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Ray Rennahan (1896–1980)

Ray Rennahan started working behind movie cameras from 1917. Early on, he had the foresight to recognise the potential for dramatically enhancing motion pictures by the application of colour cinematography. During the 1920's, he was regarded as a leading innovator in the development of the three-strip Technicolor process. This was first applied in... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Tarzana, California, USA

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 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Artist Is for Framing (1969) ... (director of photography)
 1968 Prescription: Murder (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Wipeout (1967) ... (director of photography)
 1964-1967 The Virginian (TV Series) (director of photography - 10 episodes)
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... (director of photography)
- Girl on the Glass Mountain (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Legacy of Hate (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Beyond the Border (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Show Me a Hero (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1966 The John Forsythe Show (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Engagement, Italian Style (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Second Wife (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Love Locked Out (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1963-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- The Truth Hurts (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The PT 73 Follies (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Fountain of Youth (1964) ... (director of photography)
- A Medal for Parker (1964) ... (director of photography)
- The Binghamton Murder Plot (1963) ... (director of photography)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Kamchatka Incident (1964) ... (director of photography)
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Alice Whitetree Story (1964) ... (director of photography)
- The Barbara Lindquist Story (1964) ... (director of photography)
 1964 Destry (TV Series) (director of photography - 11 episodes)
- One Hundred Bibles (1964) ... (director of photography)
- Red Brady's Kid (1964) ... (director of photography)
- Blood Brother-in-Law (1964) ... (director of photography)
- Ride to Rio Verde (1964) ... (director of photography)
- Deputy for a Day (1964) ... (director of photography)
  Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1963) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1963)
- The Witnesses (1963) ... (director of photography)
- Whose Little Girl Are You? (1963) ... (director of photography)
  Laramie (TV Series) (11 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (director of photography - 72 episodes, 1959 - 1963)
- The Road to Helena (1963) ... (director of photography)
- Trapped (1963) ... (director of photography)
- Badge of Glory (1963) ... (director of photography)
- The Marshals (1963) ... (director of photography)
- The Stranger (1963) ... (director of photography)
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (director of photography - 10 episodes)
- Don't Wake a Tiger (1962) ... (director of photography)
- The Gold Witch (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Royal Maroon (1962) ... (director of photography)
- The Angry Sky (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Remember the Yazoo (1962) ... (director of photography)
 1961-1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Calamity Circus (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Journey from Hannibal (1961) ... (director of photography)
- The Smallest Target (1961) ... (director of photography)
- Depths of Fear (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- The Interpreter (1961) ... (director of photography)
- String of Circumstances (1961) ... (director of photography)
- The Jodie Tyler Story (1961) ... (director of photography)
- Double Edge (1961) ... (director of photography)
- Cross Cut (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Late Date (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Day Ramon Fell (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- No Bridge on the River (1960) ... (director of photography)
- A Race to Cincinnati (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Payment in Full (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1959-1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Fishing Trip (1960)
- East Meets West (1959)
 1957-1960 M Squad (TV Series) (director of photography - 23 episodes)
- The Bad Apple (1960) ... (director of photography)
- The Tiger's Cage (1960) ... (director of photography)
- Closed Season (1960) ... (director of photography)
- Badge for a Coward (1960) ... (director of photography)
- The Twisted Way (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Unwise Men (1959)
 1957-1959 Captain David Grief (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Devil's Handmaiden (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Devils of Fuatino (1957) ... (director of photography)
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- Doll Trouble (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Evidence on the Record (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Wedding Mourning ... (director of photography)
 1959 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Bergen Show (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- Blood of Courage (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Painted Beauty (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Peligroso (1958) ... (director of photography)
