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Sam Leavitt

Sam Leavitt



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Also Known As: Died: March 21, 1984
Born: February 6, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Jersey, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Man in the Glass Booth, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own.
Longest Night, The (1972) as Director Of Photography
A fact-based drama about a wealthy co-ed who is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin with a limited life-support system while her parents and police engage in an agonizing four-day search for her before she suffocates.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Director Of Photography
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad
Screaming Woman, The (1972) as Director Of Photography
A contemporary gothic horror story that has a dowager, an ex-mental patient, discovering a woman buried alive and screaming for help on the grounds of her sprawling estate, but her family feels that her mind has snapped and refuses to believe the bizarre story in its greed to get hold of her money i
Banacek: Detour to Nowhere (1972) as Director Of Photography
An urbane, Boston-based insurance investigator attempts to locate an armored car filled with gold bullion that vanished in the middle of a deserted Texas highway. This pilot film spawned the TV series with Peppard (1972-74).
Star Spangled Girl (1971) as Director of Photography
The Grasshopper (1970) as Director of Photography
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L.A. There tragedy strikes, and there's no place left for her but Vegas and prostitution. Are redemption and fulfillment possible on the Strip?
The Wrecking Crew (1969) as Director of Photography
Secret agent Matt Helm tries to stop a super-villain from stealing a billion-dollar gold shipment.
The Desperados (1969) as Director of Photography
A son attempts to distance himself from his ruthless family.
Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows! (1968) as Director of Photography
A young progressive nun creates headaches for the Mother Superior.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as Director of Photography
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
Murderers' Row (1966) as Director of Photography
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''helio-beam'' with the power to destroy the earth.
I Deal in Danger (1966) as Director of Photography
An American Dream (1966) as Director of Photography
A man suspected of murdering his wife has to elude the police and a gang of hoodlums.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) as Director of Photography
A headstrong heiress falls for a young man who claims they are reincarnations of past lovers.
Brainstorm (1965) as Director of Photography
A young scientist fakes insanity so he can kill the husband of the woman he loves.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) as Director of Photography
Dr. Goldfoot hopes to ensnare the fortunes of the world's wealthiest men with the aid of the beautiful bikini-clad robots he manufactures in his laboratory.
Major Dundee (1965) as Director of Photography
Cavalry misfits cross the Mexican border to destroy an Indian outpost.
Two on a Guillotine (1965) as Director of Photography
A magician''s estranged daughter must stay in his mansion for seven nights alone to inherit his fortune.
Shock Treatment (1964) as Director of Photography
A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Diamond Head (1963) as Director of Photography
A rich Hawaiian pineapple grower tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister.
Johnny Cool (1963) as Dir of cine
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Cape Fear (1962) as Director of Photography
An ex-convict plots to destroy the district attorney who sent him to prison.
Advise & Consent (1962) as Director of Photography
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
The Right Approach (1961) as Director of Photography
From the Terrace (1960) as Director of Photography
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
Exodus (1960) as Director of Photography
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
Seven Thieves (1960) as Director of Photography
A professor and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Director of Photography
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper''s killer in Los Angeles'' Japanese district.
Pork Chop Hill (1959) as Director of Photography
Americans take a vital hill in Korea but have trouble holding it.
Five Gates to Hell (1959) as Director of Photography
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) as Director of Photography
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
The Fearmakers (1958) as Dir of cine
A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.
Spanish Affair (1958) as Director of Photography
The Defiant Ones (1958) as Director of Photography
Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.
Sierra Stranger (1957) as Director of Photography
The Careless Years (1957) as Director of Photography
A rich girl and her poor boyfriend flee to Mexico to escape family disapproval.
Time Limit (1957) as Director of Photography
An officer is court-martialed under suspicion of collaborating with the North Koreans.
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) as Photography
Eighteen and Anxious (1957) as Director of Photography
Crime in the Streets (1956) as Director of Photography
A social worker tries to end juvenile crime by getting involved with a street gang.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) as Director of Photography
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
The Wild Party (1956) as Camera
A former pro-football player falls on hard times.
Hot Rod Girl (1956) as Director of Photography
Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets of 50s suburbia. The question is whether or not a city-sponsored racetrack will restore order to the streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal.
Carmen Jones (1955) as Director of Photography
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
An Annapolis Story (1955) as Director of Photography
Two brothers enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy fall in love with the same girl.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Director of Photography
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Director of Photography
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Southwest Passage (1954) as Director of Photography
The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasibility of camels in the deserts of the Southwest.
Mission over Korea (1953) as Director of Photography
A rookie pilot in the Korean War wants to avenge his brother''''s death.
China Venture (1953) as Director of Photography
Allied soldiers race to rescue a Japanese admiral held by Chinese warlords.
The Thief (1952) as Director of Photography
Interesting, but sometimes slow film about a nuclear physicist working in Washington DC who also spies for some unnamed foreign country. It does have a rather funny, patriotic/propagandist ending. It's most interesting aspect is that it is filmed entirely without dialogue.
Tension (1949) as Camera Operator
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it.
The Pirate (1948) as Camera Operator
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl.
Easter Parade (1948) as Camera Operator
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
Easy to Wed (1946) as 2nd Camera
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
Holiday in Mexico (1946) as 2nd Camera
An ambassador''''s daughter falls for a famous musician.
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as 2nd Camera
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as 2nd Camera
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as 2nd Camera
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Love on Toast (1937) as 2nd Camera
No More West (1934) as Camera Operator

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Good Guys Wear Black (1978) as Additional Photography
The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over.

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