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William Lyon

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Editing (feature film)

Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) as Film Editor
Troubled children on a dude ranch set out to save a buffalo herd.
R. P. M. (1970) as Film Editor
A liberal professor takes over as college president in the midst of a student uprising.
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) as Film Editor
During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Film Editor
A free-thinking bride and her conservative groom have trouble adjusting to married life.
Lord Love a Duck (1966) as Film Editor
A high-school misfit devotes his life to turning a bubbly blonde into a social success.
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) as Film Editor
A sophisticated crook mounts an intricate plan to rob an airport bank.
Major Dundee (1965) as Film Editor
Cavalry misfits cross the Mexican border to destroy an Indian outpost.
The Young Lovers (1964) as Film Editor
College students suffer all the heartaches of first love.
Diamond Head (1963) as Film Editor
A rich Hawaiian pineapple grower tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister.
The Man From the Diners' Club (1963) as Film Editor
A gangster tries to use a Diner''''s Club clerk as the fall guy in a scheme to fake his own death and escape his police problems.
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) as Film Editor
A surfer girl leaves the California beaches behind for a romantic vacation in Rome.
Sail a Crooked Ship (1962) as Film Editor
Foolish robbers steal and board a ship they can''''t sail.
Five Finger Exercise (1962) as Film Editor
The arrival of a young tutor triggers emotional crises for a wealthy family.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) as Film Editor
A surfer girl triggers romantic confusion during a Hawaiian vacation.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) as Film Editor
A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children.
Song Without End (1960) as Film Editor
Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess.
Midnight Lace (1960) as Film Editor
A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked.
Gidget (1959) as Film Editor
A young girl dreams of winning acceptance from a gang of surfers.
They Came to Cordura (1959) as Film Editor
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
Cowboy (1958) as Film Editor
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
Me and the Colonel (1958) as Film Editor
A Polish officer unwillingly helps a Jewish refugee escape from the Nazis.
The Shadow on the Window (1957) as Film Editor
Three delinquents murder a prosperous farm owner and hold his secretary hostage.
Nightfall (1957) as Film Editor
A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers.
The Garment Jungle (1957) as Film Editor
A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization.
The Hard Man (1957) as Film Editor
Madison is a Texas Ranger who resigns after he gets a reputation for bringing them back dead. He takes a job as deputy sheriff and quickly becomes embroiled in a range war against Greene, a rancher intent on taking over the whole range. He also begins an affair with French, Greene''s wife, who wants Madison to kill her husband for her. She ends up doing the job herself.
Storm Center (1956) as Film Editor
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
Picnic (1955) as Film Editor
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
Count Three and Pray (1955) as Film Editor
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
The Long Gray Line (1955) as Film Editor
An Irish immigrant becomes one of West Point''''s most beloved officers.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Film Editor
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
Human Desire (1954) as Film Editor
An unhappy wife seduces a veteran into helping her get rid of her husband.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Film Editor
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
The Member of the Wedding (1953) as Film Editor
When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence.
The 49th Man (1953) as Film Editor
A U.S. agent investigates a subversive group suspected of smuggling nuclear weapons.
Fort Ti (1953) as Film Editor
Slaves of Babylon (1953) as Film Editor
(Adv ''53). Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Michael Ansara, Terrance Kilburn. This is William Castle''s version of the classic Bible story in which the Israelites free themselves from the oppressive rule of Nebuchadnezzar. Julie Newmar makes a brief appearance as a specialty dancer in this typically tacky Sam Katzman production.
From Here to Eternity (1953) as Film Editor
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
Death of a Salesman (1952) as Film Editor
Thief of Damascus (1952) as Film Editor
A young man assembles a band of adventurers to take on an evil sultan.
The Happy Time (1952) as Film Editor
A Quebec patriarch fights to keep his wayward son from leading his grandson astray.
