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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Chain, The (1996)
On undercover assignment in South America, an American cop suddenly finds himself handcuffed to his prey -- a gun runner -- and trying to escape corrupt government rogues who specialize in torture and execution.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Duke of Chicago (1949) as Benson
3.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Headwaiter
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
4.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Eschmann
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
5.
The Big Sombrero (1949) as Pawnbroker
Gene is hired to be foreman of the Big Sombrero ranch by Jim Garland, who is handling all the business affairs of the owner, Estrellita Estrada, who is more interested in going to America than taking care of her Mexican holdings. Gene, discovering Garland's plan to run all the Mexican rancheros off the ranch, turns against his boss and shortly finds himself in the middle of cattle stampedes and an avalanche started by Garland's men.
6.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Process server
7.
The Vicious Circle (1948) as Herman
8.
Devil Ship (1947) as Jerry
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...
9.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Jailer
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
10.
Thoroughbreds (1944) as Pete
11.
My Buddy (1944) as Salesman
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
12.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Workman
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
13.
Atlantic City (1944) as Businessman
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
14.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Candy store man
15.
16.
False Faces (1943) as Bartender
17.
Crime Smasher (1943) as
18.
19.
Smart Alecks (1942) as Dr. Thomas
An attempt to raise funds for new baseball uniforms gets a group of boys mixed up in crime.
20.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Snake-Eyes
21.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as John
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
22.
In Old California (1942) as Miner
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.
23.
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Cab driver
24.
The Old Homestead (1942) as Pool room proprietor
25.
Today I Hang (1942) as Slick Pheeney
Henry Courtney, a wealthy importer is found murdered and the famous DeNormand necklace has been stolen. The false testimony of two witnesses, Rand and Hobbs, puts Jim O'Brien in the shadow of the hangman's noose. Martha Courtney, widow of the murdered man and Jim's former sweetheart is convinced he isn't guilty, and promises crooked lawyer Roger Lanning the necklace - which Jim doesn't have - if he can arrange for Jim's escape. Rand and Lanning killed Courtney, but Lanning doesn't know that Rand has the necklace.
26.
Let's Get Tough! (1942) as Heinbach Sr.
Too young to enlist, a gang of street kids try to solve the murder of an Allied agent.
27.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Telescope man
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
28.
Public Enemies (1941) as Karmourian
29.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Counterman
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
30.
31.
Half a Sinner (1940) as Gatekeeper
32.
So You Won't Talk (1940) as Larry
33.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Pusher
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
34.
Waterfront (1939) as Drunk
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
35.
Wanted by the Police (1938) as Stinger
36.
Prison Train (1938) as Steward
Frankie Terris (Fred Keating) and Mannie Robbins (Alexander Leftwich) are the two most powerful gangsters in their city. Frankie has a young sister, Louise (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters), whom he has kept at a boarding school away from the stench of his racketeering. Mannie's young son, Joe (James Blakely), is also ignorant of his father's profession. Louise and Joe meet, and Joe tries to make love to her. Frankie interrupts and, in a fight that follows, kills Joe. Mannie vows to get Frankie. The latter, sentenced to Alcatraz, fears for Louise's safety and makes her promise to take a trip abroad. Louise learns that Mannie plans to shoot Frankie on the train taking him to prison, and she stows away in hopes of warning her brother. On the train, she falls into the protective arms of Federal Agent Bill Adams (Peter Potter as William Moore.) Before she has a chance to warn Frankie, Mannie's henchmen go to work and a gangland shootout ensues.
37.
Keep Smiling (1938) as Head electrician
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
38.
Poor Schmaltz (1915) as Herman Schmaltz

Writer (feature film)

39.
Blood Surf (2001) as Screenwriter
A group of surfers on a photo shoot on Palm Island, Australia are attacked by a killer crocodile.
40.
Diplomatic Siege (1999) as Screenwriter
A career diplomat and a computer expert attempt to thwart Serbian terrorists holding 37 hostages in the American Embassy, while a time-bomb ticks away in the basement.
41.
Chain, The (1996)
On undercover assignment in South America, an American cop suddenly finds himself handcuffed to his prey -- a gun runner -- and trying to escape corrupt government rogues who specialize in torture and execution.
42.
Chain, The (1996)
On undercover assignment in South America, an American cop suddenly finds himself handcuffed to his prey -- a gun runner -- and trying to escape corrupt government rogues who specialize in torture and execution.
43.
Granny, The (1995) as From Story
A bickering family puts up with their curmudgeonly, mean, wheelchair-bound Granny because of her wealth, hoping to benefit from her death. When a stranger gives Granny a potion for eternal life, Granny takes it incorrectly and dies, to the delight of her family, who anticipate the inheritance. How
44.
Dark Tide (1994) as Screenwriter
While collecting deadly sea snakes for a research company, two deep sea divers are trapped in a web of fatal passion on a remote island.
45.
Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)
Story about the Warlock's attempt to "uncreate" the universe through the use of runestones.
46.
Rad (1986)
A young cyclist struggles to balance high school with racing competitions.
47.
3:15, The Moment Of Truth (1986) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

48.
Chain, The (1996)
On undercover assignment in South America, an American cop suddenly finds himself handcuffed to his prey -- a gun runner -- and trying to escape corrupt government rogues who specialize in torture and execution.
49.
Granny, The (1995) as Producer
A bickering family puts up with their curmudgeonly, mean, wheelchair-bound Granny because of her wealth, hoping to benefit from her death. When a stranger gives Granny a potion for eternal life, Granny takes it incorrectly and dies, to the delight of her family, who anticipate the inheritance. How
50.
Dark Tide (1994) as Producer
While collecting deadly sea snakes for a research company, two deep sea divers are trapped in a web of fatal passion on a remote island.
51.
Rad (1986)
A young cyclist struggles to balance high school with racing competitions.

Special Thanks (feature film)

52.
Kid in King Arthur's Court, A (1995)
Fourteen-year-old Calvin Fuller is an otherwise bright, typical Southern California kid. But when it comes to confidence and bravery, he''s batting zero. Until something intense and unexpected happens. As an earthquake rumbles through the ballpark during a Little League game, Calvin begins the most extraordinary journey of the millennium when a crack opens in the earth and he falls back into time--to the mythical kingdom of Camelot, and the court of legendary King Arthur. Inadvertently conjured to the 12th century by the great sorcerer Merlin, Calvin finds he''s been summoned to help restore "the once and future king" Arthur''s fading glory, and to prevent the realm from falling into the clutches of the sinister Lord Belasco. Now, as this exciting challenge begins for Calvin he must find the courage to face the odious Belasco, and prove himself that in any age he has what it takes to be a worthy knight.

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