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William H. Coleman

William H. Coleman



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Director (feature film)

Posse From Hell (1961) as Director
Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961) as Director
This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before.
Vertigo (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''''s been hired to tail.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
International spies kidnap a doctor''''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
To Catch a Thief (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
Rear Window (1954) as Assistant Director
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
The Naked Jungle (1954) as Assistant Director
A mail-order bride faces the perils of life in the Amazon jungle, including a horde of soldier ants.
Roman Holiday (1953) as Assistant Director
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
Sangaree (1953) as Assistant Director
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.
Botany Bay (1953) as Assistant Director
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Assistant Director
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.
Branded (1951) as Assistant Director
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Fancy Pants (1950) as Asst dir of 2d unit
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Assistant Director
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuously harassed.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Assistant Director
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Assistant Director
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Assistant Director
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
The Big Clock (1948) as Assistant Director
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Assistant Director
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Assistant Director
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Calcutta (1947) as Assistant Director
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
California (1947) as Assistant Director
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Assistant Director
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as 2d asst dir
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.

Cinematography (feature film)

Mme. Olga's Massage Parlor (1965) as Assistant Camera

Producer (feature film)

Topaz (1969) as Associate Producer
A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA.
North by Northwest (1959) as Associate Producer
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Vertigo (1958) as Associate Producer
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''''s been hired to tail.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Associate Producer
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Associate Producer
International spies kidnap a doctor''''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Associate Producer
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Nevada Smith (1966) as Unit Production Manager
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.

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