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Also Known As: Died: October 28, 2004
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Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Best Of Times, The (1986)
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
2.
Hearst and Davies Affair, The (1985) as Director Of Photography
Slick but suoerficial dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and '30s film personality. Mitchum played Mitchum here although the script called him William Randolph Heart and British sta
3.
His Mistress (1984)
A married tycoon becomes involved in an emotional triangle after beginning an affair with an ambitious female executive whom he sets up in a lavish penthouse. Robert Urich, Linda Kelsey and Julianne Phillips make up the triangle, with Cynthia Sikes as the savvy mistress of one of industrialist Urich
4.
Fighter, The (1983)
Unemployed mill worker Harrison, to make ends meet, tries his luck at amateur boxing against the wishes of his wife, who has taken a job at a beauty salon.
5.
I Want to Live (1983) as Director Of Photography
Lindsay Wagner stars as Barbara Graham, who was executed in the San Quentin gas chamber in 1955 for her participation in a robbery/murder. This remake of the 1958 movie which won Susan Hayward her Academy Award was written by Don M. Mankiewicz (who co-authored the screenplay to the Hayward movie) an
6.
Thursday's Child (1982)
An athletic seventeen-year-old who requires a heart transplant brings this family to a life-threatening crisis. Rob Lowe was "introduced" in this uplifting drama that initially had been scheduled for airing and subsequently twice pulled from the schedule in December 1982. Gena Rowlands and Don Murra
7.
Condorman (1981) as Director Of Photography
Cartoonist and lower level CIA employee Woody turns into the superhero that he draws for comic books. While visiting a friend in Paris, Woody is sent on an errand and mistaken for an espionage agent by a Russian spy, who decides that she wants him to help her defect. In order to help her and foil th
8.
Last Flight of Noah's Ark, The (1980) as Director Of Photography
A B-29 bomber has an unusual roster of guests onboard: A man running away from bookies, a missionary, two children, and some farm animals. On the way to the South Pacific, the plane is forced to make an emergency landing, and they all find themselves stranded on a remote tropical island.
9.
Like Normal People (1979) as Director Of Photography
This fact-based drama about a pair of mentally retarded young adults who face angry resistance when they decide to marry is virtually identical to the TV movie "No Other Love" which premiered three weeks earlier. Rock singer and teen idol Shaun Cassidy made his dramatic acting debut in this film.
10.
Valentine (1979)
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --
11.
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) as Director Of Photography
Young inventor Brian Foster works for a company and creates a mechanical dog to be part of their new home protection system. But the head of a rival company wants the invention and has someone steal the dog.
12.
Cat From Outer Space, The (1978)
A cat from space, nicknamed Jake, is traveling in a spaceship that crashes on earth. Jake is in the process of trying to get his craft repaired when he reveals that he can predict the winners of sporting events. Before long, the remarkable alien cat is being hunted by the military, and is accidentally put into a deep sleep by a veterinarian who is trying to hide him from the government.
13.
Gift of Love, The (1978) as Director Of Photography
Marie Osmond made her dramatic acting debut playing a poor little rich girl who loses her heart to a penniless immigrant in New York of the Gay Nineties in this variation of the O. Henry tale that has the girl cutting and selling her long hair to buy a watch chain for her husband who has sold his pr
14.
James at 15 (1977)
The pilot movie for the brief series that began in November 1977, was later retitled "James at 16," and subsequently disappeared. James is introduced here as a smitten teenager who is separated from his girl when his family moves to Boston from Oregon and, heartsick in his new urban surroundings, ru
15.
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976)
A dramatization of the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh infant, the search for the abductor, and his capture, trial and execution three years later. Anthony Hopkins won an Emmy for his acting in this movie which itself was nominated as Outstanding Special, as were J.P. Miller (original teleplay), Ri
16.
Freaky Friday (1976) as Director Of Photography
A mother and daughter switch bodies for one strange day.
17.
Babe (1975) as Director Of Photography
America''s foremost woman athlete won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. This traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias, and her losing struggle with cancer.
18.
Cage Without a Key (1975) as Director Of Photography
A high school girl gets trapped in a web of circumstances after accepting a ride with a strange boy who then forces her at gunpoint to assist him in a robbery during which he kills a clerk, and both are caught and charged with first-degree murder. Convicted and sent to a women's detention center, th
19.
Matt Helm (1975)
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
20.
Day the Earth Moved, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
An aerial photography team tries to alert a small town about an impending earthquake, but no one believes the duo until the tremors start and the walls begin to collapse.
21.
Red Badge of Courage, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
The Civil War classic, filmed previously in 1951 by John Huston, revolving around a young Union soldier's flight in terror from his first battle, his inner resolve that leads him back to combat, and his ultimate discovery that he doesn't have it in him to kill.
22.
Truck Turner (1974)
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail.
23.
Bad Ronald (1974) as Director Of Photography
A family with three daughters moves into an old house, unaware that it has a secret room occupied by a teenage murderer.
24.
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1974) as Director Of Photography
Sentimental tale, remade from the 1945 classic with an eye toward a possible series, of an impoverished family in a 1912 New York tenement with an alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother.
25.
Pioneer Woman, The (1973) as Director Of Photography
The hardships of homesteading in the Wyoming Territory in 1867 are brought into focus through the eyes of a wife and mother when her husband is killed and the decision whether or not to remain on the frontier is hers to make.
26.
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) as Director Of Photography
After former Green Beret Slaughter finds and kills the mobster who murdered his parents in Mexico, he plans to return to his quiet life in L.A. But police detective Reynolds informs him that his life is in danger from a crime boss named Duncan who has no intention of letting the killing of his colle
27.
One Little Indian (1973) as Director Of Photography
In the middle of an Indian raid, a cavalry rider goes AWOL in order to save the lives of the Native American women and children. Later, when he is crossing the desert in New Mexico on a camel, he meets a white boy who was raised by an Indian and is trying to find his tribe, and the two travel on tog
28.
Incident on a Dark Street (1973)
A small-time hood is murdered as he is about to blow the whistle on the syndicate in this pilot for a prospective series about the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Attorney's office in the Justice Department.
29.
Charley and the Angel (1973)
When an angel tells workaholic Charlie Appleby that he will die soon, he decides to put his family first and be a better husband and father.
30.
She Waits (1972)
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
31.
Limbo (1972) as Photography
Three women are married to soldiers who were captured or are missing in action in Vietnam. The wives live at the Florida Air Force Base where they endure an emotional limbo as they wait to find out what has happened to their husbands.
32.
Molly and Lawless John (1972) as Director Of Photography
Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help him escape. Molly then accompanies Johnny on his cross-country flight but soon learns he's simply been using her. Molly makes the best of the situation, however, and by the time the sheriff's posse catches up with them, Molly shows that she's learned how to assert herself.
33.
C. C. and Company (1970) as Director of Photography
Motorcycle mechanic C.C. Ryder joins "The Heads," an outlaw biker gang. Fellow gang members menace fashion journalist Ann when her limo breaks down in the desert, but C.C. comes to her rescue. The bikers disrupt a motorcross event tied in with a fashion shoot, but C.C. enters the competition under Ann's admiring eye. His win puts him at odds with Moon, leader of "The Heads." When C.C. leaves with his cut of the purse, the bikers kidnap Ann, and C.C. races Moon to win her freedom.
34.
Che! (1969) as Director of Photography
Fidel Castro is helped in his subversion of Batista's Cuban regime by an Argentinian doctor named Che Guevara.
35.
Yours, Mine, and Ours (1968) as Director of Photography
A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten, then gets pregnant.
36.
The Bubble (1966) as Director of Photography
A couple encounter mysterious atmospheric effects in an airplane and find themselves in a town where people behave oddly. They eventually escape.
37.
Hawaii (1966) as Prolog seq cam
Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions.
38.
Bubble, The (1966)
Mark and Katherine, a young couple expecting a baby, take an airplane trip in the 1950s and experience some odd atmospheric effects. They are forced to land in a mysterious, remote town where the citizens stagger around like mindless automatons. When they discover the terrifying fact that the town i
39.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Camera Operator
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
40.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) as Camera Operator
An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals.
41.
Tormented (1960) as Camera Operator
A composer is haunted by the ghost of the former lover he let die.
42.
Inherit the Wind (1960) as Camera Operator
In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution.

