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Also Known As: Died: April 7, 1981
Born: February 23, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Director ...


Director (feature film)

Speedway (1968) as Director
A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) as Director
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
Double Trouble (1967) as Director
A teen heiress falls for an American rock singer in London.
Spinout (1966) as Director
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) as Director
After accidentally getting launched into space, a sergeant suffers from a personality change and a look-alike replacement must stand in for him at his wedding.
Tickle Me (1965) as Director
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) as Director
Dr. Goldfoot hopes to ensnare the fortunes of the world's wealthiest men with the aid of the beautiful bikini-clad robots he manufactures in his laboratory.
Palm Springs Weekend (1963) as Director
College students on spring break turn Palm Springs into a disaster area.
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) as Director
A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love.
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) as Director
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
All Hands on Deck (1961) as Director
Blue Hawaii (1961) as Director
A Hawaiian playboy defies his possessive mother to take a job with a tourist agency.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Director
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
G.I. Blues (1960) as Director
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) as Director
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
Onionhead (1958) as Director
An irresponsible student enlists in the Coast Guard expecting to sit out World War II.
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957) as Director
A kidnapped movie star falls for one of her captors.
Pardners (1956) as Director
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Director
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Director
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
You're Never Too Young (1955) as Director
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
Living It Up (1954) as Director
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
The Stooge (1953) as Director
A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
The Caddy (1953) as Director
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
The Stars Are Singing (1953) as Director
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Director
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Room for One More (1952) as Director
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
Rich, Young and Pretty (1951) as Director
A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.
The Toast of New Orleans (1950) as Director
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
Please Believe Me (1950) as Director
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) as Director
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
That Midnight Kiss (1949) as Director
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as Director
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
Words and Music (1948) as Director
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
Big City (1948) as Director
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Director
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Director
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Dir of prologue and retakes
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Dir of addl scenes
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Rationing (1944) as Retake dir
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Director
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Director
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Director
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Director
Married Bachelor (1941) as Fill-In Director
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Director
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Design for Scandal (1941) as Director
A reporter is assigned to dig up dirt on a lady judge.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Director
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Director
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as Director
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) as Fill-In Director
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
Lucky Night (1939) as Director
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Director
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Director
A European playboy falls for his maid.
Mad About Music (1938) as Director
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.
Boys Town (1938) as Director
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Fifty Races to Town (1937)
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Director
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Director
A struggling playwright meets a handsome writer who does anything he can to win her heart.
Strike Me Pink (1936) as Director
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Director
A cowboy falls for his boss, a beautiful lady ranch owner.
Reunion (1936) as Director
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Director
A radio star''''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) as Director
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married.
We're Not Dressing (1934) as Director
A marooned socialite finds herself taking orders from the sailor she had snubbed before their shipwreck.
College Rhythm (1934) as Director
L'amour guide (1933) as Director
The Way to Love (1933) as Director
A Bedtime Story (1933) as Director
If I Had a Million (1932) as [Prologue and Epilogue]
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as Director
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
The Phantom President (1932) as Director
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
Girl Crazy (1932) as Addl scenes dir
City slickers try to turn a broken-down ranch into a resort.
Huckleberry Finn (1931) as Director
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...
Skippy (1931) as Director
Boys from opposite sides of the track try to raise money for a dog license.
Forbidden Adventure (1931) as Director
Sooky (1931) as Director
Finn and Hattie (1931) as Director
Troopers Three (1930) as Director
Sunny Skies (1930) as Director
Hot Curves (1930) as Director
Follow the Leader (1930) as Director
Medicine Men, The (1929)
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Director
The Farmer's Daughter (1928) as Director
Ghetto, The (1928) as Director
Oh! What a Day! (1923)
A woman faces problems after the death of her mother and young son.
Rent Collector, The (1921) as Director

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Problem Child (1990)
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
Problem Child (1990)
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
This Is Elvis (1981)
Staged scenes and vintage clips re-create Elvis Presley''''s life.

Director (short)

Andy's Stump Speech (1924)
This is a silent comedy short about Andy Gump, the clueless husband at the center of the comic strip, The Gumps.

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