Joseph Walker


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Joseph B Walker
Birth Place
Denver, Colorado, USA
Died
August 01, 1985

Biography

Leading Hollywood cinematographer who worked on 18 pictures with Frank Capra, including "Lost Horizon" (1937) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). Walker won presented with the Gordon E Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1981 for his "outstanding technical contributions" to the medium, which included pioneering work with zoom lenses undertaken after his ret...

Family & Companions

Juanita Walker
Wife

Bibliography

"The Light on Her Face"
Jospeh B Walker and Juanita Walker

Biography

Leading Hollywood cinematographer who worked on 18 pictures with Frank Capra, including "Lost Horizon" (1937) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). Walker won presented with the Gordon E Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1981 for his "outstanding technical contributions" to the medium, which included pioneering work with zoom lenses undertaken after his retirement.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Marrying Kind (1952)
Director of Photography
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
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The Mob (1951)
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No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
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Born Yesterday (1950)
Director of Photography
A Woman of Distinction (1950)
Director of Photography
Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Director of Photography
Harriet Craig (1950)
Director of Photography
The Dark Past (1949)
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Tell It to the Judge (1949)
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Mr. Soft Touch (1949)
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The Velvet Touch (1948)
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The Mating of Millie (1948)
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The Jolson Story (1947)
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The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
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Tars and Spars (1946)
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Photography
Roughly Speaking (1945)
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She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
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Together Again (1944)
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The Impatient Years (1944)
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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
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What a Woman! (1943)
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What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943)
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First Comes Courage (1943)
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My Sister Eileen (1942)
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A Night to Remember (1942)
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Tales of Manhattan (1942)
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They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
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This Thing Called Love (1941)
Photography
Bedtime Story (1941)
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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Penny Serenade (1941)
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You Belong to Me (1941)
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His Girl Friday (1940)
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Too Many Husbands (1940)
Photography
Arizona (1940)
Director of Photographer interiors
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)
Photography
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Director of Photography
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Photography
Joy of Living (1938)
Photography
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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Start Cheering (1938)
Photography
There's That Woman Again (1938)
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The Awful Truth (1937)
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Lost Horizon (1937)
Photography
When You're in Love (1937)
Photography
It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
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Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Photography
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
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The Best Man Wins (1935)
Underwater seq Photographer
A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
Photography
Love Me Forever (1935)
Photography
Let's Live Tonight (1935)
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Eight Bells (1935)
Photography
The Girl Friend (1935)
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It Happened One Night (1934)
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Broadway Bill (1934)
Photography
The Lady Is Willing (1934)
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One Night of Love (1934)
Photography
Below the Sea (1933)
Photography
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
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Lady for a Day (1933)
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Air Hostess (1933)
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By Whose Hand? (1932)
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American Madness (1932)
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Forbidden (1932)
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Shopworn (1932)
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Virtue (1932)
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Subway Express (1931)
Photography
Lover Come Back (1931)
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Fifty Fathoms Deep (1931)
Camera
Platinum Blonde (1931)
Photography
The Deceiver (1931)
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The Miracle Woman (1931)
Photography
Dirigible (1931)
Photography
El código penal (1931)
Photography
Ladies Must Play (1930)
Camera
Rain or Shine (1930)
Photography
Midnight Mystery (1930)
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The Quitter (1929)
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Flight (1929)
Photography
The Broadway Hoofer (1929)
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The Bachelor Girl (1929)
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The Eternal Woman (1929)
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Ransom (1928)
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Submarine (1928)
Photography
Nothing To Wear (1928)
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The Sideshow (1928)
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The Street of Illusion (1928)
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Object--Alimony (1928)
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Fire and Steel (1927)
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Death Valley (1927)
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The College Hero (1927)
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The Tigress (1927)
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Stage Kisses (1927)
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Isle of Forgotten Women (1927)
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The Dixie Flyer (1926)
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Temporary Sheriff (1926)
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Tentacles of the North (1926)
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Baited Trap (1926)
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The Fighting Stallion (1926)
Photography
The Pleasure Buyers (1925)
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Let Women Alone (1925)
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My Neighbor's Wife (1925)
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North Star (1925)
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Fighting Courage (1925)
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The Girl on the Stairs (1924)
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Chalk Marks (1924)
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The Wise Virgin (1924)
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What Shall I Do? (1924)
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Richard, the Lion-Hearted (1923)
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Danger (1923)
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The Girl from God's Country (1921)
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Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Special Effects tech

