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Director (feature film)

The New Centurions (1972) as Assistant Director
Rookie Los Angeles policeman Roy is being taught the ropes by Kilvinsky, an old pro who is about to retire and wants to train Roy to take over for him when he leaves the force. But Roy is not at his best due to his recent divorce, so takes extra work on Kilvinsky''s part.
Fat City (1972) as Assistant Director
A washed-up boxer tries to show a young hopeful the ropes.
Lost Horizon (1972)
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Assistant Director
A reluctant Cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Hatari! (1962) as Assistant Director
The arrival of a woman upsets a team of hunters capturing animals for the world''''s zoos.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960) as Assistant Director
A 19th-century lawyer tries to clear a black man of rape and murder charges.
Island of Lost Women (1959) as Assistant Director
Two downed fliers find themselves trapped in a reclusive scientist¿s island home.
The Naked and the Dead (1958) as Assistant Director
A green lieutenant comes up against incompetent officers and a sadistic sergeant during World War II.
The Left Handed Gun (1958) as Assistant Director
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
Band of Angels (1957) as Assistant Director
A southern belle fights to survive slavery after learning her mother was black.
Santiago (1956) as Assistant Director
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
Toward the Unknown (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
A dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly attempts to clear his name.
Zarak (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.
Battle Cry (1955) as Assistant Director
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
The McConnell Story (1955) as 2nd Unit Director
A man''''s plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Assistant Director
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
Them! (1954) as Assistant Director
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
So Big (1953) as Assistant Director
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Assistant Director
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) as Assistant Director
A female gangster learns she is losing her vision.
The Winning Team (1952) as Assistant Director
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
Carson City (1952) as Assistant Director
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) as Assistant Director
The famed 19th century hero defeats enemy fleets and courts an admiral's widow.
Distant Drums (1951) as Assistant Director
Soldiers fight through the Everglades to return home after destroying a Seminole fort.
Pursued (1947) as Assistant Director
Cloak and Dagger (1946) as Assistant Director
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Assistant Director
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Background to Danger (1943) as Assistant Director
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Assistant Director
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Assistant Director
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Desperate Journey (1942) as Assistant Director
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Assistant Director
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
Manpower (1941) as Assistant Director
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
It All Came True (1940) as Assistant Director
A gangster hides out in a boardinghouse full of eccentrics.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Assistant Director
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
A Fugitive from Justice (1940) as Assistant Director
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) as Assistant Director
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
City in Terror (1939) as Assistant Director
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) as Assistant Director
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1939) as Assistant Director
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) as Assistant Director
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Assistant Director
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939) as Assistant Director
A reporter poses as a jewel smuggler to unmask a criminal gang.
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) as Assistant Director
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
On Dress Parade (1939) as Assistant Director
A group of delinquents get shipped to military school.
Torchy Blane in Panama (1938) as Assistant Director
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as Assistant Director
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
When Were You Born (1938) as Assistant Director
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
My Bill (1938) as Assistant Director
An impoverished widow fights scandal for the sake of her four children.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Assistant Director
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Assistant Director
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
The Go Getter (1937) as Assistant Director
A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.
Blazing Sixes (1937) as Assistant Director
A government agent poses as an outlaw to stop a series of gold robberies.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Assistant Director
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
Polo Joe (1936) as Assistant Director
A young man has to learn polo fast to impress his girlfriend.
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Assistant Director
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Assistant Director
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Assistant Director
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Assistant Director
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
Dangerous (1935) as Assistant Director
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''''s fallen in love with.
Black Fury (1935) as Assistant Director
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
We're in the Money (1935) as Assistant Director
Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant.
Gentlemen Are Born (1934) as Assistant Director
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
Kansas City Princess (1934) as Assistant Director
A pair of con women masquerade as girl scouts to escape to New York.
The House on 56th Street (1933) as Assistant Director
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.

Cast (feature film)

When the Circus Came to Town (1981)
In a fling at romantic comedy following all of the serious roles she played since the departure years before of "Bewitched," Elizabeth Montgomery is a Southern spinster who, after devoting her life to the care of her recently departed father, runs away from home, joins a flea-bitten one-ring circus,
Exoman (1977)
This pilot movie for a proposed series is about a professor, paralyzed in an attack by syndicate hit-men, who creates an exo-suit to make him mobile again -- and superhuman.
Spartacus (1960) as Soldier
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
The Trap (1959) as Hood
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
Santiago (1956) as Ferguson
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) as Swain
When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it''''s time to go courting for themselves.
Saskatchewan (1954) as Burkhart
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Here Come the Girls (1953) as Adagio dancer and acrobat
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
Botany Bay (1953) as Sailor
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Fencer
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Circus man
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Branded (1951) as Lavery houseman
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
The West Point Story (1950) as Acrobat
A Broadway producer tries to put on a show at the legendary military academy.
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) as Acrobat in trio
Robin Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men when King John reverts to tyranny.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Acrobat
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Hills of Home (1948) as Tumbler
Lassie helps a Scottish doctor deal with his patients' problems.
Variety Girl (1947) as Waiter, member of Six DeWaynes
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
King Kong (1933) as Reporter
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
Touchdown! (1931) as
Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been resting. Finally, Dan's school confronts its arch rival and Dan must decide how badly he wants the boys to win.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

From Noon Till Three (1976)
A two-bit outlaw becomes a legend when he''''s mistakenly reported dead.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Stripes (1981)
Two perpetual foul-ups join the Army and re-make the military in their own image.
The New Centurions (1972) as Unit Production Manager
Rookie Los Angeles policeman Roy is being taught the ropes by Kilvinsky, an old pro who is about to retire and wants to train Roy to take over for him when he leaves the force. But Roy is not at his best due to his recent divorce, so takes extra work on Kilvinsky''s part.
Fat City (1972) as Unit Production Manager
A washed-up boxer tries to show a young hopeful the ropes.
Which Way to the Front? (1970) as Production Manager
After he''''s rejected for World War II service, a man recruits other 4-Fs to help him fight the Nazis.
The Stalking Moon (1968) as Unit Production Manager
A retired Army scout protects a woman from her son''''s vicious Native father.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) as Production Manager
The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s.
Violent Road (1958) as Asst supv
Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

The Amityville Horror (1979) as Unit Production Manager
Newlyweds discover their dream home is haunted.
The Way We Were (1973)
A fiery liberal fights to make her marriage to a successful writer work.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Stunts
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.

Misc. Crew (special)

Soul Train Comedy Awards (1993)
Awards special honoring African-American comedy performers in 11 categories. Telecast includes stand-up comedy performances, sketches and musical performances.

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