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Cast (feature film)

Moving Target (2000)
On the run, out for revenge.
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) as Barry
Set in contemporary Ireland, a thief who has pushed his luck, finds out that his life is in danger when all his enemies decide to team up against him.
No Down Payment (1957) as Ed
An introspection into the world of the newly formed suburbia, following the multiple story lines of various people living in a middle-class housing development.
The Big Heat (1953) as Reds
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
Dear Wife (1950) as Dan Collins
Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge.
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Boy
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
It Happens Every Spring (1949) as Isbell
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as Sergeant
An Army woman stationed overseas tries to get her French husband back home.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Pfc. E. Flynn
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.
Command Decision (1949) as Flyer
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
The Prairie (1949) as Jess Bush
Battleground (1949) as Non-com
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
Jungle Patrol (1948) as Johnny
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Joe
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Messenger boy
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
Kilroy Was Here (1947) as Soda jerker
Returning G. I. John J. Kilroy (Jackie Cooper), whose main ambition is to get a college education, finds himself one-half credit short for college entrance. Connie Harcourt (Wanda McKay) writes feature stories about him as "Kilroy,", the most talked about G. I. of the war, and is able to get him registered. Fraternity members grow dubious and attempt to make him withdraw from college.
Unconquered (1947) as Townsman
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
On the Old Spanish Trail (1947) as Hotel clerk
A cowboy turns bounty hunter to pay off his debts.
Young Widow (1946) as Army lieutenant
A young newspaperwoman tries to get over the loss of her husband in World War II.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Marine
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1946) as Andy Jones
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
Nob Hill (1945) as Sailor
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Waiter
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Bennie
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Canadian goalie
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as Johnny
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
Doll Face (1945) as Sailor
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Private Mew
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Russell
Something for the Boys (1944) as Soldier
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
Here Come the Waves (1944) as Petty officer
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.

Editing (feature film)

Lake Mungo (2008)
When a teenager drowns in a country weir, inexplicable things start to happen and a para-psychologist is called in to investigate. In the style of an investigative documentary, a disquieting study of grief and a disturbing tale of the uncanny is revealed.
Stranded (2005)
Seventeen-year-old Claudia bickers constantly with her younger sister Penny, and can't understand the passivity of her father, Rex. Their household is haunted by the absence of the girls' mother, and somehow they have just accepted their circumstances involving no school, no money and a cramped home
Witch Hunt (2000)
A young girl is abducted by her grandparents in Victoria, Australia. The girl's father is desperate to get the child back from her manipulative grandmother who has a fascination with the occult. Based on a true story.
Amy (1998) as Editor
Amy, an Australian 8-year-old girl who cannot talk, is brought by her mother, Tanya, to the city of Melbourne to unravel her mysterious malady. Once there, she befriends her rocker neighbor, Robert, and soon begins to sing along to his songs after three years of silence while her mother works out he
Exile in Sarajevo (1997) as Editor
A personal film about the besieged city of Sarajevo introducing real-life characters whose lives are affected by the carnage. Film has the added element of romance as the two directors of the film fall in love.
Hotel de Love (1996) as Editor
Two friends, who thirteen years earlier fell in love with their high school goddess, now have only three days to change her mind about her upcoming marriage.
Metal Skin (1994) as Editor
A bizarre love quadrangle involving a frustrated, underpriveledged young man, a guarded friend, his comely co-worker, and his source of inspiration, the local Romeo -- his smooth friend Dazey.
Every Move She Makes (1985) as Editor

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Eyes Of A Stranger (1981)
A Miami newswoman must take care of her deaf, blind and mute sister while following the local crime spree of a raping serial killer.

Producer (special)

