Leo Tover


Director Of Photography

About

Birth Place
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Born
December 06, 1902
Died
December 30, 1964

Biography

Began his career in 1918 at the age of 16 and worked as a clapper boy and camera assistant before graduating to cinematographer in 1926. Tover established himself as one of the finest technicians in Hollywood with his work on productions such as "I'm No Angel" (1933), "Hold Back the Dawn" (1941), "The Snake Pit" (1948), "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) and "From the Terrace" (1960)...

Biography

Began his career in 1918 at the age of 16 and worked as a clapper boy and camera assistant before graduating to cinematographer in 1926. Tover established himself as one of the finest technicians in Hollywood with his work on productions such as "I'm No Angel" (1933), "Hold Back the Dawn" (1941), "The Snake Pit" (1948), "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) and "From the Terrace" (1960).

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

A Very Special Favor (1965)
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Strange Bedfellows (1965)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)
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Sunday in New York (1964)
Director of Photography
Follow That Dream (1962)
Director of Photography
Misty (1961)
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All Hands on Deck (1961)
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The Marriage-Go-Round (1960)
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From the Terrace (1960)
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Say One for Me (1959)
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Blue Denim (1959)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Director of Photography
In Love and War (1958)
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A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958)
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Fräulein (1958)
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The Sun Also Rises (1957)
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The Way to the Gold (1957)
Director of Photography
The Conqueror (1956)
Director of Photography
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
Director of Photography
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Director of Photography
Love Me Tender (1956)
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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)
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The Tall Men (1955)
Director of Photography
Untamed (1955)
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Soldier of Fortune (1955)
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The Egyptian (1954)
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Man in the Attic (1953)
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The President's Lady (1953)
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A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
Director of Photography
My Wife's Best Friend (1952)
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My Pal Gus (1952)
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The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
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We're Not Married! (1952)
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Gambling House (1951)
Director of Photographer of addl scenes and retakes
Payment on Demand (1951)
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Follow the Sun (1951)
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The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
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For Heaven's Sake (1950)
Photography
Paid in Full (1950)
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The Secret Fury (1950)
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The Heiress (1949)
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Rope of Sand (1949)
Fill-in Director of Photographer
My Friend Irma (1949)
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I Walk Alone (1948)
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The Snake Pit (1948)
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Sealed Verdict (1948)
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The Woman on the Beach (1947)
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Dead Reckoning (1947)
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The Crystal Ball (1943)
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Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
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China (1943)
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Young and Willing (1943)
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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)
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Night in New Orleans (1942)
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The Major and the Minor (1942)
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Victory (1941)
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Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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I Wanted Wings (1941)
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Bahama Passage (1941)
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Life with Henry (1941)
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The Farmer's Daughter (1940)
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Untamed (1940)
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The Quarterback (1940)
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The Biscuit Eater (1940)
Photography
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940)
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Never Say Die (1939)
Photography
The Night of Nights (1939)
Photography
Invitation to Happiness (1939)
Photography
King of Chinatown (1939)
Photography
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Photography
Cocoanut Grove (1938)
Photography
The Arkansas Traveler (1938)
Photography
I Met Him in Paris (1937)
Photography
Night Club Scandal (1937)
Photography
Maid of Salem (1937)
Photography
Ebb Tide (1937)
Photographer Associate
Florida Special (1936)
Photography
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)
Photography
The Bride Comes Home (1936)
Photography
F-Man (1936)
Photography
The Arizona Raiders (1936)
Photography
Rose of the Rancho (1936)
Photography
Love in Bloom (1935)
Photography
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
Photography
Murder at the Vanities (1934)
Photography
Bolero (1934)
Photography
College Rhythm (1934)
Photography
Shoot the Works (1934)
Photography
You Belong to Me (1934)
Photography
Girl Without a Room (1933)
Photography
I'm No Angel (1933)
Photography
The Great Jasper (1933)
Photography
College Humor (1933)
Photography
The Monkey's Paw (1933)
Camera
The Lost Squadron (1932)
Photography
No Man of Her Own (1932)
Photography
Girl of the Rio (1932)
Photography
State's Attorney (1932)
Photography
Is My Face Red? (1932)
Photography
Symphony of Six Million (1932)
Photography
Thirteen Women (1932)
Photography
Echec au roi (1931)
Photography
Are These Our Children (1931)
Photography
Traveling Husbands (1931)
Photography
The Royal Bed (1931)
Photography
The Lady Refuses (1931)
Photography
Bachelor Apartment (1931)
Photography
Transgression (1931)
Photography
The Gay Diplomat (1931)
Photography
Girl of the Port (1930)
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The Runaway Bride (1930)
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Framed (1930)
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She's My Weakness (1930)
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The Silver Horde (1930)
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The Fall Guy (1930)
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Street Girl (1929)
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The Very Idea (1929)
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Tanned Legs (1929)
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The Vagabond Lover (1929)
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Love's Greatest Mistake (1927)
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The Telephone Girl (1927)
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God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1927)
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Fascinating Youth (1926)
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The Great Gatsby (1926)
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Cinematography (Special)

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Director Of Photography

Life Events

1965

Shot last film, "A Very Special Favor"

