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LIONEL LINDON

Born: 2 September 1905, Balboa, Calif., USA, as Lionel A. Lindon. A.k.a. Lionel 'Curly' Lindon.

Died: 20 September 1971, Van Nuys, Calif., USA.

Career: After leaving school, became general asst at Paramount, eventually moving to the studio's camera department. Worked as c.asst and 'foreign negative cameraman' throughout the 1920s. Became c.op from 1930. Prolific output for television from the mid-1950s.

Was a member of the ASC.

Awards: 'Oscar' AA nom [1944; b&w] for 'Going My Way'; 'Oscar' AA [1956; color] for 'Around the World in Eighty Days'; 'Oscar' AA nom [1958; b&w] for 'I Want to Live!'.



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As a Paramount workhorse in the Forties, Lionel Lindon's assignments consisted mostly of studio-bound comedies, offering limited visual opportunities. Only 'Tap Roots' got him out in the fresh air and only 'Alias Nick Beal' gave him much chance to have fun with his lights. He went freelance in 1950 and, presumably in an attempt to change the perception producers had of him, concentrated on manly adventure yarns. His return to Paramount for the period 1952-54 saw him quite immersed in the genre, and also initiated his collaboration [6 films overall] with Edward Ludwig, reckoned by die-hard auteurists to be the last unsung Hollywood master. Be that as it may, Lindon finally quit Paramount for good, and netted the plum 'Around the World in Eighty Days', thanks to his old Paramount buddy John Farrow [who had departed the scene by the time the plum turned out to be a lemon]. Thereafter, Lindon seems to have scorned any notion of a cameraman's hierarchy, switching between 'important' ['I Want to Live!'] or big budget ['Grand Prix'] projects and ultra-quickie TV segments. At all events, he kept on working, and his filmography testifies to the sang froid of a true professional. [Bob Baker in 'Film Dope', Number 35, September 1986.]

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'Around the World in Eighty Days': "One of the key people Todd hired in Hollywood, before he left for Europe to start the picture, was the cameraman, who was recommended by Skippy Sanford. Skippy was thoroughly familiar with Mike's 'hurry up and grab this' technique of filming and he told Mike that Lionel 'Curly' Lindon was the fastest cameraman in Hollywood. Lindon's experience went back to the silent days and he was totally unflappable. He was one of the first cameramen ever to shoot an underwater sequence, and before aerial shots were commonplace in movies he was once strapped on the wing of a plane with his camera. To seal the matter, Farrow, the director, had done a couple of his pictures with Lindon and approved of the choice. Whatever Todd asked of Lindon, which was often improbable or near impossible, Lindon accomplished with barely a twitch of his pencil-line moustache, and only with occasional angry mutterings to his assistants. Sanford warned Todd that Lindon was a dedicated drinker, but he did it all on his own time and it never had the slightest effect on his work. Lindon needed to be well fortified for this job, since much of the picture was shot on the spur of the moment under chaotic conditions. But his tribulations were more than compensated for when he won the Academy Award for 'Around the World in Eighty Days'." [From 'A Valuable Property, the Life Story of Michael Todd', 1983, by Michael Todd Jr. & Susan McCarthy Todd.]

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Four years earlier, in 1963, I had directed the first 'Arrest and Trial', a ninety minute drama with a nine day shooting schedule. The director of photography had been Lionel Lindon. When I reported for that assignment, I only had eleven film directing credits on my resume and I was not the most secure or confident member of the Directors Guild of America. And Lionel Lindon was indeed a force to be reckoned with. I had not had this sort of association with a cameraman up to this time. I would carefully lay out with him [as I was accustomed to doing with my director of photography] the planned set-up that I wanted. I was very clear and meticulous in my explanation. Lionel would look at me as if I were a recent graduate of the local high school drama department, take a rag out of the rear pocket of his trousers, throw it to the ground and gruffly say, 'Put the damn camera here.' To put it bluntly, he had me totally intimidated. On the sixth day when we were shooting away from the studio on location, Lionel was involved in a dispute with a member of the transportation group and made an anti-Semitic remark. He was removed from the production. But before he left, he came over to say goodbye to me and to wish me well. Nothing was said about the incident, the reason he was leaving the production. It was just a warm, unexpected gesture so that now I was totally confused.