Sound (feature film)

43.
The Dream Maker (1964) as Boom Operator
44.
Stolen Hours (1963) as Boom Operator
An American heiress with an incurable disease falls in love with her surgeon.
45.
Two-Way Stretch (1961) as Sd boom op
A convict plots to commit the perfect crime while still behind bars.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

46.
Brewster's Millions (1983)
A minor-league baseball player has thirty days to spend $30 million dollars in order to receive an inheritance of $300 million.
47.
Pursuit Of D.B. Cooper, The (1981)
Jim Meade is a former Army man who has an imaginive robbery plan. Boarding an airliner under the name "D.B. Cooper," Meade hijacks the plane, holds it for $200,000 in ransom, and then parachutes into the woods near where his wife lives. Having recently separated, the couple reconcile and start to he
48.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) as Additional Photography
Captain Kirk reassembles his old crew on the newly refit Starship Enterprise and is sent out to investigate a mysterious cloud-like entity.
49.
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977)
Thieves plant stolen diamonds under the hood of a magical Volkswagen.

Cinematography (special)

50.
Close Encounters (1990)
A comedy about a modern-day matchmaker who opens a full-service video dating agency.
51.
London and Davis in New York (1984)
The exploits of John Greyson Davis, a journalist, and Claudia London, a photographer, who, besides being lovers, also make up a world-renowned photojournalism team. In the pilot episode, London and Davis comb New York City seeking "The Bachelor Killer."
52.
Revenge of the Gray Gang (1981)
The story of five retired senior citizens who ban together to battle crime. The pilot episode depicts their attempts to bust a dognapping ring that is operating in their Los Angeles neighborhood.
53.
Big Bend Country (1981)
The story, set in 1865, follows the adventures of Ian McGregor, a battle-weary Confederate soldier who brings his family to Big Bend, Tennessee, to begin a new life. In the pilot episode, the McGregors' new found peace is shattered when marauders attack and destroy their home.

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