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Also Known As: Died: March 10, 1996
Born: May 6, 1920 Cause of Death: lymphoma
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951) as Dialogue Director
In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon (David Bond) sends Captain Renault (George Montgomery) of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche (Berry Kroeger) and Major Nicolet (William Conrad) to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked Cavalier (Paula Corday), the niece, Lady Christianne, of the Marquis De Montableau (Robert Warwick), announces at a secret meeting of the Normandy underground leaders that the fabled treasure of Monte Cristo was willed to her and she will use it to finance their cause. Her uncle, the only one who can decipher the symbols on the sword of Monte Cristo, the key to the treasure, derides her stand against the Emperor. La Roche takes possession of the sword and has the Marquis put into the dungeon. Christianne, as the Masked Cavalier, regains the sword from La Roche, but Captain Renault apprehends her and returns to sword to La Roche.
2.
When I Grow Up (1951) as Dialogue Director
3.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Dialogue Director
Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott), sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith), on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett (Dennis O'Keefe), Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor.
4.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Dialogue Director
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.

Cast (feature film)

5.
6.
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946) as Ted Sloan
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
7.
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Robin Hood man
Robins Hood's son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
8.
Out of the Depths (1945) as Clayton Shepherd
9.
Hit the Hay (1945) as Ted Barton
10.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Jimmy Jones
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
11.
She's a Sweetheart (1944) as Paul
12.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as Bradley Miller
13.
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Gordon Pearson
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.

Producer (feature film)

14.
Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Producer
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
15.
Suddenly, Love (1978) as Producer
Young lovers -- she a child of the ghetto, determined to escape her violent, alcoholic parents, and he a socially prominent attorney with a long-standing health problem -- try to defy every obstacle to their romance and eventual marriage.
16.
Lives Of Jenny Dolan, The (1975) as Executive Producer
Veteran producer Ross Hunter came to television with this drama (a pilot for a prospective series) about a glamorous newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate the assassination of a political figure.
17.
Lost Horizon (1972) as Producer
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
18.
Airport (1970) as Producer
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
19.
Rosie (1967) as Executive Producer
Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win.
20.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) as Producer
A small-town girl hits the big city in search of romance Roaring Twenties style.
21.
Madame X (1966) as Producer
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
22.
The Pad (And How To Use It) (1966) as Producer
This is about a man who lives alone in his apartment and finds his ideal woman while going to the symphony. He dates her brings her to the pad, only to find out that she came to the symphony on a ticket she got from a coworker.
23.
The Art of Love (1965) as Producer
Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancTe, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide.
24.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Producer
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
25.
The Chalk Garden (1964) as Producer
A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married mother tries to get her back.
26.
Tammy and the Doctor (1963) as Producer
27.
If a Man Answers (1962) as Producer
Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend .
28.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Producer
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
29.
Back Street (1961) as Producer
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
30.
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Producer
31.
Portrait in Black (1960) as Producer
Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn are lovers who murder Lana's cruel, but wealthy husband, played by Lloyd Nolan. Since Quinn is her husband's physician, the murder is easily committed, but blackmail, guilt and suspicion are the unanticipated results.
32.
Midnight Lace (1960) as Producer
A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked.
33.
Pillow Talk (1959) as Producer
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
34.
A Stranger in My Arms (1959) as Producer
35.
Imitation of Life (1959) as Producer
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
36.
This Happy Feeling (1958) as Producer
On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on for help is the home of a retired actor and there she spends the rest of the night. He makes no passes and next morning she discovers young man who drove her from party is next door neighbor. The two men compete for her affections. Older man's zany live-in house-keeper and a seagull she has rescued provide comic relief.
37.
The Restless Years (1958) as Producer
Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and lies threaten their relationship in this small town drama.
38.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Producer
True story of a WWII pilot. Colonel Dean Hess, haunted by his accidental bombing of an orphanage in World War II, he re-enlists in 1950 and goes to Seoul to train Korean pilots, there he builds the local orphans a shelter and, aided by the woman he loves, engineers an astounding feat to rescue them.
39.
Interlude (1957) as Producer
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
40.
My Man Godfrey (1957) as Producer
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
41.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) as Producer
A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.
42.
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Producer
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
43.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Producer
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
44.
The Spoilers (1956) as Producer
45.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Producer
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
46.
One Desire (1955) as Producer
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
47.
Naked Alibi (1954) as Producer
Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?
48.
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Producer
49.
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as Producer
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
50.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Producer
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
51.
All I Desire (1953) as Producer
An actress who has been estranged from her family, returns to her hometown to see her daughter in a school play.
52.
Take Me to Town (1953) as Producer
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?
53.
Tumbleweed (1953) as Producer
54.
Flame of Araby (1952) as Associate Producer
55.
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) as Associate Producer
56.
Son of Ali Baba (1952) as Associate Producer
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!
57.
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) as Associate Producer
The "Silver Kid" is an orphan who is deputized by the marshal of Silver City to help rid the town of a gang of gold mine claim-jumpers who will kill anyone who stands in their way.
58.
Steel Town (1952) as Associate Producer
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
59.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Associate Producer
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...

Production Companies (feature film)

60.
The Chalk Garden (1964) as Company
A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married mother tries to get her back.
61.
The Thrill of It All (1963) as Company
A doctor tries to cope with his wife's newfound stardom as an advertising pitch woman.
62.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Company
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.

Cast (special)

63.
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (1991)
A special chronicling the life and career of actress Doris Day.
64.
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys (1975)
An hour of music and song with Mitzi Gaynor and a hundred fairly well-known guys.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

65.
Moneychangers (1976) as Producer
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

66.
Best Place to Be, The (1979) as Producer
A lavish romantic drama in true Ross Hunter style about a young widow whose life is complicated by a hippie daughter, a rebellious teenage son and an ill-starred love affair with a younger man -- and then a former suitor comes back into the picture. The film not only marked Donna Reed's TV movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence.

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