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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The Wild One (1954) as Assistant Director
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
2.
The Pathfinder (1953) as Assistant Director
George Montgomery, Helena Carter, Jay Silverheels, Walter Kingsford, Rodd Redwing, Elena Verdugo. British scout George Montgomery exposes French plans to gain control of the Great Lakes Region during the French and Indian Wars of the 18th century in this adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper novel
3.
Pack Train (1953) as Assistant Director
4.
Winning of the West (1953) as Assistant Director
Territorial Ranger Gene Autry (Gene Autry) is ordered to protect crusading publisher John Randolph (William Fawcett) and his printer Smiley Burnette (Smiley Burnette) from Art Selbey (Robert Livingston) and Clint Raybold (Gregg Barton), who are using Indian raids as a cover-up for their activities. Randolph is killed by Gene's outlaw brother, using the name of Jack Austin (Richard Crane), who is working for Selby. Believing Gene responsible for her father's death, Ann Randolph (Gail Davis), gets a warrant issued for his arrest. Gene convinces Marshal Hackett (House Peters, Jr.) of his innocence and that he can deliver the real killers, and persuades his mis-led brother Jack to help him capture Selby.
5.
Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953) as Assistant Director
When Ed Wheeler shoots Jim Granby, Gene brings him in. But Wheeler says even if Granby dies he cannot he charged because he has already served 10 years for Granby's supposed murder. Then in flashback Wheeler relates how he and Granby founded Goldtown based on an exaggerated supply of gold and how when Granby blackmailed him, he thought he killed him and confessed to the murder.
6.
Jack McCall, Desperado (1953) as Assistant Director
Wrongly accused of treason, a Civil War veteran tries to clear his name.
7.
On Top of Old Smoky (1953) as Assistant Director
Gene Autry (Gene Autry), star of a singing show with the Cass County Boys (Fred S. Martin, Jerry Scoggins and Bert Dodson) billed as "Gene Autry and his Texas Rangers", is mistakenly believed to be an actual Ranger sent to Mountain City investigating trouble on a toll road operated be Jen Larrabee (Gail Davis). Gene discovers the Doc Judson (Grandon Rhodes), the local eye doctor, is behind the trouble so that Jen will sell him her property which contains valuable mica deposits. With the aid of his pal Smiley (Smiley Burnette) and the Cass County Boys, Gene gets the evidence necessary to turn Judson and his associates over to the real Rangers.
8.
Junction City (1952) as Assistant Director
9.
The Hawk of Wild River (1952) as Assistant Director
10.
Apache Country (1952) as Assistant Director
Cavalry scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry playing a character named Gene Autry and not "Himself") and Pat Buttram (Pat Buttram playing a character in the frontier west and not "Himself")are ordered by the President (of the whole U.S. of A.)to break up an Arizona frontier ring which uses Indian raids to cover up its bandit activities. Carolina Cotton (Carolina Cotton playing a frontier girl named Carolina Cotton and not playing "Herself" since the film setting occurs before she was born)works with Gene and Pat, seeking revenge against the gang's leader, Dave Kilgrain (Harry Lauter), who murdered her father. Lots of talk and Indian tribal dancing and stuff before Carolina gets around to shooting Kilgrain and Gene and Pat round up the rest of the gang.
11.
Night Stage to Galveston (1952) as Assistant Director
In Texas, the citizens are suffering from the brutality of the State Police who have replaced the disbanded Rangers. When a policeman kills a rancher, Gene then kills him in self defence. Now wanted for murder by the Police, Gene sets out to get evidence that will put an end to the Police and bring back the Texas Rangers.
12.
The Old West (1952) as Assistant Director
Doc Lockwood and his gang are trying to take away Autry's contract for supplying horses to the stagecoach line. Parson Brooks joins Autry in an effort to clean up the town of Sadderlock.
13.
Barbed Wire (1952) as Assistant Director
A rancher vs. homesteader war will prevent cattle buyer Autry from getting his cows. Complicating things is Ruttledge's scheme to run a railroad through the land.
14.
China Corsair (1951) as Assistant Director
An adventuress enlists a shipwrecked sailor to help her fight smugglers.
15.
The Flying Missile (1951) as Assistant Director
16.
Hills of Utah (1951) as Assistant Director
Doctor Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns as a "doctor on horseback" to the frontier town in Utah where his father was killed and finds a feud raging between mine owner Jayda McQueen (Onslow Stevens) and cattleman Bowie French (Denver Pyle). Gene's only friend in town is "Dusty" Cosgrove (Pat Buttram). Gene answers a summons by Karen McQueen (Elaine Riley) to treat her younger brother (Teddy Infuhr), but the boy unexpectedly dies and McQueen comes gunning for Gene, who is saved by French's timely intervention. When one of French's gunmen is shot down by a miner, the ranch hands attack the mine and Gene aids the McQueen forces.
17.
Smuggler's Gold (1951) as Assistant Director
The head of a smuggling ring sucks his niece''''s fiancé into his operation.
18.
Whirlwind (1951) as Assistant Director
Big Jim Lassiter is trying to put together a western crime syndicate, but postal inspector Gene, with the help of agent Burnette (posing as a horse doctor), are out to stop him.
19.
Valley of Fire (1951) as Assistant Director
Mayor Autrey sends for a wagon train of women to settle in his town, but baddies Guilford and Rawlings plot to hijack the train and sell the ladies to love-hungry miners instead.
20.
Fort Savage Raiders (1951) as Assistant Director
21.
