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Director (feature film)

Thar She Blows (1969) as Assistant Director
Starlet (1969) as Assistant Director
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Dialogue Director
Shadow of a Woman (1946) as Dialogue Director
A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Fig Leaf for Eve (1946) as Director
The Impostor (1944) as Dialogue Director
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Dialogue Director
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Isle of Missing Men (1942) as Dialogue Director
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Dialogue Director
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.

Cast (feature film)

Murphy's Law (1986) as Old Man
Ten years ago, police detective Jack Murphy helped put psychotic killer Joan Freeman in prison. Now Joan is out of jail and intent on getting her revenge against him, so she murders Jack's ex-wife and her current husband and frames Jack for the crime. When Jack is arrested, he is handcuffed to tough
. . . All the Marbles (1981) as Reno Timekeeper
A two-bit promoter tries to take a women''''s wrestling team to the top.
Heart Beat (1980) as Dispatcher
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)
Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks self-confidence, but photographer Ralph Johnson takes some publicity shots and convinces her to try for her dream, and supports her as she's bounced from casting couches to sleazy photo shoots. She befriends once-powerful producer Hal James, who tries to steer her toward her dream of stardom, to where she will eventually be known as Marilyn Monroe.
Eat My Dust! (1976) as Old Man Lewis
Teenager Hoover Niebold is crazy about cars and a certain girl in high school, so he tries to impress her by taking her for a ride in a race car that is owned by local professional racer. Hoover's father, the town's sheriff, is angry at his son and orders his deputies to catch him, but as concerned
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
An unscrupulous millionaire tries to catch two mysterious children with super powers.
The Busy Body (1967) as Board members
Diary of a Madman (1963) as
The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer.
Bell, Book and Candle (1959) as Cab driver
A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher.
Beau James (1957) as Reporter
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Evans
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
The Proud Ones (1956) as Hotel clerk
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as
April in Paris (1953) as Employee
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
The Atomic City (1952) as Agent
Enemy agents kidnap an atomic scientist''''s son.
Little Egypt (1951) as Stewart
On the Loose (1951) as Bartender Grove
When she's branded as a "bad girl," a troubled teen fights for her parents' approval.
Watch the Birdie (1951) as Earl
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
Let's Dance (1950) as Clerk
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Harvey (1950) as Mailman
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) as Drunk
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Engineer
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
On the Town (1949) as Publicity man
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) as Reporter
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Charlie
A New York businessman''''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Street Corner (1948) as Arnold Marsh
A Letter for Evie (1946) as Barker
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Johnny Angel (1945) as Clerk on Putnam
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
Bedside Manner (1945) as Good-looking stranger
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Desk sergeant
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Summer Storm (1944) as
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Man in front of art gallery
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Reporter
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Joe McGuirk
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Dealer
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Girl show barker
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Murder on the Waterfront (1943) as Newspaperman
Nazis and entertainers are involved in an inventor''''s murder.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Player
Highways by Night (1942) as Head waiter
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Sharp money man
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Whistler
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Customer
Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941) as Waiter
Dressed to Kill (1941) as
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.
Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) as Clerk
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Theater manager
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
We Go Fast (1941) as Cab driver
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) as Reporter
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
Married Bachelor (1941) as Man in café
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Young advertising man
Road to Singapore (1940) as Fred
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
Music in My Heart (1940) as Taxi driver
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
Second Chorus (1940) as Clerk
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Clerk
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Lawyer
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as Barker
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Pinocchio (1940) as Voice of The Barker
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.
Second Chorus (1940) as Hotel clerk
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
Chasing Danger (1939) as Guard
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.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Reporter
Career conflicts threaten a singer''''s marriage to a young composer.
Society Lawyer (1939) as Desk clerk
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Golden Boy (1939) as
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Engel
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
