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Bert McKay

Bert McKay



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Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Five Pennies (1959) as Casting dir
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
Vertigo (1958) as Unit casting dir
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''''s been hired to tail.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Casting dir
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
The Colossus of New York (1958) as Casting
Jeremy Spensser, genius humanitarian, is killed in an accident just after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His father William, a brilliant brain surgeon, works on the body in secret before burial; later revealing to his other son Henry that he has the brain on life support and hopes to encase it in a robot body! The resulting being is large, strong, and develops many strange powers. Initially it has Jeremy's gentle personality but this, too, begins to change, and a year later it decides to end its long seclusion... Unusual piano music score.
As Young as We Are (1958) as Casting dir
King Creole (1958) as Casting dir
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
Desire Under the Elms (1958) as Casting dir
A fiery immigrant falls in love with her aging husband''''s brooding young son.
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) as Casting dir
A young bride suspects her husband has been replaced by a space invader.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Casting
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Casting dir
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
Omar Khayyam (1957) as Casting dir
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
Beau James (1957) as Casting dir
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Casting dir
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
The Court Jester (1956) as Casting
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Casting dir
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Casting
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Unit casting dir
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he''''s not an informer.
Anything Can Happen (1952) as Casting
A quirky relationship unfolds between an immigrant and an all-American folk music fan.
Branded (1951) as Casting
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Casting dir
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
Dark City (1950) as Casting
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
Let's Dance (1950) as Casting
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Casting
The Accused (1949) as Casting
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Casting
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Casting office
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.

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