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William Whitley

William Whitley



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Cinematography (feature film)

Alaska Passage (1959) as Director of Photography
Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958) as Director of Photography
Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker, Gale Robbins, Vaughn Taylor, John Ward. Two brothers on opposite sides of the law become embroiled in an Arizona range war between cattlemen and farmers.
Quantrill's Raiders (1958) as Director of Photography
A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.
Wink of an Eye (1958) as Director of Photography
Queen of Outer Space (1958) as Director of Photography
A space mission to Venus discovers a society of Amazons.
Blonde Bait (1956) as Director of Photography
Lost Planet, The (1953) as Cinematographer
Dr. Grood (Michael Fox) has succeeded in winning control over the planet Ergro as the first step in his desired conquest of the Universe. Reporter Rex Barrow (Judd Holdren), his photographer Tim Johnson (Ted Thorpe), Professor Edmund Dorn (Forrest Taylor) and his daughter Ella (Vivian Mason) are all captured by Grood, who plans to make use of the professor's knowledge. With the help of the professor's inventions, Rex is able to free Ergro of Grood's domination, while Grood is sent on an endless voyage into space.
Killer Ape (1953) as Director of Photography
Jungle Jim is accused to the murder of a native who has been providing a mad scientist with innocent animals to be used in his experiments. The killing was actually committed by a ferocious "Man-Ape" that is terrorizing the jungle.
Valley of Head Hunters (1953) as Director of Photography
In the 12th of the "Jungle Jim" series from Sam Katzman's production unit at Columbia, Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) is assigned to accompany a government agent into the interior to get the native's approval for copper mining. Unknown to Jim, Arco (Robert C. Foulk), also wants approval but for oil, not copper. Arco and his henchies make a series of raids on the villages which he is able to blame on Jungle Jim.
Savage Mutiny (1953) as Director of Photography
Jungle Jim fights enemy agents to help move natives from a nuclear testing site.
Great Adventures of Captain Kidd, The (1953) as Director Of Photography
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) as Photography
Five astronauts travel to the dark side of the moon on a scientific expedition. There they discover a cave which somehow retains a breathable atmosphere. They remove their space suits and venture on, soon finding a buried city where the last members of a 2 million year old civilization greet them with food and drink. Little do they know that these eight lovely leotard-clad women are planning to steal their ship.
King of the Congo (1952) as Cinematographer
Based on the comic book character "Thun'Da, King of the Congo," a Tarzan imitator, whose only comic of any value is the first one rendered entirely by cult artist Frank Frazetta, this was Columbia's 48th serial and the seventh and last serial starring Buster Crabbe. Crabbe plays U.S.A.F. Captain Roger Drum who shoots down an unidentified plane whose pilot was bound for Africa to deliver a message to a subversive group. Drum takes his place, makes the flight and crashes in the jungle. The rock people, led by Princess Phi (Gloria Dea, not Gloria Dee as shown by some sources), rescue him and take him to their temple. The subversives, led by Boris (Leonard Penn), appear and Drum rings a temple gong in alarm, and its sound crumbles the walls, burying him in debris at the end of Chapter One, "Mission of Menace." Chapter Two, "Red Shadows in the Jungle" finds Drum being proclaimed Thunda, King of the Congo, by the natives but is still mistrusted by Princess Phi and her assistant Nahee (Neyle Morrow), still miffed that he rang the wrong gong. This goes on for 15 chapters before Thundra reunites the Rock and Cave People and clears the jungle of all the villains with Russian names.
A Yank in Indo-China (1952) as Director of Photography
Voodoo Tiger (1952) as Director of Photography
Jungle Jim helps an attractive research writer for the British museum clear up the mystery of a tiger cult in Africa while thwarting art thieves and bringing to justice a Nazi war criminal.
Purple Heart Diary (1951) as Director of Photography
Jungle Manhunt (1951) as Director of Photography
Jungle Jim searches for a famous football player lost in the jungle.
The Big Gusher (1951) as Director of Photography
Two oil-field roughnecks try to protect their land from a con artist until they can strike oil.
A Yank in Korea (1951) as Director of Photography
A tough sergeant has to teach a hotshot young soldier how to be a team player.
Mary Lou (1948) as Camera Operator
Racing Luck (1948) as Camera
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Camera Operator
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Inside Story (1939) as Camera Operator
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Camera Operator
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Camera Operator
Rascals (1938) as Camera Operator
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
45 Fathers (1937) as Camera Operator
Lancer Spy (1937) as 2nd Camera
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
She Had to Eat (1937) as Assistant Camera
The Country Beyond (1936) as Cam crew
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Assistant Camera
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) as Assistant Camera
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.
Born to Be Bad (1934) as Assistant Camera
An unmarried pregnant woman is determined that her child will not grow up to be mistreated.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Assistant Camera
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
Murder in Trinidad (1934) as Assistant Camera
Captured! (1933) as Assistant Camera
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Assistant Camera
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Assistant Camera
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
Hard to Handle (1933) as Assistant Camera
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Assistant Camera
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
Miss Pinkerton (1932) as Assistant Camera
A private duty nurse gets herself mixed up in a murder investigation.
Alias the Doctor (1932) as Assistant Camera
Brothers with different work ethics clash while attending medical school.
Beauty and the Boss (1932) as Assistant Camera
After being distracted by a string of pretty secretaries, a banker hires a plain Jane, only to fall in love with her.
Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Assistant Camera
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
The Cisco Kid (1931) as Assistant Camera

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Blackhawk (1952) as Photography
Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ever they find it. In this movie, they are battling a group of spies and saboteurs bent on destroying democracy. The Blackhawks foil a succession of plots, with a cliff hanger ending in each episode.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Still photog
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.

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