Silver Canyon (1951) as Assistant Director
During the Civil War, U.S.Army scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and "Cougar" Claggett (Pat Buttram) are detailed to Utah to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie (Jim Davis) who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier post commanded by Colonel Middler (Edgar Dearing) who has a daughter, Dell (Gail Davis) and a son, Walt (Bob Steele). Walt secretly supports McQuarrie's actions. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape.
22.
Snake River Desperadoes (1951) as Assistant Director
23.
Hurricane Island (1951) as Assistant Director
A captain assists Ponce de León with the search for the Fountain of Youth.
24.
Captive Girl (1950) as Assistant Director
Jungle Jim fights to save a young innocent from treasure hunters and a witch doctor.
25.
Mark of the Gorilla (1950) as Assistant Director
Jungle Jim tries to stop a Nazi band masquerading as apes from retrieving a golden treasure.
26.
Beyond the Purple Hills (1950) as Assistant Director
Hick town sheriff Gene must arrest Jack Beaumont even though he believe Jack innocent of his father's murder. Which, of course, he sets out to prove.
27.
The Good Humor Man (1950) as Assistant Director
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
28.
Mule Train (1950) as Assistant Director
A prospector discovers natural cement and suggests it should be used for a new dam. But this is the last thing the badmen of Trail End want, as they have a monopoly of the wagons needed to haul rocks to the site. A pretty sheriff notwithstanding, it's a job for a singing marshal.
29.
Cow Town (1950) as Assistant Director
30.
Rusty Saves a Life (1949) as Assistant Director
A faithful dog rescues his master from a life of delinquency.
31.
The Secret of St. Ives (1949) as Assistant Director
A Frenchman imprisoned during the Napoleonic wars escapes to prove his innocence.
32.
Quick on the Trigger (1949) as Assistant Director
33.
Challenge of the Range (1949) as Assistant Director
34.
Air Hostess (1949) as Assistant Director
35.
Slightly French (1949) as Assistant Director
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
36.
Riders in the Sky (1949) as Assistant Director
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
37.
The Devil's Henchman (1949) as Assistant Director
38.
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Assistant Director
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
39.
Best Man Wins (1948) as Assistant Director
40.
The Woman from Tangier (1948) as Assistant Director
It's in B&W, has a sultry dame, much crime, set in the 40's, and many dark scenes, so the biggest surprise is that somebody hasn't dubbed this "film noir", since that seems to be the rivisionist guidelines of late. Whatever, any film that has the two leading ladies called "Nylon" and "Flo-Flo" deserves some attention just for that. This one has Nylon (Adele Jergens, born to play a character named Nylon), an American dancer fleeing Morocco after her employer gets into trouble with the police, and she stops off at Tangier on her way to Gibraltar, and that begs the question of why this wasn't titled "Woman from Morocco." $50,000 is stolen from the ship's safe and the captain tells the police that the purser was the thief and that he had to kill him in self defense, but the purser must have hidden the money before he got dead. The purser isn't in any position to make a disclaimer. Everybody buys that with the exception of an insurance detective (Stephen Dunne) who, along with the audience, suspects the captain of being the thief. With Nylon's help, he discovers that her old Morocco employer was actually the thief and was working with the captain.
41.
The Lone Wolf in London (1947) as Assistant Director
A reformed thief gets mixed up in blackmail and the theft of diamonds held at Scotland Yard.
42.
For the Love of Rusty (1947) as Assistant Director
A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences.
43.
Devil Ship (1947) as Assistant Director
Captain Biff Brown (Richard Lane) owns a boat used to ferry prisoners from the mainland to Alcatraz. The police find some escape tools on his boat and, although Brown isn't involved, his contract is terminated and he goes back to tuna fishing. Brown takes his friend Sanderson (William Bishop) to his boarding house and introduces him to his sweetheart Madge Harris (Louise Campbell) and Sanderson also falls in love with her. A gang headed by Red Mason (Damian O'Flynn) and trying to escape the country bribe Brown's engineer, Venatti (Anthony Caruso), and are hiding on the boat the next time Brown and Sanderson take it out. They take over the boat but a storm is approaching...
44.
Blondie's Anniversary (1947) as Assistant Director
When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.
45.
Shadowed (1946) as Assistant Director
Fred J. Johnson (Lloyd Corrigan) scores a hole-in-one but his next drive, using the lucky, initialed golf ball, soars out of bounds and lands near a spot where some counterfeiters are burying a murder victim. Then begins a series of events in which he is hounded and threatened by the killers. The consequences of his not reporting what he saw to the police lead to a climax in which is daughter is held hostage by the crooks.

Producer (feature film)

46.
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) as Associate Producer
Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour.
47.
Lost Flight (1970) as Producer

Producer (special)

48.
Sam (1977)
The story of Mike Breen, a Los Angeles police officer, and Sam, his partner, a specially-trained Labrador Retriever: together, they're an experimental man-and-dog patrol car unit designated Two-Henry-Six. The pilot episode relates the team's first experience on the street.

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

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