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Writer (feature film)

1.
Wagons Westward (1940) as Orig scr
Republic, in pre-producion trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role, twin brothers type. The film opens by establishing that, as young boys, David Cook (Wayne Hull) and twin brother Tom (Warren Hull (II) ) are poles apart in disposition and traits. When their father, (Trevor Bardette) dies, Tom goes to New Mexico to live with his Uncle Hardtack (George "Gabby" Hayes) while David remains behind to care for their mother (Virginia Brissac) . The grown Tom (Chester Morris) becomes an outlaw while brother David (Chester Morris) becomes a government lawman. David is charged with apprehending Tom and also two other renegades, Hardman (Guinn Williams) and Marsden (Douglas Fowley), both bitter enemies of Tom. Unable to arrest Tom in his home territory because he is in league with crooked sheriff McDaniels (Buck Jones, in his only Republic film and only villain role in what is considered the only black mark against Republic by hard-core western fans. They are correct, for that and other reasons seen as this one moves along...slowly.) Tom is lured home by a fake telegram telling him his mother is dying and put in jail. David, posing as Tom, goes to Mesa City, New Mexico and undertakes a campaign to obtain evidence to convict Hardman and Marsden. He persuades the latter to pool their interests in one gang, under his leadership. Tom had been romancing Phyllis O'Conover (Anita Louise), an entertainer at the Bonanza Cafe, and Phyllis' older sister, Julie (Ona Munson), has been working hard to break up the romance. David, posing as Tom, has to continue the pursuit of Phyllis, but finds himself falling in love with Julie. Julie learns Tom's real identity and agrees to marry him but Phyllis, thinking her sister is taking from her the man she believes to be Tom Cook, threatens suicide. The broken-hearted Julie urges David to marry Phyllis and David, much against his own desires, carries out Julie's wishes. (The mis-casting of Buck Jones isn't the only problem with this film.) Meanwhile, Hardman, Marsden and McDaniel have discovered David's real identity and plot to get rid of him. And in another meanwhile, Tom escapes, returns to town and, finding that Phyllis has married David, kills her for what seems to him to be her unfaithfulness, never mind that she thought David was Tom. Some days, a good girl just can't get a break. Tom and the other outlaws are lined up against David in a gun battle when Pima (Charles Stevens), Tom's Indian servant, who has long hated him for his cruelties, brings a large force of Indians to David's aid. Tom attempts to kill David, but Uncle Hardtack shoots him first. Some days, a bad guy just can't get a break either.
2.
Lone Star Raiders (1940) as Screenwriter
Dust storms and drought make herding horses a tough job for the boys. When the new owner of the ranch, Lydia Phelps, shows up, the ranch is in dire financial straits. The Martin Ranch has the contract to sell horses to the army. Some of the men are working for Martin to make sure that the Circle H will not have enough horses to even submit a bid to the army.
3.
Three Faces West (1940) as Screenwriter
A refugee must choose between the man she loves and the man who helped her father escape the Third Reich.
4.
Forgotten Girls (1940) as Screenwriter
5.
Scatterbrain (1940) as Contr to trmt
6.
Woman Doctor (1939) as Screenwriter
7.
Her Jungle Love (1938) as Screenwriter
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
8.
Flirting with Fate (1938) as Screenwriter
9.
Hideaway Girl (1936) as Screenwriter
10.
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Contract Writer
11.
And Sudden Death (1936) as Screenwriter
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
12.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Story
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
13.
Rumba (1935) as Contr to dial
14.
Jealousy (1934) as Screenwriter
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
15.
Two Alone (1934) as Screenwriter
An orphan sent to work on a farm gets pregnant.
16.
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) as Addl dial and scenes
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.
17.
Hoop-la (1933) as Screenwriter
18.
Sky Devils (1932) as Dial
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
19.
Hot Saturday (1932) as Adaptation
A virtuous small-town clerk becomes the victim of a scandalous rumor from an unsuccessful suitor.
20.
Sky Devils (1932) as Screen story by
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
21.
Madame Butterfly (1932) as Screenwriter
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and girls, 'uh, and girls' to quote Lt. Barton. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San and immediately falls in lust. Barton counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. Barton assures Pinkerton that once abandoned, Cho-Cho will be free to marry whomever she chooses from amongst the Japanese people. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass. Ever with her eye toward the harbor, Butterfly holds a secret delight that she eagerly wishes to surprise her husband with: their son. Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart.
22.
Journey's End (1930) as Dial
Colin Clive, Ian Maclaren, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell. James Whale''s powerful anti-war drama is set in the trenches of the Western front during WWI and focuses on a troop commander (Colin Clive) who is forced to follow military orders which will mean certain death for his men. Based on the play by R.C. Sheriff
23.
A Man From Wyoming (1930) as Story
24.
Hell's Angels (1930) as Story
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.
25.
Journey's End (1930) as Cont
Colin Clive, Ian Maclaren, David Manners, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell. James Whale''s powerful anti-war drama is set in the trenches of the Western front during WWI and focuses on a troop commander (Colin Clive) who is forced to follow military orders which will mean certain death for his men. Based on the play by R.C. Sheriff
26.
Hell's Angels (1930) as Dial
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

27.
Wild Party, The (1975)
Loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, an aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
28.
Wild Party, The (1975)
Loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, an aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

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