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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
No Time for Romance (1948) as Dialogue Director
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Starlight Hotel (1987) as John--The Repo-Man
The story of a young girl's search for her father and the runaway boy she befriends along the way.
3.
Daemon (1986)
4.
Scarecrow, The (1982) as Clem Walker
A murderer poses as a magician to pursue his next victim.
5.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
6.
Choirboys, The (1977)
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
7.
Piece Of The Action, A (1977)
Manny and Dave are Chicago con artists who specialize in cheating people who take advantage of the poor. When they are blackmailed by a retired policeman into giving something back to the community, they start volunteering as career counselors for a group of uncooperative teens at the community center. Manny is beginning to enjoy helping the students when his work there in interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend's overbearing parents and a mobster who has discovered that he cheated him.
8.
Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) as Elder Banks
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a centur
9.
President's Plane Is Missing, The (1973)
A political thriller based on the 1967 novel by Robert J. Serling (Rod's brother) about an incompetent vice president who is left in control of the government when Air Force One mysteriously disappears with the President aboard.<P>Although filmed in 1971, it was held up for two and a half years foll
10.
Tenafly (1973) as Uncle Walter
In this pilot for the short-lived "Tenafly" series with McEachin (1973-74), a potpourri of slice-of-life comedy and straight-ahead detective mystery, a black private eye investigates the murder of a radio talk-show host's wife.
11.
Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)
A clever lady lawyer hatches an intricate plan to do away with her wealthy husband for his fortune and then finds herself parrying with a rumpled but wily homicide detective who would go on to have a long-running TV series (1971-78). Lee Grant received an Emmy nomination for her performance.
12.
Big Jake (1971) as Moses Brown
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
13.
Last Child, The (1971)
This futuristic drama, containing Van Heflin's last performance, focuses on a young couple trying to circumvent the government's edict that limits each family to only one child. Heflin is a retired U.S. Senator who tries to help them in this film originally to have been called "The Day They Took the
14.
The Great White Hope (1970) as Deacon
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
15.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) as John Sawyer
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
16.
A Dream of Kings (1969) as Kampana
The father of a dying boy tries to find the money to move his family to Greece.
17.
Riot (1969) as Jake
Led by two inmates, the prisoners in a state facility take guards hostage and stage an all-out riot, protesting ill-treatment, but unbeknownst to them it's a ruse for their two leaders to escape through a secret tunnel while all the commotion is going on.
18.
The Last Challenge (1967) as Servant
A young gun wants to make his name by shooting it out with the town marshal.
19.
Dimension 5 (1966) as
An American intelligence agent, aided by a Chinese-American female agent, uses a time-travel belt to thwart Chinese operatives who are attempting to import to Los Angeles the materials to make an atomic bomb.
20.
Our Man Flint (1966) as American diplomat
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, top agent Derek Flint is called in.
21.
The Third Day (1965) as Logan
An amnesiac discovers he''''s hated by his entire family.
22.
Kisses for My President (1964) as Joseph
The first female president has to deal with her husband''''s bruised ego.
23.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as Chauffeur
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''''s secrets hidden.
24.
Wall of Noise (1963) as Money
Story of an ambitious horse trainer working at the Hollywood Race Track.
25.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) as Reverend Sykes
A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
26.
The Mask (1961) as Lieutenant Martin
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask.
27.
The Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961) as Keeper
With the help of his puppy, a young boy tracks down a gangster.
28.
Take a Giant Step (1960) as Frank
A troubled black teenager tries to find his place in a white world.
29.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Undertaker
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
30.
The Mating Game (1959) as Servant
A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he''''s investigating.
31.
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) as Jackson
An outlaw is mistaken for a U.S. marshal while planning a bank robbery.
32.
Hot Spell (1958) as Attendant
A housewife becomes frustrated by her loveless marriage and her husband's uneasy relationship with their children.
33.
Raintree County (1957) as Old black man
In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black.
34.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956) as Butler
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
35.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Norville, butler
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
36.
Everything but the Truth (1956) as Waiter
Willie Taylor, small-town 4th-grade schoolboy, takes to heart his admired teacher's words about truthfulness, and repeats in public his uncle's remark about paying a kickback to the mayor. Result: principal Miss Dabney (a political appointee) suspends Willie from school, and teacher Joan Madison, up against a political machine, enlists amorous columnist Ernie Miller to turn Willie's case into a cause celebre...
37.
The View from Pompey's Head (1955) as Pullman porter
A New York lawyer returns to his hometown down in the Deep South investigate the missing funds of an old friend, now blind. Along, the way he rekindles a romance with a childhood sweetheart and discovers the missing funds are being paid to a hush a black woman, who turns out to be his friend's real
38.
The Far Horizons (1955) as
Romanticized version of Lewis and Clarks voyage of discovery through the American West.
39.
The Big Knife (1955) as Russell
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.
40.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Porter
