James Van Trees


Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Red Light (1949)
2d unit Director of Photographer
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
2d unit Director of Photographer
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Director of Photography
A Night in Casablanca (1946)
Director of Photography
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Director of Photography
Bedside Manner (1945)
Director of Photography
Hit the Hay (1945)
Director of Photography
The Great John L. (1945)
Photography
Nine Girls (1944)
Director of Photography
The Last Ride (1944)
Director of Photography
Two-Man Submarine (1944)
Director of Photography
The Racket Man (1944)
Director of Photography
Adventure in Iraq (1943)
Director of Photography
Find the Blackmailer (1943)
Director of Photography
The Gorilla Man (1943)
Director of Photography
Wintertime (1943)
Fill-in Photographer
Secret Enemies (1942)
Director of Photography
You Can't Escape Forever (1942)
Director of Photography
Escape from Crime (1942)
Director of Photography
Busses Roar (1942)
Director of Photography
Here Comes Happiness (1941)
Director of Photography
Flight from Destiny (1941)
Director of Photography
A Shot in the Dark (1941)
Director of Photography
Steel Against the Sky (1941)
Director of Photography
The Nurse's Secret (1941)
Assistant Camera
International Squadron (1941)
Director of Photography
Waterfront (1939)
Photography
Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
Director of Photography
The Patient in Room 18 (1938)
Photography
Over the Wall (1938)
Photography
Let Them Live (1937)
Photography
Love Is on the Air (1937)
Photography
It's Love I'm After (1937)
Photography
Expensive Husbands (1937)
Photography
Wine, Women and Horses (1937)
Photography
Palm Springs (1936)
Photography
Her Master's Voice (1936)
Photography
The Unguarded Hour (1936)
Photography
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
Photography
Career Woman (1936)
Photography
They Met in a Taxi (1936)
Photography
Flying Hostess (1936)
Director of Photography
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
Photography
Sweet Music (1935)
Photography
A Night at the Ritz (1935)
Photography
Shanghai (1935)
Photography
Every Night at Eight (1935)
Photography
West of the Pecos (1935)
Photography
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)
Photography
The Age of Innocence (1934)
Photography
Murder in the Private Car (1934)
Photography
Looking for Trouble (1934)
Photography
Stingaree (1934)
Photography
Gentlemen Are Born (1934)
Photography
Blood Money (1933)
Photography
The King's Vacation (1933)
Photography
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Photography
Parachute Jumper (1933)
Photography
Midnight Mary (1933)
Photography
Lilly Turner (1933)
Photography
I Loved a Woman (1933)
Photography
Baby Face (1933)
Photography
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933)
Photography
They Call It Sin (1932)
Photography
Big City Blues (1932)
Photography
Taxi! (1932)
Photography
A Successful Calamity (1932)
Photography
The Heart of New York (1932)
Photography
Silver Dollar (1932)
Photography
The Man Who Played God (1932)
Photography
Life Begins (1932)
Photography
Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
Photography
The Reckless Hour (1931)
Photography
Star Witness (1931)
Photography
Alexander Hamilton (1931)
Photography
The Millionaire (1931)
Photography
Viennese Nights (1931)
Director of Photography
Children of Dreams (1931)
Photography
Captain Thunder (1930)
Director of Photography
She Couldn't Say No (1930)
Director of Photography
The Man Hunter (1930)
Director of Photography
Old English (1930)
Director of Photography
The Green Goddess (1930)
Director of Photography
The Man From Blankley's (1930)
Director of Photography
Children of the Ritz (1929)
Director of Photography
The Sacred Flame (1929)
Director of Photography
The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929)
Director of Photography
So Long Letty (1929)
Camera
The Heart of a Follies Girl (1928)
Director of Photography
The Whip (1928)
Director of Photography
The Scarlet Lady (1928)
Director of Photography
Sinner's Parade (1928)
Camera
The Prince of Headwaiters (1927)
Director of Photography
Lost at the Front (1927)
Director of Photography
The Crystal Cup (1927)
Director of Photography
Man Crazy (1927)
Director of Photography
I Want My Man (1925)
Director of Photography
The White Flower (1923)
Director of Photography
The Rustle of Silk (1923)
Addl Photographer
The Top of New York (1922)
Director of Photography
Sacred and Profane Love (1921)
Director of Photography
The Witching Hour (1921)
Director of Photography
The Highway of Hope (1917)
Camera
Giving Becky a Chance (1917)
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The Making of Maddalena (1916)
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The American Beauty (1916)
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An International Marriage (1916)
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The Code of Marcia Gray (1916)
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Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Cyrstal Cup (1927)
Photography

