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Ted McCord

Ted McCord



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Also Known As: Died: January 19, 1976
Born: August 21, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Sullivan County, Indiana, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

A Fine Madness (1966) as Director of Photography
A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Director of Photography
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
War Hunt (1962) as Cinematographer
A war hero tries to help a kill-crazy private during the Korean War.
Two for the Seesaw (1962) as Cinematographer
A conservative attorney considering a divorce gets involved with an emotionally fragile dancer in New York.
Hero's Island (1962) as Cinematographer
Indentured servants colonizing a Carolina island fight off rival settlers with the help of a notorious pirate.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) as Director of Photography
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
Private Property (1960) as Photography
Two young criminals set out to seduce an unhappy married woman.
The Hanging Tree (1959) as Director of Photography
A doctor saves a man from hanging then tries to run his life.
The Proud Rebel (1958) as Director of Photography
A rancher tries to raise money to treat his mute son.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Head cam
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) as Camera
Army veterans are on a mission to find out who sold faulty ammunition to a cavalry troop.
Bombers B-52 (1957) as Camera
A hard-nosed Air Force sergeant tries to keep his daughter from dating a hotshot flyer.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Director of Photography
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
The Girl He Left Behind (1956) as Director of Photography
The misadventures of a new army recruit.
Giant (1956) as Loc cam
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
The Burning Hills (1956) as Director of Photography
A young cowboy and a Mexican girl run from a ruthless criminal.
Zarak (1956) as Director of Photography
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Dir of photog, 2d unit
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as Director of Photography
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
East of Eden (1955) as Director of Photography
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
Young at Heart (1954) as Director of Photography
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954) as Camera
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953) as Director of Photography
The surprise appearance of four corpses interferes with a beer baron's plans to crash high society.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Director of Photography
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
Cattle Town (1952) as Director of Photography
The mediator in a dispute between farmers and cattle men falls for the head rancher's daughter.
I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) as Director of Photography
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) as Director of Photography
A female gangster learns she is losing her vision.
Operation Secret (1952) as Director of Photography
Cornel Wilde, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter, Karl Malden, Paul Picerni, Lester Matthews, Dan O''Herlihy, Jay Novello, Robert Shaw. After assisting the French Underground during WWII, American Officer Cornel Wilde is later accused of murder and subversive activities by former colleagues. Based on the actual exploits of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Ortiz.
Starlift (1951) as Director of Photography
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Force of Arms (1951) as Director of Photography
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) as Director of Photography
When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Director of Photography
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Director of Photography
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) as Director of Photography
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
Rocky Mountain (1950) as Director of Photography
A Confederate troop makes a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Director of Photography
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
Flamingo Road (1949) as Director of Photography
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Director of Photography
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) as Director of Photography
Dobbs and Curtin meet up in Mexico, and go to work for a contractor, MacClane, who takes them away to remote site and tells them they will be paid when the job is finished. When they are finished, they return to town to find MacClane to get their wages. MacClane gives them a few dollars, and says he'll just go to the bank and pick up the payroll for them. Dobbs and Curtin then meet up with an old prospector, who claims the hills are still full of gold, and if they can get the cash, he'll go with them. They eventually get the cash from MacClane after a little "persuasion", and all three set off for the hills as good friends, but will they return that way?
June Bride (1948) as Director of Photography
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Director of Photography
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
Deep Valley (1947) as Director of Photography
A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict.
That Way with Women (1947) as Director of Photography
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Director of Photography
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as Director of Photography
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
I Was Framed (1942) as Director of Photography
A news man''''s political investigations land him in prison.
Murder in the Big House (1942) as Director of Photography
Two reporters take on a murder ring at the state pen.
Bullet Scars (1942) as Director of Photography
Hoods kidnap an honest doctor to patch up one of their own.
Highway West (1941) as Director of Photography
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
