Gordon Jennings


Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Samson and Delilah (1950)
3rd and 4th unit Director
The Paleface (1948)
Director, 2d unit
Mystery Sea Raider (1940)
2nd Unit Director
Safari (1940)
2nd Unit Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Special Effects
Typhoon (1940)
Special Photographer Effects
The Crusades (1935)
Tech Effects
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Tech Effects
King of the Jungle (1933)
Trick Photographer
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Tech Effects
Our Hospitality (1923)
Director of Photography
The Blot (1921)
Director of Photography

Art Director (Feature Film)

Bring on the Girls (1945)
Matte paintings

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Forever Female (1954)
Special Photography Effects
Thunder in the East (1953)
Special Photography Effects
The Stooge (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Shane (1953)
Special Photography Effects
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Stalag 17 (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Botany Bay (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Off Limits (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Little Boy Lost (1953)
Special Photography Effects
The Stars Are Singing (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Scared Stiff (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Road to Bali (1953)
Special Photography Effects
Houdini (1953)
Special Photography Effects
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Special Photography Effects
My Son John (1952)
Special Photography Effects
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Jumping Jacks (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Anything Can Happen (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Just for You (1952)
Special Photography Effects
The Atomic City (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
Special Photography Effects
The Savage (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Sailor Beware (1952)
Special Photography Effects
The Turning Point (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Son of Paleface (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)
Special Photography Effects
Peking Express (1951)
Special Photography Effects
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Special Effects
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Special Photography Effects
Submarine Command (1951)
Special Photography Effects
My Favorite Spy (1951)
Special Photography Effects
Rhubarb (1951)
Special Photography Effects
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Special Effects
September Affair (1951)
Special Photography Effects
Samson and Delilah (1950)
Director of Photographer Effects
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Let's Dance (1950)
Special Photography Effects
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Special Photography Effects
No Man of Her Own (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Fancy Pants (1950)
Special Photography Effects
The Furies (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Paid in Full (1950)
Special Photography Effects
Whispering Smith (1949)
Special Photography Effects
Bride of Vengeance (1949)
Special Photography Effects
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
Special Photographer Effects
The Great Gatsby (1949)
Special Photography Effects
The Great Lover (1949)
Special Photography Effects
The Heiress (1949)
Special Photography Effects
My Own True Love (1949)
Special Photography Effects
The Accused (1949)
Special Photography Effects
Rope of Sand (1949)
Special Photography Effects
Song of Surrender (1949)
Special Photography Effects
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Special Photography Effects
Top O' the Morning (1949)
Special Photography Effects
My Friend Irma (1949)
Special Photography Effects
The Big Clock (1948)
Special Photography Effects
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
Special Photography Effects
A Foreign Affair (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Hazard (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Isn't It Romantic (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948)
Special Photography Effects
The Paleface (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Saigon (1948)
Special Photography Effects
The Sainted Sisters (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Sealed Verdict (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Special Photography Effects
Dream Girl (1948)
Special Photography Effects
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Road to Rio (1947)
Special Photography Effects
The Trouble with Women (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Unconquered (1947)
Director of Photographer Effects
Variety Girl (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Where There's Life (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Wild Harvest (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Ladies' Man (1947)
Special Effects
Blaze of Noon (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Calcutta (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Desert Fury (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Golden Earrings (1947)
Special Photography Effects
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Special Photography Effects
California (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Cross My Heart (1947)
Special Photography Effects
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
Special Photography Effects
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Opt Effects
The Virginian (1946)
Special Photography Effects
The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
Special Photography Effects
The Searching Wind (1946)
Miniatures
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Special Photography Effects
O.S.S. (1946)
Special Photography Effects
To Each His Own (1946)
Special Photography Effects
Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
Special Photography Effects
Kitty (1946)
Special Photography Effects
Masquerade in Mexico (1946)
Special Photography Effects
Road to Utopia (1946)
Special Photography Effects
Blue Skies (1946)
Special Photography Effects
The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
Special Photography Effects
The Searching Wind (1946)
Special optical Effects
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Special optical Effects
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946)
Special Effects
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946)
Special optical Effects
A Medal for Benny (1945)
Special Photographer Effects
Hold That Blonde (1945)
Special Photography Effects
The Unseen (1945)
Special Photography Effects
The Stork Club (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Duffy's Tavern (1945)
Special Photography Effects
You Came Along (1945)
Special Photography Effects
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Love Letters (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Murder, He Says (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Out of This World (1945)
Special Photography Effects
Salty O'Rourke (1945)
Special Photography Effects
It's a Pleasure! (1945)
Matte paintings
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Special Photography Effects
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Special Photography Effects
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Here Come the Waves (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Going My Way (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Frenchman's Creek (1944)
Special Photography Effects
The Negro Soldier (1944)
Special Effects
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Practically Yours (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Rainbow Island (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Till We Meet Again (1944)
Special Photography Effects
Lady in the Dark (1944)
Special Photography Effects
The Uninvited (1944)
Special Effects
Hostages (1943)
Special Photography Effects
Let's Face It (1943)
Special Photography Effects
No Time for Love (1943)
Special Photography Effects
So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
Special Photography Effects
Dixie (1943)
Special Effects
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Special Photography Effects
China (1943)
Special Photography Effects
Wake Island (1942)
Special Photography Effects
The Forest Rangers (1942)
Special Photography Effects
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Special Photography Effects
I Married a Witch (1942)
Special Photography Effects
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Special Photography Effects
Road to Morocco (1942)
Special Photography Effects
This Gun for Hire (1942)
Special Photography Effects
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
Special Photography Effects
The Mad Doctor (1941)
Special Effects
Aloma of the South Seas (1941)
Special Photography Effects
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Special Photography Effects
Mystery Sea Raider (1940)
Special Photography Effects
Union Pacific (1939)
Special Photography Effects
Saint Louis Blues (1939)
Special Photography Effects
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
Special Effects
Zaza (1939)
Special Effects
Spawn of the North (1938)
Special Photography Effects
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Special Photography Effects
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
Special Photography Effects
Men with Wings (1938)
Special Photography Effects
If I Were King (1938)
Special Photography Effects
Souls at Sea (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Wells Fargo (1937)
Special Photography Effects
High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Artists and Models (1937)
Special Photography Effects
The Plainsman (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Champagne Waltz (1937)
Photography Effects
Ebb Tide (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Champagne Waltz (1937)
Special Photography Effects
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Special Photography Effects
The General Died at Dawn (1936)
Special Photography Effects
Give Us This Night (1936)
Special Photography Effects
13 Hours by Air (1936)
Special Photography Effects
The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
Special Photography Effects
Anything Goes (1936)
Special Photography Effects
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
Special Photography Effects
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Special Photography Effects
Midnight Club (1933)
Special Effects
Mama Loves Papa (1933)
Special Effects
This Day and Age (1933)
Special Photography Effects
Three Cornered Moon (1933)
Special Effects
One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
Special Effects

