Clyde De Vinna


Director Of Photography

Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Jungle (1952)
Director of Photography
Air Cadet (1951)
Air Photographer
Family Honeymoon (1949)
2d unit Camera
Sword of the Avenger (1948)
Director of Photography
It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
Director of Photography
The Caribbean Mystery (1945)
Director of Photography
Within These Walls (1945)
Photography
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Photography
Whistling in Dixie (1942)
Director of Photography
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)
Director of Photography
The Omaha Trail (1942)
Photography
Rio Rita (1942)
Loc Director of Photographer
A Yank at Eton (1942)
Exterior Photographer
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Director of Photographer for retakes
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Director of Photography
Jackass Mail (1942)
Director of Photography
The Penalty (1941)
Photography
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Director of Photography
Barnacle Bill (1941)
Director of Photography
The Bad Man (1941)
Director of Photography
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
Director of Photography
New Moon (1940)
Steamboat scenes Photographer by
Phantom Raiders (1940)
Photography
Wyoming (1940)
Director of Photography
20 Mule Team (1940)
Photography
Blackmail (1939)
Director of Photography
Bridal Suite (1939)
Photography
They All Come Out (1939)
Photography
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Dutch Guiana Photographer
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Photography
Fast Company (1938)
Photography
Of Human Hearts (1938)
Photography
Saratoga (1937)
Saratoga background Photographer
Big City (1937)
Jack Demspey seq Photographer
The Good Old Soak (1937)
Photography
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Photography
Old Hutch (1936)
Photography
Ah, Wilderness (1935)
Photography
Sequoia (1935)
Photography
Last of the Pagans (1935)
Photography
West Point of the Air (1935)
Photography
Viva Villa (1934)
Addl Photographer
Eskimo (1934)
Photography
Lazy River (1934)
Background Photographer
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Photography
Treasure Island (1934)
Photography
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Photography
Bird of Paradise (1932)
Photography
Politics (1931)
Photography
Shipmates (1931)
Photography
Trader Horn (1931)
Photography
La fruta amarga (1931)
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The Great Meadow (1931)
Photography
The Pagan (1929)
Director of Photography
The Adventurer (1928)
Director of Photography
Wickedness Preferred (1928)
Director of Photography
White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
Director of Photography
The Law of the Range (1928)
Director of Photography
Wyoming (1928)
Director of Photography
California (1927)
Director of Photography
Winners of the Wilderness (1927)
Director of Photography
Foreign Devils (1927)
Director of Photography
The Frontiersman (1927)
Director of Photography
Spoilers of the West (1927)
Director of Photography
War Paint (1926)
Director of Photography
The Man in Blue (1925)
Director of Photography
Ben-Hur (1925)
Photography
Sporting Youth (1924)
Director of Photography
Crimson Gold (1923)
Director of Photography
The Victor (1923)
Director of Photography
Lost and Found on a South Sea Island (1923)
Director of Photography
Where Is This West? (1923)
Director of Photography
The Wild Party (1923)
Director of Photography
Yellow Men and Gold (1922)
Director of Photography
Face of the World (1921)
Director of Photography
The Cheater Reformed (1921)
Director of Photography
Twins of Suffering Creek (1920)
Camera
Leave It to Me (1920)
Camera
The Iron Rider (1920)
Camera
The Challenge of the Law (1920)
Camera
The Man Who Dared (1920)
Camera
The Lincoln Highwayman (1919)
Camera
All Wrong (1919)
Camera
Adele (1919)
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Playthings of Passion (1919)
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The One Woman (1918)
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Maid O' the Storm (1918)
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The Heart of Rachael (1918)
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Within the Cup (1918)
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Patriotism (1918)
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The White Lie (1918)
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Blindfolded (1918)
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Rose O' Paradise (1918)
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Madam Who (1918)
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The Dark Road (1917)
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The Little Brother (1917)
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Princess of the Dark (1917)
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Wild Winship's Widow (1917)
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Whither Thou Goest (1917)
Camera
The Hater of Men (1917)
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Blood Will Tell (1917)
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The Flame of the Yukon (1917)
Photography
Civilization (1916)
Camera
D'artagnan (1916)
Camera
The Raiders (1916)
Camera
The Beggar of Cawnpore (1916)
Camera
Bawbs O' Blue Ridge (1916)
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A Corner in Colleens (1916)
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The Captive God (1916)
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Writer (Feature Film)

Madam Who (1918)
Adaptation

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Unfaithful (1918)
Photography

Cinematography (Short)

Fightin' Fools (1941)
Cinematographer
Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941)
Cinematographer
The Hidden Master (1940)
Cinematographer
All About Hash (1940)
Cinematographer
AMERICAN SPOKEN HERE (1940)
Cinematographer
Bubbling Troubles (1940)
Cinematographer
New Roadways (1939)
Cinematographer
Unseen Guardians (1939)
Cinematographer
Passing Parade No. 1 (1938)
Cinematographer
Football Romeo (1938)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1915

