Joseph Macdonald


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Joe Macdonald, Joseph Patrick Macdonald, Joseph P. Macdonald
Birth Place
Mexico
Born
December 15, 1906
Died
May 26, 1968

Biography

Black-and-white and color cinematographer, long with 20th Century-Fox. MacDonald worked often for Henry Hathaway ("Call Northside 777" 1948, "Niagara" 1953) and made notable contributions to films by Elia Kazan ("Viva Zapata!" 1951) and Samuel Fuller ("Pick Up on South Street" 1953), among others....

Biography

Black-and-white and color cinematographer, long with 20th Century-Fox. MacDonald worked often for Henry Hathaway ("Call Northside 777" 1948, "Niagara" 1953) and made notable contributions to films by Elia Kazan ("Viva Zapata!" 1951) and Samuel Fuller ("Pick Up on South Street" 1953), among others.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Director of Photography
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Director of Photography
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Director of Photography
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Director of Photography
Blindfold (1966)
Director of Photography
Mirage (1965)
Director of Photography
The Reward (1965)
Director of Photography
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Cinematographer
Flight From Ashiya (1964)
Director of Photography
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
Director of Photography
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Cinematographer
Rio Conchos (1964)
Director of Photography
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Director of Photography
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963)
Director of Photography
Kings of the Sun (1963)
Director of Photography
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Director of Photography
Taras Bulba (1962)
Director of Photography
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
Director of Photography
Pepe (1961)
Director of Photography
The Gallant Hours (1960)
Director of Photography
Warlock (1959)
Director of Photography
The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)
Director of Photography
Ten North Frederick (1958)
Director of Photography
The Young Lions (1958)
Director of Photography
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Director of Photography
A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Director of Photography
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Director of Photography
Hilda Crane (1956)
Director of Photography
On the Threshold of Space (1956)
Director of Photography
Teenage Rebel (1956)
Director of Photography
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Director of Photography
House of Bamboo (1955)
Director of Photography
The View from Pompey's Head (1955)
Director of Photography
The Racers (1955)
Director of Photography
Broken Lance (1954)
Director of Photography
Hell and High Water (1954)
Director of Photography
Woman's World (1954)
Director of Photography
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Director of Photography
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Director of Photography
Niagara (1953)
Director of Photography
Titanic (1953)
Director of Photography
White Witch Doctor (1953)
Fill-in Director of Photographer
What Price Glory (1952)
Director of Photography
Viva Zapata! (1952)
Director of Photography
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Photographer of "The Last Leaf" and "The Gift of the Magi"
As Young As You Feel (1951)
Director of Photography
You're in the Navy Now (1951)
Director of Photography
Fourteen Hours (1951)
Director of Photography
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Director of Photography
Stella (1950)
Director of Photography
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Director of Photography
Pinky (1949)
Director of Photography
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)
Director of Photography
Yellow Sky (1948)
Director of Photography
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Director of Photography
The Street with No Name (1948)
Director of Photography
Moss Rose (1947)
Director of Photography
Wake Up and Dream (1946)
Director of Photography
Behind Green Lights (1946)
Director of Photography
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Director of Photography
Shock (1946)
Director of Photography
The Dark Corner (1946)
Director of Photography
Captain Eddie (1945)
Director of Photography
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Director of Photography
In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
Director of Photography
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)
Director of Photography
The Big Noise (1944)
Director of Photography
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Director of Photography
Wintertime (1943)
Director of Photography
That Other Woman (1942)
Director of Photography
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
Director of Photography
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)
Director of Photography
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942)
Director of Photography
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
Director of Photography
Western Union (1941)
Camera Operator
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Camera Operator
Thin Ice (1937)
Camera Operator
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Photography
Dante's Inferno (1935)
Camera Operator
Rosa de Francia (1935)
FotografĂ­a [Photographer]
Te quiero con locura (1935)
Photography
She Was a Lady (1934)
Camera Operator
All Men Are Enemies (1934)
Camera Operator
Sailor's Luck (1933)
Camera Operator
The Devil's in Love (1933)
Camera crew
Adorable (1933)
2nd Camera
Second Hand Wife (1933)
Camera Operator
Hat Check Girl (1932)
Camera Operator
Too Busy to Work (1932)
Camera Operator
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932)
Camera Operator
Sob Sister (1931)
2nd Camera

Art Department (Feature Film)

Prairie Chickens (1943)
Props
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Assistant set dec

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (Feature Film)

Ghost Stories (2018)
Rigging Gaffer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