When one reported to Universal for an assignment, one never knew who the cameraman on the production would be. But on the seven intervening shows that I had directed at Universal since 'Arrest and Trial', I always planned that if Lionel Lindon was the director of photography, I would request either a change in cameramen or my release. But this was four years later [ep #14, 'Girl in the Night', of the series 'Ironside', November 1967]. I decided it was time I met up with Goliath again, even if he owned an Oscar for his work on 'Around the World in Eighty Days'. Well this was a totally different experience. I never saw Lionel without a hat on his head, so I'm not sure where his nickname, Curly, came from. But on this show he was Curly and all smiles. Our set was a constant ball. And boy was he a good cameraman - and fast. One day at about 3:30 in the afternoon I got wind of the fact that we were going at such a great pace, there were plans to have us move to another stage and start work on the next day's schedule. I went to Curly and asked him if he wanted to move to another stage when we finished our work on this one. 'Heavens, no,' he said. Except he didn't say 'Heavens'. 'Well then for God's sake, slow down because that's what they're planning.' So Curly slowed down, we finished around 5:30, which was a nice early end of the day for us and not enough time to move to another stage to continue shooting for them. [Director Ralph Senensky on his blog.]



 FILMS

1943

Let's Face It [Sidney Lanfield] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1943

Going My Way [Leo McCarey] b&w; uncred ph (opening scenes): John F. Seitz; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1943

Road to Utopia [Hal Walker (replaced Sidney Lanfield)] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings; filmed 1943-44

1944

A Medal for Benny [Irving Pichel] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1944

Duffy's Tavern [Hal Walker] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1945

Masquerade in Mexico [Mitchell Leisen] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1945

The Blue Dahlia [George Marshall] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart

1945

The Trouble with Women [Sidney Lanfield] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings; released in 1947

1945

Monsieur Beaucaire [George Marshall] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings; add scenes filmed in 1946

1946

O.S.S. [Irving Pichel] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1946

Welcome Stranger [Elliott Nugent] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; UK version is slightly different

1946

My Favorite Brunette/The Private Eye [Elliott Nugent] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1946

Variety Girl [George Marshall] b&w-c (Puppetoon seq); cph: Stuart Thompson; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings; filmed 1946-47

1947

Tap Roots [George Marshall] c; cph: Winton C. Hoch

1947

The Sainted Sisters [William D. Russell] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1948

Isn't Romantic? [Norman Z. McLeod] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1948

Alias Nick Beal/The Contact Man [John Farrow] b&w

1948

Top o' the Morning [David Miller] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1949

Without Honor/Woman Accused [Irving Pichel] b&w

1949

Red, Hot and Blue [John Farrow] b&w; uncred fill-in ph; ph: Daniel L. Fapp

1949

Quicksand [Irving Pichel] b&w

1949

The Great Rupert/A Christmas Wish [Irving Pichel] b&w; prod George Pal

1949

Destination Moon [Irving Pichel] c; prod George Pal

1950

The Sun Sets at Dawn [Paul Sloane] b&w

1950

Prehistoric Women/The Virgin Goddess [Gregory G. Tallas] c

1950

Only the Valiant [Gordon Douglas] b&w

1950

Drums in the Deep South [William Cameron Menzies] c; spec pfx: Jack Cosgrove

1950

Submarine Command/The Submarine Story [John Farrow] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Harry Barndollar & Gordon Jennings; filmed 1950-51

1951

Rhubarb [Arthur Lubin] b&w; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1951

Hong Kong/Bombs Over China [Lewis R. Foster] c

1951

Japanese War Bride [King Vidor] b&w; loc ph: Paul Ivano

1951

The Blazing Forest [Edward Ludwig] c

1951

The Turning Point [William Dieterle] b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1952

Caribbean/Caribbean Gold [Edward Ludwig] c

1952

Tropic Zone [Lewis R. Foster] c

1952

The Stars Are Singing [Norman Taurog] c; uncred 2uc: Loyal Griggs; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings

1952

The Vanquished [Edward Ludwig] c

1952

Jamaica Run [Lewis R. Foster] c; uncred 2uc: Loyal Griggs; process ph: Farciot Edouart

1952

Here Come the Girls [Claude Binyon] c; spec pfx: Gordon Jennings & Paul K. Lerpae; filmed 1952-53

1953

Sangaree [Edward Ludwig] Paravision (3-D)/c; 2uc: W. Wallace Kelley; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton & Paul K. Lerpae; Paramount's first 3-D film (first 10 days of filming was done in standard format)

Adolph Zukor - Skippy Sanford - LL - W. Wallace Kelley - "Sangaree"

1953

Sangaree [?] Paravision (3-D)/c; trailer/?m; cph: W. Wallace Kelley; the feature being advertised was part of the first wave of 3-D films, and its trailer comprised specially shot material, e.g. a statement by Adolph Zukor (Paramount's chairman of the board)

From the trailer

1953

Those Redheads from Seattle [Lewis R. Foster] Paravision (3-D) + flat version/c; 2uc: Wallace Kelley; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton & Paul K. Lerpae

1953

Jivaro/Lost Treasure of the Amazon [Edward Ludwig] Paravision (3-D) + flat version/c; 2uc: W. Wallace Kelley; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1953

