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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Atomic Kid (1954) as Assistant Director
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.
2.
Down Laredo Way (1953) as Assistant Director
3.
Bandits of the West (1953) as Assistant Director
Marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) learns of a plan to obstruct the promotion of natural gas in his town. Bud Galloway (Roy Barcroft), ranch boss for Jeff Chadwick (Trevor Bardette)who has just gained his release from prison, is the ringleader of the gang fighting the gas company, headed by Joanne Collier (Cathy Downs.) Galloway tampers the gas line and kills an old man, and Chadwick is blamed. Galloway, knowing that Lane suspects him, hires Dutch Clyburn (Robert Bice) to kill both Lane and Chadwick. Lane learns that Galloway framed Chadwick for the murder of Joanne's father. Galloway gets his in an explosion, Joanne and Steve Edrington (Ray Montgomery)look like they are going to team up, and Rocky and "Black Jack" ride out of town. Evidently heading for El Paso for "El Paso Stampede", as this was the next-to-last film in the series for Allan 'Rocky" Lane and His Stallion "Black Jack." Lane would go on to become the voice of TV's "Mr. Ed", while "Black Jack" retired to a pasture.
4.
Iron Mountain Trail (1953) as Assistant Director
5.
Woman in the Dark (1952) as Assistant Director
6.
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as Assistant Director
7.
Gobs and Gals (1952) as Assistant Director
8.
Black Hills Ambush (1952) as Assistant Director
Rocky arrives to help his friend Nugget whose shipments are being robbed. Learning the gang only goes for incoming shipments, he figures they are repacking the loot and having Nugget ship it out. So he hijacks the next outgoing shipment finding a box labeled tools contains gold bars. Then posing as an outlaw he makes a deal with the gang hoping to round them up. But the boss learns he is a Marshal and he is made a prisoner.
9.
Hoodlum Empire (1952) as Assistant Director
10.
Leadville Gunslinger (1952) as Assistant Director
11.
Lady Possessed (1952) as Assistant Director
12.
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Assistant Director
13.
Missing Women (1951) as Assistant Director
14.
Street Bandits (1951) as Assistant Director
15.
The Dakota Kid (1951) as Assistant Director
16.
Wells Fargo Gunmaster (1951) as Assistant Director
Rocky, Special Investigator for Wells Fargo, shows up just in time to save the stage from being robbed. Unable to find the mastermind, or even the outlaws who rob the stage, Rocky goes undercover as an outlaw. He goes to Cedarville after robbing the stage, with the help of the driver, and tries to find the big boss. What he does find is that the big boss has a permanent retirement plan as a payoff for the goods.
17.
Gunmen of Abilene (1950) as Assistant Director
Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner (Peter Brocco), who has discovered gold beneath the town and wishes complete possession. The gunmen rob supply wagons, burn houses, kill leading citizens and then the gang leader, Brink Fallon (Roy Barcroft), having acquired Rocky Lane's paper, poses as the new deputy marshal sent to bring order. Then the real Rocky Lane (Allan Lane as Allan "Rocky" Lane) shows up in his usual bad mood, and the tide begins to turn.
18.
California Passage (1950) as Assistant Director
19.
Trial Without Jury (1950) as Assistant Director
20.
The Showdown (1950) as Assistant Director
Shadrach Jones (William Elliott), ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he and Shadrach. At the saloon-hotel ran by Adelaide (Marie Windsor), Shadrach is convinced that one of the cowhands on a cattle drive by Captain McKellar (Walter Brennan) to Montana is the killer, and he takes the trail-herd boss job to identify the man. McKellar preaches to Jones that he should forget revenge and let the law of retribution take care of the killer. Shadrach's hard driving of the men and his hunt for the killer makes him bitterly hated, and his retribution quest ends in a manner he has not anticipated.
21.
House by the River (1950) as Assistant Director
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.
22.
The Missourians (1950) as Assistant Director
23.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) as Assistant Director
Treasury agents join a traveling circus to catch a band of gold robbers.
24.
The Capture (1950) as Assistant Director
25.
Covered Wagon Raid (1950) as Assistant Director
Under the leadership of a cutthroat named Grif (Dick Curtis), a band of outlaws has systematically been robbing and murdering settlers bound for the large Chandler ranch which has been cut up into small parcels of land for purchase. The postmaster, and operator of the Three Monkeys Saloon, Harvey Grimes (Alex Gerry) opens all mail addressed to Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), foreman of the Chandler ranch, and is able to tell who is coming to buy land. He passes the information along to the outlaws and they bring their hauls back to him. Some of the settlers are clients of the Mohican Insurance Company, which sends their ace agent, Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) to investigate. Rocky finds a piece of a watch fob that links Brag (Pierce Lyden), one of Grif's men, to the recent killing of a settler. When Brag becomes unduly nervous, Grif shoots him and lays the blame on Rocky, posing as an itinerant cowhand. Roy Chandler (Byron Barr), heir to the Chandler ranch, is a witness and is kidnapped and held captive in a hideout. Rocky reveals his true identity to Nugget and Gail Warren (Lyn Thomas), who innocently puts his life in danger just as he is about to unravel the mail-tampering scheme.
26.
