Bert Glennon


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Bert Lawrence Glennon, Bert L. Glennon
Birth Place
Anaconda, Montana, USA
Born
November 19, 1893
Died
June 29, 1967

Biography

Distinguished cinematographer noted for his work on several Josef von Sternberg films, including "The Last Command" (1928) and "Blonde Venus" (1932), and his numerous collaborations with John Ford. Son James Glennon is also a director of photography....

Biography

Distinguished cinematographer noted for his work on several Josef von Sternberg films, including "The Last Command" (1928) and "Blonde Venus" (1932), and his numerous collaborations with John Ford. Son James Glennon is also a director of photography.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

South of Santa Fe (1932)
Director
In Line of Duty (1931)
Director
Girl of the Port (1930)
Director
Paradise Island (1930)
Director
Around the Corner (1930)
Director
The Air Legion (1929)
Director
Syncopation (1929)
Director
The Perfect Crime (1928)
Director
Gang War (1928)
Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Man From Galveston (1963)
Director of Photography
Lad: A Dog (1962)
Director of Photography
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Director of Photography
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Cinematographer
Riding Shotgun (1954)
Director of Photography
The Mad Magician (1954)
Director of Photography
Crime Wave (1954)
Director of Photography
House of Wax (1953)
Director of Photography
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Director of Photography
Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
Director of Photography
The Moonlighter (1953)
Director of Photography
About Face (1952)
Director of Photography
The Big Trees (1952)
Director of Photography
Operation Pacific (1951)
Director of Photography
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Director of Photography
Wagon Master (1950)
Director of Photography
Rio Grande (1950)
Director of Photography
Red Light (1949)
Director of Photography
Ruthless (1948)
Director of Photography
Copacabana (1947)
Director of Photography
Mr. District Attorney (1947)
Director of Photography
The Red House (1947)
Director of Photography
One More Tomorrow (1946)
Director of Photography
Night and Day (1946)
Director of Photography
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Fill-in Photographer
Shadow of a Woman (1946)
Director of Photography
San Antonio (1945)
Director of Photography
The Very Thought of You (1944)
Director of Photography
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Director of Photography
Destination Tokyo (1944)
Director of Photography
The Desert Song (1943)
Director of Photography
This Is the Army (1943)
Director of Photography
Mission to Moscow (1943)
Director of Photography
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Director of Photography
Juke Girl (1942)
Director of Photography
Desperate Journey (1942)
Director of Photography
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Director of Photographer [b&w]
One Night in Lisbon (1941)
Director of Photography
Virginia (1941)
Director of Photography
Dive Bomber (1941)
Director of Photography
Swanee River (1940)
Director of Photography
Our Town (1940)
Director of Photography
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Photography
The Rains Came (1939)
Photography
Winter Carnival (1939)
Photography
Stagecoach (1939)
Director of Photography
Second Fiddle (1939)
Photography
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Director of Photography
Swiss Miss (1938)
Photography
Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
Photography
The Hurricane (1937)
Photography
Lloyd's of London (1936)
Photography
Little Miss Nobody (1936)
Photography
Half Angel (1936)
Photography
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Photography
Dimples (1936)
Photography
Ginger (1935)
Photography
Show Them No Mercy! (1935)
Photography
Thunder in the Night (1935)
Photography
Bad Boy (1935)
Photography
Lottery Lover (1935)
Photography
Grand Canary (1934)
Photography
Hell in the Heavens (1934)
Photography
She Was a Lady (1934)
Photography
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Photography
Melody Cruise (1933)
Photography
Gabriel over the White House (1933)
Photography
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Photography
Morning Glory (1933)
Photography
Christopher Strong (1933)
Photography
The Bowery (1933)
Camera
The Half Naked Truth (1932)
Photography
Blonde Venus (1932)
Photography
The Patriot (1928)
Director of Photography
The Street of Sin (1928)
Director of Photography
The Last Command (1928)
Director of Photography
Underworld (1927)
Director of Photography
The Woman on Trial (1927)
Director of Photography
We're All Gamblers (1927)
Director of Photography
Hotel Imperial (1927)
Director of Photography
Barbed Wire (1927)
Director of Photography
The City Gone Wild (1927)
Director of Photography
Good and Naughty (1926)
Director of Photography
The Crown of Lies (1926)
Director of Photography
Wild Horse Mesa (1925)
Director of Photography
A Woman of the World (1925)
Director of Photography
Grounds for Divorce (1925)
Director of Photography
Tomorrow's Love (1925)
Director of Photography
Flower of Night (1925)
Director of Photography
Are Parents People? (1925)
Director of Photography
Triumph (1924)
Photography
Worldly Goods (1924)
Director of Photography
Open All Night (1924)
Director of Photography
Changing Husbands (1924)
Director of Photography
Java Head (1923)
Director of Photography
The Ten Commandments (1923)
Director of Photography
Salomy Jane (1923)
Director of Photography
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)
Director of Photography
Burning Sands (1922)
Director of Photography
Domestic Relations (1922)
Cam?
Ebb Tide (1922)
Director of Photography
The Woman Who Walked Alone (1922)
Director of Photography
Moonlight Follies (1921)
Director of Photography
Nobody's Fool (1921)
Director of Photography
Cheated Love (1921)
Director of Photography
The Dangerous Moment (1921)
Director of Photography
The Kiss (1921)
Director of Photography
A Daughter of the Law (1921)
Director of Photography
The Torrent (1921)
Director of Photography
The Kentucky Colonel (1920)
Camera
The Eyes of the World (1917)
Camera
Ramona (1916)
Camera