Casanova's Big Night/Mr. Casanova [Norman Z. McLeod] c; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1953

Secret of the Incas [Jerry Hopper] c; ph Peru: Irmin Roberts; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1953

Conquest of Space [Byron Haskin] c; spec pfx: Ivyl Burks, Jan Domela, John P. Fulton, Paul K. Lerpae & Irmin Roberts; process ph: Farciot Edouart; released in 1955; prod George Pal

1954

The Big Moment [Jerry (Nathan) Juran] b&w; short/28m (3 seg); for United Israel Appeal, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee & United Service for New Americans

1954

Hell's Island/South Sea Fury [Phil Karlson] vv/c; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1954

Lucy Gallant/Oil Town [Robert Parrish] vv/c; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1955

A Man Alone [R(ay) Milland] c

1955

The Scarlet Hour [Michael Curtiz] vv/b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

"Around the World in Eighty Days"

[Left] with prod Michael Todd

1955

Around the World in Eighty Days [Michael Anderson (replaced John Farrow) & (add dir) Michael Todd] tao70 (+ 35mm & cs)/c; 2uc: William N. Williams, Stanley Horsley & Ellis Carter; vfx superv: Fred Sersen

1956

The Lonely Man [Henry Levin] vv/b&w; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1956

The Big Caper [Robert Stevens] b&w

1956

Bailout at 43,000/Bale Out at 43,000 [Francis D. Lyon] b&w; derived from ep #53 (dir by John Frankenheimer) of the CBS-tv series 'Climax!'

1956

The Black Scorpion [Edward Ludwig] b&w

1958

I Want to Live! [Robert Wise] b&w

1958

Alias Jesse James [Norman Z. McLeod] c; 2uc: W. Wallace Kelley; process ph: Farciot Edouart; spec pfx: John P. Fulton

1959

The Young Savages [John Frankenheimer] b&w

1961

Too Late Blues [John Cassavetes] b&w; spec pfx: John P. Fulton; 'Cinematographer Lionel Lindon conjures gritty black and white images that viscerally capture the late-night, soul-eroding atmosphere of sleazy bars and tacky dance halls. Lindon grounds 'Too Late Blues' in a subdued visual reality that accentuates the spiritual cul-de-sacs in which the characters exist, and that helps redeem the film’s sometimes-theatrical dialog. The veteran cinematographer also proved a fortuitous choice given Cassavetes' frequent use of close-ups. Much of the film consists of extreme tight shots that underscore the characters' emotional isolation, a camera approach that could easily have led to visual boredom. Yet Lindon displays a unique ability to frame and light the innumerable close-ups in consistently interesting and revealing ways. His insightful and subtle work is responsible for much of the film's poetic resonance.' [Dean Brierly, Cinema Retro website.]

1961

All Fall Down [John Frankenheimer] b&w; spec vfx: Robert R. Hoag

1962

The Manchurian Candidate [John Frankenheimer] b&w

1962

The Brazen Bell [James Sheldon] c; originally ep #5 of tv-series 'The Virginian'; released theatrically outside USA (1963)

1962

The Devil's Children [James Sheldon] c; originally ep #11 of tv-series 'The Virginian'; released theatrically outside USA (1963)

1962

The Final Hour [Robert Douglas] c; originally ep #30 of tv-series 'The Virginian'; released theatrically outside USA (1963)

1965

McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force [Edward J. Montagne] c; inspired by the ABC-tv series 'McHale's Navy'

1965

Three Guns for Texas [David Lowell Rich (DLR), Paul Stanley (PS) & Earl Bellamy (EB)] c; ph ep #3; other ph (ep #11 & #22): Andrew Jackson; comp of 3 ep (#3 'Yahoo' dir by DLR, #11 'Jinx' dir by PS & #22 'No Bugles, One Drum' dir by EB) of tv-series 'Laredo'; released theatrically outside USA

1965

The Trouble with Angels [Ida Lupino] c

1966

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! [George Marshall] c

1966

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round [Bernard Girard] c

1966

Grand Prix [John Frankenheimer] sp70-to-cr70mm & 35mm scope/c; 2uc: John M. Stephens, Jean-Georges Fontenelle & Yann Le Masson; visual cons: Saul Bass

1967

The Meanest Men in the West [Samuel Fuller (SF) & Charles S. Dubin (CSD)] c; ph ep #9 (filmed 1962); other ph: Alric Edens & (ep #150; filmed 1967) Enzo A. Martinelli; comp of ep #9 'It Tolls for Thee' (SF) & #150 'The Reckoning' (CSD) of tv-series 'The Virginian'

1967

The Extraordinary Seaman [John Frankenheimer] p/b&w-c; spec vfx: Milton Rice & J. McMillan Johnson; + archive footage; released in 1969

1968

Pendulum [George Schaefer] c

1969

Generation/A Time for Giving [George Schaefer] c

1970

Ransom for a Dead Man [Richard Irving] c; 2nd pilot (1971) for the tv-series 'Columbo'; released theatrically outside USA; see Television (1970)


 TELEVISION

195?

