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Writer (feature film)

1.
Powder River (1953) as From a story by
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
2.
Pirates of Monterey (1947) as Screenwriter
3.
The Runaround (1946) as Screenwriter
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
4.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as From a story by
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
5.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Additional Dialogue
6.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Screenwriter
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
7.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Screenwriter
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
8.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Screenwriter
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
9.
Wild Geese Calling (1941) as Contract Writer
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
10.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Contr to trmt
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
11.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Screenwriter
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
12.
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Orig scr
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
13.
The Three Musketeers (1939) as Screenwriter
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
14.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Scr contr
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
15.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Historical research and story outline
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
16.
Here I Am a Stranger (1939) as Screenwriter
17.
Frontier Marshal (1939) as Screenwriter
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
18.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Screenwriter
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
19.
We're Going to Be Rich (1938) as Screenwriter
20.
Slave Ship (1937) as Screenwriter
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
21.
Reunion (1936) as Screenwriter
22.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Screenwriter
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
23.
A Message to Garcia (1936) as Contr to scr const
A fiery Cuban woman guides an emissary from the U.S. president through the jungles of war-torn Cuba.
24.
Captain January (1936) as Screenwriter
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
25.
The County Chairman (1935) as Screenwriter
26.
Orchids to You (1935) as Contr to trmt
27.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as Contr to scr const
28.
Lottery Lover (1935) as Dial
29.
It's a Small World (1935) as Screenwriter
Socialite Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin run into each other in an automobile accident. Clummerhorn is a small town judge, sheriff, etc. and decides to try them. She is trouble at first, but she and Bill warm to each other as the trial goes forth.
30.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Original Story
31.
In Old Kentucky (1935) as Screenwriter
A drunken young veteran returns home to find the family horse-breeding business facing ruin.
32.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Contr to trmt
33.
The Daring Young Man (1935) as Additional Dialogue
34.
Search for Beauty (1934) as Dial
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
35.
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as Adaptation
36.
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Screenwriter
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
37.
Good Dame (1934) as Screenwriter
38.
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Dial
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
39.
A Kiss in a Taxi (1927) as Titles
40.
Casey at the Bat (1927) as Titles
41.
Fighting Hearts (1926) as From Story

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