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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 2007
Born: December 22, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...


Director (feature film)

Dark Tower (1989) as Director
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) as Director
Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies for his laboratory testing.
Ghoul, The (1975) as Director
Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father's missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race.
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) as Director
A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective crush on a prostitute, leading him to attack her client, incurring a pursuit by a determined police surgeon.
Son of Dracula (1974) as Director
Craze (1973) as Director
Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask.
Tales That Witness Madness (1973) as Director
Dr Tremayne is an enigmatic Psychiatrist running a Futuristic asylum housing four very special cases. Visited by colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad... cue four distinct tales each with a different set of characters: 'Mr Tiger' tells of Paul, the troubled young son of prosperous but constantly bickering and unlovely parents, and the boy's 'imaginary' friend, a tiger. 'Penny Farthing' tells of Timothy, an antique store owner propelled backwards in time by a penny-farthing bicycle in his shop, all the while being watched over by the constantly changing photograph of Uncle Albert. 'Mel' tells of Brian, a man who brings home an old dead tree and prominently displays it in his living room as a work of art. His fiery wife Bella soon becomes jealous of the tree, which the husband has lovingly named Mel, and it seems to be developing a will of its own. 'Luau' tells of Auriol, a flamboyant literary agent who will do anything to impress her sinister new client, though he seems more interested in Auriol's beautiful and precocious young daughter Ginny. Ginny sneaks off on holiday while Auriol plans a sumptuous feast for her client.
Creeping Flesh, The (1972) as Director
A 19th-century paleontologist unwittingly unleashes a horrible evil.
Tales from the Crypt (1972) as Director
Five people are trapped in a crypt and are shown their futures by the evil cryptkeeper. They are given the option of avoiding their fates - by avoiding living out the rest of their lives.
Trog (1970) as Director
A scientist tries to protect a caveman brought back from suspended animation.
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly (1970) as Director
Sexy, teenaged, immature Girly and her camera-wielding brother Sonny bring home unsuspecting men to Mumsy and Nanny, where they play games, and if they don't follow the rules, they're sent to the angels. One day they bring home a New Friend who has a few ideas for games of his own, though, and he begins to turn the foursome against each other.
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) as Director
Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle.
Torture Garden (1968) as Director
A sideshow exhibit on torture predicts the deaths of those who view it.
The Deadly Bees (1967) as Director
Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960's equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes a respite on Seagull Island with colleague and bee-keeper, Ralph Hargrove. Vicki finds the Hargroves' bitter marital strife oddly relaxing. But when a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents, Vicki fights for her survival, setting fire to nearly half the structures on the island in her escape.
They Came from Beyond Space (1967) as Director
Scientists investigating a meteor shower uncover an alien invasion.
The Psychopath (1966) as Director
Four men are brutally murdered with each victim found lying next to a doll fashioned in his own image, and Inspector Holloway of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case.
Traitor's Gate (1966) as Director
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) as Director
Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.
Hysteria (1965) as Director
An amnesiac stumbles on to a murder plot.
The Skull (1965) as Director
A collector of esoterica, Dr. Maitland, buys an unusual skull from his ordinary source of artifacts. The skull is what remains of marquis De Sade. Much too soon he discovers how the skull affects him: by turning him into a frenzied killer.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) as Director
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.
Nightmare (1964) as Director
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
The Brain (1964) as Director
A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.
Paranoiac (1963) as Director
Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his mother in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, son of the attorney for the family estate, who has been dipping into the family trust fund.
Two and Two Make Six (1962) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Do Not Use) (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p

Cinematography (feature film)

