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H. Bruce Humberstone

H. Bruce Humberstone



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Also Known As: Died: October 11, 1984
Born: November 18, 1903 Cause of Death: stomach cancer compounded by pneumonia and respiratory ailments
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Madison Avenue (1962) as Director
Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) as Director
The jungle king fights off the vengeance-driven brother of an unscrupulous trapper he killed.
Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) as Director
The jungle king tries to help a doctor establish a mission.
Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) as Director
The jungle king saves five survivors of an airplane crash.
The Purple Mask (1955) as Director
France, 1803: 11 years after the Revolution, a royalist underground is led by a new 'Scarlet Pimpernel', the Purple Mask, who rescues nobles in distress and kidnaps Napoleon's officials for ransom, aided by the spy services of a group of lovely models headed by Laurette (really the Duc de Latour's daughter). But even she doesn't know the Purple Mask's real identity as foppish dancing master Rene...
Ten Wanted Men (1955) as Director
A cattleman''s dream of law and order is threatened by the ambitions of a ruthless rival.
The Desert Song (1953) as Director
A French professor secretly leads a band of desert freedom fighters.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Director
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Happy Go Lovely (1951) as Director
A chorus girl becomes a star when gossip links her with a millionaire she''''s never met.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as Director
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Director
The Homestretch (1947) as Director
A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace (Cornel Wilde), an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale (Maureen O'Hara), who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen (Ethel Griffies) on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke (Glenn Langan), a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant (Helen Walker), an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track circuit. They separate and he gives Leslie the horse that brought them together, and he hits the road. Leslie and old-time trainer "Doc" Ellbourne (James Gleason) then proceed to win race after race with the horse. Jock, contrite and converted, returns to his old homestead and begins training another horse. Will his horse beat her horse?
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Director
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
Wonder Man (1945) as Director
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
Within These Walls (1945) as Director
Pin Up Girl (1944) as Director
A USO girl poses as a Broadway star to snare a war hero.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Director
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as Director
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Iceland (1942) as Director
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Director
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Director
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Director
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
The Quarterback (1940) as Director
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) as Director
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1939) as Director
The Asian detective discovers a murder on a ship bound for Hawaii.
Pardon Our Nerve (1939) as Director
While New York Sleeps (1939) as Director
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as Director
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
Checkers (1938) as Director
Rascals (1938) as Director
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
Time Out for Murder (1938) as Director
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Director
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.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Director
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
Three Live Ghosts (1936) as Director
Three POWs return home to find themselves listed as dead.
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Director
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
Ladies Love Danger (1935) as Director
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as Director
The Dragon Murder Case (1934) as Director
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Director
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Goodbye Love (1933) as Director
King of the Jungle (1933) as Director
The Crooked Circle (1932) as Director
Bird of Paradise (1932) as Assistant Director
An island visitor falls for a Polynesian beauty slated for sacrifice to the gods.
If I Had a Million (1932) as ["The Forger"]
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Strangers of the Evening (1932) as Director
Street Scene (1931) as Assistant Director
A husband's violent reaction becomes the talk of the neighborhood when he catches his cheating wife in the act.
The Devil to Pay (1930) as Assistant Director
A spendthrift''''s return shakes up his family.
Whoopee! (1930) as Assistant Director
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks he's just giving her a ride; but she left a note saying they've eloped! Chasing them are jilted Bob, Henry's nurse Mary (who's been trying to seduce him) and others.
Raffles (1930) as Assistant Director
A distinguished British gentleman hides his true identity as a notorious jewel thief.
The Iron Mask (1929) as Assistant Director
King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever. Richelieu enlists D'Artagnan to look after and protect the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu's plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort launches his plan. The king is kidnapped, replaced with his twin, put in an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and led off to a remote castle to be held prisoner. Louis XIV is able to alert D'Artagnan, who realizes that only his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis can help him, so he reunites the Musketeers to derail Rochefort's nefarious plot but at a heavy toll.
Two Lovers (1928) as Assistant Director
My Best Girl (1927) as Assistant Director
In this silent film, the son of a millionaire wants to prove he can be successful without the help of his father.
The Devil Dancer (1927) as Assistant Director
The Temptress (1926) as Assistant Director
In this silent film, a woman forsakes husband and lover to pursue a young engineer.

Producer (feature film)

Madison Avenue (1962) as Producer

Visual Effects (feature film)

In Old Chicago (1938) as Spec eff scenes dir by
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Taming of the Shrew (1929) as Production Manager
Big News (1929) as Production Manager

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Tap (1989)
An ex-convict who is also a wonderful tap dancer, must choose between a life of crime or the pursuit of a show business career.

Director (short)

Hot Spot (1932)
In this comedic short film, two taxi drivers accidently get involved with a jealous husband and his wife.

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