First film as cinematographer

Videos

Movie Clip

Blackmail (1939) - White Or Whole Wheat? Oklahoma oil-rig fire fighter (Edward G. Robinson as John Ingram) returns home with his wife and son (Ruth Hussey, Bobs Watson) celebrating the opening of his own first well when he’s confronted by a drifter (Gene Lockhart as Ramey), who makes clear why he’s been sensitive about his past, in MGM’s Blackmail, 1939.
Blackmail (1939) - Don't Use A Nasty Word Like That Oklahoma oil-rig fire fighter (Edward G. Robinson as John Ingram) returns home with his wife and son (Ruth Hussey, Bobs Watson) celebrating the opening of his own first well when he’s confronted by a drifter (Gene Lockhart as Ramey), who makes clear why he’s been sensitive about his past, in MGM’s Blackmail, 1939.
Eskimo (1933) - A Strange Primeval Creed Opening from MGM and W.S. Van Dyke, a prologue playing on the director’s success with earlier exotic features (White Shadows In The South Seas, 1928, and Trader Horn, 1931), including an untrue claim about casting, but a graceful enough introduction of his leads, Ray Wise (here known as Ray “Mala,” his character’s name) and Lulu Wong Wing his wife, in Eskimo, 1933.
Eskimo (1933) - Walrus Hunt Little adherence to the story, plus cruel slaughter, but some of the best, legitimate Northern Alaska on-location shooting, directed by W.S. Van Dyke and photographed by Clyde De Vinna, George Gordon Nogle, Leonard Smith and Josiah Roberts for MGM, plus some odd process shots, in the first picture ever to win a Best Film Editing Academy Award, Eskimo, 1933.
Eskimo (1933) - One Has Been Wifeless Long? Probably horrible but a significant plot point, Alaskan-born Ray Wise, who became known as Ray “Mala,” the name of his character in this picture, meets a fellow hunter who’s lost his wife, and graciously offers his own (Lulu Wong Wing as Aba), everyone en route to meet the white-man’s ship, W.S. Van Dyke directing on location in Northern Alaska, in Eskimo, 1933.
Trader Horn (1931) - You Made Her No Promise Horn (Harry Carey) and sidekick Peru (Duncan Renaldo) find the remains of missionary Edith (Olive Golden, Carey's wife) but resolve to carry on, on location at noisy Murchison Falls on the Nile in modern-day Uganda, in MGM's Trader Horn, 1931.
Trader Horn (1931) - We're White, Like Herself! Now captives of an especially hungry East African tribe, Horn (Harry Carey) and Peru (Duncan Renaldo) meet Nina (Edwina Booth), the captive they planned to rescue, who has become the chief, in MGM's Trader Horn, 1931.
Of Human Hearts (1938) - Other People's Clothes Just arrived on the Ohio frontier, young Jason (Gene Reynolds) meets Annie (Leatrice Gilbert, John's daughter) as his preacher father (Walter Huston) and mother (Beulah Bondi) get settled, early in Of Human Hearts, 1938.
Of Human Hearts (1938) - My Idea Of Courtesy Jason (James Stewart), dragged along on a rural pastoral visit, is lectured by his preacher father Ethan (Walter Huston), who's just eaten a frog in his soup to avoid embarrassing Sister Clark (Leona Roberts), in Of Human Hearts, 1938.
Of Human Hearts (1938) - I'm Going To Bleed You Ames (Guy Kibbee) is persuaded by Dr. Shingle (Charles Coburn) and congregation to give a raise to Rev. Wilkins (Walter Huston), whose son Jason (James Stewart) pursues sweetheart Annie (Ann Rutherford) afterward, in Of Human Hearts, 1938.
Phantom Raiders (1940) - Ten Thousand Bags Of Sand Joining the complex opening scene, in Panama, where master crook Taurez (Joseph Schildkraut) manipulates goon Gunboat (Nat Pendleton) framed shipping exec Morris (Cecil Kellaway), and would-be-hero undercover cop Steve (John Burton), in the MGM Nick Carter serial Phantom Raiders, 1940, starring Walter Pidgeon.
Phantom Raiders (1940) - Did Somebody Kidnap Congress? Leading man Walter Pidgeon as vacationing P-I Nick Carter, in Panama, with spicy Dolores (Steffi Duna) when Bartholomew (Donald Meek) appears, from L-A, pitching a job he’s accepted, posing as Nick’s partner, and getting thug Gunboat (Nat Pendleton) involved, in the programmer Phantom Raiders, 1940.

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