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John Hoffman

John Hoffman



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Director (feature film)

I Killed Geronimo (1950) as Director
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as Director
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948) as Director
Strange Confession (1945) as Director
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Director
San Francisco (1936) as 2nd Unit Director
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

Cast (feature film)

Tricks of the Trade (1968) as Jack Foster
Pregnant with a baby boy, director Danae Elon and her husband struggle to understand the controversial ritual of male circumcision.
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943) as Abe

Cinematography (feature film)

Small Town Girl (1936) as Effects by
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Spec photog, dance seq
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
One Night of Love (1934) as Spec eff
An aspiring opera singer and her mentor fight so much they barely realize they''''re in love.

Editing (feature film)

Inside Daisy Clover (1965) as Montage
A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
The Nun and the Sergeant (1962) as Film Editor
A sergeant commanding a mission in Korea is joined by a schoolgirl and a nun.
War Hunt (1962) as Film Editor
A war hero tries to help a kill-crazy private during the Korean War.
Why Must I Die? (1960) as Editing
Debra Paget commits a murder for which Terry Moore (as club singer Lois King) is arrested, tried, and condemned to die. The story line wanders through the trial and Miss King's final hours on Death Row. The true killer is finally ready to confess, but already Miss King (who has by now been strapped into the electric chair) is at risk. Will she be rescued in the nick of time?
Bwana Devil (1952) as Film Editor
A British railway engineer in Kenya tries to capture the lions attacking his workers.
Storm over Tibet (1952) as Film Editor
During World War II, David Simms pilots supplies between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains. One day he's forced to miss a flight and is replaced by his friend, Bill March. March's plane is lost en route and Simms feels guilty. Back in America he meets March's widow, Elaine. They marry and then both travel to Tibet to learn more about March's fate and about a mysterious Tibetan mask which has come into their possession.
Five (1951) as Film Editor
The five survivors of a nuclear war struggle to build new lives.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Port of New York (1949) as Mont dir
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Montage
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
Cover Girl (1944) as Mont and "Cover Girl" presentation
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
Song of Russia (1944) as Montage Sequence
An American symphonic conductor trapped in Russia during World War II helps with the resistance.
Boom Town (1940) as Montage eff
Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
Let Freedom Ring (1939) as Montage
A crusader returns to his Western hometown to root out corruption.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Mont eff
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Idiot's Delight (1939) as Montage
A hoofer and a fake Russian countess are caught behind enemy lines at the outbreak of World War II.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Montage
Career conflicts threaten a singer''''s marriage to a young composer.
Paradise for Three (1938) as Mont effs
A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.
Man-Proof (1938) as Mont eff
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Mont eff
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Sweethearts (1938) as Mont eff
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as Mont effs
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Mont eff
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
Madame X (1937) as Mont eff
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
San Francisco (1936) as Mont eff
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
The President Vanishes (1935) as Dir of spec photog eff
Whirlpool (1934) as Special Effects
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
What Every Woman Knows (1934) as Special Effects
An ambitious wife backs her husband's political career.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Special Effects
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
Secrets (1933) as Transitions
A New England society girl braves the West to help her husband build his fortune.
Goldie Gets Along (1933) as Special Effects
A small-town girl schemes to get to Hollywood only to run into the man she left behind.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Double
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.

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