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
41.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) as Henry
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
42.
Queen Bee (1955) as Sam
A manipulative Southern socialite sets out to destroy the lives of all those around her.
43.
A Man Called Peter (1955) as Butler
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
44.
Prince of Players (1955) as Old Ben
Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln.
45.
The Outcast (1954) as Sam Allen
46.
Killer Leopard (1954) as Jonas
The jungle boy fights a rampaging cat to help a movie star find her missing husband.
47.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Cook
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
48.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) as Julian
A criminal lawyer's daughter falls for one of his clients.
49.
Bright Road (1953) as C. T.'s father, Mr. Young
Teachers at an all-black school fight to save a problem child.
50.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Edmond's butler
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
51.
Rebel City (1953) as William
52.
Sangaree (1953) as Priam
Originally released in 3-D, the film covers the post-Revolutionary War of Dr.Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas), the son of an indentured servant, who has been raised and educated by General Darby (lester Mathews), and made legal executor of the Georgia estate when Darby dies. He is opposed by Nancy Darby (Arlene Dahl)who tries to break the will and also her father's desire to set up a group of free medical clinics for the poor to be overseen by Carlos. The true culprits behind her opposition are her fiance, Harvey Bristol (John Sutton) and his father, Dr. Bristol (Francis L. Sullivan), who are in reality preying on the Darby holdings. A plague that hits Savannah is thrown in the mix.
53.
Jamaica Run (1953) as Human
Promoter William Montague (Patric Knowles) wants to buy the estate owned by the Daceys, Mrs. Dacey (Carroll McComas)and her daughter Ena (Arlene Dahl) and son Todd (Wendell Corey), in order to build a resort hotel. When they turn him down, he produces a couple of distant relatives, Janice (Laura Elliott) and Robert Clayton (Michael Moore), and sets about to prove that the estate rightfully belongs to them. The identity of the rightful heirs is thought to be buried in a sunken ship off of the Jamaican shore and the search begins, led by a schooner skipper, Patrick Fairlie (Rayy Milland), who is in love with Ena.
54.
The President's Lady (1953) as Uncle Alfred
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
55.
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) as Uncle Old Fella
56.
Lydia Bailey (1952) as Gen. La Plume
57.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Porter
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
58.
Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) as Native chief
The jungle king's cousin tries to get him to help find a diamond treasure.
59.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Porter
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
60.
Night Without Sleep (1952) as Henry
61.
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952) as "Trooper" Robert Waverly Fairless
Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben.
62.
The Family Secret (1951) as Larry
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
63.
The Harlem Globetrotters (1951) as Prof. Turner
A college student drops out of school to join a famous basketball team.
64.
65.
The Well (1951) as Dr. Billings
In a racially mixed American town, a 5-year-old black girl falls unnoticed into a hidden, forgotten well on her way to school. Having nothing better to go on, the police follow up a report that the child was seen with a white stranger, and rumors run wild. Before hapless, innocent Claude Packard is even found, popular hysteria has him tried and convicted. But Packard's troubles pale by comparison as ever more inflated rumors uncap the well of racial tensions and mob violence. And young Carolyn Crawford, forgotten by most, is still missing...
66.
Follow the Sun (1951) as Attendant
67.
Anne of the Indies (1951) as Servant
LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. He works on some ships, crossing the Caribbean sea, with the intention of being enchained, when a pirate ship is in sight, to make them believe he's an enemy of the British. One day, his ship is conquered by Captain Providence. What nobody knew before, Providence is a (beautiful, of course) woman. She believes his story and so he joins her crew. But Blackbeard, her fatherly friend, doesn't believe him. Providence and LaRochelle fall in love, although he is married. When LaRochelle tries to deliver her to the British, she forebodes the trap, kidnaps his wife and escapes. As for revenge, she wants to sell his wife on a slave-market. LaRochell gets his ship and his crew back and follows her. ...
68.
Angels in the Outfield (1951) as Waiter
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
69.
No Way Out (1950) as Alderman Mathew Tompkins
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
70.
Peggy (1950) as Porter
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
71.
Bright Leaf (1950) as Simon
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
72.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Black minister
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
73.
Bomba on Panther Island (1949) as Luke
Bomba the Jungle Boy must stop a man-eating black panther.
74.
Bad Boy (1949) as Ollie, cook
A lawman tries to find the source of a juvenile delinquent's bad behavior.
75.
Sand (1949) as Sam
Jeff Keane's expensive showhorse escapes from a train and runs wild in the Colorado wilderness. Keane searches for the horse while the horse learns the ways of the wild.
76.
Free for All (1949) as Herbert
77.
Larceny (1948) as Butler
78.
No Time for Romance (1948) as J. T. Richards
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.
79.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Prisoner
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
80.
Canon City (1948) as Black prisoner
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
81.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Porter
82.
Swell Guy (1947) as Porter
83.
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as Ty Demon
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
84.
The Killers (1946) as Sam
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
85.
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Captain of waiters
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.

