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James Havens

James Havens



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Director (feature film)

Hot Rods to Hell (1967) as 2nd unit dir
A family traveling through the desert is set up by a teen gang.
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) as 2nd unit dir
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
The Ambushers (1967) as 2nd unit dir
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
The Chase (1966) as 2nd unit dir
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
The Silencers (1966) as 2nd unit dir
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground.
Murderers' Row (1966) as 2nd unit dir
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''''helio-beam'''' with the power to destroy the earth.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) as 2nd unit dir
Lavish remake of the classic tale of the villainous Captain Bligh who drives his crew to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
They Came to Cordura (1959) as 2nd Unit Director
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
Flood Tide (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
The finding of a body on the beach leads to the conviction for murder of Bill Holleran (who claims innocence), thanks to the testimony of a 10-year-old boy, David Gordon. In flashback, Holleran's landlord Steve Martin recalls his prior involvement with David's widowed mother Anne, broken off because of the disabled boy's vindictive jealousy. Now that a man's life is at stake, Steve reluctantly re-enters the lives of the Gordons to find the truth. Is David a monster or just misunderstood?
The Hunters (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight during the Korean War.
Night Passage (1957) as 2nd Unit Director
A disgraced railroad employee tries to prove himself by guarding the company''''s payroll against outlaws.
Away All Boats (1956) as Spec action scenes dir
The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa...
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process.
Oklahoma! (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
Pride and a lecherous ranch hand stand between an amorous cowboy and his farm girl sweetheart.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) as Underwater seq dir
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
Playgirl (1954) as 2nd Unit Director
Nightclub singer Fran Davis (Shelley Winters) is out to educate her out-of-town friend Phyllis Matthews (Coleen Miller)on the ins-and-outs of life in the Big City. But, par for the course in this Joseph Pevney potboiler, publisher Mike Marsh (Barry Sullivan), Fran's lover and unhappy married man to begin with, falls in love with Phyllis. There is a misunderstanding of the situation by the two girls. The girls quarrel, Marsh is shot, Fran hits the skids and she and Phyllis, to say the least, are on the outs. Then Fran learns that Phyllis is about to be used unwittingly as a decoy in a murder. Fran rides to her friend's rescue.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as 2nd Unit Director
A renegade sea captain uses a pioneering submarine to force peace on the world.
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) as 2nd Unit Director
Technicolor & tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they journey to Macworth castle. There Myles falls in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, makes friends and enemies, and learns to be a knight so that, through the planning of Mackworth and his friend, Prince Hal, Myles can regain his true birthright from the evil Albon, and bear the black shield of Falworth.
Plymouth Adventure (1952) as 2nd Unit Director
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
The World in His Arms (1952) as 2nd Unit Director
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon.
They Were Expendable (1945) as 2nd unit dir
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as 2nd Unit Director
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Son of Fury (1942) as 2nd Unit Director
A young adventurer seeks his fortune in the South Seas so he can return to England and reclaim his birthright.
The Great American Broadcast (1941) as 2nd Unit Director
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Loc dir
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as 2nd Unit Director
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
Rulers of the Sea (1939) as Assoc dir
Captains Courageous (1937) as Marine dir
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) as Marine dir
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.

Art Director (feature film)

Crash Dive (1943) as Loc art dir
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Little Old New York (1940) as Marine art dir
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939) as Art dir assoc
A race car driver tries to solve a series of track-side murders before he''''s next.
Vacation from Love (1938) as Art dir assoc
Newlyweds refuse help from their families as they struggle to make it on their own.
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as Art dir assoc
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
Three Godfathers (1936) as Art dir assoc
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
Absolute Quiet (1936) as Art dir assoc
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
China Seas (1935) as Art dir assoc
A sea captain caught in a romantic triangle has to fight off modern-day pirates.
Lazy River (1934) as Art Director
Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Lifeboat (1944) as Backgrounds
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
The Good Earth (1937) as Spec eff for locust seq
Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Hudson's Bay (1941) as Technical Advisor
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

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