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Director (feature film)

The Omega Man (1971) as Assistant Director
The only human survivor of a biological war fights to end a plague that has turned everybody else into monsters.
Red Sky at Morning (1971) as Assistant Director
A young boy adjusts to moving to a new town, as the experiences and people he meets mature him unexpectedly.
Airport (1970) as Assistant Director
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) as Assistant Director
A smuggled toucan escapes from New York customs and infects every downtrodden person in the city with a virus that causes them to be happy and generous.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Assistant Director
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
36 Hours (1965) as Assistant Director
Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
Twilight of Honor (1963) as Assistant Director
A struggling lawyer takes on a controversial murder case that could make or break him.
The Hook (1963) as Assistant Director
Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they''''re ordered to execute an enemy soldier.
Escape from Zahrain (1962) as Assistant Director
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Assistant Director
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Assistant Director
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter''s wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer.
G.I. Blues (1960) as 2d asst dir
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Assistant Director
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Li'l Abner (1959) as 2d asst dir
The residents of Dogpatch fight to persuade the government not to use their town as a nuclear testing ground.
The Black Orchid (1959) as 2d asst dir
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.

Cast (feature film)

The Naked Venus (1959) as Robert Dixon
The Proud and Profane (1956) as Lt. Fowler
Citizen Kane (1941) as Man singing at "Inquirer" party
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Meet John Doe (1941) as
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Maisie (1939) as Barker
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
The Chaser (1938) as Injured man
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Reporter
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
True Confession (1937) as Court attendant
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
She Asked for It (1937) as Taxi driver
The Last Gangster (1937) as Reporter
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Carnival man
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as Reporter
Postal Inspector (1936) as Counter man
The Girl on the Front Page (1936) as Reporter
Hell-Ship Morgan (1936) as Clerk
After getting in a fight in a waterfront cafe over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan (George Bancroft) hires Jim Allen (Victor Jory) and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor (Ann Sothern), and, out of gratitude, she agrees to marry him. Morgan gives her the magnificient Callao pearl as a wedding present. But Mary and Jim fall in love and are found together one night by a sailor, and Mary is forced to give him the pearl to keep him quiet. Morgan finds out about it. A terrific storm comes up and Morgan taunts Allen into going over the side to make repairs. Allen is injured but Morgan saves his life but breaks his own back.
Drift Fence (1936) as Man behind the counter
Tenderfoot Trask gets rodeo champ Travis to take his place as the new owner of a ranch having trouble with rustlers. To stop the rustling Travis and his men build a drift fence. Out to stop them is Clay Jackson and his men led by Slinger Dunn.
Next Time We Love (1936) as City editor
Woman drops out of college to marry an ambitious, young journalist. Their happiness is delayed when a rich admirer sees that she gets an acting job just as her reporter leaves to cover the news from Rome. The marriage goes stale as separartions follow reunions, and the two pursue their respective ca
Too Many Parents (1936) as Stage manager
Ghost-Town Gold (1936) as Manager
Barrington's men rob the bank and hide the gold in a ghost town. The ghost town's only citizen finds the gold and tries to use it to bet on a boxing match. Seeing the gold, the Mesquiteers rush to the ghost town and recover the rest of it. They need to get it to the bank before it opens but Barrington's men stand in the way.
One Way Ticket (1935) as Waiter
The Case of the Missing Man (1935) as Photographer
Grand Exit (1935) as Waiter
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
The Public Menace (1935) as Employee
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Air Hawks (1935) as Reporter
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Mister Dynamite (1935) as Detective
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Bartender
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Reporter
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Reporter
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
Paris Interlude (1934) as Reporter
Expatriates and foreign correspondents mix in a Paris bistro.
Name the Woman (1934) as Photographer
The Hell Cat (1934) as Man in newspaper office
Broadway Bill (1934) as
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Lily in Winter (1994)
Set in the 1950s, a New York African-American housekeeper becomes a reluctant accessory to a crime, and is unjustly accused of kidnapping her young white charge when she and the boy suddenly disappear.
Toy Soldiers (1991)
An exclusive prep school housing boys known for their discipline problems is taken over by Colombian terrorists. Some of the students courageously rebel, allowing for a successful military rescue.
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
A movie about Jessica McClure, the 18-month-old child from Midland, Texas, who in October 1987 was trapped for two days in an abandoned well. Hundreds of volunteers mobilized to rescue her.
Tank (1984)
When his son winds up in jail for a crime he did not commit, a dedicated Army sergeant decides to take matters into his own hands and becomes a media hero for using his restored Sherman tank on the Georgia sheriff who framed his son.
Jimmy The Kid (1983)
Jimmy is the spoiled, bratty son of rich parents. When a couple of inept criminals kidnap him, they get more than they can handle, and Jimmy learns some valauable lessons that give him a new perspective on childhood.
Night Crossing (1981) as Assistant Director
Two men who are fed up with the daily indignities and tyrannies of life under Communist rule in East Germany come up with a daring plan of escape. They decide to travel to democratic West Germany in a hot air balloon. However, they need to build a new type of lighter-than-air craft if they are to tr
Time For Miracles, A (1980)
The story of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774-1821) on her journey from a wealthy New York businessman's wife and the mother of five to founder of the American Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic orphanage, and subsequently became America's first native-born Catholic saint. An Emmy Award nominatio
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Although married to others, a man and a woman embark on an annual affair.
Home to Stay (1978)
A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey with her spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle's plan to place the old man in a home for the aged. Filmed in Canada, this story is set in Illinois farm country.
Superdome (1978)
A silent killer stalks New Orleans and threatens the Super Bowl football game, putting a roster fill of familiar TV faces in jeopardy in this mini-version of "Two Minute Warning."
Damnation Alley (1977) as Assistant Director
A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way.
Tell Me My Name (1977)
The story of a middle-aged wife and mother with two young sons who is forced to face the truth about her life after being confronted by her teenage daughter, born out of wedlock and given up for adoption, who has returned seeking the truth about her origins.

Sound (feature film)

Necromancy (1972) as Sound
Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Airport '77 (1977)
Rescue workers fight to save a hijacked jet crashed in the Bermuda Triangle.
The Omega Man (1971) as Asst prod supv
The only human survivor of a biological war fights to end a plague that has turned everybody else into monsters.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Little Miss Marker (1980) as Unit Production Manager
Set during the Great Depression, a precocious little girl is left as an I.O.U. with an irascible bookie.
Execution Of Private Slovik, The (1974)
Martin Sheen received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War, going to the firing squad in 1945. The film, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, is a dramatization of William Bradford Huie's controversia

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Death in California, A (1985)
A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with the psychopath who had murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her, eventually becoming involved in a bizarre trial. Joan Barthel's book, from which this two-part film evolved, was based on a notorious 1970s California case

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