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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 1990
Born: December 26, 1896 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Barefoot Boy (1938) as Director
A wrongly imprisoned man sends his snobbish son to the country to grow up.
2.
Numbered Woman (1938) as Director
3.
Under the Big Top (1938) as Director
4.
The Port of Missing Girls (1938) as Director
5.
Michael O'Halloran (1937) as Director
6.
Federal Bullets (1937) as Director
When the Bureau of Investigation (so-called because Monogram didn't have J. Edgar's stamp of approval) learns that wealthy philanthropist Mrs. Crippen (Zeffie Tilbury) bosses the city's underworld, Federal Agent Tommy Thompson (Milburn Stone) is detailed to uncover evidence that will convict her. Masquerading as a crook, Tommy is saved from jail by the Crippen machine, which is headed by Harker (Selmer Jackson), Mrs. Crippen's lawyer and partner. Tommy joins the gang, wins the old lady's confidence and fall in love with her secretary, Milly (Terry Walker), who is unaware of her employer's criminal activities. Mrs. Crippen is working to save her son John (Matty Fain) from the electric chair. Tommy brings John, who has escaped from the penitentiary, directly to Mrs. Crippen so she can be caught red-handed. Tipped off that the police are closing in, she leaves for her hideout with Tommy, John, Milly (who she has kidnapped) and two henchmen. Harker has discovered Tommy's true identity and relays the information to the gang.
7.
In His Steps (1936) as Director
8.
Angels in White (1936) as Director
9.
Flames (1932) as Director
10.
Prince of Diamonds (1930) as Director
11.
Stark Love (1927) as Director
12.
His Dog (1927) as Director

Cast (feature film)

13.
D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993)
A three-part special examining D.W. Griffith's contributions to filmmaking.

Cinematography (feature film)

14.
Mannequin (1926) as Director of Photography
15.
Marry Me (1925) as Director of Photography
16.
Beggar on Horseback (1925) as Director of Photography
17.
Welcome Home (1925) as Director of Photography
18.
The Pony Express (1925) as Director of Photography
19.
The Goose Hangs High (1925) as Director of Photography
20.
The City That Never Sleeps (1924) as Director of Photography
21.
The Fighting Coward (1924) as Director of Photography
22.
Merton of the Movies (1924) as Director of Photography
23.
The Garden of Weeds (1924) as Director of Photography
24.
The Covered Wagon (1924) as Camera
Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart?
25.
The Enemy Sex (1924) as Director of Photography
26.
Hollywood (1923) as Director of Photography
Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. Despite seeing major movie stars around every corner, and knocking on every casting office door in town, at the end of her first day she is still unemployed. To her horror, when she arrives back at their hotel, she finds that Grandpa has been cast in a movie by William DeMille and quickly becomes a star during the ensuing weeks. Her family, worried that Angela and Grandpa are getting into trouble, come to Hollywood to drag them back home. In short order Aunt, Grandma, brother, boyfriend and even the parrot become superstars, but Angela is still unemployed...
27.
To the Ladies (1923) as Director of Photography
28.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1923) as Director of Photography
29.
Thirty Days (1923) as Director of Photography
30.
One Glorious Day (1922) as Director of Photography
Ek is a disembodied spirit, required to wait his turn in the boring cosmos until he is allowed to inhabit an earthly body. Impatient, he sneaks off to earth to find a body and, after several failed attempts, finds Professor Ezra Botts, a timid old pedant and researcher of psychic phenomena. Life fairly well kicks Professor Botts around as it does all timid souls, and he gets little love or respect. But during an experimental trance, he is able to leave his body behind and at that moment, Ek sees his chance and slips in, taking over the professor's body. The "new" professor is energetic, charismatic, and dynamic, and from the limbo in which he floats, the real professor fears that Ek is going to wear out the tired old body before he, Botts, can return to it. And just how is he supposed to get back into his body, anyway?
31.
The Dictator (1922) as Director of Photography
32.
Is Matrimony a Failure? (1922) as Director of Photography
33.
The Old Homestead (1922) as Director of Photography
34.
Crazy To Marry (1921) as Director of Photography
35.
The Traveling Salesman (1921) as Director of Photography
36.
The Dollar-a-Year Man (1921) as Director of Photography
37.
Brewster's Millions (1921) as Director of Photography
38.
Always Audacious (1920) as Assistant Camera
39.
The Life of the Party (1920) as Camera
A party during a blizzard throws a mayoral candidate into compromising situations.
40.
The City of Masks (1920) as Camera
After immigrating to America, a handful of European nobles find themselves living and working as common laborers. They join together one night a week to maintain the Continental style they once were accustomed to.
41.
The Fourteenth Man (1920) as Camera
42.
A Romance of Happy Valley (1919) as 2nd Camera
John Logan leaves his parents and sweetheart in bucolic Happy Valley to make his fortune in the city. Those he left behind become miserable and beleaguered in his absence, but after several years he returns, a wealthy man. But his embittered father, not recognizing him for who he is, plans to murder the newly- arrived "stranger" for his money.
43.
Hearts of the World (1918) as 2nd Camera
In this silent film, World War I threatens the lives of two small-town sweethearts.
44.
Battling Jane (1918) as Camera
45.
Her Official Fathers (1917) as Camera
46.
Stagestruck (1917) as Camera
47.
Intolerance (1916) as 2nd Camera
In this silent film, four stories from different eras intertwine to depict man's inhumanity to man.
48.
The Traveling Salesman (1916) as Camera

