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Lee Zavitz

Lee Zavitz



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Cinematography (feature film)

Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Spec eff asst
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Castle Keep (1969) as Special Effects
A small group of American GIs fight to save the castle they''''re stationed in during World War II.
Guns for San Sebastian (1968) as Special Effects
A Mexican bandit masquerading as a priest gets roped into helping villagers defend against an Indian attack.
Viva Maria (1965) as Special Effects
Traveling players invent the strip tease while mixed up in a Central American revolution.
The Train (1965) as Special Effects
French resistance fighters try to stop the Nazis from taking a trainload of art treasures to Germany.
The Pink Panther (1964) as Special Effects
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess'' diamond.
Captain Sindbad (1963) as Special Effects
Sindbad takes on an evil wizard to save the princess he loves.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) as Special Effects
Lot and the Hebrews become involved in a Helamite plan to take over the rich sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Seven Women From Hell (1961) as Special Effects
The Alamo (1960) as Special Effects
Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie join the fight for Texas'''' independence from Mexico.
On the Beach (1959) as Special Effects
After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization.
Enchanted Island (1958) as Special Effects
Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Special Effects
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
The River's Edge (1957) as Special Effects
A thief with a million dollars on him wrangles a Texas couple, the husband being an expert outdoorsman, to guide him across the Texas border and make his escape into Mexico.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as Special Effects
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
The Ride Back (1957) as Special Effects
A young innocent tries to find the real killer when her reporter boyfriend is framed for murder.
Men in War (1957) as Special Effects
Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Special Effects
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) as Special Effects
Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the latter's handome son, is fair game for Rita, who lands in the guise of a missionary! The inevitable conflict over the pearls brings violence and corruption to the quiet island.
The Snow Creature (1954) as Special Effects
Two scientists steal the Yeti their Sherpas have found, and take it back to the USA in a big fridge. It escapes, of course, into the sewers from where it periodically emerges to commit rape and pillage.
Apache (1954) as Special Effects
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
Appointment in Honduras (1953) as Special Effects
Outlaw Women (1952) as Special Effects
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) as Special Effects
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) as Special Effects
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
The Bushwhackers (1951) as Special Effects
The Big Night (1951) as Special Effects
An emotional teenager takes on the mob when gangsters beat up his father.
Destination Moon (1950) as Special Effects
A crusading scientist defies the government to launch an expedition to the moon.
Johnny One-Eye (1950) as Optical Effects
Big-time racketeer Martin Martin (Pat O'Brien), on the eve of his projected move into New York politics, barely escapes the District Attorney's men who attempt to arrest him for a murder committed five-years earlier by Martin and his former partner Dane Cory (Wayne Morris.) Martin, who knows that Cory has copped a plea with the D.A. to save himself, arranges a meeting. At the meeting, Cory's henchman, Cute Freddie (Harry Bronson), shoots Martin and the latter kills Freddie. Cory hides in the Greenwich Village apartment of his girl friend, burlesque queen Lily White (Dolores Moran.) With them is Lily's six-year-old daughter, Elsie (Gayle Reed), and her dog Skipper. Martin trails Cory, but weakened by his bullet wound, is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned building next to Lily's. Bad-to-the-bone Cory kicks Skipper and the dog finds shelter with Martin, where Elsie finds them sleeping. Martin is charmed by Elsie and the dog, whom he names Johnny One-Eye, and takes the animal to a vet (Donald Woods) who can't help the dog but does take the bullet slug out of Martin. Barely eluding capture, Martin returns to the building where Elsie tells him she is Lily's daughter, and that Cory is hiding in their house. Later Cory follows Elsie to where Martin is hiding. She is caught in the line of fire and, to save her, Martin exposes himself for a fatal wound from Cory but not before he kills Cory. His last words to a policeman are: "Buy Elsie another dog, and make sure he has two good eyes."
Mrs. Mike (1949) as Special Effects
The Crooked Way (1949) as Special Effects
A war hero''''s amnesia keeps him from dealing with his criminal past.
The Girl from Manhattan (1948) as Special Effects
Captain Kidd (1945) as Special Effects
An infamous pirate tries to double cross the King of England.
Sundown (1941) as Special Effects
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Fire eff
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Prod coord
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
Enchanted Island (1958) as Prod coord
Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Powder man
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Seas Beneath (1931) as Explosives
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.

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