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Joseph August

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Also Known As: Died: September 25, 1947
Born: April 26, 1890 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Idaho Springs, Colorado, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Portrait of Jennie (1949) as Photography
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Director of Photography
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as Director of Photography
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
Melody Ranch (1940) as Photography
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
Primrose Path (1940) as Photography
The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) as Director of Photography
A ballet dancer and a burlesque queen compete for a wealthy suitor.
Man of Conquest (1939) as Photography
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Director of Photography
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Director of Photography
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
Gunga Din (1939) as Photography
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
The Saint in New York (1938) as Photography
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Gun Law (1938) as Photography
A criminal poses as the lawman he''''s ambushed.
Border G-Man (1938) as Photography
A government agent investigates gangsters training an army in South America.
This Marriage Business (1938) as Photography
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
Sea Devils (1937) as Photography
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
The Plough and the Stars (1937) as Photography
Music for Madame (1937) as Photography
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
Super-Sleuth (1937) as Photography
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
There Goes My Girl (1937) as Photography
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Photography
The Soldier and the Lady (1937) as Photography
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as Photography
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Photography
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
Grand Jury (1936) as Photography
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
Mary of Scotland (1936) as Photography
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
Sylvia Scarlett (1936) as Photography
A female con artist masquerades as a boy to escape the police.
Every Saturday Night (1936) as Photography
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Photography
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
After the Dance (1935) as Photography
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
The Informer (1935) as Photography
An Irish rebel turns in his best friend to earn passage money to America, then has to dodge the suspicions of his cohorts.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Camera
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
I'll Love You Always (1935) as Photography
Whirlpool (1934) as Photography
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
Twentieth Century (1934) as Photography
A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.
The Defense Rests (1934) as Photography
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Black Moon (1934) as Photography
A woman returning to her island birthplace finds herself drawn to a voodoo cult.
Sisters Under the Skin (1934) as Photography
No Greater Glory (1934) as Photography
A frail boy fights to win acceptance from the leader of a street gang.
Among the Missing (1934) as Photography
Feeling unloved, a dowager runs away and gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Photography
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
Master of Men (1933) as Photography
Man's Castle (1933) as Photography
An unemployed man turns to crime when he gets his girlfriend pregnant.
Cocktail Hour (1933) as Photography
The Circus Queen Murder (1933) as Photography
A vacationing DA gets mixed up in a tangled case involving a touring circus.
Mystery Ranch (1932) as Photography
To maintain his vast ranch holdings, Henry Steele holds Jane, the daughter of his deceased business partner, against her will. Stalwart ranger Bob Sanborn rescues Jane in a riding incident and is invited to stay over at the ranch by the malevolent Steele, who catches on immediately to the fact that Sanborn has been asked by Jane to help her escape. Steele escorts Bob off the ranch just after giving the order to his vicious ranch hands, Mudo and Tonto, not to let him leave alive.
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932) as Photography
Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
Vanity Street (1932) as Photography
No More Orchids (1932) as Photography
A wealthy woman opposes her grandfather to marry a poor man.
The Silent Witness (1932) as Photography
That's My Boy (1932) as Photography
The star player of his college football team gets in over his head when he gets involved in some illegal gambling.
As the Devil Commands (1932) as Photography
The Black Camel (1931) as Photography
Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.
Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931) as Photography
The Brat (1931) as Photography
A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their snobbish ways.
Heartbreak (1931) as Photography
Quick Millions (1931) as Photography
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.
Seas Beneath (1931) as Photography
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
Double Cross Roads (1930) as Director of Photography
Men Without Women (1930) as Director of Photography
Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard. Quartermaine had told his sweetheart that the Field Marshal would be aboard, not knowing that she was an informant for the enemy. When the S13 sinks, Burke takes charge when the commander, Ensign Price, is unable to command. Burke must keep his mates alive long enough on the bottom of the sea for rescuers to arrive.
Man Trouble (1930) as Camera
Up the River (1930) as Director of Photography
Two convicts break out to help an ex-con friend stay straight.
On Your Back (1930) as Director of Photography
Strong Boy (1929) as Director of Photography
Salute (1929) as Director of Photography
John Randall is an Army cadet at West Point. His younger brother Paul is a midshipman at the Naval Academy. John contrives to help Paul's timid romantic interest in Nancy Wayne by pretending to be interested in her himself. Paul, however, takes offense, and determines to beat his brother in the Army-Navy football game on purely personal grounds. Meanwhile, Paul and fellow midshipman Albert Price are hazed and tormented by upperclassmen.