Cinematography (Short)

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1944)
Cinematographer
Gun to Gun (1944)
Cinematographer
The Rear Gunner (1943)
Cinematographer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Parachute Jumper (1933) - Mucho Gusto! From the top, Warner Bros. with Alfred E. Green directing adapts the headline technique to find goofy pilots Bill and Toodles (Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Frank McHugh) partying in Nicaragua, their companions not credited, Thomas E. Jackson their superior, in Parachute Jumper, 1933, also starring Bette Davis.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - Sugarville, Alabama Had Me In Central Park, in the suit he’s sharing with his equally-broke out-of-work pilot buddy, discouraged Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) gets approached by Bette Davis as “Alabama,” with suitable accent masking her New England ancestry, early in the Warner Bros. action-comedy Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - He Must Need The Money Now kinda-platonic Manhattan roommates, Bette Davis as unemployed stenographer “Alabama” and jobless ex-military pilot Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) visit an air show, where he finagles an impromptu gig, Leon Ames reassuring Bette, in one of her earliest, and least favorite Warner Bros. features, Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Taxi! (1932) - What About Ellis Island After scenes establishing New York taxi conflict, we meet Matt (James Cagney) with a comical cop and fare (Robert Emmett O'Connor, Hector Sarno), then a shot of Columbus Circle where Pop (Guy Kibbee) tangles with a fixer (David Landau), early in Taxi!, 1932.
Midnight Mary (1933) - Who Might That Lovely Lady Be? We know that knockout lady gambler Mary (Loretta Young) and coat check babe Bunny (Una Merkel) both work for gangsters, so we know something’s up at the casino, as we meet sophisticate Tom (Franchot Tone) and dyspeptic buddy Sam (Andy Devine), in MGM’s Midnight Mary, 1933.
Stingaree (1934) - I Wasn't Supposed To Meet You Richard Dix (the bandit title character, in colonial Australia) cannily assumes the identity of a visiting English composer, pretty, talented but indentured Hilda (Irene Dunne) having presumed incorrectly, in RKO's Stingaree, 1934, restored by TCM.
Baby Face (1933) - Have You Had Any Experience? Lily (Barbara Stanwyck, title character) has come straight from the boxcar on-which she rode-in to the employment office of a big city firm, where she meets the defenseless Pratt (Maynard Holmes), in the pre-Code shocker Baby Face, 1933.
Taxi! (1932) - We'll Show Those Dirty Finks! At the cafe Skeets (George E. Stone) jousts with Ruby (Leila Bennett) but the business is cabbie Matt (James Cagney) telling Sue (Loretta Young) about the meeting of independents organizing against the big firm that got her old driver dad sent to jail, in Taxi!, 1932.
Taxi! (1932) - Please Do Not Stamp Or Whistle One of several scenes showing relations between New York cabby Matt (James Cagney) and Sue (Loretta Young) warming up, using their dancing skills and those of George Raft, winner of the competition, not his first Warner Bros. picture, but early enough that he’s not credited, in Taxi!, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - Lots Of Poor People Are Happy Overhearing his socially over-committed wife (Mary Astor) making even more plans, fed-up financier Wilton (George Arlliss), who’s just returned from a year in Europe, is reminded of an earlier chat with his servant Connors (Grant Mitchell), and decides upon a ruse, in A Successful Calamity, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - You Can't Kill Me Financier Wilton (George Arliss), just home from Europe after a year representing the American president, is delivered by servant Connors (Grant Mitchell) to son Eddie (William Janney), whose polo game (with Randolph Scott!) prevented his meeting the train, early in A Successful Calamity, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - Studying The Nouveau Art Zillionaire Wilton (George Arliss), just returned from a year of financial diplomacy, arrives a day early to find his mansion substantially renovated, and his young second wife Emmy (Mary Astor) entertaining, with pianist Pietro (Fortunio Bonanova), in A Successful Calamity, 1932.

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