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Also Known As: Died: June 30, 1958
Born: March 9, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Purcell, Oklahoma Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
White Goddess (1953) as Director
Dr. Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall) returns to Africa, where he was born of missionary parents, to do research on medicines that are reputed to keep a "White Goddess" (Millicent Patrick) eternally young. With his friend Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery) and his guide Charley Smart (James Fairfax), Tom rescues Trudy Vantyne (M'Liss McClure), a trader's daughter, from savages who capture and hypnotize her, planning to make her a rival White Goddess. Two escaped convicts, Atkins (Lucien Prival) and Vail (Robert Williams) persuade the White Goddess, in reality the wife of another escapee, to flee with the tribal riches, but all three are killed trying to escape.
2.
Blazing Bullets (1951) as Director
3.
Montana Desperado (1951) as Director
4.
Silver Raiders (1950) as Director
5.
Six Gun Mesa (1950) as Director
6.
Over the Border (1950) as Director
7.
Fence Riders (1950) as Director
8.
West of Wyoming (1950) as Director
9.
Outlaw Gold (1950) as Director
U.S. Marshals Dave Willis (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Barrett (Milburn Morante), traveling incognito to investigate the robbery of a shipment of Mexican Government gold, rescue Kathy Martin (Jane Adams) from an outlaw ambush, after her father Joel Martin (Steve Clark), publisher of the Latigo newspaper, has been wounded. Later, Martin is killed, and Bull Jackson (Marshall Reed), who claims to have seen the crime, accuses Dave of the murder. Dave reveals he is a U.S. Ranger and Sheriff Doss (Bud Osborne) releases him. Roger Bigsby (Hugh Prosser), co-owner of the newspaper and secret leader of the outlaw gang, sends Jackson to ambush Dave, who escapes. Bigsby, learning that Sonny Lang (Myron Healey), a notorious gunman once jailed by Dave is being released from prison, sends for him and hires him to get rid of Dave, who is close to discovering that the stolen gold has been cast as newspaper type and shipped east.
10.
Gunslingers (1950) as Director
11.
Arizona Territory (1950) as Director
Prospector Jeff Malloy (Whip Wilson) rescues Doris Devlin (Nancy Saunders), owner of a trading post, from an ambush planned by her uncle, Kilburn (John Merton), who is trying to scare her out of the territory so that he can continue his counterfeiting operations. Jeff is framed by the gang, but he and bumbling Marshal Luke Winslow (Andy Clyde)get on the trail after Doris is kidnapped by her uncle's gang.
12.
The Gay Amigo (1949) as Director
Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap.
13.
The Valiant Hombre (1949) as Director
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, Paul Mason (John James), recently discovered a gold lode in the nearby hills. The trail leads to the owner of a gambling hall, Lon Lansdell (John Litel). Linda Mason (Barbara Billingsley), searching for her lost brother, is met when she arrives by Cisco, who tries to hell her the true story as he sees it, but she prefers to believe Landell's version of her brother's disappearance. Lansdell leads Linda to her brother, and she is used in an attempt to make Mason disclose the location of his gold strike. But Cisco and Pancho are close by.
14.
The Daring Caballero (1949) as Director
15.
Western Renegades (1949) as Director
16.
Jack Armstrong (1947) as Director
17.
Vigilante, The (1947) as Director
Columbia's 33rd serial (made between "Jack Armstrong" and "The Sea Hound") was based on the character that first appeared in "Action Comics" No. 42, who was a radio singing cowboy who doubled as a crime-fighting, motorcycle-riding crime-fighter with a pre-teen Chinese boy, Stuff, as his answer to Batman's Robin, although Stuff ran a lot or errands that Robin didn't have to do since the Dynamic Duo had Alfred the Butler (both versions) to do those. In the serial version, Stuff became a white, draft-age sidekick played by George Offerman Jr.(and we are still looking for any film made in the 30's and 40's that this actor was billed as the incorrect George Offerman rather than the correct George Offerman Jr), which fit right in with the costume changes that Columbia tagged The Vigilante character with; a snappy-brim fedora and a Montgomery Ward catalog white Gene Autry- style shirt instead of the large flat-brimmed hat and double-button blue shirt he wore in the comic books. The nose-chin covering bandana is about all that survived the comic book to screen transfer. They also changed Greg Sanders, the Vigilante's alter-ego from a radio troubador to a western film actor and miscast Ralph Byrd in the role (they could have held John Hart over from the previous serial who would have fit the role better) as a government agent known as the Vigilante investigating the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", which are rubies sought by a gang led by the unknown (ha!)X-1 and the mysterious Prince Amil Hassan (Robert Barron.) While not the worst of the Katzman-produced serials, the best thing about it remains Ramsay Ames, coming toward or going away from the camera.
