Sam Leavitt


Director Of Photography

About

Birth Place
New Jersey, USA
Born
February 06, 1904
Died
March 21, 1984

Biography

Camera operator on films including "Rancho Notorious" (1952) and on TV's "I Love Lucy" before graduating to director of photography in the early 1950s. Over the next three decades Leavitt worked with directors including Lewis Milestone, Don Siegel and Otto Preminger....

Biography

Camera operator on films including "Rancho Notorious" (1952) and on TV's "I Love Lucy" before graduating to director of photography in the early 1950s. Over the next three decades Leavitt worked with directors including Lewis Milestone, Don Siegel and Otto Preminger.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Man in the Glass Booth (1974)
Director Of Photography
The Screaming Woman (1972)
Director Of Photography
Banacek: Detour to Nowhere (1972)
Director Of Photography
The Longest Night (1972)
Director Of Photography
Evil Roy Slade (1972)
Director Of Photography
Star Spangled Girl (1971)
Director of Photography
The Grasshopper (1970)
Director of Photography
The Wrecking Crew (1969)
Director of Photography
The Desperados (1969)
Director of Photography
Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows! (1968)
Director of Photography
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Director of Photography
Murderers' Row (1966)
Director of Photography
I Deal in Danger (1966)
Director of Photography
An American Dream (1966)
Director of Photography
Brainstorm (1965)
Director of Photography
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Director of Photography
Major Dundee (1965)
Director of Photography
Two on a Guillotine (1965)
Director of Photography
My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
Director of Photography
Shock Treatment (1964)
Director of Photography
Diamond Head (1963)
Director of Photography
Johnny Cool (1963)
Director of cine
Advise & Consent (1962)
Director of Photography
Cape Fear (1962)
Director of Photography
The Right Approach (1961)
Director of Photography
Seven Thieves (1960)
Director of Photography
From the Terrace (1960)
Director of Photography
Exodus (1960)
Director of Photography
Five Gates to Hell (1959)
Director of Photography
The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Director of Photography
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Director of Photography
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Director of Photography
Spanish Affair (1958)
Director of Photography
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Director of Photography
The Fearmakers (1958)
Director of cine
Eighteen and Anxious (1957)
Director of Photography
The Careless Years (1957)
Director of Photography
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)
Photography
Time Limit (1957)
Director of Photography
Sierra Stranger (1957)
Director of Photography
Crime in the Streets (1956)
Director of Photography
Hot Rod Girl (1956)
Director of Photography
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956)
Director of Photography
The Wild Party (1956)
Camera
Carmen Jones (1955)
Director of Photography
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Director of Photography
An Annapolis Story (1955)
Director of Photography
Southwest Passage (1954)
Director of Photography
A Star Is Born (1954)
Director of Photography
Mission over Korea (1953)
Director of Photography
China Venture (1953)
Director of Photography
The Thief (1952)
Director of Photography
Tension (1949)
Camera Operator
Easter Parade (1948)
Camera Operator
The Pirate (1948)
Camera Operator
Holiday in Mexico (1946)
2nd Camera
Easy to Wed (1946)
2nd Camera
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
2nd Camera
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
2nd Camera
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
2nd Camera
Love on Toast (1937)
2nd Camera
No More West (1934)
Camera Operator