Writer (Feature Film)

Second Wife (1930)
Screenwriter
The Family Skeleton (1918)
Story

Editing (Feature Film)

South of Santa Fe (1932)
Editing

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Dp/Cinematographer

Cinematography (Short)

Jan Savitt and His Band (1946)
Cinematographer
Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (1943) (1943)
Cinematographer
Vaudeville Days (1942)
Cinematographer
The Tanks Are Coming (1941)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1912

Assistant cameraman

1916

Director of photography

1928

Film director

Videos

Movie Clip

Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - Douse The Haberdashery Crafty agent Jimmy (Lee Tracy) stops Broadway producer Farrell (Frank Morgan) from dropping the curtain, interrupting the fake Turkish princess act so Teresita (Lupe Velez) can do her saucy "Carpenter" number (by Edward Eliscu and Harry Akst), in Gregory La Cava's The Half Naked Truth, 1932.
Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - Thirty Pounds Of Raw Meat Scamming promoter Jimmy (Lee Tracy) with sidekick "Achilles" (Eugene Pallette), angered at a Broadway producer's tactics, gets an idea to boost his phony Turkish princess Teresita (Lupe Velez), leading to a riff by director Gregory La Cava, in The Half Naked Truth, 1932.
Half Naked Truth, The (1933) - All Turkish Harems Arrived in New York embarking on a new scam, carnival man Jimmy (Lee Tracy) conjures new identities for his cohorts Teresita (Lupe Velez) and Achilles (Eugene Pallette), and neatly bamboozles the concierge (Franklin Pangborne), in Gregory La Cava's The Half Naked Truth, 1931.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) - I Love Red Hair The entire performance by Pauline Moore (as first-love Ann Rutledge), coming upon Abe (Henry Fonda) reading law in the woods, early in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939, from Lamar Trotti's original screenplay.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) - At The Borst Home The first scene in director John Ford’s first color (Technicolor) film, Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert as colonials Gil and Lana are married in Albany, New York, 1776, cinematography credit shared by Bert Glennon and Ray Rennahan, Edwin Maxwell the celebrant, Robert Grieg and Clara Blandick her parents, opening Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) - Taste Of A Widow Gil (Henry Fonda), recruited into the Continental Army, gets farewell wishes from Lana (Claudette Colbert) and an earthy gesture from Mrs. McKlennar (Edna May Oliver), then marches, in John Ford's Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Desperate Journey (1942) - Half American, Half Jersey City Nazi Major Baumeister (Raymond Massey) is telling the crew of the downed RAF bomber (Errol Flynn, Arthur Kennedy, Alan Hale, Ronald Sinclair) they have no prospects, but he has an idea to flip American Johnny (Ronald Reagan), who himself turns the tables, directed by Raoul Walsh, in a famous bit from Desperate Journey, 1942.
Desperate Journey (1942) - You Are Englishmen? Still in their stolen Nazi uniforms, after another clever sabotage in Berlin, pilot Terry (Errol Flynn) and crew (Ronald Reagan, Arthur Kennedy) need help for wounded Hollis (Ronald Sinclair), and get lucky meeting sympathizer Nancy Coleman (as Kaethe) and her doctor uncle (Albert Basserman) in Desperate Journey, 1942.
Desperate Journey (1942) - You Yankees Always Win After a bit in which the Resistance in Poland pulls off a sabotage and sends a carrier pigeon to England, we meet Allied members of an RAF bomber crew, Arthur Kennedy, Patrick O’Moore, Ronald Reagan as Johnny, Errol Flynn as Terry, Ronald Sinclair as Hollis, Alan Hale as Edwards, Raoul Walsh directing, in Desperate Journey, 1942.
Desperate Journey (1942) - Are We Hit Bad? Raoul Walsh directs, intense spectacle (special effects credited to Nathan Levinson and Byron Haskin for Warner Bros.) as the England based crew of the “D-For-Danny” RAF B-17 (Errol Flynn piloting, Ronald Reagan bombing, Arthur Kennedy navigating, with Alan Hale and Ronald Sinclair) hit their target in Germany, in Desperate Journey, 1942.
Destination Tokyo (1943) - I Never Seen A Doll On A Submarine Officers under command of Captain Cassidy (Cary Grant) take the U.S.S. Copperfin out, crewmen Tin Can (Dane Clark), Mike (Tom Tully), Cookie (Alan Hale) and Wolf (John Garfield) introduced, in Delmer Daves' Destination Tokyo, 1943.
Destination Tokyo (1943) - Jap Float Zeroes Surfaced in the Aleutians to pick up Raymond (John Ridgely), Cassidy (Cary Grant) in command as Japanese planes strike, Wolf (John Garfield) and Mike (Tom Tully) among the defenders, impressive action in Destination Tokyo, 1943.

