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Osmond Borradaile (1898–1999)


In Hollywood from silent days, often associated with the director Cecil B. DeMille. Latterly in Britain, working for Alexander Korda and London Films. An adventurer at heart (his peers called him "Crazy Canuck"), specialist in outdoor and nature cinematography, he often toiled under hazardous conditions enduring either searing heat, locust plagues... See more trivia »


(age 100) in Canada

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I Was a Male War Bride
I Was a Male War Bride Cinematographer
Scott of the Antarctic
Scott of the Antarctic Cinematographer
Elephant Boy
Elephant Boy Cinematographer
Sanders of the River
Sanders of the River Cinematographer


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 1971 Travelin' Light (Documentary)
 1967 West to the Mountains (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 1963 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blue Water Sailor (1963) ... (as Osmond Bonadaile)
 1956 Methods of Instruction (Short)
 1955 Prepare for Advancement (Short)
 1953 Country Magistrate (Documentary short)
 1953 Dues and the Union (Short)
 1953 Highlights from Royal Journey (Documentary short)
 1953 The Ballot-o-Maniac (Short) (as O.H. Borradaile)
 1952 Beyond the Frontier (Documentary short)
 1951 Breakdown (Short)
 1951 Canada's Awakening North (Documentary short)
 1951 Royal Journey (Documentary)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride (director of photography - as O. Borrodaile)
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic (director of photography)
 1946 The Overlanders (photography)
 1943 Action Stations (Documentary)
 1943 Corvette Port Arthur (Documentary short)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings (photographed by)
 1938 Drums (photographed by, Indian location scenes)
 1937 Elephant Boy
 1935 Workers and Jobs (Documentary short) (as O.A. Borrodaile)
 1934 The Private Life of the Gannets (Documentary short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (26 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Osmond Bonadaile | O.H. Borradaile | O.A. Borrodaile | O. Borrodaile | Osmond Borrodaile | Osmond Borrowdaile

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