Writer (feature film)

49.
The Vanquished (1953) as Based on a Story by
A Southern States official returns home after the Civil War and has to see that in his village the law is in the hands of a few scrupoulos people.
50.
The Chicago Kid (1945) as Based on an orig story by
51.
Hitler--Dead or Alive (1943) as Screenwriter
52.
The Ape Man (1943) as Original Story
Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors.
53.
Phantom Killer (1942) as Screenwriter
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
54.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Screenwriter
55.
Harvard, Here I Come (1941) as Story
56.
I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island (1941) as Screenwriter
57.
Prairie Pioneers (1941) as Orig idea
58.
Under Fiesta Stars (1941) as Story
A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner Barbara Erwin. Gene wants to continue operation of the mine as requested in the will but Barbara wants to sell and leave with her half of the money. So she hires two lawyers not knowing they are crooks. They then sent their henchman out and Gene's life is soon in danger.
59.
Mr. District Attorney (1941) as Orig scr
60.
Under Fiesta Stars (1941) as Screenwriter
A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner Barbara Erwin. Gene wants to continue operation of the mine as requested in the will but Barbara wants to sell and leave with her half of the money. So she hires two lawyers not knowing they are crooks. They then sent their henchman out and Gene's life is soon in danger.
61.
Military Academy (1940) as Screenwriter
62.
Before I Hang (1940) as Story
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
63.
Gangs of Chicago (1940) as Orig scr
64.
The Man with Nine Lives (1940) as Screenwriter
A doctor''''s attempts to cure cancer lead to a series of grisly murders.
65.
Girl from Havana (1940) as Orig scr
66.
A Woman Is the Judge (1939) as Orig scr
67.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Screenwriter
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
68.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Story
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
69.
The Port of Missing Girls (1938) as Scr and story
70.
Gangster's Boy (1938) as Story
71.
Federal Bullets (1937) as Adaptation
When the Bureau of Investigation (so-called because Monogram didn't have J. Edgar's stamp of approval) learns that wealthy philanthropist Mrs. Crippen (Zeffie Tilbury) bosses the city's underworld, Federal Agent Tommy Thompson (Milburn Stone) is detailed to uncover evidence that will convict her. Masquerading as a crook, Tommy is saved from jail by the Crippen machine, which is headed by Harker (Selmer Jackson), Mrs. Crippen's lawyer and partner. Tommy joins the gang, wins the old lady's confidence and fall in love with her secretary, Milly (Terry Walker), who is unaware of her employer's criminal activities. Mrs. Crippen is working to save her son John (Matty Fain) from the electric chair. Tommy brings John, who has escaped from the penitentiary, directly to Mrs. Crippen so she can be caught red-handed. Tipped off that the police are closing in, she leaves for her hideout with Tommy, John, Milly (who she has kidnapped) and two henchmen. Harker has discovered Tommy's true identity and relays the information to the gang.
72.
Girl Loves Boy (1937) as Story
73.
Join the Marines (1937) as Original Story
74.
Angels in White (1936) as Orig screen story and scr
75.
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Adaptation
76.
In His Steps (1936) as Screenwriter
77.
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1935) as Screenwriter
78.
Stolen Sweets (1934) as Story and cont
79.
One in a Million (1934) as Scr and dial
80.
The Curtain Falls (1934) as Story and Screenplay
81.
City Park (1934) as Story and cont
82.
Fast Workers (1933) as Cont
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
83.
Flames (1932) as Story
84.
The Mississippi Gambler (1929) as Story
85.
Stark Love (1927) as Writer

Producer (feature film)

86.
Stark Love (1927) as Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

87.
Thirty Days (1922) as Photography

Sound (special)

88.
AIDS Show: Artists Involved With Death and Survival, The (1986)
A program dealing with the impact of AIDS on the community hardest hit by the epidemic so far -- gay men. Based on a San Francisco theatrical production of the same name, the program combines performance and documentary, interweaving excerpts from the theatrical production "Unfinished Business: The

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