House Of Bamboo (1955) - Why Cover For Them? The tail end of the opening with the murder of an American non-comm in a Japanese train robbery, Brad Dexter as American MP Hanson interrogates civilian crook Webber (Biff Elliot) during surgery, which was surely the whole point for director Samuel Fuller, early in House Of Bamboo, 1955, Shirley Yamaguchi the wife in the photograph.
House Of Bamboo (1955) - Sayonara Means Goodbye Gobbling up more Tokyo locations, director Samuel Fuller follows the American apparent thug Spanier (Robert Stack) into the real then-landmark (since demolished) Kokusai theater, though the rooftop scene is from the (nearby) Matsuma department store, then hunting for Shirley Yamaguchi, the wife of a murdered gangster, into a busy bath house, in House Of Bamboo, 1955.
House Of Bamboo (1955) - When You Act Like A Hoodlum We remain far from clear on the nature of game being played by Robert Stack as Spanier, an American goon looking to shake down various Tokyo merchants, but he finally reaches Robert Ryan (his first scene, as Dawson, backed by Cameron Mitchell et al), full of attitude himself, in director Samuel Fuller’s shot-in-Japan House Of Bamboo, 1955.
House Of Bamboo (1955) - Open, This Is A Military Supply Train Skewing convention even with his all-news exposition, Samuel Fuller, directing for producer Buddy Adler, Darryl Zanuck and 20th Century-Fox, begins the first American studio feature shot wholly in Japan, with violence and Mount Fuji, in House Of Bamboo, 1955, starring Robert Stack and Robert Ryan.
Broken Lance (1954) - The Governor Wants To See You Emerging from a deep dark prison to 20th Century-Fox Cinemascope Technicolor, Robert Wagner as Joe Devereaux gets escorted (by John Epper) to the see the governor at the state capitol, stopping to gaze at a portrait of his dad (Spencer Tracy), opening Edward Dmytryk’s burly Western Broken Lance, 1954.
Broken Lance (1954) - I'm Afraid Of No One But You Well into the flashback of the last days of the late Spencer Tracy (as rancher Matt Devereaux) we meet Katy Jurado, in one of her best roles, as his wife “Señora” Devereaux, in fact of Native American origin, dressing a wound discussing troubles with his older sons and their one shared, in director Edward Dmytryk’s Broken Lance, 1954.
Carpetbaggers, The (1964) - The Best Torture 1925 Nevada, widow Rina (Carroll Baker) with her ex, playboy heir Jonas (George Peppard), whom she dropped for his rich industrialist father who has suddenly died, talking settlement and sex with remarkable explicit language from the steamy Harold Robbins novel, lacking only modern profanity, in The Carpetbaggers, 1964.
Carpetbaggers, The (1964) - Bring Me My Robe The notorious though mild nude scene, and a spike in the plot temperature, as brash Jonas (George Peppard) does exposition and moral trespass with Carroll Baker in her first scene as Rina, his gold-digging ex who married his suddenly-deceased industrialist father for money, early in The Carpetbaggers, 1964, from the Harold Robbins potboiler.
Carpetbaggers, The (1964) - Evil Can Be Fun High-living widow Rina (Carroll Baker) now in Hollywood after adventures in Paris is visited by Nevada (Alan Ladd), now a silent movie star, but formerly aide-de-camp to the industrial-aviation family he worked for, inquiring about Jonas (George Peppard, not seen) her ex-flame, son of her sugar-daddy husband, now head of the firm, in The Carpetbaggers, 1964, from the Harold Robbins best-seller.
Sand Pebbles, The (1966) - I Wish I Had Two Hundred In a bordello in 1926 China, rude sailor Stawski (Simon Oakland) aims to have his way with Maily (Marayat Andriane, a.k.a. Emmanuelle Arsan), who’s supposed to be only a hostess, Frenchy (Richard Attenborough), supported by Jake (Steve McQueen), intervening, in The Sand Pebbles. 1966.
Sand Pebbles, The (1966) - Most China Sailors Headed up the Yangtze in 1926 to a new ship, Navy engineer Jake (Steve McQueen) with the only other young American on board, Vermonter Shirley (Candice Bergen), whom he met the previous evening, early in Robert Wise’s The Sand Pebbles, 1966, from the Richard McKenna novel.
Sand Pebbles, The (1966) - It's His Rice Bowl Navy engineer Jake (Steve McQueen) acquaints himself with his new baby, the engine of the USS San Pablo, meeting his assistant Po-Han (Mako), then various shipmates, Simon Oakland as Stawski, Richard Attenborough as “Frenchy,” in 1926 China, in Robert Wise’s The Sand Pebbles, 1966.

Trailer

Fourteen Hours - (Original Trailer) Richard Basehart threatens to jump off the ledge of his fourteenth floor hotel room in Fourteen Hours (1951).
Pickup on South Street - (Original Trailer) A pickpocket (Richard Widmark) accidently steals microfilm from the purse of a Communist spy in Samuel Fuller's Pickup on South Street (1953).
Racers, The - (Textless Trailer) A man (Kirk Douglas) alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver in The Racers (1955).
Dark Corner, The - (Original Trailer) Secretary Lucille Ball helps her private eye boss when he's framed for murder in The Dark Corner (1946).
How to Marry a Millionaire - (Original Trailer) Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) starring Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe & Betty Grable.
Carpetbaggers, The - (Original Trailer) George Peppard stars in the movie version of Harold Robbins' The Carpetbaggers (1964), loosely based on Howard Hughes' early Hollywood career.
Young Lions, The - (Original Trailer) A Jewish soldier (Montgomery Clift) faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II in The Young Lions (1958).
O. Henry's Full House - (Original Trailer) Five stories reveal O. Henry's gift for the surprise ending with the help of five directors and a host of stars in O. Henry's Full House (1952).
Alvarez Kelly - (Original Trailer) A suave Mexican cattleman (William Holden) inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War in Alvarez Kelly (1966) co-starring Richard Widmark.
What Price Glory (1952) - (Black-and-white Trailer) A marine captain (James Cagney) and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches in John Ford's What Price Glory (1952).
Viva Zapata! - (Original Trailer) Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) leads the peasants against a corrupt president in Viva Zapata! (1952).
True Story of Jesse James, The - (Original Trailer) Robert Wagner turns infamous outlaw in Nicholas Ray's The True Story of Jesse James (1957).

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