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Director (feature film)

Marjoe (1972) as Director
A look at the life and particularly the work-on-the-road of semi-hippie evangelist (and actor) Marjoe Gortner.

Cast (feature film)

Face of Fire (1959) as Sheriff Nolan
A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.
No Time for Sergeants (1958) as Gen. Eugene Bush
A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down.
I Bury the Living (1958) as George Kraft
A cemetery keeper thinks he can mark people for death.
Don't Go Near the Water (1957) as Adm. Boatwright
Navy office workers scheme to build a recreation hall on a remote Pacific island.
A Face in the Crowd (1957) as J. B. Jeffries
A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Chairman of committee
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Gen. Prentiss
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
The Caddy (1953) as Golf official
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Death of a Salesman (1952) as Charley
Cry Murder (1950) as Senator Alden
State of the Union (1948) as Sam I. Parrish
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as K. L. Palmer
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
The Street with No Name (1948) as Commissioner Ralph Demory
A young FBI agent infiltrates a criminal mob.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Warden
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Bill Fellows
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Hockey player
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.

Cinematography (feature film)

In America (2003) as Steadicam op & 2d unit dir of photog
To begin all over again is a classic American dream. But it is remarkably hard to do, as Irish immigrants Johnny and Sarah discover when they hit New York City, with their two spunky young daughters, in the mid-1980s. In pursuit of a dream, the family uses ingenuity and sheer strength of will to mak
The Devil's Pit (1930) as Director of Photography

Writer (feature film)

Land of the Silver Fox (1928) as Scen
Land of the Silver Fox (1928) as Dial
The Silver Slave (1927) as Story

Producer (feature film)

Marjoe (1972) as Producer
A look at the life and particularly the work-on-the-road of semi-hippie evangelist (and actor) Marjoe Gortner.

Editing (feature film)

