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Director (feature film)

1.
Texas Lady (1955) as Dialogue Director
Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.

Writer (feature film)

3.
Texas Lady (1955) as Story and Screenplay
Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.
4.
The Road to Denver (1955) as Screenwriter
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
5.
Rage at Dawn (1955) as Screenwriter
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
6.
Bad for Each Other (1954) as Screenwriter
A doctor returned from the Korean War must choose between setting up a glamorous practice and helping the poor.
7.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Story
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
8.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Screenwriter
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
9.
The Turning Point (1952) as Based on a Story by
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.
10.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Written for Screen by
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
11.
The World in His Arms (1952) as Additional Dialogue
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon.
12.
Montana Belle (1952) as Screenwriter
The Daltons force Belle Starr to help them on a dangerous raid.
13.
Bronco Buster (1952) as Screenwriter
Tom Moody is a champion rodeo rider who sees real potential in newcomer Bart Eaton. However, while Bart may have a knack for riding a bull, he's not much for loyalty, and he betrays his mentor by stealing his girlfriend, Judy Bream. Tom wallows in self-pity until the death of his buddy Dan Bream, a
14.
The Fireball (1950) as Original Story
Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he is a champion, not, as with Mary, out of love for him. Then he gets polio.
15.
The Fireball (1950) as Screenwriter
Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he is a champion, not, as with Mary, out of love for him. Then he gets polio.
16.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Screenwriter
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
17.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Screenwriter
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
18.
Flight for Freedom (1943) as Story
A female pilot breaks the Los Angeles to New York record and attracts the interest of the U.S. Navy, who want to send her on a spy mission.
19.
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as Orig scr
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
20.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Screenwriter
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
21.
Valley of the Sun (1942) as Screenwriter
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
22.
Western Union (1941) as Contr to dial
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
23.
Wild Geese Calling (1941) as Screenwriter
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.
24.
Texas (1941) as Screenwriter
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
25.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Screenwriter
26.
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) as Orig story and scr
27.
Women Without Names (1940) as Screenwriter
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
28.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as Screenwriter
29.
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Screenwriter
30.
Island of Lost Men (1939) as Screenwriter
31.
Persons in Hiding (1939) as Screenwriter
32.
Television Spy (1939) as Screenwriter
33.
King of the Newsboys (1938) as Original Story
34.
Dangerous to Know (1938) as Screenwriter
Racketeer Steve Recka (Akim Tamiroff), art patron and political power-maker, rules his town and Madame Lan Ying (Anna May Wong), his beautiful Oriental friend and hostess (read:mistress), with an iron hand. He meets Margaret Van Kase (Gail Patrick), a socialite not impressed by his power nor his wealth, having no money herself, and Steve makes frantic efforts to win her and turns away from the loyal Lin Yang. Margaret ignores him as she plans to wed Philip Easton (Harvey Stephens), a penniless bond salesman. The furious Recka, poses as a friend to Easton, while planning to ruin him. His henchmen kidnap Easton when he is carrying a large assignment of bonds, and he is branded as a runaway thief. The only doubters are Margaret and Police Inspector Brandon (Lloyd Nolan), who knows Recka's methods and suspects foul play. Easton is found in an abandoned house and arrested as the gangsters have taken the bonds and tipped the police where to find him. Recka offers to clear Easton if Margaret will become his bride and, while her hatred for Recka is intense, her love for Easton is greater and she consents. Recka, however, has reckoned without Lan Ying.
35.
Prison Farm (1938) as Contr to scr const
36.
Hunted Men (1938) as Screenwriter
37.
Great Guy (1937) as Additional Dialogue
It's the New York Department of Weights and Measures vs. a systematic effort to cheat the public by giving them less product than they pay for...organized by crooked city alderman Marty Cavanaugh, who put the last chief deputy inspector in the hospital. The new man, pugnacious Johnny Cave, steps on the toes of influential merchants and gets increasing pressure, both political and strong-arm, to desist. Will the luck (if not the pluck) of the Irish pull him through?
38.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Original Story
39.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Adaptation
40.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Screenwriter
41.
Parole! (1936) as Screenwriter
42.
Rendezvous (1935) as Contract Writer
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
43.
Speed Wings (1934) as Story and Screenplay
A stunt pilot fights to rescue his girlfriend from racketeers.
44.
Hold the Press (1933) as Story
45.
Her Resale Value (1933) as Story
46.
Fury of the Jungle (1933) as Story
47.
Soldiers of the Storm (1933) as Dial
48.
Dangerous Crossroads (1933) as Story

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