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Leo Tover

Leo Tover



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Also Known As: Died: December 30, 1964
Born: December 6, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Director of Photography
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
A Very Special Favor (1965) as Director of Photography
In Paris, an oil executive does a favor for an older Parisian businessman by romancing the latter's daughter.
Sunday in New York (1964) as Director of Photography
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964) as Director of Photography
In 1835, a group of white hunters slay most of an Indian tribe inhabiting an island off California, forcing the survivors to flee the island. Young Karana, realizing that her 6-year-old brother, Ramo, has been left behind, returns to the island.
Follow That Dream (1962) as Director of Photography
A family of squatters takes on a gambling chieftain and a corrupt social worker.
All Hands on Deck (1961) as Director of Photography
Misty (1961) as Director of Photography
A farm boy and his sister capture a mysterious wild horse.
From the Terrace (1960) as Director of Photography
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
The Marriage-Go-Round (1960) as Director of Photography
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.
Say One for Me (1959) as Director of Photography
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) as Director of Photography
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Blue Denim (1959) as Director of Photography
A teenage girl gets pregnant by her boyfirend and, together, they decide to get an abortion. Their parents find out and try to convince them to marry and keep the child.
In Love and War (1958) as Director of Photography
Three marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II: Wagner to a lower class dysfunctional family, Hunter to his pregnant fiancée, and the upper class Dillman to a high-living playgirl. Each must decide whether to make the best of their situation, or break out of it. Wagner drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Hunter marries his fiancée but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Dillman sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later in battle, a heroic act costs one of the marines his life.
Fräulein (1958) as Director of Photography
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958) as Director of Photography
The Way to the Gold (1957) as Director of Photography
The Sun Also Rises (1957) as Director of Photography
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920''''s France and Spain.
The Conqueror (1956) as Director of Photography
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) as Director of Photography
A prostitute has no choice but to flee San Francisco when the police turn on her and want her out of town.
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) as Director of Photography
A middle-aged man is left to tend house while his wife is accepted by the Air Force training program and becomes a Lieutenant.
Love Me Tender (1956) as Director of Photography
Three brothers unwittingly become outlaws after robbing a train the day after peacetime.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Director of Photography
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
The Tall Men (1955) as Director of Photography
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more impotantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Director of Photography
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
Untamed (1955) as Director of Photography
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
The Egyptian (1954) as 2d unit dir of photog
An ancient Egyptian doctor uses court intrigue to discover his birthright.
Man in the Attic (1953) as Director of Photography
A landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant is Jack the Ripper.
A Blueprint for Murder (1953) as Director of Photography
Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Sargent, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim?
The President's Lady (1953) as Director of Photography
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
My Wife's Best Friend (1952) as Director of Photography
We're Not Married! (1952) as Director of Photography
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) as Director of Photography
My Pal Gus (1952) as Director of Photography
Gambling House (1951) as Dir of photog of addl scenes and retakes
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
Payment on Demand (1951) as Director of Photography
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) as Director of Photography
An alien demands that Earth's leaders choose between peace and destruction.
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) as Director of Photography
Jim Canfield, convicted of a crime he did not commit, escapes a Nevada prison with several hardened criminals. He leads them to the small farming community home of the man who not only framed him, but committed the crime. But Jim's plans for revenge are put on hold when he discovers that the local men have all joined the posse in the convict's pursuit, leaving their women behind. He soon becomes attracted to the beautiful and resourceful Marcia, who turns out to be the fiance of the man who framed him. Can Jim protect the women from his less-civilized comrades, fall under Marcia's humanizing influence and still maintain his murderous resolve?
Follow the Sun (1951) as Director of Photography
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Director of Photography
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
The Secret Fury (1950) as Director of Photography
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Paid in Full (1950) as Director of Photography
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Photography
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
The Heiress (1949) as Director of Photography
A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
My Friend Irma (1949) as Director of Photography
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
Rope of Sand (1949) as Fill-in dir of photog
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
I Walk Alone (1948) as Director of Photography
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Director of Photography
The Snake Pit (1948) as Director of Photography
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Director of Photography
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
The Woman on the Beach (1947) as Director of Photography
A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Director of Photography
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
Young and Willing (1943) as Director of Photography
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
China (1943) as Director of Photography
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Director of Photography