The Black Watch (1929) as Director of Photography
Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.
Seven Faces (1929) as Director of Photography
The Farmer's Daughter (1928) as Director of Photography
Soft Living (1928) as Director of Photography
Honor Bound (1928) as Director of Photography
Don't Marry (1928) as Director of Photography
Two Arabian Knights (1927) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, two American soldiers fight to escape the Germans while squabbling over a beautiful harem girl during World War I.
The Beloved Rogue (1927) as Director of Photography
Come to My House (1927) as Director of Photography
Very Confidential (1927) as Director of Photography
The Road to Glory (1926) as Director of Photography
The Flying Horseman (1926) as Director of Photography
Fig Leaves (1926) as Director of Photography
In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of her neighbour, who has secret designs on Adam, Eve secretly becomes a fashion model by day, knowing that her husband would disapprove. This tale is book-ended by a sequence of the two principals in the Garden of Eden, having the same preoccupations amid the dinosaurs and boulders.
Greater Than a Crown (1925) as Director of Photography
Tumbleweeds (1925) as Director of Photography
The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and claims.
Lightnin' (1925) as Director of Photography
The Ancient Mariner (1925) as Director of Photography
The Hunted Woman (1925) as Director of Photography
The Fighting Heart (1925) as Director of Photography
The Vagabond Trail (1924) as Director of Photography
The Folly of Vanity (1924) as Director of Photography
Dante's Inferno (1924) as Director of Photography
Not a Drum Was Heard (1924) as Director of Photography
Cupid's Fireman (1923) as Director of Photography
Truxton King (1923) as Director of Photography
St. Elmo (1923) as Director of Photography
The Temple of Venus (1923) as Director of Photography
Good-by Girls (1923) as Director of Photography
Madness of Youth (1923) as Director of Photography
The Man Who Won (1923) as Director of Photography
Big Dan (1923) as Director of Photography
Honor First (1922) as Director of Photography
Arabian Love (1922) as Director of Photography
Travelin' On (1922) as Director of Photography
A California Romance (1922) as Director of Photography
The Love Gambler (1922) as Director of Photography
Three Word Brand (1921) as Director of Photography
Ben Trego dies defending his twin sons from Indian attack. Separated, the two boys grow up very differently, one as Paul Marsden, the other as a cowboy named Three Word Brand. Paul becomes governor of Utah while Brand partners with George Barton in a ranch. The owner of the adjacent ranch plots to get Barton and Brand out of the way in order to control water rights. When Governor Marsden comes to the area to investigate, Brand sees the resemblance between them, though neither knows about his twin. Brand waylays Paul and takes his place as governor in an attempt to thwart the crooked rancher in the water rights scheme.
The Whistle (1921) as Director of Photography
White Oak (1921) as Director of Photography
Gambler Oak Miller seeks revenge on the man who misused his sister Rose, who is ill and under the care of the woman Oak loves, Barbara. The man Oak seeks, Granger, is planning to rob a wagon train with the collusion of the Indians under Chief Long Knife. When Barbara is suspected of killing her lascivious stepfather, Oak takes the blame and is arrested just before he is needed to save the threatened wagon train.
The Toll Gate (1920) as Camera
Outlaw Black Deering leads a band of desperadoes, but decides to give up the bandit life. Agreeing to go on one last job with his gang, he is captured when his henchman Jordan betrays the gang for the reward. Deering escapes and determines to avenge himself on Jordan.
Sand! (1920) as Camera
Railroad station agent Dan Kurrie is fired from his job by his rival in love, Joseph Garber. Believed false by the girl he loves, Margaret , Kurrie must prove himself by unmasking a gang of bandits preying on the trains.
The Cradle of Courage (1920) as Director of Photography
Former crook 'Square' Kelly serves in the First World War. When he returns from the war, one of his comrades-in-arms convinces him to join the police force. But Kelly finds himself confronting the very criminals who made up his old gang.
The Testing Block (1920) as Camera
The Money Corral (1919) as Camera
Cowhand Lem Beason wins a shooting contest at a Western rodeo, and as a result is hired by railroad president Gregory Collins to return to Chicago with Collins to take charge of security for Collins' vaults. Lem is reluctant to go, but Collins' pretty niece Rose changes his mind. In Chicago, Lem finds a great deal of criminal activity, but none of it can get the best of him.
