Floyd Crosby


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Floyd D Crosby, Floyd Delafield Crosby, Floyd D. Crosby
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
December 12, 1899
Died
September 30, 1985
Cause of Death
Bronchial Pneumonia

Biography

Master documentary cinematographer who shot films for both Robert Flaherty and Joris Ivens before turning to narrative features. After a couple of Hollywood pictures, most notably "High Noon" (1952), Crosby began a long-time collaboration with producer-director Roger Corman. Son is rock 'n' roll performer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame....

Biography

Master documentary cinematographer who shot films for both Robert Flaherty and Joris Ivens before turning to narrative features. After a couple of Hollywood pictures, most notably "High Noon" (1952), Crosby began a long-time collaboration with producer-director Roger Corman. Son is rock 'n' roll performer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Matto-Grosso (1933)
Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Champagne Safari (1995)
Director Of Photography (In Memorium)
Sweet Kill (1972)
Photography
Sex and the College Girl (1970)
Director of Photography
The Cool Ones (1967)
Director of Photography
Fireball 500 (1966)
Director of Photography
Sergeant Deadhead (1965)
Director of Photography
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Director of Photography
Indian Paint (1965)
Director of Photography
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Director of Photography
Sallah (1964)
Director of Photography
Bikini Beach (1964)
Director of Photography
Raiders From Beneath the Sea (1964)
Director of Photography
Pajama Party (1964)
Director of Photography
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Director of Photography
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Director of Photography
The Young Racers (1963)
Director of Photography
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Director of Photography
Black Zoo (1963)
Director of Photography
The Raven (1963)
Director of Photography
Night Tide (1963)
Addl Photographer
The Yellow Canary (1963)
Director of Photography
Terror at Black Falls (1962)
Director of Photography
Woman Hunt (1962)
Director of Photography
Premature Burial (1962)
Director of Photography
The Firebrand (1962)
Director of Photography
Hand of Death (1962)
Director of Photography
The Broken Land (1962)
Director of Photography
Tales of Terror (1962)
Director of Photography
The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961)
Director of Photography
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961)
Director of Photography
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Director of Photography
A Cold Wind in August (1961)
Director of Photography
The Purple Hills (1961)
Director of Photography
Seven Women From Hell (1961)
Director of Photography
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Director of Photography
The Two Little Bears (1961)
Director of Photography
Operation Bottleneck (1961)
Director Of Photography
House of Usher (1960)
Director of Photography
The High Powered Rifle (1960)
Director of Photography
Freckles (1960)
Director of Photography
Walk Tall (1960)
Director of Photography
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960)
Director of Photography
The Rookie (1959)
Director of Photography
The Miracle of the Hills (1959)
Director of Photography
Crime and Punishment, U.S.A. (1959)
Director of Photography
The Wonderful Country (1959)
Photography
Blood and Steel (1959)
Director of Photography
I, Mobster (1959)
Photography
Hot Rod Gang (1958)
Director of Photography
War of the Satellites (1958)
Director of Photography
Wolf Larsen (1958)
Director of Photography
Teenage Cave Man (1958)
Director of Photography
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Director of Photography
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Addl Photographer
Suicide Battalion (1958)
Director of Photography
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
Director of Photography
The Screaming Skull (1958)
Director of Photography
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
Director of Photography
Carnival Rock (1957)
Camera
Hell Canyon Outlaws (1957)
Director of Photography
Naked Paradise (1957)
Director of Photography
Reform School Girl (1957)
Photography
Teenage Doll (1957)
Photography
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Photography
Rock All Night (1957)
Photography
Ride Out for Revenge (1957)
Director of Photography
Shack Out on 101 (1955)
Director of Photography
Oklahoma! (1955)
2nd Unit Photography
The Naked Street (1955)
Director of Photography
Five Guns West (1955)
Photography
Apache Woman (1955)
Photography
Hell's Horizon (1955)
Director of Photography
The Fast and the Furious (1954)
Photography
Stormy, the Thoroughbred with an Inferiority Complex (1954)
Photography
Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)
Director of Photography
The Snow Creature (1954)
Director of Photography
The Steel Lady (1953)
Director of Photography
Man Crazy (1953)
Director of Photography
Mystery Lake (1953)
Photography
Man in the Dark (1953)
Director of Photography
High Noon (1952)
Director of Photography
Of Men and Music (1951)
Cinematographer
The Brave Bulls (1951)
Director of Photography
My Father's House (1947)
Photography
The Land (1942)
Contr Photographer
The Fight for Life (1940)
Photography
Tabu (1931)
Photography

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Arousers (1970)
Photography

Cinematography (Short)

Alaska Lifeboat (1956)
Cinematographer
Traffic with the Devil (1946)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1927

Accompanied anthropologist William Beebe to Haiti, shooting still and movie footage

1931

First feature as director of photography, "Tabu"

1932

Sole directing credit (with John S. Clarke Jr. and David M. Newell), "Matto Grosso" (also co-photographer)

