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Ellis W. Carter (1906–1964)

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Known For

The Incredible Shrinking Man
(1957)
Kissin' Cousins
Kissin' Cousins Cinematographer
(1964)
Twice-Told Tales
Twice-Told Tales Cinematographer
(1963)
The Monolith Monsters
The Monolith Monsters Cinematographer
(1957)

Filmography

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 1966 Slaves of the Invisible Monster (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1964 Kissin' Cousins (director of photography)
 1964 He Rides Tall
 1963 Twice-Told Tales (director of photography)
 1963 Showdown
 1962 About Time (TV Movie)
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hurricane Audrey (1962)
 1961 The Second Time Around (director of photography)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Journey Into Darkness (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga (director of photography)
 1957-1961 Maverick (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Cactus Switch (1961) ... (director of photography)
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Incident at Dawson Flats (1961) ... (as Carter Ellis)
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad (director of photography)
 1960 Sex Kittens Go to College (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1960 The Leech Woman (director of photography)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Neon Nightmare (1960)
 1960 Lawman (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Reunion in Laramie (1960) ... (director of photography)
- Last Stop (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Terror on the Campus (1959) ... (as Ellis Carter)
- The Comic (1959) ... (as Ellis Carter)
- Protection (1959) ... (as Ellis Carter)
 1959 The Purple Gang (as Ellis Carter)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Calamity (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1959 Philip Marlowe (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Ugly Duckling (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1959 Curse of the Undead (director of photography)
 1959 The Alphabet Conspiracy (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1958 Night Court U.S.A. (TV Series)
 1958 Gateways to the Mind (TV Movie documentary)
 1958 Damn Citizen
  The Gray Ghost (TV Series) (6 episodes, 1957) (director of photography - 6 episodes, 1957 - 1958)
- Manhunt (1958) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
- The Rivals (1957) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
- Angel of Loudoun (1957) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
- A Problem of Command (1957) ... (as Ellis Carter)
- The Missing Colonel (1957) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1957 Oregon Passage (as Ellis Carter, photographed by)
 1957 The Monolith Monsters (director of photography)
 1957 Slim Carter
 1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (TV Movie) (as Carter Ellis)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Brannigan's Boots (1957) ... (as Ellis Carter)
 1957 The Land Unknown (director of photography)
 1957 The Deadly Mantis (director of photography)
 1956 The Mole People (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1956 A Day of Fury (director of photography)
 1956 The River Changes (director of photography)
 1955 Running Wild
 1954 The Black Dakotas (director of photography)
 1953 Cease Fire! (Documentary)
 1953 Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
  Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (director of photography - 18 episodes, 1952 - 1953)
- The Frightened Bride (1953) ... (director of photography)
- Terror (1953) ... (director of photography)
- The Doll House (1953) ... (director of photography)
- The Third Eye (1953) ... (director of photography)
- Beauty Prize (1953) ... (director of photography)
  The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1952)
- Heart of Gold (1952)
- Life, Liberty and Orrin Dooley (1952) ... (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1952 Sound Off
 1952 Outlaw Women (photography)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Dream Man (1952)
 1952 Thief of Damascus (director of photography)
 1952 Listen, Judge (Short)
 1952 Indian Uprising (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman (director of photography)
 1951 Havana Rose
 1951 The Texas Rangers (director of photography - as Ellis Carter)
 1950 The Old Frontier (photographed by)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma (director of photography)
 1950 The Invisible Monster (director of photography)
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner (photographed by)
 1950 Gunmen of Abilene (director of photography)
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (director of photography)
 1949 Ranger of Cherokee Strip (photographed by)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri (director of photography)
 1949 Special Agent (as Ellis Carter)
 1949 El Paso
 1949 Dynamite (director of photography)
 1948 Disaster
 1948 Shaggy
 1948 Bob and Sally (as Ellis Carter)
 1948 Mr. Reckless (director of photography)
 1948 Caged Fury
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Alternate Names:

Ellis Carter | Carter Ellis
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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