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Director (feature film)

1.
Diamond Head (1963) as Assistant Director
A rich Hawaiian pineapple grower tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister.
2.
The Magic Sword (1962) as Assistant Director
A good witch''''s son uses his mother''''s magic to rescue a princess from an evil sorcerer.
3.
I Passed for White (1960) as Assistant Director
4.
Dinosaurus! (1960) as Assistant Director
Caribbean engineers accidentally revive a frozen caveman and two dinosaurs.
5.
A Dog of Flanders (1960) as Assistant Director
A Dutch boy''''s loyal dog helps him fight for his dream of becoming an artist.
6.
The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959) as Assistant Director
Michael Landon, Jo Morrow, Jack Hogan, Richard Rust, Dee Pollock, Ken Lynch, Ralph Moody. Unaware that the Civil War is over, a trio of Confederate soldiers rob a Union stagecoach, killing two men, and bringing about their own downfall. Ted Post (HANG ''EM HIGH) directs this fatalistic western which features The Kingston Trio performing the popular theme song over the title credits.
7.
Paratroop Command (1959) as Assistant Director
8.
The Sad Horse (1959) as Assistant Director
9.
The Alligator People (1959) as Assistant Director
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that¿s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family¿s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
10.
Thundering Jets (1958) as Assistant Director
Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot involving him, another officer, and a pretty young lady. Exciting flight sequences, filmed at Edwards (Muroc) Air Force Base, California, showcases Reason and other "pilots" going off into the wild blue [black & white] yonder, in wide screen Regalscope (CinemaScope).
11.
War of the Colossal Beast (1958) as Assistant Director
A mysterious series of food truck robberies makes government officials doubt that the 60-foot tall Colossal Man is dead. He is discovered in a desolate mountain range in Mexico, insane and horribly disfigured. The military drugs him and transports him back to America where he promptly escapes and wreaks havoc on a city.
12.
How to Make a Monster (1958) as Assistant Director
Harris stars as an obsessed makeup artist specializing in horror special effects. When the studio he works for decides horror films are no longer worth producing, he goes mad and finds an insidious way to seek his revenge.
13.
Joy Ride (1958) as Assistant Director
Paul (Rad Fulton) and three other punks, Arnie (Nicholas King), Vince (Robert Levin) and Dirk (Jim Bridges), are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles (Regis Toomey) who orders them away and is met with a barrage of fifthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife (Ann Doran). Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in tears, Paul begs to be allowed to stop his "joy ride." Miles directs him to pull up in front of the police station and Paul's arrest is followed by that of the other three boys.
14.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Assistant Director
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
15.
Johnny Rocco (1958) as Assistant Director
16.
The Deerslayer (1957) as Assistant Director
In the wilderness of early Colonial days, trapper Tom Hutter lives with his two daughters in an isolated floating fort. Tom's one-man vendetta against Indians has brought the wrath of the Hurons down on him...thereby garnering the reluctant aid of wilderness wanderer Deerslayer and his Mohican blood-brother, Chingachgook. Among adventures, violence and escapes, a batch of dirty secrets emerges...
17.
Apache Warrior (1957) as Assistant Director
18.
Under Fire (1957) as Assistant Director
On the same day that he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary valor in the European campaign during World War II, Sergeant Joe Dusak (Harry Morgan as Henry Morgan) is charged with desertion during combat by a military court. Also summoned to testify are Corporal Crocker (John Locke), Corporal Quinn (Gregory La Fayette)and Private Pope (Robert Levin), the only surviving members of a patrol led by Dusak. The charges stem from a patrol into the Black Forest of Germany in which Dusak claims the patrol got lost. Sergeant William Hutchins (Karl Lucas) testifies that he ran into Dusak's patrol, and the men were laughing and not lost.
19.
She Devil (1957) as Director
20.
Duel at Apache Wells (1957) as Assistant Director
21.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Assistant Director
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.
22.
Come Next Spring (1956) as Assistant Director
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old sun nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansaw in the 1920's.
23.
Timberjack (1955) as Assistant Director
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
24.
The Last Command (1955) as Assistant Director
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
25.
The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955) as Assistant Director
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay.
26.
Flight Nurse (1954) as Assistant Director
27.
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Assistant Director
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
28.
Tobor the Great (1954) as Assistant Director
As projected here, a thinly-disguised NASA, working with nuclear rockets, is ready for manned flights in the mid-fifties...but Dr. Ralph Harrison doesn't think so, and resigns in protest. Colleague Prof. Nordstrom promptly enlists his aid in developing an alternative robot Spaceman! Naturally, foreign spies are keenly interested... Uses documentary footage of early space research.
29.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Assistant Director
30.
Hell's Half Acre (1954) as Assistant Director
31.
Champ for a Day (1953) as Assistant Director
32.
The Bigamist (1953) as Assistant Director
A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.
33.
City That Never Sleeps (1953) as Assistant Director
Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has an illegal mission for Johnny that could put him in a financial position to act. But other, conflicting schemes are also in progress...
34.
San Antone (1953) as Assistant Director
35.
Sweethearts on Parade (1953) as Assistant Director
36.
Rose of Cimarron (1952) as 2d asst dir
37.
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952) as Assistant Director
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him.
38.
The Last Musketeer (1952) as Assistant Director
A cattle buyer gets mixed up in a brutal war over water rights.
39.
