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Lucien Ballard (1904–1988)

Lucien Ballard, the cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Sam Peckinpah on such films as The Wild Bunch (1969), was born in Miami, Oklahoma. Ballard became a wanderer after dropping out of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma, journeying to China in search of opportunity. When he ... See full bio »

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 1985 My Kingdom For... (Documentary)
 1978 Rabbit Test
 1976 From Noon Till Three (director of photography)
 1976 St. Ives
 1976 Drum (director of photography)
 1975 Breakheart Pass (director of photography)
 1975 Breakout (director of photography)
 1974 Three the Hard Way (director of photography)
 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod (director of photography)
 1973 Lady Ice
 1972 The Getaway (director of photography)
 1972 Arruza (Documentary)
 1972 Junior Bonner (director of photography)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen? (director of photography)
 1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1970 The Hawaiians (director of photography)
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue (director of photography)
 1969 A Time for Dying (director of photography)
 1969 The Wild Bunch (director of photography)
 1969 True Grit (director of photography)
 1968 The Party (director of photography)
 1968 Will Penny
 1967 Hour of the Gun (director of photography)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1966)
 1966 Nevada Smith (director of photography)
 1965 Boeing, Boeing (director of photography)
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder (director of photography)
 1965 Dear Brigitte
 1964 Roustabout (director of photography)
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine (director of photography)
 1963 Wall of Noise (director of photography)
 1963 The Caretakers (director of photography)
 1963 The Rifleman (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Project X (1963)
- The Clocks (1962)
- Ricochet (1961)
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- A Servant in the House of My Party (1962) ... (director of photography)
 1962 Ride the High Country (director of photography)
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- A Man's Castle (1962) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Susan Slade
 1961 The Parent Trap (director of photography)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Line Camp (1960)
- Jeff (1960)
 1960 Zorro (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- El Bandido (1960)
 1960 Pay or Die
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series) (1 episode)
- End of the Line (1960)
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Matriarch (1960)
 1959 Al Capone (director of photography)
 1959 City of Fear
 1958 Anna Lucasta
 1958 Buchanan Rides Alone (director of photography)
 1957 The Unholy Wife (director of photography)
 1956 The Killing (director of photography)
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold (director of photography)
 1955 White Feather (director of photography)
 1954 The Raid
 1954 New Faces
 1953 Inferno
 1953 The Desert Rats (director of photography)
 1952 Full House (segment "The Clarion Call", photography, uncredited)
 1952 Diplomatic Courier (director of photography)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (director of photography)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill (director of photography)
 1948 Berlin Express (director of photography)
 1947 Night Song
 1946 Temptation
 1945 This Love of Ours (director of photography)
 1944 Laura (uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (director of photography)
 1944 The Lodger (director of photography)
 1943 Bomber's Moon
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais (director of photography)
 1943 The Outlaw (uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives (director of photography)
 1942 Moontide (uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water (director of photography - uncredited)
 1940 Cold Turkey (Short)
 1940 No Census, No Feeling (Short) (director of photography)
 1939 Coast Guard
 1939 Yes, We Have No Bonanza (Short)
 1939 A Star Is Shorn (Short)
 1939 Blind Alley
 1939 A Ducking They Did Go (Short)
 1939 Let Us Live
 1939 Three Little Sew and Sews (Short)
 1938 Home on the Rage (Short)
 1938 Rio Grande (photography)
 1938 Flat Foot Stooges (Short)
 1938 The Nightshirt Bandit (Short)
 1938 Halfway to Hollywood (Short)
 1938 The Mind Needer (Short)
 1938 Penitentiary
 1937 Man Bites Lovebug (Short)
 1937 The Shadow
 1937 Cash and Carry (Short)
 1937 From Bad to Worse (Short)
 1936 Craig's Wife (photography)
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman (uncredited)
 1930 Morocco (uncredited)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (11 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Was cinematographer on a pilot for a series to be called "The 33rd". See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on making The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)] We wanted to go for an authentic atmosphere for the 1920s where the film was showing. So after seeing some of the rushes, the producer went to Boetticher [director Budd Boetticher] and said, "I thought you said Ballard was a great cameraman - this looks like it was shot in 1920!" And Budd said, "It's SUPPOSED to look like it was shot in 1920!"

Trivia:

Designed a special spotlight to light then-wife Merle Oberon's face that had sustained scars in a near-fatal car crash in London in 1937. The device known as the "Obie" (Oberon's nickname) is usually mounted next to the camera where it lights the subject's face head on, thus reducing the incidence of unflattering facial lines and shadows. See more »

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