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Arthur Ibbetson

Arthur Ibbetson



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Also Known As: Died: October 19, 1997
Born: September 8, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987) as Director Of Photography
Seven years ago, a senator and his social-climbing wife sent their son Morgan to boarding school and have routinely ignored him ever since. When the holidays arrive this year, Morgan once again gets the sad news that they are too busy to have him come home, but then change their minds and ask him to
Babes in Toyland (1986) as Director Of Photography
An adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta, with a new score by Leslie Bricusse. Following an accident on Christmas Eve, 11-year-old Lisa awakens in Toyland, a colorful place inhabited by storybook characters. But the wicked Barnaby is scheming to take over the enchanted land and, with the help of t
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) as Director Of Photography
Story of how Santa Claus came to be comes to the present when one of his elves, upset over a bad batch of toys, ends up in New York City working for a ruthless toy manufacturer. Santa must them come to his rescue.
Bounty, The (1984) as Director Of Photography
William Bligh is summoned before a court martial to explain the events leading up to the famous mutiny.
Witness for the Prosecution (1982) as Director Of Photography
With its high-powered cast, this remake of Billy Wilder's 1957 screen classic offers Ralph Richardson in his final TV role, as the shrewd but ill-tempered defense counsel, and Deborah Kerr in her first, as the garrulous nurse with the thankless task of seeing to his well-being. The ubiquitous John G
Hopscotch (1980) as Director Of Photography
A retired CIA agent threatens to publish an embarrassing book of memoirs about his colleagues.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) as Director Of Photography
The sumptuous remake, another in the string of literary classics lavishly redone for TV by Norman Rosemont, recounts the tale of the impoverished youngster from New York who becomes heir to his titled grandfather's British estate, but has to warm the old man's heart before he can truly lay claim. Pr
Nothing Personal (1980) as Director Of Photography
Prisoner of Zenda, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
All Things Bright And Beautiful (1978) as Director Of Photography
Medusa Touch, The (1978) as Director Of Photography
Morlar, a second class writer, is brutally killed. His head is totally smashed. When Inspector Brunel, a French cop, working in an exchange program in London, and sergeant Duff look up in his appartment, Morlar comes back to life. He resistst all his violations, a medical sensation. The researches show, that all people, who hurt Morlar in any way, died thereafter in a strange way. Above all, to those people belong authorities, as his parents, teachers, priests. Morlar thought, he initiated ALL catastrophies on earth. When he asked Dr.Zonfeld for help and she didn't believe him, he let an airplane crash into a building. Why doesn't he die ? Does it have something to do with the Queen visitig Westminster AbbeY ? And Windscale ?
Railway Children, The (1978) as Director Of Photography
The film opens in a happy, comfortable upper middle-class home in Victorian London. One night the three children see their father usher two strangers into his study. After an argument he leaves with them and does not return. They and their mother fall on hard times and eventually move to a cottage in the country. Yet they keep their spirits up and find ways to help others. Fascinated by the nearby railroad, they wave to the passengers faithfully every day, and their vigilance and courage prevent an accident. Their kindness makes friends of some important people who can help solve the mystery of their missing father.
Spectre (1977) as Director Of Photography
This demonology tale, sumptuously produced, has a world-famed American criminologist and his usually tipsy doctor friend summoned to England to investigate a suspicious wealthy financier and learn that supernatural forces are at work in his Playboy-style estate.
Little Night Music, A (1977) as Director Of Photography
Fredrik EGerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the EGermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united.
Sell Out, The (1976) as Director Of Photography
Out Of Season (1975) as Director Of Photography
A hotel keeper and her daughter compete for the affections of a charismatic guest.
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1975) as Director Of Photography
Brief Encounter (1974) as Director Of Photography
An updated version of the 1946 film classic (based on Noel Coward's 1936 drama) retelling the bittersweet tale of two married strangers who meet by chance in an English train station and drift into a short but poignant romance. Sophia Loren made her TV acting debut, not as the proper British lady of
11 Harrowhouse (1974) as Director Of Photography
A small time diamond merchant is jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase, and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.
Doll's House, A (1973) as Director Of Photography
This film production of the Ibsen play tells the story of Nora, a child-like bride who quickly matures when her husband is blackmailed. But after she solves this problem for him, he continues to treat her condescendingly and when she realizes that he will never take her seriously, Nora rejects the isolated life she has with him.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) as Director of Photography
A boy wins a tour of a famous, and deadly, chocolate factory.
When Eight Bells Toll (1971) as Photography
The Walking Stick (1970) as Director of Photography
A beautiful polio victim is seduced into helping with a robbery.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) as Director of Photography
Anne Boleyn fights to keep Henry VIII''s love and her head in the midst of palace intrigue.
Where Eagles Dare (1969) as Director of Photography
An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle.
Inspector Clouseau (1968) as Director of Photography
Scotland Yard borrows a bumbling French police detective to investigate a train robbery.
A Matter of Innocence (1968) as Director of Photography
Miss Poly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion. While in India her Aunt's demise leaves her alone to persue her freedom and explore an arms length romance with a local boy. Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood.
