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Charles Hanawalt

Charles Hanawalt



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Cinematography (feature film)

Dementia 13 (1963) as Director of Photography
Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.
Buffalo Gun (1961) as Head grip
Battle of Blood Island (1960) as Key grip
Valley of the Redwoods (1960) as Key grip
Ski Troop Attack (1960) as Key grip
Hell to Eternity (1960) as Key grip
A young man adopted by Japanese-Americans becomes a hero in World War II.
Crime and Punishment, U.S.A. (1959) as Head grip
In an update of the Dostoyevsky classic novel, a murderer believes he can escape the penalties of justice.
Tank Commando (1959) as Head grip
Tank Battalion (1958) as Key grip
Four soldiers pilot their tank behind enemy lines during the Korean War.
War of the Satellites (1958) as Key grip
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958) as Key grip
Two men find themselves ship wrecked on a island with women who perform strange rituals.
The Screaming Skull (1958) as Chief grip
Hot Car Girl (1958) as Key grip
Instead of working for aliving, Duke (Richard Bakalyan) and Freddie (John Brinkley) steal auto accessories and sell to a fence. While Duke is out driving with his girl Peg (June Kenney) she tries to dissaude him from a life of crime. Angered, he taunts her with another girl, Janice (Jana Lund), who has driven up alongside him, and they have a race. A motorcycle policeman who is chasing them is killed when he crashes into Janice's car, and she is held. Duke who has driven off, paints his black car light blue to escape detection. Janice learns his license number, and in fear of being discovered, Duke kills her. Duke coerces Peg to leave town with him, committing holdups along the way. Realizing his luck will not hold out, but unwilling to surrender, Duke sends Peg back and remains alone in an abandoned roadside fruit stand, awaiting his fate.
Not of This Earth (1957) as Key grip
An alien agent (Paul Birch) from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
Teenage Doll (1957) as Key grip
The Black Widows, a teenage girl gang, find one of their number killed; they suspect Barbara, sometime girlfriend of the leader of rival gang The Vandals. As the gangs prepare for a rumble, we glimpse the members' home lives, exaggerating every type of family dysfunction; but that of their "average American" quarry is no better. Full of shadowy urban night scenes.
My Gun Is Quick (1957) as Key grip
Detective Mike Hammer''''s investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.
Rock All Night (1957) as Key grip
A rock and roll film intended for the drive-in, set in a bar where a new singer is auditioning. However, things get complicated when a pair of criminals turn up and take hostages to hold off the police. The payed-off local heavy-guy turns out to be useless, as does a professional boxer, but the situation is resolved by the plucky short guy with a chip on his shoulder (Dick Miller).
The Undead (1957) as Key grip
Two psychical researchers procure the services of a lady of the night and send her back in time under hypnosis. She finds herself in the body of a past existence - a woman in medieval times waiting to be beheaded as a witch. By avoiding this fate she unwittingly starts to alter history.
From Hell It Came (1957) as Key grip
After he''''s framed for murder and executed, a South Seas prince returns as a vengeful tree spirit.
The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957) as Head grip
Naked Paradise (1957) as Key grip
Day the World Ended (1956) as Key grip
After a nuclear war, an unlikely group of people, including a rancher, a geologist, a crook and his girlfriend, find themselves trapped in the middle of nowhere while battling an ugly mutant created by Paul Blaisdell. The geologist and the crook also find the time to fight over the rancher's daughter, while the moll fumes.
Gunslinger (1956) as Key grip
Swamp Women (1956) as Head grip
A plucky police woman infiltrates a group of hardened female criminals who are planning to break jail and retrieve their loot of diamonds from its swampy hiding place. Complications arise when the women abduct Connors and begin fighting each other.
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1956) as Grip
A mutated sea creature attacks people along the beach.

Writer (feature film)

Dementia 13 (1963) as Orig scr
Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.