Producer (feature film)

86.
Playing With Fire (1985) as Associate Producer
Troubled teenager whose parents have split up and who thinks his life is coming apart takes out his frustrations by setting fires. Gary Coleman plays his first true dramatic role on television as the pint-sized arsonist who, at program's end, steps out of character to face the audience and give a le

Music (feature film)

87.
Bog (1978) as Music Director
Out on Bog Lake, one of the local citizens from the area tries fishing with dynamite, and wakes up a long-slumbering gill-creature. Now that he's up, the monster will eat anyone who gets too close to its lair, and seems to need the blood of female humans to live. While biologist Ginny Glenn is rese
88.
Going Home (1971) as Mus scored and cond
An ex-convict who killed his wife while drunk tries to re-build his relationship with his son.
89.
Going Home (1971) as Composer
An ex-convict who killed his wife while drunk tries to re-build his relationship with his son.
90.
Illegal (1932) as At the piano
A bitter divorcee opens an illegal gambling club to support her daughters.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

91.
Born Romantic (2000) as Unit Driver
The beat of salsa provides the backdrop to this urban comic drama about three lonely Londoners contemplating life's greatest mystery: women. Fergus is searching for the highschool sweetheart he jilted years ago. Eddie, the pick-pocket, is falling in love with Jocelyn the grave tender. And Frankie is

Cast (special)

92.
Romeo and Juliet (1993)
A presentation of the Northern Ballet Theatre's production of Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo and Juliet," based on the play by Shakespeare.
93.
Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms, The (1993)
Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L
94.
Inspector Perez (1983) as Flower Vendor (Guest)
The story of Antonio Perez, an inspector with the Homicide Division of the San Francisco Police Department. In the pilot episode, Perez struggles to solve the mysterious murders of several beautiful young Chinese women.
95.
Another Part of the Forest (1972)
A television adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about the Hubbards, a rich Southern family of greedy, ruthless individuals. The story takes place before the action of Helman's more famous play about the Hubbards, "The Little Foxes."

Art Director (special)

96.
Marty Robbins: Super Legend (1986) as Art Direction
A salute to the Grammy-winning country and western star who died in 1982.

Costume-Wardrobe (special)

97.
Gin Game, The (1984) as Costume Designer
An adaptation of D. L. Coburn's play about two residents of a nursing home whos gin rummy games bring out the best and the worst in both of them.

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