Letter to Loretta (first 20 ep)/The Loretta Young Show/The Loretta Young Theatre (reruns) [ep dir by various] 257-part dramatic anthology series/b&w; 1953-61 (NBC-tv)

1955

Frontier [ep #5 'In Nebraska' dir by Sidney Lumet] 31-part western anthology series/b&w, 1955-56 (NBC-tv)

1956

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet [ep #156 'The Jet Pilot' dir by Ozzie Nelson (ON), #158 'The Editor' dir by ON & #160 'Ricky, the Drummer' dir by ON] 435-part sitcom series/b&w-c (14th season), 1952-66 (ABC-tv); 5th season/b&w, 1956-57

1957

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [ep #74 'The West Warlock Time Capsule' dir by Justus Addiss & #78 'The Dangerous People' dir by Robert Stevens] 268-part suspense anthology series/b&w, 1955-62 (CBS-tv & NBC-tv); 2nd season, 1956-57; other ph: Reggie Lanning, John L. Russell, a.o.; when the show was expanded to an hour (September 1962), the title was changed to 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour'

1957

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars/Schlitz Playhouse [ep #297 'Storm Over Rapallo' dir by Paul Henreid] (367)-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1951-59 (CBS-tv; started live; all ep on film from September 1956); 6th season, 1956-57

1957

Jane Wyman Presents Fireside Theatre (1955-56)/Jane Wyman Theater (1956-58)/Jane Wyman Presents (reruns on ABC-tv, 1963) [ep #72 'The Way Home' dir by Allen H. Miner (AHM) & #80 'The Perfect Alibi' dir by AHM] 96-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1955-58 (NBC-tv); 3rd season, 1957-58; other ph: Mack Stengler, Gilbert Warrenton, a.o.; followed 'Fireside Theatre' (1949-55)

1957

Bachelor Father [ep #1 'Bentley and the P.T.A.' dir by Jerry Hopper] 157-part sitcom series/b&w, 1957-62 (CBS-tv, NBC-tv & ABC-tv); 1st season, 1957-58

1957

The Millionaire/If You Had a Million [ep #102 'The Roy Delbridge Story' dir by Gerald Mayer & #126 'The Susan Birchard Story' dir by R.G. Springsteen] 207-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1955-60 (CBS-tv); 4th season, 1957-58

1957

General Electric Theater/G.E. Theater/Star Showcase (syndication) [ep #6.1 'The Questioning Note' dir by John Brahm] 300-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1953-62 (CBS-tv); 6th season, 1957-58

1957

M Squad [ep #5 'Face of Evil' dir by Don Weis & #25 'The Chicago Bluebeard' dir by David Lowell Rich] 117-part police series/b&w, 1957-60 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1957-58

1957

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [ep #79 'The Glass Eye' dir by Robert Stevens (RS), #80 'The Mail Order Prophet' dir by James Neilson (JN), #82 'Heart of Gold' dir by RS, #84 'Reward to Finder' dir by JN, #85 'Enough Rope for Two' dir by Paul Henreid (PH), #87 'The Young One' dir by Robert Altman (RA), #88 'The Diplomatic Corpse' dir by PH, #90 'Miss Paisley's Cat' dir by Justus Addiss (JA), #91 'Night of the Execution' dir by JA,  #92 'The Percentage' dir by JN, #93 'Together' dir by RA, #94 'Sylvia' dir by Herschel Daugherty (HD), #95 'The Motive' dir by RS, #96 'Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty' dir by RS, #98 'On the Nose' dir by JN, #99 'Guest for Breakfast' dir by PH, #100 'The Return of the Hero' dir by HD, #101 'The Right Kind of House' dir by Don Taylor, #102 'The Foghorn' dir by RS & #103 'Flight to the East' dir by Arthur Hiller] 3rd season, 1957-58; see 1957

1957

Studio 57/Heinz Studio 57/Heinz 57 Playhouse [ep #4.12 'A Source of Irritation' dir by Don Weis] (140)-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1955-58 (DuMont, 1954-55, & syndication); 4th season, 1957-58

1957

Suspicion [ep #15 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' dir by Robert Stevens & #17 'Comfort for the Grave' dir by Jules Bricken] 41-part suspense anthology series/b&w, 1957-58 (NBC-tv); other ph: John L. Russell, Ellsworth Fredricks, Ray Rennahan, a.o.

