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Elmer Dyer (1892–1970)

A Kansas native, Elmer Dyer moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was 14. He entered the film business as an assistant set dresser, but after buying a camera he began to find work as a cinematographer, and supplied footage to many newsreel companies. He soon found himself hired as cinematographer on several low-budget westerns, but he really... See full bio »

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Hell's Angels
Hell's Angels Cinematographer
Gallant Journey
Gallant Journey Cinematographer
Daughter of the Tong
Daughter of the Tong Cinematographer
Clipped Wings
Clipped Wings Cinematographer


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 1960 Spring Affair
 1952 Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Strange Destiny (1952) ... (photography)
- The False Claimant (1952) ... (photography)
- The Case of Fleming Lewis (1952) ... (photography)
- The Big Shakedown (1952) ... (photography)
- Murder on Stage 9 (1952) ... (photography)
 1951 Cattle Queen (director of photography)
 1951 Korea Patrol
 1950 Timber Fury
 1943 P-38 Flight Characteristics (Short documentary)
 1940 American History: Our Constitution (Documentary short)
 1940 Murder on the Yukon (photographed by)
 1939 Daughter of the Tong (photography)
 1937 Clipped Wings
 1936 Special Agent K-7 (photographed by)
 1932 The Crowd Roars (uncredited)
 1931 Branded (photography by)
 1930 Hell's Angels (photography)
 1926 Code of the Northwest (as Elmer G. Dyer)
 1926 A String of Diamonds (Short) (as Elmer G. Dyer)
 1925 Ranger Bill
 1924 Battlin' Bill
 1924 Mile-a-Minute Morgan (as Elmer G. Dyer)
 1923 The Lone Wagon (as Elmer G. Dyer)
 1923 The Web of the Law (as Elmer G. Dyer)
 1920 The White Squaw (Short) (as E.G. Dyer)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (32 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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Worked in ornamental glass as a designer and cutter prior to his film career.

Alternate Names:

E.G. Dyer | Elmer G. Dyer

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