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Leon Chooluck

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Director (feature film)

Seven Women From Hell (1961) as Assistant Director
Three Blondes in His Life (1961) as Director
Lizzie (1957) as Assistant Director
A mousy woman discovers she has two other personalities.
Men in War (1957) as Assistant Director
Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.
Hit and Run (1957) as Assistant Director
Illicit lovers arrange a fatal accident for the woman''''s husband.
Edge of Hell (1956) as Assistant Director
A Russian beggar and his performing dog, Flip, struggle tomake ends meet living upon the cruel streets.
Apache (1954) as Assistant Director
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
Wicked Woman (1954) as Assistant Director
A trashy blonde lures a saloon owner away from his wife.
One Girl's Confession (1953) as Assistant Director
Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Hass but this one has less hair-shirt torment than most of his offerings, although his camera, as usual, lingers provocatively on the contours of the leading lady and, in this case, the leading lady is more than well-contured. Mary Adams (the well-contured Cleo Moore) works in a tawdry waterfront restuarant where the owner not only maltreats her, he also cheated her father out of a fortune years ago. The owner acquires $25,000 in an illegal transaction, which Mary promptly steals, hides, confesses her crime and serves a short sentence. Freed, she goes to work in a restaurant owned by Dragomie Damitrod (Hugo Hass) and when he gets into trouble over a gambling debt she offers to help him by telling him where the $25,000 is hidden and she will loan him the amount he needs. But circumstances indicate that he has stolen all of the money and she clouts him on the head with a whiskey bottle, apparently killing him. She then learns that he didn't steal the money, digs it up and donates it to an orphanage and then surrenders to the police where she learns that Damitrod is not dead. Well,dang. But all is not lost as she seems to be heading for matrimony with fisherman Johnny (Glenn Langan), who has been hanging around romancing her at her various jobs between jail stints.
The Twonky (1953) as Assistant Director
A college professor''''s television set tries to take over his life.
Son of the Renegade (1953) as 2d asst dir
The Thief (1952) as Assistant Director
Interesting, but sometimes slow film about a nuclear physicist working in Washington DC who also spies for some unnamed foreign country. It does have a rather funny, patriotic/propagandist ending. It's most interesting aspect is that it is filmed entirely without dialogue.
The Well (1951) as Assistant Director
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...
Champagne for Caesar (1950) as Assistant Director
What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake.
Destination Murder (1950) as Assistant Director
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father''''s killer.
Open Secret (1948) as Assistant Director

Producer (feature film)

Top Secret (1978) as Associate Producer
A hip American agent and his foxy associate try to recover a hundred pounds of stolen plutonium in Italy before it can be used by terrorists.
Three the Hard Way (1974) as Associate Producer
Three martial arts experts take on a racist group out to destroy the African-American race.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) as Associate Producer
A small-time thief kills his way to the top of the New York rackets.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Associate Producer
(Dra ''60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago''s South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs'' cronies.
The Bramble Bush (1960) as Associate Producer
A doctor commits euthanasia on his dying friend and then pursues an affair with the latter''s wife, causing a small New England town to suspect him of plotting it as a murder.
Day of the Outlaw (1959) as Associate Producer
Rival cattlemen join forces to fight off outlaws.
City of Fear (1959) as Producer
An escaped convict heads for Los Angeles not realizing he''''s stolen a deadly radioactive mineral.
The Fearmakers (1958) as Associate Producer
A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.
Murder By Contract (1958) as Producer
A ruthless contract killer balks when he discovers his next hit is a woman.
Hell on Devil's Island (1957) as Producer
Plunder Road (1957) as Producer
On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a 10,000,000 dollar, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team (only one of them a professional thief) make a would-be inconspicuous escape across country to what they hope will be a perfect getaway...

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Family Rico (1972)
A drama about underworld pressures on a crime syndicate chief, played by Gazzara, who is torn between his love for a younger brother who defects and his own loyalty to the organization. The 1957 theatrical version of the story, "The Brothers Rico," starred Richard Conte and Kathryn Grant, who had ju

Production Companies (feature film)