1958

The Jack Benny Program/The Lucky Strike Program/The Jack Benny Show [ep #8.14 'Railroad Station Program' dir by Don Weis] pilot + 256-part comedy series/b&w, 1950-65 (CBS-tv & NBC-tv); 8th season, 1957-58

1958

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars/Schlitz Playhouse [ep #333 'A Contest of Ladies' dir by Paul Henreid] 7th season, 1957-58; see 1957

1958

Cimarron City [ep #3 'To Become a Man' dir by Richard Bartlett (RB) & #17 'Runaway Train' dir by RB] 26-part western series/b&w, 1958-59 (NBC-tv); other ph: John F. Warren

1958

Lux Playhouse [ep #2 'The Four' dir by Jules Bricken & #14 'This Will Do Nicely' dir by Harry Horner] (21)-part dramatic anthology series/b&w, 1958-59 (CBS-tv)

1958

General Electric Theater/G.E. Theater/Star Showcase (syndication) [ep #7.7 'Battle for a Soul' dir by Ray Milland & #7.24 'Train for Tecumseh' dir by Herschel Daugherty] 7th season, 1958-59; see 1957

1958

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [ep #128 'And the Desert Shall Blossom' dir by Arthur Hiller (AH), #129 'Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore' dir by AH, #130 'Six People, No Music' dir by Norman Lloyd, #132 'A Personal Matter' dir by Paul Henreid, #135 'The Last Dark Step' dir by Herschel Daugherty (HD), #137 'The Diamond Necklace' dir by HD, #139 'The Right Price' dir by AH, #140 'I'll Take Care of You' dir by Robert Stevens (RS), #141 'The Avon Emeralds' dir by Bretaigne Windust & #144 'The Waxwork' dir by RS] 4th season, 1958-59; see 1957

1959

State Trooper [ep #(100) 'Love on the Rocks' dir by William Witney] pilot (ep of NBC-tv series 'Star Stage') + 105-part police series/b&w, 1956-59 (syndication); 3rd season, 1959; other ph: Bert Glennon, Jack MacKenzie, a.o.

1959

Markham [ep #4 'The Marble Face/The Seance Story' dir by Bretaigne Windust, #5 'The Human Factor' dir by Don Weis, #9 'Vendetta in Venice' dir by Robert Florey (RF), #10 'The Last Bullet' dir by Robert B. Sinclair & #24 'The Father' dir by RF] pilot (ep of series 'Suspicion') + 59-part detective series/b&w, 1959-60 (CBS-tv); 1st season, 1959-60

1959

General Electric Theater/G.E. Theater/Star Showcase (syndication) [ep #8.1 'Miracle at the Opera' dir by Mitchell Leisen] 8th season, 1959-60; see 1957

1959

Staccato/Johnny Staccato [pilot (#1) 'The Naked Truth' dir by Joseph Pevney, ep #2 'Murder for Credit' dir by John Cassavetes (JC), #3 'The Parents' dir by Robert B. Sinclair (RBS), #7 'Evil' dir by JC, #8 'Murder in Hi-Fi' dir by Bernard Girard, #11 'The Poet's Touch' dir by Robert Parrish, #14 'The Return' dir by James Hogan, #16 'The Man in the Pit' dir by Sidney Lanfield, #18 'The Only Witness' dir by RBS & #24 'An Angry Young Man' dir by Richard Whorf] 27-part detective series/b&w, 1959-60 (NBC-tv); other ph: John F. Warren, Bud Thackery, a.o.

1959

Riverboat [ep #2 'The Barrier' dir by Richard H. Bartlett & #3 'About Roger Mowbray' dir by Felix Feist] 45-part adventure series/b&w, 1959-61 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1959-60; other ph: Ray Rennahan, a.o.

1959

Laramie [ep #1 'Stage Stop' dir by Herschel Daugherty (HD), #2 'Glory Road' dir by HD, #6 'The Lawbreakers' dir by Lesley Selander & #11 'Dark Verdict' dir by HD] 124-part western series/b&w, 1959-63 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1959-60; other ph: Ray Rennahan, William A. Sickner, a.o.