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Duffy's Tavern (1945)
Matte paintings and miniatures
Her Jungle Love (1938)
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Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

When Worlds Collide (1951) - Most Frightening Discovery Producer George Pal goes biblical with the opening, ubiquitous Paul Frees narration and Rudolph Maté directing, through a backdrop that looks like the Hale telescope at Mount Palomar, CA, described as an imaginary South African observatory, we meet Hayden Rorke (later known as Dr Bellows on TV’s I Dream Of Jeannie) as Bronson, with aides, describing grim findings, in When World’s Collide, 1951.
When Worlds Collide (1951) - The World Prays More momentous narration from Paul Frees, as world opinion has coalesced around predictions that planet Zyra, then a star, will overwhelm earth, Randall and Joyce (Richard Derr, Barbara Rush) in the control center with her scientist father (Larry Keating) and John Hoyt as the disabled unstable financier Stanton, the escape rocket ready, as producer George Pal lets loose the SFX, in When World’s Collide, 1951.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - It's One Of Them! Librarian Sylvia (Ann Robinson) stays composed enough when assaulted by the alien in the basement, scientist Clayton (Gene Barry) wielding the axe, in George Pal's The War Of The Worlds, 1953.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - I've Seen Enough At the American headquarters in Washington, the Secretary of Defense (Freeman Lusk) concludes it's time to nuke the Martians, in the 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - Open, Super Science The 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds, getting modern right off the bat with ominous narration by Paul Frees and war footage covering 20th century events, script by Barrè Lyndon.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - Rout Of Civilization Almost midway through the film, newsy update by narrator Sir Cedric Hardwicke, special praise for the Brits, in a quick survey of Earth vs. Martian invaders, from the 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds.
Lost Weekend, The (1945) - Just Rude I Guess In flashback, alcoholic Don (Ray Milland) recalls being at the opera where he first met future girlfriend Helen (Jane Wyman), in The Lost Weekend, 1945, directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and Charles Brackett.
Alice In Wonderland (1933) - In Order Of Appearance The unique opening credit sequence, remarkable in many ways including the presentation of the only cast ever to feature both Gary Cooper and Cary Grant, from the Paramount 1933 version of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, starring Charlotte Henry, co-written by designer William Cameron Menzies.
Alice In Wonderland (1933) - Everything Is Backward A key technical sequence, Charlotte Henry (title character) through the looking glass, special effects credited to Gordon Jennings and Farciot Edouart, Colin Kenny playing the clock, in Paramount's Alice In Wonderland, 1933, directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Murder, He Says (1945) - They Don't Dare Kill You Hillbilly matriarch Ma Fleagle (Marjorie Main) has forced visiting pollster Pete (Fred MacMurray) to pose as the boyfriend of jailed bank-robber Bonnie, in order to get Bonnie's Grandma (Mabel Paige), who's dying from radiation poisoning, to give up the loot, in Murder, He Says, 1945.
Murder, He Says (1945) - We Don't Like Gravy Visiting pollster Pete (Fred MacMurray) and his ally Claire (Helen Walker), posing as bank-robber Bonnie, dining with the murderous Fleagle family (Marjorie Main, Peter Whitney twice, Porter Hall, Joan Heather) over radioactive fare, in Murder, He Says, 1945.
Alice In Wonderland (1933) - Curiouser And Curiouser The entirety of the W.C. Fields cameo, playing Humpty Dumpty, baffling Charlotte Henry (title character), who had just been shopping for eggs, in Paramount's extravagant, star-packed treatment of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, 1933.

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