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
Photography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Crimson Kimono, The (1959) - Down Here In Little Tokyo Writer-director Sam Fuller working on one side of L-A’s Little Tokyo then the other, first James Shigeta as Kojaku interviews nuns outside the old Maryknoll School, then partner Bancroft (Glenn Corbett) shows witness Christine (Victoria Shaw) the layout from the old (then-new-ish) Parker Center LAPD headquarters, in The Crimson Kimono, 1959.
Crimson Kimono, The (1959) - A Lot Of Citizens Cave In L-A police detective Bancroft (Glenn Corbett) has just asked artist Christine (Victoria Shaw) to attempt a sketch of a possible suspect who hired her to do an earlier painting linked to the spectacular murder of a stripper, in writer-producer-director Sam Fuller’s The Crimson Kimono, 1959.
Crimson Kimono, The (1959) - Open, Sugar Torch Nudie Dolls Credits then the shocker opening, which writer-producer-director Sam Fuller called one of the toughest he ever shot, with hidden cameras on location around Main St. & 6th in downtown L-A, Gloria Pall the featured act, in The Crimson Kimono, 1959, starring Victoria Shaw, James Shigeta and Glenn Corbett.
Crimson Kimono, The (1959) - She Was Gonna Crack Vegas After the spectacular opening shooting of a statuesque stripper on a downtown L-A street, writer-director-producer Sam Fuller introduces his two leading men, James Shigeta and Glenn Corbett, as war-buddies, roommates and police detective team Kojaku and Bancroft, interviewing the stripper’s manager (Paul Dubov), in The Crimson Kimono, 1959.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - Now Do You Believe Me? Mysterious Ben (Troy Donahue) and mystified Julie (Joey Heatherton), whom he calls Barbara, get disrobed on his yacht and swim to a cave where he produces further evidence that they’re reincarnated lovers, a money-scene from producer-director William Conrad (TV’s “Cannon”), in Warner Bros. My Blood Runs Cold, 1965.
My Blood Runs Cold (1965) - I'd Know You Anywhere Immediately following the credits, we meet Joey Heatherton (as “Julie,” though called “Barbara” in the period prologue), with boyfriend Harry (Nicholas Coster), bombing down a coastal highway before encountering motorcyclist Ben (Troy Donahue), in My Blood Runs Cold, 1965.
Major Dundee (1965) - The Major Ain't No Lawyer Now in Mexico, chasing the Apache and short on supplies, Charlton Heston (title character) with Graham (Jim Hutton) on artillery and scout Sam (James Coburn), enters a village loosely occupied by French imperial troops, where Senta Berger (as Teresa) makes her first appearance, and Tyreen (Richard Harris), head of the consrcripted Confederate troops, takes a different approach, in Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee, 1965.
Major Dundee (1965) - Open, I'm A Long Way From Gettysburg Intense tones of racial hatred, subject matter that would have spoken to director and co-writer Sam Peckinpah, narration by Marvin Miller, and an introduction to Charlton Heston, the title character, and James Coburn as his scout, opening the generally-panned Major Dundee, 1965, also starring Richard Harris.
Major Dundee (1965) - It Was A Duel Of Honor Union Major Dundee (Charlton Heston) and the Irish-born Confederate Tyreen (Richard Harris) re-open old wounds and inflict new ones in this early scene from director Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee, 1965.
Star is Born, A (1954) - Your Face Is Just Dandy At first failing to recognize her in studio make-up, Norman (James Mason) takes over the preparations for Esther (Judy Garland) before her screen test, an intimate scene from George Cukor's A Star Is Born, 1954.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Code Name Eric Montage of secret agents being rubbed-out brings us to Matt Helm (Dean Martin), shooting "Miss January" (Corinne Cole) and nuzzling aide "Lovey" (Beverly Adams), early in Murderer's Row, 1966.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Not The Marrying Kind Spy Matt Helm, casing an apartment, doesn't notice some guy named Dean Martin singing "Not The Marrying Kind," (by Lalo Schifrin and Howard Greenfield) as Coco (Camilla Sparv), Wall (Karl Malden) and Suzie (Ann-Margret) are introduced, in Murderers' Row, 1966.

Trailer

Man With The Golden Arm, The - (Original Trailer) A junkie (Frank Sinatra) must face his true self to kick his drug addiction in Otto Preminger's groundbreaking movie, The Man With The Golden Arm (1955).
Exodus - (Textless trailer) Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint lead an all-star cast in Otto Preminger's epic about the formation of the modern state of Israel, Exodus (1960).
Major Dundee - (Original Trailer) A Union officer (Charlton Heston) leads Confederate prisoners against Apaches in Mexico in Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee (1965).
Anatomy Of A Murder - (Original Trailer) Small-town lawyer James Stewart gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife in Otto Preminger's Anatomy Of A Murder (1959).
Pirate, The - (Original Trailer) An actor (Gene Kelly) poses as a notorious buccaneer to court a romantic Caribbean girl (Judy Garland) in The Pirate (1948).
Seven Thieves - (Original Trailer) A professor (Edward G. Robinson) and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist in Seven Thieves (1960).
Picture of Dorian Gray, The - (Original Trailer) A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) starring Hurd Hatfield.
Holiday in Mexico - (Original Trailer) An ambassador's daughter (Jane Powell) falls for a famous musician on Holiday In Mexico (1946).
Thrill of a Romance - (Original Trailer) A soldier (Van Johnson) returning from World War II finds love with a female swimmer (Esther Williams) in Thrill of a Romance (1945) featuring the music of Tommy Dorsey.
Defiant Ones, The - (Original Trailer) Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other. Starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis.
Star is Born, A (1954) - (Original Trailer) A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top in A Star is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland and James Mason.
Tension - (Original Trailer) A man (Richard Basehart) who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it in Tension (1949), directed by John Berry, co-starring Audrey Totter.

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