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Director (feature film)

1.
Psycho (1960) as Phoenix loc dir
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
2.
Jeanne Eagels (1957) as Assistant Director
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
3.
No Time to Be Young (1957) as Assistant Director
(Dra '57,BW). Robert Vaughn, Roger Smith, Tom Pittman, Dorothy Green, Merry Anders, Kathy Nolan. Three teenager boys attempt to rob a supermarket resulting in the death of the store manager and dire consequences for the parties concerned. Several of the actors in this juvenile delinquent drama went on to become popular television stars - Robert Vaughn in THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., Roger Smith in 77 SUNSET STRIP, and Kathy Nolan in THE REAL McCOYS.
4.
Battle Stations (1956) as Assistant Director
5.
Apache Ambush (1955) as Assistant Director
President Lincoln enlists an Indian scout to guard a cattle drive.
6.
Masterson of Kansas (1955) as Assistant Director
Sheriff Bat Masterson joins forces with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to save a rancher framed for murder.
7.
Jungle Moon Men (1955) as Director
Priestess Oma is forever young in this Jungle Jim knockoff of "She" or the La of Opar stories from "Tarzan". The Jungle Jim type is played by Weissmuller using his own name.
8.
Pirates of Tripoli (1955) as Assistant Director
A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne.
9.
The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954) as Assistant Director
The young outlaw tries to go straight.
10.
The Miami Story (1954) as Assistant Director
Barry Sullivan, Luther Adler, John Baer, Adele Jergens, Beverly Garland, Dan Riss. Inspired by a U. S. Senate investigation, this documentary-styled melodrama pits a reformed gangster (posing as a Cuban racketeer) against a Miami syndicate chief. This Sam Katzman production features an introduction by Florida Senator George Smathers.
11.
The Saracen Blade (1954) as Assistant Director
Ricardo Montalban, Betta St. John, Rick Jason, Carolyn Jones, Whitfield Conner, Michael Ansara. A 13th century revenge drama set during the time of the Crusades in which a commoner exacts justice for the murder of this father by Count Siniscola and his son. Directed by William Castle ("The Tingler") and based on the novel by Frank Yerby.
12.
Jungle Man-Eaters (1954) as Assistant Director
13.
Battle of Rogue River (1954) as Assistant Director
A U.S. agent is caught between Oregon settlers and the Indians.
14.
Siege at Red River (1954) as 2nd Unit Director
A Cavalry captain tries to keep the Indians from getting their hands on Gatling Guns.
15.
Prisoners of the Casbah (1953) as Assistant Director
A typical Sam Katzman sand-and-sandals saga that is better than his later "Harem Scarum" only because this one doesn't have Elvis Presley. Gloria Grahame is the princess, Turhan Bey is the Captain of the Guard and Cesar Romero is the oily villain who has his sights set on Gloria and her father's throne. Romero and his henchmen cause Gloria, disguised as a boy (what a waste!), and Turhan to flee to the Casbah, where they plot to strike back at Romero.
16.
Serpent of the Nile (1953) as Assistant Director
Cleopatra seduces Marc Anthony into helping her conquer the world.
17.
Slaves of Babylon (1953) as Assistant Director
(Adv '53). Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Michael Ansara, Terrance Kilburn. This is William Castle's version of the classic Bible story in which the Israelites free themselves from the oppressive rule of Nebuchadnezzar. Julie Newmar makes a brief appearance as a specialty dancer in this typically tacky Sam Katzman production.
18.
Brave Warrior (1952) as Assistant Director
Jon Hall, Christine Larson, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara, Harry Cording. Set in Indiana just prior to the War of 1812, this western drama follows government agent Jon Hall as he attempts to expose the perpetrator of recent Indian insurrections.
19.
California Conquest (1952) as Assistant Director
A wealthy landowner leads the fight to leave Mexican rule and make California a state.
20.
Voodoo Tiger (1952) as Assistant Director
Jungle Jim helps an attractive research writer for the British museum clear up the mystery of a tiger cult in Africa while thwarting art thieves and bringing to justice a Nazi war criminal.
21.
A Yank in Indo-China (1952) as Assistant Director
22.
Last Train from Bombay (1952) as Assistant Director
An American diplomat is accused of murder during an Indian civil war.
23.
Battling Marshal (1950) as Assistant Director
24.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Assistant Director
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
25.
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as Assistant Director
26.
