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Sam Wurtzel

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Director (feature film)

The Young Don't Cry (1957) as Assistant Director
An orphaned teen tries to help a wrongly convicted man who's escaped from prison.
Black Tuesday (1955) as Assistant Director
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
Fallen Angel (1945) as Assistant Director
A man is accused of killing a waitress he had tried to seduce with his wife''''s money.
The Black Camel (1931) as Assistant Director
Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.
Are You There? (1931) as Assistant Director
Six Cylinder Love (1931) as Assistant Director
Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally sell the car to the janitor.
Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) as Assistant Director
Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.
Harmony at Home (1930) as Assistant Director
The 3 Sisters (1930) as Assistant Director
Crazy That Way (1930) as Assistant Director
The Girl From Havana (1929) as Assistant Director
Protection (1929) as Assistant Director

Film Production - Main (feature film)

A Kiss Before Dying (1956) as Unit Manager
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
Black Tuesday (1955) as Production Manager
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
The Raid (1954) as Production Manager
A group of confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son.
Vicki (1953) as Production Manager
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Unit Production Manager
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
Dreamboat (1952) as Unit Production Manager
A college professor faces embarrassment when his past as a silent screen heartthrob is revealed.
Night Without Sleep (1952) as Unit Production Manager
Love Nest (1951) as Unit Production Manager
Newlyweds try to manage a New York apartment building and its eccentric tenants.
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950) as Production Manager
Love That Brute (1950) as Production Manager
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Two Flags West (1950) as Production Manager
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Production Manager
Two nuns set up a children''''s hospital in the New England countryside.
Mother Is a Freshman (1949) as Production Manager
Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Production Manager
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Production Manager
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
The Caribbean Mystery (1945) as Unit Manager
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Unit Production Manager
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
In the Meantime, Darling (1944) as Unit Production Manager
A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives and problems with her husband.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Unit Manager
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Unit Manager
That I May Live (1937) as Unit Manager
45 Fathers (1937) as Production Manager
The Lady Escapes (1937) as Unit Manager
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
Wild and Woolly (1937) as Unit Manager
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) as Unit Manager
An Asian detective competes with treasure-hunters for the key to a priceless golden hoard.
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) as Unit Manager
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.
Cheaters at Play (1932) as Bus mgr
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as Bus mgr
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelty and even death.
Good Sport (1931) as Bus mgr

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