Wagon Tracks (1919) as Camera
Buckskin Hamilton guides a wagon train across the wasteland, caring well for the pioneers he escorts, but hoping to solve the murder of his brother by one of the travellers.
Breed of Men (1919) as Camera
Square Deal Sanderson (1919) as Camera
John Petticoats (1919) as Camera
The Poppy Girl's Husband (1919) as Camera
Hairpin Harry Dutton is paroled from prison after ten years. He discovers that his wife Polly has divorced him and married Big Mike McCafferty, the detective who sent Harry to prison. Polly fears Harry may exact revenge on her for her perfidy and arranges for her new husband to frame Harry.
Branding Broadway (1918) as Camera
A tough Westerner is run out of town and heads east to New York, where he takes a job as bodyguard and guardian to a wealthy young man. Sent to recover some sensitive love letters, the guardian falls for the young lady recipient, but honor demands that he help her in her presumed pursuit of his employer.
The Border Wireless (1918) as Camera
Wolves of the Rail (1918) as Camera
Blue Blazes Rawden (1918) as Camera
Shark Monroe (1918) as Camera
The Tiger Man (1918) as Camera
Outlaw Hawk Parsons escapes from jail and encounters an emigrant wagon train lost in the wilderness. He lusts after Ruth Ingram, wife of the preacher on his way to minister to the mining camps. In return for saving the lost travellers, Hawk forces Ruth to go away with him, to which she consents. But when she tries suicide rather than stay with him, Hawk, who has learned to love the girl, decides to return her to her people, even if it means he will be caught.
Riddle Gawne (1918) as Camera
Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.
Selfish Yates (1918) as Camera
"Selfish" Yates operates a disreputable saloon on the desert's edge in Arizona. Mary Adams and her sister Betty, having lost their father crossing the desert, arrive in the town of Thirsty Center and appeal to Yates for help and work. Yates is none too helpful, suggesting dance-hall work for Mary. She refuses , taking instead a menial job assisting Yates' cook. Yates is a hard case, but little by little Mary's influence works a renewal of humanity in him, until at last he finds himself tested by crisis.
The Narrow Trail (1917) as Camera
Ice Harding, outlaw, tames a wild horse and names it King. Ice and his gang hold up a stagecoach and encounter San Francisco vice king Bates and his innocent niece Betty Werdin. Ice is taken with the young woman, but at first she sees nothing in him. But she begins to come around when her uncle tries to swindle Ice, and the outlaw himself undergoes a change of course under the influence of the girl.
The Cold Deck (1917) as Camera
The Square Deal Man (1917) as Camera
Truthful Tulliver (1917) as Camera
The Desert Man (1917) as Camera
The Silent Man (1917) as Camera
The Gun Fighter (1917) as Camera
Wolf Lowry (1917) as Camera
Hell's Hinges (1916) as Camera
When a reverend and his sister arrive in the town of Hell''''s Hinges, a saloon owner and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways.
Civilization (1916) as Camera
Allegorical film about peace. A king starts a war, many of the women are against it, people are pressed into service. A count has constructed a submarine and gets the order to sink an ocean liner, that is also carrying - supposedly - ammunition for the enemy. The count refuses to fire the torpedos, and sinks the submarine. He survives, but in a limbo between death and life where he meets Jesus, who takes him over to preach peace. Naturally the king arrests him and sentences him to death for treason, but then Jesus shows him the real face of war.
The Aryan (1916) as Camera
Steve Denton, rich from years of prospecting, is fleeced by the citizens of Yellow Ridge. In his rage, he kidnaps the woman most responsible and makes her his slave in a desert hideaway. He hates all white men (and women) and refuses to aid a wagon train of farmers dying in the desert... at least until he meets Mary Jane, an innocent and brave young girl among them.
The Dawn Maker (1916) as Camera
The Patriot (1916) as Camera
The Devil's Double (1916) as Camera
Between Men (1916) as Camera
The Return of Draw Egan (1916) as Camera
The Primal Lure (1916) as Camera
The Apostle of Vengeance (1916) as Camera
The Disciple (1915) as Camera
Jim Houston, the "Shootin' Iron Parson," arrives to reform the town of Barren Gulch. Jim's wife Mary, however, is seduced by the local gambling hall owner, Doc Hardy. Jim forsakes the ministry after this betrayal and takes his daughter to live in the mountains alone. When she becomes ill, Doc Hardy, who is in actuality a doctor, is the only one Jim can call on for help.

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