Producer (feature film)

The Hard Ride (1971) as Producer
While he was fighting in Vietnam, a sergeant made a promise to his dying friend that he would look after his motorcycle for him when he got home. After his discharge, the sergeant meets his friend's girlfriend and gets the bike, but runs into resistance to the arrangement from the bikers who knew hi
How To Make It (1969) as Associate Producer
Dementia 13 (1963) as Producer
Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.
Last Woman on Earth (1960) as Associate Producer
Ev; her husband, Harold; and their lawyer friend, Martin, are skindiving while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, temporary interruption of oxygen has killed everyone on the island - maybe in the world!
Beast from Haunted Cave (1959) as Associate Producer
Some gold thieves in South Dakota are terrorize and held prisoner in their cabin by a caobweb-like monster.
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1956) as Associate Producer
An alien lands in a desert town bent on controlling humans through mind control and making docile animals into attacking beasts.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Dunwich Horror (1970) as Grip
A demonic priest uses a young innocent to help him bring banished elder gods back to Earth.
Sex and the College Girl (1970) as Production Manager
Two female college students visit Puerto Rico during semester break hoping to find husbands.
The Rain People (1969) as Participating in production
A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
The Trip (1967) as Key grip
A young man drops acid in search of help with his troubled emotional life.
Thunder Alley (1967) as Grip
After a serious accident, a stock car racer joins a "Thrill Circus" where he performs stunts for amusement, but begins to yearn for his professional career again - and the girl helps him get there.
Fireball 500 (1966) as Key grip
Two race car drivers vie for the same girl as they compete in a cross-country race.
The Secret Invasion (1964) as Loc mgr
Five criminals win early pardons to infiltrate a Nazi outpost.
Pajama Party (1964) as Grip
A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.
Black Zoo (1963) as Grip
The Young Racers (1963) as Production Manager
A writer pens an expose on the womanizing racer who stole his fiancee.
The Haunted Palace (1963) as Key grip
After inheriting a decaying estate, a man discovers his family's deadly secret.
Premature Burial (1962) as Key grip
Emily Gault arrives at the Carrell mansion determined to rekindle an old relationship with Guy Carrell, despite the disapproval of his sister, Kate. Guy overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive long enough to marry Emily but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father's tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over, apparently never to learn that the treachery of someone very dear to him was directly responsible for his predicament.
The Broken Land (1962) as Ch grip
Tales of Terror (1962) as Grip
Three Edgar Allen Poe stories feature murder, hauntings and a fiendish hypnotist.
The Purple Hills (1961) as Head grip
The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960) as Key grip
The Cry Baby Killer (1958) as Key grip
17-year-old Jimmy Walker (Jack Nicholson, in his screen debut) is brutally beaten by Manny Cole (Brett Halsey) and two of his teen-age punk friends, Joey (Ralph Reed) and Al (James Fillmore), because Manny wants to move in on Jimmy's girl, Carole Fields (Carolyn Mitchell). Later, Jimmy shows up at the hangout of the teenage crowd to take Carole away, and challenges Manny to a fight. Manny's two buddies move in with brass knuckles, and one of them pulls a pistol, which falls to the ground in the scuffle. Jimmy picks it up and shoots Manny and Al. A police officer orders Jimmy to surrender, but he panics, thinking he killed the pair, and dives into a small storeroom, and holds Sam (Smoki Whitfield as Jordan "Smoki" Whitfield) and Mrs. Maxton (Barbara Knudston) and her small infant baby hostages. Police Lieutenant Porter (Myron Healey) and others plead with Jimmy to surrender and release the hostages, but the terrified Jimmy threatens Sam and Mrs. Maxton with death if they break out. A large crowd gathers and almost breaks through the police lines to storm the storeroom. Porter decides to use tear gas, with a rescue unit standing by to help Mrs. Maxton and her baby. Jimmy is captured, but because he shot in self-defense, looks forward to leniency...and on such things 45-years-and-counting careers are born.
Wetbacks (1956) as Tech equipment
About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's seizure order. But Jim finds himself with a loudmouthed drunk, Shanks, and his companion, Sally. To avoid paying for the fishing excursion, Shanks stages a fight with Jim and, when Jim puts him ashore at a small Mexican port, Shanks takes off, stranding both Jim (who is out of gas as well as cash) and Sally. The two begin to become "friends in need" and are put up by Alfonso, local innkeeper who is a friend of Jim's. But the town is the base of operations for a gang, led by Bodine and Ortega, who smuggle illegal aliens into California for a profit. Learning of Jim's plight, they offer him money to run 'just one' shipment of these 'wetbacks' across the border - then blackmail Jim to continue working for them. Sally tries to persuade him to tell the police, but he is too afraid and plans to run away, so Sally reveals a secret which she intends to make him want to stay and fight to clear his name...

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