The Wyoming Bandit (1949) as Assistant Director
Deputy Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to Dry Wells to bring in Wyoming Dan. He arrives just after a robbery where a man has been killed. He then finds Wyoming only to learn that the murdered man was Wyoming's son. Instead of bringing him in, the two join up and go after the killer.
27.
South of Rio (1949) as Assistant Director
28.
Omoo-Omoo The Shark God (1949) as Assistant Director
29.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Assistant Director
30.
Harbor of Missing Men (1949) as Assistant Director
31.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) as Assistant Director
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
32.
Renegades of Sonora (1948) as Assistant Director
As a valuable Indian tribal belt is being brought to the Indian Agent, Rocky Lane breaks up an attack on the courier. When the courier dies, Rocky delivers the belt to the Agent. But he quickly finds himself arrested for murder and learns not only is the belt missing, but the murdered Agent is not the man he gave the belt to.
33.
Carson City Raiders (1948) as Assistant Director
Frazier is out to stop Nugget's freight line. He has Starky impersonate the notorious outlaw Fargo Jack. But Rocky quickly realizes that the new Sheriff Tom was the real Fargo Jack and he sets out to trap the gang.
34.
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Assistant Director
35.
The Inside Story (1948) as Assistant Director
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
36.
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) as Assistant Director
Monty Crandall (James Ellison) is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager (Ruth Donnelly) with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife (Stephanie Bachelor) forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband (Grant Withers) is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric (Edward Everett Horton), that his problems are solved.
37.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as Assistant Director
38.
The Catman of Paris (1946) as Assistant Director
39.
Affairs of Geraldine (1946) as Assistant Director
40.
A Guy Could Change (1946) as Assistant Director
41.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Assistant Director
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
42.
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Assistant Director
43.
Mexicana (1945) as Assistant Director
44.
Along the Navajo Trail (1945) as Assistant Director
U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Lazy A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location. Songs include the title song and the famous "Cool Water."
45.
Bells of Rosarita (1945) as Assistant Director
Dale Evans inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner (Grant Withers) is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Dale's aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.
46.
The Phantom Speaks (1945) as Assistant Director
47.
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) as Assistant Director
48.
Utah (1945) as Assistant Director
When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East. But the plan backfires when Dorothy, thinking her ranch worthless, sells the real ranch at a fraction of it's value.
49.
Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944) as Assistant Director
Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) and Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) arrive on the scene too late to prevent the hold-up of the freight coach and the theft of a big bank shipment. Red's Aunt, the Duchess (Alice Fleming), operates the freight line and is unaware that banker Luther Jennings (LeRoy Mason) wants to scare her into selling him the freight line at a low figure. Jennings has Red's herd of horses stampeded, and makes it appear that Red staged a fake stampede in order to defraud the government. Captain Glover (Stephen Barclay) arrests Red, who maintains his innocence and persuades General Wingate (Stanley Andrews) to allow him to go after the real crook. Little Beaver accidently finds the gang's cave-hideout and Red and Captain Glover find evidence proving Red's innocence and incriminating Jennings.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

50.
Third Man on the Mountain (1959) as Production Manager
Based on a true story of a teen boy who made a vow to climb the Matterhorn in memory of his father who was killed in making the same attempt.
51.
Tonka (1958) as Production Manager
In Dakota territory in the 1870s, White Bull, a young Sioux, proves his manhood by catching and training a wild colt he names Tonka. When a cruel cousin claims the horse as the privilege of rank, White Bull lets Tonka go. The horse ends up in the hands of a captain in the US cavalry about the time that Sitting Bull gathers the tribes to confront the growing US presence, epitomized by the bigoted General Custer. All paths, including those of White Bull and Tonka, lead to the confluence of the Little and Big Horn rivers.
52.
The Light in the Forest (1958) as Production Manager
A young white boy, raised by Native Americans, is forced to return to white society following the signing of a peace treaty.
53.
Johnny Tremain (1957) as Prod supv
In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution.
54.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Unit Manager
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
55.
Ride the Man Down (1953) as Unit Manager
56.
Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Unit Manager
The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption...
57.
The Far Frontier (1948) as Production Manager
58.
Under California Stars (1948) as Production Manager
Roy has just finished his latest film and leaves for his ranch where he will be broadcasting a show celebrating his tenth year in movies. When Roy and Trigger arrive at his ranch he finds Cookie has hired his relatives. Caroline, the only relative that doesn't have a strong resemblance to Cookie, is the horse trainer. Bob Tells Roy a gang of men are hunting range horses. Roy puts a stop to hunting on his land. Pop decides there's money in kidnapping Trigger and demands a $100,000 ransom. McFarland's stepson, Ted, and his dog Tramp, run away and is found hiding in Roy's barn. A trap is set to catch the kidnappers ranch.
59.
Night Time in Nevada (1948) as Production Manager
Twenty years earlier Farrell killed his mining partner Andrews. Now Andrews daughter arrives to get her father's trust fund. Farrell having rustled Roy's cattle now takes her money from her Lawyer and lets her overhear false information of their next rustling job. With the posse at the wrong location, his men attack the cattle train and Roy on board find himself greatly outnumbered.
60.
Eyes of Texas (1948) as Production Manager
A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots with Ford's long-lost nephew and a pack of killer dogs to get it. U.S. Marshal Roy Rogers puts an end to her plans.

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