Trailer

Hollywood Canteen -- (Original Trailer) Half of Hollywood pitches in to help a serviceman and a starlet find love at the Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Man Behind The Gun, The - (Original Trailer) A cavalry officer (Randolph Scott) sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles in The Man Behind The Gun (1953).
Night and Day - (Original Trailer) Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter (Cary Grant), who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Desperate Journey -- (Textless Trailer) Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan are behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Poland in the slam-bang adventure Desperate Journey (1942).
Shadow of a Woman - (Original Trailer) A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage in Shadow Of A Woman (1946).
Dive Bomber (1941) -- (Original Trailer) Errol Flynn as a reckless but honorable surgeon turned test pilot, Fred MacMurray the flight commander who becomes his friend, in Warner Bros. noisy, uneven pre-Pearl Harbor color action hit Dive Bomber, 1941, from a story by aviator Frank "Spig" Wead.
They Died With Their Boots On -- (Original Trailer) Errol Flynn stars in They Died With Their Boots On (1941), a romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer.
Alice in Wonderland (1933) - (Original Trailer) A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions in Alice in Wonderland (1933).
Saratoga Trunk - (Re-issue Trailer) A woman with a past returns to 19th-Century New Orleans for revenge in Saratoga Trunk (1945) starring Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper.
San Antonio -- (Original Trailer) An ex-rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl in the Warner Bros. Technicolor Western San Antonio (1945) starring Errol Flynn and Alexis Smith.
Destination Tokyo - (Original Trailer) A U.S. submarine braves enemy waters during World War II in Destination Tokyo (1944) starring Cary Grant & John Garfield.
Crime Wave - (Original Trailer) A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter in Crime Wave (1954).

Family

Bert Glennon
Son
Born in September 1938.
John Coleman Glennon
Son
Born in November 1940.
James Glennon
Son
Director of photography. Born on August 29, 1942.
Micheal Lyons Glennon
Son
Cameraman. Born in May 1944.
Gregory Allen Glennon
Son
Born in October 1945.

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