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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
Hard to Handle (1933) as Composer
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
2.
Hello, Everybody! (1933) as Composer
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
3.
The Prodigal (1931) as Composer
A wealthy southern boy takes to the road as a hobo.

Art Director (feature film)

4.
Hellinger's Law (1981)
In this pilot to a followup series to his "Kojak", Telly Savalas is a flamboyant criminal lawyer who takes on the case of the syndicate's accountant--actually a Justice Department plant who has infiltrated the mob--accused of murdering a local TV newscaster. Hellinger finds that not only does the g
5.
Kingston: The Power Play (1976)
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
6.
McNaughton's Daughter (1976)
A series pilot about a female deputy district attorney, here assigned the task of trying to pin a murder rap on a "saint," a beloved religious crusader accused of killing her young lover. The subsequent series ran for three episodes.
7.
Chadwick Family, The (1974)
After many years with "My Three Sons" Fred MacMurray made his TV movie debut in this pilot about a concerned father whose brood consists of one son, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and the Chinese-American boyfriend of the youngest girl. The concept worked better later as "Eight Is Enough."
8.
Unwed Father (1974)
A teenage father battles with his girlfriend, her wealthy parents, his own family and the courts in his attempt to gain legal custody of his illegitimate child. C. O'Brien, credited with writing the story and co-writing the teleplay actually is Carol Sobieski, who had her name removed.
9.
My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (1973)
In this sequel to "All My Darling Daughters" (1972) all the darling daughters get as anniversary presents the news that their widowed dad is about to get married. This film reunited Robert Young and Ruth Hussey after those golden years at MGM in "Honolulu," "Maisie," "Northwest Passage," and "H.M. P
10.
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1972)
The oft-filmed Conan Doyle classic (it had been made at least eight times previously) and the first American color version about how Holmes and Watson solve the baffling murder of an heir to the Baskerville fortune on the misty English moors. This was the pilot to a prospective Sherlock Holmes serie
11.
City, The (1971)
Quinn's powerhouse TV-movie debut as a shirt-sleeved mayor in Albuquerque who solves urban as well as personal problems later led him to reprise the role in the brief (1971) series that was retitled "The Man and the City."
12.
Howling in the Woods, A (1971)
The "other side" of the co-stars of TV's long-running "I Dream of Jeannie" shows up in this chiller about a disillusioned housewife vacationing in the wilds, her incompatible husband who is trying to get her to come home, and a starving dog with a baleful howl.
13.
Death of a Gunfighter (1969) as Art Director
Even though Marshal Frank Patch has kept the peace in Cottonwood Springs for over twenty years, he is now the laughing stock of the town liberals who want some new blood in the Marshall's Office. When Patch shoots the drunken Luke Mills in self-defense they get the excuse they had been waiting for.
14.
Backtrack (1969) as Art Director
Trampas, a cowhand from Medicine Bow, Wyoming, is sent to Mexico to buy a bull for his employer. The ranch foreman warns him to watch out for himself in Laredo, a tough town on the Texas/Mexican border. Despite the warning, in a western version of the Dumas classic, "The Three Musketeers", Trampas manages to get himself engaged to fight three separate Texas Rangers within an hour of his arrival. Unlike D'Artagnan, he has no notion of actually fighting the Rangers: all he wants is out of Laredo. He's on his way out of town when he runs into the three Rangers--who turn out to be partners--on their way to track down a missing train carrying a payroll. The Rangers, learning Trampas is headed in the same direction they are, suggest they all ride together--that way, they can fight him after they have fulfilled their mission. Without much choice, Trampas wryly agrees. When they find the train, however, they quickly forget their quarrels--the train was robbed and everyone aboard killed, except for one infant covered by his mother's body. Concerned the baby won't survive long without care, they proceed across the Rio Grande to the nearest town, where they know of a cantina owner with innumerable children. They get the baby to Mama Dolores, but not without run-ins with Mexican Urales and marauding Yaquis. Somewhere along the way, the Rangers begin to suspect it was the Yaquis who robbed the train--but Yaquis don't rob trains and they have no use for money...and where did they get those fancy new rifles?
15.
Jigsaw (1968) as Art Director
An amnesiac tries to recover his memory and begins to find out he was involved in a murder plot.
16.
Three Guns for Texas (1968) as Art Director
Our heroes, Texas Rangers based in Laredo, are joined by a pompous and persnickity constable who plans to civilize and modernize law enforcement in Texas according to methods he's developed in nine years of law enforcement in New Hampshire. He accompanies them on an adventure in which they encounter the wily outlaw, Linda Littletrees. They lose Linda, but they do get rid of the constable only to be joined by an old friend of Reese's, a man who believes himself to be a jinx--with some reason. They set out again to capture Linda, but Linda gets a look at Joe with his shirt off and falls in love. She has him captured and tied up so she can marry him, and the other Rangers must rescue him. Joe escapes unscathed and Cletus breaks his jinx, but Linda eludes capture once more.
17.
Valley of Mystery (1967) as Art Director
An airliner crashes in the South American jungle and among the survivors is a convicted killer and the lawman entrusted to transport him.
18.
Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) as Art Director
19.
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966) as Art Director
At the end of the Civil War, a million-dollar gold shipment is hijacked and buried in the desert. One man who knows where it is hidden sets out to get it, but he must fight off outlaws who are also after it and rampaging Apaches.
20.
I've Always Loved You (1946) as Architecture
A conductor means to destroy the career of a former student, pianist Myra Hassman. Showing no mercy, he conspires to ruin her even as she wrestles with Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall.

Art Director (special)

21.
Bobby Parker and Company (1974) as Art Direction
The story of the somewhat self-obsessed Bobby Parker, as seen through his eyes only. The other characters are only significant insofar as they have some relation to Bobby, and in fact are only referred to as, for instance, "Bobby's wife," or "Bobby's mother," etc. Bobby thinks of these intrusive fig

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

22.
Gossip Columnist, The (1980) as Art Direction
23.
Last Convertible, The (1979)
A star-laden adaptation by three writers and three directors of Anton Myrer's sprawling novel tracing the lives of five Harvard roommates of the class of '44 and follows them through the next thirty years. King, Boxleitner, Albert, Shea and Nouri are the five in this three-part six-hour miniseries,
24.
Little Women (1978)
A lavish fourth filming of the classic novel of New England family life in the 1860s (previously made in 1919, 1933 and 1949), and the sixth (at least) TV presentation, sparking a weekly series that began in January 1979. Dorothy McGuire, playing Marmee here and in the series, had been scheduled to

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

25.
Women in White (1979)
Soap opera set in a big city hospital where dedication and professionalism vie with jealousy, romance and rivalry among staff members and the newly-appointed Chief of Staff (Susan Flannery), who attempts to run the place despite her personal problems. Initially presented over three consecutive weeks

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