The Case of the Black Parrot (1941) as Director of Photography
A newspaperman sets out to catch a sea-going thief.
Knockout (1941) as Director of Photography
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Bullets for O'Hara (1941) as Director of Photography
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
Singapore Woman (1941) as Director of Photography
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
International Squadron (1941) as Director of Photography
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) as Director of Photography
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
Calling All Husbands (1940) as Director of Photography
A henpecked husband confronts the man his wife thinks she should have married.
Ladies Must Live (1940) as Photography
A country bumpkin tries to save his millionaire pal from a gold-digging singer.
She Couldn't Say No (1940) as Photography
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
Murder in the Air (1940) as Director of Photography
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1939) as Photography
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
Private Detective (1939) as Director of Photography
Rival detectives fall in love when they're forced to work together.
Code of the Secret Service (1939) as Photography
Secret Service agents try to solve the theft of treasury banknote plates.
Father Is a Prince (1939) as Director of Photography
An industrialist values money over his family''''s happiness.
Cowboy Quarterback (1939) as Photography
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
Secret Service of the Air (1939) as Photography
A government agent battles smugglers.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Photography
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Daredevil Drivers (1938) as Photography
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
Blazing Sixes (1937) as Photography
A government agent poses as an outlaw to stop a series of gold robberies.
Guns of the Pecos (1937) as Photography
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
Empty Holsters (1937) as Photography
An outlaw frames a cowboy to steal his girl.
Land Beyond the Law (1937) as Camera
An innocent rancher gets mixed up with rustlers.
The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937) as Photography
A crooked sheriff tries to pin a rancher''''s death on the victim''''s son.
Prairie Thunder (1937) as Photography
A scout risks his life to repair telegraph wires torn down by the Indians.
Trailin' West (1936) as Photography
A singing secret agent tracks down renegades at President Lincoln''''s request.
Fugitive in the Sky (1936) as Photography
A flight carrying government agents and gangsters must land in a dust storm.
California Mail (1936) as Photography
A singing cowboy has to fight some crooked characters to win a pony express contract.
Señor Jim (1936) as Photography
Feud of the West (1936) as Photography
Stone of Silver Creek (1935) as Photography
Stone runs an honest saloon and gives Mason back his money two card sharps take from him. The Reverend overhears the two plan to get the money back. He is on hand when they make their raid but they shoot him and take off with the money. Stone catches up with them but is in trouble when they outmaneuver him.
The Rainmakers (1935) as Photography
A pair of rainmakers takes on a crooked businessman out to cash in on a drought.
When a Man Sees Red (1934) as Photography
Wheels of Destiny (1934) as Photography
Bill, who is about to lead a wagon train to California, has a map to a valuable gold field and Rocky is after the map. When Rocky and his men attack, Ken Manning breaks it up and later identifies Rocky and his men as the attackers. Expelled from the wagon train, they stampede a buffalo herd puting the Indians on the warpath. After the Indians attack the wagon train, Rocky thinks he can get the map.
Rocky Rhodes (1934) as Photography
Honor of the Range (1934) as Photography
After Sheriff Ken puts money in the safe, his brother Clem gives Rawhide the combination. With the money gone the disgruntled townsmen make Boots Sheriff and lock up Ken. Clem, now a prisoner of Rawhide, has a change of heart and sends Ken a message with the outlaw's location. Ken escapes by impersonating the saloon entertainer and rides for the hangout.
Smoking Guns (1934) as Photography
Accused of a murder he did not commit, Ken leaves the country. Three years later Evans finds him in the jungle. When Evans dies, Ken seeing the resemblance, assumes his identity and returns to clear his name.
The Fiddlin' Buckaroo (1933) as Photography
Trail Drive (1933) as Photography
Strawberry Roan (1933) as Photography
King of the Arena (1933) as Photography
Mysterious deaths have been occurring in the same towns as Miller's Circus and the Governor has sent Ken Kenton to investigate. Ken joins the show but when he realizes that Bargoff is involved, Bargoff has fled and taken Mary Miller as a hostage. The trail leads to Baron Petroff who concocted the deadly chemical and Ken quickly finds himself the Baron's prisoner.
Gun Justice (1933) as Photography
Wanting the Lance ranch, Burkett kills Lance and brings in an imposter to pose as the heir Ken Lance. Ken learns of the plan, captures the imposter, and arrives posing as himself. In an ensuing gunfight a man is killed and Ken is in trouble when not only is he accused of the murder, but the imposter escapes and convinces the Sheriff he's the real Ken Lance.
The Telegraph Trail (1933) as Photography
An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory.
Somewhere in Sonora (1933) as Photography
A young cowhand gets roped into the outlaw''s life when he''s falsely accused of a crime.
Man from Monterey (1933) as Photography
A U.S. Cavalry officer tries to protect Spanish landowners in California.
Carnival Boat (1932) as Photography
A logger defies his father to court a showgirl.
Ghost Valley (1932) as Photography
A cowboy and a beautiful girl inherit a supposedly haunted gold mine.
Dynamite Ranch (1932) as Photography
Howell breaks up a train robbery only to find that it's a fake. However the money is missing and he is blamed. He escapes and sets out to find the real thieves. He must also avoid being caught visiting the Collins ranch to see Doris.
