John Mescall


Director Of Photography

Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Quiet Gun (1957)
Director of Photography
Not of This Earth (1957)
Photography
The Desperados Are in Town (1956)
Director of Photography
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)
Director of Photography
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Photography
Bedside Manner (1945)
Director of Photography
A Song for Miss Julie (1945)
Photography
Three Russian Girls (1944)
Director of Photography
Sensations of 1945 (1944)
Director of Photography
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
Cinematographer
Dark Waters (1944)
Cinematographer
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
Director of Photography
Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
Director of Photography
Sweater Girl (1942)
Director of Photography
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Director of Photography
Henry Aldrich for President (1941)
Director of Photography
Night of January 16th (1941)
Director of Photography
New Wine (1941)
Director of Photography
Kit Carson (1940)
Photography
South of Pago Pago (1940)
Photography
Her First Romance (1940)
Director of Photography
Exile Express (1939)
Photography
When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
Director of Photography
Tail Spin (1939)
Cinematographer
My Lucky Star (1938)
Photography
Happy Landing (1938)
Photography
Josette (1938)
Photography
Make a Wish (1937)
Photography
The Road Back (1937)
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Follow Your Heart (1936)
Photography
Show Boat (1936)
Cinematographer
Magnificent Obsession (1936)
Cinematographer
Smart Girl (1935)
Photography
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Photography
Night Life of the Gods (1935)
Photography
I've Been Around (1934)
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One More River (1934)
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The Black Cat (1934)
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Affairs of a Gentleman (1934)
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The Poor Rich (1934)
Photography
The Return of Casey Jones (1933)
Photography
By Candlelight (1933)
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Almost Married (1932)
Photography
New Morals for Old (1932)
Photography
Skyline (1931)
Photography
Born to Love (1931)
Photography
Ambassador Bill (1931)
Photography
The Easiest Way (1931)
Photography
Reckless Living (1931)
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Night Work (1930)
Director of Photography
Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)
Director of Photography
Big Money (1930)
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High Voltage (1929)
Director of Photography
Sal of Singapore (1929)
Director of Photography
The Shady Lady (1929)
Director of Photography
The Leatherneck (1929)
Director of Photography
His First Command (1929)
Director of Photography
Red Hot Rhythm (1929)
Director of Photography
The Sophomore (1929)
Director of Photography
The Leopard Lady (1928)
Director of Photography
Walking Back (1928)
Director of Photography
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1928)
Director of Photography
Man-Made Women (1928)
Director of Photography
Captain Swagger (1928)
Director of Photography
Love Over Night (1928)
Director of Photography
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927)
Director of Photography
The Yankee Clipper (1927)
Director of Photography
Silken Shackles (1926)
Director of Photography
So This Is Paris (1926)
Director of Photography
Oh, What a Nurse (1926)
Director of Photography
The Social Highwayman (1926)
Director of Photography
The Love Toy (1926)
Director of Photography
The Woman Hater (1925)
Director of Photography
Below the Line (1925)
Director of Photography
Satan in Sables (1925)
Director of Photography
The Bridge of Sighs (1925)
Director of Photography
The Wife Who Wasn't Wanted (1925)
Director of Photography
The Tenth Woman (1924)
Director of Photography
His Hour (1924)
Director of Photography
Wine of Youth (1924)
Director of Photography
True as Steel (1924)
Director of Photography
Three Weeks (1924)
Director of Photography
Souls for Sale (1923)
Director of Photography
Six Days (1923)
Director of Photography
Reno (1923)
Director of Photography
Gimme (1923)
Director of Photography
The Glorious Fool (1922)
Director of Photography
Brothers Under the Skin (1922)
Director of Photography
Watch Your Step (1922)
Director of Photography
The Wall Flower (1922)
Director of Photography
Dangerous Curve Ahead (1921)
Director of Photography
Hold Your Horses (1921)
