Walter Lundin


Biography

A cinematographer from film's early days, Walter Lundin has had a career closely associated with that of comedy legend Harold Lloyd. Born in 19th-century Chicago, Lundin began his career working on silent film shorts in 1915. His first such effort was "Willie Runs the Park," the first of many collaborations between Lloyd and director Hal Roach. Other films he shot with Lloyd include "Ove...

Biography

A cinematographer from film's early days, Walter Lundin has had a career closely associated with that of comedy legend Harold Lloyd. Born in 19th-century Chicago, Lundin began his career working on silent film shorts in 1915. His first such effort was "Willie Runs the Park," the first of many collaborations between Lloyd and director Hal Roach. Other films he shot with Lloyd include "Over the Fence" and 1917's "Pinched," which Lloyd directed. He worked with both Roach and Lloyd on numerous shorts leading up to the 1923 feature-length comedy thriller "Safety Last!," one of the silent era's most famous films and an enduring classic of cinematic history. Lloyd split with Hal Roach after that success, but Lundin continued working with the actor and followed him through his transition into sound films. After "Girl Shy" in 1924, the college-themed "The Freshman" in 1925, and several more silent films, the pair made Lloyd's first talkie, "Welcome Danger," in 1929. The 1934 comedy "The Cat's-Paw" would prove to be his last film with Lloyd. He also shot many of duo Laurel and Hardy's comedies in the '30s including "The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case," the circus-themed "The Chimp," and the musical feature "The Bohemian Girl" in 1936. His last feature with Laurel and Hardy was the 1937 comedic Western "Way Out West," considered one of their best films. For the rest of his career, which lasted until the early '50s, he shot comedic and documentary shorts.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Great Morgan (1945)
Director of Photographer "Badminton"
Gentle Annie (1944)
Director of Photography
Adventure in Music (1944)
Photography
Harrigan's Kid (1943)
Director of Photography
Air Raid Wardens (1943)
Director of Photography
The Good Earth (1937)
Loc Camera at Cedar City
Way Out West (1937)
Photography
General Spanky (1936)
Photography
The Bohemian Girl (1936)
Photography
Night Cargo (1935)
Photography
Bonnie Scotland (1935)
Photography
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Photography
Movie Crazy (1932)
Photography
Feet First (1930)
Director of Photography
Welcome Danger (1929)
Director of Photography
Speedy (1928)
Director of Photography
The Kid Brother (1927)
Director of Photography
For Heaven's Sake (1926)
Director of Photography
The Freshman (1925)
Photography
Hot Water (1924)
Director of Photography
Girl Shy (1924)
Director of Photography
Safety Last! (1923)
Photography
Why Worry? (1923)
Director of Photography
Doctor Jack (1922)
Director of Photography
Grandma's Boy (1922)
Director of Photography
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Director of Photography
Now or Never (1921)
Cinematographer
High and Dizzy (1920)
Cinematographer
Number, Please? (1920)
Cinematographer
Haunted Spooks (1920)
Cinematographer
Get Out and Get Under (1920)
Cinematographer
An Eastern Westerner (1920)
Cinematographer
Bumping Into Broadway (1919)
Cinematographer
Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)
Cinematographer (Uncredited)

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Photographer, <I>The Freshman</I>

Cinematography (Short)

Reducing (1952)
Cinematographer
A Really Important Person (1947)
Cinematographer
The Horse with the Human Mind (1946)
Cinematographer
The Great American Mug (1945)
Cinematographer
Why Daddy? (1944)
Cinematographer
Radio Bugs (1944)
Cinematographer
Family Troubles (1943)
Cinematographer
My Tomato (1943)
Cinematographer
Forgotten Treasure (1943)
Cinematographer
Surprised Parties (1942)
Cinematographer
Don't Lie (1942)
Cinematographer
VICTORY QUIZ (1942)
Cinematographer
The Film That Was Lost (1942)
Cinematographer
Going to Press (1942)
Cinematographer
Calling All Pa's (1942)
Cinematographer
Third Dimensional Murder (1941)
Cinematographer
Quicker'n a Wink (1940)
Cinematographer
The Day of Rest (1939)
Cinematographer
See Your Doctor (1939)
Cinematographer
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
Cinematographer
The Misses Stooge (1935)
Cinematographer
The Music Box (1932)
Cinematographer (Uncredited)
Skip the Maloo! (1931)
Cinematographer
What a Bozo! (1931)
Cinematographer
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)
Cinematographer (Uncredited)
Pay Your Dues (1919)
Cinematographer
A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Cinematographer
Look Pleasant, Please (1918)
Cinematographer
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
Cinematographer
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Cinematographer
Move On (1917)
Cinematographer
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
Cinematographer
Rainbow Island (1917)
Cinematographer
Bashful (1917)
Cinematographer
Pinched (1917)
Cinematographer