Beyond the Rockies (1932) as Photography
A noted gunman takes a job on a cattle ranch to stop a band of rustlers.
Hell-Fire Austin (1932) as Photography
Between Fighting Men (1932) as Photography
Ken not only has to fight with his brother Wally over the girls, he has to try and stop the conflict between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. It gets worse when Butch kills Judy's father.
Tombstone Canyon (1932) as Photography
Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.
Come On, Tarzan (1932) as Photography
Frazier and his gang are rustling horses. When the wild horse Tarzan frees Frazier's horses. Frazier gets the Sheriff to declare Tarzan an outlaw and have him shot. But Tarzan is Ken's favorite and he now tries to protect him.
Fargo Express (1932) as Photography
When Mort loses his and Ken's money at poker, Goss gets him to rob the stage. He is captured, identified by his palomino horse. Ken tries to clear him by robbing a stage while riding a palomino, but he also gets caught.
Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) as Photography
A cowboy tames a wild horse suspected of killing a man, then rides out to find the real culprit.
The Saddle Buster (1932) as Photography
A rodeo rider can''''t face the game after he''''s almost killed by a wild bronco.
The Big Stampede (1932) as Photography
A new sheriff faces the rustlers who killed his predecessor.
False Faces (1932) as Photography
Sundown Trail (1931) as Photography
A ranch foreman and an Eastern lady inherit a ranch.
Desert Vengeance (1931) as Camera
Brother and sister Hugh and Anne Dixon pull their fake suicide scam on Jim Cardew. Hugh leaves a note for Jim to take care of Anne. After Jim proposes and leaves money to Anne, he learns of their scheme. Not revealing his knowledge he gets them to return with him to his desert hideout where he and his outlaw gang reside and from which the Dixon's only escape is 30 miles of desert on foot.
Freighters of Destiny (1931) as Photography
A young man seeks vengeance on the outlaws who killed his father.
Song of the Caballero (1930) as Director of Photography
The Lone Rider (1930) as Director of Photography
Lanning heads a vigilante group till Farrell digs up some dirt which turns the vigilantes on him. To save his own reputation, Lanning must bring Farrell to trial.
The Dawn Trail (1930) as Director of Photography
Dissension arises between cattlemen in Osage County, Texas, and sheepherders who have settled there and use the same watering stream. Mart Dalton (Charles Morton), son of a wealthy cattleman, quarrels with and kills one of the settlers, thus placing Sheriff Larry Williams (Buck Jones) in a delicate position; for he is Mart's best friend and is engaged to Mart's sister June (Miriam Seeger). However, sworn to do his duty, he arrests Mart, incensing the cattlemen, who help Mart escape, leaving Larry wounded.
The Fighting Legion (1930) as Director of Photography
After being shot, a dying Marshal Dawson gives Dave Hayes his badge and asks him to finish his job. Dave becomes Marshal but when Bowie, the man that shot Dawson appears, he exposes Dave as an imposter. Dave is then in trouble when Edwards incites the mob to lynch him.
Mountain Justice (1930) as Director of Photography
In the Kentucky mountains, Ken McTavish comes to Kettle Creek looking for the killer of his father. When he learns that it was Abner Harland, he fakes the killing of his friend Rusty, puts Abner in a coffin, and takes off. Lem Harland, seeing Rusty alive, realizes what happened and the chase is on.
Shadow Ranch (1930) as Director of Photography
When cowpunchers Sim and Ranny get fired, Ranny heads for Shadow Ranch. Later on, Sim arrives just as Ranny is being buried. He then sets out to find the killer that shot him in the back.
Lucky Larkin (1930) as Camera
Men Without Law (1930) as Director of Photography
Returning from the war, Buck finds his younger brother in trouble. Trailing him he gets caught by Murdock who takes his letter of introduction to the Del Ray's. Posing as Buck, Murdock takes Del Ray's jewels and his daughter Jaunita. To effect Murdock's capture and to rescue Juanita, Buck now poses as Murdock.
Sons of the Saddle (1930) as Director of Photography
Parade of the West (1930) as Director of Photography
The Royal Rider (1929) as Director of Photography
The Wagon Master (1929) as Director of Photography
Bill Hollister (Frank Dana) organizes a wagon train to break the unfair monopoly held by Jake Lynch (Tom Santschi) on food prices in the mining camps. The Rambler (Ken Maynard) joins the train when it leaves for Gold Hill, and takes command when Hollister is killed from ambush. Jacques Frazelle (Al Ferguson), formerly Hollister's second-in-command, schemes to get rid of The Rambler and win Sue Smith (Edith Roberts). He plots with Lynch to disrupt the train, but The Rambler beats him in a whipfight...
Señor Americano (1929) as Camera
U.S.Army Lieutenant Michael Banning is sent to Mexican-owned southern California to investigate lawless land grabbing. There, he (and his horse Tarzan) wins a golden bridle in a riding contest sponsored by Carmelita (Kathryn Crawford), daughter of the Spanish Grandee Don Manuel (Frank Beale.) This irrates Ramirez (Gino Corrado), who has plans for Carmelita himself, and he attempts to steal the bridle but Banning subdues him. Maddox (J.P.McGowan), leader of the land-grabbers, has Banning jailed.
The Crash (1928) as Director of Photography
The Upland Rider (1928) as Director of Photography
The Canyon of Adventure (1928) as Director of Photography
The Code of the Scarlet (1928) as Director of Photography
The Phantom City (1928) as Director of Photography
The Valley of the Giants (1927) as Director of Photography
Irene (1926) as Director of Photography
The Marriage Whirl (1925) as Director of Photography
We Moderns (1925) as Director of Photography
The Desert Flower (1925) as Director of Photography
The Pace That Thrills (1925) as Director of Photography
Sally (1925) as Director of Photography
Flirting With Love (1924) as Director of Photography
So Big (1924) as Director of Photography
For Sale (1924) as Director of Photography
Sacred and Profane Love (1921) as Director of Photography