Condition Black (2002)
Documentary that examines the dangerous weather system that swept through Hawaii on January 28, 1998. Surfers from around the world came to the state's famous North Shore with hopes of riding some of the largest waves ever recorded. However, the Coast Guard deemed the storm so hazardous, all access
White Elephants of Thailand With Meg Ryan, The (2002)
Actress Meg Ryan and the "Nature" crew travel to the remote jungles of northern Thailand in search of the elusive and endangered white elephant.
Baby Tales (2001)
Documentary that shows lion, panda and black bear cubs; ducklings; piglets; chimps; kittens; alligators; seal pups; hippos; and other species in the sometimes fiercely protective care of their parents.
Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies (2001) as Series Producer ("Nature")
The story of a wild stallion whose life has been recorded since his moment of birth in the wild by filmmaker Ginger Kathrens. The documentary follows the white horse named Cloud through a series of struggles and adventures, including expulsion from his own horse family, the rites of passage as he de
Polar Bear Invasion (2001)
Every year, as the first ice forms around the village of Churchill in Manitoba, on the edge of Hudson's Bay, the polar bears end their summer fast and head into town.
Golden Seals of the Skeleton Coast (2001)
A male Cape fur seal is born on the edge of a blazing desert in Namibia. From that moment, he must survive a gauntlet of challenges, leading from the breeding colony to the open sea, and back again, in an attempt to become a "beach master."
Australia's Little Assassins (2001)
Australia is home to the most poisonous animals in the world. The program investigates some of these animals, including snakes and spiders.
Animals Behaving Badly (2001)
A chronicle of the efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide. From geese on the golf course and elephant seals in the parking lot, to beavers in the back yard and snakes in the ceiling, the program illustrates how the natural inclinations of animals can take
Ravens (2001)
Nerve, character and intelligence have earned ravens a place in myth and legend, everywhere in the world where they are found. They are also creatures of the heart -- when they find a mate, they bond for life.
Dogs: The Early Years (2001)
A practical perspective on the breeding, training and behavior of young dogs, along with advice on mistakes to avoid when choosing a puppy. The program also follows the story of a pup brought home to live with a puppy "socializer," to prepare him for his life as a guide dog.
Panda Baby, The (2001)
The San Diego Zoo's Hua Mei is the first panda born in the United States to survive. Proud offspring of a collaboration between American and Chinese scientists, she is the first step toward bringing the giant panda back from the brink of extinction.
Showdown at Grizzly River (2000) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Documentary that follows the exploits of Teddy, the 21-year-old alpha female bear of Alaska's McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, and her 18-month-old cub Toughie, as they emerge from the winter's hibernation to begin the struggle for food.
Body Changers, The (2000) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Documentary that probes the intriguing subject of physical transformation, a special ability many animals have developed for survival, reproduction, or both. The program explores a broad range of creatures with astonishing abilities, from the redwing blackbird, whose brain dramatically changes shape
Wild Horses of Mongolia With Julia Roberts (2000)
Documentary in which Julia Roberts lives in a nomadic home and examines the lives of the people and horses that inhabit the steppes of Mongolia.
Octopus Show, The (2000)
The many talents of the octopus place it center stage in a new era of ocean exploration. They don't have a skeleton, but they do have the brains and brawn of a top predator, the ability to change color and shape, and eight arms with suction cups that can taste what they feel.
Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth (2000)
Documentary about the legend of Florida's fountain of youth. Acording to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth bubbled up to the surface somewhere in the state now known as Florida. Beneath Florida lie hundreds of miles of underwater channels and caves that comprise the
Extraordinary Birds (2000)
Documentary that explores the capabilities of a wide variety of birds, including many that suggest intelligence, and the relationships that humans have established with their winged friends.
Urban Elephant (2000)
Documentary that profiles eight different elephants, all of whom have lived in captivity, from circuses, to zoos, to hard labor. Highlights include a 52-year-old female that encounters other elephants for the first time in 25 years. The program underscores the intelligence and social complexity of t
Jackals of the African Crater (2000)
Documentary that follows members of the three jackal species -- black-backed, side-striped and golden jackal -- through the seasons as they struggle to raise and feed themselves and their pups.
Intimate Enemies: Lions and Buffalo (2000) as Series Producer ("Nature")
As the rainy season ends on the savannah in southern Tanzania, the easy prey move on, leaving the lions with only one viable option for avoiding starvation -- attack the water buffalo. But the tactic can be just as risky for the predator as for the prey. The program examines two ancient adversaries
Humpback Whales (2000)
Documentary that presents a many-sided portrait of the humpback whale, spanning the Pacific from the inlets of the Alaskan coast to the Polynesian Islands and the shores of Antarctica. Filmmaker Rick Rosenthal and other ocean specialists follow the humpbacks closely, revealing details that add to a
Earth Navigators (2000)
Documentary about how seasonal changes impel a wide variety of creatures to begin epic migrations to ancient feeding, mating and breeding grounds, sometimes covering thousands of miles and employing ingenious methods of reaching their destinations. The program follows the travels of the whooper swan
Inside the Animal Mind (2000)
Documentary that explores the questions of animal intelligence and emotions.
Cheetahs in a Hot Spot (2000)
Documentary about the cheetahs' struggle with the natural world and their confrontation with humans. The program follows the work of conservationists and farmers who take a more compassionate approach to the problem of cheetahs versus farm animals. In Etosha National Park, cameras trail a family of
Obsession With Orchids (2000)
Documentary that examines the orchid's ability to flourish in almost any climate by depending on "collaborators" -- such as bees, hummingbirds, moths and even humans -- for reproduction.
Wisdom of the Wild (1999) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Documentary that examines the ways in which animals help teach, heal and strengthen people in body, mind and spirit. The program also explores the ways humans continue to observe and emulate animal behavior to learn nature's lessons.
Zoo Babies With Whoopi Goldberg (1999) as Supervising Producer (Wnet/"Nature")
Whoopie Goldberg visits the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park For Reproduction of Endangered Species to explore the challenges that zoo staffers face as they try to breed some critically endangered species.
Iceland: Fire and Ice (1999)
Documentary about Iceland, an island of extreme natural forces, including volcanic fires and grinding ice.
Lemurs With John Cleese (1999) as Supervising Producer (Wnet/"Nature")
Documentary which follows John Cleese on a three-week expedition to Madagascar to find five black and white ruffed lemurs. The U.S.-bred lemurs, known as the Carolina Five, were born in captivity and recently released back into the rainforests.
Seedy Side of Plants, The (1999) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Reveals how plants disperse their seeds with the assistance of humans and other animals.
Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic (1999) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Documentary that examines the 1200-mile Iditarod race through the Alaskan wilderness. The annual event, which grew out of a celebrated medical rescue mission by sled dogs early in the 20th century, honors the heroic traditions of sled dogs in northern settlements.
Conversation With Koko, A (1999)
Documentary that explores the implications of The Gorilla Foundation's "Project Koko," a venture into the realm of inter-species communication, which demonstrates that gorillas can learn and use sign language to express complex thoughts and profound emotions. Koko is a 28-year-old western lowland go
Extraordinary Cats (1999)
Cat owners relate tales of feline courage, stamina, resourcefulness and loyalty.
Antarctica: The End of the Earth (1999)
Documentary that explores Antarctica's weather phenomena, its rugged and adaptable wildlife and the powerful dynamics of its ever-changing icecap. Part 1 discusses the effects of the katabatic -- the relentless wind that sweeps over the Antarctic landscape, often at speeds of more than 100 mile per
Horses (1999)
Documentary that presents a comprehensive look at one of the most revered and influential animals of human history. The horse -- means of transport, warrior, explorer, laborer and close companion -- has had a profound impact on human civilization. In the reaches of Mongolia, horses of Mongolian noma
Walking With Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia (1999)
Follows naturalists Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns as they get up close with the grizzlies of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula in Siberia.
Forces of the Wild (1998)
Documentary special looks at how the elemental forces of nature have shaped Earth and its inhabitants. Combines computer animation and motion control timelapses with dramatic natural history sequences and footage of spectacular natural events.
American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation (1998)
A look at bison, a once-important symbol of the wild West. Bison have been rescued from the brink of extinction and now thrive in Yellowstone National Park and on the Western plains.
John Denver: Let This Be a Voice (1998)
A celebration of the songs of the late John Denver and the places and wildlife that inspired them.
Secret World of Sharks and Rays, The (1998) as Supervising Producer ("Nature")
Explores the world of shark behavior, focusing on the wide variety of the sharp-toothed creatures.
Great White Bear (1998)
Explores the world of the polar bear. Features film footage of life inside a den where a mother polar bear tends to her newborn cubs.
College of Comedy With Alan King, The (1997)
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.

