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Elwood Bredell

Elwood Bredell



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Cast (feature film)

Southern Justice (1917) as Daws Anthony
Up or Down? (1917) as Boy

Cinematography (feature film)

Female Jungle (1956) as Director of Photography
A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the establishment with a blonde, but doesn't remember. As he investigates, he interviews a columnist who was going with the actress, a caricaturist who drew the victim, the caricaturist's wife who works at the bar, and the caricaturist's lover, and slowly begins to put the pieces of the deadly puzzle together.
Journey into Light (1951) as Photography
The Inspector General (1949) as Director of Photography
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Director of Photography
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Director of Photography
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
The Unsuspected (1947) as Director of Photography
The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air.
Smooth as Silk (1946) as Director of Photography
Tangier (1946) as Director of Photography
The Killers (1946) as Director of Photography
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
Lady on a Train (1945) as Director of Photography
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
The Beautiful Cheat (1945) as Director of Photography
Phantom Lady (1944) as Director of Photography
A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Director of Photography
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Director of Photography
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Director of Photography
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Director of Photography
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Director of Photography
Hers to Hold (1943) as Director of Photography
Follow the Band (1943) as Director of Photography
His Butler's Sister (1943) as Director of Photography
How's About It? (1943) as Director of Photography
Marion Bliss (Grace McDonald), a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby (Robert Paige), of a giant music publishing house. Alf (Shemp Howard) is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Director of Photography
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Director of Photography
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster''''s body.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Director of Photography
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) as Director of Photography
After five men previously acquitted of various criminal charges are murdered by a mysterious avenger known as Dr. Rx, police Inspector Hurd (Edmund MacDonald) and Sergeant Sweeney (Shemp Howard) ask private investigator Jerry Church (Patric Knowles) to help them on the case. He takes the case after talking to Dudley Crispin (Samuel S. Hinds), a brilliant attorney who had defended three of the murdered men. Crispin gains an acquittal for his latest client, Zarini (Matty Fain), but the latter falls dead in the courtroom. Jerry marries Kit Logan (Anne Gwynne), who becomes frightened and persuades Jerry to quit the case. He stays however after Ernie Paul (John Gallaudet), suspected of the Zarini murder, threatens to "get" him if he does not stay on and clear Paul. Dr. Rx captures Jerry and attempts to frighten him into insanity by strapping him on an operating table, and pretending to exchange the detective's brain for a gorilla (Ray Corrigan in his gorilla suit).
Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Director of Photography
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) as Director of Photography
Strictly in the Groove (1942) as Photog, Dinning Sisters mus numbers
Private Buckaroo (1942) as Director of Photography
Eagle Squadron (1942) as 2nd Unit Photography
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) as Director of Photography
Sherlock Holmes investigates acts of terrorism linked to Nazi radio broadcasts.
Jail House Blues (1942) as Director of Photography
Tight Shoes (1941) as Director of Photography
Horror Island (1941) as Director of Photography
Meet the Chump (1941) as Director of Photography
Mob Town (1941) as Director of Photography
Dark Streets of Cairo (1941) as Director of Photography
South of Tahiti (1941) as Director of Photography
While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Director of Photography
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Director of Photography
Swing It Soldier (1941) as Director of Photography
Hold That Ghost (1941) as Director of Photography
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
The Mummy's Hand (1940) as Director of Photography
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
Gangs of Chicago (1940) as Photography
Double Alibi (1940) as Director of Photography
The Invisible Woman (1940) as Director of Photography
A mad scientist makes a beautiful model invisible so she can get back at the man who fired her.
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby (1940) as Director of Photography
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann (Broderick Crawford) meets composer Bob Gunther (Johnny Downs), he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend Linda Carroll (Peggy Moran) to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music. After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star Magda Delys (Gertrude Michael). Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie (Warren Hymer), barges in and reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on writing hit songs "in the pen."
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Director of Photography
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) as Director of Photography
Danger on Wheels (1940) as Director of Photography
You're Not So Tough (1940) as Director of Photography
The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters their minds until Halop is egged on by Grey to show his capabilities. Before long, he and Hall are working on the ranch of Galli, an elderly Italian woman who treats her workers like human beings instead of animals. Galli's son disappeared as an infant, and Halop tries to convince her that he is that long lost son, thus possibly sharing in her wealth. Galli is such a good person that Halop is soon motivated by respect instead of greed, so he devises a plan to help her when truckers and a labor organization band together to keep her crops from making it to market.
La Conga Nights (1940) as Director of Photography
Argentine Nights (1940) as Director of Photography
Honeymoon Deferred (1940) as Director of Photography
Black Friday (1940) as Director of Photography
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940) as Director of Photography
Ex-Champ (1939) as Director of Photography
Call a Messenger (1939) as Director of Photography
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
The Big Guy (1939) as Photography
Code of the Streets (1939) as Director of Photography
Big Town Czar (1939) as Director of Photography
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Director of Photography
Spirit of Culver (1939) as Director of Photography
Forbidden Valley (1938) as Director of Photography
Little Tough Guy (1938) as Director of Photography
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Director of Photography
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Freshman Year (1938) as Director of Photography
Swing That Cheer (1938) as Director of Photography
Swing Sister Swing (1938) as Director of Photography
Broadway press agent Nap Sisler (Ken Murray) sees a chance to make a national hit with a new dance, "The Baltimore Bubble", created by Greenvale filling-station attendant Johnny Bennett (Johnny Downs). Nap promotes dance instructor Professor L. Orlando Beebee (Ernest Truex) out of $500 to bring Johnny, his dancing partner Snookie Saunders (Kathryn Kane, formerly known as Katherine "Sugar" Kane but not in this film), and Greenvale grocery clerk and hot trombonist Satchel-Lips Peters (Eddie Quillan) to New York. Introduced at a night club by bandleader Ted Weems, the trio is a hit. The Greenvale trio begin a theatre tour with their dance, now a national sensation. The craze soon dies out and Johnny stays in New York to try for another chance at fame with a dancer, Nona (Edna Sedgwick), while the other two return to Greenvale. The new act soon flops and Johnny returns to Greenvale and is met by Snookie, Satchel-Lips and the town band, who escort him to a new and lavish service station built with the money earned from "The Baltimore Bubble."
Reckless Living (1938) as Director of Photography
Behind the Mike (1937) as Director of Photography
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
That's My Story (1937) as Camera
Westbound Limited (1937) as Photography
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Camera
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
Snowbound (1927) as Director of Photography

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Now and Forever (1934) as Still photog
A young swindler tries to mend his ways when he''''s reunited with his daughter.
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as Still photog
She Done Him Wrong (1933) as Still photog
A saloon singer fights off smugglers, an escaped con and a Salvation Army officer out to reform her.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Still photog
Song of the Eagle (1933) as Still photog
I Love That Man (1933) as Still photog
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as Still photog
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
The Devil Is Driving (1932) as Still photog
Panama Flo (1932) as Still photog
An engineer makes a thieving entertainer work off her debts as a housekeeper at his jungle mining camp.
Madison Sq. Garden (1932) as Still photog
The Secret Call (1931) as Still photog

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