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Fiddlin' Buckeroo, The (1933) as Photography

Cinematography (short)

So You're Going on a Vacation (1946)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes goes on a vacation and encounters more than he bargained for. Vitaphone Release 1533A.
The Rear Gunner (1943)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, focuses on a small-town Kansas boy who fulfills his dream of becoming a tail gunner in a bomber. Vitaphone Release 1111A.
The United States Navy Band (1943)
This wartime short showcases the U.S. Navy Band performing naval and patriotic songs. Vitaphone Release 1080A.
The United States Service Bands (1943)
A WWII patriotic wartime short showcasing the service bands of the U.S. Army, Army Air Force, Marines, and Navy. Vitaphone Release 1143A.
The United States Army Band (1943)
This patriotic wartime short showcases the U.S. Army Band along with war and peacetime footage of the U.S. Army. Vitaphone Release 1076A.
The United States Marine Band (1942)
A patriotic wartime short showcasing the U.S. Marine Corps Band performing famous songs of the Marine Corps. Vitaphone Release 1030A.
The United States Army Air Force Band (1942)
This patriotic wartime short showcases the U.S. Army Air Force Band interspersed with wartime footage of the Army Air Force. Vitaphone Release 1050A.
Alice in Movieland (1940)
When a beauty queen tries to make it in Hollywood, she learns stardom comes at a price in this short film. Vitaphone Release 88-89A.

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