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Writer (feature film)

1.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Screenwriter
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
2.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Screenwriter
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
3.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Orig scr
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
4.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Screenwriter
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
5.
Destroyer (1943) as Story
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
6.
Destroyer (1943) as Screenwriter
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
7.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Screenwriter
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
8.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Story
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
9.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Story
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
10.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Original Story
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
11.
Moon over Burma (1940) as Screenwriter
12.
Tail Spin (1939) as Orig scr
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
13.
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Original Story
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
14.
Tail Spin (1939) as Original Story
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
15.
The Citadel (1938) as Screenwriter
A struggling doctor is tempted to give up his ideals for a posh high-society practice.
16.
A Yank at Oxford (1938) as Contr to scr const
A cocky American student runs into trouble when he transfers to the famed British college.
17.
Test Pilot (1938) as Original Story
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
18.
Sea Devils (1937) as Original Story
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
19.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Story
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
20.
Sea Devils (1937) as Screenwriter
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
21.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Screenwriter
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
22.
The Woman I Love (1937) as Contract Writer
23.
China Clipper (1936) as Screenwriter
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.
24.
Parole! (1936) as Contract Writer
25.
Ceiling Zero (1936) as Stage and scr by
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
26.
Alas sobre el Chaco (1935) as Screenwriter
27.
Stranded (1935) as Story
A Traveler's Aid worker who delights in solving people's problems gets mixed up with gangsters.
28.
West Point of the Air (1935) as Screenwriter
An army sergeant inspires his son to become an ace flyer.
29.
Storm over the Andes (1935) as Screenwriter
30.
The Great Impersonation (1935) as Screenwriter
31.
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Screenwriter
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
32.
I'll Tell the World (1934) as Story
33.
Fugitive Lovers (1934) as Orig scr story
A cross-country bus trip brings together a chorus girl and an escaped convict.
34.
Hell in the Heavens (1934) as Contr to scr const
35.
Midshipman Jack (1933) as Screenwriter
A naval academy cadet fights against the chain of command.
36.
Air Mail (1932) as Screenwriter
Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself.
37.
The All American (1932) as Screenwriter
38.
Hell Divers (1932) as Story
Two naval air force officers carry their rivalry from the skies to the bedroom.
39.
Dirigible (1931) as Story
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
40.
Shipmates (1931) as Cont
A young sailor falls for the captain''''s daughter.
41.
The Flying Fleet (1929) as Story
In this silent film, a naval cadet braves a perilous trans-Pacific flight for love.

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