Director of Photography
All's Fair in Love (1921)
Director of Photography
From the Ground Up (1921)
Director of Photography
It's a Great Life (1920)
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Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Sin Takes A Holiday (1930) - Nothing Like A Good Day's Sleep At the Riverdale mansion of lawyer Stanton (Kenneth McKenna), his secretary Sylvia (top-billed Constance Bennett), working the evening, helps Richards (Louis John Bartels) when his wife calls, as the clique (John Roche as Sheridan, Basil Rathbone as Durand) confabs, early in Sin Takes a Holiday, 1930.
Sin Takes A Holiday (1930) - How Could You Have A Wife? Racy exteriors establish New York then, not quite Goodfellas but an impressive shot by director Paul L. Stein and cinematographer John Mescall, as lawyer Stanton (Kenneth MacKenna), in a plush night club, reveals to his scheming girlfriend (Rita LaRoy) that he’s cleverly married his secretary (top-billed Connie Bennett), in RKO’s Sin Takes A Holiday, 1930.
Sin Takes A Holiday (1930) - Am I Supposed To Wait For Her To Die? Four outfits in about three minutes for Constance Bennett as Sylvia, now in Paris, being squired about by bachelor Durant (Basil Rathbone), enjoying the freedom she earned by marrying, for convenience, her rich lawyer boss (Kenneth MacKenna), pleased with the frustration it causes his ambitious girlfriend (Rita LaRoy), in RKO’s Sin Takes A Holiday, 1930.
Kit Carson (1940) - Horizon Fever Efficient framing and opening from screenwriter George Bruce and director George B. Seitz, introducing Jon Hall as the title character, Ward Bond his man “Ape” and Harold Huber as Lopez, expressing attitudes both wise and nasty, then cracking action as the Shoshone attack, in independent producer Edward Small’s Kit Carson, 1940.
Kit Carson (1940) - They'd Kinda Like Them Brass Buttons Clever scene by director George Seitz, Raymond Hatton (said to have appeared in 500 movies) as host Bridger advises bathing Jon Hall (title character) and crew (Ward Bond, Harold Huber) about the offer from Fremont (Dana Andrews as the historical character) and Terry (“Lone Ranger” Clayton Moore), Lynn Bari in the neighboring tub, in producer Edward Small’s Kit Carson, 1940.
Kit Carson (1940) - Don't Hurry So Fast Producer Edward Small getting his money’s worth in Monument Valley (even if the story takes place along the distant Oregon Trail), Dana Andrews as (historical figure) Captain Fremont wants to hurry the wagon train, civilian Clayton Moore obeying until Jon Hall (title character) and his team (Ward Bond, Harold Huber) show up to take the trail guide jobs they at first refused, Lynn Bari the affronted Miss Murphy, in Kit Carson, 1940.
Easiest Way, The (1931) - Wear A Smile And Go As You Are New in the business model Laura (Constance Bennett) with savvy colleague Elfie (Marjorie Rambeau) is well off balance when the boss Brockton (Adolphe Menjou) calls her in for a look-see, in the MGM pre-code melodrama The Easiest Way, 1931.
Easiest Way, The (1931) - Money's All That Counts The whole gang at the tenement, Laura Murdock (Constance Bennett) with Dad, Mom and sister (J. Farrell MacDonald, Clara Blandick, Anita Page), whose handsome boyfriend laundry-man Nick (Clark Gable) drops in, early in The Easiest Way, 1931, directed by Jack Conway.
Easiest Way, The (1931) - I Must Be Happy Brought to Colorado to vacation with her sugar-daddy modeling agency boss, Laura (Constance Bennett) has just met handsome reporter Jack (Robert Montgomery), who will prove a temptation, in MGM's The Easiest Way, 1931.
Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, The (1927) - We Stay! Advancing her claim that her family's inn is just fine for Prince Karl (Ramon Novarro) and tutor Juttner (Jean Hersholt), Kathi (Norma Shearer) demonstrates, in Ernst Lubitsch's The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, 1927.
Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, The (1927) - The Rooms Are Impossible! Prince Karl (Ramon Novarro) and tutor Juttner (Jean Hersholt) arrive at a country inn and meet Kathi (Norma Shearer) and Ruder (Otis Harlan), protocol issues arising, in Ernst Lubitsch's The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, 1927.
Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, The (1927) - Final Examination Now young-adult Prince Karl (Ramon Novarro) gets an assist from tutor Dr. Juttner (Jean Hersholt), as he's tested on history by a royal panel, in Ernst Lubitsch's The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg, 1927.

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