in theory but more than that in execution, concerns a spoiled and alcoholic millionaire, Robert Ryan, who breaks his leg falling off of a horse, and is left to die in the desert by his cheating wife, Rhonda Fleming (born for Technicolor and 3-D), and her lover, William Lundigan.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Assistant Director
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Return of the Texan (1952) as Assistant Director
A young widower named Sam Crockett returns from Kansas City to his small hometown in rural Texas, bringing with him his feisty grandfather and two young sons, Steve and Yoyo. He tries to make a go of the old family homestead but faces financial problems and pressures from his well-to-do neighbor, Rod Marshall. He also begins an on-again-off-again romance with Rod's sister-in-law, even though she's engaged to wed the town's doctor. Events come to head when Sam's grandfather suffers a stroke.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) as Assistant Director
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Assistant Director
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Assistant Director
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
Let's Make It Legal (1951) as Assistant Director
The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight...
Rawhide (1951) as Assistant Director
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
Half Angel (1951) as Assistant Director
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Mister 880 (1950) as Assistant Director
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Assistant Director
A pioneering efficiency expert tests his theories on his large family.
Whirlpool (1949) as Assistant Director
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) as Assistant Director
Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl.
Strange Triangle (1946) as Assistant Director
Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Francine is relentless and soon gets Sam involved in trying to cover up her husband's embezzling activities and ultimately implicates him in a murder.
Shock (1946) as Assistant Director
Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. As she comes out of her shock, she recognizes Dr. Cross as the killer. He takes her to his sanitarium and urged by his nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan (Lynn Bari), gives Janet an overdose of insulin. But he can't bring himself to murder her in cold blood and asks Elaine to get the medicine to save her. She refuses, they argue, and he strangles her. He saves Janet's life, but now faces two murder charges.
Molly and Me (1945) as Assistant Director
An actress becomes a housekeeper for a grumpy retired politician.
The Spider (1945) as Assistant Director
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
The Caribbean Mystery (1945) as Assistant Director
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944) as Assistant Director
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.
Inside Story (1939) as Assistant Director
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Assistant Director
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) as 2d asst dir
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Assistant Director
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as 2d asst dir
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
Lancer Spy (1937) as 2d asst dir
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) as Assistant Director
Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.
Under Pressure (1935) as Assistant Director
Ladies Love Danger (1935) as Assistant Director
The Great Hotel Murder (1935) as Assistant Director
Ginger (1935) as Assistant Director
David Harum (1934) as Assistant Director
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
Grand Canary (1934) as Assistant Director
El valiente (1930) as Assistant Director

Assistant Direction (feature film)

The Long, Hot Summer (1958) as Assistant Director
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.

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