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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 1977
Born: December 5, 1897 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Columbus, Georgia, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
The Angel Wore Red (1960) as Director
A priest and a prostitute fall in love during the Spanish Civil War.
2.
The Man Who Understood Women (1959) as Director
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
3.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as Director
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
4.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Director
5.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Director
A public relations man must cope with revelations about a wartime romance.
6.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Director
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
7.
Black Widow (1954) as Director
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
8.
Night People (1954) as Director
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
9.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Fill-In Director
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.

Cast (feature film)

10.
The Big Show (1957) as

Writer (feature film)

11.
Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission (1985) as Characters As Source Material
A renegade U.S. Army major is pressured to once again lead a motley gang of GIs on a secret wartime mission -- a suicide assignment behind German lines to thwart an assassination plot against Hitler -- in this TV-movie sequel to the hit 1967 theatrical adventure film, with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel repeating their original roles. This filmed-in-Great Britain movie technically marked Lee Marvin''s first TV movie -- technically, since the first one he did, "The Killers" (with Ronald Reagan) in 1964, was at the time deemed too violent for TV and was released theatrically instead. It also marked his sixth time teaming on film with Ernest Borgnine.
12.
Dark Mirror (1984) as From Screenplay ("Dark Mirror")
A psychotic murderer who has killed her lover, a wealthy attorney, sets out to frame her identical twin sister for the crime in this remake of the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie starring Olivia de Havilland and Lew Ayres. Jane Seymour plays both sisters, as de Havilland had done, and Stephen Collins (in
13.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Screenwriter
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.
14.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Screenwriter
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
15.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963) as Screenwriter
A father attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble which leads to scandal.
16.
Cleopatra (1963) as Scr cons for original production
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
17.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) as Screenwriter
A husband and wife spend a holiday at the beach with their extensive family.
18.
The Angel Wore Red (1960) as Screenwriter
A priest and a prostitute fall in love during the Spanish Civil War.
19.
Flaming Star (1960) as Screenwriter
Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites.
20.
The Man Who Understood Women (1959) as Screenwriter
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
21.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Screenwriter
22.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as Screenwriter
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
23.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Screenwriter
A public relations man must cope with revelations about a wartime romance.
24.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Screenwriter
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
25.
Black Widow (1954) as Screenwriter
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
26.
Night People (1954) as Screenwriter
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
27.
My Cousin Rachel (1953) as Screenwriter
When Philip Ashley's much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose dies, he is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel to inherit his wealth. But when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have been unfounded. But were they, or is Rachel just trying to use Philip to get at the estate Ambrose left to him instead of to her? And will she murder him next?
28.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) as Screenwriter
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
29.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Screenwriter
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.
30.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Screenwriter
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
31.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Scr of "The Ransom of Red Chief"
Five stories reveal O. Henry''''s gift for the surprise ending.
32.
The Desert Fox (1951) as Screenwriter
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
33.
The Long Dark Hall (1951) as Screenwriter
A naive family man is framed for the murder of his showgirl girlfriend.
34.
The Mudlark (1950) as Screenwriter
In 1875 London, young Wheeler, who lives by scavenging, finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, prime minister Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion
35.
Three Came Home (1950) as Screenwriter
A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
36.
Everybody Does It (1949) as Screenwriter
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
37.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Screenwriter
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
38.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Writ for the scr by
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
39.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Screenwriter
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
40.
Along Came Jones (1945) as Wrt for the scr by
A mild-mannered cowboy is mistaken for a notorious outlaw.
41.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Written for Screen by
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
42.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Written for Screen by
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
43.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Written for Screen by
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
44.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Wrt for the scr by
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides.
45.
The Pied Piper (1942) as Written for Screen by
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
46.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Written for Screen by
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
47.
Moontide (1942) as Contract Writer
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
48.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Wrt for the scr by
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
49.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Contract Writer
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
50.
Tobacco Road (1941) as Screenwriter
A patriarch of a large rural Southern clan are threatened to be thrown off their land.
51.
Chad Hanna (1940) as Screenwriter
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
52.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Screenwriter
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
53.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Screenwriter
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
54.
Jesse James (1939) as Orig scr
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
55.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Screenwriter
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
56.
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as Screenwriter
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
57.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Screenwriter
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
58.
Dimples (1936) as Orig idea
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
59.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Contract Writer
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
60.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Screenwriter
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
61.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Screenwriter
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables.
62.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Contract Writer
63.
Baby Face Harrington (1935) as Screenwriter
A milquetoast has to fight off cops and gangsters when he''''s mistaken for a criminal.
64.
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) as Screenwriter
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
65.
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Screenwriter
66.
Kid Millions (1934) as Orig scr and story
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
67.
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Story
68.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Screenwriter
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
69.
Mama Loves Papa (1933) as Screenwriter
70.
A Bedtime Story (1933) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

71.
The Man Who Understood Women (1959) as Producer
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
72.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Producer
73.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as Producer
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
74.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Producer
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
75.
Night People (1954) as Producer
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
76.
Black Widow (1954) as Producer
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
77.
My Cousin Rachel (1953) as Producer
When Philip Ashley's much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose dies, he is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel to inherit his wealth. But when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have been unfounded. But were they, or is Rachel just trying to use Philip to get at the estate Ambrose left to him instead of to her? And will she murder him next?
78.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) as Producer
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
79.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Producer
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
80.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Producer
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.
81.
The Desert Fox (1951) as Producer
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
82.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Producer
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
83.
The Mudlark (1950) as Producer
In 1875 London, young Wheeler, who lives by scavenging, finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, prime minister Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion
84.
Three Came Home (1950) as Producer
A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
85.
Everybody Does It (1949) as Producer
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
86.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Producer
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
87.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Producer
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
88.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Producer
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
89.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Producer
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides.
90.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Producer
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
91.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Producer
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
92.
The Pied Piper (1942) as Producer
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
93.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Producer
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
94.
Chad Hanna (1940) as Associate Producer
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
95.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Associate Producer
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
96.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Associate Producer
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
97.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Associate Producer
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
98.
Jesse James (1939) as Associate Producer
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
99.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Associate Producer
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
100.
Slave Ship (1937) as Associate Producer
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
101.
Café Metropole (1937) as Associate Producer
102.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Associate Producer
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
103.
Love Under Fire (1937) as Associate Producer
104.
The Country Doctor (1936) as Associate Producer
105.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Associate Producer
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
106.
Dimples (1936) as Associate Producer
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
107.
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as Associate Producer
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
108.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Associate Producer
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
109.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Associate Producer
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables.

Music (feature film)

110.
The Pied Piper (1942) as Composer
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.

Production Companies (feature film)

111.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Company
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
112.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Company
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
113.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Company
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.

Writer (special)

114.
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) as Segment Screenwriter ("Something'S Got To Give")
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u

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