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Hugh McDowell

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Sound (feature film)

The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960) as Sound Engineer
Danny, son of a wealthy family, is running away from home. He meets Bix, a long-time drifter, who agrees to "mentor" Danny. Danny's naivete leads him to commit gaffe after gaffe, leaving Bix to straighten things out. But when they stop in a diner in the next town, Bix finds himself attracted to the waitress, Carrie, and is forced to reexamine his whole drifting career. Meanwhile, Jesse (Jack Elam) goes around creeping everyone out.
Blood Arrow (1958) as Sound
The Unknown Terror (1957) as Sound
The mysterious disappearance of Jim Wheatley (Charles Gray), while exploring a cave near a Mexican village, brings his sister, Gina (Mala Powers), and her husband, Dan Matthews (John Howard), to the territory to search for him. Embittered, crippled Pete Morgan (Paul Richards), insists on going along and reminds Dan that his condition is Dan's fault since it happened in an accident in which Pete saved Dan's life. Plus, Gina was Pete's sweetheart before the accident. Did we mention embittered? The party hears about an old Indian legend concerning the Cave of the Dead where human sacrifices were made to the Gods. Dr. Ramsey (Gerald Milton), married to a native girl, Concha (May Wynn), claims no knowledge of the cave, but he is here because the climate is ideal for rapid fungus growth for his work on cultivating fungus for antibiotics. You don't have to be from France to know that if the climate is good for fungus growth, a cave is even better but it takes Dan and Pete a while to get around to that.
Black Patch (1957) as Sound
George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Tom Pittman, Leo Gordon, House Peters, Jr., Peter Brocco, Strother Martin, & Sebastian Cabot as Frenchy De Vere. When the town marshall, a former Civil War veteran, is accused of murdering a former friend turned bank robber for the money, the township is thrown into a moral dilemma
The Searchers (1956) as Sound
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Canyon Crossroads (1955) as Sound Recording
A geology professor and his daughter go hunting for uranium in the modern West.
Limelight (1953) as Sound
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
Rancho Notorious (1952) as Sound
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
Chained for Life (1952) as Sound Recording
A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her.
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952) as Sound
The San Francisco Story (1952) as Sound
In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback.
The Scarf (1951) as Mixer
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
Second Chance (1950) as Sound Engineer
Champagne for Caesar (1950) as Sound Recording
What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake.
Port of New York (1949) as Sound
Lost Boundaries (1949) as Sound
A black family tries to build a new life by passing as white.
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Sound Recording
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
Impact (1949) as Sound Recording
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Relentless (1948) as Sound Recording
Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki. When his prize mare is stolen, cowboy Robert Young goes in pursuit of the culprit, only to learn that he is also being pursued by the law for a murder he didn''t commit
Open Secret (1948) as Sound Engineer
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Sound
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Sound
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Canon City (1948) as Sound
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
The Adventures of Don Coyote (1947) as Sound Recording
Near Border Flats, Don Cyote (Richard Martin, with a "Presenting" billing playing a role quite aptly described in the Comments section), and his friend Sancho (Val Carlor), are interrupted on their way to the fiesta by a fight. A quick intervention on their part prompts ranch owner Maggie Riley (Frances Rafferty, first billed everywhere but here) to hire them. Coyote and Sancho meet her surly, younger brother Ted (Bennie Bartlett) who is wanting Maggie to sell their cattle herd to pay off a bank loan before they lose the ranch. But when they try to drive a herd to market, a gang led by Big Foot Ferguson (Frank Fenton) drives off their cowhands. Ted finds a surveying plumb marked "United Pacific R.R." in a canyon by their ranch. He shows Sheriff Dave Sherman (Marc Cramer) and they learn that the railroad intends to buy a section of Maggie's land, thereby increasing its value. The next day, Coyote, Ted, the sheriff and three deputies drive Maggie's cattle toward Border Flats, and are waylaid by the Fenton gang. But where is Sancho who has disappeared on a mysterious mission?
The Jolson Story (1947) as Sound Recording
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
The Last Round-Up (1947) as Sd tech
Gene Autry (Gene Autry) attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City's mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason (Ralph Morgan.) Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol (Jean Heather), Gene is able to expose Mason's schemes.
Last of the Redmen (1947) as Sd tech
Hollywood Bound (1946) as Rec for {q}The Spirit of 1976{q}
Hollywood Bound (1946) as Rec for {q}A Night at the Biltmore Bowl{q}
Rolling Home (1946) as Sound Recording
Old time rodeo performer Raymond Hatton and his grandson, (Buzz Henry as Robert Dee 'Buzzy" Henry) arrive in a small town with an injured horse, and local minister Russell Hayden tends the horse's injured leg. Jean Parker, a wealthy but selfish young widow, lives in the town. The church is in debt but the minister's financial problems are eventually solved by the horse winning a surrey race, and the widow whose attitude has been softned by Hatton, Henry and Hayden. This was the first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in as an adult, and was brought about when the just-discharged-from-the-Navy Carey ran into producer William Berke on an Hollywood street corner. Berke, who had produced six sound westerns in the mid-30's starring the elder Carey, offered Carey Jr. a bit in this film. The first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in was in 1921, as an infant in one of his father's silent westerns. Even with a 25-year-gap between his "first" and second film, Carey's 80 years of work in films may be the longevity record.
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Unit mixer
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
Life with Blondie (1945) as Sound Recording
The Power of the Whistler (1945) as Sound Engineer
A young woman seeks an amnesiac''''s true identity in the clues in his pockets.
The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945) as Sound Recording
A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.
Shadows in the Night (1944) as Sound Engineer
A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.
The Whistler (1944) as Sound Engineer
A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive.
The Mark of the Whistler (1944) as Sound Engineer
A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him over the money in that account.
The Soul of a Monster (1944) as Sound Engineer
A mysterious woman saves a doctor''''s life at the price of his soul.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as Sd tech
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as Sound Engineer
The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) as Sound Engineer
A criminal psychologist searches for clues in an elderly crime victim's dreams.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Recording
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Make a Wish (1937) as Sound Engineer
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his widowed singer mother and Rathbone.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930) as Recording Engineer
Two insurance men try to help a runaway heiress run a hotel.
Dixiana (1930) as Recording Engineer
A circus star falls for a society playboy in 19th-century New Orleans.
Hit the Deck (1930) as Recording Engineer
Half Shot at Sunrise (1930) as Sound Recording
Two servicemen dodge military police during an unauthorized leave in Paris.
Rio Rita (1929) as Recording Engineer
A Texas Ranger finds love while tracking an outlaw.

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