Ten Tall Men (1951) as Film Editor
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
Saturday's Hero (1951) as Film Editor
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
Cargo to Capetown (1950) as Film Editor
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) as Film Editor
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) as Film Editor
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Film Editor
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
The Walking Hills (1949) as Film Editor
A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Film Editor
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Film Editor
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) as Film Editor
A croupier is murdered in a Mexico City gambling casino and the Lone Wolf is suspected. Sharon Montgomery, wife of diamond merchant Charles Montgomery, becomes involved in a jewel heist, in which again the Lone Wolf is a suspect.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Film Editor
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
Mr. District Attorney (1947) as Film Editor
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942) as Film Editor
Lawless Plainsmen (1942) as Film Editor
Sabotage Squad (1942) as Film Editor
Submarine Raider (1942) as Film Editor
A submarine captain tries to warn the Navy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Film Editor
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
Naval Academy (1941) as Film Editor
A tough student at the Garfield Reform School is given a chance to straighten his life when a friend of his father's, offers to enroll him at the State Naval Academy.
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) as Film Editor
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
Harvard, Here I Come (1941) as Film Editor
Texas (1941) as Film Editor
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
Arizona (1940) as Film Editor
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
Too Many Husbands (1940) as Film Editor
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
Phantom Submarine (1940) as Film Editor
North of the Yukon (1939) as Film Editor
Fur trader Jules Moreaux is killed by raiders terrorizing the section patrolled by Canadian Mounties Sergeant Jim Cameron (Charles Starrett) and his brother, Constable Bob Cameron (Bob Nolan), who find Jean Duncan (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters) hiding in a backroom of the trading post. She says she is not sure she can identify the gang leader as Pierre Ledoux (Paul Sutton) whom the Mounties suspect. Ledoux reaches Moosehead ahead of the Mounties and reports to Mart Duncan (Robert Fiske), Jean's uncle and secret leader of the fur raiders. LeDoux is ordered to backtrack and try to kill Jean in the event she recognized him, but misses. At the suggestion of RCMP Inspector Wylie (Vernon Steele), Jean goes to work for her uncle, sees Ledoux, but Jim is forced to release him for lack of evidence. Jim is suspended from the Mounties and his actions become suspicious to both the raiders and the Mounties, he attempts to loot Moreaux's cabin and is attacked by LeDoux, there for the same purpose. Jim hides the raider when his brother shows up. Duncan, about to flee town with the raider's money, is stopped by Ledoux, now friendly to Jim. The Mounties arrest Jim for apparently trying to rob Duncan, and he is drummed out of the service and jailed. Ledoux helps him break jail and takes him to the gang's hideout where Jean is a captive.
The Man from Sundown (1939) as Film Editor
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Film Editor
Western Caravans (1939) as Film Editor
A caravan of settlers is arriving and the ranchers intend to keep them out. It looks like a range war but Sheriff Jim gets the ranchers to accept the settlers. Kohler re-ignites the feud by making settler Winters appear to be a rustler and then by killing Winter's son. Once more the two sides appear headed for a war and Jim is caught in the middle.
The Thundering West (1939) as Film Editor
Riders of the Black River (1939) as Film Editor
Spoilers of the Range (1939) as Film Editor
Beginning as usual with The Sons of the Pioneers singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" over the opening title and credit frames, which should be how all Westerns begin, especially those westerns of the 50's and 60's that used insipid title songs telling the plot before the film started, this one wastes no time as Lobo Savage (Dick Curtis, of course) secretly in league with saloon owner Cash Fenton (Kenneth Macdonald, of course) steals the $50,000 raised by the ranchers for Mesa Verde's new dam. Fenton agrees to lend the ranchers new money---their old money of course---to complete the dam on the condition their cattle are driven to market by a certain date in order to repay the loan. Then Lobo and his henchies set out to make certain the ranchers can't meet the deadline. Jeff Strong (Charles Starrett) discovers the connection between Savage and Fenton, and he and his cowhands, the Sons of the Pioneers, begin the battle to defeat Savage and Fenton.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Film Editor
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Film Editor
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...