1959

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [ep #157 'Coyote Moon' dir by Herschel Daugherty (HD), #160 'Dry Run' dir by John Brahm, #163 'Special Delivery' dir by Norman Lloyd (NL), #167 'Graduating Class' dir by HD, #168 'Man from the South' dir by NL & #174 'Hitch Hike' dir by Paul Henreid] 5th season, 1959-60; see 1957

1959

The Deputy [ep #4 'Shadow of the Noose' dir by Robert B. Sinclair] 76-part western series/b&w, 1959-61 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1959-60

1959

Whispering Smith [ep #2 'The Grudge' dir by Herbert Coleman (HC), #18 'Dark Circle' dir by HC & #19 'Swift Justice' dir by R. Harner Norris] 26-part western/detective series/b&w, 1961 (NBC-tv); the series was filmed in 1959 (26 ep), but aired on NBC-tv (20 ep) in May-October 1961

1959

M Squad [ep #96 'Pitched Battle at Bluebell Acres' dir by Earl Bellamy, #107 'Let There Be Light' dir by Paul Stewart & #115 'Fire in the Sky' dir by Dann Cahn] 3rd season, 1959-60; see 1957

1959

Bachelor Father [ep #59 'Bentley and the Bartered Bride' dir by Earl Bellamy (EB), #60 'The Blonde Issue' dir by Sidney Miller (SM), #62 'Bentley, the Model Citizen' dir by SM, #68 'Bentley, the Stage Mother' dir by Norman Abbott & #75 'Bentley and the Beach Bum' dir by EB] 3rd season, 1959-60; see 1957

1959

Overland Trail [ep #3 'West of Boston' dir by David Butler] 17-part western series/b&w, 1960 (NBC-tv); other ph: William Sickner, Jack MacKenzie, Bud Thackery, a.o.

1960

Markham [ep #48 'The Silken Cord' dir by Robert Florey, #49 'Escorts a la Carte' dir by Mitchell Leisen & #50 'The Cruelest Thief' dir by R. Harner Norris] 1st season (continued), 1959-60; see 1959

1960

Checkmate [ep #2 'Interrupted Honeymoon' dir by Herschel Daugherty (HD), #4 'Lady on the Brink' dir by Frank Arrigo (FA), #6 'Runaway' dir by Don Medford, #7 'Target: Tycoon' dir by FA, #9 'The Dark Divide' dir by Don Weis (DW), #14 'The Terror from the East' dir by HD, #16 'Hour of Execution' dir by John English (JE), #18 'Laugh Till I Die' dir by DW, #19 'Between Two Guns' dir by JE, #20 'A Matter of Conscience' dir by Richard Irving & #21 'Melody for Murder' dir by Don Taylor] 71-part detective series/b&w, 1960-62 (CBS-tv); 1st season, 1960-61; other ph: Jack MacKenzie, John F. Warren, John L. Russell, a.o.

1960

Coronado 9 [ep #18 'Film Flam' dir by Frank Arrigo & #39 'They Met in Honolulu' dir by Dann Cahn] 39-part private eye series/b&w, 1960-61 (syndication); other ph: Bud Thackery, a.o. 

1960

The Deputy [ep #56 'Past and Present' dir by Tay Garnett (TG), #58 'The Dream' dir by TG, #73 'The Deathly Quiet' dir by Otto Lang & #75 'Lorinda Belle' dir by Sherry Shourds] 2nd season, 1961; see 1959

1960

Thriller [ep #1 'The Twisted Image' dir by Arthur Hiller, #9 'Girl with a Secret' dir by Mitchell Leisen, #16 'The Hungry Glass' dir by Douglas Heyes, #19 'Choose a Victim' dir by Richard Carlson, #23 'Well of Doom' dir by John Brahm, #25 'Trio for Terror' dir by Ida Lupino, #26 'Papa Benjamin' dir by Ted Post & #36 'Pigeons from Hell' dir by John Newland] 67-part suspense anthology series/b&w, 1960-62 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1960-61; hosted by Boris Karloff

1961

Frontier Circus [ep #3 'Lippizan' dir by William Witney] 26-part western/circus drama series/b&w, 1961-62 (CBS-tv); other ph: Bob Gough, Ray Rennahan, a.o.

1961

Checkmate [ep #43 'Kill the Sound' dir by James Wong Howe, #44 'The Crimson Pool' dir by Alan Crosland Jr. & #46 'Death Beyond Recall' dir by Herman Hoffman] 2nd season, 1961-62; other ph: Ray Flin, Benjamin H. Kline, William Margulies, a.o.; see 1960

1961

Bachelor Father [ep #135 'How Howard Won His 'C'' dir by Earl Bellamy] 5th season, 1961-62; see 1957

1961

Thriller [ep #51 'Portrait Without a Face' dir by John Newland] 2nd season, 1961-62; see 1960

1962

A Look at Monaco [Douglas Heyes] doc special/48m; with Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) and Prince Rainier as hosts; filmed in May; for CBS-tv

