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Russell A. Cully

Russell A. Cully



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Cinematography (feature film)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Addl photog
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
Syncopation (1942) as Background photog
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Photog of addl scenes and spec eff
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) as Special Effects
A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Special Effects
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Special Effects
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
They Live by Night (1949) as Special Effects
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
Easy Living (1949) as Special Effects
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won't let him retire.
The Window (1949) as Special Effects
A boy who always lies witnesses a murder but can't get anyone but the killer to believe him.
Roughshod (1949) as Special Effects
A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Special Effects
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
Night Song (1948) as Special Effects
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
Variety Time (1948) as Special Effects
Jack Paar introduces musical numbers and comic bits from RKO films.
Station West (1948) as Photography Effects
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Design for Death (1948) as Special Effects
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Special Effects
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Western Heritage (1948) as Special Effects
An outlaw leader uses a forged Spanish land grant to claim land from the local ranchers.
Blood on the Moon (1948) as Special Effects
A gunslinger hired to drive off a rancher falls in love with the man's daughter.
Bodyguard (1948) as Special Effects
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Special Effects
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Special Effects
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
Good Sam (1948) as Special Effects
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
Guns of Hate (1948) as Special Effects
Two drifters are falsely accused of murder.
I Remember Mama (1948) as Special Effects
Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Special Effects
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Special Effects
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Special Effects
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Mystery in Mexico (1948) as Special Effects
An insurance agent searches Mexico for a missing colleague.
Race Street (1948) as Special Effects
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
Rachel and the Stranger (1948) as Special Effects
A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Special Effects
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) as Special Effects
Dick Tracy takes on "The Claw" in this crime thriller
Under the Tonto Rim (1947) as Special Effects
When the Tonto Rim gang attack Brad's stagecoach, they take the strongbox and kill one of his workers. Learning the gang member Patton is in jail, Brad gets himself thrown in also. Chito helps break him out and he takes Patton with him. Patton leads him to the Tonto Rim hideout, but needing to get to the Sheriff, Brad finds himself a prisoner.
Trail Street (1947) as Special Effects
Bat Masterson fights to make Kansas safe for wheat farmers.
Thunder Mountain (1947) as Special Effects
"Thunder Mountain" is the first of Tim Holt's 29 postwar westerns spread over the five year period from June, 1947 to June, 1952. While the film has one Zane Grey title, it has more elements in it from Grey's "To the Last Man" than from Grey's "Thunder Mountain", a not uncommon practice by RKO when dealing with the works of Zane Grey. This one had Marvin Harley (Tim Holt) returning to his Arizona ranch and finding it about to be sold for taxes. It has been in charge of his Mexican-Irish friend Chito Rafferty (Richard Martin.) Local saloon-keeper Trimble Carson (Harry Woods), his friend Johnny Blue (Tom Keene as Richard Powers) and Sheriff Bagley (Harry Harvey) have information that the ranch is to be the site of a dam and plot to obtain it. Plus, neighboring ranchers Ellen Jorth (Martha Hyer) and her brothers, Chick (Steve Brodie) and Lee (Robert Clarke), are antagonistic toward Hayden because of an old family feud between the Jorths and Haydens. Ellen and Hayden meet while looking for boundary markers between their lands and find stakes bearing the name of the water company. They conclude that Carson is trying to revive the old feud in hopes that one of the firey Jorths will kill Hayden. Later, Carson and Blue kill Chick by bashing his head with a rock so that Hayden, who is known not to carry a gun, will be charged with the murder. Hayden is jailed, but learns from family attorney James Gardner (Jason Robards, the father who was never billed as Jason Robards Sr., ) that there is still money in his ranch account that will pay the taxes, but the crooked sheriff stalls on accepting the payment. Chito and dance-hall girl Ginger Kelly (Virginia Owen) find evidence implicating Carson in the killing of Chick Jorth. Chito rescues Hayden from the jail, and they go after Carson and Blue. The latter are killed in a gun battle, the feud is settled and peace reigns as Hayden pairs off with Ellen, and Chito with Ginger.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Special Effects
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Riffraff (1947) as Special Effects
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
Out of the Past (1947) as Special Effects
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) as Special Effects
Repressed passions and shameful secrets destroy a New England family.
The Long Night (1947) as Special Effects
A veteran tries to free his former love from a sadistic lover.
A Likely Story (1947) as Special Effects
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Honeymoon (1947) as Special Effects
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Special Effects
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
The Woman on the Beach (1947) as Special Effects
A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see.
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Special Effects
Dick Tracy tracks down a bank robber using nerve gas.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) as Special Effects
A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run.
Desperate (1947) as Special Effects
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Special Effects
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Banjo (1947) as Special Effects
A southern orphan has to leave her beloved dog behind when she moves North.
Beat the Band (1947) as Special Effects
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
Born to Kill (1947) as Special Effects
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
Code of the West (1947) as Special Effects
Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.
Crossfire (1947) as Special Effects
A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man.
Without Reservations (1946) as Special Effects
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
Badman's Territory (1946) as Transparency projection shots
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
The Falcon's Adventure (1946) as Special Effects
A society sleuth rescues a kidnapped woman, then is framed for murder.
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) as Special Effects
A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.
Criminal Court (1946) as Special Effects
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
Step by Step (1946) as Special Effects
The FBI trails a young couple suspected of stealing government plans.
San Quentin (1946) as Special Effects
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Nocturne (1946) as Special Effects
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Transparency projection shots
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
Crack-Up (1946) as Special Effects
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
Child of Divorce (1946) as Special Effects
A sensitive girl has trouble adjusting to her parents'''' divorce.
Vacation in Reno (1946) as Special Effects
Newlyweds try to survive their first fight.
The Locket (1946) as Special Effects
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Photography Effects
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Heartbeat (1946) as Transparency projection shots
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
Behind the Mask (1946) as Transparency projection
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston is framed for the murder of a newspaper columnist.

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