Videos

Movie Clip

Bikini Beach (1964) - Gimmie Your Love Testing video for ticket 1394 with clip Gimmie Your Love from Bikini Beach, 1964.
Cool Ones, The (1967) - Just One Of Those Things Backstage at a TV variety show, ambitious dancer-singer Hallie (Debbie Watson) interrupts the band led by Glen Campbell as “Patrick,” doing an electrified Cole Porter song, Phil Harris in charge of the show, George Furth his aide, Phil Arnold the snarky stage manager, in The Cool Ones, 1967.
Cool Ones, The (1967) - Some Of These Diddy-Bops 35 minutes into the feature top-billed Roddy McDowall appears as rock promoter Tony Krum, Robert Coote his sycophant brother Stanley, pushing his would-be pop-star duo, ingenue Hallie (Debbie Watson) and washed-up Cliff (Gil Peterson), Nita Talbot and Jim Begg the hangers-on, shooting at the Palm Springs airport, in The Cool Ones, 1967.
High Noon (1952) - Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin' Outlaws Colby (Lee Van Cleef), Ben Miller (Sheb Wooley) and Pierce (Robert Wilke) gather as Tex Ritter sings "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin'" in the opening of Fred Zinnemann's High Noon, 1952.
High Noon (1952) - They're Making Me Run Ex-Marshal Kane (Gary Cooper) is riding out of Hadleyville, ahead of the return of outlaw Frank Miller, and just married to young Quaker Amy (Grace Kelly), when he has a change of heart, early in Fred Zinneman's High Noon, 1952.
Wonderful Country, The (1959) - I Disobey Your Orders End of the credits, Exec Producer and star Robert Mitchum not shy about revealing his Mexican affect, exchanging not-quite pleasantries with Pancho (Mike Kellin) as he crosses the Rio Grande delivering loot, opening The Wonderful Country, 1959, directed by Robert Parrish.
Wonderful Country, The (1959) - They Don't Stay Very Pretty Forthright Texas Ranger captain Rucker (Albert Dekker) speaks to hired gun Brady (Robert Mitchum) about Ellen (Julie London), the center of attention at a party hosted by her husband Major Colton (Gary Merrill), with whom he soon initiates a difficult conversation, in The Wonderful Country, 1959.
Fast And The Furious, The (1955) - Please Untie Me! Escaped convict Webster (John Ireland, also the credited co-director) pulls over with his hostage, Jaguar enthusiast Connie (Dorothy Malone) in her car, hiding out for the night, in the early-Roger Corman feature The Fast and the Furious, 1955.
How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) - You Navy Boys In the opening, Frankie (Avalon), largely absent from this 5th picture in AIP’s “Beach Party” series, has been explaining his Navy Reserve gig to a sexy islander (Irene Tsu), but he’s worried that girlfriend Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) might stray, inducing Buster Keaton’s cameo, in How To Stuff A Wild Bikini, 1965.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - Jaws Of The Deep Frankie (Avalon) and the gang have rescued singer Sugar (Linda Evans), who’s replaced the stunt double who parachuted into the surf, her PR man (Paul Lynde) hustling for columnist Earl Wilson, biker villain Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) spying, and girlfriend Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) steamed, in Beach Blanket Bingo, 1965.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - Title Song A couple minutes into the picture, after comical character introductions, Frankie (Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) tumble to the title song, from series songwriters Jerry Styner and Guy Hemric, with Buster Keaton’s cameo at the end, in the 4th “Beach Party” movie, Beach Blanket Bingo, 1965.
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes -- (1963) - I Like Men Who Look Urgent Dr. Fairfax (Diana Van Der Vlis), convinced that x-ray vision researcher Xavier (Ray Milland) has been working too hard, brings him to a party, where regular AIP eye-candy gal Lorie Summers approaches, and he finds out the effects have't worn off, in X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963.

Trailer

X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes -- (1963) -- Original Trailer Original trailer for what has become one of producer-director Roger Corman and American-Internationlal Pictjures' most beloved titles, X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, 1963, starring Ray Milland.
Beach Blanket Bingo - (Original Trailer) Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello play Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) with guest appearances by Paul Lynde, Don Rickles and Buster Keaton.
Old Man and the Sea, The - (Original Trailer) A Cuban fisherman (Spencer Tracy) believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary fish in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (1958).
Pit and the Pendulum, The - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price and Barbara Steele are a couple united by guilt and madness in Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961).
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini - (Original Trailer) White witch doctor Buster Keaton teaches the Beach Party gang How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965).
Tales of Terror - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone star in three of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror (1962).
House of Usher -- (Original Trailer) A young man tries to rescue the woman he loves from her demonic brother (Vincent Price). The first of director Roger Corman's adaptations of Poe.
Pajama Party - (Original Trailer) Tom Kirk comes from Mars to lead an invasion and lands in the middle of a Pajama Party (1964) with guest appearances by Elsa Lanchester and Buster Keaton.
Bikini Beach - (Original Trailer) [Widescreen] The original theatrical trailer for Bikini Beach (1964) starring Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello.

Family

David Crosby
Son
Musician, singer. Member of the rock trio Crosby, Stills & Nash; appeared as a bathrobed homeowner in "Backdraft" and as a buccaneer in "Hook" (both 1991).

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