Pardon Our Nerve (1939) as Newspaper man
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) as Reporter
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Reporter
Exile Express (1939) as Mullins
Man from Montreal (1939) as Pete
The Rookie Cop (1939) as Frankie
A young policeman fights to prove the value of police dogs.
The Last Express (1938) as Spud Savage
The Lady in the Morgue (1938) as Taxi driver
Strange Faces (1938) as Attendant
The Shopworn Angel (1938) as Attendant
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
Smashing the Spy Ring (1938) as Casey
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Reporter
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Ticket seller
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as Radio operator
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Start Cheering (1938) as Secretary
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
When G-Men Step In (1938) as Tom
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
Give Me a Sailor (1938) as Reporter
A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Reporter
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.
Bad Guy (1937) as Banker
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
You Only Live Once (1937) as Compositor
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Dental patient
This Way Please (1937) as Reporter
Man of the People (1937) as Pool player
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as News commentator
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Shoe salesman
Captains Courageous (1937) as Reporter
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Find the Witness (1937) as Reporter
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Time Out for Romance (1937) as Reporter
The Toast of New York (1937) as
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Girl Overboard (1937) as Card sharp
Crack-Up (1937) as Cameraman
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
Easy Living (1937) as Auto salesman
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Reporter
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Sound man
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Partners in Crime (1937) as Reporter
Sinner Take All (1936) as Parking station attendant
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as Reporter
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
Parole! (1936) as Parole clerk
Counterfeit Lady (1936) as Information clerk
Strike Me Pink (1936) as Marsh
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
And Sudden Death (1936) as Newspaperman
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
Navy Born (1936) as
Speed (1936) as Track official
A race-car driver fights to prove the worth of his new high-speed carburetor.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Reporter
My American Wife (1936) as Reporter
Moonlight Murder (1936) as Clerk
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Big Brown Eyes (1936) as
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
Fatal Lady (1936) as French waiter
Career Woman (1936) as Reporter
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Reporter
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Reporter
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936) as Reporter
Injured scientist Eric Godfrey asks his protege to give him a fatal dose of opiates to end his misery. When he dies the doctor is accused of murder.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Photographer
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
Unknown Woman (1935) as Cashier
A female undercover agent tracks down bond thieves.
One More Spring (1935) as
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Reporter
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Reporter
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Sandwich stand attendant
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
Here Comes the Band (1935) as Soldier
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
The Girl Who Came Back (1935) as Jason
Black Sheep (1935) as Reporter
A gambler comes to the aid of a victim of a jewel thief, only to find out he might know the victim better than he thinks.
Black Fury (1935) as Newsreel man
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Photographer
An expatriate Russian prince creates a scandal by winning big at the gambling tables.
It Happened in New York (1935) as Assistant hotel clerk
Manhattan Moon (1935) as Reporter
Death on the Diamond (1934) as
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Defense Rests (1934) as
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Name the Woman (1934) as Reporter
Girl in Danger (1934) as Reporter
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Reporter
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Lady by Choice (1934) as Reporter
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
Cheating Cheaters (1934) as Clerk
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Quackenbush
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Combat Squad (1953) as Dial dir
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infrantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher (John Ireland), captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin (Lon McCallister.)

Cast (short)

I Love Children But... (1952)
Children are a gift, but in this short film one may hope they come with a return slip!
Did'ja Know? (1950)
This short film asks the question, "have you ever wondered" about certain situations.
Why Is It? (1948)
This short film posits the age old question, "Why is it?"
Just Suppose (1948)
This short film runs through various scenarios of "just suppose," such as a man having a baby!
One of MGM's "Passing Parade" short films, "American Spoken Here" takes a humorous look at the (possibly apocryphal) stories behind some common American slang terms.
Hollywood Handicap (1938)
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
Poker at Eight (1935)
In this comedic short, a man attempts to hypnotize his wife to escape to a poker game.
Apples To You! (1934)
A burlesque theater director is enlisted to help a failing opera house in this short musical comedy.

Writer (short)

Curious Contests (1950)
This short film presents a diaper derby, a fireman''s ball, and a basket race.

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