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William Dodds

William Dodds


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Director (feature film)

Black Hawk Down (2002) as 3d asst dir, 2d unit
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians.

Cinematography (feature film)

Big Jake (1971) as Camera Operator
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
Rio Lobo (1970) as Camera Operator
A Civil War veteran searches for the traitor behind a friend's death.
Topaz (1969) as Camera Operator
A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA.
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) as Camera Operator
A married woman can't figure out how she got pregnant during the New York blackout.
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) as Camera Operator
A widow and a widower have to contend with hostile children when they fall in love.
Rosie (1967) as Cam asst
Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to have Rosie put away in a home and have her legally declared insane. When Daphne,(Rosie's devoted and caring grand-daughter), over hears their plan, she vows to help her grandmother win.
... And Now Miguel (1966) as Camera Operator
A young boy joins his father on a mountain trip where he gets to graze sheep.
Munster, Go Home! (1966) as Camera Operator
When the Munster family inherits a British Estate, they are met upon by some archcriminals who are using the place for a counterfeiting ring. The thugs try to chase them away.
Fluffy (1965) as Camera Operator
A scientist proves that he can domesticate a lion, but nobody seems to believe him.
Shenandoah (1965) as Camera Operator
A Virginia farmer fights to keep his family together during the Civil War.
The Brass Bottle (1964) as Camera Operator
A benevolent genie offers his help to a young architect.
McHale's Navy (1964) as Camera Operator
The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.
For Love or Money (1963) as Camera Operator
A millionairess forces her lawyer to find suitable husbands for her three daughters who stand to inherit a fortune.
Posse From Hell (1961) as Camera Operator
Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.
A Stranger in My Arms (1959) as Camera Operator
Voice in the Mirror (1958) as Camera Operator
An artist turns to drink when his daughter dies suddenly.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) as Camera Operator
When he mysteriously starts shrinking, a man finds a new world of danger in everyday creatures.
Istanbul (1957) as Camera Operator
Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are...
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Camera Operator
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
Abandoned (1949) as Camera Operator
The Life of Riley (1949) as Camera Operator
A factory worker tries to cope when his daughter dates the boss's son.
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Camera Operator
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948) as Camera Operator
The Fighting Vigilantes (1947) as Camera Operator
The Mummy's Curse (1945) as 2nd Camera
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy, who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.
The Suspect (1945) as 2nd Camera
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with exposure and scandal, driving him to kill her. Thereafter, fortune seems to smile on Philip Marshall; but does fate have a surprise in store?
Beyond the Pecos (1945) as 2nd Camera
Oil is discovered on the ranch lands causing the dormant Remington-Randall feud to break out again. Lew Remington (Rod Cameron) returns home to find himself embroiled in the struggle. The Randall faction is represented by Bob Randall (Eddie Dew), who is the unwitting tool of John Heydrick (Gene Roth) and his henchmen who have a vested interest in and gains to be made if the feud continues . Both Bob and Lew are in love with Ellen Tanner (Jennifer Holt) who tries to warn both men that they should work together to save the Pecos country from the crooks.
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as 2nd Camera
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Assistant Camera
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Assistant Camera
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Assistant Camera
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as Assistant Camera
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
Ladies Must Love (1933) as Assistant Camera
My Pal the King (1932) as Assistant Camera
The King of a small European country, just a boy, takes an interest in Tom Reed's wild west show. Tom puts on a special show just for the King and the two become friends. When the King takes Tom's advise instead of the Count's, the Count has the King kidnaped planning to kill him. When Tom learns of the Kings disappearance he and his troop of men, without any real bullets for their guns, ride off to rescue him.
Rider of Death Valley (1932) as Assistant Camera
Rigby, Larribe, and Grant each have one third of Bill Joyce's map locating his gold mine. The three plus Joyce's sister Helen head for the mine. An accident with a runaway horse carrying supplies leaves them stranded in the desert with very little water.
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Assistant Camera
Strictly Dishonorable (1931) as Assistant Camera
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who''''s already engaged.

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