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Director (feature film)

This Island Earth (1955) as Assistant Director
Dr. Meacham is chosen along with others by the inhabitants of the planet Metaluna to do research that will help save their dying planet. However, an evil scheme is uncovered by the suspecting Dr. Meacham when he discovers the Metalunan's plan to take over Earth. Dr. Meacham then escapes an exploding Metalunan built Earth lab along with Dr. Adams only to be kidnapped while flying away in a small plane. A flying saucer wisks both the scientists off to Metaluna where they are held accountable for blowing up the Metalunan Earth lab during their escape. They later escape there with the help of Exeter the friendly Metalunan. Metaluna then self destructs and the Doctors make it safely back to Earth, which is saved from Metalunan invasion.
The Scarlet Coat (1955) as Assistant Director
An American officer goes undercover to unmask a Revolutionary War traitor.
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Assistant Director
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954) as Assistant Director
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) as Assistant Director
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
All American (1953) as Assistant Director
Law and Order (1953) as Assistant Director
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
The Veils of Bagdad (1953) as Assistant Director
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
Column South (1953) as Assistant Director
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
The Raiders (1952) as Assistant Director
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Assistant Director
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Assistant Director
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Assistant Director
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...
No Room for the Groom (1952) as Assistant Director
Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more delays to the consummation, caused by Lee's manipulative Mama and the flock of mostly obnoxious relatives with whom she's filled the house.
Double Crossbones (1951) as Assistant Director
Target Unknown (1951) as Assistant Director
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
Katie Did It (1951) as Assistant Director
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
The Lady Pays Off (1951) as Assistant Director
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana.
Weekend with Father (1951) as Assistant Director
Love blooms when two single parents send their children off to camp.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951) as Assistant Director
Little Egypt (1951) as Assistant Director
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Assistant Director
Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style.
The Desert Hawk (1950) as Assistant Director
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
City Across the River (1949) as Assistant Director
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the efforts of Franks's parents, he and pal Benny get involved in a serious crime. Can Stan Albert, head of the community center, prevent them from becoming full-time crooks?
Criss Cross (1949) as Assistant Director
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
Illegal Entry (1949) as Assistant Director
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Assistant Director
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Assistant Director
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Assistant Director
The Naked City (1948) as Assistant Director
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Assistant Director
Brute Force (1947) as Assistant Director
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Assistant Director
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Cuban Pete (1946) as Assistant Director
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Assistant Director
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
A Night in Paradise (1946) as Assistant Director
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Assistant Director
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Assistant Director
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Assistant Director
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as Assistant Director
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Assistant Director
Follow the Boys (1944) as Asst dir of Delta Rhythm Boys seq
Enter Arsene Lupin (1944) as Assistant Director
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) as Assistant Director
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.
Murder in the Blue Room (1944) as Assistant Director
Eyes of the Underworld (1943) as Assistant Director
We've Never Been Licked (1943) as Assistant Director
WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country?
Gung Ho! (1943) as Assistant Director
A Marine squadron takes on a heroic Pacific Island raid during WWII.
Saboteur (1942) as Assistant Director
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Almost Married (1942) as Assistant Director
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...
The Great Impersonation (1942) as Assistant Director
An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein (Ralph Bellamy), an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir Edward Dominey (Ralph Bellamy), with whom von Ragenstein went to school. He plots to kill Dominey and pose as the dead man.He learns about Dominey's broken marriage to Muriel (Evelyn Ankers) and his relation to Sir Ronald (Aubrey Mather), head of home defense. Back at the Dominey estate,Muriel is delighted with the change in Dominey, and Sir Ronald gives the spy a confidential position.The situation is complicated by Bardinet(Edward Norris), Muriel's admirer who, like von Regenstein, is under orders from Seaman (Henry Danielle), chief of the enemy agents. Another difficulty is Baroness Stephanie (Kaaren Verne), a spy who loves von Regenstein. The jealous Bardinet tells Muriel that Dominey is an imposter and she tells Sir Ronald. At Police headquarters Dominey reveals that, in Africa, it was actually von Regenstein that was killed and that he, Dominey posing as von Regenstein, has been playing the dual role in order to uncover the enemy leaders.
Men of Texas (1942) as Assistant Director
Arabian Nights (1942) as Assistant Director
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Paris Calling (1942) as Assistant Director
Cracked Nuts (1941) as Assistant Director
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
This Woman Is Mine (1941) as Assistant Director
Man Made Monster (1941) as Assistant Director
Lucky Devils (1941) as Assistant Director
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Assistant Director
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Hello Sucker (1941) as Assistant Director
Meet the Chump (1941) as Assistant Director
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Asst [dir, torpedo chase and flying seq]
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Assistant Director
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
Black Friday (1940) as Assistant Director
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Assistant Director
Sandy Is a Lady (1940) as Assistant Director
The Bank Dick (1940) as Assistant Director
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Assistant Director
Risky Business (1939) as Assistant Director
Unexpected Father (1939) as Assistant Director
Jimmy Hanley (Dennis O'Keefe) learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy (Sandra Lee Henville as Baby Sandy), so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko (Mischa Auer). Theatre manager Allen Rand (Donald Briggs) threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana (Shirley Ross) squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition.
Tower of London (1939) as Assistant Director
An ambitious duke uses his executioner henchman to kill his way to the crown.
The Sun Never Sets (1939) as Assistant Director
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own.
Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) as Assistant Director
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
Son of Frankenstein (1939) as Assistant Director
The legendary scientist''s son is tempted to resume his father''s horrible experiments.
Freshman Year (1938) as Assistant Director
Goodbye Broadway (1938) as Assistant Director
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Assistant Director
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
Little Tough Guy (1938) as Assistant Director
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
Forbidden Valley (1938) as Assistant Director
Service De Luxe (1938) as Assistant Director
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.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Assistant Director
Little Tough Guys in Society (1938) as Assistant Director
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Assistant Director
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Personal Secretary (1938) as Assistant Director
Prescription for Romance (1937) as Assistant Director
Reported Missing (1937) as Assistant Director
Some Blondes Are Dangerous (1937) as Assistant Director
The Mighty Treve (1937) as Assistant Director
When Love Is Young (1937) as Assistant Director
The Lady Fights Back (1937) as Assistant Director
As Good As Married (1937) as Assistant Director
The Invisible Ray (1936) as Assistant Director
A scientist becomes contaminated resulting in the death of anything he touches.
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936) as Assistant Director
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Assistant Director
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
Sutter's Gold (1936) as Assistant Director
Crash Donovan (1936) as Assistant Director
The Magnificent Brute (1936) as Assistant Director
Nobody's Fool (1936) as Assistant Director
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as Assistant Director
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
A Notorious Gentleman (1935) as Assistant Director
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Assistant Director
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Assistant Director
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
I'll Tell the World (1934) as Assistant Director
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Assistant Director
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Assistant Director
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
Affairs of a Gentleman (1934) as Assistant Director
The Poor Rich (1934) as Assistant Director
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933) as Assistant Director

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Unconquered (1947) as Prod staff
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.

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