- No Way to Kill (1958) ... (director of photography)
 1958-1959 Cimarron City (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Burn the Town Down (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Blood Line (1958) ... (director of photography)
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Bullnappers (1958) ... (director of photography)
- A Picture of Pa (1958) ... (director of photography)
 1957-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Blaze of Glory (1958)
- The Cold Touch (1958)
- The Young Years (1957)
- Love Came Late (1957)
 1958 Terror in a Texas Town (director of photography)
  Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (director of photography - 4 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Eye for an Eye (1958) ... (director of photography)
- Death Watch (1958)
- A Touch of Evil (1958) ... (director of photography)
- The Story of Marjorie Reardon (1957) ... (director of photography)
- The Other Side of the Curtain (1957) ... (director of photography)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- You'll Have to Die Now (1958) ... (director of photography)
- Penny Wise (1958)
- The Hole Card (1957)
- Girl with a Glow (1957) ... (director of photography)
 1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- New Doctor (1958)
- Music Lesson (1958)
- Tenting Tonight (1958)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Face of a Killer (1957)
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Live Shell Game (1957) ... (director of photography)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat (director of photography)
 1956 7th Cavalry (director of photography)
 1955 The Court Jester (director of photography - uncredited)
 1955 A Lawless Street (director of photography)
 1955 Texas Lady (director of photography)
 1955 Rage at Dawn (director of photography)
 1955 Stranger on Horseback (director of photography)
 1954 La Gazza Ladra Overture (Short)
 1954 Strauss Fantasy (Short)
 1953 Arrowhead (director of photography)
 1953 Pony Express (director of photography)
 1952 Hurricane Smith (director of photography)
 1952 At Sword's Point (director of photography)
 1952 Flaming Feather (director of photography)
 1951 Silver City
 1951 Warpath
 1950 The White Tower (director of photography)
 1949 Streets of Laredo (director of photography)
 1948 The Paleface (director of photography)
 1948 Whispering Smith (director of photography)
 1947 Unconquered (director of photography)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline (director of photography)
 1947 California (director of photography)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (director of photography)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (photographed by: live action sequences)
 1944 Up in Arms (director of photography)
 1944 Lucky Cowboy (Short)
 1944 Lady in the Dark (director of photography)
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls (director of photography)
 1941 Belle Starr (director of photography)
 1941 Blood and Sand (director of photography)
 1941 That Night in Rio (director of photography)
 1940 Chad Hanna (director of photography)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (director of photography)
 1940 Teddy the Rough Rider (Short)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (director of photography)
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short) (photographed by)
 1938 Kentucky (photography)
 1938 Campus Cinderella (Short)
 1938 Out Where the Stars Begin (Short)
 1938 Her Jungle Love (photographed by)
 1937 Romance of Louisiana (Short)
 1937 Ebb Tide
 1937 The Littlest Diplomat (Short)
 1937 Vogues of 1938 (technicolor photography)
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
 1937 Wings of the Morning (director of photography)
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short) (photography: Technicolor)
 1935 Starlit Days at the Lido (Short)
 1935 Becky Sharp
 1935 Two Hearts in Wax Time (Short) (photographed by)
 1935 Memories and Melodies (Short)
 1935 Gypsy Night (Short)
 1935 Show Kids (Short)
 1935 What, No Men? (Short)
 1934 Kid Millions (color photography, uncredited)
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short)
 1934 La Cucaracha (Short)
 1934 Good Morning, Eve! (Short)
 1934 Service with a Smile (Short) (photographed by)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (photographed by: Technicolor)
 1934 Morocco Nights (Short)
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum (photography by)
 1932 Doctor X (photography)
 1931 The Runaround
 1930 Whoopee! (photography)
 1930 King of Jazz
 1929 Matchmaking Mamma (Short) (technicolor photography)
 1929 The Rodeo (Short)
 1929 Redskin (colour)
 1929 Uncle Tom (Short)
 1928/I The Toy Shop (Short)
 1928 The Campus Vamp (Short)
 1928 The Bargain Hunt (Short)
 1928 The Wedding March (Techicolor camera)
 1928 The Campus Carmen (Short)
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
 1928 The Love Charm (Short)
 1928 The Swim Princess (Short) (technicolor photography)
 1928 Love at First Flight (Short) (technicolor photography)
 1928 Run, Girl, Run (Short)
 1925 The Merry Widow (uncredited)
 1924 Nerve Tonic (Short)
 1923 The Ten Commandments (color, uncredited)
 1923 Blood Test
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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President American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 1950-1951. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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