Editing (special)

Fashionably Loud 2000 (2000)
Examination of various fashion looks for the year 2000, focusing on a wide range of fashion designers. Intended to demonstrate how different looks can become user friendly fashion. Includes music performances by No Doubt, Moby With Gwen Stefani, Mya and Mystikal.

Film Production - Main (special)

Hymn For Alvin Ailey, A (1999)
A tribute to the late Alvin Ailey by choreographer-dancer Judith Jamison, performance artist-actress Anna Deveare Smith and filmmaker Orlando Bagwell. Features the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performing Jamison's choreography to Smith's synthesis of the dancer's memories of working with Ailey
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 60th Anniversary Gala, The (1997)
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 60th birthday with a gala concert hosted by Itzhak Perlman, conducted by Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim. The concert, taped in Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium, features music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms and others. Also includes historical footage,
Talking With (1995)
Collection of dramatic monologues featuring a cast of acclaimed actresses playing women with little in common on the surface but a shared bond of tragedy or misfortune. The segments are entitled: "Handler," "Clear Glass Marbles," "Rodeo," "Twirler" "Marks" and "Lamps."
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)
Retrospective profile of the actress/singer Julie Andrews. Includes behind-the-scenes look at album recording sessions and rehearsals for the Broadway musical "Victor/Victoria," adapted from her hit movie, as well as clips from her varied film and television musical career.
Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House (1995) as Coordinating Producer
Violinist Itzhak Perlman explores his personal affection for traditional Jewish music, ranging from Yiddish lullabies to klezmer wedding songs to classical violin solos based on Jewish themes.
In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway (1993) as Production Supervisor
Behind-the-scenes look at the production of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Angels in America." Includes scenes from production meetings, rehearsals, and backstage moments during the play's performance, as well as excerpts from the play and interviews with the cast. Documentary footage
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992)
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992)
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"

Editing (TV Mini-Series)

Dear Claudia (1998) as Editor

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