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Director (feature film)

The Monitors (1969) as Director
Unusual sci-fi invasion film, with a black-comedy twist: The Earth is taken over by The Monitors, aliens who run it like hall monitors in a 1950's high school, with overtones of Big Brother. The film follows the progress of the human underground rebellion. The twist is that as the film goes on, the audience's sympathies shift to the aliens, who are basically benevolent. When the humans manage to oust them, it's back to corruption and bribery by the usual suspects.
Dayton's Devils (1968) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984) as Minister
A group of teenagers are terrorized by "Freddy Krueger", an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.
Sunrise at Campobello (1960) as Policeman
After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Stevedore
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Satan's Satellites (1958) as Rocketship guard
Jailhouse Rock (1957) as
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation.
Designing Woman (1957) as Reporter
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.
Jet Pilot (1957) as MP
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) as Guard
True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
A Strange Adventure (1956) as Jail guard
Battle Cry (1955) as Sergeant
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Drunken guard
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
Lucy Gallant (1955) as
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Lucky Me (1954) as Elmer, policeman
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
San Antone (1953) as Young officer
The Caddy (1953) as Foreman
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Off Limits (1953) as Juro
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Officer
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
A Girl in Every Port (1952) as Sailor
Two sailors invest in a racehorse.
Sailor Beware (1952) as Shore patrol
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Policeman
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
Kansas City Confidential (1952) as Policeman in squad car
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Mac Kriendler
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
Three Guys Named Mike (1951) as Nashville passenger agent
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
Gambling House (1951) as Wally
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
Watch the Birdie (1951) as Tiny
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
The Racket (1951) as Night duty sergeant
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as Hoodlum
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951) as Lt. Spears
Inside Straight (1951) as Detective
A tycoon rises to the top in 19th-century San Francisco through greed and corruption.
Detective Story (1951) as Desk sergeant
A rigid police detective accidentally uncovers his wife's illegal past.
Rich, Young and Pretty (1951) as Legionnaire
A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.
Bannerline (1951) as Policeman
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
The Unknown Man (1951) as Sash
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he''''s gotten off was really guilty.
East Side, West Side (1950) as Detectives
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as Attendant
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
Mystery Street (1950) as Policeman
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Nurse
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
Armored Car Robbery (1950) as Evans
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Lifeguard
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as Sergeant
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
Too Late For Tears (1949) as Patrol officer
A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse.
On the Town (1949) as Marine
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
Task Force (1949) as Pilot
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
Malaya (1949) as Lt. J.G.
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
Scene of the Crime (1949) as Fighter
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Sentry
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948) as Jeff Lundy
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Detective
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Irish Tug O' War man
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Workman
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
Undercover Maisie (1947) as Officer Smart
A stranded showgirl joins the police force and risks her life to expose a phony psychic.
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946) as Fighter
Easy to Wed (1946) as Lifeguard
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Ship guard
They Were Expendable (1945) as Admiral's office employee
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Military police officer
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Doorman
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Hammond
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Ball player
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
This Land Is Mine (1943) as Burly cop
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''''s not a Nazi collaborator.
Glamour Boy (1941) as Sheriff's man
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as First crew chief
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Dimples
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Sailor
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.

Music (feature film)

Nothing But Trouble (1945) as Composer
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Donald Curtis' diving double
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.

Director (special)

Little Bit Strange, A (1989)
A comedy pilot about a sorcerer who has a family of witches and monsters. Ben Masters is faced with the challenging task of hiding this fact from his fiancee. His family includes an ageless mother who reads minds, a daughter who is a witch, a son who is a warlock and speaks in rap poetry, another so
Hot Prospects (1989)
Set in a small California town in the 1890s, an enterprising young man sets out to make his fortune by starting a chain of restaurants in train depots.
Cheech Show, The (1988) as Director
A pilot for a series not picked up by NBC about a recent widow who wants to get into blue-blood society. In order to introduce herself to the the other idle millionaires, she she throws a big party, complete with an overthrown dictator who's fled his country. When the dictator fails to show, Cheech
Mr. Success (1984)
The comic adventures of Vernon Silt, the hapless manager of the complaints department at Dorfman's Department Store. In the pilot episode, Vernon struggles to find a gift for his wife's anniversary after he is robbed by a petite young thief.
Kangaroos in the Kitchen (1982) as Director
The story, set in New York City, follows the adventures of Ginny Provost, an animal talent scout whose Greenwich Village apartment is overrun with animals. The pilot episode depicts Ginny's efforts to save her animals from eviction when a neighbor's complaint brings about a court hearing. Based on t
Grady Nutt Show, The (1981) as Director
The story, set in the town of Rockwell, follows the adventures of Grady Williams, an ordained minister, and his family. In the pilot episode, Reverend Williams attempts to solve two problems; eulogizing a man nobody liked, and accepting his teenage daughter's romance with a college student.
Pen 'n' Inc. (1981) as Director
The story of Alan Ozley, an artist for the Essex, Connecticut, "Register," a conservative, small-town newspaper, who dreams of becoming the political cartoonist. The program combines live-action with animation. Alan's thoughts and fantasies come to vivid life for him and the viewer through the use
Wendy Hooper -- U.S. Army (1981)
The story, set at Fort Waco, a U.S. Army communications center, follows the adventures of Wendy Hooper, a pretty but naive Alabama girl, who joins the Army--thinking the communications center will help her become a country and western singer. In the pilot episode, the truth dawns on Wendy--and she
But Mother! (1979) as Director
The story focuses on the relationship between a former madam and her daughter. In the pilot episode, Billie Barkley, the mother, begins a new career and seeks to re-establish a relationship with her daughter, Sharon, a writer.
Love and Learn (1979)
The adventures of Jason Brewster, a college English professor, and his wife Holly, a beautiful showgirl, as they seek to live a normal life despite the problems caused by the differences in their occupations.
Mason (1977) as Director
The story of a precocious boy named Mason Bennett. In the pilot episode, Mason's parents attempt to discover why he lacks friends.
Roxy Page (1976) as Director
The comic adventures of Roxy Hagopian, an ambitious young singer working as a page at the Roxy Theater who is determined to make it on Broadway.
Zero Intelligence (1976) as Director
The lighter side of the Cold War as seen through the activities of a group of servicemen stationed at a top-secret radar station in Alaska in 1959.
Salt and Pepe (1975) as Director
The misadventures of Jeremiah Salt, a bigoted black businessman, the owner/operator of a window-washing outfit, and his Puerto Rican son-in-law and employee, Pepe.

Producer (special)

Roxy Page (1976) as Producer
The comic adventures of Roxy Hagopian, an ambitious young singer working as a page at the Roxy Theater who is determined to make it on Broadway.
Slither (1974) as Producer
The hectic doings of Dick Kanipsia, a likeable young man who gets mixed up in weird, frightening situations with unusual people. In the pilot episode, Dick tries to profit from a plan to sell produce he salvages from a train wreck.

Cast (short)

The Rear Gunner (1943)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, focuses on a small-town Kansas boy who fulfills his dream of becoming a tail gunner in a bomber. Vitaphone Release 1111A.
Out of Darkness (1941)
This short film focuses on the Nazi''''s efforts to shut down underground newspapers.

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