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Also Known As: Died: May 6, 1978
Born: August 15, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Michigan, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Bunny O'Hare (1971) as Director of Photography
A penniless widow blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) as Director of Photography
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
Paint Your Wagon (1969) as 2nd unit photog
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
P. J. (1968) as Director of Photography
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
In Enemy Country (1968) as Director of Photography
Banning (1967) as Director of Photography
Wagner plays a playboy golf pro down on his luck. Kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating he is forced to hustle for a living. Moving from one Country Club to another Wagner uses his talents to hustle golf and women while trying to stay one step ahead of an irate loan shark.
Hurry Sundown (1967) as Dir photog (see note)
An unscrupulous Southern landowner takes advantage of racial tensions to extend his holdings.
The Young Warriors (1967) as Director of Photography
The Night of the Grizzly (1966) as Director of Photography
A man-killing grizzly is on the loose on the homestead.
In Harm's Way (1965) as Director of Photography
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Director of Photography
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
Tickle Me (1965) as Cinematographer
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Director of Photography
All-star epic retelling of Christ''''s life.
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) as Camera
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
Don't Knock the Twist (1962) as Camera Operator
A TV executive tries to create a musical special to save his network.
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) as Director of Photography
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
Blueprint for Robbery (1961) as Director of Photography
Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961) as Director of Photography
Two troubled college freshmen find themselves united by their mutual family woes in a beachhouse.
Man-Trap (1961) as Cinematographer
During the Korean War, Matt saves the life of his buddy, Vince, who promises that someday he'll repay Matt by cutting him in on a million dollars. Eight years later Matt is in the midst of a rapidly disintegrating marriage to Nina, a man-hungry alcoholic. Vince suddenly reappears for a reunion with Matt, telling him that enemies of a Central American dictator have hijacked $3.5 million, and that he knows how he can get hold of the money and collect a large reward he'll share with Matt if he will help recover the money. Matt is skeptical, but after a particularly violent quarrel in which he leaves his wife, he agrees to go along with Vince, provided there is no gunplay.
G.I. Blues (1960) as Director of Photography
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Director of Photography
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
Walk Like a Dragon (1960) as Director of Photography
A cowboy''''s love for a Chinese slave girl triggers controversy in a Western town.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Director of Photography
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Director of Photography
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
The Hangman (1959) as Director of Photography
A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.
Tonka (1958) as Director of Photography
In Dakota territory in the 1870s, White Bull, a young Sioux, proves his manhood by catching and training a wild colt he names Tonka. When a cruel cousin claims the horse as the privilege of rank, White Bull lets Tonka go. The horse ends up in the hands of a captain in the US cavalry about the time that Sitting Bull gathers the tribes to confront the growing US presence, epitomized by the bigoted General Custer. All paths, including those of White Bull and Tonka, lead to the confluence of the Little and Big Horn rivers.
Hot Spell (1958) as Director of Photography
A housewife becomes frustrated by her loveless marriage and her husband's uneasy relationship with their children.
Wild Is the Wind (1958) as 2nd Unit Photography
A woman marries her late sister''''s husband but finds true love with his son from an earlier marriage.
The Tin Star (1957) as Director of Photography
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
The Sad Sack (1957) as Director of Photography
A hopelessly innocent private gets himself kidnapped in Morocco.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Director of Photography
Three Violent People (1957) as Director of Photography
Two brothers and the wife of one, seething about the pillaging by a ruthless and greddy provisional government, become involved in conflict.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Director of Photography
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Director of Photography
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955) as Director of Photography
Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Director of Photography
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
We're No Angels (1955) as Director of Photography
After escaping Devil''''s Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
The Naked Jungle (1954) as 2nd Unit Photography
A mail-order bride faces the perils of life in the Amazon jungle, including a horde of soldier ants.
Elephant Walk (1954) as Director of Photography
A rich planter''''s young bride tries to cope with life on a Ceylonese plantation.
White Christmas (1954) as Director of Photography
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
Shane (1953) as Director of Photography
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Jumping Jacks (1952) as 2nd Unit Photography
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Passage West (1951) as Director of Photography
The Last Outpost (1951) as Director of Photography
Brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War join forces to fight off marauding Indians.
Crosswinds (1951) as Director of Photography
Tripoli (1950) as 2nd Unit Photography
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as 1st cam, Mexico
Dixie (1943) as 2d unit cam
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Transparency cam, 2d unit
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Process photog asst
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Marquis Preferred (1929) as Assistant Camera

Visual Effects (feature film)

Little Boy Lost (1953) as Process Photography
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as Process Photography
An ambitious young man wins an heiress'''' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''''s pregnancy.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Special Photography Effects
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
Calcutta (1947) as Asst transparency projection
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Spec eff asst
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Process photog asst
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Process Photography
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Asst process photog
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
O.S.S. (1946) as Asst transparency projection
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
Kitty (1946) as Asst process photog
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
To Each His Own (1946) as Transparency projection shots
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Asst process photog
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Process photog asst
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Asst transparency projection
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Process photog asst
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
You Came Along (1945) as Process photog asst
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Spec eff asst
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Asst process photog
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
Love Letters (1945) as Process photog asst
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Process photog asst
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
Practically Yours (1944) as Process photog asst
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as 2d unit transparencies
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Florida Special (1936) as Special Photography Effects
International House (1933) as Spec eff staff
Madcap investors converge on a Chinese hotel to buy rights to a new invention-television.
Gambling Ship (1933) as Farciot Edouart's assoc
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and they fall in love. Eleanor is afraid to tell Ace she's a soiled dove and Ace doesn't tell Eleanor of his shady past. Old enemies won't let Ace begin his new life, and old commitments's won't free Eleanor of her sordid ties. Ace's old life and Eleanor's deception collide with the typical results. But love conquers all!
College Humor (1933) as Farciot Edouart's assoc
College football players struggle with alcoholism, relationships and a singing drama teacher.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) as Farciot Edouart's assoc
RAF pilots fight to endure the nerve-wracking ordeal of flying in World War I.

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