The Colorado Trail (1938) as Film Editor
South of Arizona (1938) as Film Editor
Rio Grande (1938) as Film Editor
Barker is after the Andrews ranch and kills Bart Andrews. But Bart had sent for Cliff and Cliff now arrives and takes over the fight against Barker. To get the necessary hands to drive Andrews' herd to market, Cliff makes a deal with Barker saying hew will give him half the money collected. Both Cliff and Barker then make plans to double-cross the other when the cattle are sold.
West of the Santa Fe (1938) as Film Editor
Call of the Rockies (1938) as Editing
West of Cheyenne (1938) as Film Editor
One Man Justice (1937) as Film Editor
A remake of Columbia's 1932 "Texas Cyclone", starring Tim McCoy, in which Larry Clarke (Charles Starrett) rides into the town of Mesa, Arizona, from Texas, where he has just sold his ranch. Several people call him "Ted Crockett",who supposedly has been dead for five years, and a bartender advises him to say he is Crockett, as he can aid the law0abiding citizens that way. Both Red Grindy (Alan Bridge), leader of the town's badmen, and Sheriff Ben Adams (Jack Clifford)are fooled by Larry's resemblence to Crockett, as is Crockett's young widow, Mary (Barbara Weeks), until Larry convinces her his isn't. He finds that all of the Crockett cowhands, with the exception of Neal King (Hal Taliaferro, long past using Wally Wales as a screen or working name), are systematically rustling Mary's cattle. Larry takes charge, sends to Texas for his riders and then brings to an end the reign of terror Grindy and his men have over the territory. Creased in the head by a gunshot, Larry is freed of his amnesia and turns out to actually be Ted Crockett.
Trapped (1937) as Film Editor
I'll Take Romance (1937) as Film Editor
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
Find the Witness (1937) as Film Editor
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937) as Film Editor
Two-Gun Law (1937) as Film Editor
The Old Wyoming Trail (1937) as Film Editor
When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be unable to pay off his note. When Slade robs Halliday, Bob has a plan that will use the stolen bills to trap Kenney.
Two Fisted Sheriff (1937) as Film Editor
Code of the Range (1936) as Film Editor
In this Charles Starrett western that WAS NOT produced by Peter B. Kyne and was solely written by Ford Bebee, although some sources attribute the story to Peter B. Kyne because, with his permission and as a selling angle, the title shown on the film and all of the posters is "Peter B. Kyne's CODE OF THE RANGE." The use of his name was Mr. Kyne's only contribution. Ford Beebe's "original screenplay" (he had used it before) finds the cattlemen, headed by "Calamity" Parker (Allan Cavan), opposing the use of their range lands by sheep herders, with cattlemen Lee Jamison (Charles Starrett) and Ed Randall (Edmund Cobb) in the dissenting minority and they offer sheepman Angus McLeod (Edward Coxen as Ed Coxen) free grazing privileges. Saloon owner Barney Ross (Albert J. Smith) offers to keep the sheepmen off of the range and out of town if each cattleman will pay $500. They agree after he promises there will be no bloodshed. Ross then visits bank clerk Quigley (Ralph McCullough), who Ross knows has stolen bank funds to cover his gambling losses at Ross' saloon, and forces him to forge the name of bank president Adams (Edward LeSaint) on a foreclosure notice on Jamison's ranch. Ross then buys Jamison's property thereby making it impossible for the sheep-herders to use the land for grazing. Calamity's daughter Janet (Mary Blake) works at the bank and is engaged to Jamison but they have parted because of a quarrel over the feud. But when Jamison learns that his property has been "legally" stolen, Mary, who suspects Ross and Quigley, aids him by wiring Adams to return immediately. Jamison, suspecting that Ross will have his henchmen take Adams off the stagecoach and kill him, beats the gang to the stagecoach, takes Adams and hides him. But Jamison has to flee town when Ross tells the townsmen that Jamison took Adams off the stage and killed him. But he will return.
The Cowboy Star (1936) as Film Editor
A cowboy movie star retires to Arizona to fight bad guys for real.
Alibi for Murder (1936) as Film Editor
The Wrecker (1933) as Ed asst

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