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Richard E. Cunha (1922–2005)

Hawaiian-born Richard E. Cunha received his film training in the newsreel and motion picture units of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He made his first step into the civilian film business by making industrial films and commercials, and then moved on to write, shoot and direct such early TV shows as "The Adventures of Marshal O'Dell" ... See full bio »

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  Branded (TV Series) (6 episodes, 1965) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1965)
- Price of a Name (1965) ... (as Richard Cunha)
- A Taste of Poison (1965) ... (as Richard Cunha)
- That the Brave Endure (1965) ... (as Richard Cunha)
- Rules of the Game (1965) ... (as Richard Cunha)
- The Test (1965) ... (as Richard Cunha)
 1964-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (director of photography - 25 episodes)
- Birthright (1965) ... (director of photography - as Richard Cunha)
- Kate Melville and the Law (1965) ... (director of photography - as Richard Cunha)
- The Journey (1965) ... (director of photography - as Richard Cunha)
- No Gun Behind His Badge (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Fighting Sky Pilot (1965) ... (director of photography - as Richard Cunha)
 1961 Bloodlust! (photography by)
 1958 Giant from the Unknown (director of photography - as Richard Cunha)
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 1964 When Strangers Meet (english version)
 1958 Frankenstein's Daughter (as Richard Cunha)
 1958 Missile to the Moon (as Richard Cunha)
 1958 She Demons
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 1958 She Demons (screenplay - as Richard Cunha) / (story - as Richard Cunha)
Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (additional photography - uncredited)
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 1996 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family (Video documentary)
 1996 100 Years of Horror: The Monster Makers (Video documentary)
 1996 100 Years of Horror (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Director, 'She Demons' / Himself / Himself - Director - 'Frankenstein's Daughter' / ...
- Mad Doctors (1996) ... Himself - Director, 'She Demons'
- Mutants (1996) ... Himself
- Baron Frankenstein (1996) ... Himself - Director - 'Frankenstein's Daughter'
- Freaks (1996) ... Himself - Director - 'She Demons'

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Other Works:

(1950s) TV commercial: Directed a commercial for Cheerios cereal See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Cunha

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Children: sons Steven (died 1972), Richard, Michael, Anthony; daughter Kathryn. See more »



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