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Edward Colman

Edward Colman



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Cast (feature film)

The Sea Chase (1955) as Hotel manager
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Radio voice
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.

Cinematography (feature film)

The Million Dollar Duck (1971) as Camera
To save it from being put to death, Professor Albert Dooley takes home a dumb duck from the research laboratory, which accidentally was exposed to X-rays. At home he discovers that it lays now golden eggs. Since he's broke all the time, his family welcomes this new source of income greatly, and tries to keep it secret. But their greedy neighbors become suspicious.
The Love Bug (1969) as Director of Photography
A Volkswagen with a brain becomes a championship racecar.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) as Director of Photography
The ghost of the famous pirate must break the curse put on him by a witch.
The Gnome-Mobile (1967) as Director of Photography
An eccentric millionaire and his niece and nephew are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the niece and nephew and the gnomes have to find him and free him.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) as Director of Photography
The Happiest Millionaire (1967) as Director of Photography
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes? Cordelia decides to run off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, his family doesn't approve of Biddle's outrageous antics, either. A Disney musical punctuated by snappy songs and an energetic debut by Tommy Steele. This is reportedly one of the last live- action films Walt Disney personally oversaw.
The Ambushers (1967) as Director of Photography
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
The Ugly Dachshund (1966) as Director of Photography
A couple adopt a tiny puppy and are surprised when he grows into a full sized Great Dane.
Those Calloways (1965) as Director of Photography
A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.
The Monkey's Uncle (1965) as Director of Photography
Midvale College is in fear of losing it's college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team?
That Darn Cat (1965) as Director of Photography
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act.
Mary Poppins (1964) as Director of Photography
Two banker's children lose their nanny due to her frustration with them. A change in the wind blows in an assertive nanny who matches the qualifications of the children and not the father. As she helps them magically explore the world around them the father grows increasingly disapproving of her methods, and must eventually deal with his own distance from his children.
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) as Director of Photography
Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Savage Sam (1963) as Director of Photography
Son of Flubber (1963) as Director of Photography
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
Big Red (1962) as Director of Photography
Babes in Toyland (1961) as Director of Photography
The town miser plots to force Mary Quite Contrary to marry him.
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) as Director of Photography
A college professor fights off corrupt businessmen to market his new anti-gravity invention.
The Shaggy Dog (1959) as Director of Photography
An ancient spell turns a teenager into a large sheep dog.
30 (1959) as Director Of Photography
An active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper,
-30- (1959) as Director of Photography
An active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper.
Black Patch (1957) as Director of Photography
George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Tom Pittman, Leo Gordon, House Peters, Jr., Peter Brocco, Strother Martin, & Sebastian Cabot as Frenchy De Vere. When the town marshall, a former Civil War veteran, is accused of murdering a former friend turned bank robber for the money, the township is thrown into a moral dilemma
The D.I. (1957) as Director of Photography
A tough drill sergeant has three days to keep a sensitive enlistee from washing out.
Dragnet (1954) as Director of Photography
Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster''''s brutal murder.
The Valiant Hombre (1949) as Camera Operator
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Leo Carrillo) find a dog, Daisy (played by Daisy), grieving for its lost master. Cisco senses a plot when he later learns that the missing man, Paul Mason (John James), recently discovered a gold lode in the nearby hills. The trail leads to the owner of a gambling hall, Lon Lansdell (John Litel). Linda Mason (Barbara Billingsley), searching for her lost brother, is met when she arrives by Cisco, who tries to hell her the true story as he sees it, but she prefers to believe Landell's version of her brother's disappearance. Lansdell leads Linda to her brother, and she is used in an attempt to make Mason disclose the location of his gold strike. But Cisco and Pancho are close by.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Camera Operator
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Camera Operator
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
The Creeper (1948) as Op cam
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) as Camera Operator
The FBI and Scotland Yard join forces to stop security leaks at a nuclear power plant.
The Runaround (1946) as 2nd Camera
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
Idea Girl (1946) as 2nd Camera
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as 2nd Camera
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as 2nd Camera
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
Sudan (1945) as 2nd Camera
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as 2nd Camera
Frontier Gal (1945) as 2nd Camera
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as 2nd Camera

Cinematography (short)

24 Hour Alert (1955)
This short film takes a look at the purpose and methods of the U.S. air force, and the difficulties of getting along with civilian neighbors. Vitaphone Release 2562A.

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