Breakdown (1952) as Assistant Director
40.
Thunderbirds (1952) as Assistant Director
41.
Desperadoes' Outpost (1952) as Assistant Director
42.
Arizona Manhunt (1951) as Assistant Director
43.
The Sea Hornet (1951) as Assistant Director
44.
Rough Riders of Durango (1951) as Assistant Director
Marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) comes to the aid of Sheriff Bill Walters (Russ Ford) who is having a hard time trying to save the local farmers and ranchers from raids and hi-jackings. With Banker Johnson (Hal Price) about to foreclose on all their ranches and farms, the sheriff arranges for them to get a $40,000 advance on their next grain shipment so that they can pay off their notes at the bank. But the town's supposedly honest and harmless harness maker, John Blake (Steve Darrell), who is the brains behind the gang, has the messenger killed and the money stolen.
45.
Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951) as Assistant Director
46.
Thunder in God's Country (1951) as Assistant Director
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty (Ian MacDonald) arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a gambling resort. Fronting for him is hotel owner Carson Masterson (Paul Harvey) who is running for mayor against incumbent Larkin (Harry Cheshire). Smitty is counting on Masterson winning the election and getting rid of Marshal Tim Gallery (Harry Lauter) and his deputy, Happy Hooper (Buddy Ebsen). Newspaper editor Bill Stafford (John Ridgely) confronts Smitty about his past and the convict beats him to death. Masterson uses the killing as a campaign issue, and blasts away at Larkin's inability to catch the killer, while the crooks are also able to frame Happy as a tool of the gambling interests. Western artist Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a WW II Air Force buddy of Tim and Happy arrives on an assignment from a national magazine and becomes involved in the troubles facing his pals and the Mayor.
47.
Fort Dodge Stampede (1951) as Assistant Director
Outlaws took $30,000 from the Adams Bank, but one of them double crossed everyone and hid the money in old Fort Dodge, Nevada. As old Fort Dodge is out of his jurisdiction, Rocky takes a vacation there and finds that everything is owned by old Skeeter, who knows nothing about the hidden money. But the Pike gang is also in town looking for the money and Rocky wants the money and the head bandit. When settlers come to town, he devises a plan to catch all the bad ones and get the money back for the Adams Bank.
48.
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.
49.
The Missourians (1950) as Assistant Director
50.
Trial Without Jury (1950) as Assistant Director
51.
Unmasked (1950) as Assistant Director
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
52.
The Old Frontier (1950) as Assistant Director
53.
Rustlers on Horseback (1950) as Assistant Director
54.
Frisco Tornado (1950) as Assistant Director
U.S. marshal sets out to end an insurance scam: salesmen provide cowtown folk with insurance against outlaw activity, outlaws who work for the insurance salesmen.
55.
Redwood Forest Trail (1950) as Assistant Director
Arthur Cameron (Pierre Watkin) has spent many years establishing the mountain forest community of New Horizon for underprivileged boys. His chief assistant is Hattie Hickory (Jane Darwell) who cooks and acts as a foster mother for the boy. The property is in danger of reverting to Julie Westcott (Jeff Donnell), whose father Sam Westcott (Bob Burns) has recently being killed by riding his horse into a rope stretched across the trail, and she believes the New Horizon boys to be responsible. She is determined to end the Cameron project and to sell the property to lumber king Bart Bryant (Joseph Granby). Actually behind the trouble is her attorney, Craig Danvers (Marten Lamont), who is in debt to Bryant, who has agreed to take the New Horizon property in payment of the debt. Danvers, with the help of his henchmen Curley (John Cason) and Lush Mason (Robert W. Wood), pulled off the killing through one of the New Horizon boys, Two-Bits (Jimmy Ogg), who just thought he was playing a trick on Westcott. Into this situation rides Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a young official of the American Forestry League, and his sidekick "Alfalfa" Donahue (billed as Carl Switzer).
56.
Pioneer Marshal (1950) as Assistant Director
57.
Powder River Rustlers (1949) as Assistant Director
58.
Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949) as Assistant Director
Having been framed for murder, the half-breed Joe Bearclaws escapes from prison and Ranger Steve Howard goes after him. He catches up with him in the Cherokee Strip where he has no authority. Joe is then framed for another murder and this time Steve knows he is innocent and goes after the real killer.
59.
San Antone Ambush (1949) as Assistant Director
60.
Rose of the Yukon (1949) as Assistant Director
61.
Daughter of the Jungle (1949) as Assistant Director
62.
Flaming Fury (1949) as Assistant Director
63.
Rimfire (1949) as Assistant Director
64.
The Denver Kid (1948) as Assistant Director
When Border Patrol Lieut. Roberts is killed, it appears that his brother Tim was the killer. To clear the Robert's name for his boss, Lieut. Rocky Lane heads south of the border posing as an outlaw. He hopes to get in with the gang and find Tim who is using an assumed name. As always, Nugget is there to help.
65.
Campus Honeymoon (1948) as Assistant Director
66.
The Wild Frontier (1947) as Assistant Director
Outlaws are in control of the land so the town of Clayton City writes the governor for an honest marshal. That marshal is Frank Lane, who brings his son Rocky with him. They are attacked on the way to town by bandits, but Jimmy arrives in time to drive them off. In town, Marshal Lane figures that Saddles is the man behind the outlaw gang, but Saddles kills Lane before he can jail him. With no witnesses, they blame Nugget for the killing and Jimmy is gunning for him. Rocky decides to use the insurance money as bait to smoke out the outlaws and the head man.
67.
Along the Oregon Trail (1947) as Assistant Director
The period is the 1840's and Greg Thurston is out to establish his own empire out of a large area of the west. He needs rifles to give to the Indians but Monte Hale breaks up his attack on the supply train. But when they get them by robbing the warehouse, Monte suspects Thuston who had the other key. He follows Thurston only to be caught by him just as Thurston launches his final big attack.
68.
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) as Assistant Director
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.