18.
Rustler's Roundup (1946) as Director
While using the same title as a 1933 Universal film starring Tom Mix, this one combines elements of two Johnny Mack Brown Universal westerns, "Law and Order-1940" and "The Silver Bullet-1942", with the story stress on "Law and Order." The "Vote For Cal Dixon" song is the same as "The Vote For Emily Morgan" song in "The Silver Bullet". while the Cal Dixon name comes from a character in "Law and Order." In this one, Bob Bryan (Kirby Grant) has a marshal's badge pinned to his chest, and with the aid of his pal, Pinkerton J. "Pinky" Pratt (Fuzzy Knight),proceeds to clean up the murder-and-rustling operations in a town ran by a trio of outlaw brothers (Frank Marlo, Edmund Cobb and Ethan Laidlaw), who are basically the same as the Northup brothers from the 1932 "Law and Order" and the Daggett brothers from the 1940 "Law and Order", only they are now known as the Todds.
19.
Lawless Breed (1946) as Director
20.
Gun Town (1946) as Director
Indian Agent Kip Lewis arrives in Gun Town where Buckskin Sawyer is having her payroll shipments robbed by Indians. Kip and his men are ready the next time and learn the robbers are white men dressed as Indians. Kip finds Davy Sawyer's case at the scene and confronts him. When Davy accuses Talbot whom he lent it to, Talbot shoots him. But Davy names Talbot before he dies and Kip goes after him.
21.
Wild Beauty (1946) as Director
A pretty school teacher (Lois Collier)---make that a very pretty school teacher---, a doctor (Don Porter) who disapproves of the white man's attitude toward Indians, and a young Indian boy (Buzz Henry) do what they can in the modern west to keep Robert Wilcox and his henchies (the usual Universal suspects headed by Dick Curtis) from capturing and killing a wild horse herd so Wilcox can sell the hides. It all looks bigger than it is because director Wallace Fox makes liberal use via stock footage of the massive wild horse herds from Universal's 1936 "Stormy."
22.
Gunman's Code (1946) as Director
In this slightly-modified remake of Universal's 1941 "Road Agent", Wells Fargo agents Jack Douglas (Kirby Grant) and Roscoe O'Toole (Fuzzy Knight) are sent after a gang of stage robbers. Donny Burton (Bernard Thomas), brother of Laura Burton (Jane Adams), is implicated before Jack is able to prove that saloon owner Lee Payne (Danny Morton) is the man behind the outlaw gang.
23.
Trail to Vengeance (1945) as Director
24.
Code of the Lawless (1945) as Director
A newcomer to Pecos succeeds in smashing a holding company which has been levying unwarranted taxes upon the ranchers. He does so by posing as the son of the head of the company. He later reveals himself to be an agent of the U. S. Department of the Interior.
25.
Bad Men of the Border (1945) as Director
U. S. Marshal Ted Cameron, masquerading as a bandit, robs a mail coach. Delores Mendoza, a passenger, is an agent for the Mexican government, assigned to investigate a counterfeiting and smuggling gang operating below the border. She joins forces with Ted and his sidekick, Rockabye Jones, and together they expose the gang and bring them to justice.
26.
Docks of New York (1945) as Director
Glimpy finds a necklace next to a dead body in an alley. His discovery leads to the gang getting mixed up in murder, intrigue involving a European royal family, and a killer who is after the necklace that Muggs has and will stop at nothing to get it.
27.
Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945) as Director
After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable foreclosed on. However, one of the gamblers involved in the frame falls for Ma Brwn's daughter, and decides to come clean and confess to the police about the frame. The other gamblers hear about it and set out to shut him up and discredit Muggs and Ma Brown once and for all.
28.
Pillow of Death (1945) as Director
Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one.
29.
Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945) as Director
30.
The Great Mike (1944) as Director
31.
Career Girl (1944) as Director
Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...
32.
Riders of the Santa Fe (1944) as Director
33.
Men on Her Mind (1944) as Director
34.
Block Busters (1944) as Director
35.
Million Dollar Kid (1944) as Director
The East Side Kids set out to reform a rich boy and round up a gang of punks.