1962

The Virginian/The Men from Shiloh (9th season) [ep #2 'Woman from White Wing' dir by Burt Kennedy, #3 'Throw a Long Rope' dir by Ted Post, #4 'The Big Deal' dir by Earl Bellamy, #5 'The Brazen Bell' dir by James Sheldon, #6 'Big Day, Great Day' dir by Harmon Jones, #7 'Riff-Raff' dir by Bernard Girard, #8 'Impasse' dir by Maury Geraghty, #9 'It Tolls for Thee' dir by Samuel Fuller, #11 'The Devil's Children' dir by William Witney, #14 'The Man from the Sea' dir by Herschel Daugherty, #26 'Echo of Another Day' dir by William Graham, #28 'The Mountain of the Sun' dir by Bernard McEveety & #29 'Run Away Home' dir by Richard L. Bare] 249-part western series, 1962-71 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1962-63; other ph: Benjamin H. Kline (e.g. pilot 'The Executioners'), Fred Mandl, Neal Beckner, William Margulies & John L. Russell

1962

McHale's Navy [2 ep dir by various] 138-part sitcom series/b&w, 1962-66 (ABC-tv); 1st season, 1962-63

1962

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour [ep #19 'To Catch a Butterfly' dir by David Lowell Rich, #22 'Diagnosis: Danger' dir by Sydney Pollack, #24 'The Star Juror' dir by Herschel Daugherty & #32 'Death of a Cop' dir by Joseph M. Newman] 93-part suspense anthology series/b&w, 1962-65 (CBS-tv & NBC-tv); 1st season, 1962-63

1963

McHale's Navy [4 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 1963-64; see 1962

1963

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre/Universal Star Time [ep #3 'Seven Miles of Bad Road' dir by Douglas Heyes, #6 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' dir by Daniel Petrie & #21 'Her School for Bachelors' dir by David Butler] 114-part dramatic anthology & variety ('Chrysler Presents a Bob Hope Special') series, 1963-67 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1963-64

1963

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour [ep #37 'Blood Bargain' dir by Bernard Girard] 2nd season, 1963-64; see 1962

1963

Arrest and Trial [ep #5 'My Name Is Martin Burnham' dir by Ralph Senensky, #14 'Run, Little Man, Run' dir by Richard Irving & #30 'Birds of a Feather' dir by Robert Butler] 30-part crime/legal drama series/b&w, 1963-64 (ABC-tv); each episode was in two halves - aired on the same night: part 1 - The Arrest (45m) & part 2 - The Trial (45m)

1963

Kraft Suspense Theatre/Crisis (syndication)/Suspense Theatre [ep #3 'The End of the World, Baby' dir by Irvin Kershner, #9 'The Hunt' dir by William Graham & (uncred) Robert Altman, #14 'Leviathan Five' dir by David Lowell Rich, #24 'The Sweet Taste of Vengeance' dir by Roy Huggins & #28 'A Cruel and Unusual Night' dir by Leslie H. Martinson] 59-part dramatic anthology series, 1963-65 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1963-64

1963

Channing [ep #7 'Collision Course' dir by Harvey Hart] 26-part drama series/b&w, 1963-64 (ABC-tv)

1963

The Virginian/The Men from Shiloh [ep #52 'Smile of a Dragon' dir by Andrew V. McLaglen] 2nd season, 1963-64; other ph: Walter Strenge, John F. Warren, Benjamin H. Kline, a.o.; see 1962

1963

Destry [ep #1 'The Solid Gold Girl' dir by Don Siegel] 13-part comedy-western series/b&w, 1964 (ABC-tv); other ph: Ray Rennahan

1963

Wagon Train/Major Adams - Trailmaster (reruns, 1963-65) [ep #246 'The Grover Allen Story' dir by Joseph Pevney (JP), #251 'The Duncan McIvor Story' dir by Herschel Daugherty & #252 'The Ben Engel Story' dir by JP] 284-part western series/b&w-c, 1957-65 (NBC-tv & ABC-tv); 7th season/c, 1963-64

1964

McHale's Navy [25 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 1964-65; see 1962

1964

The Munsters [ep #1 'Munster Masquerade' dir by Lawrence Dobkin + 6 ep dir by various] 2 unaired pilots + 70-part sitcom series/b&w, 1964-66 (CBS-tv)

1964

See How They Run [David Lowell Rich] tvm; regarded as the first 'movie made for tv'

1964

Kraft Suspense Theatre/Crisis (syndication)/Suspense Theatre [ep #37 'Threepersons' dir by Alex March, #57 'Kill Me on July 20th' dir by Robert Douglas & #58 'The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew' dir by Joseph Pevney] 2nd season, 1964-65; see 1963

1965

Laredo [ep #3 'Yahoo' dir by David Lowell Rich] 56-part western series, 1965-67 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1965-66

1965

Run for Your Life [2 ep dir by various] 86-part adventure series, 1965-68 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1965-66

1967

The Second Hundred Years [ep #1 'Dear Father Come Home with Me Now' dir by Jud Taylor] 26-part sitcom series, 1967-68 (ABC-tv)

