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Joseph MacDonald (I) (1906–1968)

Versatile Mexico City-born cinematographer, who worked equally well with black-and-white and with colour film, and in every genre from film noir, to westerns, to musicals. Joe MacDonald served a lengthy apprenticeship, starting as assistant cameraman in the early 1920's, finally graduating to first camera operator by the beginning of the following... See full bio »

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Known For

The Sand Pebbles
The Sand Pebbles Cinematographer
(1966)
My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine Cinematographer
(1946)
How to Marry a Millionaire
How to Marry a Millionaire Cinematographer
(1953)
Viva Zapata!
Viva Zapata! Cinematographer
(1952)

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 1969 Mackenna's Gold (director of photography - as Joseph Macdonald)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (as Joe MacDonald)
 1966 Alvarez Kelly (director of photography)
 1965 Blindfold (director of photography)
 1965 The Reward (as Joe MacDonald)
 1965 Mirage (director of photography)
 1964 Rio Conchos (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter (director of photography)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers (director of photography)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (as Joe MacDonald)
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1962 Taras Bulba
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie (as Joe MacDonald)
  Five Fingers (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1959)
- Final Dream (1960) ... (as Joe McDonald)
- The Men with Triangle Heads (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Station Break (1959) ... (as Joe MacDonald)
 1960 Pepe (as Joe MacDonald)
 1960 The Gallant Hours (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1959 Warlock (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1958 Ten North Frederick (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1958 The Young Lions (as Joe MacDonald)
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1956 Teenage Rebel
 1956 Bigger Than Life (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1956 Hilda Crane
 1956 On the Threshold of Space (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1955 The View from Pompey's Head (as Joe MacDonald)
 1955 House of Bamboo (as Joe MacDonald)
 1955 The Racers
 1954 Woman's World
 1954 Broken Lance (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1954 Hell and High Water (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1953 Pickup on South Street (as Joe MacDonald)
 1953 Titanic (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1953 Niagara (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1952 O. Henry's Full House (segments "The Last Leaf", "The Gift of the Magi", photography, uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory (as Joe MacDonald)
 1952 Viva Zapata! (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1951 As Young as You Feel (as Joe MacDonald)
 1951 Fourteen Hours (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now (as Joe MacDonald)
 1950 Stella (as Joe MacDonald)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1949 Pinky (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1949 It Happens Every Spring (director of photography - as Joe Mac Donald)
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships (director of photography - as Joe Mac Donald)
 1948 Yellow Sky (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1948 The Street with No Name (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1948 Call Northside 777 (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1947 Moss Rose
 1946 My Darling Clementine (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1946 The Dark Corner (director of photography - as Joe Mac Donald)
 1946 Behind Green Lights (as Joe MacDonald)
 1946 Shock (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1945 Captain Eddie (as Joe MacDonald)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (as Joe MacDonald)
 1944 The Big Noise (director of photography - as Joe MacDonald)
 1943 Wintertime (as Joe MacDonald)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder (director of photography)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring (director of photography)
 1941 Charlie Chan in Rio (as Joseph P. MacDonald)
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Alternate Names:

Joe Mac Donald | Joe MacDonald | Joseph P. MacDonald | Joseph Macdonald | Joe McDonald | Joseph McDonald
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