Kenneth Peach


Biography

There's arguably no better way to put across the vast breadth of cinematographer Kenneth Peach's career than to frame it with the first and next-to-last credits on his resume. He began things in 1933 with some uncredited work on the original "King Kong" movie and wrapped up his career with 59 episodes of the beloved ABC sitcom "Taxi" (from '80 to '83). His work in '50s television was fai...

Biography

There's arguably no better way to put across the vast breadth of cinematographer Kenneth Peach's career than to frame it with the first and next-to-last credits on his resume. He began things in 1933 with some uncredited work on the original "King Kong" movie and wrapped up his career with 59 episodes of the beloved ABC sitcom "Taxi" (from '80 to '83). His work in '50s television was fairly nondescript but led in the following decade to repeat assignments on more high-profile programs such as "Lassie" and "The Outer Limits." But it really wasn't until "Rhoda," starring Valerie Harper, that Peach's unlikely career fully took off; for that program, he shot 84 episodes. Peach also found time to shoot some family entertainment in the form of the NBC drama "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" ('68-'69) and "H.R. Pufnstuf," the beloved Marty Krofft-Sid Krofft creation launched in 1969. Peach's final credit was "Back Together," the '84 Paul Provenza comedy-fantasy TV movie.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

City Beneath The Sea (1971)
Director Of Photography
Pufnstuf (1970)
Director of Photography
Hell's Belles (1969)
Director of Photography
Project X (1968)
Director of Photographer for special sequence
The Young Animals (1968)
Director of Photography
A Time for Killing (1967)
Director of Photography
Blood on the Arrow (1964)
Director of Photography
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Director of Photography
Sniper's Ridge (1961)
Director of Photography
When the Clock Strikes (1961)
Director of Photography
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)
Director of Photography
A Dog's Best Friend (1960)
Director of Photography
Walk Tall (1960)
2d Assistant Camera
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959)
Assistant Camera
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
Director of Photography
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
Director of Photography
The Lost Missile (1958)
Photography
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Director of Photography
Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1958)
Director of Photography
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)
Director of Photography
Hong Kong Confidential (1958)
Director of Photography
The Screaming Skull (1958)
2nd Unit Photography
5 Steps to Danger (1957)
Director of Photography
The Iron Sheriff (1957)
Director of Photography
Chicago Confidential (1957)
Director of Photography
The Wild Dakotas (1956)
Director of Photography
Gun Brothers (1956)
Director of Photography
Jesse James' Women (1954)
Director of Photography
The Girl from San Lorenzo (1950)
Director of Photography
Babes in Toyland (1934)
Photography
Sons of the Desert (1933)
Photography

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

They Live by Night (1949)
Process Photography
I Remember Mama (1948)
Special Effects
With Love and Kisses (1936)
Special Effects

Cinematography (Special)

Poor Richard (1984)
Director Of Photography
At Your Service (1984)
Director Of Photography
Back Together (1984)
Director Of Photography
Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever (1982)
Director Of Photography
There's Always Room (1977)
Director Of Photography

Art Director (Special)

Inspector Perez (1983)
Art Direction

Cinematography (Short)

Apples To You! (1934)
Cinematographer
Babes in the Goods (1934)
Cinematographer
I'll Be Suing You (1934)
Cinematographer
Music in Your Hair (1934)
Cinematographer
Mike Fright (1934)
Cinematographer
Three Chumps Ahead (1934)
Cinematographer
Air Fright (1933)
Cinematographer
Keg O' My Heart (1933)
Cinematographer

Film Production - Main (Short)

Roamin' Vandals (1934)
Photography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Sons Of The Desert (1933) - It Must Be The Lightning Hoping to prevent their wives (Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy) from finding out they went to the lodge convention, and weren’t on the liner that sank off Hawaii, Stan (Laurel) and Oliver (Hardy) avoid being discovered in the attic, but get into more trouble, in Sons Of The Desert, 1933.
Sons Of The Desert (1933) - Wholeheartedly Unanimous Joining the opening scene, Los Angelinos Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy arrive at the meeting of their lodge and over-commit, in the fourth of their feature-length comedies, Sons Of The Desert, 1933, from Hal Roach studios, distributed by MGM.
Sons Of The Desert (1933) - Betty Went Duck Hunting Having advised Stan (Laurel) to take charge and tell his wife (Dorothy Christy, not seen here) he’ll be attending the lodge convention, Oliver (Hardy) fails to demonstrate his principles with his own wife (Mae Busch), in their Hal Roach comedy Sons Of The Desert, 1933.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space - My Superiors On Earth Following the credits, narration over animation by Marshall Thompson (as "Colonel Carruthers"), events back on earth, then signs of trouble for Commander "Van" Heusen (Kim Spalding) back on the spaceship, in It! The Terror From Beyond Space, 1958.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space - Like Candy From A Box Space crew girl Ann (Shawn Smith) showing some support for Colonel Carruthers (Marshall Thompson), accused of killing his Mars-landing crew, then with her Captain "Van" Heusen (Kim Spalding), in It! The Terror From Beyond Space, 1958.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space - Grenades Big trouble as the as-yet unseen "It" (Ray Corrigan) is loose in the ship's vents, Van Heusen (Kim Spalding) and Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) leading a nervous search party, to little avail, in Edward L. Cahn's It: The Terror From Beyond Space, 1958.
Guns, Girls And Gangsters (1958) - Clear The Decks Lee Van Cleef is the villain watching from outside and Gerald Mohr, though he's a crook himself, is the object of the affection of "Vi" (Mamie Van Doren), performing her second original tune in the picture, at a New Year's party, in Guns, Girls And Gangsters, 1958.
Guns, Girls And Gangsters (1958) - Released From San Quentin The narrator is not credited but meant to be credible, introducing Las Vegas, anti-hero Wheeler (Gerald Mohr) and target Darren (Grant Richards), opening the Mamie Van Doren feature from low-budget Imperial Pictures, Guns, Girls And Gangsters, 1958.
Guns, Girls And Gangsters (1958) - Singing Bombshell Narration guides ex-con Wheeler (Gerald Mohr) to the Las Vegas-area night club where the main attraction is "Vi" (top-billed Mamie Van Doren), her opening number by Buddy Bregman and Stanley Styne, early in Guns, Girls and Gangsters, 1958, directed by B-movie specialist Edward L. Cahn.
Lost Missile, The - Havenbrook Narration takes us from the blazing UFO, via New York, to the lab where David (Robert Loggia) and Joan (Ellen Parker) are balancing rocket science with romance in The Lost Missile, 1958.
Lost Missile, The - CONAD Lawrence Dobkin's narration takes us through the frying of an Alaskan dog-sledder, introduction to "Continental Air Defense," and justified panic at an Arctic monitoring station in The Lost Missile, 1958.
Lost Missile, The - Opening, Hydrogen War A big thank-you to the armed services, ominous credits and apparent Russians, though not named as such, using advanced missile defense to prevent disaster, form the snappy opening to writer-producer-director William Berke's The Lost Missile., 1958.

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