Film Production - Main (Short)

More Trifles of Importance (1941)
Photography
Friend Indeed (1937)
Photography
The Misses Stooge (1935)
Photography
The Pajama Party (1931)
Photography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

For Heaven's Sake (1926) - No Interest Whatsoever Out of gratitude Jobyna Ralston (“the downtown girl”) has named her charity for money-soaked Harold (Lloyd) Manners, who is piqued because he wasn’t asked, but his view changes when he meets her and her minister father (Paul Weigel), to whom he gave the check, tries to explain, early in For Heaven’s Sake, 1926.
For Heaven's Sake (1926) - People's Engineering Whiz-bang stunt with a car and a train, after an elaborate chase in which Harold Lloyd, as filthy-rich “Harold Manners,” in the new ride he’s just casually purchased, picks up cops chasing bandits, in Lloyd’s first Paramount feature, For Heaven’s Sake, 1926.
Never Weaken (1921) - In A Certain City The opening of Harold Lloyd’s last short, for Hal Roach Studios, before moving to features, introducing Mildred Davis as his love interest and Mark Jones as an acrobatic office building neighbor, in Never Weaken, 1921.
Never Weaken (1921) - Like A Hollow Sepulcher Wrongly convinced that his beloved (Mildred Davis, occupant of the office next door) is marrying someone else, the boy (Harold Lloyd) proceeds with the first two of several suicide attempts, in the three-reel Hal Roach short Never Weaken, 1921.
Kid Brother, The (1927) - Opening, Mary Opening title sequence, not featuring the star, from Harold Lloyd's 1927 masterpiece The Kid Brother, with Jobyna Ralston as "Mary," directed by Ted Wilde.
Movie Crazy (1932) - Out Of The Ice Box! Harold (Lloyd) reveals his perhaps obsessive interest in the movies, in this early scene from Movie Crazy, 1932, also starring Constance Cummings, directed by Clyde Bruckman.
Movie Crazy (1932) - I Won't See A Thing! Harold (Lloyd) has stepped off the train in Hollywood, where he's come to make his name, and finds himself immediately on a movie set, where Bill (Eddie Fetherstone) employs him as an extra, who makes trouble for the director (Sydney Jarvis), early in Movie Crazy, 1932.
Speedy (1928) - Coney Island Several mishaps already survived, and unaware that he's got a crab in his pocket, Speedy (Harold Lloyd) and Jane (Ann Christy) ride the spinning wheel and enjoy attractions at Coney Island in Speedy, 1928.
Speedy (1928) - The Only Thing Speedy Required Much discussed, now appearing in his first scene, Yankees fan Speedy (Harold Lloyd) handles his soda-jerk job with skill as he keeps track of the score in Speedy, 1928.
Speedy (1928) - Babe Ruth Thus far barely able to secure a fare in his new gig as a cabbie, Yankees fanatic Speedy (Harold Lloyd) is kind of staking out (the real!) Babe Ruth, and it works, on location in New York, in Speedy, 1928.
Freshman, The (1925) - Opening, College Yells Opening credits and introduction of producer and star Harold Lloyd (as budding college man "Harold Lamb), along with his parents, from the 1925 silent comedy hit The Freshman.
Freshman, The (1925) - Just A Regular Fellow Told he must make a speech to the students, with a kitten hidden in his sweater, new man Harold (Harold Lloyd) thinks he's made a success in The Freshman, 1925.

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