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Burnett Guffey (1905–1983)

Entering films in 1923 as an assistant cameraman, Burnett Guffey was picked by John Ford to handle second-unit photography on The Iron Horse (1924). After that film, however, Guffey returned to his assistant cameraman position, a job he held until 1928, when he became a camera operator. In that capacity he photographed such major productions as ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Goleta, California, USA

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Bonnie and Clyde Cinematographer
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 1971 The Steagle
 1970 The Great White Hope (director of photography)
 1970 Halls of Anger (director of photography)
 1969 Where It's At (director of photography)
 1968 The Split (director of photography)
 1967 The Ambushers (director of photography)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (director of photography)
 1966 Gidget (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 The Silencers (director of photography)
 1965 King Rat (director of photography)
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam (director of photography)
 1962 Kid Galahad
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus (director of photography)
 1961 Homicidal (director of photography)
 1961 Cry for Happy
 1960 Hell to Eternity (director of photography)
 1959-1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lady Bug (1959)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lepke (1959)
 1959 Edge of Eternity (director of photography)
 1959 They Came to Cordura (director of photography)
 1959 Gidget (director of photography)
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Eddie (1958)
 1958 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1958)
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Weekend Trip (1958)
 1958 Me and the Colonel (director of photography)
 1957 Decision at Sundown (director of photography)
 1957 The Web (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Fatal Alibi (1957)
- Dead Silence (1957)
- Easy Money (1957)
  The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (12 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1954)
- Celebrity (1955)
- Second Sight (1955)
- The Lilac Bush (1955)
 1956 Nightfall (director of photography)
 1956 Storm Center
 1956 The Harder They Fall (director of photography)
 1956 Battle Stations (director of photography)
 1955 Tight Spot (director of photography)
 1955 The Violent Men (director of photography)
 1954 Human Desire (director of photography)
 1953 From Here to Eternity (director of photography)
 1952 The Sniper (director of photography)
 1952 Scandal Sheet
 1951 Two of a Kind
 1951 Sirocco (director of photography)
 1950 Convicted
 1950 In a Lonely Place (director of photography)
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor (director of photography)
 1949 All the King's Men (director of photography)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (director of photography)
 1948 The Gallant Blade (director of photography)
 1948 The Sign of the Ram (director of photography)
 1947 Framed (director of photography)
 1947 Johnny O'Clock (director of photography)
 1946 So Dark the Night (director of photography)
 1946 Night Editor
 1946 A Bird in the Head (Short)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf (director of photography)
 1945 Calling All Fibbers (Short)
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost (director of photography)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady (director of photography)
 1944 Tahiti Nights
 1944 Defective Detectives (Short)
 1929 Fairways and Foul (Short)
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President American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 1957-1958.



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