A Countess From Hong Kong (1967) as Director of Photography
US politican Ogen Mears finds in his suit on the liner heading from Hongkong to Hawaii a russian countess, who is fed up with working as a taxi-dancer in Hongkong. Mears falls in love, but there is his wife waiting for him in Hawaii, and a divorce would ruin his chances of being elected.
The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) as Director of Photography
British colonists kidnap a rebel Irish prince.
The Wild Affair (1966) as Director of Photography
Satirical view of the British middle class in the 60s. // Young office assistant Majorie will marry soon, however she's plagued by doubts if her fiance is the right one. On her last day at work, her male colleagues don't miss a chance to comfort her... and flirt.
Gypsy Girl (1966) as Director of Photography
A mentally challenged girl creates a graveyard for dead animals.
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) as Director of Photography
A religious fanatic imprisons her late son''s sinful fiancee.
The Chalk Garden (1964) as Director of Photography
A woman with a past signs on as governess for a troubled girl.
Nine Hours to Rama (1963) as Director of Photography
"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks.
Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Director of Photography
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple suspects foul play when an old friend is supposedly scared to death by a cat.
I Could Go On Singing (1963) as Director of Photography
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
Lisa (1962) as Director of Photography
A Dutch Jewish who has survived the horror of Auschwitz seeks the aid of a police inspector to leave Holland for Israel.
There Was a Crooked Man (1962) as Director of Photography
When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he goes straight and then notices a leading citizen in his town is cheating his neighbours.
Whistle Down the Wind (1962) as Director of Photography
Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she askes him who he was, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups.
The Canadians (1961) as Director of Photography
When the Sioux come to Canada, the Canadians permit them to stay in Canada if they come peacefully. However, some cowboys kill all inhabitants of one of their villages. The cowboys seek to get back their horses, but they pretend to search for a girl who once had been robbed by the Indians.
The League of Gentlemen (1961) as Director of Photography
A veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robber.
Angry Silence, The (1960) as Director Of Photography
A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.
Tunes of Glory (1960) as Director of Photography
When a popular colonel loses a promotion, it sets the stage for conflict with his new superior officer.
Bridal Path, The (1959) as Director Of Photography
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
The Key (1958) as Camera Operator
The key to a woman's apartment may hold bad luck for her lovers.
The Horse's Mouth (1958) as Director of Photography
An unscrupulous artist fights to realize his vision of the perfect mural.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Camera Operator
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) as Camera Operator
A marine and a nun are shipwrecked on a Pacific Island.
Moby Dick (1956) as Camera Operator
Epic adaptation of Herman Melville's classic about a vengeful sea captain out to catch the whale that maimed him.
The Man Who Never Was (1956) as Camera Operator
British Intelligence during World War II is trying to get the German High Command to shift it's forces away from Italy prior to the invasion. To create the illusion of a plan for England to invade Greece a dead body is to be procured, allowed to be found with secret papers on him by Spanish authorities who will send the papers on to the Germans, or that's the plan. First they have to find a body that will look drowned, and create an identity for him that will pass the examination of the German agent who is sure to check him out. Based on a true story.
Fire over Africa (1954) as Camera Operator
A lady spy infiltrates smugglers in Tangier.
Melba (1953) as Camera Operator
The highly fictionalized story of Nellie Melba, Australian-born soporano who rose to operatic fame in the latter part of the 19th century and who had a desert and form of dry toast (true) named after her. In her film debut, the Metropolitan opera's Patrice Munsel, plays the title role in a film that primarily strings together eight excerts from well-known operas as well as one or two lighter numbers and a montage of famous opera personalities featuring the chorus of the Covent Garden Opera and members of the Sadler Wells Ballet. The story follows the career of Melba from the time she left her father's Australian cattle ranch and a suitor to travel to Paris to get her voice training, and picks up another suitor. She debuts in Brussells and is a smash hit followed by international fame. The suitor from Australia shows up in Monte Carlo, marries her and soon is cast in the role of "Mr. Melba" until he can take it no longer and returns to Australia, while Melba decides her voice belongs to the world and sadly goes on alone.
Decameron Nights (1953) as Camera Operator
Island of Desire (1952) as Camera Operator
Treasure Island (1950) as Loc cam op
A young boy and a pirate clash over buried treasure.
Great Day (1946) as Camera Operator
Small-town women face personal problems while preparing for a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Hotel Reserve (1945) as Camera Operator
An Austrian refugee tries to figure out which guest at a French resort is a spy.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Master of the Game (1984) as Director Of Photography (Africa)
Sidney Sheldon's colorful, best-selling saga of a dynasty that made a fortune in diamonds was the basis of this three-part miniseries spanning over a century, beginning with a young Scotsman (Ian Charleson) going to South Africa to seek his fortune and vowing revenge against the local merchant (Dona
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) as Director Of Photography
A literate retelling of Mary Shelley's gothic horror classic with the accent here on character instead of terror, establishing an offbeat relationship between the doctor and his creature. Subsequently this film was edited down to two hours or so for theatrical showings overseas and for TV syndicatio

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