16 Fathoms Deep (1948) as Assistant Director
27.
Black Angel (1946) as Assistant Director
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
28.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Assistant Director
29.
Tangier (1946) as Assistant Director
30.
Little Miss Big (1946) as Assistant Director
31.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Assistant Director
32.
Shady Lady (1945) as Assistant Director
33.
Men in Her Diary (1945) as Assistant Director
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
34.
Frisco Sal (1945) as Assistant Director
Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murder.
35.
I'll Remember April (1945) as Assistant Director
36.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as Assistant Director
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
37.
Trail to Vengeance (1945) as Assistant Director
38.
Senorita from the West (1945) as Assistant Director
39.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as Assistant Director
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancTe of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
40.
Swingtime Johnny (1944) as Assistant Director
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
41.
The Climax (1944) as Assistant Director
Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer's fiancTe (Bey) rushes to save her in the film's climax.
42.
This Is the Life (1944) as Assistant Director
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
43.
Babes on Swing Street (1944) as Assistant Director
44.
White Savage (1943) as Assistant Director
45.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Assistant Director
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
46.
Calling Dr. Death (1943) as Assistant Director
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
47.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Assistant Director
Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Ludwig, obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power, is unaware that his various associates all have different ideas about whose brain is to be transplanted into the monster's skull.
48.
Fighting Bill Fargo (1942) as Assistant Director
Bill Fargo returns from prison to find Scanlon controlling the town including the Sheriff and the editor. First Scanlon has the Sheriff's opposition in the upcoming election murdered. Then when the editor confesses to Bill, he has him killed with Bill's gun. But the editor set off Scoops' camera just as he was shot and then left a dying note. Scoop finds the note and the inept photographer tries to develop the picture.
49.
You're Telling Me (1942) as Assistant Director
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
50.
North to the Klondike (1942) as Assistant Director
51.
Moonlight in Havana (1942) as Assistant Director
Singing Johnny Norton (Allan Jones) is the star catcher of the Blue Sox baseball team but he is suspended because of insubordination. Producer Barney Crane (William Frawley) hears Johnny singing and signs him to appear with Gloria Jackson (Jane Frazee), with the promise their first engagement will be in Havana. Johnny, hoping to get his baseball job back, is anxious to get to Cuba where the Blue Sox are having spring training. Patsy Clark (Marjorie Lord), daughter of Blue Sox owner, Joe Clark (Wade Boteler), helps Johnny get another chance with the team. But Johnny has fallen in love with Gloria and hates to walk out on his singing contract. Johnny's troubles are solved when rain prevents the important All-Star exhibition game which was scheduled for the same evening.
52.
Stagecoach Buckaroo (1942) as Assistant Director
53.
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) as Assistant Director
A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.
54.
Top Sergeant (1942) as Assistant Director
An Army jeep is forced off the road by fleeing bandits. Sergeant Dick Manson (Don Terry), his kid brother Jack (Gene Garrick), and Corporals Frenchy Devereaux (Leo Carrillo) and Andy Jarrett (Andy Devine) follow and are joined by a posse of deputy sheriffs. Three of the robbers are killed in a shoot-out, but one of them, Al Bennett (Don Porter), escapes after wounding Jack, who dies. Bennett figures a perfect hideout would be in the Army, and becomes one of the recruits assigned to Manson. He gets into trouble because of his attitude, and particularly with Manson when he gets the Colonel's daughter, Helen (Elyse Knox), into covering up his A.W.O.L. G-Men reveal that some of the bank money has been passed at a local jewellery store. When Manson learns that Bennett has given Helen a gift trinket, he jumps at the clue, and drives her down to question the jeweler. They find him murdered. At the Army war games, Bennett blows up a bridge and several men are killed, and he diverts the blame upon Frenchy and Andy, who are court martialed for negligent homicide. Manson discovers a witness who identifies Bennett as one of the bank robbers.
55.
Danger in the Pacific (1942) as Assistant Director
56.
Pittsburgh (1942) as Assistant Director
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
57.
Timber (1942) as Assistant Director
58.
Mug Town (1942) as Assistant Director
59.
'Frisco Lil (1942) as Assistant Director
60.
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941) as Assistant Director
61.
Rawhide Rangers (1941) as Assistant Director
62.
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as Asst dir [spec loc seq]
63.
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Assistant Director
64.
Arizona Cyclone (1941) as Assistant Director
65.