Videos

Movie Clip

Dead Reckoning (1947) — (Movie Clip) I’ve Got To Tell Somebody Opening with Humphrey Bogart in flight in a dark but Southern city, John Cromwell directing him to a church where we learn he’s ex-paratrooper Rip and James Bell is sky-diving priest Logan, but the story, for now, is about Johnny (William Prince), in Dead Reckoning, 1947, also starring Lizabeth Scott.
Thirteen Women (1932) - She Seemed Very Charming We’ve just met Ricardo Cortez as L-A detective Clive, investigating a suicide on a just-arrived train, questioning spooky Ursula (Myrna Loy), who somehow psychically caused it, and who gives a false name, whereupon we join her worried former boarding school classmates Laura, Jo and Grace (Irene Dunne, Jill Esmond, Florence Eldridge) in Thirteen Women, 1932.
Thirteen Women (1932) - One Chain Of Destiny With extensive exposition in the opening scene we learned that boarding-school grad trapeze artist June (the brunette, Mary Duncan) is nervous because a swami predicted the death of her sister (Harriet Hagman), after which we meet him (C. Henry Gordon) and Myrna Loy as Ursula, whose role is not explained as yet, in RKO’s Thirteen Women, 1932.
Thirteen Women (1932) - Those Fool Horoscopes We learn here that somehow super-psychic powered Ursula (Myrna Loy) has been forging letters from her evidently credible lover the Swami, instigating the deaths of boarding school roommates, adding Hazel (Peg Entwistle) to her tally, whereupon we meet Laura (Irene Dunne) who reaches out to Helen (Kay Johnson), in RKO’s Thirteen Women, 1932.
Blue Denim (1959) - What's Wrong With The Boy? From the credits, we meet second-billed Brandon De Wilde as teen Arthur, coming home to bad news from his dad (MacDonald Carey), while his mother (Marsha Hunt) and sister (Nina Shipman) fuss over her date, in Blue Denim, 1958, also starring Carol Lynley, based on a play by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble.
Blue Denim (1959) - Break The Bottle Over Your Head Frustrated teen Arthur (Brandon De Wilde) has adjourned to his family’s basement with his more-wayward pal Ernie (Warren Berlinger) for decadent pursuits when they’re surprised by tomboy-ish Janet (Carol Lynley, her first scene), in the Twentieth Century-Fox melodrama Blue Denim, 1958.
Blue Denim (1959) - They're Engaged, For Pete's Sake! Arthur (Brandon De Wilde) is practicing his missed shot that would have won the game when swooning Janet (Carol Lynley) proposes a walk home together, just days since their first kiss, interrupted by his sister and boyfriend (Nina Shipman, Buck Class), in Blue Denim, 1958.
Lieutenant Wore Skirts, The (1956) - Gregory, Not Peck Sheree North (as Katy, in one of her first lead roles) narrating the opening, introducing her snoozing husband (Tom Ewell) and his agent (Les Tremayne), script by Albert Beich and director Frank Tashlin, in The Lieutenant Wore Skirts, 1956.
Lieutenant Wore Skirts, The (1956) - I Didn' t See That Movie Hack TV writer Greg (Tom Ewell), hanging at his bachelor pal's place with his wife away in the service, visited by frisky neighbor Sandy (Rita Moreno), who all but names Ewell's earlier movie (Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch), in Frank Tashlin's The Lieutenant Wore Skirts, 1956.
Blueprint For Murder, A (1953) - Don't Touch My Feet! The opening from independent writer, producer and director Andrew L. Stone finds Joseph Cotten racing to the bedside of a niece, meeting Jean Peters as the stepmother, the widow of his late brother then, when the emergency subsides, with his nephew (Freddy Ridgeway), in A Blueprint For Murder, 1953, distributed by 20th Century-Fox.
Blueprint For Murder, A (1953) - It All Adds Up Delicate business as Jean Peters, as young stepmother Lynn Cameron, is grilled by police detectives (Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips and Charles Tannen) who have reluctantly concluded she poisoned her stepdaughter, and her brother-in-law Cam (Joseph Cotten) dares not let on that he agrees, in Andrew L. Stone’s A Blueprint For Murder, 1953.
Blueprint For Murder, A (1953) - The Same Kind Of Convulsions This is how we learn that the young niece of Joseph Cotten, as visiting businessman “Cam” Cameron, died the evening before after a second unexplained seizure, as we meet his friends, Gary Merrill and Catherine McLeod, as lawyer Fred and freelance reporter Maggie, discussing her father’s earlier death, in A Blueprint For Murder, 1953.

Trailer

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951) -- (Original Trailer) Original theatrical trailer for hit 195 real-world cold-war science fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still, from Twentieth Century-Fox, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.
Misty - (Original Trailer) A farm boy and his sister capture a mysterious wild horse in Misty (1961), adapted from the children's classic Misty of Chincoteague.
Love Me Tender - (Original Trailer) Elvis Presley in his first movie as one of three brothers turned outlaws in Love Me Tender (1956).
Lieutenant Wore Skirts, The - (Original Trailer) A middle-aged man is left to tend house while his wife is accepted by the Air Force training program and becomes a Lieutenant in The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956).
Sun Also Rises, The - (Original Trailer) A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain in The Sun Also Rises (1957).
Journey to the Center of the Earth - (Original Trailer) A professor (James Mason) and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Sunday In New York -- (Original Trailer) Cliff Robertson, a philandering pilot, gets real moral, real fast when his sister Jane Fonda contemplates a premarital fling on a Sunday In New York (1964).
All Hands On Deck - (Original Trailer) Pat Boone is a singing lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the service comedy All Hands on Deck (1961).
For Heaven's Sake - (Original Trailer) An angel's earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life in For Heaven's Sake (1950).
I Walk Alone - (Original Trailer) Ex-convict Burt Lancaster discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river in I Walk Alone (1948).
Major And The Minor, The - (Original Trailer) The Major And The Minor (1942), a farce about finding cut-price transportation, is director Billy Wilder's first Hollywood movie.
Follow That Dream - (Original Trailer) Elvis Presley is one of a family of "squatters" that gamblers are trying to force off their land in Follow That Dream (1962).

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