Hot damn! I got it to work! Just so you folks know, there were no files with spaces in their names. Initially, I did copy and paste your script, but couldn't get it to work. I added the "#!/usr/bin/php" in double quotes in place of $1 out of desperation. I went back and changed those to single quotes and it worked. But I still had to hard-code the values. It was still choking on the first argument before I did that.
Thanks. I very much appreciate your help. Mighty neighborly.