36.
Pride of the Plains (1944) as Director
37.
Minstrel Man (1944) as Director
38.
Song of the Range (1944) as Director
39.
The Ghost Rider (1943) as Director
The first of a long-running series of Monogram-produced westerns starring Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton that replaced the Rough Riders series following the death of Buck Jones in the Boston night club fire. Though the next three years featured Brown (as Nevada Jack McKenzie) and Hatton (in his Sandy Hopkins role from the Rough Riders series) as undercover marshals in some form or another, this initial entry had Brown as a lone rider seeking vengeance and he and Hatton's characters were unknown to each other through most of the film. Hopkins offer McKenzie a marshal's job at the end of the film, which the Brown character declined and rode off alone on his quest. This quest didn't take long as by the next film in the series Nevada Jack McKenzie was a full-fledged U. S. Marshal.
40.
Outlaws of Stampede Pass (1943) as Director
41.
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as Director
42.
Kid Dynamite (1943) as Director
A boxer is kidnapped by gamblers to keep him out of a big fight.
43.
Girl From Monterey, The (1943) as Director
44.
Bullets for Bandits (1942) as Director
45.
The Lone Star Vigilantes (1942) as Director
46.
Let's Get Tough! (1942) as Director
Too young to enlist, a gang of street kids try to solve the murder of an Allied agent.
47.
The Corpse Vanishes (1942) as Director
A mad scientist kills brides and uses their glands to keep his wife alive.
48.
Bowery at Midnight (1942) as Director
A college professor hides a life of crime behind volunteer work.
49.
Smart Alecks (1942) as Director
An attempt to raise funds for new baseball uniforms gets a group of boys mixed up in crime.
50.
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942) as Director
The Bowery Boys come to the rescue of a young murder suspect.
51.
Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) as Director
An East Side Kid is saved from a life of crime when he becomes a Golden Gloves champ.
52.
The Mexicali Kid (1938) as Director
53.
Gun Packer (1938) as Director
54.
Racing Lady (1937) as Director
A millionaire hires a lady trainer for his stables.
55.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as 2nd Unit Director
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
56.
Yellow Dust (1936) as Director
After he''''s accused of a series of stagecoach robberies, an innocent man has to find the real crooks.
57.
The Last of the Mohicans (1936) as Assoc dir
A frontier scout rescues the daughters of a British colonial commander from renegades.
58.
Powdersmoke Range (1935) as Director
Three cowboys buy a ranch but have to fight off gunmen to keep it.
59.
Chasing Yesterday (1935) as Unit manager
An aging archaeologist pursues the daughter of the woman he loved and lost.
60.
Red Morning (1934) as Director
A ship captain''''s daughter fights to survive a mutiny and hostile islanders.
61.
Flying Devils (1933) as Assistant Director
A trio of veteran pilots joins an aerial circus.
62.
The Devil on Deck (1932) as Director
63.
Cannonball Express (1932) as Director
64.
Trapped in Tia Juana (1932) as Director
65.
Partners of the Trail (1931) as Director
66.
Near the Trail's End (1931) as Director
Bart Morgan controls the town of Cactus City and is keeping all men away from Jane Rankin. When Johnny Day arrives and takes an interest in Jane, Morgan tries to kick him out. Johnny refuses to go and the stage is set for a showdown.
67.
Second Wife (1930) as Staged by
A man continues to grieve for his deceased wife, even after his second wife becomes pregnant.
68.
The Amazing Vagabond (1929) as Director
69.
Laughing at Death (1929) as Director
70.
The Vagabond Lover (1929) as Assistant Director
A small-town boy finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band.
71.
Come and Get It (1929) as Director
72.
Breed of the Sunsets (1928) as Director
73.
The Avenging Rider (1928) as Director
74.
The Riding Renegade (1928) as Director
75.
Driftin' Sands (1928) as Director
76.
The Trail of Courage (1928) as Director
77.
Man in the Rough (1928) as Director
78.
The Mojave Kid (1927) as Assistant Director
79.
Shanghaied (1927) as Assistant Director
80.
The Bandit's Son (1927) as Director
81.
Resurrection (1927) as Assistant Director
Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov. Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove her to. He follows her to imprisonment in Siberia, intent on redeeming her and himself as well.
82.
Bred in Old Kentucky (1926) as Assistant Director
83.
Breed of the Sea (1926) as Assistant Director
84.
