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William C. Mellor

William C. Mellor



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Also Known As: Died: April 30, 1963
Born: June 29, 1903 Cause of Death: complications fron surgery
Birth Place: Missouri, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Director of Photography
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) as Director of Photography
A husband and wife spend a holiday at the beach with their extensive family.
State Fair (1962) as Director of Photography
Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair.
The Big Gamble (1961) as Director of Photography
Wild in the Country (1961) as Director of Photography
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
One Foot in Hell (1960) as Director of Photography
Crack in the Mirror (1960) as Director of Photography
Tre attori per sei ruoli : questo il meccanismo del film, un melodramma su due triangoli amorosi. Nel primo, il vecchio Hagalin è ucciso dalla cameriera, in compagnia del proprio amante. Nel secondo, l'avvocato Lamorciere scopre che la sua donna vorrebbe scappare con il giovane assistente di studio. Durante il processo contro i due amanti omicidi, l'avvocato riesce ad ottenere una condanna minore per loro.
Compulsion (1959) as Director of Photography
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) as Director of Photography
A young girl comes of age while hiding from the Nazis.
The Best of Everything (1959) as Director of Photography
Three secretaries look for love while working in the publishing business.
Woman Obsessed (1959) as Director of Photography
After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose to prepare him for
Sing, Boy, Sing (1958) as Director of Photography
A young Pop Star struggles with his singing career being "sinful" and his gospel roots that his grandfather who raised him instilled in his heart.
Love in the Afternoon (1957) as Director of Photography
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
Peyton Place (1957) as Director of Photography
Small-town scandals erupt when a repressed woman deals with her daughter''''s move into adulthood.
Back from Eternity (1956) as Director of Photography
When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors.
The Last Frontier (1956) as Director of Photography
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
Giant (1956) as Director of Photography
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
Johnny Concho (1956) as Director of Photography
Frank Sinatra, Keenan Wynn, William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk, Wallace Ford, Christopher Dark, Howard Petrie, Claude Atkins, John Qualen. Frank Sinatra is branded a coward by the townspeople of Cripple Creek, Arizona when he fails to stand up to the men that killed his brother. He eventually comes to grips with his yellow streak and returns for the big showdown. Co-produced by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Don McGuire who co-wrote TOOTSIE.
Oklahoma! (1955) as Temporary dir of photog
Pride and a lecherous ranch hand stand between an amorous cowboy and his farm girl sweetheart.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) as Director of Photography
A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero''s family.
Alaska Seas (1954) as Director of Photography
Robert Ryan and Brian Keith, vastly under-rated actors, take a B-potboiler and make it appear to actually be something more. Matt Baker (Robert Ryan), a nere-do-well adventurer, gets out of jail and skips/sails away on his boat without paying for the storage and repairs. Back in his hometown, he is hired by his old friend Jim Kimmerly (Brian Keith), head of the Salmon fishermen who have formed a canning cooperative, and are battling against an organized gang that rob the fishing traps regulary. Matt gets into a jam and needs money, so he joins the raiders, although his friend Jim, unaware of his duplicity, keeps covering for him among the other fishermen. The two men are also vying for the favors of Nicky (Jan Sterling.)
Give a Girl a Break (1954) as Director of Photography
Three young dancers vie for a starring role on Broadway.
Big Leaguer (1953) as Director of Photography
An aging ballplayer is relegated to managing a training camp.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) as Director of Photography
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
The Naked Spur (1953) as Director of Photography
A captive outlaw uses psychological tactics to prey on a bounty hunter.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Director of Photography
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
Westward the Women (1952) as Director of Photography
A frontiersman leads a wagon train full of mail-order brides.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Director of Photography
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
My Man and I (1952) as Director of Photography
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Director of Photography
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Director of Photography
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as Director of Photography
An ambitious young man wins an heiress' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.
The Unknown Man (1951) as Director of Photography
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he''''s gotten off was really guilty.
Soldiers Three (1951) as Director of Photography
Three British officers look for adventure in 19th-century India.
Love Happy (1950) as Director of Photography
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
The Next Voice You Hear (1950) as Director of Photography
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
Too Late For Tears (1949) as Director of Photography
