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Joseph Newman

Joseph Newman



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Also Known As: Died: January 23, 2006
Born: August 17, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Logan, Utah, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Twenty Plus Two (1961) as Director
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) as Director
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
A Thunder of Drums (1961) as Director
A green Cavalry lieutenant learns the ropes fast when he''''s shipped out West.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Director
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
The Lawbreakers (1960) as Director
Crime pays, at least for a while, for a vicious criminal gang.
The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) as Director
Bat Masterson fights to clean up Dodge City.
The Big Circus (1959) as Director
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) as Director
Tarzan swings to the rescue of his beloved Jane in this remake.
Fort Massacre (1958) as Director
A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian territory.
Death in Small Doses (1957) as Director
A government agent tries to stop the illegal use of amphetamines by truck drivers.
Flight to Hong Kong (1956) as Director
A syndicate boss betrays the mob in the name of love.
Kiss of Fire (1955) as Director
In 1700, news that the king of Spain is dying comes to the Spanish outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For some reason, lovely Princess Lucia, the preferred heir, is in this remote location. To get her back to Europe without running afoul of the Viceroy of Mexico (who backs another heir) will require a guide friendly with the Indians: outlaw El Tigre, whom the princess (initially) despises. The highly hazardous journey is made more so by presence of turncoats in the group...
This Island Earth (1955) as Director
Dr. Meacham is chosen along with others by the inhabitants of the planet Metaluna to do research that will help save their dying planet. However, an evil scheme is uncovered by the suspecting Dr. Meacham when he discovers the Metalunan's plan to take over Earth. Dr. Meacham then escapes an exploding Metalunan built Earth lab along with Dr. Adams only to be kidnapped while flying away in a small plane. A flying saucer wisks both the scientists off to Metaluna where they are held accountable for blowing up the Metalunan Earth lab during their escape. They later escape there with the help of Exeter the friendly Metalunan. Metaluna then self destructs and the Doctors make it safely back to Earth, which is saved from Metalunan invasion.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Director
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
Dangerous Crossing (1953) as Director
When a bride goes on a ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Director
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
Pony Soldier (1952) as Director
In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, took two hostages for their safe return to Canada. But MacDonald, with only scout Natayo to help, will need all his diplomacy and then some to extract the captives from the midst of a thousand Cree.
Red Skies of Montana (1952) as Director
Lucky Nick Cain (1951) as Director
American gambler Nick Cain (George Raft) arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni (Enzo Staiola). He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly (Coleen Gray) and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine (Charles Goldner), whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Director
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Love Nest (1951) as Director
Newlyweds try to manage a New York apartment building and its eccentric tenants.
711 Ocean Drive (1950) as Director
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.
Abandoned (1949) as Director
The Great Dan Patch (1949) as Director
Jungle Patrol (1948) as Director
Northwest Rangers (1943) as Director
A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Assistant Director
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) as 2nd Unit Director
Prospectors kidnap Jane and Boy to force the jungle king to reveal the location of a golden treasure.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Assistant Director
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Maytime (1937) as Assistant Director
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
The Firefly (1937) as Assistant Director
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
San Francisco (1936) as Assistant Director
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
His Brother's Wife (1936) as Assistant Director
A man helps his brother skip town, then steals his girlfriend.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Assistant Director
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
China Seas (1935) as Assistant Director
A sea captain caught in a romantic triangle has to fight off modern-day pirates.
I Live My Life (1935) as Assistant Director
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
David Copperfield (1935) as Assistant Director
Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.
Riptide (1934) as Assistant Director
A chorus girl weds a British lord then falls for an old flame.
The Merry Widow (1934) as Assistant Director
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Going Hollywood (1933) as Assistant Director
A girl poses as a French maid to catch a singing star.
Stage Mother (1933) as Assistant Director
A young actress's mother will sacrifice anything, even her daughter, for money.
Another Language (1933) as Assistant Director
A newlywed discovers that she and her husband's snobby family speak different languages.
The Nuisance (1933) as Assistant Director
Love trips up an ambulance chasing lawyer.
Gabriel over the White House (1933) as Assistant Director
A crooked president reforms mysteriously.
Clear All Wires (1933) as Assistant Director
Foreign correspondents clash over working methods and love.

Writer (feature film)

Flight to Hong Kong (1956) as Story
A syndicate boss betrays the mob in the name of love.

Producer (feature film)

Flight to Hong Kong (1956) as Producer
A syndicate boss betrays the mob in the name of love.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Explorers (1985)
Ben is obsessed with monster movies on late night television, reading comic books about space, and playing an arcade game with fighting space ships in his bedroom. Ben''s best friend Wolfgang is a budding scientific genious, and when Ben describes a dream he had about the two of them flying in a spacecraft , Wolfgang creates a computer program that enables them to make such a machine. The boys take off to another galaxy and learn that things are more similar to home than they imagined.
Plaza Suite (1971) as Stunt double
A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles.

Director (special)

Tarzan the Ape Man (1968) as Director
When they are put ashore by a mutinous crew of the ship on which they are traveling, John and Alice Graystoke make Africa their home when they are unable to escape. One year later, a son is born to them. Soon after their hut is attacked by a tribe of Bull Apes. John and Alice are killed and their
Meeting At Apalachin (1960) as Director
The exploits of Ed Croswell, a dedicated police detective with the Chicago Police Department. In the pilot episode, Ed attempts to expose a gang of underworld bosses. Based on a true incident.

Cast (special)

Complicated Women (2003)
Documentary that looks at the phenomenon of "pre-code women" during the years 1929-1934.

Misc. Crew (special)

Complicated Women (2003)
Documentary that looks at the phenomenon of "pre-code women" during the years 1929-1934.

Director (short)

The Amazing Mr. Nordill (1947)
This short film focuses on Everett Nordill, a mastermind behind a counterfeiting ring in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Luckiest Guy in the World (1946)
A man destroys his life through gambling debts and stealing company funds in this short film.
Vendetta (1942)
This short film focuses on the story of Carlo Pozzo di Borgo, a boyhood friend of Napoleon Bonaparte who eventually turned against him.
Don't Talk (1942)
This short film focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime.
Coffins on Wheels (1941)
In this short film, unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.
Respect the Law (1941)
This short film focuses on how "minor" lawbreakers can do more damage than major criminals.
Women in Hiding (1940)
This short film takes a look at illegal hospitals offering cheap service to expecting mothers in troubled circumstances.
Buyer Beware (1940)
This short film deals with shady companies selling fake merchandise.
The Story of Alfred Nobel (1939)
This short film tells the story of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
The Story That Couldn't Be Printed (1939)
This short film focuses on the story of John Peter Zengler, who was tried for sedition based on what he printed in his newspaper.

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