Straight Story, The (1999) as Director Of Photography
Alvin Straight was 73 when he got the call about his brother. Alvin couldn't see well enough to hold a driver's license. He walked only with the support of two canes. He didn't much care for anybody else helping him out. But when he got the call that his brother Lyle--separated from him by hundreds
Rainbow (1997) as Director Of Photography
A fantastical tale about a slightly batty amateur magician, Frank and his inquisitive 10-year-old grandson, Mike, who dicovers the foot of a rainbow in a railroad siding. Mike's school chums are initially skeptical but later join him in building equipment to calculate where the next rainbow will tou
Princess Caraboo (1994) as Director Of Photography
Based on an actual incident, the story of a beautiful young woman who appeared in 19th-century London wearing foreign clothes and speaking a foreign language, and was deemed by experts to be a princess from an exotic island.
Life In The Theatre, A (1993) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on a play by David Mamet. Relates the backstage story of two actors -- one whose career is on the rise, the other whose star has fallen -- struggling with their craft and each other through a season of repertory plays.
School Ties (1992) as Director Of Photography
Set in the 1950s, the story of a young man who enters a prestigious prep school on an athletic scholarship and doesn't quite fit in with the upscale, anti-semitic crowd.
Cape Fear (1991) as Director Of Photography
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
Man in the Moon, The (1991) as Director Of Photography
Based on a true story, two sisters compete for the romantic attentions of the same man.
Plot to Kill Hitler, The (1990) as Director Of Photography
Dramatization based on the true events surrounding the attempt to kill Hitler made by his own officers in 1944.
Brenda Starr (1989) as Director Of Photography
Adventures of comic book ace reporter Brenda Starr.
Glory (1989) as Director Of Photography
A young, white army officer is assigned to lead an all-black unit in the Civil War.
Her Alibi (1989) as Director Of Photography
A writer becomes involved with a beautiful murder suspect.
Clara's Heart (1988) as Director Of Photography
Drama revolving around a Jamaican housekeeper and her inspiring influence on a child who's parents are getting divorced.
Memed My Hawk (1987) as Director Of Photography
Code Name: Emerald (1985) as Director Of Photography
A spy is sent on a secret mission during World War Two. His goal is to obtain information relating to the D-Day attack.
Jigsaw Man, The (1984) as Director Of Photography
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) as Director Of Photography
Co-stars have an affair while filming the story of a doomed love.
The Elephant Man (1980) as Director Of Photography
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
Night Must Fall (1964) as Director of Photography
A psychopath worms his way into an elderly woman''s household.
The Innocents (1961) as Director of Photography
A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.
Never Take Candy From a Stranger (1961) as Director of Photography
A man meets official resistance when he finds his daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of a powerful family.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961) as Director of Photography
A factory worker lives for the chance to have fun on the weekends.
Battle of the Sexes, The (1960) as Director Of Photography
Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out.
Sons and Lovers (1960) as Director of Photography
The son of a working-class British mining family has dreams of pursuing an art career, but when he strikes up an affair with an older woman from the town it enrages his jealous mother.
Virgin Island (1960) as Director Of Photography
Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island.
Room at the Top (1959) as Director Of Photography
A young accountant claws his way to the top in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Next to No Time (1958) as Cinematographer
Unassuming planning engineer David Webb finds himself on the Queen Elizabeth to New York with instructions to negotiate a high-powered loan. His lack of confidence means he is completely out of his depth, at least until he finds his personality changes every day during the hour the ship's clocks stop to make allowance for their westward passage.
Scamp, The (1957) as Cinematographer
Time Without Pity (1957) as Director Of Photography
A father comes to the aid of his son who is on Death Row.
Moby Dick (1956) as 2d unit dir of photog
Epic adaptation of Herman Melville's classic about a vengeful sea captain out to catch the whale that maimed him.
Hell in Korea (1956) as Director Of Photography
A small platoon fights to keep control of a small hill during the Korean war.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954) as Camera Operator
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois (Gerard Philipe), a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine (Valerie Hobson), over his attentions to her best friend Patricia (Natasha Parry). While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana (Diana Decker) and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne (Margaret Johnston) but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah (Joan Greenwood) who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle (Germaine Montero), a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.
Beat the Devil (1954) as Camera Operator
A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.
Twice Upon a Time (1953) as Camera Operator
A pair of twin girls are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same Summer camp and they start to hatch a plot to get back together.
Moulin Rouge (1953) as Camera Operator
French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations.
Affair in Monte Carlo (1953) as Camera Operator
Angels One Five (1952) as Camera Operator
'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) as Camera Operator
A famous writer broods over his three lost loves.
Outcast of the Islands (1951) as Camera Operator
Friends and family search for a British expatriate adrift in Malaysia.
Gone to Earth (1950)
Hazel Woodus is a beautiful but innocent country girl who loves all the creatures around her, especially her pet fox cub. She is given a rough time by her father but can escape to run barefoot through the woods when her harsh life gets too much for her. It is there that she is found by the local squire, Jack Reddin, finds her and is struck by her beauty. The obvious conflict develops when the squire leads the local hunt and tries to kill Hazel's pet fox. The title "Gone to Earth" is taken from the huntsmans cry when the target is no longer obtainable.
Golden Salamander, The (1949) as Camera Operator
An archaeologist stumbles into the territory of an evil crime syndicate and struggles to set things right.
Hour of Glory (1949) as Camera Operator
Mine Own Executioner (1947) as Camera Operator
Fearing her husband could become a killer, a woman seeks a psychiatrist''''s help.
Night Beat (1947) as Camera Operator

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Dune (1984)
In the year 10,991 a race ensues for the discovery of a valuable spice found on a farawy planet.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Joy Ride (1935)

Director (special)

Last Respects (1996) as Director
Three sisters take over their late father's curio shop. When the youngest sister gets a magic monkey's paw, their constant competition turns to greed and hatred.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Executioner's Song, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
In his Emmy Award-winning role as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Special, Tommy Lee Jones is convicted killer Gary Gilmore during his final nine months, spanning his parole, his reimprisonment, and the firing squad execution he demanded of the state of Utah in January 1977. Rosanna Arquette, as his ho

Cinematography (short)

Sorcerer's Apprentice, The (1955) as Camera Operator

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