Producer (feature film)

69.
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) as Producer
70.
Badlands of Montana (1957) as Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

71.
Follow That Dream (1962) as Production Manager
A family of squatters takes on a gambling chieftain and a corrupt social worker.
72.
The Magic Sword (1962) as Production Manager
A good witch''''s son uses his mother''''s magic to rescue a princess from an evil sorcerer.
73.
The Great Impostor (1961) as Unit Publicist
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
74.
The Secret Ways (1961) as Production Manager
Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the boulder posing as journalists, but they encounter a problem. The staunch freedom fighter doesn't want to go!
75.
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) as Prod supv
Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by the police, unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme.
76.
A Dog of Flanders (1960) as Production Manager
A Dutch boy''''s loyal dog helps him fight for his dream of becoming an artist.
77.
Paratroop Command (1959) as Production Manager
78.
The Alligator People (1959) as Production Manager
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that¿s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family¿s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
79.
The Sad Horse (1959) as Production Manager
80.
War of the Colossal Beast (1958) as Production Manager
A mysterious series of food truck robberies makes government officials doubt that the 60-foot tall Colossal Man is dead. He is discovered in a desolate mountain range in Mexico, insane and horribly disfigured. The military drugs him and transports him back to America where he promptly escapes and wreaks havoc on a city.
81.
Escape from Red Rock (1958) as Production Manager
82.
Thundering Jets (1958) as Production Manager
Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot involving him, another officer, and a pretty young lady. Exciting flight sequences, filmed at Edwards (Muroc) Air Force Base, California, showcases Reason and other "pilots" going off into the wild blue [black & white] yonder, in wide screen Regalscope (CinemaScope).
83.
How to Make a Monster (1958) as Production Manager
Harris stars as an obsessed makeup artist specializing in horror special effects. When the studio he works for decides horror films are no longer worth producing, he goes mad and finds an insidious way to seek his revenge.
84.
The Deerslayer (1957) as Production Manager
In the wilderness of early Colonial days, trapper Tom Hutter lives with his two daughters in an isolated floating fort. Tom's one-man vendetta against Indians has brought the wrath of the Hurons down on him...thereby garnering the reluctant aid of wilderness wanderer Deerslayer and his Mohican blood-brother, Chingachgook. Among adventures, violence and escapes, a batch of dirty secrets emerges...
85.
Apache Warrior (1957) as Production Manager
86.
Kronos (1957) as Production Manager
Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it.
87.
Under Fire (1957) as Production Manager
On the same day that he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary valor in the European campaign during World War II, Sergeant Joe Dusak (Harry Morgan as Henry Morgan) is charged with desertion during combat by a military court. Also summoned to testify are Corporal Crocker (John Locke), Corporal Quinn (Gregory La Fayette)and Private Pope (Robert Levin), the only surviving members of a patrol led by Dusak. The charges stem from a patrol into the Black Forest of Germany in which Dusak claims the patrol got lost. Sergeant William Hutchins (Karl Lucas) testifies that he ran into Dusak's patrol, and the men were laughing and not lost.
88.
Mohawk (1956) as Production Manager
When a Boston artist is commissioned to paint landscapes, he gets caught up in a land war between settlers and the Mohawks.
89.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Production Manager
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.

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