Pickup (1951) as Company
Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal encounters and above all, Beverly Michaels, spike up this flick.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Square Dance (1987) as Production Supervisor
Apocalypse Now (1979)
An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer.
Americathon (1979)
Set in the future year of 1998, the United States is in crisis. The country has run out of oil, and people are living in their useless cars, using jogging and bicycling are their main forms of transportation. The federal government is near backruptcy and about to be foreclosed on by a cartel of Native Americans. The President and a consultant decide that their only hope is to hold a telethon to raise the money to save the country.
Dynasty (james A. Michener's) (1976)
The saga of a pioneer family -- husband, wife and brother-in-law -- torn by jealousy, deception and rivalry in love and business as they seek their fortune on the Ohio frontier. The pilot, originally entitled "The Americans" and covering a thirty-five-year period starting in the 1820s, looks to be a
Three the Hard Way (1974) as Production Manager
Three martial arts experts take on a racist group out to destroy the African-American race.
Kotch (1971) as Prod supv
Alienated from his son''''s family, an elderly man becomes infatuated with a pregnant teen.
The Phynx (1970) as Prod supv
A rock band tours to Albania to rescue kidnapped American stars.
Midas Run (1969) as Prod supv
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Unit Manager
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
Captain Sindbad (1963) as Asst director--prod supv
Sindbad takes on an evil wizard to save the princess he loves.
El Cid (1961) as Production Manager
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Anna Lucasta (1958) as Prod supv
A reformed streetwalker falls in love with the man her family wants her to fleece.
God's Little Acre (1958) as Supv of prod
A dirt-farmer lets his family fall apart while he hunts for his grandfather's buried gold.
Uranium Boom (1956) as Unit Manager
Ex-lumberjack Brad Collins (Dennis Morgan) and mining engineer Grady Mathews (William Talman) find uranium in the Colorado badlands. While Grady guards the claim, Brad goes to register it in town, where he meets and marries Jean Williams (Patricia Medina.) Returning to the claim, Brad learns that Jean was once Grady's fiancee, which is not a big stretch of the arm of coincidence in Sam Katzman's Clover Productions. Grady, as one would expect, is somewhat put out and leaves the mine in Brad's hands, while he hooks up with a confidence man and engineers a scheme to break the back of Brad's somewhat rapidly-created mining empire.
Edge of Hell (1956) as Production Manager
A Russian beggar and his performing dog, Flip, struggle tomake ends meet living upon the cruel streets.
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956) as Unit Manager
Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Maggie Mahoney, Angela Stevens, David Orrick, William Tannen. Retired gunslinger Howard Duff is forced to strap on his sidearms once more when cattle baron Victor Jory starts his strong arm tactics.
The Wild Party (1956) as Production Manager
A former pro-football player falls on hard times.
The Houston Story (1956) as Unit Manager
A Texas oil driller schemes to steal millions of dollars in oil.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Unit Manager
Space invaders attack Washington D.C.
Inside Detroit (1956) as Unit Manager
The Gun That Won the West (1955) as Unit Manager
A cavalry attempts to establish a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory while simultaneously avoiding a war.
Masterson of Kansas (1955) as Unit Manager
Sheriff Bat Masterson joins forces with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to save a rancher framed for murder.
Jungle Moon Men (1955) as Unit Manager
Priestess Oma is forever young in this Jungle Jim knockoff of "She" or the La of Opar stories from "Tarzan". The Jungle Jim type is played by Weissmuller using his own name.
Chicago Syndicate (1955) as Unit Manager
An accountant single-handedly tries to take down a powerful mobster.
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) as Unit Manager
A gangster enlists a mad Nazi scientist to create an army of atomic zombies.
Duel on the Mississippi (1955) as Unit Manager
The Crooked Web (1955) as Unit Manager
Seminole Uprising (1955) as Unit Manager
George Montgomery, Karin Booth, William Faucett, Steve Ritch, Ed Hinton. Army lieutenant George Montgomery is assigned to retrieve a tribe of Seminole Indians who fled their Florida reservation and headed for Texas in 1855.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) as Electrician
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
Devil Goddess (1955) as Unit Manager
Johnny Weissmuller guides Professor Blakely (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Nora (Angela Stevens) into forbidden Kirundi land, home of the fire-worshipers, in search of missing scientist Ralph Dixon (William M. Griffith). In addition to finding Dixon worshiped as a fire god, they uncover a treasure of sapphires, rout a party of renegade whites and Johnny rescues Nora from flaming death on a ritual altar just before a volcano erupts molten death.
New Orleans Uncensored (1955) as Unit Manager
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955) as Unit Manager
Juvenile delinquents pull a young innocent into their crime spree.
Pirates of Tripoli (1955) as Unit Manager
A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne.
Cannibal Attack (1954) as Unit Manager
Johnny Weissmuller, acting under his own name, fights enemy agents who are trying to steal cobalt while disguised as crocodiles.
Silver Lode (1954) as Prod supv
Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence: but the townspeople's loyalty to him gradually begins to waver under McCarthy's accusations.
Bait (1954) as Production Manager
A greedy miner tries to get his beautiful wife to seduce his partner.
Man Crazy (1953) as Prod supv
Three girls (Christine White, Irene Anders and Coleen Miller) living in a small, dull town dream of glamour and excitement. They think this becomes a reality when they discover some illegal money hidden by one of their employers. They take the money, go to Hollywood, buy a car and clothes and rent an elaborate house. There, they each meet a boy, one of whom eventually proves to be their downfall. And the man who was robbed finds them, and he isn't very happy.
Thy Neighbor's Wife (1953) as Production Manager
Strange Fascination (1952) as Production Manager
Pickup (1951) as Production Manager
Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal encounters and above all, Beverly Michaels, spike up this flick.
Daughter of the West (1949) as Production Assistant
The Prairie (1949) as Production Manager
Heading for Heaven (1948) as Production Manager
Road to the Big House (1947) as Production Manager

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Loving Couples (1980)
While Greg is driving his sports car, he passes a woman on horseback, and after staring at her a little too long, crashes his car. The woman, Evelyn, is a doctor, so she attends to Greg on the scene, and before long, the two of them are involved in affair. When Greg's girlfriend and Evelyn's husband

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

Murder In Texas (1981)
Dramatization of the sensational Texas court case of the late '60s involving a noted Houston plastic surgeon, accused of doing away with his socially prominent first wife in order to marry somebody else. Based on the book by the doctor's second wife, the film resulted in an Emmy Award nomination for

Film Production - Unit (TV Mini-Series)

Pearl (1978)
A romantic drama looking suspiciously like "From Here to Eternity" (a miniseries version of which turned up some weeks after this one premiered) and interweaving the lives and passions of three military couples living in Honolulu in December 1941.

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