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Lady For A Day (1933) - Nice Work Shakespeare Dave the Dude (Warren William) comes to Annie (May Robson) to buy his lucky apple, before her daily visit to butler John (Halliwell Hobbes) in an early scene from Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933.
Lady For A Day (1933) - In Your Own Vernacular We’ve just met Guy Kibbee as “Judge” Blake, engaged in a pool hustle (Irving Bacon the dupe) when Shakespeare (Nat Pendleton) arrives, representing Dave the Dude (Warren William), to recruit him as a stand-in husband for dolled-up Apple Annie (May Robson), with Ned Sparks as Happy and Glenda Farrell as Missouri, in Frank Capra’s Lady For A Day, 1933, from a Damon Runyon story.
Lady For A Day (1933) - She Thinks I'm In High Society Dave (Warren William) and crew (Ned Sparks, Nat Pendleton) drop in on Annie (May Robson) who's in a panic over her daughter's visit, in Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933.
Affair In Trinidad (1952) - I Asked Him To Pass The Salt Right after her hot opening number, Howard Wendell as the new American consul in Trinidad, with Torin Thatcher as the Brit cop Smythe, with some tactics applied, tells dancer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) her husband has been found dead, in Rita’s box-office hit comeback, Affair In Trinidad, 1952, directed by Vincent Sherman, co-starring Glenn Ford.
Affair In Trinidad (1952) - Not In The Tropics Not his first scene but his first with the star, Glenn Ford as just-arrived American Steve is angry with Rita Hayworth as night club star Chris, widow of his artist brother, whom he’s never met, thinking he committed suicide, not realizing she’s helping the cops solve his murder, followed by a typical powerful entry into the plot by Juanita Moore as servant Dominique, in Affair In Trinidad, 1952.
It Happened One Night (1934) - Long Line Of Stubborn Idiots Madcap heiress Ellie (Claudette Colbert) establishing bona-fides with some bite, for her father Alexander (Walter Connolly), opening Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, 1934, also starring Clark Gable.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) - Bonnie From Brooklyn Pilots Joe (Noah Beery Jr.) and Les (Allyn Joslyn) are impressed with the pretty blonde Bonnie (Jean Arthur) who gets off the boat in fictional Latin American "Barranca" in an early scene from Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings, 1939.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933) - Ready For The Slaughter Second scene for Barbara Stanwyck as Megan, arrived in strife-torn China to marry her missionary fiancè (Gavin Gordon, who appears shortly), with Clara Blandick her (probably racist) host, wondering aloud about an encounter with the title character, whose name she didn’t get, Frank Capra directing, in Columbia’s The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen, The (1933) - It Will Do You Good Innocent American Megan (Barbara Stanwyck), having been separated from her missionary fiancè in a riot t in revolutionary China, awakens to meet Mah-Li (Toshia Mori) for the first time and General Yen (Nils Asther), her somewhat scary rescuer, for the second, in Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen, The (1933) - For Some Nameless Brats? Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) is counseled by his crooked American business associate Jones (Walter Connolly) and unmoved by brave missionary Dr. Bob Strike (Gavin Gordon, fiancè of top-billed Barbara Stanwyck) in Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen, The (1933) - The Third Invitation American missionary bride and semi-willing captive Megan (Barbara Stanwyck) is startled from a nap (actually an erotic dream in which he himself appeared_ by General Yen (Nils Asther) but once more rebuffs his advances in Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933) - I Learned A Terrible Lesson Framing and scale from Columbia and director Frank Capra, opening the first feature shown (to surprisingly weak box office) at Radio City Music Hall, Clara Blandick greeting fellow missionaries in China, Emmett Corrigan the sanguine bishop, in The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther.

Trailer

Born Yesterday (1950) - Inspecting Your Wing Crooked titan Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford) blowing into D.C., girlfriend Billie (Judy Holliday), reporter Verrall (William Holden) and hotel concierge (Grandon Rhodes) also introduced, opening George Cukor's Born Yesterday, 1950.
Only Angels Have Wings - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant heads a team of flyers in a mountainous South American country in Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings (1939).
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town - (Re-issue Trailer) When small-town poet Gary Cooper inherits a fortune, he has to deal with the corruption of city life in Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936).
His Girl Friday -- (Original Trailer) Cary Grant does everything to keep his ex-wife and star reporter Rosalind Russell from re-marriage in Howard Hawks' classic comedy His Girl Friday (1940).
Jolson Story, The - (Original Trailer) Larry Parks stars as the famous blackface performer of stage and screen, Al Jolson, in The Jolson Story (1947).
It Happened One Night - (Original Trailer) A newspaperman (Clark Gable) tracks a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) on a madcap cross-country tour in It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra.
Roughly Speaking -- (Original Trailer) Rosalind Russell is a headstrong woman who ends up with two marriages and seven children in the true story of Louise Randall Pierson.
Never a Dull Moment - (Original Trailer) A female music critic (Irene Dunne) marries a rancher (Fred MacMurray) but her life out West has Never a Dull Moment (1950).
Mr. Winkle Goes To War - (Original Trailer) Henpecked husband Edward G. Robinson surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero in Mr. Winkle Goes To War (1944).
Harriet Craig - (Original Trailer) Joan Crawford wants everything in her house just so or she goes nuts in Harriet Craig (1950).
Marrying Kind, The - (Original Trailer) A divorcing couple (Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray) reflect on what led them to court in George Cukor's comedy/drama The Marrying Kind (1952).
Born Yesterday - (Re-issue Trailer) A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend in Born Yesterday (1950), directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Holliday and William Holden.

Companions

Juanita Walker
Wife

Bibliography

"The Light on Her Face"
Jospeh B Walker and Juanita Walker