1967

Ironside/The Raymond Burr Show [13 ep dir by various] 196-part police series, 1967-75 (NBC-tv); 1st season, 1967-68

1969

Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready [Nathaniel Lande] tvm (1977)

1969

The Movie Murderer [Boris Sagal] tvm (1970)

1969

Ritual of Evil/Next Time, My Love [Robert Day] tvm (1970)

1970

Do You Take This Stranger? [Richard Heffron] tvm (1971)

1970

Vanished [Buzz Kulik] 2-part tvm (1971)

1970

Columbo [2nd pilot 'Ransom for a Dead Man' dir by Richard Irving] 2 pilots + 43-part police series, 1968 + 1971-78 (NBC-tv) (+ 24 ep, 1989-2003)

1971

[Rod Serling's] Night Gallery [ep #7 'The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes' (d: John Badham; 21m35s), 'Miss Lovecraft Sent Me' (d: Gene Kearney; 3m32s), 'The Hand of Borgus Weems' (d: John M. Lucas; 20m59s) & 'Phantom of What Opera?' (d: Gene Kearney; 3m38s); #8 'Death in the Family' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 22m23s), 'The Merciful' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 3m27s), 'Class of '99' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 18m47s), 'Witches' Feast' (d: Jerrold Freedman; 5m04s; original final seg) & 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 5m03s; rerun final seg); #9 'Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay' (d: William Hale; 30m38s), 'With Apologies to Mr. Hyde' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 1m56s) & 'The Flip-Side of Satan' (d: Jerrold Freedman; 17m03s); #10 'A Fear of Spiders' (d: John Astin [replaced first choice dir Steven Spielberg]; 21m48s), 'Junior' (d: Theodore Flicker; 1m49s), 'Marmalade Wine' (d: Jerrold Freedman; 11m45s) & 'The Academy' (d: Jeff Corey; 14m15s); #11 'The Phantom Farmhouse' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 33m13s) & 'Silent Snow, Secret Snow' (d: Gene Kearney; 16m18s);  #12 'A Question of Fear' (d: Jack Laird; 38m24s) & 'The Devil Is Not Mocked' (d: Gene Kearney); #13 'Midnight Never Ends' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 20m10s) & 'Brenda' (d: Allen Reisner); #14 'The Diary' (d: William Hale; 25m48s), 'A Matter of Semantics' (d: Jack Laird; 2m23s), 'Big Surprise' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 10m33s) & 'Professor Peabody's Last Lecture' (d: Jerrold Freedman; 10m54s); #15 'House - With Ghost' (d: Gene Kearney; 17m54s), 'A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank' (d: William Hale; 1m35s), 'Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator' (d: Jerrold Freedman; 21m16s) & 'Hell's Bells' (d: Theodore Flicker; 8m55s); #16 'The Dark Boy' (d: John Astin) & 'Keep in Touch - We'll Think of Something' (d: Gene Kearney; 18m41s); #19 'The Messiah on Mott Street' (d: Don Taylor; 35m58s; filmed July; D Taylor: "I liked [Curly] a lot, but a lot of people didn't. They said he was irascible, and kind of 'let's get on with it, what the fuck are you doing there,' you know - and I adored that. He was fast and good.") & 'The Painted Mirror' (d: Gene Kearney; 13m40s); #20 'The Different Ones' (d: John M. Lucas; 13m14s), 'Tell David...' (d: Jeff Corey) & 'Logoda's Heads' (d: Jeannot Szwarc; 13m05s) & #21 'Green Fingers' (d: John M. Badham; 19m30s), 'The Funeral' (d: John M. Lucas) & 'The Tune in Dan's Cafe' (d: David Rawlins)] pilot + 46-part supernatural anthology series, 1969-73 (NBC-tv); 2nd season, 1971-72; ph the seg in bold; other ph: Leonard J. South (ep #12, #13, #16 [replaced L. Lindon, who was recently diagnosed with cancer], #20 & #21) & Bud Thackery (ep #21: seg 'The Funeral')


 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1923

The Ten Commandments [Cecil B. DeMille] co-c.asst; ph: Bert Glennon, Peverell Marley, Archie Stout, Fred Westerberg & Ray Rennahan

1927

Time to Love [Frank Tuttle; 50m] co-add c.op; ph: William Marshall

1934

The Notorious Sophie Lang [Ralph Murphy; 64m] c.op; ph: Alfred Gilks

1938

You and Me [Fritz Lang] 2nd cam; ph: Charles Lang Jr.

1942

Wake Island [John Farrow] co-c.asst; ph: William Mellor & Theodor Sparkuhl

1942

No Time for Love [Mitchell Leisen] 2nd cam; ph: Charles Lang Jr.