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941) as Assistant Director
Steve (Charles Lang), Skat(Eddie Quillan) and other members of a high-ridin', rug-cuttin' musical combo from Oklahoma set off to conquer Broadway, only to find that rhumba-rhythm is all the rage. They decide to sail for Havana to learn the rhythm and pick up the accent, and, on board the ship, Steve meets Rosita Alvarez (Helen Parrish) who is Cuba-bound with her father, Pop Alvarez (Leon Errol), a merry confidence man. All have problems they expect to be solved by Madame La Zonda (Lupe Velez), but they arrive and find that the exotic queen of the rhumba's night club has gone broke. Another confidence man, Beheegan (William Frawley), who has sold a few city halls in his day, provides the answer to everything; using a satchel filled with ill-gotten gains and under the watchful eyes of Alvin (Big Boy Williams), Gabby (Shemp Howard) and Maxwell (Frank Mitchell), he purchases several mythical plantations in South America from Pop.
66.
Men of the Timberland (1941) as Assistant Director
67.
The Masked Rider (1941) as Assistant Director
68.
Hit the Road (1941) as Assistant Director
69.
Law of the Range (1941) as Assistant Director
70.
A Dangerous Game (1941) as Assistant Director
71.
Man from Montana (1941) as Assistant Director
The sheriff (Johnny Mack Brown) - a cattleman at heart, but pledged to follow the law - is caught in the crossfire between the resident ranchers and the incoming homesteaders, made even worse when instigator Dunham (James Blaine) has his henchmen kill the homesteader leader Preston (Murdock MacQuarrie), wound the head of the cattlemen, Winchester Thompson (William Gould), and leaves the sheriff, whom both sides mistrust by now, to settle the escalated conflict.
72.
Give Us Wings (1940) as Assistant Director
73.
Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940) as Assistant Director
74.
Bad Man from Red Butte (1940) as Assistant Director
75.
Law and Order (1940) as Assistant Director
Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon brings law and order. When Daggetts men ambush him he kills Poe's brother. Poe then kills Bill's friend Brant and this leads to the showdown.
76.
Pony Post (1940) as Assistant Director
77.
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940) as Assistant Director
When Sam Osborne (Wilfred Lucas), owner of the Circle S Ranch, is killed by cattle rustler Bo Gillman (Dick Curtis), the outlaw is advised by crooked attorney Virgil Parker (Walter Soderling) to report the "mysterious" killing to Osborne's daughter, Helen (Nell O'Day) . Steve Logan (Johnny Mack Brown), a stranger, is jailed for the crime. He escapes and learns of Parker's scheme to steal the Circle S. Steve presents his Cattleman's Protective Association credentials to the sheriff (Edward Cassidy) and receives assurances of aid. Steve's former sweetheart, Mary Curtis (Lynn Merrick as Marilyn Merrick), confirms Parker's treachery. In a gun battle, Parker, Gillman and the rustlers are rounded up and the Circle S is saved for Helen. Steve and Mary take up their romance again.
78.
Son of Roaring Dan (1940) as Assistant Director
79.
Hero for a Day (1939) as Assistant Director
80.
One Hour to Live (1939) as Assistant Director
81.
Tropic Fury (1939) as Assistant Director
82.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Assistant Director
83.
The Missing Guest (1938) as Assistant Director
84.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Assistant Director
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
85.
Top of the Town (1937) as Assistant Director
86.
Trouble at Midnight (1937) as Assistant Director
87.
Westbound Limited (1937) as Assistant Director
88.
The Magnificent Brute (1936) as 2nd asst dir
89.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Assistant Director
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
90.
Don't Get Personal (1936) as Assistant Director
91.
Transient Lady (1935) as Assistant Director
92.
Diamond Jim (1935) as Assistant Director
93.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Assistant Director
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
94.
Werewolf of London (1935) as Assistant Director
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
95.
Wake Up and Dream (1934) as Assistant Director
96.
The Love Captive (1934) as Assistant Director
97.
Romance in the Rain (1934) as Assistant Director
98.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) as Assistant Director
A mad doctor tries to mix human and gorilla blood with deadly results.
99.
DrĂ¡cula (1931) as Assistant Director
I do not drink wine. Ancient vampire Count Dracula journeys by sea to London. It is there where he sets his sights on the blood of lovely Mina Seward and battles the stout Van Helsing. Based on the classic novel by Bram Stoker.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

100.
I Can't Escape (1934) as Production Manager

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