Merry Gentleman, The (2008)
Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier hopes to find anonymity with a new home and a new job in Chicago. Despite friendly flirtation from co-workers and others, the shy and reserved Kate keeps her distance, avoiding questions about her sudden arrival and her recent past.When Kate meets
Maneaters Are Loose (1978) as Editor
Terror stalks a small California community when a broke and depressed animal owner and trainer is forced to abandon his tigers and let them fend for themselves in the nearby wilderness.
Stranger In Our House (1978) as Editor
A thriller about a young girl's encounter with witchcraft when a cousin turns up at her house and begins using supernatural powers to dominate the family. Linda Blair once again was the put-upon one in this film originally to have been called "Summer of Fear," the title of the source novel.
Live a Little, Steal a Lot (1974) as Editor
Jack Murphy and his friend Allan Kuhn are two hedonistic beach bums living in Miami Beach in the early 1960's who collaborate to steal the Star of India sapphire from the American Museum of Natural History.
Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
This sadistic tale of a professional gunman who is hired by his brother, a syndicate kingpin, to rub out a gangland rival comes from a novel written by a convicted murderer serving time in the Minnesota State Prison.
Ride the Wild Surf (1964) as Film Editor
Three young surfers travel to Hawaii in search of love and the perfect wave.
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Film Editor
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.
Hell Is for Heroes (1962) as Film Editor
A small U.S. squadron holds off the Nazis in a desperate last stand.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) as Film Editor
A young writer gets caught up in a party girl''''s carefree existence.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Film Editor
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Editing
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
Walk Like a Dragon (1960) as Editing
A cowboy''''s love for a Chinese slave girl triggers controversy in a Western town.
A Breath of Scandal (1960) as Editing
A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Editing
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
That Kind of Woman (1959) as Editing
A kept woman falls in love with a young paratrooper during the final days of World War II.
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) as Film Editor
A small-town repairman takes in his childhood sweetheart''''s triplets and is mistaken for their father.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Editing
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
Loving You (1957) as Editing
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
The Delicate Delinquent (1957) as Editing
Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
Hollywood or Bust (1956) as Editing
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
Dakota Incident (1956) as Film Editor
Stranger at My Door (1956) as Film Editor
Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined...
A Strange Adventure (1956) as Film Editor
Run for Cover (1955) as Editing
An ex-convict trying to go straight gets caught up in a train robbery.
No Man's Woman (1955) as Film Editor
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Editing
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
The Golden Mistress (1954) as Film Editor
Ann Dexter (Rosemarie Bowe as Rosemarie Bowe), daughter of an itinerant Haiti waterfront character, Carl Dexter (Abner Biberman), brings a golden idol, which her father her stolen at a voodoo ceremony, to Bill Buchanan (John Agar), who is known along the waterfront as a man eternally on a treasure hunt. He agrees to let Ann accompany him in search of the treasure after a native he befriended gives him directions and certain voodoo secret charms. They follow an underwater passage to an island where they find a Pagan tribe. They learn that the golden idol is a burial symbol representing the dead and that hundreds of idols are at the bottom of the sacred burial lake.
Jivaro (1954) as Editing
At Rio Galdez's remote Brazilian trading post live assorted outcast Americans and Europeans, including Jerry Russell, ex-engineer who became obsessed with the Jivaro headhunters' treasure, quit his job, and took up with the bottle and local girl Maroa. But he still gets letters from his nominal fiancée in California, and unexpectedly the shapely, glamorous Alice Parker arrives, expecting to marry a rich planter. Disillusioned, Alice is almost ready to fall into Rio's arms when news comes that Jerry is missing in Jivaro country...
Sangaree (1953) as Editing
Originally released in 3-D, the film covers the post-Revolutionary War of Dr.Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas), the son of an indentured servant, who has been raised and educated by General Darby (lester Mathews), and made legal executor of the Georgia estate when Darby dies. He is opposed by Nancy Darby (Arlene Dahl)who tries to break the will and also her father's desire to set up a group of free medical clinics for the poor to be overseen by Carlos. The true culprits behind her opposition are her fiance, Harvey Bristol (John Sutton) and his father, Dr. Bristol (Francis L. Sullivan), who are in reality preying on the Darby holdings. A plague that hits Savannah is thrown in the mix.
Jamaica Run (1953) as Editing
Promoter William Montague (Patric Knowles) wants to buy the estate owned by the Daceys, Mrs. Dacey (Carroll McComas)and her daughter Ena (Arlene Dahl) and son Todd (Wendell Corey), in order to build a resort hotel. When they turn him down, he produces a couple of distant relatives, Janice (Laura Elliott) and Robert Clayton (Michael Moore), and sets about to prove that the estate rightfully belongs to them. The identity of the rightful heirs is thought to be buried in a sunken ship off of the Jamaican shore and the search begins, led by a schooner skipper, Patrick Fairlie (Rayy Milland), who is in love with Ena.
Tropic Zone (1953) as Editing
The Blazing Forest (1952) as Film Editor
Caribbean (1952) as Film Editor
Hong Kong (1952) as Film Editor
Passage West (1951) as Editing
Crosswinds (1951) as Film Editor
The Last Outpost (1951) as Film Editor
Brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War join forces to fight off marauding Indians.
Tripoli (1950) as Editing
Captain China (1950) as Film Editor
Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He's then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.
The Lawless (1950) as Editing
A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant workers.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950) as Editing
Dynamite (1949) as Film Editor
Gunner Peterson (William Gargan) is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake (Irving Bacon)and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary (Virginia Welles.) Johnny Brown (Richard Crane), son of Nellie Brown (Mary Newton) who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard-Rock Mason (Frank Ferguson)and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel.
El Paso (1949) as Editing
A young lawyer turns himself into a sharpshooter to clean up a corrupt western town.
The Lucky Stiff (1949) as Film Editor
Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is arrested for the crime. Sentenced to death, Malone and his faithful secretary set out to find the real murderer, who is probably also responsible for a protection racket Malone is investigating.
Manhandled (1949) as Film Editor
A phony psychiatrist''''s secretary gets caught up in a murder case.
Special Agent (1949) as Film Editor
Big Town Scandal (1948) as Film Editor
Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone (Stanley "Stash" Clements), ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
Mr. Reckless (1948) as Film Editor
Shaggy (1948) as Film Editor
Waterfront at Midnight (1948) as Film Editor
Albuquerque (1948) as Film Editor
Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin (George Cleveland), a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace (Russell Hayden) and his sister Celia (Catherine Craig). Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman Juke Murkil (Lon Chaney Jr.).
Disaster (1948) as Film Editor
Caged Fury (1948) as Film Editor
Seven Were Saved (1947) as Editing
Adventure Island (1947) as Film Editor
Rory Calhoun, Paul Kelly and John Abbot are beachcombers/semi-derelicts on an unnamed but well-policed tropical island. Kelly, a sea captain in disgrace, is ordered to pilot a ship full of champaigne to Sydney, that has been lying in the harbor since its captain and most of the crew died of plague. He takes the other two along and plans on sailing elsewhere to sell the cargo. After anchors aweigh, they discover that Rhonda Fleming, the daughter of the deceased captain, is on board. This complicates matters, as does a fire on board, as does the discovery that the champaigne cargo is really water. They arrive at an uncharted island ruled by Alan Napier, a sophisticated British gentleman who is several cards short of playing with a full deck. Crazy as a bedbug. More complications arise, such as snake pits and acid-assassination attempts. Napier likes to keep his island tidy...something Sam Newfield was unable to do with this film as the director. At PRC, he was used to Buster Crabbe and "Fuzzy" St. John riding in and connecting the dots.
Big Town After Dark (1947) as Film Editor
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
Jungle Flight (1947) as Editing
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to Texas and buy a commercial line. Andy is killed when his overloaded plane crashes and explodes. Kelly meets Laurey Roberts (Ann Savage), who gets him to take her to the mining-camp operation as a cook, as she is running away from her ex-husband, Tom Hammond (Douglas Fowley), who has just been released from prison. Hammond catches up with Laurey, but he is killed in a gun fight, and Kelly and Laurie leave looking for a peaceful life in Texas.
Fear in the Night (1947) as Film Editor
Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream...but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his "dream." His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story...until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on Vince?
Big Town (1947) as Supervising Editor
The initial entry in the Pine-Thomas series based on the "Big Town" radio series finds Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) as a newly-hired managing editor brought on board to liven up "The Illustrated Press" newspaper. He runs into problems with two of the paper's star reporters, Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) and Pete Ryan (Robert Lowery), when his aggressive demands that they employ a yellow journalism type of reporting to build circulation, and they both resign to work for another newspaper. Wilson begins to realize that while his type of journalism does build circulation, it has also brought ruin and disgrace to some innocent victims. Lorelei and Pete are brought back by Wilson with his promise that "The Illustrated Press" will become a crusader against evil.
Danger Street (1947) as Film Editor
Pat Marvin (Jane Withers), a photographer/reporter for a magazine gets some pictures of a gambling place and barely escapes with her life. The publisher decides to sell the publication, and the staff, headed by the editor, Larry Burke (Robert Lowery), get the money together to buy it. Larry and Pat decide to get some pictures of a never-photographed society deb, Cynthia Van Loan (Elaine Riley), and, in the process, stumble upon a murder, identify the killer, expose the girl's scheming fiancee, and get their pictures.
I Cover Big Town (1947) as Film Editor
One of the four films in the Pine-Thomas series based on radio's long-running "Big Town." This time out, society editor Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) is assigned to the police beat. Her paper, "The Illustrated Press", following its usual policy of socially-correct muckraking by crusading editor Steve Wilson, is putting heat on the chief of police (Robert Shayne.) But Lorelei believes the chief is qualified to do the job. She and managing editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), who, in the film series, is wrong more often than right, discover a corpse and then proceed to help the police solve the crime. The police chief lends enough of a helping hand to be vindicated.
Tokyo Rose (1946) as Supervising Editor
They Made Me a Killer (1946) as Supervising Editor
Swamp Fire (1946) as Supervising Editor
People Are Funny (1946) as Supervising Editor
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
Hot Cargo (1946) as Supervising Editor
Two discharged service men, William Gargan and Philip Reed, go to the redwood country in northern California to visit the family of a buddy killed in the war. There, they find the family's trucking business is being threatned by a rival who will stop at nothing to ruin their business. They take up the fight against the crooks.
High Powered (1945) as Supervising Editor
Midnight Manhunt (1945) as Supervising Editor
Follow That Woman (1945) as Supervising Editor
Scared Stiff (1945) as Supervising Editor
Timber Queen (1944) as Supervising Editor
Dangerous Passage (1944) as Supervising Editor
Double Exposure (1944) as Supervising Editor
One Body Too Many (1944) as Supervising Editor
Dark Mountain (1944) as Supervising Editor
The Navy Way (1944) as Editing
Gambler's Choice (1944) as Editing
Take It Big (1944) as Supervising Editor
Minesweeper (1943) as Supervising Editor
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.

Animation (feature film)

Pinocchio (1940) as Animation
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.

Make-Up (feature film)

Old Oklahoma Plains (1952) as Makeup
One-time cavalry officer Rex Allen, between jobs as a star rodeo rider, is asked by his former commanding officer, Colonel Bigelow, to help settle a dispute between the army and local ranchers. The cavalry has commandeered a large parcel of land needed to test their newly-designed tank and prominent rancher Jenson has encited the locals to rebel at this intrusion. It is up to Rex and his sidekick, Slim, to thwart Jenson and convince the residents that these army tests are essential.
Bal Tabarin (1952) as Makeup
Desperadoes' Outpost (1952) as Makeup
Campus Honeymoon (1948) as Makeup
Slippy McGee (1947) as Makeup

Editing (TV Mini-Series)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts (1979)
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne

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