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Sam Schneider

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Director (feature film)

Chamber of Horrors (1966) as Assistant Director
A one-handed madman uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.
Wild Heritage (1958) as Assistant Director
The Breslins (Jake, Emma, three boys, and nubile daughter) cross the plains in a covered wagon, then pause in a lawless western town where Jake is shot by gunslingers Arn and Jud. But folksy Judge Copeland persuades them to go on. At Break Wagon Hill, their wagon does the obvious and they homestead on the spot. We follow their trials and joys and those of neighbors, the Bascombs. Finally, violence reappears in the form of a pair of rustlers...our old friends Arn and Jud.
Gunsight Ridge (1957) as Assistant Director
A sheriff tries to find the man who killed his predecessor.
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as 2d asst dir
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Assistant Director
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.
The Brass Legend (1956) as Assistant Director
A young westerner''''s life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman''''s hideout.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Assistant Director
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Hangover Square (1945) as Assistant Director
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
Take It or Leave It (1944) as Assistant Director
Ladies of Washington (1944) as Assistant Director
The Lodger (1944) as Assistant Director
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
The Dancing Masters (1943) as Assistant Director
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
He Hired the Boss (1943) as Assistant Director
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
Chetniks! (1943) as Assistant Director
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) as Assistant Director
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Assistant Director
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) as Assistant Director
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as Assistant Director
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Assistant Director
The Lone Star Ranger (1942) as Assistant Director
Accent on Love (1941) as Assistant Director
Man at Large (1941) as Assistant Director
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Assistant Director
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Assistant Director
Ride on Vaquero (1941) as Assistant Director
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
Sleepers West (1941) as Assistant Director
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
A Very Young Lady (1941) as Assistant Director
Tomboy (Withers) is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster (Sutton). When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher (Kelly) and gets her first kiss from a beau (Clayton).
Viva Cisco Kid (1940) as Assistant Director
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) tells his pal Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin) that "From now on, Amigo, I am through with women" and then a few minutes later, after rescuing Joan Allen (Jean Rogers) from an attempted stage holdup, tells her "...but you, senorita, you are different!" and therein lies the short summary of all of the films in the 20th Century-Fox Cisco Kid series. The padded plot, so exhibitors could tell the entries apart, finds Towash, Texas saloon owner Hank Gunther (Harold Goodwin) plotting with Jesse Allen (Minor Watson), Joan's father, to rob the money missed on the aborted stage holdup from the express company safe rather than report empty-handed to the "Boss"(Stanley Fields). Allen robs the express office, but is seen by Moses (Nigel de Brulier), an old hermit, who tells the boys in the saloon that he doesn't know the robber's name but recognized him as the man he had seen that day with Joan. The latter has convinced her father to return the money and they will go to Arizona. Cisco, also seen that day with Joan, gets blamed for the robbery as Gunther has killed ol' Mose who is no longer around to identify Cisco as not being the robber, and Joan is not willing to implicate her father. It is beginning to look like Cisco is indeed through with women, albeit on an involuntary basis.
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) as Assistant Director
Charter Pilot (1940) as Assistant Director
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940) as Assistant Director
Chasing Danger (1939) as Assistant Director
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Woman-Wise (1937) as Assistant Director
Tracey Browne (Michael Whalen), sports editor of the "Globe", leanrs that fight promoter Richards (Alan Dinehart) and Stevens (Douglas Fowley), sports editor of the "Dispatch", are conducting a boxing racket that victimizes down-and-out, has-been fighters, and he denounces them in his column. He gives Alice Fuller (Richelle Hudson),daughter of one of the fighters (Pat Flaherty) whom he aids , the job of following young Clint De Witt (John Beck), son of the "Globe's" owner, to see that he sticks to his job. Browne, who has fallen in love with Alice, thinks it is Clint she loves. In their effort to get Browne for his meddling, Richards and Stevens strike at him through Clint.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Assistant Director
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
The Great Hospital Mystery (1937) as Assistant Director
One Mile from Heaven (1937) as Assistant Director
Born Reckless (1937) as Assistant Director
Paddy O'Day (1936) as Assistant Director
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
Human Cargo (1936) as Assistant Director
High Tension (1936) as Assistant Director
Here Comes Trouble (1936) as Assistant Director
Career Woman (1936) as Assistant Director
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
36 Hours to Kill (1936) as Assistant Director
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Assistant Director
Rosa de Francia (1935) as Assistant Director
¡Asegure a su mujer! (1935) as Assistant Director
Piernas de seda (1935) as Assistant Director
Angelina o el honor de un brigadier (1935) as Assistant Director
This Is the Life (1935) as Assistant Director
Wild Gold (1934) as Assistant Director
Dos más uno, dos (1934) as Assistant Director
Las fronteras del amor (1934) as Assistant Director
No dejes la puerta abierta (1933) as Assistant Director
La gran jornada (1931) as Assistant Director
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.

Producer (feature film)

Son of Samson (1962) as Presented By
Last of the Vikings (1962) as Presented By
Harald and younger brother Guntar return to Norway after a 3-year voyage to find their father murdered and his lands now ruled by the villainous Sveno. As part of his plan to rally the Vikings against this tyrant, Harald disguises himself as the Danish ambassador and enters Sveno's stronghold. There, he falls in love with Hilde, Sveno's cousin, who's been betrothed against her will to the Danish king. Harald must devise a new plan when Guntar is captured by Sveno and when the real Danish ambassador arrives on the scene.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939) as Unit Manager
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Unit Manager
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
Speed to Burn (1938) as Unit Manager

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