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Director of Photography
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Director of Photography
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Director of Photography
Victory (1941) as Director of Photography
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Director of Photography
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
Life with Henry (1941) as Director of Photography
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
Bahama Passage (1941) as Director of Photography
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Director of Photography
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
The Farmer's Daughter (1940) as Director of Photography
Untamed (1940) as Director of Photography
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) as Director of Photography
The Biscuit Eater (1940) as Photography
Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' fathers. And if Georgia Boy doesn't win, the fathers may both lose their jobs.
The Quarterback (1940) as Director of Photography
Never Say Die (1939) as Photography
King of Chinatown (1939) as Photography
Invitation to Happiness (1939) as Photography
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
The Night of Nights (1939) as Photography
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Photography
A millionaire who''s been married seven times courts wife number eight.
The Arkansas Traveler (1938) as Photography
Cocoanut Grove (1938) as Photography
I Met Him in Paris (1937) as Photography
Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason.
Ebb Tide (1937) as Photog assoc
Maid of Salem (1937) as Photography
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Photography
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
Florida Special (1936) as Photography
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936) as Photography
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Photography
F-Man (1936) as Photography
The Arizona Raiders (1936) as Photography
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Linsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
The Bride Comes Home (1936) as Photography
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Photography
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Love in Bloom (1935) as Photography
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Photography
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
Bolero (1934) as Photography
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.")
You Belong to Me (1934) as Photography
Shoot the Works (1934) as Photography
College Rhythm (1934) as Photography
Girl Without a Room (1933) as Photography
I'm No Angel (1933) as Photography
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
The Monkey's Paw (1933) as Camera
College Humor (1933) as Photography
The Great Jasper (1933) as Photography
Early in the century, high-spirited Irishman, Jasper Horn, drives a horse-drawn New York streetcar. But the electric era is beginning, so what's wrong with celebrating by having a drink while he's driving the tram? If it's only beer? Jasper and his wife, the teetotal daughter of a preacher, have a baby boy. His employer's beautiful wife finds herself attracted to the smartly-dressed son of Erin. A decade passes. The boss learns of the paternity of his son and fires Jasper. He leaves his wife and goes to Atlantic City where he finds success as a fez-wearing boardwalk fortune teller, the Great Jasper. Fifteen years pass. One of Jasper's sons has inherited his father's wicked ways...
The Lost Squadron (1932) as Photography
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
No Man of Her Own (1932) as Photography
A card sharp on the run falls for a beautiful librarian.
Girl of the Rio (1932) as Photography
State's Attorney (1932) as Photography
A district attorney's arrogance almost costs him his career.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as Photography
A gossip columnist witnesses a gangland killing.
Symphony of Six Million (1932) as Photography
A doctor fights his way from the slums to Park Avenue.
Thirteen Women (1932) as Photography
A mysterious Eurasian tries to murder the 12 boarding school roommates who treated her like an outsider.
Echec au roi (1931) as Photography
The Lady Refuses (1931) as Photography
A millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to lure his son from a gold digger.
Transgression (1931) as Photography
When her lover is killed, a straying wife tries to intercept the confession she mailed her husband.
The Gay Diplomat (1931) as Photography
Bachelor Apartment (1931) as Photography
An honest working girl falls for a skirt-chasing playboy.
The Royal Bed (1931) as Photography
A European king tries to settles his family's problems while fighting off a peasant revolt.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Photography
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
Are These Our Children (1931) as Photography
Authorities try to figure out how a young man from a good background ended up on death row.
Framed (1930) as Director of Photography
A nightclub hostess seeks revenge against a police inspector, yet falls in love with his son.
The Runaway Bride (1930) as Director of Photography
A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman''''s handbag.
The Silver Horde (1930) as Director of Photography
An Alaskan fisherman is dogged by a ruthless competitor and an ambitious dance hall girl.
Girl of the Port (1930) as Director of Photography
A showgirl marooned in Fiji helps a shell-shocked veteran face his fears.
The Fall Guy (1930) as Director of Photography
An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters.
She's My Weakness (1930) as Director of Photography
A girl's uncle tries to stop her from getting married.
Tanned Legs (1929) as Director of Photography
A husband and wife chase younger lovers while their daughter takes up with a crook.
The Very Idea (1929) as Director of Photography
A eugenics expert uses science to help his sister and her husband have a child.
Street Girl (1929) as Director of Photography
A girl from the wrong part of town finds a new life managing a jazz band.
The Vagabond Lover (1929) as Director of Photography
A small-town boy finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band.
God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1927) as Director of Photography
The Telephone Girl (1927) as Camera
Love's Greatest Mistake (1927) as Director of Photography
The Great Gatsby (1926) as Director of Photography
A young Midwesterner finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his nouveau riche neighbour and becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Fascinating Youth (1926) as Director of Photography

Cinematography (special)

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) as Segment Director Of Photography ("Something'S Got To Give")
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u

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