Joanna (1925) as Assistant Director
85.
Why Women Love (1925) as Assistant Director
86.
My Son (1925) as Assistant Director
87.
Madonna of the Streets (1924) as Assistant Director
88.
A Son of the Sahara (1924) as Assistant Director
89.
The Girl of the Golden West (1923) as Assistant Director
90.
Her Mad Bargain (1921) as Assistant Director
91.
The Invisible Fear (1921) as Assistant Director

Writer (feature film)

92.
Red Morning (1934) as [Wrt] by
A ship captain''''s daughter fights to survive a mutiny and hostile islanders.
93.
Trapped in Tia Juana (1932) as Dial

Producer (feature film)

94.
Gunslingers (1950) as Producer
95.
Six Gun Mesa (1950) as Producer
96.
Fence Riders (1950) as Producer
97.
Over the Border (1950) as Producer
98.
Gunman's Code (1946) as Producer
In this slightly-modified remake of Universal's 1941 "Road Agent", Wells Fargo agents Jack Douglas (Kirby Grant) and Roscoe O'Toole (Fuzzy Knight) are sent after a gang of stage robbers. Donny Burton (Bernard Thomas), brother of Laura Burton (Jane Adams), is implicated before Jack is able to prove that saloon owner Lee Payne (Danny Morton) is the man behind the outlaw gang.
99.
Rustler's Roundup (1946) as Producer
While using the same title as a 1933 Universal film starring Tom Mix, this one combines elements of two Johnny Mack Brown Universal westerns, "Law and Order-1940" and "The Silver Bullet-1942", with the story stress on "Law and Order." The "Vote For Cal Dixon" song is the same as "The Vote For Emily Morgan" song in "The Silver Bullet". while the Cal Dixon name comes from a character in "Law and Order." In this one, Bob Bryan (Kirby Grant) has a marshal's badge pinned to his chest, and with the aid of his pal, Pinkerton J. "Pinky" Pratt (Fuzzy Knight),proceeds to clean up the murder-and-rustling operations in a town ran by a trio of outlaw brothers (Frank Marlo, Edmund Cobb and Ethan Laidlaw), who are basically the same as the Northup brothers from the 1932 "Law and Order" and the Daggett brothers from the 1940 "Law and Order", only they are now known as the Todds.
100.
Lawless Breed (1946) as Producer
101.
Gun Town (1946) as Producer
Indian Agent Kip Lewis arrives in Gun Town where Buckskin Sawyer is having her payroll shipments robbed by Indians. Kip and his men are ready the next time and learn the robbers are white men dressed as Indians. Kip finds Davy Sawyer's case at the scene and confronts him. When Davy accuses Talbot whom he lent it to, Talbot shoots him. But Davy names Talbot before he dies and Kip goes after him.
102.
Wild Beauty (1946) as Producer
A pretty school teacher (Lois Collier)---make that a very pretty school teacher---, a doctor (Don Porter) who disapproves of the white man's attitude toward Indians, and a young Indian boy (Buzz Henry) do what they can in the modern west to keep Robert Wilcox and his henchies (the usual Universal suspects headed by Dick Curtis) from capturing and killing a wild horse herd so Wilcox can sell the hides. It all looks bigger than it is because director Wallace Fox makes liberal use via stock footage of the massive wild horse herds from Universal's 1936 "Stormy."
103.
Trail to Vengeance (1945) as Producer
104.
Bad Men of the Border (1945) as Producer
U. S. Marshal Ted Cameron, masquerading as a bandit, robs a mail coach. Delores Mendoza, a passenger, is an agent for the Mexican government, assigned to investigate a counterfeiting and smuggling gang operating below the border. She joins forces with Ted and his sidekick, Rockabye Jones, and together they expose the gang and bring them to justice.
105.
Code of the Lawless (1945) as Producer
A newcomer to Pecos succeeds in smashing a holding company which has been levying unwarranted taxes upon the ranchers. He does so by posing as the son of the head of the company. He later reveals himself to be an agent of the U. S. Department of the Interior.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

106.
Little Women (1933) as Unit Manager
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
107.
Evangeline (1929) as Chief prod aide
In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them into exile with their lands forfeit to the Crown Evangeline follows the exiled men in hopes of finding her beloved, but even after he and the other Acadians are released in Louisiana, she cannot find him, always arriving at some locale just after he has departed. But she dedicates her life to searching the continent for the man she loves.

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