A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Director of Photography
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948) as Director of Photography
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948) as Director of Photography
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Director of Photography
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Abie's Irish Rose (1946) as Photography
Anne Nichols updated her original play by moving the time to the (then) present by starting the film with the V-E Day celebration in London, but no fundimental changes otherwise. This first film from Bing Crosby's production company (known as Bing Crosby Producers, Inc. and not as Bing Crosby Productions) was released in the US with a "General Audience" classification (and not the unknown-in-1946 classification of "Unrated") and starred newcomers Joanne Dru (Rosemary Murphy)and Richard Norris (Abie Cohen) in the roles defined in the title. Their respective fathers and mothers are none too keen on Abie and Rosemary's oil-and-water romance, and get even less keener when the two are married by a Protestant minister, a marriage that is quickly done again by a Jewish rabbi and then again by a Catholic priest. The contrast between Yiddish and Celtic dialects and religious practices is also maintained. Providence lends a helping hand at the end to effect the reconciliation of the fathers to their respective children and the choice they have made.
Dixie (1943) as Director of Photography
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."
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Director of Photography
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
Wake Island (1942) as Director of Photography
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Road to Morocco (1942) as Director of Photography
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Director of Photography
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Director of Photography
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Director of Photography
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942) as Director of Photography
Las Vegas Nights--"The Last Frontier Town" (1941) as Director of Photography
A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Director of Photography
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Director of Photography
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940) as Photography
Moon over Burma (1940) as Director of Photography
Road to Singapore (1940) as Director of Photography
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
The Great McGinty (1940) as Director of Photography
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
Typhoon (1940) as Director of Photography
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Photography
The Magnificent Fraud (1939) as Photography
Ambush (1939) as Photography
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Photography
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Photography
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Disputed Passage (1939) as Photography
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Photography
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) as Photography
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938) as Photography
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as Photography
Stolen Heaven (1938) as Photography
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937) as Photography
An old enemy kidnaps Bulldog Drummond¿s fiancée.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Photography
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Photography
Exclusive (1937) as Photography
Woman Trap (1936) as Photography
A Son Comes Home (1936) as Photography
College Holiday (1936) as Photography
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
Poppy (1936) as Photography
A carnival con man tries to pass off his daughter as heiress to a great estate.
The Sky Parade (1936) as Photography
Collegiate (1935) as Photography
Without Regret (1935) as Photography
Car 99 (1935) as Photography
Wings in the Dark (1935) as Photography
The Crusades (1935) as Camera Operator
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
Enter Madame! (1934) as Photography
Elmer and Elsie (1934) as Photography
Bolero (1934) as Camera Operator
This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing partner named Helen. (The highlight of the film is a dance performed atop a circular stage to a truncated version of Ravel's "Bolero.")
Wagon Wheels (1934) as Photography
The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack.
Cleopatra (1934) as Camera Operator
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Camera Operator
Home on the Range (1934) as Photography
One Sunday Afternoon (1933) as Camera Operator
A small-town dentist longs to avenge an old friend who stole his love, but discovers there''''s no need.
This Day and Age (1933) as Camera Operator
Luxury Liner (1933) as Camera Operator
Design for Living (1933) as Camera Operator
An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.
The Song of Songs (1933) as Camera Operator
Although she loves a young sculptor, a country girl marries an older man for his money.
Love Me Tonight (1932) as Camera Operator
A Parisian tailor falls in love with a princess.
Broken Lullaby (1932) as 2nd Camera
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
One Hour with You (1932) as Camera Operator
Both members of a married couple fight the temptation to stray.
This Is the Night (1932) as Camera Operator
An affair is threatened to be exposed when a wife's husband returns from the Olympics.
Tarnished Lady (1931) as Camera
I Take This Woman (1931) as 2nd Camera

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